Costume :Arisia Rrab
Variant :Tales Of The Green Lantern Corps
Source :DC Comics
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2011

Costume Photos

More Groupage!

Lantern Corps!

In Blackest Night

In Brightest Day

Caught off Guard

Arisia Alone

Back of my Wig



Costume Information

Cost : £96.09
Time Taken : 30 Hours

For the biiig Green Lantern group at May Expo 2011!


After wanting to do this for about 2 years it seems the day is finally coming closer! I've put a bit of thought into this and rather than commissioning it, which was my original intention, I'm actually going to make most of it myself.

I decided on Satin Backed Dupion of the Mantle and Skirt, and now need to find a slightly lighter fabric for the details and boot covers. I also wont be sticking 100% to the design- I'm not cutting my bodysuit into a strapless design because it would be totally unsuitable for my body shape. Instead I'm staying covered. It's not a big change but it's something I can work on in the future instead.

The biggest pain is making my skin that Orange-Yellow-Golden colour that hers is! I've bought fake tan to play with, and I'll also pick up some snazaroo on the cheap to test too. Most importantly I forked out for some Ben Nye sealant, so I hope it's worth it.


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Looking forward to seeing this one done :-) Never seen her cosplayed before :-)

by Newdles on Friday, 20 May, 2011 - 20:19
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Thats my girl!

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 2 June, 2011 - 14:39
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Gorgeous stuff! I am such a fan girl of your cosplays :-P That green fabric is beautiful too!

by Newdles on Thursday, 2 June, 2011 - 22:12
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hay, sorry to spam and I dunno if you're planning on doing this costume (which is epic btw!!!) to May expo but there's a Batman/DC meet up on Saturday and it'd be awesome if you could come??
if you know anyone else that might be going that'd be interested please direct them to the forum post. Thanks!

by PaperTiger on Monday, 5 March, 2012 - 08:28
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Thanks for the invite, but I'm a bit offended by the copy/pasted compliment (seems a bit disingenuous if I'm honest) so I'll leave it. I'm full for May anyway so it's just as well!

by Fables on Monday, 5 March, 2012 - 18:53

To-Do List

Buy BodysuitHighComplete
Make SkirtHighComplete
Make MantleHighComplete
Buy FabricMediumComplete
Find Suitable BootsMediumComplete
Find/Style WigMediumComplete
Shorten Sleeves On SuitLowComplete
Attach Patch To MantleLowComplete
Buy PatchLowComplete
Fake Tan!LowComplete
Buy GlovesLowComplete
Make Boot CoversLowComplete
Collar and InterfacingLowComplete

Shopping List

Fake Tan£7.99Bought
3m Satin Lining£5.97Bought
White Bodysuit£10.95Bought
4m Satin Back Dupion£19.96Bought
Green Lantern Patch£6.30Bought
Green Thread£2.65Bought
White Corset£28.99Bought
Ben Nye Final Matte Sealer 2fl oz.£10.29Bought


Skin Colour (Posted 24th May 2011)

So. I've been struggling quite a bit trying to match Arisia's skin tone for my costume. She's not brown but not yellow but not quite Orange. What I've opted to do, is apply my washable light matte fake tan, then add gold snazaroo on top, sealing it with Ben Nye spray. It isn't perfect but I'm running out of time and pennies Haha :)

Boot covers, I forgot! (Posted 20th May 2011)

I forgot to mention that I've spent most of today making boot covers! Derp.
They're a lighter colour then my skirt fabric, like in my reference, and are Satin.
I managed to buy some boots that are the perfect height, but they wouldn't fit over my stupidly huge calves! So I had to modify them with craft foam and a hot glue gun.
Then, I pinned fabric around the boot, cut out, sewed together and pulled over the boot! I'll be hot-gluing them on and reinforcing it with elastic across the sole but so far they're looking pretty good!

Huuuuuuge(ish) Update! (Posted 20th May 2011)

Sorry guys! I've been working on this one really hard and I've not even told you about it haha, that's not like me!
So, first of all I ordered my bodysuit from eBay. It's a soft fabric and a little see-through but since I'm wearing nude shapewear, you shouldn't notice. However the sleeves were a little longer than I anticipated so I had to use my seam ripper to pick those off.
I also bought a corset- a plain white waist cincher, but there are a couple of problems. It's slightly too big, even fully laced! So I'll try and nip it in a little on my machine. Also you can see the steel fastener through my bodysuit. If this is a really obvious problem then I'l either get a nude vest to cover it, OR line the suit if I feel up to it. Choices choices...
I've been playing with fake tan, but it's not really giving me the colour results I wanted. I bought a 'light matte' cream that washes off- since my other caostumes are very tan-less. So I bought some gold Snazaroo but alas that still isn't right. So, I'm going to play with layering the Snazaroo on the fake tan, and if that doesn't work, than I'll pick up some orange Snazaroo and just mix as best I can. I also bought some Ben Nye final seal so I don't smudge all over my costume, and that's on it's way.
The biggest thing I've done so far is cut the wig. I cut the wig myself, from scratch. I was bricking it and it doesn't look that great, but the main point is it's not terrible! The wig I used was once my Seras Victoria wig, but now.. isn't! I'll have to upload a picture!
I have the fabric for my skirt and mantle. I chose a gorgeous emerald Satin Backed Dupion which I also intend to fully line, this will be done tommorrow after work- I even have an old skirt I can use as a pattern!
My patch was found on eBay, it's the perfect size for Arisia!
And finally, bootcovers. I'm making them and it's going really well, actually! So there will be pics of those soon, too.

All in all, not bad! Should be done in time ;)