Costume Time

For Halloween the past couple of years, I go to this convention called Youmacon in Detroit. It last for a weekend and its a chance to throw on a costume and show off your geeky side. The first year I attended I was the Black Widow and the second year I was Rogue. I definitely received a lot of attention and it was so much fun to see what other people dressed up as.

This year I was going to cosplay as one of the two again, but I finally decided to go as Black Cat. I am going to reuse my cat suit from my Black Widow costume as a start and to save money. However, there are a few other things I need for the costume, which was over my price range at few Halloween stores and still needed a few modifications. I simply refuse to spend $30 on something to experiment working out kinks on, especially if things do not go as planned then I just wasted money. This may seem last-minute but I work really well under pressure and never figure out my costume until the 1st of October every year.

List of things I still need:

  • Black Corset
  • Black or White Long Gloves
  • Tall Black or White Boots
  • White Fur
  • Black Choker with Gold Medallion
  • Black Mask
  • White Long Wig
  • Some ideas of how to attach the fur to the gloves, boots, and cat suit. ( I want the fur to be removable from the boots and cat suit so that I can still reuse the body suit for other costumes and still wear the boots for everyday use.)

So lets hope I can get this worked out because I am really excited to go as Black Cat. Hopefully, I get a lot of great compliments again this year on my costume. Any suggestions are welcomed as well.

Here are few photos from previous costumes and what the Black Cat looks like, as well as some shops that I like for handmade costumes and accessories on Etsy. Go ahead and check them out! Even if you already have a costume, you can never have too many and there is always next year.

RavenwoodMasks – Leather Masks for Cosplay and Masquerade, Handmade.

ImaginariumApparel – Theatrical clothing and the ‘darker’ side of fashion

eshopmania – Victorian goth, Gothic Lolita, Gothic, dark Fashion, wedding related accessories and more in future

Peachykiki –  Tailors costumes to your exact measurements and does custom orders for almost costume

Spif – Spiffzaya’s crazy costume and accessories store.

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Dream Coats

One of my favorite shops on Esty is Enlightened Platypus. I absolutely love Lisa Marie’s Dream Coats. She creates garments that have really amazing color and design combinations, which are created by upcycling and layering discarded sweaters. Anyone can obviously see the detailed work and care put into each and every coat. Her designs are definitely one of a kind. Below is a slide show of a few of my favorite Dream Coats she has created. I just hope that I can save up enough money to actually by one for myself one day because they are gorgeous. I can just imagine myself twirling nonstop in front of mirror and showing it off to everyone I encounter.

~~Laverne~~

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“I create quality, one of a kind garments for the woman who revels in whimsy and delights in the extraordinary.  That free spirit who is empowered by clothing that fits her mind, body and soul.”
-Lisa Marie, shop owner