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26 June 2006 @ 01:09 pm
 
Coraa is teh awesome! She figured out someone i could cosplay as and the costume isn't even that complicated! It's Xigbar from Kingdom Hearts 2. (here's a picture of him from wikipedia)

So, anyone know of the best place to go to look for cloth (as opposed to leather) trenchcoats? I ideally want one with a zipper and a hood, but if i can't find that exactly i can do some modifications.

I also need:
A black sweatshirt or something else like that with a hood (if i can't find a trenchcoat with one)
A looooong zipper (again, if i can't find a trenchcoat with one)
An eye patch
some black gloves
Some silver rope and beads
Possibly a new pair of black pants
Possibly four or six large sturdy pieces of cardboard to construct the weapons, i need to check the AnimeExpo rules on mock weapons
Silver and purple paint or markers, for above
some kind of silver makeup to put in my hair for the streaks
whatever makeup is necessary to give me the scar
I could theoretically get some knee hight black boots instead of using my dockers, but i don't think i'm going to bother. I would wear them normally and they'd probably be more expensive than everything else put together.

If anyone has any other good suggestions for places to get any of the above i'd love to hear about it.
 
 
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Ambermaggiedacatt on June 26th, 2006 08:13 pm (UTC)
You could probably construct mock-boots, like bootie-things to put over your real shoes, out of fabric. Since it doesn't need to be especially durable, you could even do it with glue (like hot glue from a gun) instead of sewing. The hardest part would be coming up with a good pattern.

I rillyrillyrilly want an Organization XIII cloak. Rilly.
Coraa: squallcoraa on June 26th, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)
Me toooooo. With the beads and the hood and everything.

And a pair of knee-high black boots, just 'cause.
Coraa: squallcoraa on June 26th, 2006 08:26 pm (UTC)
Since Xigbar's scar is dark purplish-red, I'd probably suggest using a lipliner pencil. Lipliner pencils are pretty 'sturdy,' so it wouldn't be likely to rub off or smear, although you'd probably need makeup remover to take it off.

I wouldn't be surprised if Hot Topic had some silvery stuff for hair streaks. If I make it there to look for a skirt, I'll keep an eye out.

Chunky silver beads and black cord shouldn't be too hard to find at a craft store.
Vespera: kitty frogsol_rei on June 26th, 2006 11:22 pm (UTC)
Looks cool! XD
Squidceph on June 26th, 2006 11:44 pm (UTC)
Trenchcoats--check your local thrift store. That's where I usually get mine.

I dunno about trenches with zippers, tho. That's trickier.
Kirin: jigenkirinn on June 27th, 2006 01:57 am (UTC)
Heh, cool. Good luck on his gun-things; that's gonna take some doing. I don't think I have any brilliant costuming suggestions that haven't already been suggested, though.
Kirin: jigenkirinn on June 27th, 2006 01:59 am (UTC)
pity we're not both going to the same con, or we could just buy two of everything and I could do Xaldin. ;)
cwendy41cwendy41 on June 27th, 2006 03:05 am (UTC)
In Pasadena, there's a thrift store called Aaardvarks. Whenever people needed to play dress up, we'd take trips there. They had all sorts of clothing and wigs and weird funky hats.
Prof. Gregprofgreg on June 27th, 2006 09:59 pm (UTC)
There's also an Aaardvarks on Melrose. A quick on-line search seems to indicate that both of these go by the name "Aaardvarks Odd Ark", so are presumeably the same outfit. There is also an Aaardvarks in Hermosa that specializes in vintage clothing and costumes, but I'm not sure if they're connected with the other two, or if they'll have the same sort of stuff.