|Cost :||Maybe around £40-£50|
|Awards :||No, but I did get lots of attention and my photograph taken by WNOL :)|
|Time Taken :||1 hour perhaps?|
|I chose to dress as L from Death Note simply because he is my favourite anime character. It wasn't until I arrived at the expo that I found out L cosplayers were quite numerous. |
Getting the costume together was relatively easy. I already owned a pair of men's jeans that resembled L's and I found a baggy white long sleeved t-shirt for £10 at ASDA. I found the wig I needed on amazon, though I had to buy two wigs because the first was too short :/ Shoes weren't much of a problem either as I decided I wouldn't be wearing any. I brought a pair to wear outside and such, but at the venue I had them off the entire time.
For the makeup and wig styling I bought some hairspray and some pale foundation (liquid and powder) and used gel eyeliner, waterproof mascara, black and brown and white eyeshadow, the eyeshadows I used to make the dark circles under my eyes and I used the white as a highlighter.
The only problem I had with my outfit was the binding, I figured I could use fabric tape and that would work well enough, while it did work, it was incredibly uncomfortable and difficult as well as horribly painful to remove at the end of the day. It has left me with a few small scars on my chest, next time I'll just be wearing two tight sports bras, one the right way round and the other back to front.