As you will know from my post about London Film and Comic-Con, I am going to Comic Con this year!! One of the biggest reasons for this decision, was to enable Amy and I to dress up like Disney characters! I know that probably sounds a little crazy, but to be honest as an adult, you rarely get a chance to dress up. Even less so, as something like a Disney Princess.
It’s been a couple of months since we officially decided and at least a month since the tickets actually arrived. All that time I’ve been trying to think who and what I want to go dressed as, but I’m not having much luck!
The first go to, as I mentioned before, is Disney Princesses. There is one very obvious choice for me and that’s Belle.
For as long as I can remember, Belle has been my favourite Princess. She is one of the few brunettes in existence, she has an awesome name (haha) and she basically just rocks. Numerous times I have likened myself to Belle and in my birthday murder mystery last year, I even took on the role of her (sort of…). I love Belle, but in all honesty, do I want to wear that poofy yellow monstrosity?
Following in the Disney theme, my second choice would be Megara from Hercules. She isn’t a Princess, which often makes her underrated, but I’ve always loved her sassiness and of course – another brunette.
I would love to dress like Megara and I adore her dress. However sadly, at a size 16 and very unhappy with my current weight, I know I wouldn’t feel happy in a dress that tight (or, from what I’ve seen, silky).
One of my kids favourites, though perhaps a little childish for me, is Vanellope from Wreck-It Ralph.
She’s a fun, quirky kind of a character but more importantly her costume is incredibly simple. A hoodie, a skirt and some tights would make a very easy AND cheap costume.
My final Disney interest, would have to be Queen Elsa, from the latest Disney animation, Frozen. Again, not technically your tradition Disney Princess, she is awesome. Clearly I do not have blonde hair however, so that would require a wig. Also, as much as I love her blue flowing ice dress, I don’t really like the real life representations I’ve seen of it. Instead, I would like Coronation Elsa.
However, from what I’ve seen, this costume would be incredibly expensive to buy. It’s not something readily available yet, so it would definitely be a custom made. Definitely a tempting option if I could splash the cash.
Moving on from Disney, but not from Fairytale, I considered playing on my fandom of Once Upon a Time. My instant thought is Regina, the Evil Queen.
I adore Regina and always have – both as the Mayor and as the Evil Queen. However her evil queen costume would be far more interesting to wear, than her regular clothes version. I have always had a love of Disney Villains and so that’s possibly another Regina appeals. Let’s face it, who’d want to dress as Disney’s Evil Queen, or better yet, Ursula?
Still keeping in theme with Once Upon a Time, but also connected to my previous suggestion, is Belle.
I loved Emilie De Ravin from her days in Lost and I love her even more as Belle. She has beautiful versions of the traditional Belle costumes, making me more than happy to dress up as this version of Belle.
My final consideration from Once Upon a Time, is Ruby aka Red Riding Hood. Sadly she doesn’t have a very big part but the part she does have is kick ass (apparently she’s not actually even in it from Season 3 onwards).
She has a very simple yet beautiful costume, which I don’t think would be too hard to put together. Yet again she’s a brunette (noticing a theme here?) and I love the colour red!
Past Disney and Fairytales, I’m having a bit of a blank. Though I do have a million fandoms, a large amount of them have very nondescript dress, or are basically just average humans. I made my way through a few other things I liked, finding only these four options.
Game of Thrones: Daenerys Targaryen
While I don’t really have the figure for a large amount of her costumes, this one pictured above is fairly simple and doesn’t require me to be super thin. Also the actress who plays Daenerys is naturally a brunette, which gives her dark eyebrows and a blonde wig which I could also do.
Game of Thrones: Margaery Tyrell
I wouldn’t necessarily say that Margaery was one of my favourite characters but she does have some beautiful dresses. I’ve seen a few I like on Etsy, so she’s definitely a consideration. Not to mention, the actress who plays Margaery – Natalie Dormer – will be at London Film and Comic Con.
Harry Potter: Hermione Granger
Well not technically Hermione I don’t suppose, but a Hogwarts student. I’d love an excuse to buy a proper set of robes and this could be just that excuse! Plus I could pretty much wear whatever I wanted underneath, making it a fairly simple costume.
Hunger Games: Katniss Everdeen
Katniss has a lot of pretty dresses, but even her simple outfits are nice. She’s another brunette as well and being Katniss Everdeen would be a good excuse to learn how to fishtail braid.
I’ve racked my brains and I’m really struggling for other suggestions. Velma or Daphne from Scooby Doo perhaps? Tomb Raider? Star Trek costume? What I do know is that it won’t be anime, like a lot of Cosplay is – and it won’t be Superhero, owing to the fact those costumes are usually skin tight. I’m open to suggestions if anyone has any but right now I’m hoping to pick one, if not two of these suggestions above.