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Cosplayer Varnani > Costume of Valentine (Skullgirls)

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Costume worn at:
Pacific Media Expo 2013
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
Altered a pattern that included multiple darts to add a collar and lapels. I used bottomweight stretch cotton sateen for the dress and hat, which worked wonderfully. It's fully serged and finished inside. The hat has a HeatnBonded on cross I made out of a scrap of 4-way stretch vinyl I got from MJTrends. The cross buttons are foamie sandwiched between two pieces of stencil plastic, which I then hot glued one side of a snap onto. I sewed tiny buttonholes onto the dress to push the other side of the snaps through, which secured it as is, then I could snap the two together without trying to made a giant, presumably non functioning buttonhole to push the crosses through. The crosses on the legs are also made with foamie and stencil plastic. The shoes I lucked into by plugging in variations on "white wedge heel" into eBay. The leg wraps are just 3" side wound dressing bandages. The eye bandage is gauze I athletic taped (with spirit gum on the very edges) to my eye area. The face mask I purchased at Daiso. The gloves are latex free ones I got at the dollar store. I purchased flavor injectors at Walmart and filled them up with green, purple, and orange glitter to match Valentine's Vial Hazard attack. The contacts are Pinky Paradise's Venus Eye Bright Red.
Personal Thoughts:
This was a dream costume of mine, I'm so glad I finally just bit the bullet and made it! I'm not happy with certain aspects of it, but overall I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
Wig Details
Wig Brand
Arda Wigs
Wig Name
Original Color:
Royal Blue (008)
Styling Time
1 hour
Wig Quality Rating
5 / 5.00
Styling Notes
I didn't use the long ponytail that came with the Jeannie. I teased the shorter ponytail that the wig comes in into messy spikes, then teased and heat trained the bangs into shape. Not perfect, but not too bad for a hotel job, lol.
Wig Review
The color is PERFECT in person but photographs a bit light. Still great for my purposes though.
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