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Cosplayer Sarcasm-hime > Costume of Shikari (Legion of Superheroes, The)

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Legion of Superheroes, The
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Dragon*Con 2009
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Construction Details:
She's drawn slightly differently (higher or lower belt, number of wings, number of spiky shoulder things) depending on the artist, so I just went with what I liked. The wig was a bit small on me, so I bought another matching wig and took it apart, made judicious cuts in the first wig base and sewed in the new wefts. The wings are wire with cellophane and clear vinyl; I had help from a friend of mine with the opening mechanism, but it turned out to be just not strong enough for those big wings and it broke at the con. Will have to come up with something new for the future. I wish in retrospect I'd wrapped the wing veins with dark floral tape, as they don't show up as well as I'd like.
Personal Thoughts:
I've been a fan of Shikari ever since she showed up in the Legion comics. Sadly she was short-lived, as the comic got rebooted and she got replaced by Dawnstar in the new version, so very few people recognize the character. I still say she's cooler than Dawnstar. XD Shikari is supposed to have completely yellow eyes, and while there's no way I'm wearing scleras, I was hoping to get regular yellow contacts. Unfortunately it turns out that nobody makes plain yellow contacts in prescription. In future I'm thinking of getting plano ones and just piggybacking them for short-term use.
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