I’ve been cosplaying for a few years now, but I completely outdid myself this year. 2015 is looking to be the same. I made a total of eight costumes from scratch (or close to it), and even wore some other costumes put together from regular clothes (which I’m not going to include here, since I didn’t construct them myself). I learned a lot about making costumes, and I grew as a cosplayer, seamstress, and prop-maker.
Wonder Woman (Justice League War)
Rogue (X-Men: Evolution)
Sue Storm/Invisible Woman
Punk Rock Raven
Most Time-Consuming Costume: Lady Shredder
The armor and the helmet took FOREVER.
Quickest Costume: Sue Storm
I had all the materials to make this one, and it took about a day. The most time was spent waiting for pieces of the Fantastic Four insignia to dry. I also had to wait for the wig to come from Arda, but that only took a couple days since they’re in Chicago.
Most Comfortable Costume: Punk Rock Raven
It’s a t-shirt, jacket, boots, and leggings. There’s nothing uncomfortable about this, especially since I’ve gotten used to wearing wigs all day.
Least Comfortable Costume: Lady Shredder
It’s really hard to move around in a lot of armor–even if it’s just this much armor. One big problem was that I kept snagging my shin armor on the other shin and ripping it off. It got really hot under the helmet, too.
Costume I’m Proudest Of: Rogue
It was one of my first extensive costumes, and I think it’s still one of the best! I just need to redo the chest armor, it was a little bumpy.
Most Fun to Wear: Punk Rock Raven
This is entirely thanks to my great fellow Punk Rock DC-ers!
My cosplay review is the first entry in this year’s Year in Review. Keep an eye open the next couple of days for more entries!
Read the rest of my Year in Review 2014 entries: