I blame /co/ and my younger sister for making me do this. I'm not mad though; I like to watch Adventure Time every now and then while working on my college work. It's practically Fallout: the Animated Series.
Actually, I won a bet with a colleague of mine before we had ended our semester at school. "Cosplay as Simon Petrikov," they said.
"Who in the heck is that?" I retorted.
After I saw Holly Jolly Secrets Part II, I just knew that I had to cosplay as Simon, for I simply adore his character both as himself and as the Ice King. Hopefully, I can continue to cosplay as this very important character for years to come.
1.) The Charcoal Suit, MK II: purchased from a seller on Amazon. Since I stand at only 5'2", I ordered a Boy's size 14 charcoal-grey, textured suit. If you stand above me, then I would suggest a slimmer-fitting suit over a full one.
2.) The Shirt, MK II: a canary-yellow shirt from the Croft and Barrow line at Kohl's (off-white/eggshell isn't a bad choice either). The sleeves are held up with two crimson-red sleeve garters from the Gentleman's Emporium, which I find incredibly handy and classy, especially for Simon's character.
3.) The Bow Tie: Amazon. Burgundy or Cranberry is a perfect color. From experience, do NOT go with a bright or neon red.
4.) The Elbow Patches: both are mismatched; one is a light khaki (your right) color while the other is brown (your left). I have actually asked Andy Ristaino, the show's lead character designer, as to what colors Simon's patches were and that was his definite answer. EDIT: both patches are the same dark brown in Simon's newer character sheets.
5.) The Vest - purchased from H&M in the woman's isle, and replaced the buttons with lightly yellow-colored buttons.
6.) The Shoes - black ankle boots bought from Rack Room Shoes. Preferably with a 1-inch heel.
7.) The Scientific Parasite and Pens - Parasite was made from a $2 pack of pink-colored air dry clay and a nail file for stability in the breast pocket, and the pens were part of a pack from Target. In a new batch, a mini magnet was glued to the back of the parasite, and a twin magnet inside the coat was inserted in order to help the parasite from moving around and falling out.
(For "d'aww" purposes, I now tote around a loveable Gunther plush; people tend to recognize me more often when I have him/her around.)
HYNDEN WALCH NOTICED ME.