Short notice Cosplay!
Sometimes we find ourselves having last minute events to go to that become the perfect opportunity to dress up. This can be incredibly nerve wracking if you’re like me and demand perfection out of every costume you make. I mean I get disappointed that when I don a cape and Batgirl suit I can’t leap from building to building and not get hurt. So when you find yourself a few days before a party or event without the perfect costume, just turn to your comic collection for some ideas!
We always want to dress up as the super heroes, or villains, with the crazy awesome costumes. What about those in just spruced up clothes? Ever noticed how iconic Superboy’s jeans and tee shirt look is or even Jason Todd’s bike jacket and jeans? Look at Tifa from Final Fantasy VII; who knew a white tank top and black skirt could be so badass? Some super hero costumes can easily be achieved if you just go out and do some shopping!
For Free Comic Book Day I really wanted to dress up, but with a budget of about $50 and no drive to wear my Jedi costume, I needed something easy and quick. Black Alice was an obvious choice for me, as I adore the Birds of Prey and knew there would be a Misfit I could bother at the event, so she was simply perfect. Two quick trips to a Forever 21 and a cheap jewelry store landed me with a fun costume for the day! I didn’t spend much money or time either. It was also perfect for not wanting to spend hours hunched over my sewing machine. A quick trace of the Wonder Woman symbol, a little painting, and then sewing it on my shirt was al it took. After shopping, this Black Alice costume only took me two hours to put together.
Super hero costumes can be fun, quick, and easy. You don’t need to sew up a spandex onesie, you just need to raid your closet sometimes.