|Time Taken :||1 year|
|I started work on this costume in late 2010, and have been collecting bits for it ever since. I've always been an enormous fan of Robot Unicorn Attack and decided to do my own take on it.|
I am currently working on a second edition of the costume for London MCM Expo October 2011 which will include armour and a tail and in my opinion be a vast improvement on my other cosplay. However, my first edition will always hold a special place in my heart as a result of being the first proper cosplay I put together myself. It certainly went down a storm at London MCM Expo in May 2011!
The wig was purchased from Amazon and was described as a Sonic-style Windblown Jester Wig. The horn was made very graciously by a friend, which I then spray-painted silver and pierced through the wig. It was originally held in place via a chinstrap, but this was later removed and replaced by safety pins inserted through the horn and into the lining of the wig. In the end, around 20 were used around the entire base of the horn to keep it steady!
The shirt was a simple silver button-up shirt purchased in a H&M sale and was later touched up with glitter spray to enhance the colour's effect. The trousers were purchased from a fancy dress site by my boyfriend and the boots were a gift from a friend and later spray-painted silver. The gloves were purchased by my mother from a local fancy dress shop and the face paint was purchased from another local shop.
The hardest part was by far getting the wig to remain remain steady, although refraining from scratching my nose definitely came a close second! I definitely had a load of fun cosplaying the characyer and am looking very much forward to showing off my modified cosplay later this year!