Anonymous asked: Hi Belle, I'm a big fan of your work and after admiring your costumes all this time, I just want to ask-- what's the most uncomfortable costume you've ever worn with regards to the fabric and the materials its made of?
Hmmm. I’m pretty sure Diva Plavalaguna will take this title when I finish it this year, but so far it’s been this one:
Drowned Ophelia from Brutal Legend. I love that game so much. This costume, though. The combination of Hotlanta, bodypaint, a hobble skirt, and all those wire-filled tendrils that poked at my legs constantly made for very annoying conditions. Every time I wanted to walk somewhere, I’d have to bend over and scoop up all those tendrils. Not to mention all the people who walked on them, or into them and nearly ripped the dress.
Otherwise, no costume’s materials have been terribly irritating. Though I do wish I hadn’t lined Ivy Valentine’s tailcoat in poly, especially when in Atlanta. That’s what I get for using fabric on-hand.
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! :)
Anonymous asked: How do you feel about the poll results? Surprised? Disappointed?
I’m sure not disappointed! I just had a surprising amount of people tell me that they have a favorite costume of mine; it would be silly of me to be disappointed. It would also be silly if I got my panties in a twist over the results. These are my favorite characters I’m portraying here, after all.
I can’t say I was surprised that Ivy got the most amount of votes. People tell me it’s my ‘signature costume’ pretty frequently. *shrugs*
I *was* surprised at how many people told me Lady Death was their favorite costume of mine. I knew people liked it, just not that much. It’s actually made me consider making a secondary Lady Death costume…or getting some better shots in the one I already have.
Red Sonja being 3rd was a pleasant surprise, given how there’s been such an influx of Red Sonja cosplayers lately.
I was most happy to see Captain Marvel being high up there, along with Rogue actually getting a spot.
A few people have asked to see the results from the poll I ran yesterday (What’s your 1 favorite cosplay of mine?), and because statistics interest me, here:
Info will be used for business cards and reorganizing of prints for sale. Thank you! :)
Anonymous asked: nina, do you think plus size cosplay is okay?
Absolutely! Cosplay is a hobby for everyone, regardless of body type, gender, race, age, and so on. There are no limitations to who can participate or a book of “rules” that you need to follow. I’m a very firm believer that anyone can cosplay!
Also - it shouldn’t matter what I think. Don’t let anyone’s opinions determine whether or not you cosplay. All that matters is what you think. If you’re having fun and enjoying yourself, then you’re doing it right!
YEP! Succinct and accurate!