Costume :Blondie
Source :Sucker Punch
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

another front shot

front done!

back shot

full body



Costume Information

ok, so given that this is practically done, I will post a step-by-step of everything, and in case someone has an extra doubt, pm me :)

Leotard: Or as I call it, the mothership of bitchiness :P. The pattern was a t-shirt and underwear drawn together, and my advice would be to not make a very bold curve on the hips until you have it tried on, otherwise it will look very 90's swimwear LOL, and the cleavage is cut as you see in the pictures, with that curve so there's no folding of fabrics there :) I used a rubbery gray lycra for the gray panels, a brownish cotton saten or stretch gabardine for the brown panels and black lycra for the black panels, and I used a non-shiny ribbon for the black lines which i'm sorry to say dont know the name in English T_T Also, I put boning between the ribbon and the fabric, but that's optional.

Goggles: The actual ones are for sale here, but as I couldn't afford them I bought a pair from ebay at 3 dollars, made a brown cushion with extra space for the nose bridge and then sewed the lenses on top, and as they were chromed, I painted them with black metallic enamel to give them a more aged look.

Boots: They're brown boots with brown zippers on the front and back of each, and the black part (this is still not done, those are just thigh highs :P) is a black fabric with a black zipper on the sides :)

Shin Guards: These are actually elbow guards, and the model is the O'neal Azonic Rocker elbow guard (mostly out of stock everywhere, but maybe you can find them) which I also couldn't afford, so mine are a pair I found cheap here in Argentina n_n they look pretty close though :P

Gauntlets: I made these from the same brown pleather I used for the belts and harness, just measure the width of your upper arm and your fist, and before sowing the gauntlet shut remember to put the brown ribbons first (the flecky things LOL cant explain it though i'm sure you understand xD), I used faux suede for that, and the studs are big metallic round studs i was very lucky to find, these are a worn-out gold color.

Belts: No secret here, simply glued stripes of the brown pleather to make it thicker but it's really important to measure everything when you have it on your body cause they are all connected, so if one is a little loose... you know :P

Harness: It's brown pleather over a thick pleather of another tone of brown i had, and I'm still missing the mp5k mags which, if I dont get some plastic copies, I might make from wood or smth..

Axe: The blade is cut from wood, sanded the edge and painted it with silver spray paint, then "aged" with black metallic enamel (like the goggles), the heart was cut by my grandfather, thank you! <3 The handle was a hammer handle I bought at a local shop for nearly nothing, painted it with wood paint and added black pleather straps on the bottom :) it's still missing the brown ribbon on the blade though. For the axe holder, I leave a picture in hopes that it will explain better than I can :P and here's a pic of the dvd cover in which you can see it pretty clearly

I think that's it then, all the studs were hand applied by me, all hand made bla bla.. Oh and girls, I'd recommend a V bra for this cosplay, given that she has the leotard quite open on the chest :P you can find these on ebay for a very low price :)


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Omg I can't wait to see this 8D

by Mungojerrie on Tuesday, 8 March, 2011 - 12:27
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This is brilliant! Nice one!

by alienqueen on Monday, 23 May, 2011 - 18:40
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Very nice progress. :D

by Telly on Tuesday, 24 May, 2011 - 21:48
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Loving the progress on this =)

by Moonchild on Thursday, 26 May, 2011 - 00:31
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Baby you are doing an amazing job on this!! So in love with you right now!! <3

by Alyx on Thursday, 26 May, 2011 - 00:37
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this is brilliant!! you REALLY suit her!

by Athora.x on Thursday, 26 May, 2011 - 00:39
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Looks great so far, I can't wait to see it all come together!

by Eloraborealis on Saturday, 4 June, 2011 - 18:13
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Omg how did you make it? My friend wants to make a Blondie costume, and she has no idea where to start!

by Jenna on Friday, 1 July, 2011 - 23:00
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this looks brilliant! the detail is so spot on

by isamiaella on Monday, 4 July, 2011 - 23:52
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PERFECT PERFECT PEEEEEERFECT!! You have done an amazing job!! I'm stunned!!

Amazing work baby!! <3

by Alyx on Monday, 4 July, 2011 - 23:53
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thank you dear <3 and thanks to all of the lovely comments up there n_____n

by sandysuicide on Tuesday, 5 July, 2011 - 00:00
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Really amazing! This is just perfect!

by Mungojerrie on Tuesday, 5 July, 2011 - 12:11
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this is sooo EPIC XD, you have done some amazing cosplay work with this

by nanahara on Tuesday, 5 July, 2011 - 12:41
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Wow O_O

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 5 July, 2011 - 14:43
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Very impressive - it looks like you've just stepped out of the film! I'd love to know where you got that rubbery lycra!

by Mighty Odango on Tuesday, 5 July, 2011 - 16:08
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This is seriously impressive and I'm inspired by your use of a T-shirt and underwear to make a leotard pattern. Kudos for the ingenuity!

by Nomes on Tuesday, 5 July, 2011 - 16:21
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woooowwwwww!! <3 your outfit is amazing, great job!! :D

by Athora.x on Wednesday, 6 July, 2011 - 23:24
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wow guys thanks sooooo much! will be posting finished pictures soon n_n

by sandysuicide on Monday, 11 July, 2011 - 12:27
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wooooowie!!! you look fantastic!!! So detailed <3

by Zelda on Sunday, 14 August, 2011 - 09:51
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actually amazing! so jealous! :D

by Louscious on Sunday, 19 February, 2012 - 21:05
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looks awsome

by This Little Nephilim on Monday, 5 March, 2012 - 03:13