Just me talking about costume-y kind of stuff
Rob and I are just in love with WandaVision. When the Halloween episode aired I just knew we had to do that for our next cosplay. Our anniversary is on Valentine's Day so I got us these super cute matching T-shirts. Since I'm done with both the musical and the opera costumes way ahead of schedule, I decided to start working on this project during Spring Break. I have never in my 20+ years of working at MCC, not had to work on the opera during Spring Break, so I am very excited that I get to do this so soon. Hopefully we will have conventions again soon. If Greater Austin Comic Con happens, we'll be ready.
As you know, Amazon is my go to place these days for online shopping. I was able to order most of the things I needed for Vision's costume. The Sentai suit will need to have it's face cut out and it's hands and feet cut off. I'll make his cape with the stand up collar out of some yellow lycra I have in the shop. Then I can use a scrap for the diamond on his chest. I'll use the scraps from the Sentai suit to make the green stripe down the sides of the shorts. I have a ton of plastic gemstones for his mind stone too. Easy peasy.
I have gained 40 lbs during the pandemic and as we all know, plus sized anything is hit and miss, so I decided pretty early on that I would need to make the bodysuit. I chose red stretch velvet which I will back with coutil so that it keeps it's structure like a corset.. I'm using the Yana Han cosplay pattern for that. It calls for lacing up the back like a corset, but Rob is lousy with lacing, so I'm putting a zipper up the back instead. On the show Wanda only wears pink tights underneath, but in some versions of the comic, Wanda's arms are pink as well, so I bought a pink body suit that will cover me up completely underneath. I'll probably wear it over flesh colored tights too. My calves have always been too big for most boots, so I found boots that were shorter and much lower in the back, hopefully they'll fit. I'm also making the cape and the headpiece. The headpiece will be out of L200 foam and painted red. I found a great tutorial on you tube, which I will share here. I'll either wear my Nightmare Nurse or my Squirrel Girl wig, even though my hair is currently dyed red.
Check back during Spring Break for more updates!