Costume :Susan Sto Helit
Source :Discworld
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Manchester MCM Expo 2013

Costume Photos

It's hard to be stranger than you

You can be excused for just about anything, if you're a hero

I'm the inner babysitter

Now, do the job

Lurk lurk lurk



Discworld - RUN

Family business



Costume Information

Marking as complete, even though I'm still not 100% decided on the wig

Susan is one of my favourite book characters of all time. I read Soul Music when i was younger, and I've adored Susan ever since. SO when Crazedteensie suggested a Discworld cosplay group, I just HAD to nab Susan before anyone else!

This cosplay will be my own design based on some fanarts I've seen and from her book description.

Overdress is made from a balck suiting fabric that has sparkly thread running through it, with sleeves and front panels made from a sparkly embroidered lycra knit. My aim with the fabric choices was smart, but with a bit of reluctant fanciness. Still debating whether to incorporate some pink or not XD

Cloak made by Crazedteensie

The wig I used for Manchester was on loan from Crazedteensie. It was based on a thing I once saw somewhere on the internet where Susan got really annoyed with her hair showing her emotions that she briefly hacked it all off.

The group!
Crazedteensie- Rincewind
Rudeth - Ponder Stibbons
Madamelapin- Moist von Lipwig
Tinfoil as Death

*postponed til Manchester*


Thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis! This will be win.

by rudeth on Tuesday, 28 August, 2012 - 17:04
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Amazing! It's great to see Discworld cosplays, looking forward to seeing it when you're finished. :-)

by puzzledpenguin on Saturday, 3 November, 2012 - 22:51
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Thank you! Yes, Discworld needs more cosplay love! I'm really excited about this group!

by TheStarlightFairy on Sunday, 4 November, 2012 - 00:03
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That looks beautiful so far!!

by Siouxsie James on Sunday, 25 November, 2012 - 22:44
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You look so beautiful hun! Such a stunning cosplay :D

by Littlegeeky on Monday, 26 August, 2013 - 22:26
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Oh wow this looks so nice! I'm about to start reading this series so no idea on the character but looks cool!

by InfiniteJester on Tuesday, 27 August, 2013 - 08:46
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aaah thank you <3
@IJ OMG YOU MUST LET ME KNOW HOW YOU GET ON WITH THE BOOKS (my favourites are Wyrd Sisters and Soul Music)

by TheStarlightFairy on Tuesday, 27 August, 2013 - 22:03
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Fantastic costume and it’s great to see a whole group of Discworld cosplayers together like this. I’ve only ever seen individual Rincewind and Death cosplayers before.

by ArcaneArchery on Sunday, 10 August, 2014 - 19:39


Almost done (Posted 2nd November 2012)

Skirt is now attached to the bodice, so all I need to do is add more trimming to the skirt hem and make some sleeves!
Mungojerrie is kindly lending me her white wig, so I shall buy some black extensions.

Progress (Posted 31st October 2012)

Bodice is almost finished, just need to do the eyelets and sleeves. Skirt is in the process of being sewn together. I think I may need some more trim for the skirt and sleeves as I thought I'd bought the same type as some I already had. It was not the same :/

Starting (Posted 16th October 2012)

Last week I bought some fabric, and today I bought some trimmings
The fabric is loooovely, but not fancy. For the most part of the overdress, I have a suiting fabric that has shimmery stuff running though it. I have a beautiful embroidered stretch knit for the sleeves and front panels of the top.
The best part is, both fabrics and the trimmings have cost me just under £10. Get in.