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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Avengers: Age of Ultron Cosplay Beginnings

It was a rainy afternoon in April when I entered of one of our local thrift stores. I wasn't really looking for anything in particular, but I was eager to shop anyway.

I slowly browsed through the books, dresses, shoes, and skirts before meandering over to the sewing section. I perused through the vintage patterns, sewing notions, and yarns, before finally stepping over to the large bookshelf filled with fabrics, each length carefully rolled up and tied with a piece of twine.

My eyes eagerly scanned the shelves before I began the task of scrounging through the fabrics. Some unknown treasure lurked there, hidden, cast away, in the recesses of those worn shelves, just waiting to be discovered.

My hunt didn't last long before I was rewarded.

Squatting down to search the lower shelves, a large, blue-hued bundle immediately caught my eye. I quickly pulled the fabric out from under the others and examined it closer.

Perfect.
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And that is the story of how I found the fabric for my cosplay for "The Avengers: Age of Ultron."


Captain America.

That's right ya'll. I'm making a fem Captain America costume to wear to the midnight premiere of Age of Ultron. And I am beyond excited. :D :D

This cosplay is so different from anything I've done before, and it will most definitely be a challenge for me, testing both my sewing and creative abilities. But hey -- I'm always up for a challenge! ;D

So anyway, this fabric I found is crazy perfect for fem Captain America. Perfect color, perfect texture, perfect weight, and the perfect amount! 103 inches long and 60 wide -- all for 3 stinkin' bucks. Needless to say, I was beyond stoked when I found it. :D

(This is the most accurate representation  of its color.)
Another fabric also caught my eye during my little thrift store search: a similar type of fabric, but red, and only about a yard in length. For 80 cents. :O I knew it'd be great for the red accents of the bodice, since it won't require much anyway.

(they're both in major need of ironing. xD and the red really isn't that bright... o.O)
There were several other fabrics there that would work really well for my costume (for various accents and such), but I decided to hold off and only buy the two, since I do have a year until the costume has to be finished, and about 6 months before I allow myself to officially start working on it... xD

So yes. That is my not next, but second-to-next cosplay that I have planned. :D My next cosplay will be for the third Hobbit film. (which they recently renamed "The Battle of the Five Armies" -- yes, I like the new title. Kill me, but I do. ;D) I'll let you know what my costume will be for that soon, most likely when the first trailer for it comes out. (hyperventilates just thinking about the trailer coming out... xD)

Anyway! That's my cosplay happenings lately. :D

P.S. Here's my board on Pinterest for the cosplay... because you know I always do that. ;)

8 comments:

  1. Do you have any plans for your cosplay for The Battle of Five Armies? Or is that information top secret? ;)

    Our family went to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier last Sunday. It was a good movie. I dressed in red and blue and attempted a casual cosplay. I had Grace take some pictures of me so I will hopefully I can get them up on my blog sometime in the near future. :)

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    1. Yesss I do. :D And yep -- top-ish secret for now. xD I'm thinking I'm going to make the "official" announcement of my cosplay plan for BOFA after the first trailer releases... but possibly before then. We shall see. ;)

      Ooooh that is awesome!! I'm definitely looking forward to seeing the pics! :D

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  2. You're right! That is the perfect color :D I can't wait to see how it turns out! Your cosplays inspire me so much!! I can barely pull of a casual one :P

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    1. :D Heheh thanks! Oh pssshh I'm sure you could way more than just "pull off" a cosplay. ;D Wait, so have you done one before???

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  3. Love the fabric! I am going to be making a Captain America costume to, and I was wondering, are you going to make it tight like his and also in the picture of the woman in the fem Captain America costume it?

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    1. :D Really??? That's awesome! For the premiere of Age of Ultron.?

      And yesss...more or less. No spandex (bahahah) so not like the comic book skin tight style, but basically like this: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/95138610852589243/ (But with some creative alterations of my own... I want to do brown leather for the boots, gauntlet/gloves, and utility belt, like his WWII and Age of Ultron costume. But otherwise it'll be like his Avengers costume. Anyway. ;) )

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  4. I knew you were going to say that! :) :)

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