You don’t always get things right the first time…
For me cosplay always has a lot of trial and error, everything I make isn’t perfect the first time around. Sometimes costumes you love are worth a ‘redo’ to make yourself happy.
If at first you don’t succeed try and try again!
Photos by: JJBarrett and Paul Hillier Photography
Who’s Ready to get Sailor SWOL?
When we saw the Sailor Moon Lifting team t-shirts from Look Human it was love at first sight. I bought the Jupiter tank on the spot because thunder thighs ARE wonder thighs. We threw quick costumes together for Con G and got physical in the hotel gym like magical girls.
Photos By: Amaleigh Photography
For those who are planning to start sewing their own cosplays this year this might be helpful: How to take measurements!
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Rule 63: Captain Cold
The Rogues don’t get much love in cosplay which is a damn shame! I made a 'Party Captain Cold' costume for MegaCon 2012, I decided that I needed to do the character some real justice by creating a proper rule 63 costume. I had a blast frolicking in the snow for photos and making lazer sounds for my freeze gun.
Photo By: ASPhotography of Cosplayers Canada
I’ve always wanted to get Psylocke photos with the cherry blossoms, Kevin made this come true! We went to High Park while the cherry blossoms were in bloom to shoot, it was packed with wedding shoots at the time. This costume is one of my favorites for Psylocke and seldom done, I love seeing old school costumes cosplayed.
Photo By: Kevin Chan Photography
Sailor Moon Biker Gang, based off Babs Tarr Illustration
In the name of the moon we will punish you!
Saturn: Robotto Shoujo
Pluto: Sperren Cosplay
Mini Moon: Gina G. and Red Ribbon Cosplay
Sailor Moon: Olivia’s Atelier and Cosplay
Jupiter: Undead Pixels
Mars: No Tomorrow Girls
Venus: "Hacksaw" Jenny
Photo By: Ray Lum COStography
Tattoo Designs by: Alexsaurus Illustration & Gina
Captain Cold: From Start to Finnish
Before I start a project I usually sketch out the costume so know all the pieces I’m making. This way I can also plan out and modification points such as seams or detailing. For Captain Cold I was translating a male character and design to a female body, so I wanted to play around a bit.
Once I had a final concept I moved onto patterning. already have abodysuit block drafted to start from. Through the years I’ve learn how important a good pattern is. I modified the pattern to include princess seams and a leotard/legging combo bottom (is there a real name for this?). I decided to include a patchwork chevron side panels, which involved more pattern modification, and quilted elbow pads.
My belt and holster were made from a yellow stipple textured vinyl. I had previously made a holster pattern for my Maria Hill costume, which I reused. But then I added a super fun fringe, because I want to be a cowboy apparently.
For the belt I sewed four 1” strips together then topstiched above the seam. I angled the pieces to meet in a ‘V’ and then topstiched on rectangles ever 3” to mimic Captain Cols classic belt look. As you can likely tell I got lazy with documenting my belt construction.
I had previously made a Captain Cold costume for a party which I dubbed PARTY! Cold. I reused my fleece cape and hood pattern from that costume. The fleece cape is just a simple circle cape with cut out and tatters courtesy of my rotary cutter. I remade my hood with new fabric and put some plastic boning in the hood to help it keep its crisp circular shape.
For my glasses I found a 3D Glasses template online to work from, with a few minor modifications I had my pattern pieces. I used a velvet cardstock, craft foam and a pair of old sunglass frames to make my goggles. I found that I was unable to get the glasses so sit comfortably and securely without a proper bridge/nose pad.