Ranma1-2
 


Costume :Mary Marvel
Variant :Black
Source :DC Comics
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2012


Costume Photos

Masquerade

Masquerade

Masquerade

Masquerade

Masquerade

Masquerade 6

Masquerade 5

Masquerade 4

Masquerade 3

Masquerade 2

Masquerade 1

Ref pics

 


Costume Information

Description
I think the costume will be quite easy and quick to make. (where have I heard that before? ^^)

Fabric - I'm gonna go for wet-look black streatch lycra to make mine. Yellow for the lightning flash.

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Ok mock up tester of the costume done. (just some clothes pinned on)

Legware Options 1,2,3,4, Which one should I go for?? Opinions...
This was difficult to decide, thanks for all your great input guys.

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update: 27/4/12
This cos is now on for May Expo 2012, and Sunday masquerade place just confirmed, woohoo! ^^

Comments

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Steve you sexy son'fabitch! this is gonna be on the higher echilon of your cosplays! I cant wait to see progress, and the age thing I will say what I said before, she is roughly the same age as sailor mars and I dont think your old looking :) and you will have captain marvel with you! :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 3 October, 2010 - 18:05
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Luke - Thanks. :) ..I was reading somewhere about Marys transformation and the fact that she'd been out of the comic stroryilne for some time - so when she was re-introduced in the new story line..recieving Black Adams powers.. it was like she had grown up some. So she is more mature, and this is reflected also in the costume change. She seems more woman than girl in this series. So that all sits happy with me. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 3 October, 2010 - 18:11
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she is about 20is to mid 20s I would say but its open to interpratation, the alex ross picture you put up she certainly looks older but alex cant draw young girls XD

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 3 October, 2010 - 18:16
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this is a very sexy costume! you have alot of guts :) xxx

by alienqueen on Sunday, 3 October, 2010 - 18:23
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alienqueen - Thanks :) Well I think you have a lot of guts too - full red lace bodysuit.. ;)

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 3 October, 2010 - 18:34
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You are braaaaave! You can has virtual cookies :3
Will be looking out for you, cant wait to see it!

by TheEmoEmu on Monday, 4 October, 2010 - 22:48
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I like 'Option 4 Black tights and shoes' You have gorgeous legs better than most woman's i've seen so show them off!! Also having the boots is more accurate for the character but i just like the shoes better. But if you want to keep the boots i'd go for

'Option 2 Bare legs (or nude tights) and boots' but wear skin coloured tights as when your legs get cold or to warm they tend to go red or bluely/white colour.

Just my opinion though steve ^_^

by SachikoYumi on Monday, 4 October, 2010 - 22:52
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And I think black tights and boots suit you very well :D

by TheEmoEmu on Monday, 4 October, 2010 - 22:53
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You think this is brave? Ha ha ha ha :D

Ok, Legware options 1,2,3,4, which one should I go for? Opinions...

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 4 October, 2010 - 22:54
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ohh i like nude tights and boots

by Inuyoku on Monday, 4 October, 2010 - 22:54
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You are amazing! You look great as always!
Im down for the tights and boots hun! <3

by Bambi. on Monday, 4 October, 2010 - 23:05
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Inuyoku - Thanks.

Bambi - Thanks Umm..Black tights or Nude tights? :S

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 4 October, 2010 - 23:14
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Sachiko Yumi - Thanks hun, these replies are comin in too fast for me ^_^
I agree with you..my heart says This. But my head says boots are more accurate to the artwork. :S Grrrrrr

TheEmoEmu - Thanks. This is running quite even...Arrghhhhh

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 4 October, 2010 - 23:18
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black tights or fishnets with boots! looks fab so far =D

by .neverbell on Monday, 4 October, 2010 - 23:20
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Nude tights a bit a skin is good and it breaks it up nicely =)

by Bambi. on Monday, 4 October, 2010 - 23:22
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Black tights, with shoes, gives the most emphasis to ur amazing legs :D

by street-angel on Monday, 4 October, 2010 - 23:25
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I like the tights and shoes best!

by KhaosKreator on Monday, 4 October, 2010 - 23:52
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AWESOME! I prefer nude tights or bare legs myself. You have the figure to pull it off! :P

by kiichan on Tuesday, 5 October, 2010 - 00:42
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tights or nude legs in my opinion
Looking gooood *thumbs up*

by Combustible Lime on Tuesday, 5 October, 2010 - 09:23
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I think boots with nude tights would be best! :)

by alytheluvly on Tuesday, 5 October, 2010 - 10:06
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Thanks everyone for all your input. :)

My own op - I feel the same as SachikoYumi and Tab. I personally think my legs look better in the black tights and shoes. When I say better I mean more feminine. Bare and nude my legs look more masculine somehow - don't you think?

I thought of another option.. make my own boot toppings out of the same wet-look streatch fabric as the dress. I can make a faux laceup front panel to look like the ref, and they would be more form following, like the comic art style boots. I will defo have to try an experiment with this idea...have to wait until I get the fabric though. :S

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 5 October, 2010 - 10:49
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For sheer accuracy I would go for boots and skin coloured tights :) you look awesome. fishnets dont really do it for me, and heels look out of place, certainly boots and flesh or just skin coloured tights :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Tuesday, 5 October, 2010 - 12:48
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Persnonally, I would go for bare leg/nude tights and the boots, because that's what she wears most commonly :) The stockings are all well and good but in my opinion they don't really suit her as a character =/

The mock-up's look good and I love the look of the fabric you've chosen, I can't wait to see it finished!

by Fables on Tuesday, 5 October, 2010 - 16:59
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Agreed, Go for the average of artwork and besides alex ross drew her with boots and bare legs and he is the art GOD! XD again its all for how accurate you want to go with it.

by Captain_Marvelous on Tuesday, 5 October, 2010 - 17:03
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This looks awesome!! Go with the Boots!!!

by DrunkleyCP on Thursday, 7 October, 2010 - 15:30
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Thanks Drunkley. Yeah for accuracy sake of this cosplay I will be sticking with the boots and nude tights. Shoes and black tights still looks nice so I will use that for something else. ;)

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 8 October, 2010 - 11:46
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Looking fabulous as always hun!! The mock up looks great!!

Damn I envy your ability to pull of sexy looking boots!! ^_~

by Mew Rocky on Saturday, 9 October, 2010 - 13:56
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Thanks Mew. I don't like wearing flats for cosplay..it's all part of making the crossplay a bit more believable. But you could wear sexy boots like this anytime..why don't ya! ;)

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 9 October, 2010 - 15:12
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I saw the most Effin size 7 boots that were PERFECT for this costume :( they were literally exactly the same as the Alex Ross art!

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 17 October, 2010 - 00:34
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Hmmm..link?.. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 17 October, 2010 - 00:39
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They were in a charity shop :( I just wish...you know...you werent not in Hull :( *single tear*

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 17 October, 2010 - 00:51
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Ah well, I'll have a go at modding..

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 17 October, 2010 - 23:35
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yes! when is this for?!

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 5 April, 2012 - 12:27
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Thinking poss debut for LFCC.

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 5 April, 2012 - 12:51
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Aww shame I cant make it to LFCC you will look rad though!

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 5 April, 2012 - 13:06
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Next time you are doing something superhero I will bring her. ;)
LFCC might still be something else. I have some time atm (because no Kita) to move costumes forward so Im taking the opp now rather than working last minute before an Expo.. It will be nice to bring a costume that is finished properly and just wear it. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 5 April, 2012 - 14:14
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Ok moved this up to May Expo Sunday and Masquerade (place just confirmed). ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 27 April, 2012 - 12:10
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Awwwww as if im not going to May expo I would have worn captain marvel or black adam and come on stage with you ^.-

by Captain_Marvelous on Friday, 27 April, 2012 - 12:21
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Luke - for my masquerade walk on I am enacting Mary Marvel recieving her new powers (and costume)..coming on wrapped in Black Adams cloak and then emerging as dark Mary Marvel. That would have been so cool to have Black Adam there too.

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 28 April, 2012 - 13:16
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Aww shame I have a black adam cloak to! make sure its the right colour, black and gold! :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 29 April, 2012 - 12:47
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HNNGGG <3

by CharlotteLuna on Thursday, 24 May, 2012 - 01:15
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You look fantastic! :)

by DuskatNight on Sunday, 3 June, 2012 - 17:49
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Stunning as usual <3

by Zelda on Sunday, 3 June, 2012 - 18:28
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as spokesman for all the shazam in the UK you are my favourite Mary!

by Captain_Marvelous on Monday, 4 June, 2012 - 11:50
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Wow Thanks guys.
Luke that is an honour. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 4 June, 2012 - 15:38
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Damn it!! **jealous of your legs** you look awesome!! :D

by alytheluvly on Sunday, 10 June, 2012 - 15:19
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Aww Thanks Aly. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 10 June, 2012 - 15:48
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Damn you looked so good :D So sad I didn't see you D:

by SafiBear on Monday, 11 June, 2012 - 15:34
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Looking great. You look fabulous in the photos. Shame I didn't see this in person.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 13 June, 2012 - 15:22
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Gorgeous as always :)

by Wyrdsister on Thursday, 14 June, 2012 - 21:12
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this was epic!

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 15 June, 2012 - 11:46
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Thanks guys ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 15 June, 2012 - 13:31

WOW great job :D

by VictoriaRusso on Monday, 28 January, 2013 - 19:27
 

Journal

Difficult fabric (Posted 25th May 2012)

Fabric is sooo hard to sew! This black wet look stuff must be some kind of plastic coating. The sewing machine absolutley hates it, keeps skipping and snarling up and snapping the thread. So Im having to hand sew everything. No update pics cuz time is short - Expo Tommorrow. (It WILL be done!) ^^

pattern (Posted 5th April 2012)

I decided to try a ready made dress pattern for this. In theory should make it easier. Im hoping the instructions will show me how to do things like elasticated legholes - that dont look all crinkled (!) and a proper circle skrt. I really want the fall of the skirt to look beautifull..so I am trusting the dress pattern. (Dont let me down dress pattern!) This is it. :)

Fabric (Posted 5th October 2010)

Just got back from the rag market - No one had wet look lycra! So I ended up in the shop next to the market 'Fancy Silk'. They have it so I got 2 metres (just in case)..I'm rubbish at estimating how much I need to buy. ^_^
Oh yeah, 8.99 per metre! @_@ thats probably why the market stalls didn't have any!

Option 5 (Posted 5th October 2010)

There is another idea I thought of..I could make my own boot toppings using the same fabric as the costume. They would be more form fitting like the comic art ones, and I could make up a faux lace up front panel so they could be quite accurate. I will defo experiment with this.

costume mock up - option 4 (Posted 5th October 2010)

Black tights with shoes

costume mock up - option 3 (Posted 5th October 2010)

Black tights with boots

costume mock up - option 2 (Posted 5th October 2010)

Bare legs or nude colour tights with boots

costume mock up - option 1 (Posted 5th October 2010)

Fishnet stockings with boots.