So I’ve been informed (made fun) of how long my last post was, so I’m going to try to keep this one a little shorter this time round. I’ve had some stuff come in the mail for two more of my cosplay bits, so I figured I’d talk a little about what I am planning.
I wanted to do something simple yet recognizable for one of the days, preferably for under $30 total for the whole costume. As a result, something that I’ve wanted to do that I thought would be simple and fun is to go as Mary Jane Watson. For the record I was planning this before Alex’s post. Also Alex is gross (that’s right, come and get me fucker). But he’s also hilarious so there’s that.
Anyways, so Mary Jane is fabulous and subtle, but the problem is that when you’ve got a character who dresses in plain cloths, its hard to actually differentiate costume from normal outfit. So I’ve been working with little tweaks that I feel will make the costume a little more obvious.
This is the Mary Jane Model I’m hoping to base the outfit on.
Tee shirt, jeans, but the spider man symbol gives more of the MJ impression which I am a fan of. Found a good shirt for it, not white, but still has that spider sense about it. 😛 I figure I’ll cut more of a bust line into the collar and hack at the sleeves a little bit, to give more of a ripped/torn kind of feel. It wont be exactly like the picture, but it will be my own unique variation on the character.
I also have this adorable little thing.
ITS A BACKPACK THAT HUGS YOU FROM BEHIND!
So the whole costume is just a tee-shirt and a backpack. A super awesome useful backpack that is going to be great for carrying shit around the convention center. I’m pretty pleased with how it is all going to come together.
So I guess the moral of this story is that if you’re thinking about cosing but you don’t want to spend a ton of dough, there are totally options out there for doing so. There are a lot of characters that can be done simply and elegantly. So that’s pretty cool. 😀