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Topic: Lorena (True Blood) Cosplay - with ribcage hat!  (Read 3679 times)
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hollish
« on: September 13, 2011 08:53:37 AM »



This is how a vampire eats a burrito.

For Dragon*Con 2011, I decided I wanted to be Lorena Krasiki, from True Blood. In one episode, she tells Sookie "I would just love to rip you open and wear your rib cage as a hat", which has been a joke in a few online True Blood communities, since. So, I decided to wear a rib cage hat.

I decided to make this outfit:

Because it's beautiful and I want to wear this dress all the time, with or without fangs.

For my Lorena costume, I found a black strapless dress at a thrift store and shortened it. With Toria's help pinning & draping, I sewed the lace part as a seperate dress. It's made of stretch lace (which I found for $1.99/yard!), the collar is made from leftovers when I trimmed the underdress. I bought short black gloves from Party City and sewed on the pearls. Earrings also from Party City. For the rib cage hat, I bought a skeleton from Michael's, extracted the rib cage using a saw and pinned my hair in it. Fangs are the "small subtle fangs" from Scarecrow. They custom-fit to your teeth and are the best fangs on the market, short of getting True Blood's fang-guy to design you a pair (and if I had known he would be at Dragon*Con, I probably would have done that). The belt is from a thrift store.


with a Jessica


With Jareth & Sarah and my friend, Toria, who was Blue Totoro (we made her costume, too).


With Drag-Batman.

I'm pretty proud of this costume, especially since I think the dress is pretty and can be worn sans fangs and still be glamorous and pretty.
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2011 10:22:14 AM »

Fangtastic!

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Eveojn
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2011 01:11:00 PM »

You had me at Drag Batman. Nice work!
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hollish
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2011 08:37:03 PM »

You had me at Drag Batman. Nice work!

ooh, maybe I should have put drag batman first.
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lisa_5678
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2011 08:50:36 PM »

Haha! The rib cage hat totally makes it. Great work! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2011 10:21:39 AM »

Oh my I LOVE this its fab  Grin
drag batman is cool
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pinkiequeen
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2011 04:54:33 PM »

absolutly love it, I am a huge trueblood fan!!!
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hollish
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2011 02:47:54 PM »

Thanks!
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Banbury
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2011 04:02:51 PM »

I missed that Jareth at Dragoncon this year.  And I usually hunt them all down since my son is named Jareth.   Also costume.
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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2011 12:28:41 AM »

Stunning! You Cosplay participants are enticing me to check it all out! True Blood, gorgeous dress and sexy fangs? Sounds like a party to me.  Cheesy
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