Costume :Silk Spectre
Variant :Sally Jupiter - Film
Source :Watchmen
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2009

Costume Photos

Silk Spectre 2

Silk Spectre 1





Full Dress

Silk Spectre Kicks Ass

Silk Spectre Poster

Silk Spectre Hair


Costume Information

Cost : £88
Time Taken : 1 Month

I already had the 'undergarments' of the cosplay: underbust (that required a little modding), pants, suspender belt and stockings and I bought a steel boned corset from What Katie Did.

Managed to buy some knee length lace up boots from ebay at a reasonable price.
The main body of the costume is made from yellow cotten. Making this part was fairly simple, though I'd change the length of the skirt if I could!
The wig is a styled 'Angela' wig, colour number 30 from cosworx. This was definatly the hardest part, I had no previous experience with styling wigs and I know with more time (and money for another wig) I could probably do it better but this wig will just have to do!

The costume is very comfortable, although the shortness of the skirt makes me feel a bit uneasy at times. The boots have 5inch heels that I'm not used to walking in but they haven't caused a problem so far, I'm sure walking around all day at expo will take it's toll on me though. Also haven't tried the steel boned corset on as it's yet to arrive so I'm hoping it won't be too uncomfortable.


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Ooooh looking GOOD there! ^^

by stripey_dani on Wednesday, 25 March, 2009 - 23:15
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Woohoo, Sally Jupiter. ^_^
I'll def look out for you in May.

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 26 March, 2009 - 00:22
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I'll look out for you too, good luck with Silk Spectre II!

by Hypnic_Jerk on Thursday, 26 March, 2009 - 00:49
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damn, you look hot in this cosplay ^^

by nanahara on Thursday, 26 March, 2009 - 15:50
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wow omg you look so hotttttttttttt "thats you" great outfit keep it up.

by pinkaz on Thursday, 26 March, 2009 - 22:42
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Wow new pics... Awesome Hotness. ^^

Oh and.. I'm wearing my tutu again at May Expo ..I think that counts as wearing less. But really the length of your costume looks fine to me. It looks right, don't worry about it.

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 27 March, 2009 - 23:33
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It looks gorgeous!!! It really suits you x3

by stripey_dani on Monday, 30 March, 2009 - 09:23
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Aah, you look amazing! <33

by Wildeth on Saturday, 4 April, 2009 - 12:24
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Thanks very much :3 it'll look better once I've got the wig and corset though!

by Hypnic_Jerk on Sunday, 5 April, 2009 - 11:27
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Wow the wig styling is spot on. Nice work! :)

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 8 April, 2009 - 12:21
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Love itttt!

by stripey_dani on Wednesday, 8 April, 2009 - 12:39
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I tried it on and spotted loads of mistakes >_< hopefully fixed them now though, just need to concentrate on the back. Though when I tried it on the back look ok lose. And thankssssss :)

by Hypnic_Jerk on Wednesday, 8 April, 2009 - 13:54

This is looking great! I can't wait to see this completed :)

by K on Wednesday, 8 April, 2009 - 14:51
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Thanks, I can't wait for the rest of the stuff I need to arrive :D

by Hypnic_Jerk on Wednesday, 8 April, 2009 - 15:53
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this is looking great, and the wig looks really good as well

by nanahara on Wednesday, 8 April, 2009 - 18:10
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epic, cant wait to see it

by Black-Cat-1 on Saturday, 2 May, 2009 - 21:21
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by sjbonnar on Monday, 11 May, 2009 - 20:47
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Excellent! Nice job on the wig

by AmethystEyes on Tuesday, 12 May, 2009 - 23:34
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Thanks for all the comments ^_^ Unfortunatly I think the wig looks a lot better on the mannequin head than me >_<

by Hypnic_Jerk on Tuesday, 12 May, 2009 - 23:42
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Hello! I was the WoW cosplayer who took your photo :D Glad you liked it! Who watches the Watchmen?

by danyata on Monday, 25 May, 2009 - 23:18
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naww I couldn't get there on Sat - got stuck in London traffic chaos! :( - so I missed seeing you, but it looks great, like I knew it would.

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 25 May, 2009 - 23:45
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you seriously looked soooooooo beautiful, I'm just sorry I didn't get a photo of you

by nanahara on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 07:57
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So well done ^_^
You made a Watchman fan happy :)

by eternal_aranel on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 13:09

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80% (Posted 26th March 2009)

I guess it's about 80% complete because the wig is going to be quite a big thing so I hope it arrives soon! Also need to find some over elbow length gloves and earrings as close to Silk Spectre's as possible.
I think the main dress is too short, I tried to make it longer than the original because I didn't like how short it was but I guess I failed. No way to change it now, I've got The Comedian to deal with.

More boots (Posted 22nd March 2009)

Went to Schuh and it turns out that the boots have been discontinued :( bad times. But ebay might have saved me :D I found a pair of boots that look are the spitting image of Sally Jupiters. Only problem was they were in a size 4 and I'm generally 4/5 but prefer 5 for boots. Also, the heel height is 5 inches, dont know if I have a pair of shoes that high, hope I can walk in them ok!

Boots arrive. Boots fit. Happy Jenny.

Boots (Posted 18th March 2009)

Well I have found some boots that are within my price range but they're not quite right.
I think they're pretty good and I'll be able to buy them locally so I won't have to worry about shipping/things turning up in time. They're also not too high, and I'd want to be comfortable during the day, really wish I could find some lace ups though. The only ones I can find are around £100 and I honestly don't think I'd wear them enough to justify the cost in this time of recession...