quixoticschlemiel
 


Costume :Power Girl
Variant :Amanda Conner V2
Source :DC Comics
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Comic Con October 2013


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Costume Information

Description
I saw Peej's costume and felt a lot of distaste - but I looked her up to see if there was any reasoning behind the design of her costume, and in the process, read Amanda Conner's Power Girl V2 and fell in love with her! I love Peej's attitude, her personality, the way she works and fights, and I see myself in her. I wanted to cosplay her straight away. I'm only 5"1 so I don't know if I'll be able to pull her off, but I'm going to try! I commissioned her leotard, cape and gloves from PaperCranes Cosplay and made the belt and shoulder pauldron myself with my stepmum making the bootcovers with a little help from me.

Tutorials used:

Boot buckles; http://nyunyucosplay.deviantart.com/art/Evangelion-Asuka-Plug-Tutorial-384187501

Boot covers; http://www.nyunyucosplay.com/?page_id=938

http://tenleid.tumblr.com/post/57756141195

Shoulder pauldron; http://entropyhouse.com/penwiper/costumes/helmsdeep.html (edited - I used the foam inside of a bra for the pauldron and a belt for the strap, both coated in two layers of watery PVA and one layer of plain PVA then spray-painted and spray-varnished)

Comments

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Love that your going for classic Bow Cut powergirl as opposed to boob window! really fresh idea! <3

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 23 August, 2012 - 21:52
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looking good so far hun, looking forward to seeing it all finished =D

by PaperTiger on Tuesday, 4 June, 2013 - 09:10
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Thank you :D

by quixoticschlemiel on Tuesday, 4 June, 2013 - 14:36
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Looks great! We love the wig - spot on.

by Starbucks dad on Saturday, 29 June, 2013 - 20:03
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You look superb!

by Captain_Marvelous on Saturday, 28 September, 2013 - 15:33
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Awesome! You pull her off really well

by ToroSonyCat on Saturday, 5 October, 2013 - 14:29

I think you nailed it!

by Stik_Man on Thursday, 10 October, 2013 - 17:58
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Super, super job.

by Starbucks dad on Sunday, 13 October, 2013 - 15:07
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Impressive – the character suits you perfectly

by ArcaneArchery on Friday, 18 October, 2013 - 20:38
 

Shopping List

Cape, leotard, gloves£63.00Bought
Seamless tights£6.00Bought
Base belt£1.29Bought
Snaps£1.69Bought
Belt buckle£2.28Bought
Gold spray paint£7.00Bought
Wig£7.00Bought
Material for boot covers£0.00Bought
Base shoes£11.24Bought
Polymer clay£1.75Bought
Total£101.25

Journal

BOOTCOVERS! (Posted 6th October 2013)

I FINALLY SEWED SOMETHING! USING A MACHINE!

My stepmum and I made these with her doing 99% of the work but I LOVE THEM! I think they are amazing! They are the first piece of a costume we've made from scratch (over the base shoes) and I'm really proud.

Leotard! (Posted 28th September 2013)

The commissioner has sent me this photo! I'm so excited!

Earrings are done (Posted 8th August 2013)

In the comic, Karen's friend Nico makes her some prototype red clip-on earrings that function as a mobile phone for her company. I thought it was a cute idea and very practical and I needed some red earrings for my Wonder Woman costume so I made some out of clay and an old pair of clip-ons.

Boot buckles (Posted 13th July 2013)

Made out of Premo Sculpey, currently in the oven!

Boot buckles (Posted 10th July 2013)

Tried to make them today out of foam, but the foam I have is too flimsy for small pieces - it worked fine with the shoulder guard because it was such a big simple shape but these are too fiddly. Have ordered clay instead, hopefully that will work. Not sure how I'll attach it to the boots, but I have tiny snaps that might work if I hot glue them to the clay and sew them to the boot covers.

Shoulder guard painting has begun (Posted 1st June 2013)

Should be done today hopefully!