Last Updated: 02-25-2013
A quick but cool costume I put together for Halloween, the street samurai/utter badass Molly Millions from William Gibson's Neuromancer novel. I ended up really liking this costume, so I put it into my offical cosplay lineup and wore it to Con-G 2013, and will wear again to sci-fi or multigenre wintertime events again... sometime.
So, it consists of:
Wig; just used my Aoi wig. I also had a short black wig, but it's a cheap, crappy-looking one and didn't quite have the described style. And since her hair was only described as "dark", I figured dark purple was good enough. Plus I adore that wig. I'll take any excuse to wear it.
Lenses; Bought a pair of mirror sunglasses, popped out the lenses, attached them to my face with double-sided tape. So, I'm functionally blind in this costume unless it's bright and sunny while outside. Especially since if I'm getting hot or in a crowded hallway, they fog up on me.
Claws/blades; made of wire, cardboard, duct and furnace tape. Made rings of wire and extending up to the length of the blades, cut the cardboard to the shape needed, layer of duct tape, then a layer of foil furnace tape overtop to give it a metallic shine without it wrinkling easily. To hide the rings I wore fingerless gloves (taken from my old Sai cosplay). Oh, and I didn't want to spring for fake nails, so I just semi-succeeded in growing my own out and painted them burgundy. Again, may do her acrylics in the future.
Clothing; Stuff out of my closet. W00t for regularly having a cyberpunky femme fatalle style. Jacket is a leather Danier jacket that I regularly wear (good god is it hot in a crowded con hall. It's meant to be worn outside in cool weather), black super-skinny jeans, and a pair of stiletto heeled knee boots. For Halloween I didn't have a shirt that matched the description of her "sleeveless grey pullover with shoulder zippers", so I just wore a Sci-Fi styled tank top underneath. It was too cold to unzip it anyway. For Con-G I (very last minute) bought a grey pullover, de-sleeved it, stuck in decorative shoulder zippers and cropped the hem a bit to resemble her "Sleeveless grey bulletproof pullover".
And I bought a dollar store dart gun for her flèchette pistol.
Also, the Batou accompanying me is my boyfriend Furilas. His costume also turned out great as a week-before-Halloween decision and made for some great photo-ops. Photos taken are in the Toronto subway, various stations/concourses.
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