Hello there! Any Homestuck fans on the site?
Jade has always been very dear to my heart, she's probably my favorite character. I temporarily dyed my hair black for another character about a month ago, and when it was still dark come Halloween, I decided the fates were telling me it was time to finally whip together a costume of her!
Jade consulting her COLORFUL REMINDERS.
Close ups of the teeth!
Close up of the COLORFUL REMINDERS
This is a modest costume, but I'm still quite tickled with how it turned out. It's interesting figuring out how to cosplay Homestuck characters properly, since their appearance is so heavily simplified - what makes sense in an almost silhouette cartoon figure might not work as well in real life. For Jade, this challenge presented itself with her teeth. She has adorable buck teeth, and I really wanted to get them just right, but I had to be careful not to make them either too subtle or too exaggerated, or they'd lose their charm.
- I drew out the design on freezer paper and stenciled it on the shirt.
- The skirt's a thrift-store find that I Frankensteined to better match hers.
- The teeth were made with those thermoplastic pellets you can find in Halloween stores - you know, the kind used to custom fit vampire fangs to your own teeth. They're my new favorite crafting material. =D If anyone wants details on how I used them, just let me know!
Happy Halloween, folks!