Amidst the regular cosplay whirlwind, I've had a few long term projects on the go and wanted to talk about one I'm most excited about! I plan to cosplay every single version of Tina Belcher from Bob's Burgers! Read all about it below!
I watch a lot of cartoons to get a break from reality, and as a cosplayer I find it neat to see all the different costume ideas and character variations. There are few shows I love so much that I will watch them over and over continuously. My two favorite shows are Bob's Burgers and Teen Titans Go.
When I initially had this idea, I saw an episode, I can't remember which, and Tina was in a different outfit. It was probably an imagination sequence that they usually do, and I wondered how many outfit variations does she have? Could I recreate them all?
So I queued up some episodes and starting taking screenshots of each new outfit as it came up. She obviously has her main look, but in the first season alone, she has 16 different looks, across only 13 episodes!! It only got more wild from there getting into the longer seasons. I discovered that rarely is there an episode that Tina does not wear an accessory, or a completely different outfit.
I've yet to track all the looks yet, currently working through Season 5 (and already to 71+ looks), but I'm really excited about this challenge! Obviously, some will be easier than others, such as her lobster feast look:
And some will be harder, focusing on totally different outfits and costumes such as the "Bob Rest Ye Merry Gentle-Mannequin" episode in season 3 where she has SEVEN different looks, for all the Christmas window displays!
I actually started an Amazon Wishlist as a way to track all the things I need for this project. A lot of stuff I'll need to find elsewhere or will be cheaper to thrift, but it's so neat to see the start of this list and JUST HOW MASSIVE IT IS. I'm hoping to tackle one or two seasons of the show per year, solely based on the elaborate extent of this project! You do not have to donate from the list, it was solely created to group all my items together and to gauge the trouble I'm getting myself in to.
I have no doubt this will be a fun and challenging experience, and I can't wait to share the looks with you as I finish them!! I hope you like this pet project of mine and perhaps it inspires a challenge of your own?!