Rita Skeeter (Green satin costume) - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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I love Miranda Richardson ^-^ I enjoyed making this costume so much! It was made in quite a rush before I went to the Deathly Hallows book launch at Waterstones in Edinburgh. I had my picture taken so many times, but sadly I don't have many pictures to show for it >.<

The blouse and skirt were really simply cut and fairly easy to construct, I had a little difficulty dying the sheepskin offcuts I had lying around but they made excellent trims to my collar and cuffs. The wig I had preiously from my JANE collection photography, so I just had to resyle the curls to suit Rita. I wear contact lenses or glasses so it was kind of weird to be wearing clear glasses in this costume!

My favourite aspect was my Quick Quotes Quill which I hand dyed to just the right shade of green, and added a little golden nib to the end. I really got into character for this one ^^

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Monkey posted on 19 March, 2008 - 13:43
That's so very very cool o.o love the outfit and the wig and just the general attitude! ^^ So good!

Mungojerrie posted on 19 March, 2008 - 21:33
This is SO awesome! xD This is such an awesome cosplay.

Uni posted on 19 March, 2008 - 21:57
just amazing! you suit the character perfectly! are you gonna wear this again at any conventions?? i would love to see this!

Tofu posted on 20 March, 2008 - 10:30
I may wear it again as it's so comfy (unlike so many cosplays!) relatively small to transport and SO much fun to cosplay! ^^

Ashe posted on 21 April, 2008 - 19:15
This is such an amazing costume, it was great seeing it at the book launch! :)

Relion posted on 22 April, 2008 - 23:18
OH MY GOD! I've never seen a Rita cosplay before! You did so well!

Nocturnal Blossom posted on 23 April, 2008 - 02:14
I love love love this! Best Rita cosplayer ever! <3

CrystalNeko posted on 26 April, 2008 - 22:07
.... y'know the resemblance you have with Rita is pretty remarkable! O__O Wig, costume, poses... they all make you look so much like Rita!

Hexi posted on 26 April, 2008 - 22:16
agrees with CrystalNeko. it's a really awesome similarity! i liked Rita in the film but couldn't stand her in the books. >w<

sjbonnar posted on 26 June, 2008 - 15:26
That is fantastic! Almost creepy in how accurate you look o_O LOL

Sephirayne posted on 30 September, 2008 - 06:56
Wow! Excellent costume. You have it spot on.

HystericalDame posted on 21 December, 2008 - 21:07
This is absolutely amazing, 10/10 ^___^

Captain_Marvelous posted on 20 February, 2009 - 20:39
abstract and awesome ^.^ 100%

Draco Malfoy posted on 22 May, 2010 - 22:24
surely by far the best Rita Skeeter I have ever seen! Awesome.