Half of me wishes I was at SDCC, trooping around in some outrageous costume, struggling to meet up with friends, occasionally rubbing elbows with celebs, and not giving a damn if dinner is bought at a cupcake truck because you walked like 5 miles in high heels in one day, damnit.
The other half is remembering how costly it is, is very comfortable in PJs thankyouverymuch, is perfectly fine *without* being groped/leered at/catcalled, is good *without* the anxiety-inducing crowd, and is drinking up all the online coverage (pretty tough (impossible in costume) to do while at the con itself).
Pretty much an extreme ambivert.
pumpkin-rape said: Hi! My name is Zina and I absolutely love mad moxxi. So I was wondering if you had any tips on making her costume for me, I don't make clothing much so I am getting help, but she's deff who I want to dress as for October :) Please and thank you
Hello! I’m trying to think of the best way to answer this because, unfortunately, the path I took wasn’t especially easy. I made the pattern myself, using muslin on my dressform.
Well, this pattern would be a good base:
Though you might need to insert different sleeves, in order to avoid the gathered, puffy shoulders. You’ll also need to extend the back panels to create the tailcoat tails, and might want to have extra length in the front for modesty sake. (HAHA - MODESTY FOR MOXXI, GOOD ONE) Aaaalso, the front panels will need to overlap, if you’d like the front buttons to be functional. You could have them be aesthetic, and do an invisible zipper in the side, instead.
I would recommend cutting this out of a cheap cotton (like muslin), basting it, and then putting it on for sizing and reshaping. Use a pen/pencil/chalk to mark on the muslin what spaces will need to be cut out, and where it will need to be taken in/let out. You might need someone else to assist you with that part. After that, seam rip, trim away any excess (making sure to account for seam allowance!), and you should have a muslin pattern to use to make her jacket with!
My cuffs and collar were reinforced with heavy duty fusible interfacing to keep them stiff/gravity defying.
The top hat was made out of cardboard and craft foam, covered with fabric.
Hope this helps!
Anonymous said: Hello there,I was sent here by Bethany~I'm working on a spiderwoman cosplay and I can't figure out how to make her mask without it falling off my face,I'm a beginner when it comes to cosplay making lol,can you give tell me how you made yours please?
Sure thing! Any way I can get more Jessica Drew love out there in the world. I love Spider-Woman! :)
The base of my mask is made from Wonderflex, though you could get away with buying one of those full-face masks from JoAnns/Michaels and cutting it out to Spider-Woman’s mask shape. I used spray-adhesive (3MM makes great stuff, found right at Home Depot/Lowes) to adhere the same bodysuit fabric to the mask, and left it a little long at the bottom for the underchin and sewing it right to the turtleneck of the bodysuit. The fabric of the mask also extends out about 2” extra to each side, too, and have slits cut in to go around my ears. That helps keep it to my face, along with the elastic band hot glued to the plastic of the mask, which goes on around my head underneath my wig. The remaining edges of the mask get finished by curving a 1/4” allowance to the wrong side of the mask, and hot gluing. The eyes are made by popping two clear costume glasses lenses out of their frames, covering them in a fine white mesh, and hot gluing them to the mask.
I hope this helps!