Cosplay Starter Kit Lite: Femme Stuttgart Loki

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Don’t I look cool? LOL

Hey!

Alright so the purpose of this post is to share everything I used to put this cosplay together. Since in the other “Start Kits” I’ve given tons of options, I’m looking at this like a light version of those. Also, I’m adding a few more notes with this one because I’ve actually done all of this. ūüėÄ

First I was doing my own twist on this handsome villain:

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Loki From the Avengers

I took this and made it work for me. I wanted to do a nice fitted suit with a mermaid skirt. Here’s what I used for the clothes and how much they cost. Your mileage may vary:

Jacket– Thrifted $1 + 2.50 for dry cleaning
Shirt– Thrifted $3 + 2.50 for dry cleaning
Waistcoat – Handmade using this pattern with thrifted fabric $4. I would not recommend this pattern. The sizing was way off and some of the pattern pieces didn’t even fit together.
Skirt– Handmade using this pattern and thrifted fabric $5. I loved this pattern and want to make another skirt using it. I did change it for this just a little. The fabric had some stretch to it so I didn’t need a zipper at all! (I hate putting in zippers!)
Shoes– Thrifted Born flats $6- I got these years ago brand new (heel checks don’t lie) and decided I was kidding everyone if I thought I could spend the day walking in heels. My skirt covered my feet for the most part so I’m calling it good.
Scarf– Thrifted $3

If you can’t tell I really like thrifting. lol But really it’s the only way I can justify spending money on a hobby. Anyone else having that problem?

Anywho, I also spent a lot of time thinking about the beauty aspect of this look and tried to make it fit my style. I think I came up with something I really liked and went with what I was doing. I mean don’t I look so pretty?

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Picture thanks to the lovely @venis_envy.

Ok but really I tried to think about what I could do within Loki’s signature color scheme. While I didn’t get a picture of it that day because I win at life, I did snap a photo earlier of what I did for my eyes.

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Not too over the top with color while still having it (That totally makes sense right?). So here’s a list of what I used for my face and hair.

Wig- black $10 similar to the one I bought found here.
Lashes– $3 bought from here. I love these for no other reason than it’s great to have a ton of extras while you get the hang of gluing a strip of hair to your eyelids.
Lid colors– Coastal Scents “In the Spotlight” sample I got from my ipsy bag. Colors I used were Dark Goldenrod (This was an amazing gold with a green shift), Dark Golden Olive, and Golden Globe.
LinerEm Walterliner in Emerald City from the lower lashes and Elf liquid liner in black for the top/to hide the lash band.
Brows– I used the black in the “Color Spectrum” palette from Sephora. (It’s out of stock right now).
Lips– Mac’s Russian Red
FoundationESTEE LAUDER Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Pebble AND SEPHORA COLLECTION 10 HR Wear Perfection Foundation in shade 22. My face and my neck are two different colors so I have to use the Double Wear in my face and then blend that in to the Sephora one onto my neck.
Blush/Bronzer/highlight- All were from the Solar Palette.

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Last up we have my staff. It’s made of PVC pipe, wood glue, paint, a blue LED light, craft foam, foam wire, hot glue and part of a clear soda bottle. I didn’t take pictures while I was making it because I wasn’t 100% sure it’d work out, owever if anyone wants to know how I did things, let me know. I’ll see what I can do.

OK so that’s it! I hope this was helpful and maybe entertaining. Like always if you have any questions let me know and I’ll do my best to answer!

-Mel

Cosplay Starter Kit: Lumpy Space Princess

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Hey Everyone! Ok, I’ve been working on this for awhile. There are just so many options for LSP that I found it hard to stop. For those who aren’t exactly sure what this is, I’ll explain. The starter kit is just that. A kit of things I’ve pulled together that can help you do an LSP cosplay. It’s for if you’re new to cosplaying or just in need of some ideas to get you started. Take as much or as little as you’d like. I include DIY options as well as places you can buy things. It’s all up to what works best for you! I hope this helps and Happy Cosplaying!

LSP Dresses to buy

LSP dresses

1,2,3,4,5,6

DIY Dress Patterns

LSP DYI dress

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,

Tops

lsp tops

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

 

DIY Tops

lsp diy top

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Bottoms

LSP bottoms

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

DIY Bottoms

LSP DIY Bottoms

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 

Wigs

LSP Wigs

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 

Star

LSP Star

1, 2, 3, 4

Jewelry

LSP jewelary

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

 Make up

Ok so there’s no pretty picture for this bc I found like 30 things that could work. From drug store brands to high end ones, I wanted to try to get as many options as I could. I put them all on this pinterest board for you to look at. Now, if purple isn’t your thing and you don’t want to drop a lot of money on makeup I’d recommend the E.l.F quad in Party Purple. I bought it and it worked just fine for the price, a whole $2. lol I can post the look I did if people really want to see. But the pin board has a bunch of different options for you. Also the names of the colors I found are in the description of the pin just in case the color doesn’t pop up.

Places to buy fabric

 Mood
Joann Fabrics
Hancock
Vogue
Fashion Fabric Club

Other LSP coplay options (In case this wasn’t quite what you were looking for or if you need more ideas.)
Lumpy Space Princess Makeup by Michelle Phan
Lumpy Space Princess Cosplay by imachubbybunny
Lumpy Space Princess (LSP) Makeup by iloveamyhoney
DIY: Lumpy Space Princess (LSP) Costume by clothesencounters
Halloween Adventure Time: Lumpy Space Princess Makeup Tutorial by karlacosmetica

Aaaaaaand there you have it! This should give you a great starting point for your LSP cosplay! Let me know what you’d like to see next or if you need help with anything!

-Mel

 

Cosplay Starter Kit: Ms Frizzle

Hey everyone!

This new series is all about inspiring new cosplayers to join in the fun. The idea is we put together a “starter pack” with a bunch of different options for a particular character. Our goal is to be able to provide you with a complete look or inspire you in some way. We are 100% sure there are a million more options out there but everyone’s got to star somewhere, right? Hence us calling it a “starter pack”. Take as much or as little as you like. There will be DIY options and great places to buy different elements of the look. Hopefully this will be useful and let us know what you think!

Inspiration

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Dress Patterns

DIY frizz

1, 2, 3, 4

frizzle dress 2

5, 6.

Fabric options: (Search for novelty prints or a specific theme.)

Joann
Robert Kaufman
Fabric.com
Hancock Fabric
Fashionable Fabric

Dress options to buy 

Frizzle Dresses

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
*We went with Modcloth dresses bc they had the best range in sizes. You can also buy/thrift a plain dress and make it your own by adding different appliques to match the inspiration dresses above. (Or any other of her dresses)

Jewelry

frizzle jewerly

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,

Shoes

frizzle shoes

1, 2*, 3, 4, 5
* This is a DIY shoes clip. You can use this to make almost any pair of shoes into Ms Frizzle shoes!

Wig 

frizzle wig

1, 2, 3*, 4, 5,
*dark copper is the color I pick for this. Picture wasn’t available

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Buy here

There you Have it! A great starting point. (Hopefully) Now if this isn’t quite what you’re looking for check out these great options:

Ms. Frizzle Costume Tutorial – Literacy Parade!
MS. FRIZZLE! Magic School Bus Cosplay at Arisia 2014
Miss Frizzle Costume
Ms. Frizzle

Remember to have fun in the words of the Frizz: Take chances, make mistakes and get messy!

– Mel