Poision Ivy / Pamela Isley Closet Cosplay!

So I did this quick cosplay with ordinary clothes from my closet and a few strategic accessories. That is called a “Closet Cosplay.” Apparently. Thank you Instagram friends for using the power of The Internets to acquaint me with that term. I owe you my firstborn.

 

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Put on my trusty Poison Ivy wig (and my own for real glasses to actually see) and snapped a quick selfie.

 

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Used the selfie, an old con badge, and my mad photoshop skillz to create Pamela Isley’s ID badge.

 

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Slapped a sloppy coat of green paint on this teal bra as a base- note I only worried about the middle part that would be seen.

 

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I like to pin my leaves in place to work out my design and then hot glue ’em down.

 

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Quick & dirty – just covered the area you’d see.

 

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See! Looks good all buttoned up.

 

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I’m obsessed with sharp manicures- I love nude sharp nails for this because the neutral says “professional” but the sharp tips hint at villain.

 

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Last minute I decided I needed a little purse for essentials so I busted out the glue gun and went to town.

 

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All my accessories ready to go.

 

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Ta-dah!

Gotham Hobos Cosplay: Takin’ a Stand & Makin’ New Friends at Long Beach Comic-Con 2014

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Succinct writing is not always my forte but I’m kinda wiped out so here’s my best go at it:

Girls tired of seeing girl cosplayers only representing the sexy side of women.

Girls drink a lot of wine and hatch a plan to do the most sexualized characters we could think of in a whole new way.

Gotham Hobos are born and I send my early costume sketches to Jimmy at Been Better comics for a cartoon rendering:

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Old friends meet new friends and several months of crafting (and giggling) ensue.
Crazy Cat-Lady Catwoman was the first to take shape:

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Then Homeless Hippie Poison Ivy started to come together:

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And last, but not least, everybody’s favorite certifiably insane girlfriend, Hobo Harley Quinn, came to life:

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Hopefully con-goers would see us and get a chuckle. Hopefully, a few gals would see us and  think “hey that’s cool, I don’t always have to be sexy to be awesome.”

As long as we were having fun we were stoked!

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We never thought in a million years we’d win anything- all day we went back on forth on whether we should even enter the official cosplay contest hosted by Nerds Like Us!

So you can imagine how stoked we were when Gotham Hobos actually won Best Group Cosplay!!! There was lot’s of squealing and jumping up and down, lol.

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Best of all we made friends with some very talented, creative and awesome female cosplayers who are not afraid to cosplay outside the sexy box, so to speak! All in all, it was a fantastic experience and so  much fun.

I could not have had two better partners in crime than Ms. Natasha and BHArtDesigns!

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