Cosplay Mommy: 2015 Cosplay Projects & A Sneaky Peeky

As usual I have a million cosplay ideas running through my head. Whether they actually get produced anytime soon, is anyone's guess.

Last year I had been planning a Claudia Donovan cosplay and when I found out Eddie McClintock would be at Wizard World Philly, I went full force into planning it. For those who don't know, Claudia Donovan is a character (played by Allison Scagliotti) on the now canceled series Warehouse 13 and Eddie played Agent Pete Lattimer. The outfit itself was simple since it's just muggle attire, which is what I would define as being an outfit that you would wear in normal, everyday life. You know, kind of plain clothes. The accessories really weren't that rough to come up with either since I just needed some purple gloves and a silver bag. I did however, have to make a farnsworth (which is their communication device) and a Tesla gun. 

I ended up switching gears and cosplaying Steampunk Belle instead, which I had been planning for about two years. 

Naturally, this year is no different when it comes to deciding on a costume for the upcoming convention season. As a matter of fact, if you follow me on Pinterest, you know I have a few I'm pretty dead set on including a couples cosplay of Assassins Creed characters (which, like the Steampunk Belle, has been on my to-do list for about two or three years), a Rockabilly Ariel, and Steampunk Goldilocks. 

Steampunk Goldilocks shouldn't be too impossible since I already have the corset and skirt from last years Belle cosplay and white thigh highs that are pushed to the back of my sock drawer. The only thing that outfit needs is a blonde wig and a frilly half apron, both of which I already have picked out and they just need purchased. Of course there are little additions, like the three bears, but it's a pretty simple costume to throw together. 

The Assassins Creed couples costume is going to take a ton of time and money since those have to basically be completely created from scratch. Sewing is definitely not my strong suit. Which means that either I will have to commission them out or find ones that are premade on Etsy (and there are some because, trust me, I already looked). 

Rockabilly Ariel is something I really want to have ready for summer and winter Steel City Cons. For conventions that we only spend one day at, I think something simple is better since we won't be there as long as a convention we spend an entire weekend at. 

So far, this is what I have in my head for the Rockabilly Ariel. There's more on my Pinterest board, like makeup and rockabilly hairstyles, but this is the general idea. 

My current project though seems to be going in more directions than I can count. Initially, I was planning a dieselpunk outfit and then...I'm not even sure where it went. I was unable to find a corset in the color and style I really wanted and I settled on one that ended up being able to fit me about two years ago, but definitely would not fit me now that I have gained a little bit (maybe a lot) of weight back. This sent me on a quest to find a different one. Each and every item I ended up getting for this, ended up being in a different shade of the colors I needed. I was basically stuck trying to figure out how to make this work. Luckily the corset I recently purchased has an inner material that matches the bum ruffle I bought and since it can be reversed, I can stop stressing out as much about it matching. 

At the moment, this is what I have for it. The bum ruffle looks more brown than green and the corset is a lot darker with a diamond design that you can just barely see in the picture. Upon arrival, the skirt has proven to need some slight alterations cosmetically. The ribbons sewn on to "hike" the front of the skirt up are red and just do not work for me. So I am going to cut those off and I purchased some skirt hikes (seen above) to clip the skirt up in the front. The back is a lot longer for me since I'm really short so I have to do some alterations and make it a bustle skirt. I need to buy my thigh highs which are just black striped and a garter to help hold them up. My gold mini bustle from my Steampunk Belle goes great with the long brown skirt, so I look to be planning an outfit around those two items at some point.

The above photo isn't particularly what I had in mind. You can see where I was aiming to go with it in my Pinterest board below. 

It may still work. I'm going to purchase the Military Cap and go from there. The outfit was originally planned around my military green medic messenger bag. The greens are slightly off but this may be something I can work around.

I will be updating more as both of these outfits (and my husband's Judge Dredd costume) come together and we get closer to the cons so be sure to keep an eye out for those posts in the near future! 


  1. LOVE the Ariel board!! #Obsessed :)

  2. ^Shut the front door, me too! Ariel all the way! That fork, but mostly, I love the darn purple blouse! And let's not talk about the other outfit, because you just reminded me the pounds I gained too lol!

  3. Those costumes are awesome! I love the rockabilly Ariel. The other one is really cute too though.

  4. I am drawn more towards the steampunk Goldilocks. But that is just because I like steampunk. However, the theme you have for the Rockabilly Ariel is tight.

  5. I'm not sure I would be brave enough to wear any of those! I have never been into dressing up or costumes. I do thing the Ariel one would be neat though!

  6. OMG I love these ideas!! How fun! The Rockabilly Ariel is going to be hott! I need to see your steampunk Belle too. This sounds like so much fun. What an awesome hobby!


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