Wednesday, November 20, 2013

He's terrific, he's magnific...

...he's the greatest secret agent in the world!

So, I had initially decided to wear my Abaddon dress, again, for the second day of Supanova, as I felt it needed another outing. But between not having comfortable heels and not wanting to attempt the hair again, I decided not to after all. And then quickly scrambled to get another costume from my list done. Ha.
My inspiration for my second costume was one of my favourite cartoons that I watched as a child: Danger Mouse. It's essentially about a mouse who is a secret agent - kind of a parody '60s spy shows and movies like James Bond and Danger Man. It's a lot of fun and still enjoyable to watch as an adult, unlike some other shows I watched when I was little.


My first idea was to wear a turtle neck, white pants and white knee high boots but I thought a skirt might be cuter (and easier to find at short notice, which it was). I also wanted a white bobbed wig but I already had this one at home and I think it does the job well enough. The spats were another last minute 'winging it' experiment so they've now gone in the bin but at least they lasted the day.


The ears are just pinned in place with bobby pins. I'm really happy with how the DM symbol turned out. It really pops! Quite a few people were excited to see my costume, which made me really happy. All of them around my age or older - I guess Danger Mouse hasn't been shown on TV here for a while?



If you've never seen Danger Mouse, you can watch the theme above (which is awesome but not as great as the theme for it's spinoff Duckula). And then go watch it all on YouTube, or something, if you feel like it.

There wasn't a lot I wanted to buy at Supanova, this year. I was hoping at least one stall would have the DC Bombshell figures/statues but I only found Supergirl and Wonder Woman (who's pose and outfit is awesome, but her face doesn't do it for me). But I did buy this little Pop! Vinyl '66 Batman. I wanted the Catwoman and Robin, as well, but couldn't find one without too many flaws. I think the Funko designs are really cute but they're cheap and it does show in the quality of the products. He still looks good on my Bat-shelf, though.

And my favourite purchase! This piece, by Anthea Wright, had been up in Two Bit Villains during a SALA exhibition. When I saw it, I immediately fell in love. I'd intended to go back, but forgot. But Anthea Wright had a stall at Supanova and, luckily, Catwoman was there! Apparently she was the last of the smaller framed works left and was obviously just waiting for me to buy her. Huzzah! Now I just need to put her up on my wall.

16 comments:

  1. Wow, that is seriously one absolutely awesome costume!! I loved danger mouse so much when I was a kid! x

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  2. I have never heard of this show, but it looks adorable and from the vid you posted, your outfit is spectacular and spot on! And now I must go watch this! And speaking of Danger Man, did you watch The Prisoner, which followed with Patrick McGoohan? That's one of my favorite shows, and my husband is cosplaying it for the event in January.

    Super cute Batman figure too!

    You're also reminding me all too much that I need to get back to work on my costumes!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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    1. Thank-you! :D I hope you enjoyed it if you did watch some. It's such a fun little cartoon. :)
      Oh, no, I've never seen The Prisoner (or Danger Man) but both are on my to-watch list! I have a lot of TV catching up to do. But that's so awesome! Look forward tos eeing his costume :D

      Thanks! Hehe, I can't wait to see yours x

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  3. Oh, man, I love Danger Mouse and his little sidekick, Penfold. I got my daughter turned onto DM, too. She's really a retro kid. ; }

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  4. I adore your costume. I haven't even thought about Danger Mouse in years, and hearing the theme tune brought forth a rush of nostalgia. The eyepatch is the perfect finishing touch. Well done!

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  5. Great costume! I'd forgotten all about Danger Mouse, I remember I used to watch it on Saturday mornings when I was little (I loved Duckula as well!).

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  6. You look fricking adorable and badass at the same time, think it is the combination of the eye patch and ears! Love that artwork xx

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  7. Your costumes are always so amazing Andi and you look adorable as Danger Mouse! I loved that cartoon too. xoxo

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  8. You look so awesome! I love the ears!

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  9. Too awesome for words!!! I absolutely adore your super cool Danger Mouse costume. The eye patch really makes for an excellent touch!

    ♥ Jessica

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  10. fabulous!!!! I bet you had a great time!!! Your make up looks so great!

    love, polly :)
    pollybland.com

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  11. This is amazing :D and I am jealous of your catwoman art too, I am going to need to look that artist up!

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  12. OOO! I am totally going to copy your Danger Mouse costume along with the white bobbed wig. I was what to wear to next years Comic Con. I too use to watch Danger Mouse as a child and could not remember the name of the cartoon. The only part of the cartoon I could remember was when Danger Mouse road off in his car with his side kick sitting next to him. Thank you so much for the wonderful insperation.

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  13. Gosh, I had forgotten how much I like danger mouse as a kid! Great costume by the way :) We seem to go to all the same events and I seem to miss you every time. lol, we should work on that :P

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  14. I used to ADORE that show when I was a kid and you pulled it off perfectly!
    +Victoria+

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