Monday, March 18, 2013

I don't know, I'm making this up as I go!

In my last post I mentioned that I was getting some costumes ready for Oz Comic Con. Well, it's now all over and done for another year! (I say that as though I actually went last year. Ha.) And here are some shots of the first of the two costumes I wore over the weekend.

Indiana Jones (and the bland backyard)
Bah da da DAH ba da dahhhhhhh! And so on.

I'm still not entirely sure how I feel about this costume. There are a few things I'd like to tweak but I think it's fairly good. And someone who has been cosplaying Indy for years (I think) came over to tell me he liked my costume. And that it all looked great. So that was nice.

Indiana Jones

I'd initially been going for an Indiana Jones by way of Katharine Hepburn look but I'm not entirely sure that's what I ended up with. I suppose I wanted to marry the classic Indy (screen accurate Indy) costume with women's leisure/casual/sports-wear of the 1930s and my mind inevitably turns to Katharine Hepburn when I think of that style of clothing. I'd probably take this shirt in (or make a smaller one) next time but I was working to a pretty small budget.

"Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes?"
"Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes?" 

I didn't take many photos of other people's costumes (again!) so the post is just all me...and it looks like the next post will just be me as well. It's still one of my goals to be more confident about taking photos of other people so...I'll get there. I hope.

Also, I'm sure I've asked the question before but do any of my readers cosplay (whether occasionally, like me, or not-so-occasionally)? This was only the second time I've really cosplay-ed so it's all still a bit daunting (and new in a fun way) to me.

Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

11 comments:

  1. You look awesome, I love the 1930s leisure look anyway, so I would totally wear this on any given day, perhaps minus the hat hah. I've never cosplayed well I used to dress up as snow white as a teenager and I still haven't really got over that aha xxx

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  2. Ahh I LOVE this Andi! You look wonderful and very Indy-esque (tho I have to admit I've only seen the first movie once haha!) and the candy snakes were such a perfect touch! <3

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  3. I love it and I definitely think it channels Hepburn well.

    Ummm, now I want jelly snakes. Really badly! lol

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  4. You look BRILLIANT! I love the snakes shot! x

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  5. Cool costume! I'd love to cosplay but I never have. I love a good costume. I'm thinking of making a week of costumes for Halloween this year.

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  6. You look like you stepped out of the 50's TV series 'Soldiers of Fortune' which is like a vintage Indiana Jones.

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  7. I think it turned out soooo well! I absolutely love it. I've never been to a convention where people dress in costume before, but I would LOVE to go to one and dress up for sure!

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  8. I cosplay too much! I've been working on a few for this year but I'm not sure I'll get any of them done in time, I really have to try to prioritise uni for a while... I love seeing your costumes!

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  9. Isn't that funny how one comes up with a glamourized version of what we want to look like? I always do that, and it turns out badly but I think your costume looks great!
    The snakes were a clever idea ;)

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  10. Great costume and the photo of you with the snakes is so adorable!

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