Cosplay Project: Truly Outrageous at NYCCPosted: October 21, 2011
Translation: Our JEM cosplay for NYCC was entirely successful.
On the far right is Jem. She was hanging at the Hasbro booth and made Aeris’ morning by saying we had the best costumes she’d seen all weekend.
Next to Jem is ME as Kimber Benton, Jem/Jerrica’s younger sister, the songwriter and keyboardist of the Holograms. Then we have Aeris as Pizzazz and Kiki as Stormer, our Misfits. On the far left is Christian, who constructed all our costumes. He’s dressed as Rio, Jerrica’s boyfriend and the Holograms manager. He also has a relationship with Jem. Secret Identity love triangle, gotta love it.
Wig: we purchased a “Farrah” wig in blonde (from a Halloween specialty store) and dyed it pink with an acrylic ink and alcohol mix. It took three coats and we used two colors to achieve Kimber’s pink/red shade.
Suit Jacket: We purchased the “vintage” coat second hand and Christian tailored it to fit and added the blue piping.
Blouse: Christian made the blouse, ruffles and all!
Leggings: These were purchased at Justice.
Pink Pumps: These were harder to find than I imagined, but I finally got them at Deb. They looked amazing. By the end of the day I could barely stand. But my fashion was truly outrageous!
Wig: Kiki’s wig was a “Taylor Swift” wig, also blonde and dyed to this blue. The barrette was purchased at Claire’s and we colored the inner crystal with a sharpie marker. Aeris’ wig was purchased as is and teased.
Dress: Christian constructed both girls’ dresses and Aeris’ accessories (belt and legwarmer). I made Kiki’s arm band out of a headband and a “punk” bracelet. Her fishnets are another Halloween store purchase.
Shoes: Kiki is wearing character shoes (available at any Dance or Theatre store) and Aeris’ shoes are Mary Jane wedges.
And Aeris’ Kids Day badge says HASBRO, isn’t that PERFECT? ♥
Make-Up: It’s CRAZY, right? The Jem make-up is insanely over the top. We used face paint except for the eyeliner/mascara.
Here I am post-con, in the car (in traffic, ha ha) on our way home. I love how absolutely ridiculous/awesome the Kimber make-up looks without the Kimber hair. My expression amuses me, I look like a doll, which is appropriate! (And you can see Pizzazz taking down her pin-curls, too, in the background. Hee.)
So there you have it. How’d we do?