Derek Zoolander

Cosplayer: Storme

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

24th October 2010: Headband 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!

15th October 2010: Clothing, wig 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.

5th October 2010: Ebay trawling 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.

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ryaoki - 4th October 2010
"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

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Pez - 4th October 2010

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Storme - 8th October 2010
I need to practise Blue Steel more!

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

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

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Anonymous - 18th October 2010
......Just epic win x3 !!! I really hope i see you there !!!

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FairyPorchQueen - 19th October 2010
BLUE STEEL!!! love this film haha

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Storme - 19th October 2010
sweettoothL, FairyPorchQueen: Thanks! Gonna be fun wearing it at Expo...

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Captain_Marvelous - 22nd October 2010
You look hawt in that snakeskin! XD cant wait for this costume!

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

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SarahSaiyan - 4th November 2010
ahh these photos are uber epic!! you have the Zoolander pout down to a tea! :D

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Storme - 4th November 2010
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!

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otakugirl - 4th November 2010
epic :D

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TheStarlightFairy - 15th November 2010
Zoolander is one of my favourite films ever XD

Any chance of a sneak peek at your new look, 'Magnum'?

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Storme - 15th November 2010
otakugirl: Thank you!

Sisceal: Are you kidding? I shouldn't even talk about it in public. :P

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Lozzie - 15th November 2010

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Storme - 15th November 2010
Lozzie: Thanks! It was awesome fun to do. :P

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Berserk667 - 16th November 2010
looking good there ;)

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

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Captain_Marvelous - 5th December 2010
God this cosplay is just so smoking hot! you guys are so rad!

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Member-XI - 5th December 2010
*dies* eugoogly! :O

This is awesome! You guys look great!

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Storme - 5th December 2010
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

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

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noirenotorious - 7th December 2010
OMG my friend Ben told me about this! XD This is fab! Perfect Derek! "That Hansel is so hot right now."

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Storme - 7th December 2010
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!

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No thanks - 8th January 2011

snorted and laughed hard when i saw this, brilliant<3 I love this <3

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Storme - 8th January 2011
CharlotteLuna: heh, thanks! We loved wearing them.

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gaming_goddess - 18th July 2011
This immense! Love the film and a brilliant cosplay - perfect blue steel!

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Storme - 19th July 2011
Heh, thanks! I loved doing this so much. :)

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Anonymous - 22nd July 2011
Absolutely FABULOUS! Perfect costume, poses and model looks XD

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Storme - 26th July 2011
I really must find a reason to rewear this... :D

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Nomes - 11th February 2012
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.

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Storme - 11th February 2012
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

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Sephirayne - 6th March 2013
I can't believe I haven't commented on this. Love you for doing this costume ^_^.

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