Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Captain Nemo

This is my captain Nemo outfit from Baycon 2010. Will try to get a full picture of the costume to post. We were cosplaying the league of extraordinary gentlemen (in opposite gender - yes we had a mina). My character was Nemo. 

Since I've been asked to elaborate on how I costume:
1. The red sash is a borrowed Cravat from a men's dickensian costume
2. The Jacket is from the little boy's section of target
3. Corset (you can't see it, but it's under the jacket) is a Dark Garden
4. The daggers you see are ornamental - I believe there are from G's childhood home
5. You can barely see it, but I'm wearing a black and gold salwh (Indian day to day work outfit) under the jacket and I am also wearing the plain black salwah pants. 
6. You can't see this at all, but I am wearing, black leather, flat boots with buttons town the side from Nordstom Rack (very good price, which was why I bought them)

German Ren Faire Costume

From Early 2010 - a few months before we got engaged. G. is in his usual Ren Faire garb - the same outfit when we met, believe it or not! I am in my own German hat, wearing a set of Germans made by and given to me by the lovely A.

My First Ren Faire

I think this was back in 2006 - you can see that I was still rather chubby at the time from how round my face was. This was a couple months after T. and I broke off our engagement. General peasant outfit - front lacing bodice, chemise, 2 skirts, and a hat. The hat is a bit of a stretch for a peasant, but what did I know, it was my first faire!

Military Cosplay!

Yes, here I am being a corset model for Dark Garden (look them up! They have amazing stuff!). I had chosen some cute olive and black striped bloomers and a black top with some black, brown, and green argyle socks to set off my awesome custom made steampunky green plaid corset. Isn't it awesome? I also managed to borrow a hat at Fair from one of the military actors. So much fun! Oh, and about that quirky smile I'm also wearing: When you are a corset model at Fair, you are in a window open on three sides, holding your pose - including facial expression - for 5-10 minutes each. So that smile is a lot easier to keep without moving than a big cheesy grin.
Photo Credit RJ