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Specialized Quest at the RenFest?

My best friend and I are going to the Kansas City Renaissance Festival on Labor Day weekend. I want to write up a quest/game for us to follow as a specialized gift. This would be basically a two-player LARP/cosplay day. We might accrue additional members to our party, but it would be a base of just the two of us. I need to come up with some quest lines, quest prizes, and achievements for points earned! [more inside]
posted by RainyJay on Aug 31, 2015 - 2 answers

I'd like to cosplay Hattori Hanzo in Kill Bill (played by Sonny Chiba)

Here's one photo. Leather black sandals, loose cotton khaki pants, simple cotton apron, white tank top undershirt. All these are straightforward. I need help with... [more inside]
posted by artlung on Aug 26, 2015 - 9 answers

Where can I buy Sirius Black's coat?

I am obsessed with Sirius Black's housecoat. I love the peak lapels, warm dark color, and widely spaced stripes. I'm also a university professor where I could wear something like this on a regular basis. I've scoured thrift stores for years, with little luck. Where can I find this garment or similar? [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on Aug 7, 2015 - 9 answers

Tips for a Captain America+Little Red Riding Hood cosplay?

I'm throwing together a Captain America/Little Red Riding Hood costume for DragonCon in September. I think I've got the costume figured out, but could use suggestions on accessorizing, and on any ideas for fun photo ops when I cross paths with Avengers cosplayers. Also, suggestions for any other fun/cheap cosplay ideas I might be able to pull off with the pieces I have. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 4, 2015 - 12 answers

I know that I hung on a wind-rocked tree, nine whole nights...

The Norse god, Odin, in his guise of the Traveller, is usually described as wearing a blue or black cloak and a broad-brimmed hat. Cosplayer MeFites: what *kind* of hat would you wear, based on that description? [more inside]
posted by hanov3r on Jul 21, 2015 - 6 answers

becoming a true social justice warrior

What would a Social Justice Warrior put on her shield? (Also, the rest of her?) [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Apr 13, 2015 - 21 answers

Help me find these retro glasses!

I am trying to find the glasses in this photo. I asked the girl wearing them where she got them and she told me Chinatown in her area, but I'm coming up empty on Etsy, ebay, Amazon, Poshmark, etc. Can you help me find them? [more inside]
posted by Hermione Granger on Mar 4, 2015 - 15 answers

Help me dress like a fictional character, part 8 of 1000

I love Parker's top in The Rundown Job. [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on Feb 16, 2015 - 4 answers

help me become Left Shark for Halloween

you probably now know left shark from the superbowl halftime show. I need to be that shark. help me be that shark. [more inside]
posted by nogoodverybad on Feb 3, 2015 - 12 answers

How to diasble a strung recurve bow?

My wife is attending a Con in August and we need to make a recurve bow safe for use, but still look like a recurve bow. [more inside]
posted by WinnipegDragon on Jul 9, 2014 - 18 answers

Help me be the mayor of FLAVORTOWN!

Planning to cosplay as Guy Fieri at an upcoming convention -- Difficulty: I've only seen maybe three episodes of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, and have neither the cable subscription, nor the inclination to watch any more than that, and was hoping that instead, I could get some general tips from the hive mind on how to project an aura of Fieri-ness. [more inside]
posted by radwolf76 on Jun 28, 2014 - 16 answers

Nerdy couple costumes

Help my boyfriend and I figure out our 2013 Halloween costumes. He's tall, muscular, buzzed hair, glasses. I'm short, athletic/curvy, brunette, glasses. Both nerdy. Both crafty, but with limited time. Photos inside for inspiration. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Oct 15, 2013 - 35 answers

Help on my Bandit Keith cosplay (sooo many buttons!)

I've decided I will be cosplaying Bandit Keith from YuGiOh at my next convention. I've found an appropriate jean vest which I will be dying black (hard to tell if it should be black jean or leather). I'm still looking for the most patriotic bandanna in existence. But what I'm most concerned about is the shear number of gold buttons spread out on the jacket. [more inside]
posted by gzimmer on Sep 27, 2013 - 4 answers

Costume Query

I'm almost done with my Booker DeWitt costume for DragonCon - only thing left to do now is to finish the shirt. But seriously, what is up with this shirt? Can someone, accomplished costume-maker or otherwise, make sense of my reference image? [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Aug 21, 2013 - 10 answers

Glowing red jewel?

I want to make a choker/necklace with some sort of glowing red "jewel" in the center for Halloween... [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Aug 5, 2013 - 13 answers

Help me get in to the world of cosplay and -cons

At 37 I am discovering my inner sci-fi and TV series/movie fandom. And my nine year old is already there. I am thinking we would probably enjoy comic-cons and other -cons, but have no idea how to research this. [more inside]
posted by Megami on Jul 14, 2013 - 10 answers

Looking for a plastic football helmet to use in cosplay

I'm making a Commander Keen cosplay and all I'm missing is the helmet. The trouble is, I don't know where to find a cheap football helmet that I can justify painting over, and I'd rather work from a base than make one from scratch. I know the character's helmet is supposed to resemble a Packers helmet, but without the logo (and with some heavy bruises), so that might be a place to start.
posted by LSK on Jul 5, 2013 - 3 answers

Love costumes, love the other stuff, still a self-doubting noob

What does a first time comic con cosplay participant need to know? I live in a small town well away from most comic cons, but now it looks like my town has one. This weekend. I have questions... [more inside]
posted by Kronur on May 16, 2013 - 11 answers

Booker, I found clothing ... catch!

My kids and I want to cosplay Bioshock:Infinite at an upcoming fantasy/geek festival, and I need help. Looking for links to either specific articles of clothing, or overall strategies for what/how to do. Spoilers for the game within. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Apr 10, 2013 - 3 answers

Help me get started with costuming!

I know nothing about costuming or sewing, and I don't have a lot of space to do it. Help me get set up and learning how to put together basic clothing/costumes in my apartment! [more inside]
posted by gchucky on Dec 28, 2012 - 17 answers

Where Do You Put Out A Casting Call For A Personal Project?

I am shooting a music video next month. It's a personal portfolio project and while my social group has stepped in beautifully, I still need people with certain traits/looks. Is there a place online I can post a listing to while also being upfront that it is an unpaid/volunteer gig? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Jul 31, 2012 - 8 answers

Can You Name the Fat Guys in the Marvel and DC Universes?

I need a list of all the big boys in the Marvel and DC universes... [more inside]
posted by Irontom on Jul 25, 2012 - 25 answers

Conceptual Cosplay

I love really clever & well-done conceptual cosplay, such as Disney Princess superheros or genderbent Justice League. What others are there? (They don't have to be tied to a specific fandom; just a real-life costume of a conceptual or non-anthro idea that is done well)
posted by divabat on Jul 21, 2012 - 12 answers

Having F3arful difficulty finding this jacket

Help me find a jacket as exactly like this as possible, of any material, as cheap as possible. [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Jul 19, 2012 - 4 answers

Please tell me who this character is.

Can you identify the character in this Comic Con 2012 cosplay photo? [more inside]
posted by starbaby on Jul 14, 2012 - 19 answers

Who are you supposed to be?

Planning to go to an anime convention in a month and I need inspiration for cosplay. [more inside]
posted by noxetlux on Mar 7, 2012 - 8 answers

Making a set of leather armor from absolute scratch

I want to make a set of armor out of leather. Where on earth do I start? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Feb 7, 2012 - 13 answers

Help me with my Life of Brian costume

Help me recreate the headdress of one of the 3 wise men in Life of Brian, the leftmost one in this pic. [more inside]
posted by slashee on Dec 8, 2011 - 6 answers

Rogue It Up!

Please help me construct a pretty decent Movie!Rogue costume in the weeks to come before Halloween! [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Oct 5, 2011 - 3 answers

We are the hollow men, we are the stuffed men, headpiece filled with straw.

Why did the trolls from Homestuck explode at Otakon this year? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Sep 3, 2011 - 13 answers

Run, Runner!

Where could I get a blinking red handheld light the size of a quarter? [more inside]
posted by greenland on Aug 8, 2011 - 9 answers

Identify this cosplay

Who is this cosplayer dressed as? Thanks.
posted by planet on Oct 22, 2010 - 3 answers

What do we want? Brains! When do we want it? This weekend!

Does anyone know whether the zombie march from Davis Square in Somerville to Harvard Square in Cambridge will be taking place this Sunday? If so, what time? I can't seem to find any information about it. Or, if you know any other zombie marches in/around Boston this weekend, I love to hear about them. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Mar 29, 2010 - 10 answers

What would the 6 year old version of yourself put in your utility belt?

I want to make my son a kick-ass utility belt for Christmas. Please suggest me some awesome things to fill it with! [more inside]
posted by JonnyRotten on Sep 14, 2009 - 52 answers

Designing costumes on the Computer

Any recommendations for clothing design software? I'm always scared to download software because I'm afraid it will a virus or something bad. [more inside]
posted by silkygreenbelly on Aug 8, 2009 - 2 answers


Identify this cosplayer's outfit! Possibly a Marvel character? [more inside]
posted by silby on Jul 19, 2009 - 5 answers

Armor costume sans metal

Posting for a friend: creating metal like armor for a costume, without the whole metal part. [more inside]
posted by zabuni on Apr 18, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me think of Reenactment Photos for Cosplay

Creative Ideas Filter: I need ideas of Famous and Memorable Photographs or Paintingsor famous and memorable scenes from History, Movies, or Television that can be Reenacted on the spot without planning by 3-6 people for me to photograph for a final project for school. [more inside]
posted by Del Far on Apr 14, 2008 - 18 answers

Where can I buy T-shirts like the members from the old 70's cartoon "Battle of the Planets"?

Where can I buy T-shirts like the members from the old 70's cartoon "Battle of the Planets"? [more inside]
posted by smallsociety on Sep 25, 2006 - 4 answers

Is there a term for cross-over cosplay outfits?

I went to Comic Con this year, and as usual, there were tons of people in costume. The most original however, are the ones that do some sort of cross-over/mash-up/call it what you will, like Stormtrooper Elvis. So here's my question... is there a particular term for this kind of costume/cos-play?
posted by andrewjthomas on Jul 25, 2006 - 4 answers

Crucio Bitch!

Am I wrong for being angry at my friend? [more inside]
posted by skjønn on Nov 17, 2005 - 65 answers

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