Thursday, 14 June 2018

Comic Con cosplay 2018

Every now and then I remember to enter the " give away" competition in the Sunday Age. And once or twice I have even won a prize! 2 weeks ago I entered the comp to win tickets to Comic Con. And on the Tuesday morning I read an  email that said I had won - a double weekend pass for 9 & 10 June.

So now I had 10 days to make costumes! 
Mine is "Outlander" inspired- of course! 

I already had the skirt and underskirt made ( just for fun- fabric from the Indian Fabric store I Glenroy, underskirt made from a cut down $2 op shop dress) and of course my knitted arm warmers ( I figured it would be too warm inside to wear my knitted cowl!). 
 I found some lovely soft cream polycotton (?) at Spotlight,and sewed up a cream coloured "peasant style" shirt -I think the pattern was the same one my Mum used to make my wedding outfit (a sort of  mediaeval styled outfit of  shirt, laced vest and skirt). 
After making 2 jackets I didn't like, a last minute dash  into Spotlight yieled some blue fabric in just the right shade, and I quickly whipped up the jacket on Friday, based on the Mollie Makes zipped jacket and a purchased vest I have had for years.

My lovely shawl/scarf came from the Pascoe Vale Spinners and Weavers exhibition last week, it is just sooo beautifully soft, and I love the grey/ Green stormy sea colours.

The hardest thing to find was the silver buckles for my son's costume, I looked everywhere, and ended up finding a bag full of silver buckles at Vinnies in Coburg on Friday afternoon! 
I also found a whole basket of bra making supplies at the op shop, including some navy hook and eye tape- which provided the perfect solution to lacing the front of my jacket, and bra elastic which I sewed to the stomacher panel - it worked a treat to hold it on the right place all day!


  1. How fantastic. Bet you had a blast (guessing you took your boys too and they had a great time too). Outfit looks fabulous.

  2. Thanks! We had a great time, loved the cosplay parades,and the inspiring costume and prop workshops on Sunday!

  3. What a fabulous prize! Your costume looks amazing.

    Katie @ Katie Writes Stuff


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