Cosplay Companion: Modifying Fairy Wings

Nobody likes wings with shoulder straps!

With New York Comic Con and Halloween approaching, ‘tis the season for cosplay and costumes! I am sure some of you will be using costumes that involve wings; fairy wings, angel wings, or perhaps steampunk or robotic-type wings. I am working on a Tinker Bell cosplay for NYCC myself, and quickly came to the decision that store bought wings stink. I bought my cheap, small wings on Amazon, and while the quality leaves much to be desired the biggest issue I have with my wings are the unsightly shoulder straps!

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Closet Cosplay Challenge #2: Starfleet Uniform, Star Trek: TOS

From thrift shop to Starfleet

As you might recall from my first Closet Cosplay Challenge, I like to try and put together thrifty costumes, using things I already have on hand or that I can get cheaply and easily. I had been wanting to make a Starfleet uniform for the longest time, and finally got the chance when I found this perfect shirt at a thrift shop!

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Closet Cosplay Challenge #1: Wednesday Addams

Samantha takes on the Closet Cosplay Challenge

We’ve all been there at some point. You need a costume for a last minute party invite, but don’t want to wear the same thing you wore for Halloween just a few months ago. Maybe a friend of a friend bailed on a convention outing, and now you have an unexpected 3-day pass and nothing to wear to celebrate your favorite fandom. Perhaps you are a new (or seasoned) cosplayer, and the piece you’ve been working on all year just won’t be finished in time—or worse, a vital prop broke days before the con, and there’s no time to repair it.

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