This week’s theme is Cosplay Craze. If you aren’t familiar with cosplay, it is basically costumed roleplay of characters. Any character, really. I chose Marvin the Martian to be my cosplay inspiration. In real cosplay, everything about the character is taken on by the wearer–fine costume details, mannerisms, speech. You basically BECOME the character. However, for this PR&P theme, we were instructed to create a wearable, everyday outfit simply inspired by cosplay. Here’s my Marvin the Martian look!
For The Story and The Sewing, visit the voting post at Project Run and Play (and vote for me!!).
My own eared hat pattern, modified
Tinny Dress by StraightGrain
Blake Dress by Mingo & Grace
Abby’s Trailblazing Socks by The Wolf and the Tree
green ponte and sweatshirt fabrics
yellow-gold t-shirt yarn
pink cloud prink swim fabric
hot pink techno knit
Lakeside hiking trail just north of Springfield, MO
To avoid inadvertently creating a Christmas outfit, I took Marvin the Martian’s red and green ensemble and toned it down to a softer green and pink. I kept the most important Marvin the Martian features (pleated skirt and amazing headpiece), and added some more interesting details elsewhere (color blocked bodice and use of cool space-y cloud print).
A real drawstring! Honestly, I have never done a drawstring because I was afraid I would mess it up. No big deal! I see many more drawstrings in my future. You’ll also notice that my green pieces have some crazy stitching on them. I thought it would be fun to do some unconventional stitching, since Marvin the Martian is a cartoon character.
That’s all! If there is anything you have a question about, please ask in the comments. Please be sure to check out the other designers’ looks and vote for your favorite (me me me, I hope) on the Project Run and Play blog.
And of course, The Nope: