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03-31-2013
Series
Marvel Comics
Character
Ms. Marvel
Year Completed:
N/A
Construction Difficulty:
Normal
Costume worn at:
MegaCon 2013
Metrocon 2012
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
So this was quite the undertaking when I didn't mean for it to be an undertaking at all. My roommate and I were given a big roll of 4 way stretch vinyl a while back and it's just been taking up space in our house. I have been in a real pinch to come up with something I was really jazzed about cosplaying for a real long time. So I decided I'd just look around the house and see what materials I had and come up with something that way. The big bolt of vinyl caught my eye and I decided I'd make Ms. Marvel with it.
I'd been wanting to get make a superhero costume for some time now and Carol is awesome. The only snag was I had never made anything with stretch before, I knew how to work with it and pattern with it in theory, but I had never actually DONE it. I patterned out the leotard block, made the thing out of the vinyl only to quickly realize there was a reason that huge bolt of fabric had been given to us for free. Despite being 4 way stretch the vinyl peeled away from the backing the minute I pulled the mock up on. The fabric was pulling in weird places and was all around unflattering.
Normally I'd just scrap the whole project but for some reason I decided to just go all out and drop a bunch of money on some brand new 4 way stretch when I had intended to not spend any more than about 20 dollars on the whole costume.

Things went a lot better with the new spandex. Except for the part where I took all the time to carefully applique the lighting bolt onto the leotard, only to finish up and realize I'd applique'd the damn thing to the back and not the front. So in a fit of rage I redid the whole thing. My roommate was kind enough to help me fit the leotard which was nothing short of a bit awkward.

So not only was this my first stretch project but it was also my first time making boot covers. Which went a lot better than expected. They're a little lumpy on the bottom, but I'm pleased with them all the same.
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