Last night I worked on some revamp details to spice up my costume for the con. I created some sticky stencils to temp tat my shoulders. I also made a cape×ish, sheer black overcoat that can feature the forearm chains. I’m excited for this year’s con. Some old school metal groups will be performing (Pantera, Megadeth and Quiet Riot) which will be cool to check out. Then there are some panel sessions with Ralph Macchio and Martin Cove (Karate Kid) and Ric Flair (“The Nature Boy”). Gearing up for tonight. Yeahhh!!
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I have a new theme featuring my latest cosplay… this was the darker version of The Enchantress from this year’s Suicide Squad movie. She was the best character hands down. This may be one of my favorite cosplay creations over the last 5 years. I’ll have to take some time to pull together all my costumes in a video montage.
Chest pumped from the bench. Stilettos lookin’ long and evil. Now I’m gonna get ready to become the Enchantress for tonight’s party with the gym peeps. I bought a Captain Morgan pumpkin spiced rum bomb and Coke Zero. I’m gonna try not to drink that much so I’ll feel good and don’t have to drag my ass to the gym tomorrow.
Chain belt is done. It’s heavy, but you know I like heavy! The last piece I was lacking was her hair. I experimented with creating my own black hair extentions tonight. That experiment failed. Looks like I’ll be running with my own hair tomorrow night. Maybe I’ll get the hair together for ABQ ComicCon. I gotta rest tonight. Tomorrow is chest day and I want my bench to be strong.
The dress is done. Thank you to Elena for her help securing the right dress since I’m not wearing a bikini! This is a dress she gave me because she thought it would work and she was right. I altered it a bit and used some metal wire to sew it in one place. Believe it or not, I will wear this dress backwards and it looks just right. I also ditched the straps and added a chain halter to the bra. Looks awesome!
I’m close to finished with the chain belt as well. Tomorrow night I’ll brain storm hair options. It’s my final piece of this cosplay to get in place before Saturday’s party with gym peeps. I know I can’t get it as long as her hair in Suicide Squad, but I’m experimenting with handmade extentions tomorrow night. I also gotta figure out what I’ll use to get my real hair black. Any ideas? I may end up ditching extentions and going with my real hair alone if experimentation fails!
I am almost done! I finished the second arm piece tonight. I went with metallic elastic for the arm and wrist cuffs. That seemed more comfortable and it looks cool. These may have been the most difficult cosplay pieces I’ve ever made. They were crafted with chain, metal washers and hoops. I gotta say… 14″ bolt cutters were my tool of choice throughout this cosplay creation. I went through about 30 feet of chain for these, necklaces and a belt.