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Cosplayer Dessi_desu > Costume of Rarity from My Little Pony Friendship is Magic

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08-17-2012
Series
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
Character
Rarity
Year Completed:
2012
Construction Difficulty:
Normal
Costume worn at:
Otakon 2012
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
Fluttershy and Rarity are my two favorite ponies. Seriously, if you were to put them in a blender you would pretty much get me!

My Rarity costume came to be, after I found a bunch of purple and white fabric in my scrap bin, so I decided to create a design inspired by Rarity's color scheme and personality.

I have to say, it was really fun coming up with the design and this is my first original design cosplay! I decided to make a corset with a faux double breasted panel paired with a bustled pencil skirt. My goal was to create something inspired by Rarity without being too literal. You can't tell from this particular photo, but my skirt has a purple three tiered ruffled bustle, which I thought would be a cute nod to Rarity's ponytail.

The fascinator is one of my favorite parts about this costume. Luckily, I already had two white ostrich feathers that I was able to use. How perfect for Rarity! The rim of the hat is embellished with rhinestones, along with other portions of my costume (the collar and cuffs of the arm sleeves).

The wig was created with a lot of hairspray and patience. I used foam rollers as a form to create two structured Rarity-esque curls by my face, and then sprayed away. I would like to figure out a more effective way to keep the curls in place. By the end of the day, my wig had seen better days...

Due to the overall vibe of my costume and the fact I'm already wearing a hat, I opted out of wearing a horn. I really wanted a regal look and I was more concerned with conveying Rarity's tastes and character, rather than doing a direct translation from the show.
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