Costume :Madonna
Variant :Saturday Night Live
Source :Madonna
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2012

Costume Photos

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Real and finished cosplay comparison

test pics


Costume Information

Awards : Best Performance May Expo 2012 sat masquerade

brought forward to May Expo (saturday masquerade) - skit planned which just HAS to be done! ^^ alienqueen is doubling up with me for a special performance - Madonna and GaGa live on stage together again after the first debacle which ended in a catfight on live TV. Dance-off doesnt come close! We cant wait. ^^

update post Expo: We had so much fun with this on stage and the audience laughed which was what we wanted, the judges also liked the skit and awarded us Best Performance. Both very happy. ^_^

Masquerade performance here at 3:30 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLvZdTerVnE&feature=youtu.be

Lady GaGa is cosplayed by Chloe - alienqueen here on CosI. Thank you Chloe it was so much fun working with you, you were Fab! :)


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Steve I love you! :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 15 March, 2012 - 01:41
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WICKED! xD that's an amazing idea, I can't wait to see it ^^

by Athora.x on Thursday, 15 March, 2012 - 01:47
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That's going to rock...

by Wyrdsister on Thursday, 15 March, 2012 - 02:58
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Thanks guys. ^^

Luke - 8o I feared you were gonna hate this! ..no more Katys planned btw ..but I never say never. ^^

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 15 March, 2012 - 09:34
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Brilliant idea. Looking forward to seeing the pics.

Win for Madonna. I'm a lifelong fan and have always loved her stage costumes. Have considered doing one of her 'Blonde Ambition' outfits a while back.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 15 March, 2012 - 09:58
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Aww thanks Sephy. You should DO IT! :D

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 15 March, 2012 - 10:01
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Madonna is a musician, Katy is a blemish on modern society XD how could I not love this!!!!!!!!!

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 15 March, 2012 - 12:57
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hahahahahahahaha - you reeeealy dont like Katy do you! :D

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 16 March, 2012 - 15:56
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ahh nice, sure is yer specialty^_^ was the wig originally for yer barbed wire crossplay was was gonna do at some point? wig looks really good^_^

I gots new plans for Friday at expo, instead of Chuck Greene due to his leather coat in the summer, am gonna be poison from street fighter x tekken instead lol check it out^_^

by Anime_Angel on Sunday, 18 March, 2012 - 19:20
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Thanks. Um the wig Im wearing for this is actually the one from Toyah cosplay.
Yeah big coat in mid summer would not be comforatble. Poison cos on the other hand is Ideal! ;)

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 18 March, 2012 - 23:55
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I can't wait to see this :D

by TheGyroCaptain on Saturday, 24 March, 2012 - 09:49
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Me and my friend have just decided that we are gonna go see the masquerade just to see yoooo x33

by Karakulz on Thursday, 5 April, 2012 - 19:09
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We cant wait either. ^_^ Thanks for your comments guys.

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 6 April, 2012 - 00:02
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Another winner :D

by RanmaSyaoran on Saturday, 2 June, 2012 - 11:47
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Congrats on the award.

by Alias Cosplay on Saturday, 2 June, 2012 - 13:14
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this was so funny!! i watched it again on youtube :)

by Fizzykat on Wednesday, 6 June, 2012 - 18:15
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Loved your outfit and performance! You guys were great, well deserved award! :D

by JustPeachy on Saturday, 9 June, 2012 - 00:03
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Love the pics! you both look great!! Congrats on the award!! ^_^

by alytheluvly on Sunday, 10 June, 2012 - 15:16
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just watched the video of the performance, so awesome!

by SafiBear on Friday, 15 June, 2012 - 23:44
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I'm glad peeps loved it :D Steves planning was amazing!

by alienqueen on Thursday, 28 June, 2012 - 12:42


accessories (Posted 5th July 2012)

This is the necklace and nail polish accesories I picked up cheap on the high street.

cami suspender (Posted 5th July 2012)

The sheer cami suspender was easy to make..basically like a boob tube. I took the shoulder straps off a bra and suspenders off a sbelt. The hard part was matching the scalloped elastic around the hem. In the end I cut off some knicker elastic from some donated knickers. Pic shows carefully removing the elastic.

boots finished (Posted 5th July 2012)

Finished boots with the buttons added. The soles should be painted red but I figured these are going to be re-used for other costumes so I left them.

boots after black shoe dye (Posted 3rd May 2012)

Boots after shoe dye. Nice and black. I am really pleased how they turned out. I did buy two packs of shoe dye as I thought one might not be enough since these boots are thigh length and the packaging says will cover a pair of shoes or small boots. But one pack was actually enough. The dye even dyed things like the zipper and elastic. Superb.

Method - I first cleaned off any polish from the grey boots by rubbing down with kitchen paper soked in gentle nail polish remover. Then as per the instructions I used the supplied abrasive sponge with warm water and lightly scrubbed all over. Left to dry. Then I decanted the shoe dye out of its plastic bottle into a glass jar so I could see how much was being used up, and because the plastic bottle looked like it could easliy tip over. The supplied application brush looked rough and stiff so I used one of my art brushes instead. The dye washed out of the brush with water. I def recommend this Dylon shoe dye, certainly changing to black worked fine.

If you are wondering what is stuffed inside the boots for the photo - I made myself these boot fillers a while back, they are usefull if you are trying to paint or dye long boots, they stop them from collapsing. Also can paint all over the boots without handling them - just hold them by the boot fillers. Made from long cardboard tube - empty wrapping paper tube - built out with scrunched newspaper and then wrapped in a layer of wall paper.

Boots - modifying (Posted 2nd May 2012)

Thes are my donor boots which I am going to try to mod to look like Madonnas Louboutines. First step is change them from grey to black. Here goes with the Dylon shoe dye..

layers (Posted 6th April 2012)

This is my sketch breakdown of the different layers in Madonnas costume - As far as I can make out she is wearing a bra top with hot pants, on top of that a sheer cami suspender, on top of that an underwired bra which looks latex or pvc and is halterneck with ring fixings.

Black semi transparent fabric (Posted 26th March 2012)

Fabric for the sheer cami suspender. It is beautifully soft net fabric and has 4 way stretch. (called Powermesh) I used it on my Chicago dress for Velma..so glad I kept the sellers details. ^^