October 30, 2014

Nebula - Guardians of the Galaxy

It's Halloween Time! -aka- the perfect excuse to dress up whenever and wherever I want ;)

I really wanted to try something different, and was provided with the perfect inspiration when I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy.

Bald and blue headed?  Sign me up.

I cannot even describe the color problems I had with this costume.  They literally don't make leather in the color she has on in the movie.  But I got as close as I could.

I started by drafting a pattern.

And the patterns for the metal arm.  I used Worbla and craft foam to make these. 

 My first attempt at a bald cap failed epically, but I got myself another cap, HARDCORE glue, and a dose of patience and tried again.

This time it worked.
The black line is the sharpie line I drew around what needed to be cut.  FYI I don't recommend leaving the black showing, it showed a bit through my Ben Nye makeup :/

The costume waiting to be put on.  I had to have my Mom help me into this costume, even then it was really difficult.  I have come to the conclusion that I can never live alone.  That or I need to hire a personal dresser. 

And the final pictures!!!

I love this costume, and though it was a pain to get into, I really want to wear it at Winter Comic-con.


  1. Could I possibly get a copy of your patterns? Please and thank you!

    1. Hi there! I'm sorry, but I draft my patterns using scrap fabric and I don't keep them. For the armor pieces you could blow up the pictures I have here, (as I took pictures of the patterns I used) but for the body suit I don't have a specific pattern anymore. Yaya Han has a great body suit pattern (http://cosplay.mccall.com/m7217-products-49904.php?page_id=5767) that you could possibly modify for Nebula.

      Best of luck; sorry I couldn't be more helpful! If you do make the costume, I'd love to see the pictures!

    2. Hello could you please email me at mmarshall0692@yahoo.com i have some questions about this costume for my child please and thank you.

  2. Dear Kelsie,
    I love your costume (crazy skills you have). I am making Nebula costume now for my friend and i wondered if you could share pics of the costume from the backside? Here is my email: katja.kolaric2@gmail.com
    Thanks alot*