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Gimme some fun quick costume ideas

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Gimme some fun quick costume ideas
« on: July 16, 2017, 03:54:18 AM »
I'm running so behind this year. I haven't put together anything new and I'm getting a little tired of my usual costumes (the ones that still fit). Anyone got some fun and easy to put together costume ideas I could put together or purchase easily and quickly.

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Re: Gimme some fun quick costume ideas
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 10:10:29 AM »
What kind of cosplay are you into?  What do you like?
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Re: Gimme some fun quick costume ideas
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 03:56:18 PM »
A fun and easy way to go is just pick the color palette of your favorite character, and maybe one distinguishing feature or prop, but just put together the costume out of regular clothes from the thrift store. For example, we had a "Grown Up Disney Party" a few months ago and I went with "Business Casual Maleficent." I made the iconic horns out of construction paper and wore some vaguely dramatic makeup, but for the costume I just did like a black blazer/pencil skirt with a purple blouse. My friend was Ariel as an old lady, so we just got a her a raggedy red wing, dressed her in old lady clothes in the Ariel purple/green palette, and threw some nautical themed pins on a blazer.

You can do this with any genre, obviously cartoons or comics or video game characters lend themselves most easily to it because of the recognizable color schemes. Or, you know, "The Dude" is always an easy cosplay...

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Re: Gimme some fun quick costume ideas
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 07:25:28 PM »
Time and time again I go with the themed outfits. I have one that I kinda base off of slytherin, but really its a green plaid skirt and a corset XD. Every year I do my lisa frank rainbow kitty (though shes going through major re imaging this year.) which is only what i make up in my head. Pirate can also be an easy one to closet cosplay. jedi too.

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Re: Gimme some fun quick costume ideas
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 06:36:20 AM »
Hmm..you can buy some pretty hideous miss-matching clothes, a long red wig and carry with a wolf or a wooden stake and be Willow from Buffy  :o
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Re: Gimme some fun quick costume ideas
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 08:46:22 AM »
What kind of cosplay are you into?  What do you like?

Pretty much everything Sci Fi and Fantasy. I normally do Star Wars, Star Trek, Pirate, World of Warcraft, and Doctor Who inspired cosplays. I'm just wanting to throw together a few comfortable easy geeky outfits/cosplays. Maybe a mashup.
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Re: Gimme some fun quick costume ideas
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 08:47:02 AM »
A fun and easy way to go is just pick the color palette of your favorite character, and maybe one distinguishing feature or prop, but just put together the costume out of regular clothes from the thrift store. For example, we had a "Grown Up Disney Party" a few months ago and I went with "Business Casual Maleficent." I made the iconic horns out of construction paper and wore some vaguely dramatic makeup, but for the costume I just did like a black blazer/pencil skirt with a purple blouse. My friend was Ariel as an old lady, so we just got a her a raggedy red wing, dressed her in old lady clothes in the Ariel purple/green palette, and threw some nautical themed pins on a blazer.

You can do this with any genre, obviously cartoons or comics or video game characters lend themselves most easily to it because of the recognizable color schemes. Or, you know, "The Dude" is always an easy cosplay...

Good idea. I always forget about this and it's such an easy and fun way to cosplay.
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