Cosplay: Jessica Rabbit

Jessica and her husband, Roger Rabbit live in Toon Town. Jessica insists she’s not bad, she’s just drawn that way ūüźį

This was one of the most involved cosplay costumes I have done. Obviously, Jessica Rabbit is a cartoon, so I wanted to do this very stylized with bright colors.

I got the dress from Spirit of Halloween online and had to alter it A LOT because costume stores suck! The costume never look as good in person as they do online. Photos on the website were the ideal dress for this costume, it was long, red, sparkly and very form fitting. I spent around $35 on this dress alone. However, when the dress was delivered, I opened it up to complete disappointment! The color was great, but there was no shape to this dress at all. It was like a complete tube, not form fitting in the slightest. To make this a little more Jessica Rabbit like, I secured this at the waist. I used a piece of red fabric, probably about an inch thick and wrapped it around my waist at the narrowest point, tying it at the back.

This dress came as a straight across tube top style. I used safety pins to make the neckline curve in, similar to a sweetheart top. I pushed a safety pin into the fabric, and then through my bra to keep the fabric gathered together and emphasize my cleavage. I also wore this dress backwards because Jessica Rabbit’s slit¬†is on the other side of her body. I really wanted to keep this true to the cartoon! ¬†This wasn’t movie quality at all but it¬†definitely¬†gave me more shape.

Another issue with this dress was the material. The sequins gave the perfect look, but they were so scratchy!!! I ended up cutting elongated triangle shapes out of red fabric and sewing it onto the seems under the arms. This was a life saver because my underarm area was all scratched up from the friction of the sequins.

I purchased my gloves from Amazon for $9.99. They were the perfect color! I was thrilled with how these looked.

I purchased the wig from for $14.99. This is the third wig I’ve purchased from that website and they are a good for costumes. These definitely are not everyday wigs, they are synthetic and cannot be styled with heated tools. They wear well for a few hours, and then start to get uncomfortable.I typically braid my hair in two french braids, and then secure them with bobby pins to the back of my head.¬†I use a fish net wig cap over the braids and then place the wig on. Keep in mind, wigs are hot! Oh my goodness I was boiling in this outfit, but beauty is pain!

My makeup was a little crazy for this costume, as I really wanted to look cartoony but still sexy. I over-lined my lips with bright red lip liner, followed by a bright red lipstick. Then topped it all with a red gloss.

For my eyes, I did a heavy purple and silver smokey look. My brows were more challenging, I used an orange lipstick to brighten them up. To keep the lipstick color in place, I used a bright orange eyeshadow and patted it all over the eyebrow area. Adding powder on top of a cream texture is always a good idea, as creams will smudge.

(In the photo above I wore this dress the other way so that my left leg was exposed instead of my right leg like the other photos. I have recently had my right leg tattooed and didn’t want the sequins scratching it. I worn this costume twice, once for comic con and once for a costume party!)

I wish I had better pictures of this costume! I took a ton of pictures with everyone at Comic-Con in this outfit. I am always so happy when people comment on my costumes because they take a lot of time and energy to get together. Not to mention, this was the most uncomfortable costume I have ever worn!

I hope this was helpful if you are looking into costumes, or just having fun playing with fashion & makeup. Do you like these cosplay character posts? Like or comment to let me know if I should continue posting these!

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Cosplay: Laura Croft

Lara Croft is both beautiful and brilliant. She is an English archeologist who happens to always find herself in the middle of a wild adventure. Versions of Lara Croft have been seen in movies, video games and comic books.

This was a super last minute Cosplay outfit I threw together before Comic-Con last year. I typically plan out my costume well in advanced, but this time I was suppose to go as half of a duo, and my other half dropped out! Instead I threw this together and went to Comic-Con as Lara Croft from Tomb Raider!

This wasn’t a very involved costume. Lara Croft has a lot of outfits. The most memorable to me are the tan pants with light blue tank top and the all black outfit. I went for the all black outfit, because I was able to use supplies in my house to get this put¬†together in about an hour. I wore dark wash grey jean and a black tank top, which is my normal everyday outfit.
To really make this more of a costume, ¬†I wore this awesome vegan leather vest that I bought years ago at the Garment District in Cambridge, MA. (If you’ve never been there, you should go! It is three floors of second hand clothing, new clothing, vintage clothing and costumes!) I think I paid around $20 for the vest.

I also jazzed the vest up a bit by tie black ribbon from shoulder to shoulder to make it look like the strap she has across her chest in most of her outfits.

I used two black skinny belts as gun holsters on my legs. I wrapped the belt through the belt loops on my jeans, pulled down towards my knee and secured it around my thigh.¬†The picture doesn’t do these justices, but it looked believable and¬†worked out really well!

For my hair, I used black clip in extensions that are about an inch wide. I braided my hair and then secured the clips about half way through the braid, then I braided the extensions into my real hair so that it was little more natural looking and not a harsh color change, since my hair was blue at the time.

I did a slight brown and black smokey eye paired with a very dark rounded eyebrow. For lips, I did a nude matte lipstick (and overdrew the crap out of my lips, I was going for that Angelina Jolie Tomb Radier look.)

This isn’t the best Cosplay I’ve done, but I was quick on my feet to throw something together! If you’re looking for a quick costume this is easy peasy.

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