princessofthewhitemoon asked: I'm looking for any cosplay costume makers! My friend and I are gonna meet eventually for the first time, and we agreed to be in costume when we do -- her as Kamala, me as Carol. Thing is, I don't really know how to make my own Captain Marvel costume, so I'd need to commission someone to do it for me. I'm not looking for it immediately, since it'll probably still be a couple of months until we can meet, but I'd like to have it on hand. Inbox me if that's your thing, please!
Personally I am a traditional artist, but there are a lot of members that may be able to point you into the right direction.
Would anyone want to help her out?
I would be happy to make a Captain Marvel costume for you! I’ve made 3 so far (1 for myself, 2 for commissions) and here’s what it looks like:
If you’re interested in a quote, please shoot an email over to BelleChereCostume@gmail.com. Thanks! :)
mr-eid asked: First off, I have to say I think your cosplay is fantastic; discovered you through your Mad Moxxi, and everything I've seen since has been great! I had a quick question though; in the most recent picture you posted (the maskless Captain Marvel, doing a particularly heroic pose) did you use something to hold your hair in place like that? A couple of characters I've been looking at cosplaying myself have similar hair, and I can't help but be curious. Thanks, and keep up the spectacular cosplay! 8D
Thank you for sticking around! :D My Captain Marvel wig consists of 1 short wig, 1/2 a full wig (fibers about 16” long), some hot glue, and lots of hairspray.
This is a wig, inside out. See the horizontal pieces? Those are called ‘wefts’, and are essentially the wig fibers doubled over and woven together with thread. The wefts are then sewn onto the vertical pieces of elastic. You can purchase wefts outside of a wig…
…but I had an extra blonde wig lying around, so for this project I seam-ripped the 16” wefts from the wig’s structural base. About 1/2 a wig’s worth.
With the short-hair wig T-pinned onto a wig head, I parted it straight down the center, from the very front to the very back. I laid out a line/dots of hot glue right down the center and applied the weft. Once I had laid down a few wefts through the entire length of that center part, I made a new part just to the side of the center part, sandwiching the short-hair wig fibers between the wefts (adds more body/appearance of realness), and continued gluing. I continued doing this parting/gluing/wefting for 1” to either side of that center part. 2” thick total.
Keeping the wig on the wig head, I combed the short-hair wig back until it blended with the wefts, hairspraying pretty liberally with a high-hold hairspray along the way. Once that dried, for extra height for the faux hawk I laid the wig head on the floor, brushed the wefts out/away from the wig, and then applied more hairspray. Wait till it’s dry, flip it over, and repeat. Then repeat it again, on each side.
When removing the wig from the wig head, you might find that you’ve hot glued the wig right onto the wig head. Don’t worry about it - just slowly work your fingers between the wig and wig head and pry it off.
And there ya go!
— BelleChere (@BelleChere)February 7, 2014
I won’t lie, I’m unabashedly fangirling over this. Thank you Kelly Sue! I’ll be posting a Captain Marvel set of pics with the new cowl soon.
Carol Corps- I need your help! I want to buy spandex to make my cosplay but I don’t know if I should be buying 2 way stretch or 4 way stretch! Please help! Thank you. :)
4 way, definitely! That way you don’t have to worry about figuring out which way everything stretches. Keep it easy for yourself. Good luck!
4 way! Always 4 way for superhero suits!
I made my Captain Marvel with:
Navy Wet-look Spandex - which is 2-way stretch, stretch going width-wise. For those of you who want to use a 2-way stretch material, the crucial measurement you want is called ‘girth’. Before you go into some shady Google territory by searching ‘girth measurement’, here: http://www.backbaydancewear.com/Mainstreet-sizing.pdf Also, I bought the Wet-look Spandex in royal blue, then dyed it with Navy Rit Dye. Wet-Look actually takes to dye really well.
Red Faux Stretch Leather: 2-way stretch, stretch going width-wise.
Non-metallic Gold Spandex: 4-way stretch. You can use a metallic gold, I just chose a yellow-gold, personal preference.
I recommend using different types of fabric, with different levels of shine. It just seems to make the costume pop, makes it more dynamic. :)
Join me as I interview legendary cosplayer BelleChere during the tail-end of Granite State Comic Con 2013. This interview was very much done on short notice, and it was a great way to top off the festivities.
This was a great way to end Granite State Comic Con for me! These gentlemen approached me right as the convention was closing up on Sunday and very politely asked if I would be in their podcast. Though my voice was pretty shot (I couldn’t even talk on Saturday), I’m glad I participated. Thank you, Anthony, for a great endcap to the Con, as well as the pics you took of me!