Tag: Wig

3 Days to Dragon*Con: Companion Cube (An Almost-Final Shot)

 

 

The Enrichment Center reminds you that the Companion Cube cannot speak. In the event that the Companion Cube does speak, the Enrichment Center urges you to disregard its advice.

Here are a few shots from my nearly-completed Companion Cube dress!  I need to add a few more details to the dress, figure out the wig a bit more, finalize my makeup (wasn’t wearing much tonight, and you can tell!) and better affix the cube to the headband…Oh, and put on some damn Spanx.  This is why I rarely leave the house without wearing Spanx–they make you look 10 pounds thinner!!!

Anyways, enough about Spanx, I’ll be wearing them at Dragon*Con!  MORE PHOTOS.

So that’s the dress!  I think it is pretty cute–if not too complicated, which was sort of what I was going for with this costume, since my other costumes are so complicated!  I plan on pairing it with gray tights and silver ballet flats.  SUPER CUTE RIGHT?

I invited your best friend, the Companion Cube. Of course, he couldn’t come, because you murdered him.

 

14 Days to Dragon*Con: A Quick Costume Update

 

Hi guys!  We are TWO WEEKS OUT (WHAT?! YAY!) and  that means it is costume update time!

All my Melisandre components are coming together incredibly well!  My wig, necklace, and belt are all here, and the dress is coming along splendidly.  I met with my seamstress on Sunday and she has the underlayer more or less completed, and is now working on the overlayer.  I’ll be seeing her again this Sunday to try on the double-layered dress so that she can make final adjustments, and then it should be almost ready!  The necklace and belt are also incredible (thanks Valerie–you’re getting your own post later on in the countdown!) and I threw the necklace on with my wig (which still needs styling!) and a red shirt just to get an idea of what the completed package would look like:

Not too shabby right?  I need to fit the necklace to me a little better, and there is SO MUCH WIG happening, oh man.  I need to style it like whoa.  But I’m super excited, I think it is going to be great!

I also did some work on my Portal Companion Cube costume this past weekend, adding some additions to an existing gray dress I own–so far, so good.  And my adorable pink wig came!  Check it out:

I LOOOVVVEEE IT.  I never thought I’d love me with pink hair, but I do.  I think my little Companion Cube costume is going to be super-adorable.

How are your Dragon*Con costume preparations coming along?  Can’t wait to see everyone in their finest!

 

42 Days to Dragon*Con: I TOLD YOU IT WAS A WIIIIIIIG (also, 400th post!)

First: THIS IS MY 400TH POST Y’ALL.  So that’s worth noting!  400 is a lot of posts, yaaaay me.

Now, onto the countdown!

I bought my wigs this week, y’all.

I’m actually pretty lucky with my natural hair–it is crazy that I am saying this, because in middle school I had such an insane Jew-Fro that my classmates made up a song called “Puff the Magic Lindsay” (set to “Puff the Magic Dragon,” of course) and sang it whenever I walked into a classroom.  They also threw chewed-up blow-pops into my really kinky, unmanageable hair.  Classy kids, right?  Anyways, my hair calmed down after puberty and I finally figured out what to do with it.  My hair is pretty thick but it isn’t uncontrollable, and a good flat iron is my best friend.  I like my natural color, it is sort of a warm, dark brown.    I have a good stylist and a good haircut.  However, none of this works with any of my Dragon*Con costumes, so wigs it is.

I haven’t had the best wig luck in the past–they don’t tend to hold up all that well during the Con.  If anyone has any tips for storage and styling, please let me know!

Anyways, here are my wigs.  I decided to give Cosplay.com a try.  We’ll see how it goes.

So that wig is happening in natural red/copper for Melisandre, and in black for Blind Mag (who I am wearing again, duh, it is the bestest and easiest costume).

That’s the rose wig in one of the colors I am getting.

And that wig is happening in a cool pink for my Weighted Companion Cube costume from Portal that I should probably do some work on, but I was out of town last weekend and my best friend from college is coming this weekend, so that’ll have to wait a bit. I’m excited to wear a pink wig–pink isn’t really one of my “favorite” colors, but the Companion Cube color scheme is silver/gray and pink, and a pink wig is definitely more fun than a gray wig.  Might as well give it a whirl, amirite?

How are your costumes coming along?  Do you have any fun wigs ordered?  Do you avoid wigs whenever you can, or are you a drag queen like me, and convinced of the power of BIG HAIR.