I was going for a more retro, 60’s feel with the HUGE wig (styled by jadeb0t!!) and the space-age thigh pieces. I was very adamant, too, that the black design on her hair actually looked like a part of her hair, and not just a headband or something. Natalie ( jadeb0t) came up with the ingenious idea of gluing wig strands to a flexible felt piece attached via wig clips. GENIUS. I also really wanted the waist design to not merely look sewn into the suit, but to stand out. Hence, it’s completely detachable and also flexible, and kind of looks like it’s floating there…I think it adds a bit of interest to the look, aesthetically?? I dunno lol.
…I’m not a fan of sewing, but I really do enjoy crafty type stuff, so coming up with the waist and thigh pieces was my favorite part of this costume :)
Best part of wearing this was the guy who came up to tell me that Crystal was his 6-year-old (or 8? somewhere around there) daughter’s favorite character. SHE’S ONLY SIX AND HE’S GOT HER INTO INHUMANS!!! Heck yeah. Best dad :D (he also said she loved Moondragon, and I was like, ARE YOU KIDDING ME, SHE’S MY OTHER MAIN MARVEL COSPLAY!!! so weird, so cool.)
More and more great photos of our Guardians group from Dragon Con keep popping up and I’m just so happy. This was probably THE best con I’ve ever been to, in terms of experiences, opportunities, how well things worked out, and just overall happiness and excitement. Looking through all these pics brings me such joy and I’m so freaking grateful that I could be a part of this group and get to know all of these incredibly AWESOME people!! I can’t wait to cosplay with them again next year.
It’s so hard to decide which photos to post, but here are a few of my favorites, mostly fun out-takes and general silliness. I am working on posting a LOT more on my cosplay facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/nararougecosplay so check there for more!
(and I haven’t even talked about how fantastic my other groups and costumes turned out, including Inhumans, Twin Peaks, Archer, and my original Hecate design!! IT WAS SUCH A FANTASTICALLY SUCCESSFUL CON, I don’t even know how it could’ve been any better.)
Some of omg-dj-judy's awesome shots of our Guardians group at Dragon Con this past weekend!!! I was so happy and honored to be a part of this amazing group. Such wonderful people, and we spent hours wandering the con floor (at nearly every one of the main hotels!) and getting mobbed for photos and it was just so cool. It's for experiences like this that I love cosplaying :)
(and then we got to meet James Gunn the next day~)
As always, I am Moondragon, the bald one ;)
I’M LOSING MY FUCKING SHIT, THIS IS MY FAVORITE SHOT FROM OUR ARCHER GROUP
Pam instructing Sterling on how to get Cheryl off.
(photo by Jadekat!)
CHRIST NATALIE I’M DYING HERE
One of my groups from Dragon Con this past weekend. Cheryl was probably one of the least complicated cosplays I’ve done but one of my favorites??? We had so much fun and I wasn’t even alcohol (everyone else was LOTS OF ALCOHOL so I think it just rubbed off, and also there was a lot of caffeine being drunk).
Cheryl is legit the complete opposite of me so it was kind of hilarious doing this XD
More photos to come later!
HEY EVERYBODY, I’M HEADED OUT TO DRAGON CON IN A FEW HOURS!!!!! I’m gonna be crazy busy and all over the place, but message me if you want to try to meet up!!
Some of you are going for the first time this year. I CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE!! This is my favorite weekend of the year and I hope everyone adores it as much as I do.
If you aren’t going, consider it for next year!!! It’s a really incredible con, unlike any other I’ve been to, and better than any I’ve been to, in my humble opinion (and I’ve been to over 60 conventions, including SDCC and NYCC and most of the big anime ones).
Just real quick, my cosplay schedule:
FRIDAY - Twin Peaks/Audrey in morning, Guardians of the Galaxy/Moondragon in afternoon (we will be in the Sheraton for photoshoots for a few hours, and then wandering!), Carol Corps casual outfit for the evening party
SATURDAY - Greek mythology/Hecate for parade, GotG/Moondragon again for James Gunn’s signing at 2pm and his panel if we can make it to both, Inhumans/Crystal in evening, hopefully House of M/Polaris for the Avengers Ball later
SUNDAY - Twin Peaks/Audrey in morning, Crystal for Marvel shoot in afternoon if I’m not feeling exhausted, Hecate shoot at 9pm, and Archer (Cheryl) for the rest of the night!
MONDAY - I may or may not throw on Crystal again. Going to some comics panels and then doing homework LOLOL. If you’re staying over on Monday, COME GET DINNER WITH ME!!!! <3
TUESDAY - Flying back to Cleveland early afternoon
CAN’T WAIT TO BE SEEING THIS IN ONLY A FEW HOURS:
My cosplay schedule, in a nutshell!! Come find me :D
Have since sewn on the other thigh thingie, sooooo CRYSTAL IS FINITO!!! Can’t wait to put it all together with the amazing wig that jadeb0t is styling for me :D I went with a mix of retro and modern elements of her design. The wig and the thigh pieces are retro and super cartoonish, but the rest is more modern and sleek.
Some Dragon Con costume progress! There’s kind of still a lot to do for this Hecate costume for my annual Greek Mythology group, but the basics are all done. Can you believe that is just a single piece of fabric, with no sewing (except for the trim near the top)? It’s draped in the traditional Doric chiton style, and it’s terribly easy.
I had a ton of fun sponging on random designs along the bottom edge. It took up most of the floor space in my apartment :) Still not sure what I’ll use the beads for, but will probably have a bunch of stuff dangling at my waist, along with a ring of keys (Hecate is goddess of entry ways, among other things). Hecate also traditionally has three faces or three heads, so I have plans to do a weird thing with a veil and painted eyes…we’ll see how that turns out. Also working on a big spiked crown, and I may or may not have a big torch??
I’M SO EXCITED FOR DRAGON CON!!!
(if you are looking for a last minute costume for Dragon Con, why not sign up with our Greek Mythology group? Greek draping is super easy, you don’t have to sew a thing! Everyone is friendly and willing to help, and there are always lot of character openings~)
"I found my wig cap"
No cosplayer ever probably (via faygo-fuckyourself)
Dragon Con 2014
Long time no see! I’ve been very busy with grad school and haven’t had any chance for new cosplay, but I’m hoping to get a few new costumes done by the end of the summer for Dragon Con :) Here is my current line-up, though I don’t know the schedule yet.
Crystal (Marvel’s Inhumans)
Cheryl Tunt ( Archer)
Audrey Horne (Twin Peaks)
Katya Kazanova (Archer)
Those last two likely won’t be done for Dragon Con, but I’m currently working on them, so they will be done sooner rather than later, I hope! :)
Who else is going to Dragon Con??