Spirit Albarn - Soul Eater




Spirit's just great fun, isn't he? I love the fop characters, and it was really nice to play somebody older for a change. I put this costume together on a tight budget. The trousers were just a cheap pair from MacKays that I bought for a job interview. The jacket was a perk from my work at Barnardos (it was going to the sale rail in another town, but my boss gave it to me after I did a bunch of extra work for her.) The shirt is from eBay - it was originally from H&M. I did the embroidery myself - I've never really embroidered before, so it was hard to know what to do! I quite like the result, though.
The wig was a nice Chinese one from eBay - about £15. If I wore this costume again, I'd cut the fringe a little shorter - it fell forward a lot during the day. Problem was, I cut it on my Stein the night before - and she was falling asleep.
I didn't bind for this one, because I was bound the day before, and planning to the day after. It's really noticable in a few shots, but I couldn't keep doing that to my poor boobs. I needed a nice comfortable costume to wear on the second day, though.
The boots are my Doc Martens from when I used to work at Cheddar Caves. Good, tough boots - and they gave my feet that nice rounded Soul Eater look. (Also I was kind of hoping they'd help my tiny girlish fives pass for something a bit chunkier).
I made the tie out of an old pair of school uniform trousers that I'd been hanging onto. It's a little bit messy around the edges, but I quite like how it came out.

With thanks to my dear friends who came with me as Soul, Death the Kid and Stein - and to the new friend I made on the day, Maka. We had great fun with a very silly imprompteau bit in the Masquerade, too short to be a skit, really. I haven't managed to get a good quality video - if anybody filmed our piece, I'd love to see it properly.


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