TFA - "Human Error, Part 1 & 2"
Last Updated: 06-02-2010
After seeing the TFA episodes of "Human Error Parts 1 & 2" when they aired, I had fallen in love with Human!Optimus' design (mainly his jacket but damn, his design was sexy!).
This costume was very comfortable at Otakuthon 2009, although at some points, I had to take a break to remove my jacket and cool down. Thank god for AC inside the convention center!
A few Transformers fans recognized me at the con, but one in particular who was managing her friend's booth at the artist alley literally flipped out when she saw me.
-JACKET - While finding the remaining parts of my Anime North costumes at Value Village, I found a beautiful red leather jacket with fit me perfectly. The back's a little worn but I'll figure out something to patch it up. Only $15!
The vinyl was a PAIN to sew on the jacket, due to the different layers already sewn on the jacket. I removed the zippers on the front pockets in order to properly sew on the material (and not make it bulgy). The 'window' patterns on the jacket were the hardest parts due to that I was trying to make it look symmetrical (I had to restitch both patterns twice due to that one side had a higher stitching pattern than the other). Once I finished the sleeves, my fingers were in pain, pricked and blistered since I had sewn all of it by hand.
-JEANS - Found my old pair of baggy jeans in my closet at home that weren't too tight around my legs. Then just for fun, I painted the back pockets to resemble a back license plate that read: "I *heart* Autobots".
-SHIRT - Found at a make your own t-shirt store downtown.
-HAIR/WIG - For the hair at Otakuthon, my hair was a long enough length to style. My BFF, Steph, was the one who helped style it for the Saturday at the con. I slicked my hair back with water to keep it in place, then used a tiny bit of hair gel. Steph had used a mix of the gel and used a straightening iron to make the spikes. Then she set it all in place with 3 (count it, 3!) brands of hairspray! I must have applied 5 layers of my ultra strength stuff in my hair because one it was done, it was hard as a helmet! For the stripe, I mixed a combination of white and light brown acrylic paint (the cheap stuff from the Dollar Store) and painted it around my head. Thankfully, it held up for the entire con, which was amazing (and was easy enough to wash out).
For Anime North 2010, I've ordered a wig so that it will take less time to get into costume (and less of a hassle for my friend to put together).
Total: $105.00 (aprox.) (CAN)
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