But whether or not we get badges in this sale, I want to work on another cosplay.
The list of cosplays I want to try is kind of long, and a few are dependent on my weight/self-esteem issues. Like, I would love to cosplay as Wonder Woman, but I don't even like wearing a swimsuit in public! And I'm not exactly rolling in disposable income right now, so some supplies are outside my price-range at the moment and I would like to wait until I can afford the right materials to do the character justice. But someday I'm hoping to have all of these costumes in my closet.
Characters I would love to cosplay as include:
- Starbuck, from Battlestar Galactica
- Wonder Woman
- Captain Marvel
- Various iterations of Princess Leia (Bespin Leia, Hoth Leia, ANH white dress Leia)
- Rule 63 Han Solo
- Xena, Warrior Princess
- Sailor Mars
- Sailor Pluto
- Squirrel Girl
- Mikasa Ackermann, from Attack On Titan
- Bo Katan, from Clone Wars
- Sabine, from Star Wars Rebels
- Aayla Secura, the Twi'lek Jedi
- Daring Do, from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
- Bitch Pudding
- Rapunzel, from Tangled (as a brunette)
- Sabriel, from the book of the same name, the Old Kingdom series
- Brienne of Tarth
- Rule 63 Daryl Dixon (ha! Darlene Dixon!)
- Lagertha, from History's Vikings
- Rule 63 Loki (not Lady Loki from the comics, but a female version of the movie Loki)
- Lady Sif
- Sarah, from The Labyrinth, in her white ballgown
- She-Ra, Princess of Power
- Vintage/Pin-Up style Snow White
- Marian, from Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Rachael, from Blade Runner
- Lumpy Space Princess
- My SWTOR smuggler character, Chik Solo ;-)
So that's... 31 characters. Wow.
I wasn't sure who I would choose next. I finished the pepakura for a Loki helmet already, so I would like to continue that costume, but the leather/pleather/leatherette would be very pricey. Sailor Scouts/Xena/Lady Sif would be fun, but I want to be in better shape before I start working on those costumes. I am an advocate for cosplay at any size, but to wear a Sailor fuku or leather skirt is outside my personal comfort zone right now.
Earlier today I found out that the next book in the Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix is on schedule for release this fall. I had heard about it a year or two ago, with the projected release date in October 2014, but hadn't paid any more attention to how the book was progressing until I thought to myself, "I wonder if that is still coming out next month." I have been thinking about rereading Sabriel recently, and can't wait for this new story.
Thanks to that, I've had Sabriel on the brain. I found this book in high school, a few years after it had been published. It is my favorite in the series, though I love the second and third book as well. I identified with the main character, I wanted to be like her, I loved world it was set in and the way magic works in that universe. This is one of the few books I am protective of, the way Lord of the Rings and Outlander fans were concerned about their books being turned into a movie or TV show - I would love a Sabriel movie, but I would be so scared that it would be done wrong. I can't wait until my Boyfriend's niece is old enough for me to recommend it to her. I used to reread it once a year, but thanks to grad school and using my free time to get through new-to-me series like A Song of Ice and Fire and Outlander, I haven't read it in probably five years. /sadface!!!
But as I was looking at Garth Nix's website and the Clariel release date, I realized that Sabriel should be my next cosplay. I was leaning towards Bitch Pudding, since it would be fairly cheap and simple to make (tights, wig, cotton dress) but I think I would enjoy cosplaying as Sabriel more.
So that might be my next project! I am very excited and will document my progress here like I did with Endor Leia. I found an excellent cosplay on DeviantArt by Elentari-Liv, and the details on her costume are utterly amazing. She hand embroidered the keys on her Abhorsen tunic. BY HAND. That, my dears, is dedication, and I can already say I do not have the patience to do something like that. She won an award for it at CONvergence 2012, and rightly so. I have a few ideas of my own for my cosplay, but I am so thankful that she posted such nice photos of her own costume to provide some inspiration - like the shape of the tunic, the size of her bandolier, etc.
Other costumes I am seriously considering are Bespin Leia, Sabine from Star Wars Rebels, and female Han Solo (ok, so I reeeeeeally like Star Wars... isn't it obvious from my online name?) Bespin Leia and female Han would be easier and cheaper than a Mando or Sabriel, that's for sure.