Mary Marvel
DC Comics

Cosplayer: Ranma1-2

Variant: Black

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

25th May 2012: Difficult fabric Fabric is sooo hard to sew! This black wet look stuff must be some kind of plastic coating. The sewing machine absolutley hates it, keeps skipping and snarling up and snapping the thread. So Im having to hand sew everything. No update pics cuz time is short - Expo Tommorrow. (It WILL be done!) ^^

5th April 2012: pattern I decided to try a ready made dress pattern for this. In theory should make it easier. Im hoping the instructions will show me how to do things like elasticated legholes - that dont look all crinkled (!) and a proper circle skrt. I really want the fall of the skirt to look beautifull..so I am trusting the dress pattern. (Dont let me down dress pattern!) This is it. :)

5th October 2010: Fabric Just got back from the rag market - No one had wet look lycra! So I ended up in the shop next to the market 'Fancy Silk'. They have it so I got 2 metres (just in case)..I'm rubbish at estimating how much I need to buy. ^_^
Oh yeah, 8.99 per metre! @_@ thats probably why the market stalls didn't have any!

5th October 2010: Option 5 There is another idea I thought of..I could make my own boot toppings using the same fabric as the costume. They would be more form fitting like the comic art ones, and I could make up a faux lace up front panel so they could be quite accurate. I will defo experiment with this.

5th October 2010: costume mock up - option 4 Black tights with shoes

5th October 2010: costume mock up - option 3 Black tights with boots

5th October 2010: costume mock up - option 2 Bare legs or nude colour tights with boots

5th October 2010: costume mock up - option 1 Fishnet stockings with boots.


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Captain_Marvelous - 3rd October 2010
Steve you sexy son'fabitch! this is gonna be on the higher echilon of your cosplays! I cant wait to see progress, and the age thing I will say what I said before, she is roughly the same age as sailor mars and I dont think your old looking :) and you will have captain marvel with you! :)

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Ranma1-2 - 3rd October 2010
Luke - Thanks. :) ..I was reading somewhere about Marys transformation and the fact that she'd been out of the comic stroryilne for some time - so when she was re-introduced in the new story line..recieving Black Adams powers.. it was like she had grown up some. So she is more mature, and this is reflected also in the costume change. She seems more woman than girl in this series. So that all sits happy with me. :)

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Captain_Marvelous - 3rd October 2010
she is about 20is to mid 20s I would say but its open to interpratation, the alex ross picture you put up she certainly looks older but alex cant draw young girls XD

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alienqueen - 3rd October 2010
this is a very sexy costume! you have alot of guts :) xxx

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Ranma1-2 - 3rd October 2010
alienqueen - Thanks :) Well I think you have a lot of guts too - full red lace bodysuit.. ;)

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TheEmoEmu - 4th October 2010
You are braaaaave! You can has virtual cookies :3
Will be looking out for you, cant wait to see it!

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I like 'Option 4 Black tights and shoes' You have gorgeous legs better than most woman's i've seen so show them off!! Also having the boots is more accurate for the character but i just like the shoes better. But if you want to keep the boots i'd go for

'Option 2 Bare legs (or nude tights) and boots' but wear skin coloured tights as when your legs get cold or to warm they tend to go red or bluely/white colour.

Just my opinion though steve ^_^

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TheEmoEmu - 4th October 2010
And I think black tights and boots suit you very well :D

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Ranma1-2 - 4th October 2010
You think this is brave? Ha ha ha ha :D

Ok, Legware options 1,2,3,4, which one should I go for? Opinions...

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Inuyoku - 4th October 2010
ohh i like nude tights and boots

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Bambi. - 5th October 2010
You are amazing! You look great as always!
Im down for the tights and boots hun! <3

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Ranma1-2 - 5th October 2010
Inuyoku - Thanks.

Bambi - Thanks Umm..Black tights or Nude tights? :S

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Ranma1-2 - 5th October 2010
Sachiko Yumi - Thanks hun, these replies are comin in too fast for me ^_^
I agree with you..my heart says This. But my head says boots are more accurate to the artwork. :S Grrrrrr

TheEmoEmu - Thanks. This is running quite even...Arrghhhhh

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.neverbell - 5th October 2010
black tights or fishnets with boots! looks fab so far =D

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Bambi. - 5th October 2010
Nude tights a bit a skin is good and it breaks it up nicely =)

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street-angel - 5th October 2010
Black tights, with shoes, gives the most emphasis to ur amazing legs :D

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KhaosKreator - 5th October 2010
I like the tights and shoes best!

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kiichan - 5th October 2010
AWESOME! I prefer nude tights or bare legs myself. You have the figure to pull it off! :P

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Limegreenjelly - 5th October 2010
tights or nude legs in my opinion
Looking gooood *thumbs up*

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alytheluvly - 5th October 2010
I think boots with nude tights would be best! :)

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Ranma1-2 - 5th October 2010
Thanks everyone for all your input. :)

My own op - I feel the same as SachikoYumi and Tab. I personally think my legs look better in the black tights and shoes. When I say better I mean more feminine. Bare and nude my legs look more masculine somehow - don't you think?

I thought of another option.. make my own boot toppings out of the same wet-look streatch fabric as the dress. I can make a faux laceup front panel to look like the ref, and they would be more form following, like the comic art style boots. I will defo have to try an experiment with this idea...have to wait until I get the fabric though. :S

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Captain_Marvelous - 5th October 2010
For sheer accuracy I would go for boots and skin coloured tights :) you look awesome. fishnets dont really do it for me, and heels look out of place, certainly boots and flesh or just skin coloured tights :)

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Fables - 5th October 2010
Persnonally, I would go for bare leg/nude tights and the boots, because that's what she wears most commonly :) The stockings are all well and good but in my opinion they don't really suit her as a character =/

The mock-up's look good and I love the look of the fabric you've chosen, I can't wait to see it finished!

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Captain_Marvelous - 5th October 2010
Agreed, Go for the average of artwork and besides alex ross drew her with boots and bare legs and he is the art GOD! XD again its all for how accurate you want to go with it.

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DrunkleyCP - 7th October 2010
This looks awesome!! Go with the Boots!!!

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Ranma1-2 - 8th October 2010
Thanks Drunkley. Yeah for accuracy sake of this cosplay I will be sticking with the boots and nude tights. Shoes and black tights still looks nice so I will use that for something else. ;)

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Lady-Aira - 9th October 2010
Looking fabulous as always hun!! The mock up looks great!!

Damn I envy your ability to pull of sexy looking boots!! ^_~

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Ranma1-2 - 9th October 2010
Thanks Mew. I don't like wearing flats for cosplay..it's all part of making the crossplay a bit more believable. But you could wear sexy boots like this anytime..why don't ya! ;)

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Captain_Marvelous - 17th October 2010
I saw the most Effin size 7 boots that were PERFECT for this costume :( they were literally exactly the same as the Alex Ross art!

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Ranma1-2 - 17th October 2010
Hmmm..link?.. ^_^

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Captain_Marvelous - 17th October 2010
They were in a charity shop :( I just wish...you know...you werent not in Hull :( *single tear*

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Ranma1-2 - 18th October 2010
Ah well, I'll have a go at modding..

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Captain_Marvelous - 5th April 2012
yes! when is this for?!

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Ranma1-2 - 5th April 2012
Thinking poss debut for LFCC.

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Captain_Marvelous - 5th April 2012
Aww shame I cant make it to LFCC you will look rad though!

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Ranma1-2 - 5th April 2012
Next time you are doing something superhero I will bring her. ;)
LFCC might still be something else. I have some time atm (because no Kita) to move costumes forward so Im taking the opp now rather than working last minute before an Expo.. It will be nice to bring a costume that is finished properly and just wear it. :)

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Ranma1-2 - 27th April 2012
Ok moved this up to May Expo Sunday and Masquerade (place just confirmed). ^_^

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Captain_Marvelous - 27th April 2012
Awwwww as if im not going to May expo I would have worn captain marvel or black adam and come on stage with you ^.-

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Ranma1-2 - 28th April 2012
Luke - for my masquerade walk on I am enacting Mary Marvel recieving her new powers (and costume)..coming on wrapped in Black Adams cloak and then emerging as dark Mary Marvel. That would have been so cool to have Black Adam there too.

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Captain_Marvelous - 29th April 2012
Aww shame I have a black adam cloak to! make sure its the right colour, black and gold! :)

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No thanks - 24th May 2012
HNNGGG <3

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DuskatNight - 3rd June 2012
You look fantastic! :)

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Zelda - 3rd June 2012
Stunning as usual <3

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Captain_Marvelous - 4th June 2012
as spokesman for all the shazam in the UK you are my favourite Mary!

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Ranma1-2 - 4th June 2012
Wow Thanks guys.
Luke that is an honour. :)

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alytheluvly - 10th June 2012
Damn it!! **jealous of your legs** you look awesome!! :D

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Ranma1-2 - 10th June 2012
Aww Thanks Aly. ^_^

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SafiBear - 11th June 2012
Damn you looked so good :D So sad I didn't see you D:

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Sephirayne - 13th June 2012
Looking great. You look fabulous in the photos. Shame I didn't see this in person.

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Wyrdsister - 14th June 2012
Gorgeous as always :)

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FuriePhoenix - 15th June 2012
this was epic!

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Ranma1-2 - 15th June 2012
Thanks guys ^_^

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VictoriaRusso - 28th January 2013
WOW great job :D