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Saturday, February 05, 2011

Costuming

Okay, maybe I'm just blinded by the horrible hooker makeup on those poor models, but I honestly think these amecomi costumes are fucking hideous.

Except maybe the Wonder Woman one. I kind of like the flowy skirt thing and the headdress.

(And I do appreciate that the Supergirl one is actually fairly accurate to the comics. But I've always hated that version of the costume.)

I would kill to see someone pull off a Star Sapphire (comic version) variant. I think a cosplayer did it once, but I don't recall. Anyway, I'd be interested in any account of how the model got the damn thing to stay up.

7 Comments:

  • At February 06, 2011 9:17 AM, OpenID jhota said…

    Star Sapphire:

    http://thecelticpleiades.tumblr.com/post/799186693/comicbookcheesecake-star-sapphire-cosplay-done

    i wish i could remember the young lady's name/website, because she had a fantastic write-up on how she made the costume.

     
  • At February 06, 2011 12:26 PM, Anonymous D said…

    RE: costumes staying up

    Double sided tape, plus there is a brand of paste designed to prevent clothes from falling/riding up

     
  • At February 06, 2011 12:29 PM, Blogger SallyP said…

    Staples?

     
  • At February 06, 2011 11:58 PM, Blogger Your Obedient Serpent said…

    I saw a LOT of the Ame-Comi statues while I was working at the comic book store. I'm not a big fan of most of them; by and large, the costumes are impractical, pandering, and frankly, more than a little embarassing.

    ...that's actually why they work as Halloween-and-Party costumes. They're immediately recognizable as the characters, but they have a far better design sense than the "Sexy Supergirl/Sexy Batgirl/Sexy Robin" costumes we've been seeing over the last few years. Only comic book fans will notice or care that they aren't the versions you see in the comics.

    I have to say, though, that the Wonder woman costume is not only an exception -- it's one of my favorite Wonder Woman costumes. It's one of the few that takes the post-Perez "it's really Greek armor" and convinces me.

    And it actually works pretty decently as a real-world costume, it seems. Better by far than any other store-bought Wonder Woman costume, that's for sure.

    The high-heeled platform shoes, though -- [facepalm].

     
  • At February 07, 2011 11:34 AM, Blogger Marshall Ryan Maresca said…

    Last Free Comic Book Day, the store I frequent had a bunch of costumed people, including a well-pulled off Star Sapphire. I have no pictures, but it was on the level of the one posted above.

     
  • At February 12, 2011 3:30 PM, Blogger Saranga said…

    I'd buy and wear the WW one. I really like it. I tried to get that Ame Comi WW statue but dithered for too long and it was sold out. they they introduced the horrible skimpy one and my blood curdled a little.

     
  • At February 12, 2011 3:33 PM, Blogger Saranga said…

    oh, and with that Star Sapphire costume she's got clear tape running between the bra bits holding it together, and a cross shape over her torso that holds it on.

    Seeing that costume cosplayed made me respect the comic version a bit more - now I pretend the sapphire have the same clear tape holding their costume up.

     

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