Costume :Lady Rainicorn
Variant :Humanoid
Source :Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2012

Costume Photos

Jake and Rainicorn

Jake and Rainicorn

Jake and Rainicorn

Sunshine and rainbows

At Expo - enjoying the sunshine

At Expo 2

Group shot


At Expo 1

Dress progress

Universal Translator

Lady Rainicorn - reference


Costume Information

This is the 'My Two Favourite People' Rainicorn, so she'll have the Universal Translator prop.

As it's the humanoid version, I'm not going to be wearing prosthetics or anything to change the shape of my face. I'll be going for a pink/purple makeup effect with a dress, mittens, green platforms, and striped socks.

I may extend the wig slightly to give it a scruffier, more mane-like appearance. Equally, I might not do the tail. I will take a view on that once the dress is complete. As for the horn, I'm thinking along the lines of a modified tiara at the moment, but this idea may change.

Update 15/2: makeup and hair sorted, dress still in the planning stages.

Update 12/4: dress in progress, shoes and necklace ordered. Am going to attempt to make the Universal Translator over the next few days. Socks still need modifying, but this will be done once I've tried the dress.

Update 9/5: dress progress - near-complete. Custom-made by the lovely Zoe at Universal Translator is complete, it just needs fixing better to the choker. Everything else done and ready. Trial run of the full costume coming in the next week or so, once I have all the bits together. :)


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Oh wow Lady Rainicorn, I havent seen her cosplayed yet. I must find you at expo and get a picture of you

by nadsnadine on Sunday, 29 January, 2012 - 11:11
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I'm just hoping the outfit all comes together in time!

I'll keep a look out for you at Expo. Your dress is looking fantastic so far. :)

by Nesabi on Thursday, 2 February, 2012 - 19:46
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I plan to go as Jake for may (along with a Finn, Bubblegum and Marcelene) so will certainly look out for you! Sounds epic~!

by sarmander on Wednesday, 15 February, 2012 - 22:00
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Awesome! I'll also have a few other characters from the show with me, so we'll totally have to do a group photo or something.

Really looking forward to it!

by Nesabi on Thursday, 16 February, 2012 - 10:06
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Those shoes are divine

by street-angel on Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 17:46
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Ha, thanks. I'll need to wear them in a bit before Expo! :)

by Nesabi on Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 20:07
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Hahaha i love that you made the translator, Old man voice always cracks me up when i watch that episode xD

Anyway, this looks good so far, I LURVE dem Shoooes >w<

by Karakulz on Thursday, 10 May, 2012 - 20:01
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OMFG its really awesome!

by Captain_Marvelous on Monday, 14 May, 2012 - 20:13
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The dress looks amazing

by nadsnadine on Monday, 14 May, 2012 - 20:33
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Thanks guys. I'm really pleased with it. :)

by Nesabi on Monday, 14 May, 2012 - 20:47
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I shall be coming as Ice Queen on the Sunday. Id love to get a picture with you if you do this on the Sunday and if not I'll come find you and get your picture anyway

by nadsnadine on Tuesday, 15 May, 2012 - 18:28
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I'll definitely be there on the Saturday, but I'm hoping to be there for the whole weekend. :)

by Nesabi on Tuesday, 15 May, 2012 - 18:52
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AH! I adore this! <3 Lady Rainicorn

by eternal_aranel on Friday, 18 May, 2012 - 19:46
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Thank you. :D

by Nesabi on Tuesday, 22 May, 2012 - 11:49
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I Saw you! I didnt get a picture thought because my camera was in my the bottom of my bag D: , but I saw you and you looked amazing!

by Karakulz on Saturday, 26 May, 2012 - 19:38
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Aww, thank you so much. :D

by Nesabi on Saturday, 26 May, 2012 - 19:43
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Saw you today at expo! Love your costume <3

by Cat_got_the_creme on Saturday, 26 May, 2012 - 20:24
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Thank you! I'm so pleased it was so well-loved. :)

by Nesabi on Saturday, 26 May, 2012 - 20:30
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Such a great idea for a Lady design! You look awesome, love it! x3

by KiraraYumi on Saturday, 26 May, 2012 - 21:14
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Thank you. :) Much of the credit should go to the wonderful Zoe, who created the outfit from scratch after much discussion as to what would work and what wouldn't. I'm so pleased with it. :)

by Nesabi on Saturday, 26 May, 2012 - 21:19
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This is so cute :) I love how you went about this - the colours are so bright and vibrant. Looks awesome! It also looks comfy to wear :D (which makes a nice change for cosplay :P)

by gaming_goddess on Tuesday, 15 April, 2014 - 07:01
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It was super comfortable, apart from the shoes! :) I actually only had a part in the overall design process on this one - my very talented friend did all the hard work. :)

by Nesabi on Tuesday, 15 April, 2014 - 15:48


Future plans (Posted 28th May 2012)

Also, I'm very tempted to do part of Amecon in this cosplay, so if anyone else is thinking of doing some Adventure Time cosplay, do let me know and we can synchronise the wearing of our outfits! :)

Post-Expo costume analysis (Posted 28th May 2012)

The cosplay was a great success, although I managed to tear and mark the dress in a couple of places due to occasionally stepping on it and lying in the dirt in the sunshine. Nothing a needle and thread can't fix, however. I also need to rethink my shoes for the next time I do this cosplay. I wore the green platforms on the Saturday but they were very painful and I had to take them off on a number of occasions. My feet still haven't recovered! On the Sunday I wore some nice heals with green canvas over the top, and they were fine. What I'll do next time is get some more sensible platforms that I know will stay comfortable for the entire weekend. Gorgeous though those shoes are, they were a little too small and it was a mistake to think I could get away with wearing them for a whole weekend. Finally, my Universal Translator broke in my bag on the way to Expo, so I couldn't actually wear it as a prop. I will have to redesign it to ensure that it's more hard-wearing next time.