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With all the craziness that's been going on with the vacation and house shopping and a couple other things going on, I have been letting something really important slip out of my sight: COSTUMING!
I realize to those of you more normal people that are on my f-list that this might seem bizarre, but I am not exaggerating at the importance. Last year I went to Dragon*Con costume-less. Me. I went with nothing but street clothes. It was a sad, sad thing. At that point though, I could barely afford to go just the day I was in BHPS and if it hadn't been for Charles picking up an extra day of work that Sat. neither of us would have been able to afford to go on Monday. That meant there was no money for costumes at all. However this year, not only will I be there being staff for all 4 days, but I have just found out which items I will be in charge of, two of which are costuming related. Let's also not forget that I'm Willow in BHPS again as well as Penny in Dr. Horrible. This is a lot of costuming. An almost overwhelming level, lol.
 So I'm going to do what all my other D*C buddies have been doing and make a list of costumes to help me get a feel for where I'm at which this, what I need to work on, and get some suggestions.

Required Costumes
BHPS- Willow
  • Ugly ass pink dress ensemble- Done, still in ok shape from last year
            

  • Purple outfit- Done, but the skirt ripped during last years performance and it threatens to fall apart- must fix!
            

Dr. Horrible- Penny
  • "Freeze Ray" outfit- have blue t-shirt, still need to find a correct looking plaid skirt
            

  • "Caring Hands"/"A Man's Gotta Do" outfit- Hoo boy, I need to stencil the hoodie, rework the shirt, and rip up the jeans (*sob* I've started wearing these jeans in the meantime and I like them)
            
  • "My Eyes" outfit- Another doozie. I need to shorten the sweater at the waist and arms, make the arm warmers out of the shirt i bought, and shorten the pants I have into capris
            

  • "Penny's Song" outfit- Have all the pieces, just need to shorten the top shirt and sew the ribbon onto the bottom of it
           
  • "Everyone's a Hero"/"Slipping" outfit- I need to stencil flowers on the sweater, make the belt for the dress, and rework the dress into the same shape
           

Costumes for fun
  • "Fluffy" Willow from Doppelgangland- Still need to buy tights, turn a pair of ginormous shorts into a skirt, stencil the stupid daisies all over the skirt, find the butterfly patches, and attach the patches and daisy border onto the sweater.
          
  • Vampire Willow- Woot! I found leather pants today for like $4! Now I just need to loose the weight to fit into them, lol. I also need to make the shirt/corset find something to make into the shirt and buy some maroon fabric for the ruffle and sleeves. I have the boots.
          

Now beyond these costumes, I don't know what to do for the other 2 days of D*C. I _could_ just wear one of the outfits from one of the shows, but I'd really only want to do that if I got desparate.
I was thinking of wearing one of Willow's outfits from the comics for the day I'm on the comics panel. I just don't know which one. I think it might be cool, especially since I'll be sitting there with Scott and Georges (have I mentioned how I'm afraid that I will simply freeze and find nothing to say to any of these people I am a total fan gril for?) I've even mildly toyed with doing evil future Willow, but that will get time consuming, and I don't think I'd have time to pull that off.
I really want to keep my costumes just to Whedon stuff this year what with it being my first year on the track. A bunch of them are doing Repo, and while I adore Repo, I can't see me pulling off any of the characters that well. I also can't see me pulling off anyone on Firefly/Serenity or Angel very well. Which basically means I'm left with Willow, lol. Cause honestly, how do you cosplay anyone from Dollhouse?
So anyone have any great ideas? Any iconic Willow outfits (aside from Dark Willow or Goddess Willow... I hate wigs, lol) that you would like to see done? Come on Whedon people, there's a ton of you on my f-list!

Date: 2009-06-26 09:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tankfreak.livejournal.com
Ho-kay, for starters, you don't need EVERY Penny outfit. Just pick two she wears the longest and make sure you'll have time to change.

Coming up blank on Willow costumes that don't involve wigs. You could always dye your hair black for the 2nd half of the con ;)

Firefly, you could easily pull off Kaylee, but it's probably the most overdone Serenifly costume at Dragon.

Can't really think of any redheads from Angel. OH! You could be a Lornette with Melissa! (ep: The House Always Wins)

As for Repo, you could be a GenTern with Terry or a HenchGirl or any of Amber's many outfits (talk to Melissa and find out if/which she's doing).





And re: my Graverobber costume, here's the link to the material (Brick being the correct color): http://www.countrylaneupholstery.com/crush_fabric.php
This weekend is hectic, but I should be around all next week if you want to come grab that jacket.

Date: 2009-06-26 09:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tankfreak.livejournal.com
WAIT! I lied! GHOST WILLOW!

Date: 2009-06-26 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tankfreak.livejournal.com
You could do both! It's 2 costumes in 1 :)

Date: 2009-06-27 05:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] love-potion9.livejournal.com
I'm not deep enough into Buffy yet to offer any valuable suggestions, but definitely go with Vampire!Willow because that's hot.

Date: 2009-07-01 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] numbereleven.livejournal.com
You should do Molotov in her hoodrat costume from s3 of Venture Bros. Just sayin! haha

And YES! Be a Gentern! They look better in pairs.

Date: 2009-07-01 06:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] numbereleven.livejournal.com
OH RIGHT.

Yeah, I'm really bad about "thinking about a response" and then I forget to ever send one.

Uhhh.... I dunno! What on earth would we even be doing? I barely attend panels, much less host one. I always think costuming is like, common sense. And do we have a time slot? I don't wanna miss anything!!

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