This was a costume that helped me get out a costume making funk. One that had lasted many months and was starting to weigh down on my ability to create costumes. Unlike a lot of my projects in 2014 that I spent mer days to make, this one I took a little over a month to make. The armor is all made out of worbla over a foam base. I put on several coats of wood glue and then many coats of filling primer, with sanding in-between the primer coats. When I finally got to a smooth texture I was fairly happy with I painted all the armor in black. Then painted in switch/chameleon paint. The gold was all hand painted on after the chameleon paint. The straps are made of gold vinyl. The skirt is a circle skirt that was gradient dyed with blue so the purple will fade into the blue. Lined in the crazy orange patter. The shoes were painted in blue shoe paint and then gold was painted to the heels. The wings (which are in ver 1.0 and I want to remake them) are made of wire and cellophane. I made a harness that allowed me to take the wings apart for travel, but worked only in practice at home and not at the con. Oh well back to the drawing board.
The Rainbow Wig
The wig was an EpicCosplay wig in white, which had extra wefts sewn into the bangs so I could pull them back (this wig was my BlackCat wig so the bangs were cut short, which wouldn’t work for Grace’s style). The wig was first dyed with yellow iPoly fabric dye on the ends. I then laid the wig flat and sprayed sharpie dye to the different sections. Starting with teal and worked my way down combing the wig so the colors would fade into the next. All the colors stuck well aside from the teal, so I had to go back and color it by hand. I then tied in tinsel to the wig to give it that sparkle, though I think I need to add more so you can see it better in photos.
Comics and Movies
Comikaze Expo 2014 Wizard World Reno 2014
Visions of Zen, Judy Stephens