Derek Zoolander - Zoolander

Worn AtLondon MCM Expo October 2010






(It won't be any specific movie costume, because I am not wealthy enough to source eg, red snakeskin leather trousers in my size before Expo. But it shall be mighty.)

(And Pez shall be Hansel, of course.

Edit: Wig's styled (will need a touch-up on the day, ofc), everything else is bought/arrived/adjusted as necessary. All set for Expo!


ryaoki posted on 4 October, 2010 - 22:08
"once in the lunch room while i was eating breakfast, i caugh a glimpse of myself in the reflection of my spoon, and i thought, wow, your really really ridiculously good looking, maybe i could make a career from this" LMAO CLASSIC

Pez posted on 4 October, 2010 - 22:23

Storme posted on 8 October, 2010 - 21:57
I need to practise Blue Steel more!

Captain_Marvelous posted on 17 October, 2010 - 14:07
I have a similar problem of being really really redi...ok I wont quote that bit XD haha cant wait to see this!

Storme posted on 18 October, 2010 - 17:29
ryukredapples: I'm looking forward just to trying on all the ridiculous snakeskin clothes I bought! :D

sweettoothL posted on 18 October, 2010 - 17:40
......Just epic win x3 !!! I really hope i see you there !!!

FairyPorchQueen posted on 19 October, 2010 - 20:08
BLUE STEEL!!! love this film haha

Storme posted on 19 October, 2010 - 20:38
sweettoothL, FairyPorchQueen: Thanks! Gonna be fun wearing it at Expo...

Captain_Marvelous posted on 22 October, 2010 - 13:38
You look hawt in that snakeskin! XD cant wait for this costume!

Storme posted on 22 October, 2010 - 13:45
ryukredapples: Heh, thanks! I'm gonna be spending most of my time in it quietly chanting 'DON'T TURN LEFT' to myself...

SarahSaiyan posted on 4 November, 2010 - 00:34
ahh these photos are uber epic!! you have the Zoolander pout down to a tea! :D

Storme posted on 4 November, 2010 - 00:47
Heh, my face ached after our photoshoot--it was a good thing I got to spend most of Sunday behind a mask so I didn't have to pull faces again!

otakugirl posted on 4 November, 2010 - 11:38
epic :D

TheStarlightFairy posted on 15 November, 2010 - 01:25
Legendary Zoolander is one of my favourite films ever XD Any chance of a sneak peek at your new look, 'Magnum'?

Storme posted on 15 November, 2010 - 01:35
otakugirl: Thank you! Sisceal: Are you kidding? I shouldn't even talk about it in public. :P

Lozzie posted on 15 November, 2010 - 09:34

Storme posted on 15 November, 2010 - 18:18
Lozzie: Thanks! It was awesome fun to do. :P

Berserk667 posted on 16 November, 2010 - 01:54
looking good there ;)

Storme posted on 18 November, 2010 - 20:52
Ben: Thanks! Can't believe we didn't see you on Saturday until PTI. :S

Captain_Marvelous posted on 5 December, 2010 - 14:29
God this cosplay is just so smoking hot! you guys are so rad!

Member-XI posted on 5 December, 2010 - 14:30
*dies* eugoogly! :O This is awesome! You guys look great!

Storme posted on 5 December, 2010 - 14:34
ryukredapples: I think you mean 'really really ridiculously good-looking' :P Member-XI: Thanks! It was absolutely hilarious to pose for photos as these two. :D

Ranma1-2 posted on 7 December, 2010 - 13:37
Why Derek, is that a LARGE sock in your pocket..or are you just happy to see me! :D

CherushiiBun posted on 7 December, 2010 - 14:49
OMG my friend Ben told me about this! XD This is fab! Perfect Derek! "That Hansel is so hot right now."

Storme posted on 7 December, 2010 - 15:57
Ranma1-2: Pez refused to stuff, but, well, it seemed appropriate. :D Butterfly-Goddess: Heh, thanks! I think we'll be re-wearing these at some point next year; being able to spend the whole day being RIDICULOUSLY GOOD-LOOKING is too much fun not to do this again!

No thanks posted on 8 January, 2011 - 22:17
hahahahahahahaha snorted and laughed hard when i saw this, brilliant<3 I love this <3

Storme posted on 8 January, 2011 - 23:33
CharlotteLuna: heh, thanks! We loved wearing them.

gaming_goddess posted on 18 July, 2011 - 20:00
This immense! Love the film and a brilliant cosplay - perfect blue steel!

Storme posted on 19 July, 2011 - 11:12
Heh, thanks! I loved doing this so much. :)

tripletriad posted on 22 July, 2011 - 16:15
Absolutely FABULOUS! Perfect costume, poses and model looks XD

Storme posted on 26 July, 2011 - 13:11
I really must find a reason to rewear this... :D

Nomes posted on 11 February, 2012 - 19:12
This may posibly be the best thing ever! I don't know how you two always do it. You come up with amazingly original cosplays and pull them off to a T.

Storme posted on 11 February, 2012 - 20:04
Heh, I'm not sure we're always that original; it's just that we go for characters we love or which make us giggle incessantly. :D

Sephirayne posted on 6 March, 2013 - 10:26
I can't believe I haven't commented on this. Love you for doing this costume ^_^.

Storme posted on 6 March, 2013 - 11:11
Heh, thanks - one day we'll dig 'em out for a rewear, they were so much fun.

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Progress Journal

Headband (Posted 24th October 2010)

I've done the only bit of sewing I'll do for this costume--extending the headband. As a stretchy headband it wouldn't sit properly on the wig; I've adapted it into a tie-on headband instead so it won't put the same sort of pressure on the wig fibres.

So, uh, I think that makes this costume complete. Roll on Expo!

Clothing, wig (Posted 15th October 2010)

Well, I bought a totally appropriate suit (it's reversible--black leather one side, cream snakeskin on the other, and I giggle just typing that), a shiny dark-snakeskin-patterned top, and some low-heeled boots. All from the wondrous place that is ebay.

Apparently there are now several large parcels waiting in my office for me at work. *rubs hands together gleefully*

The wig has been styled and trimmed. Needs more gel/spray to get it *properly* upright, but is pretty impressive even now.

Ebay trawling (Posted 5th October 2010)

This cosplay could so easily be a closet cosplay, except that my closet doesn't actually contain enough snakeskin, leather, pvc or FABULOUS coats. Or any shiny suits.

So the ebay trawling begins. So far I've bought a top, a jacket and a headband. I've also bid on some plausible-looking trousers. I need to get boots/shoes, but I think I might want to do so after I've assembled the rest of the costume--shoes make an outfit, after all.