Character: Dr. Mrs. The Monarch/Dr. Girlfriend is easily my favorite character in the entire Venture Universe. A sexy villianess who's a hell of a fighter! Awesome enough that you're even willing to ignore her Man Voice...
Costume: Wow....okay, starting from the top down...I remade the crown (the first one was a tragic monstrosity made from wonderflex, hot glue and vinyl...it had to be destroyed). The new one was made after I emailed caliph o'clowns and asked her for tips. Not only did she give me great tips, she even emailed me a basic pattern! caliph o'clowns, you officially rock. :) The wig is a mid-back level wig style named "Perfect" that I had to trim and trim to get Just Right. The collar was free drafted and done from 2 way stretch vinyl. The gloves were done from a Vogue pattern that I had to alter to accommodate my arms (the pattern was for twig thin arms!) The bodysuit was made from 4 way stretch vinyl using the Green Pepper Ice Skater's pattern. I had to modify the pattern a bit to make it one piece, instead of a top and bottom piece. I free drafted the butterfly pattern, "wings" and yellow trim and topstitched them all on. The boots were a Pain! I used the online tutorial (http://www.sarcasm-hime.net/bootcovers-tutorial.html) but still had difficulties, since this was my first time attempting to do this. I had to remake them about three times to get them right, but I'm sure there's Room For Improvement. They slip right over my Charlotte Russe heels *wear gel inserts, they save your feet!*
Final thoughts: I love this costume! I cosplay cute WAAY too well for someone my age, and it was fun to try out sexy for a change. I'll wear this to any cons that'll allow me to! Too much fun! Just wish I could master that voice of hers.... ;)
*3rd Place Handmade Craftsmanship in Yulecon 2009
*Judges Honorable Mention in Austin Wizard World Comic Con 2010