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Cosplayer Chiko > Costume of Mad Moxxi from Borderlands

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03-19-2013
Series
Borderlands
Character
Mad Moxxi
Year Completed:
2012
Construction Difficulty:
Difficult
Costume worn at:
New York Comic Con 2012
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
Moxxi was surprisingly difficult. I thought this would be an easier costume to finish in a few weeks, but it was actually very time consuming and labor intensive. I hand made every part of this costume and it was quite a bit of work. The fabric for the jacket was hand painted by me, and I drafted the pattern myself from scartch. Figuring out how to get the booty flaps(coat tails) to curl right was a feat of engineering on my part. I heat molded hoop skirt boning and hand sewed it into the trim.

The hat was my first attempt at millinery. I used three layers of felt, satin, and interfacing to give it the stiff appearance and decorated it with appropriate feathers and Queen of hearts card.

I had a lot of fun decorating everything and painting the accessories to have the dirty, cell shaded Borderlands look. I was also proud of how the make up turned out since it was my first time applying white face paint to myself.

The spats were also made from scratch, then I threw red paint all over them to resemble blood splotches. This is a very fun costume to wear, but always requires a lot of work to get into!
Personal Thoughts:
After decided I couldn't finish what I was working on in time for New York Comic Con, I picked something that's been on my to-do list for a while. I spent about three weeks of hard work to finish this costume in time. I really loved Moxxi in the Borderlands DLC. I love how much of a loose canon she is. She's right on the edge of sanity, but is still able to control everything around her. I was really digging the whole Mad Hatter/ Burlesque theme to her outfit so I really wanted to make it.

I always have a blast wearing this costume and acting in character. Moxxi is so much fun to act like! I also got the chance to march for C2E2's float in the Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade in 2013. It was so cold, but all us cosplayers had an amazing time! I had people in the crowd trying to hug me or hive five and scream out "Moxxi! Moxxi!" It was such an amazing time!
Wig Details
Wig Brand
Sepia
Wig Name
Alicia
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