This past weekend was my first ever con. Words cannot express what a wonderful experience it was. Simply walking into the exhibit/vendors room was heaven. Dork heaven. And then there were the panels, and the people. And it was AWESOME.
For day one I was Selene from Underworld. I have wanted to be Selene for yearrrrrssss. When deciding which costumes to make I knew instantly this would be one of the costumes I made.
Overall I am happy with my cosplay, though I can see all the places I would like to make better.
What did I make?
The corset, bracers, and holsters
What did I buy?
The boots, guns, wig, fangs, and cat suit
What I spent?
I spent about $150 for this costume
Changes I made-
The boots: The boots were WAY too small. Anyone buying Demonia boots- buy up a size. I am usually a 7-7.5, usually a 7.5, but I couldn't even stand these shoes were so tight. I read online that taking a hair dryer to man-made boots will help stretch them, so I tried it out. What a difference. Not only did I walk a whole bunch on con day, for 90% of the day the shoes were relatively comfortable. I did, however, still have two bloody heels when I took my boots off that night.
The guns: The guns were this weird army camo pattern when I bought them, so I spray painted the bottom black and the top silver.
The wig: I just took a straightener to the wig because the ends were curled in rather than straight. Easy peasy.
The cat suit: The suit was a tad too loose on my thighs, and since Selene's is like a second skin, I took in the seam of the thighs.
Parts I am not happy with-
The corset :/ Apparently when I draped the pattern I messed it up. The bust area was WAY too big and it closed in the back. This made cinching my waist impossible. I love the hourglass shape, so I was highly irritated that I didn't have that :( By far not the best corset I have made.
There were some AWESOME costumes, but these were some of my favorites:
Dwalin from the Hobbit: