Impa Cosplay Postmortem

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I didn’t post every step of my Impa cosplay creation process, but the costume is 100 percent done! I wore it at GenCon, which took place last weekend, and received a pretty good response – lots of people took pictures and gave shouts outs.

This was my first cosplay, and now that it’s done, I want to review the work I did to hopefully learn. With that in mind, here’s my postmortem:

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Impa’s Gloves

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I’ve finished yet another piece of my Impa cosplay! (If you’ve been following my progress at all, you’ve probably notice there are a lot of steps to this thing.) I worked on the gloves little by little, and after stitching some details during a road tip, they’re done! And let me tell you, sewing in a moving vehicle takes some coordination.

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Impa Cosplay: Beginning the Armor


It’s been a couple months since I have worked on my Impa cosplay, but after finishing a dress and moving to a new apartment, I’ve finally had a chance to work again. I’m most nervous about crafting Impa’s armor, as I’ve never done anything like this before – my skills rest in sewing, not props. However, I don’t have time to put it off anymore. It’s just as well; time is a great motivator.

Anyhow, I started off as you should always begin with an unfamiliar project: research.

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