Saturday, January 26, 2013


I love to dress up. And I love to make my own costumes too! So, naturally, being somewhat of a geeky nature, I love cosplaying.
Now, for those of you who don't know what cosplay is, according Wikipedia, it is " short for "costume play." [Cosplay is] type of performance art in which participants wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea." Some popular sources of cosplay come from anime, manga, sci-fi, fantasty, video games, and films. Some people will take it to a level of awesome where they act out their part as well, but for me, I just like the dressing up part. :)  

Here are some pics of a few of my favorites, just to give you a good idea:

 Princess Peach

 Odette from The Swan Princess
 Emily from The Corpse Bride
 Ganondorf from Legend of Zelda

 Korra from The Legend of Korra
 Giselle from Enchanted
 Peter Pan and the lost boys
 Dot from Reboot
 Mai from Avatar the Last Airbender
 Astrid from How to Train Your Dragon

Now, I know it is really early on in the year to be thinking about what I want to cosplay as (the usual convention I attend isn't until August, although there is another in May), but I've decided what I want to do.
And here it is:
My most exciting project for the year:

From My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

I am sooooooo excited!!! I didn't really understand what the hype was about this show, and why there was such a huge fan-base for it, until I started watching it a couple weeks ago. I'm hooked, and I love the show. It's cute, but also very, very funny! 
It's kind of funny though. My favorite pony tends to be Rarity, but for some reason, I really wanted to cosplay Rainbow Dash instead. Must be that awesome hair of hers... ;)
 Anyway, I have some great ideas for my costume, so I'll be posting my progress here on the blog every now and then. 
Also, Kessie and Brandon are in on this as well! (Seriously, I have THE SWEETEST husband EVER! He knew I really wanted to do this one, so he said he would join in, and I promised I would 1.) Make his costume looks awesome 2.) Not make him wear a wig, ears, or wings. Which I'm totally fine with). I wanted us all to match, so Kessie will be Scootaloo and Brandon is going to be Soarin', one of the Wonderbolts. This. Is. Going. To. ROCK!!!! :D

So here's my wig I just ordered. (Click on the picture to see where I got each item from. That way, if you're looking to make your own, this can help you find what I found!)

It should be here in about a month, so I'll have a picture of me trying it on and see what it looks like. :)

Plus I just ordered these as well, for both me and Brandon.

 I got the jacket in the mail today, but it's a little big, so we'll see if I can exchange it for a smaller size.

And here's a baseball tee to go underneath. I'm planning on putting Rainbow Dash's cutie mark on the front. :)

Woot! :)         


  1. Fun! Is Brandon going to dress up as Doctor Whooves? I find it hilarious that the Doctor is on My Little Pony. Also, have you seen the My Little Pony costumes from Craftiness is Not Optional? They are seriously adorable! Here is the link to the Applejack one she made:
    I bet you could whip up something like this for Kessie. That would be too cute!

  2. Haha, that would be a fun one, but Brandon is actually going to be Soarin'. He's one of the Wonderbolts. :) I thought it would be fun for all of us to be matchy matchy pegasi. :)
    I have seen those! They are really cute! :) I already planned on doing a hoodie for Kessie's costume (there is no way she would ever keep a wig on). I'm going a little different with the bottom part though. I was thinking I would do leggings or short and a tutu. But we'll see. Her's is the last one to do since she will be a completely different size by that time. :)

  3. Super fun!! I can't wait to see the costumes all completed!