My friends and I wore 1940s-inspired Teen Titans cosplays to GenCon 2016. I’ve already posted about how I made my costume (Starfire), and I wanted to share what all of our outfits looked like.
I’m a little late posting this, but in edition to my Link cosplay, my friends and I did a group costume inspired by Teen Titans. Instead of going representational, we did a mashup with the classic film noir aesthetic and tropes – that means 1940s fashion!
I cosplayed as a ’40s Starfire. She’s always been my favorite from the show from the early 2000s. She’s cute, smart and strong, a combination I don’t always see and feel like culture says doesn’t exist (woman are usually portrayed as pretty and weak or strong and not traditionally feminine). Her character showed me I could be intelligent and strong, whether it was obvious on the outside or not.
I didn’t capture much of the construction for this cosplay (sorry, gang), but here’s what I do have:
I’ve toyed with the idea of putting together “official” cosplay pages for a while, and I’ve finally done it! I now have a Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Facebook dedicated to my cosplay content. That way, you can follow on your favorite platform to see what I’m up to before I take the time to writer these blog posts. Here’s what you’ll see on each:
Whenever I finish a big project, I like doing a postmortem. Hopefully, that’ll help me improve for the next thing. So, here are my final thoughts on what I think was a successful Link cosplay, along with the photos I took:
Guys! This is the last part of my Link cosplay making-of series! I’ll have some final photos to share, but the costume is done. This one took awhile. But before I get ahead of myself, here’s how I made the quiver:
I’m a bit of an overachiever, so I tend to load work on myself at the last minute if I think I can pull it together. Such is the case with Link’s bow. I wasn’t planning on making it for GenCon due to time constraints, but I changed my mind when I saw a plain, wood weapon online. So, I bought and have since transformed it into the bow from Breath of the Wild. Here’s how:
In typical Link fashion, the BotW ensemble includes a variety of accessories. I’ve already written posts about the belt bag I made, but I’ve also worked on a few other things, including his cross-body belt and gloves.