For the first time ever out of five years going to Anime Central in Chicago my boyfriend requested a cosplay costume. So after some consideration we decided to go as Lilith and Mordecai from Borderlands.
These were both made during finals week for my college, since the convention was that weekend, so there wasn't much time to whip these out, but everything seemed to have worked out! I have never sewn a costume or any item of clothing before but this was a learning experience.
Firstly, I went as Lilith.
My yellow top started out as a XXL white hoodie that I altered and dyed. The game is characterized by dark outlines so I used a sharpie to add the dark detailing.
The pink undershirt was an altered cropped cami I found at Kohl's.
The green/gray vest came from a jacket I found at Ragstock and chopped apart, and the fur collar on it came from a dog toy I cut apart.
I had normal jeans on and then the chaps were made by cutting apart some worn out brown dress pants, since I made an oops and did not buy enough brown vinyl and this way they were already fitted for my legs.
I then painted up a knee pad I bought with some acrylic paint. The gloves were cut up gardening gloves.
The nerf gun and loot chest and boots were already things I had, so that was relatively easy!
My biggest luck was that my mom let me borrow her dress form which was already set to my measurements, so I could pin the costume without risking life and limb.
Secondly, my boyfriend went as Mordecai. This was a huge undertaking since he was cramming for finals, he really didn't appreciate me constantly making him try things on.
His top was altered from a pattern I found for a ladies vest since the man is a twig. I have never done anything with zippers, and had to freehand the side closure, but it held just fine.
The t-shirt underneath was found at Kohl's and I just made the sleeves tighter.
The red cummerbund was a piece of remnant I found at the fabric store and just sewed into a tube and pinned.
The cargo pants, as much as he won't admit it, were found at Goodwill in the ladies' section, and were the most perfect match for the character.
I painted another kneepad for him with acrylics.
His goatee was altered from a costume beard that we trimmed and re-glued throughout the day suing cosmetic glue.
The mask was the biggest pain to make, and almost made me give up since I had to wing it due to a lack of similar patterns. Eventually I got it to at least resemble what I wanted by utilizing a beanie to get the correct shape and pinning from there.
The goggles, Nerf gun, and gloves were all in our house already.
And a picture with the both of us just for fun. These were definitely a labor of love, but we were both satisfied and now we have a year to perfect some details!
What do you think?