It’s no secret – I love extreme makeup and wigs and dressing up and cosplay. It’s just something I’ve loved for a long time.
But I’m about to start my proper journey into the world of Cosplay.
What is cosplay?
Cosplay, which is the beautiful hybrid of the words “costume play”, is basically when you decide to represent a character in literature, film, television, anime, etc by dressing up as them or in a variation of their costume/outfit to express your adoration or fandom. Simple as that – think Halloween, but all year long, and with a lot more effort usually.
Cosplay is especially popular at conventions, and since I love going to comic con, I’m always asked – “Do you dress up?”
Unfortunately, I usually have to say no, because for whatever reason, I’ve never went to con in cosplay. I’ve went to events and work and to see friends in the above Harley Quinn transformation, but never to con. But next year, this is going to change.
My first real Cosplans:
The first cosplay I’m currently working to put together is Marvel’s Jessica Jones:
Jessica Jones is a fairly simple costume, and honestly not that far off from my everyday wear, so it’ll be simple enough to put together. Plus, Jessica Jones is a BADASS.
Next up, the movie versions of Scarlet Witch:
There’s just something I really love about her in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, I’m a big fan of the red and black combo in outfits.
Which leads me to…: Harley Quinn
Anyone who knows me, knows I’ve been a giant Harley Quinn fan since her debut in Batman: the Animated Series. I have a massive Harley Quinn collection. Harley is my thing. And while it’s a dream to do every one of her various costumes over the years, recently I realized I really want to do the New Suicide Squad look. It combines her roller derby look with a makeup look I’ve been using when I “Harley up” for almost a year now, and I have a wig that works perfectly. So, honestly, I feel like I’ve already started this cosplay. I just need the costume (and confidence) to pull this costume together. I’m hoping for a 2017 debut.
So, that’s my current cosplans! I’ll post updates and photos as I go along in getting everything together. This is an exciting journey, and I can’t wait to share it.
Do you cosplay? Or have any characters you’d like to cosplay? Let me know in the comments below!