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I decided to cosplay Princess Peach for Halloween this year with my hubby as Mario ( he's a short Italian - how fitting! ) I'm not the brightest person - and neither is Peach haha so we go well together. I feel like she represents the more playful, careless, side of myself. She's quite adorable and really enjoyed cosplaying her. I decided to do my own take on Peach's gown and kinda based my design off of all of her dresses. I'm all about adding my own personal touch to a cosplay, and based on people's reactions tp it, it seemed to go over really well! This has become one of my favorite cosplays :3
THE DRESS - The main part of the dress is a candy pink in color and the fabric is cotton. I altered a pattern to make the dress knee length instead of up to my crotch like the pattern called for >_< ( slutty halloween pattern )
The 'short bustle' is a hot pink ( I don't have the exact name of the color - it came from the remnants bin at the fabric store - but it's hot pink ) and then I sewed some ruffles to the bottom of it and used this awesome shiny pink fabric with sliver gems on it as an overlay on top of the hot pink. I had been dying for an excuse to buy that fabric for about 2 years and now now I finally could!! Ooooh and how pretty it is - the photos don't do it justice!
For the 'long bustle' similar to Peach's Smash Brothers one, I found some light pink fabric with embroidered cherry blossoms on it ( only $2.50 a yard!! ) To add some extra princess blingy-ness to the fabric and I added light touches of a darker pink glitter glue to the inside of the petals.
I found some VERY PRETTY glittery white lace to outline the longer bustle with.... it's got a holographic look to it- if that makes any sense.
THE CROWN - The Crown is made from glittery gold craft foam. I found the gems at Hobby Lobby and shaped some wire into flower petals to go behind the gems for added detail. I then glued on that pretty swirly design ( dont know what to call it haha ) at the top and bottom of the crown. I found that at the hobby store too.
EARRINGS - The earrings are actually glittery Christmas ornaments. Using a piece of sculpy ( painted with nail polish ) with a hook baked into it I glued it to the clip on findings and then attached the ornament to the hook. I then sprayed the ornaments with clear enamel to keep the glitter from flaking off. These babies are large and SHINY 0_0
BOOBIE GEM - The gem that lays on the chest of the dress is made from magic model clay and one of the Christmas ornaments cut in a half. I originally made a bigger and more oval shaped gem out of resin but it was heavy didn't match the earrings very well.
THE WIG - I was so scared to style this thing.... it turned out OKAY though :) Every lock of hair I cut took a day off my lifespan >_< I will probably restyle it using some awesome tips given to me by another Peach cosplayer. I went with a more natural looking color wig than bright yellow or bright blonde, they just look so fake to me. I styled it using steam, Got 2 B Hair Spray and Got 2 B spiking cream.
THE MAKEUP - Using a high quality primers I primed my face, eyes, lips, and lashes. Then using Coastal Scent's 88 Shimmer platte, I applied a light pink as a base. Then I put a darker pink over the just the lid, a deeper pink in the crease of the eye then used a pretty white to highlight near the brow. I used Revlonl's liquid liner and created a thick cat eye, then drew in 'swooping' lashes at the end of the cat eye with the liquid liner. I set the liquid liner with a black shadow ( be careful of powder fallin on your cheeks ) I stopped the liner just at the bottom of my bottom lashes and lined my water line in white ( Stila's white cream liner - awesome stuff ) to make my eyes look larger and more awake. I then used TWO different kinds of mascara ( this is how you get the 'fake lashes' look ) I used one thick layer of Maybelline's Falsies as the first mascara, then applied Sephora's bad gal's mascara over top, two layers of that. I then applied some really natural and thin fake lashes over top just to add some more length ( my eyelashes are very short ) I put a thin layer on my lower lashes too. Then I put in bright blue Circle Lens.
*PLUS SIZE NOTES*
I am a proud plus-size cosplayer and I want to help other wonderful full figured cosplayers by providing them with tips/resources/etc that I used to help make my costume fit me better.
UNDERNEATH IT & BRA EXTENSIONS - All of Peach's dresses are pretty flattering on all figures. I've even seen guy's rock her dress haha. I did wear a seamless white bridal corset underneath to help smooth my stomach and any other lumpy areas. I bought mine from ebay for only like $15. If you can't find your size, get the biggest one available and then purchase BRA EXTENDERS ( these will be your best friends for cosplay and real life bra-wear ) these will widen the corset and you can add as many as you need.
GLOVES - I had to stretch my gloves out some by pulling at them to get them to fit at least somewhat completely over my arms. My arm's are not that big below the elbow so I was surprised when they didn't fit comfortably. I don''t suggest the kind I used if you have bigger arms. The first pair I had that covered my fingers fit just fine though - I guess it differs from glove to another. If you can't find any in store or online that fit you can always make your own!
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