May 21 - 22, 2016
My first closet cosplay challenge in January was so much fun and a great success, I just had to do it again. So read below to find out how I made each cosplay, complete with reference photos, raw photos, and the edited finals!
I proposed it to my followers on instagram and they got back to me with this great list:
Negasonic Teenage Warhead
Tim the Enchanter
Monkey D. Luffy
Mirajane's Satan Soul
Jessica Jones was pretty fun to do. I took quite a few liberties while editing to make it look like the Netflix poster. The cosplay was pretty simple. I used my black wig, thick eyeliner with my boyfriends grey sweater and my Bombshell Harley Quinn jacket.
In Photoshop I used Actions to create the painted effects and a bunch of layer blending tools. I like how it turned out! One of my more successful edits.
Lagertha I had a pretty clear image in mind - my blonde wig twisted back to imitate her braids. Reality did not agree with me. I think I nailed the pose though...
I'm not happy with my Negasonic Teenage Warhead. It's just how I edited it. I chose to re-create the version from the Deadpool movie in her iconic pose. I just used my wig cap to pull all my hair back and give off the appearance of baldness. My Bombshell Harley jacket with a black scarf and a cell phone, I was set.
I was less than hopeful for the outcome of Daphne, but after I put on what I had, it ended up not that bad. I used my red wig (I got rid of my orange wig from my last closet cosplay challenge because it was really poor quality and I was downsizing) with a piece of paper as a headband. I used my burgandy dress and it looked pretty decent, especially with my teal sweater as a scarf!!
Louise Belcher was a fun one to do. It ended up being more of a hipster version, but it still looks cool. I wore my green jacket with leggings, and a pink touque with paper ears. I had to tape them to my head at weird angles to make it look right for the camera!
Jem I took pictures of, but unfortunately, the quality of the camera and the lights really washed out the makeup and I couldn't save it in Photoshop.
She-Ra took a lot of pre-work. I had to cut the headband and belt out of paper and paint it gold. I decided not to make her whole chest piece to save resources. I think you get the idea still!
I used the leftover sheet from Moon Knight's cape as a dress tied around my waist, and I re-used my Red Sonja sword! The final image was actually formed from three different photos! My camera space didn't have enough room for me to raise the sword and stand so I had to kneel, and take another one of me standing. While editing, the skirt was too long, so I borrowed the legs from Jubes (see below).
Evil Lyn I straight up passed. I lacked the purple anything to even start it!
Tim the Enchanter was so freaking fun. I knew exactly what I had to do as soon as I saw a reference photo. The hardest part was deciding how to attach the light, fluffy, flaky, delicious baked goods to my head. I ended up sliding a head band through the ends and squishing it to my head and yelling at my boyfriend to hurry up and take a lot of pictures.
They never ended up moving. They were pretty solid. It actually took a little bit of work to rip it off and eat it! (see blooper video) The rest of the costume was made with my bald cap again pulled over my head, a rain jacket and a scarf. I just needed a bit of texture for the close up crop.
I originally planned to use a beard and mustache kit I bought after last halloween for an authentic look, but I couldn't find that thing anywhere. So I cut up some black fabric and colored it with a silver sharpie. I'm so happy with how this turned out.
April O'Neil I had a bit of trouble finding the ORIGINAL April from TMNT. I googled it and looked at pictures of comics and determined this version was my best bet. I didn't think I would be able to pull it off, but with my boyfriends coat and some layered sweaters and scarves I pulled off the wardrobe, and then I floofed my wig and tucked it into the scarf to give it a bigger look - the closest I could get to ultra curly afro.
Jubilee was another one that had me dumbfounded. I did not own a yellow jacket. Or a pink tank top. But then I found a pink crop top I forgot about, and my favorite part of this cosplay, is my yellow jacket - which is actually my Kimono top from my Ninetales cosplay!
My shades are a bit anti-climactic, and the gloves are more practical than bad ass, but the whole thing came together pretty neat!
Boom Boom was a character I had never heard of before this. She actually seems like a really neat character with fun powers. So for her, there wasn't one costume she seemed to stick with in my search, so I chose one that looked really bad ass - and that I knew I had, hehee. So I just used some black leggings over my Psyduck bodysuit and re-created the pose.
The very first one I did was Monkey D. Luffy so I could do a no makeup face and tape my boobs. That was a weird experience. I don't think I actually learned anything for cosplay with that. I made the hat out of paper, and it didn't quite have the right shape, but I think I did okay. I just used my red blazer as his jacket, some lip liner for the chest scar, and some extra fabric for the sash belt.
Poison Ivy I was going to try and do but then all my outfits never really felt like her, so unfortunately I never got any shots done.
Catwoman was one I could do. I had tons of black! I decided to go for a more original version, with a drawn on mask - it looks more like a raccoon than anything - and I made kitty ear clips! I like to wear them just for fun now. I made little paper claws and taped them to my Moon Knight gloves to finish the look. Meow!
Zeveelia was being clever with her suggestions and she hit both sides of the scale - her first suggestion was Mirajane's Satan Soul, which was an immediate no. I had no idea how I could try that or pull it off, so I opted for her second suggestion - Princess Kenny!
I was so on board for that idea. It was so random and epic, and I was pretty sure I could do it! I had to do some prep so I made the gold crown out of paper. I put the wig on over my hood, wrapped some spare fabric around my shoulders and a white scarf as my dress.
Some super kawaii poses later, I had a photo ready to edit!
Mr. Peanut was a great suggestion. It took a little creativity to figure out the anatomy of a peanut, but with the help of Riley, I covered myself in leftover fabric and we awkwardly taped it behind my neck to make the peanut shape and then Riley taped facial features to me while I struggled to breathe. He took some pictures and I was pretty happy with how hilarious it turned out.
Linda Belcher was so fun. I made the glasses out of paper and then I couldn't stop wearing them. They looked so perfect for the character and I just loved the shape so much! I threw on a red shirt, black wig, and a white scarf as an apron. I grabbed my trusty flipper and made some silly poses for the camera.
Last but not least is Daisy Johnson. This was a great suggestion. Her costume is pretty vague though, so I just re-used armor parts from my Moon Knight cosplay. I went for my regular hair rather than a wig to go for the comic book version over the TV show version.
Overall, I think the one in January was more successful, but I still had a ton of fun with this batch! Check out the video below for some silly bloopers from this round and some snapchat fun!!