Talk about procrastination! I am currently hemming my wife's cape and I have finished the rest of her costume. Give me a day or two and I will post photos or her final look. All I lack is the second leg, meaning that I need to attach the black leg to the red middle piece to the white ankle piece. Shown below is the final look as shown on the right leg, sans some hot glue I am added to the soles of the shoes to add traction. Also, I got my wig cut, and while it looks big and cartoonish, it Is 70s Nightcrawler, after all. I can post a picture if you want me too you get your opinion. I still need to do a dress rehearsal of the whole shebang, and that is when I will figure out the make up technique. I am so excited for Comic Con. Freaking out...
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Thanks! the only way to really make the toes prominent is to make the feet looooong. However, I designed the toes to be quite versatile so that walking isn't too difficult, even if it does feel a bit awkward. The hot glue on the soles definitely add a good grip that I was lackin before, as well as protectin the fabric from weaing down over time.
Still hemming the cape btw... it is a lot mare than it looks lie, lol.
T minus 2 weeks until Comic Con and the excitement is building!! I've finished my wife's costume and I've posted pictures below. Now, ladies, I have a question. The shoes we have are slightly tight and she doesn't want discomfort and blisters after an hour in costume, but it looks incomplete without the boots! Adding insoles would only make them tighter. Any suggestions besides breaking them in?
This last one is because she really wanted a picture of her trying to be a villain. And our dog is very photogenic
Also, I've finally finished my costume as well! I will need to double check everything to ensure a great look, however. Also, I need to test the makeup look and wanted to ask your opinion about the wig. I got it cut, but it may still look too big. It may be because I am loosing my hair and I am not used to seeing so much. Keep in mind I am going for the 70s Nightcrawler look (Cockrum and Byrne era mostly). Also, I can style it smaller, but the slightly messy look is key. I've posted a Cockrum drawing photo for comparison.
I avoid heels like the plague, so forgive me if my suggestions are useless. There are squishy partial insole things made for heels that may not add too much to the tightness. If it's the backs of her heels that are the concern, slick blister pads may be adequate protection. The costume looks great, by the way.
depending on what the boots are made of, they make those things that look like feet that can be used to stretch them out a bit. i've seen them over the years in shoe stores and my grandmother used to have them
i think the wig works for the look you're going for and scarlet witch looks really good!
So UPDATE: My wife will NOT be wearing the Scarlet Witch costume to Comic Con. Without going into too much detail, she has informed me she does not feel comfortable wearing the costume. Not only are the shoes impractical to wear at a convention (which I totally understand), but she has social anxiety and doesn't want all the extra attention. However, when we do my full dress rehearsal as Nightcrawler, she will dress up as well and we will have a photo shoot together. This way, I can have plenty of pictures of us together in the costumes I have worked so hard on (heh heh... hard on...) and she doesn't have to feel embarrassed, objectified, or singled out. I'm a bit bummed, but I understand completely and don't want to force her to be something she isn't. I plan on posting all the photos here in the following week or so.
The costumes came out wonderful regardless, Bob. Well done. And I completely understand the hesitation and strain behind going in public in a costume. It's not for everyone.
Especially when some people expect you to be a performer of sorts. Taking a picture is one thing but someone coming up to play-battle Scarlet Witch and expecting one to improv a funny scenario can be overwhelming.
My friend went as Quailman and asked people if they had seen Porkchop.
So I did my full dress rehearsal tonight, and I must say I am happy overall with the results! A couple alterations here and there. I can't say it's perfect because I know where I have screwed up, but for the purposes of the convention, I don't think anyone will notice the minor flaws in the design. I just hope I don't end up embarrassing myself... Pictures were taken and they will be up soon.
So, I DID IT!! Some guy said I was the best Nightcrawler he's ever seen and I got a ton of photo requests. Throughout the day, problems occurred, but they were overcome. My heel piece kept slipping off and makeup was on some of my clothing, but all was easily fixed. Also, my tail's support piece broke midday and was willy nilly the rest of the time. I had to remove it near day's end. These are only a few pictures I have.
Honestly Ang, I was so caught up in the moment that my camera was clenched in my anxious fists... And yes there were many people who asked me to Bamf and stuff, especial while waiting in lines. Also, my tail came off around six and when people asked what happened, I said I teleported inside of a wall...
It's possible, but It will be a while... If I do decide to do it, there are some significant changes that need made. It sure won't be SDCC again. That was crazy! I loved it, but it was crazy...
I would need to be 100% confident in my contacts and tail, and make sure I am not going to any panels that day. The biggest problem was trying to adjust the tail to sit and that caused damage to the structural integrity of the tail. Also, the feet needed extra fasteners...