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Dragonmaid
« on: June 22, 2005 05:25:51 PM »

I wanted to go as a super heroine/villainess this year for Halloween , but don't have the body for a bodysuit or leotard. Maybe I can go as a non-superhero character? But I wanto go as someone people will reconize, and it would be hard to go as Mary Jane Watson or  Gwen Stacey unless I had a boyfriend to go as spiderman (which I currently lack). Can anyone help me? Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2005 05:46:40 PM »

Weeeell, if you were open to a comic book character not a "heroine" per se, why not check out the Sandman books? Death has a lot of relatively do-able costumes, espeically in the Death 'manga'. 
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fort_loop
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2005 06:06:20 PM »

OMG, I wanted to be a comic book heroine last year (no wait, the year before that-- last year I was post-partum).  I had the hardest time finding ideas.  There just aren't many comic book heroines.  The best idea I had was Rogue from x-men.  I could actually pull that one off this year, since I just got white stripes at the front of my hair.  Is your hair short or long?  I found that was a big issue for me, because my hair was short. 

But, Rogue is not really all that recognizable.

When my hair was really short, I was Trinity from the Matrix.  Had a blast putting that one together.  In 1999, I was Lara Croft (before she was cool).  That was my favorite costume ever.  Guys kept coming up to me saying things like, "I'm your biggest fan, I've played every level of your games."  More than once, I had to be like, "Dude, I'm not who you think I am."

I'd love to help.  Maybe give me a better idea of what we're working with... hair color, length, height, etc.
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Dragonmaid
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2005 06:58:35 PM »

I have really short brown hair. I feel stupid for not thinking of this before, but your Rogue idea is very do-able. When Rogue was introduced in Avengers Anual #10 as a vilainess (back in the early '80s) she felt uncomfortable with her powers, so she had a loose fitting costume! AND she had super short brown hair with a white streak on either side. All I need is white hair mascarra, really bad eye shadow and.. anyone know a sewing pattern for something like her outfit she wears? or wear I can find/make inexpensive gloves like the ones she has?

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fort_loop
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2005 08:24:09 PM »

Yeah, that's it!  My husband dug up some pics like that for me too.  I'll keep my eyes open for a pattern.  Those gloves shouldn't be hard to make/adapt-- I'll bet there is something similar in the big pattern companies' costume catalogs.

Good luck! 
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fort_loop
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2005 08:31:58 PM »

Another site with some variations of the Rogue look on it:
http://members.fortunecity.com/dm_bishop2/marvel/rogue.html
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fort_loop
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2005 08:43:13 PM »

More still!

http://www.uncannyxmen.net/db/spotlight/showquestion.asp?faq=10&fldAuto=56&page=10

Number 3 looks very doable.
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Dragonmaid
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2005 10:09:35 AM »

I work at a comic book store. If I am working on Halloween, it would be funny for me and the guys I work with to dress as a character! I am not sure if the guys I work with or my boss would go for it, but it might be worth a try. Thank you so much, fort_loop! Those pics are awesome referance matereal!
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Dragonmaid
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2005 05:09:36 PM »

I went to the thrift store today, and decided to look for some gloves. But, instead I found a very April O'Neil-esque yellow polyester blazer. April O'Neil is from the 80's show, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I just have one question: does rit dye work on wind pants? I couldn't find yellow ones, but I found white. Now, to find a red head wig!
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2005 09:37:39 AM »

Another idea, just in case, is Jubilee. It's a very easy and cute costume.

I went as Jubilee to work one Halloween and most of the account execs had no idea who I was but all of the IT and tech guys freaked out.
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