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05 April 2011 @ 10:23 pm
not that i’m doing a chance costume…  

…but if I was, it did occur to me that I already have knee-high black leather boots. They may not be proper Stompy Boots, but they’d certainly do in a pinch. And I did find the necessary color lipstick, for slightly less than the top dollar I was willing to pay for it. By the company that’s making the Wonder Woman makeup line, no less, although the appropriate lipstick is not from that line.

I wonder if I could do this on a reasonable budget. Well, no. A mask, if I did one properly (or rather, had one done for me) would shoot it out of ‘reasonable budget’ range immediately. But the rest of it, I probably could. Although I’ve gone back to the idea of making, not buying, a jersey, because I’d want one properly fitted. The jeans, whatever, but the shirt might need making. Then again, if you don’t account for time, the materials for a jersey probably wouldn’t run anywhere near the cost of a pre-made one. And I can always use a dime store Lone Ranger style mask. It’s what Chance had in the early days. Back when her costume was made of denim, not leather. :) (I know these things. I’m the writer. :))

I should probably make a decision on this by Friday, since if I’m going to do the fundraiser run I should give myself some time to, y’know. Raise funds. :)

(x-posted from the essential kit)
pgwfolcpgwfolc on April 6th, 2011 09:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, even if I was never able to complete my degree, I'm definitely a mechanical engineer at heart mind. (But I was going for a minor in philosophy. Head in the clouds, feet on the ground...)

The "real" costume would be awesome. So would you training and taking to the streets to bust up street crime while looking fabulous. But we're talking about a costume for a fun run, wherein they seem to count kids wearing Superman T-shirts as costume enough. So, with a sigh of regret... yeah, I put aside thoughts of the a real, custom-fitted bodysuit with all the trimmings and tried to think of what was practically possible.

A hundred quid does sound reasonable. You've already got the boots. You should be able to find a half-decent coat to cut up somewheres, and it's even okay if it already looks a little worn and battered (if anything, it'd add a bit of authenticity). So, really, you just need to make a jersey and a mask. (Oh, and maybe, if you've time and funds left over, pick up some kind of bo staff.)

But I'm not sure how you'd do that without, you know, fabric. How do you get that, then? Europeans must surely make clothing. Some of them are quite famous for it.

In other news, one other person (so far) thinks you should go for it.

Anyway... I've never met you, and it's been ages since Chance's miniseries finished, and I'm still excited about this idea. If I can help make it happen, let me know.