Costume :Derek Zoolander
Source :Zoolander
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2010

Costume Photos

Work it, baby

Posing on the quay

You know you would.

At the shoot

Really really really ridiculously good-looking

Dance for the camera!

So hot right now.

Derek Zoolander


Costume Information



(It won't be any specific movie costume, because I am not wealthy enough to source eg, red snakeskin leather trousers in my size before Expo. But it shall be mighty.)

(And Pez shall be Hansel, of course.

Edit: Wig's styled (will need a touch-up on the day, ofc), everything else is bought/arrived/adjusted as necessary. All set for Expo!


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"once in the lunch room while i was eating breakfast, i caugh a glimpse of myself in the reflection of my spoon, and i thought, wow, your really really ridiculously good looking, maybe i could make a career from this" LMAO CLASSIC

by ryaoki on Monday, 4 October, 2010 - 21:08
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by Pez on Monday, 4 October, 2010 - 21:23
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I need to practise Blue Steel more!

by Storme on Friday, 8 October, 2010 - 20:57
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I have a similar problem of being really really redi...ok I wont quote that bit XD haha cant wait to see this!

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 17 October, 2010 - 13:07
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ryukredapples: I'm looking forward just to trying on all the ridiculous snakeskin clothes I bought! :D

by Storme on Monday, 18 October, 2010 - 16:29
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......Just epic win x3 !!! I really hope i see you there !!!

by sweettoothL on Monday, 18 October, 2010 - 16:40
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BLUE STEEL!!! love this film haha

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 19 October, 2010 - 19:08
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sweettoothL, FairyPorchQueen: Thanks! Gonna be fun wearing it at Expo...

by Storme on Tuesday, 19 October, 2010 - 19:38
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You look hawt in that snakeskin! XD cant wait for this costume!

by Captain_Marvelous on Friday, 22 October, 2010 - 12:38
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ryukredapples: Heh, thanks! I'm gonna be spending most of my time in it quietly chanting 'DON'T TURN LEFT' to myself...

by Storme on Friday, 22 October, 2010 - 12:45
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ahh these photos are uber epic!! you have the Zoolander pout down to a tea! :D

by SarahSaiyan on Wednesday, 3 November, 2010 - 23:34
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Heh, my face ached after our photoshoot--it was a good thing I got to spend most of Sunday behind a mask so I didn't have to pull faces again!

by Storme on Wednesday, 3 November, 2010 - 23:47
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epic :D

by otakugirl on Thursday, 4 November, 2010 - 10:38
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Zoolander is one of my favourite films ever XD

Any chance of a sneak peek at your new look, 'Magnum'?

by TheStarlightFairy on Monday, 15 November, 2010 - 00:25
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otakugirl: Thank you!

Sisceal: Are you kidding? I shouldn't even talk about it in public. :P

by Storme on Monday, 15 November, 2010 - 00:35
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by Lozzie on Monday, 15 November, 2010 - 08:34
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Lozzie: Thanks! It was awesome fun to do. :P

by Storme on Monday, 15 November, 2010 - 17:18
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looking good there ;)

by Berserk667 on Tuesday, 16 November, 2010 - 00:54
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Ben: Thanks! Can't believe we didn't see you on Saturday until PTI. :S

by Storme on Thursday, 18 November, 2010 - 19:52
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God this cosplay is just so smoking hot! you guys are so rad!

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 5 December, 2010 - 13:29
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*dies* eugoogly! :O

This is awesome! You guys look great!

by Member-XI on Sunday, 5 December, 2010 - 13:30
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ryukredapples: I think you mean 'really really ridiculously good-looking' :P

Member-XI: Thanks! It was absolutely hilarious to pose for photos as these two. :D

by Storme on Sunday, 5 December, 2010 - 13:34
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Why Derek, is that a LARGE sock in your pocket..or are you just happy to see me! :D

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 7 December, 2010 - 12:37
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OMG my friend Ben told me about this! XD This is fab! Perfect Derek! "That Hansel is so hot right now."

by CherushiiBun on Tuesday, 7 December, 2010 - 13:49
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Ranma1-2: Pez refused to stuff, but, well, it seemed appropriate. :D

Butterfly-Goddess: Heh, thanks! I think we'll be re-wearing these at some point next year; being able to spend the whole day being RIDICULOUSLY GOOD-LOOKING is too much fun not to do this again!

by Storme on Tuesday, 7 December, 2010 - 14:57
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snorted and laughed hard when i saw this, brilliant<3 I love this <3

by CharlotteLuna on Saturday, 8 January, 2011 - 21:17
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CharlotteLuna: heh, thanks! We loved wearing them.

by Storme on Saturday, 8 January, 2011 - 22:33
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This immense! Love the film and a brilliant cosplay - perfect blue steel!

by gaming_goddess on Monday, 18 July, 2011 - 19:00
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Heh, thanks! I loved doing this so much. :)

by Storme on Tuesday, 19 July, 2011 - 10:12
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Absolutely FABULOUS! Perfect costume, poses and model looks XD

by tripletriad on Friday, 22 July, 2011 - 15:15
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I really must find a reason to rewear this... :D

by Storme on Tuesday, 26 July, 2011 - 12:11
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This may posibly be the best thing ever! I don't know how you two always do it. You come up with amazingly original cosplays and pull them off to a T.

by Nomes on Saturday, 11 February, 2012 - 18:12
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Heh, I'm not sure we're always that original; it's just that we go for characters we love or which make us giggle incessantly. :D

by Storme on Saturday, 11 February, 2012 - 19:04
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I can't believe I haven't commented on this. Love you for doing this costume ^_^.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 6 March, 2013 - 09:26
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Heh, thanks - one day we'll dig 'em out for a rewear, they were so much fun.

by Storme on Wednesday, 6 March, 2013 - 10:11

Shopping List

Snakeskin suit (aw yeah baby) including p&p£29.50Bought
Top (plus p&p)£4.55Bought
Headband (including p&p)£2.99Bought
Shoes (including p&p)£4.99Bought
Wig (Hazel style from Coscraft)£15.00Bought


Headband (Posted 24th October 2010)

I've done the only bit of sewing I'll do for this costume--extending the headband. As a stretchy headband it wouldn't sit properly on the wig; I've adapted it into a tie-on headband instead so it won't put the same sort of pressure on the wig fibres.

So, uh, I think that makes this costume complete. Roll on Expo!

Clothing, wig (Posted 15th October 2010)

Well, I bought a totally appropriate suit (it's reversible--black leather one side, cream snakeskin on the other, and I giggle just typing that), a shiny dark-snakeskin-patterned top, and some low-heeled boots. All from the wondrous place that is ebay.

Apparently there are now several large parcels waiting in my office for me at work. *rubs hands together gleefully*

The wig has been styled and trimmed. Needs more gel/spray to get it *properly* upright, but is pretty impressive even now.

Ebay trawling (Posted 5th October 2010)

This cosplay could so easily be a closet cosplay, except that my closet doesn't actually contain enough snakeskin, leather, pvc or FABULOUS coats. Or any shiny suits.

So the ebay trawling begins. So far I've bought a top, a jacket and a headband. I've also bid on some plausible-looking trousers. I need to get boots/shoes, but I think I might want to do so after I've assembled the rest of the costume--shoes make an outfit, after all.