cosplay for the plus size

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Went for a Princess Serenity look for the last day! I actually had a Tuxedo Mask inspired look for today, but it was pretty hot out so went with this instead, which I ended up really liking. I’ve always wanted to cosplay Princess Serenity, but my next cosplay is definitely going to be Super Sailor Moon. (Which I’ve started but really need to work on more haha) But this was really fun, and I realized I have a ton of Sailor Moon inspired jewelry and accessories haha

tbh it breaks my heart when I scroll through some cosplay tags on tumblr and i see people saying that they’re too fat to cosplay the characters they wanna cosplay 


i realize its a lot of internalized fatphobia and i just want to tell them that they can cosplay whatever they want!!! that fat cosplayers exist and we slay!!! but i know its so hard for some people to get the confidence to get out there and cosplay. I know how hard it was for me. But, It has helped me so much. I just. agh.

anonymous asked:

Do you ladies have any tips on how to pick out good cosplays if you're like me and are of the plus sized variety?

As I’m sure you know, plus size comes in a variety of shapes –– you could be really hourglass, or really top heavy, or bottom heavy, or all-around, or concentrated in the middle. You could have a long torso, or long legs, or anything! So while it’s hard to say “plus sized people look best in x, y and z specific characters”, you could look for these elements:

Designs with darts, wraps, pintucks and other shaping details. Not only is a tailored garment more visually interesting and impressive, but they also flatter the body better. (Keep in mind that following natural curves is not the same as being clingy.)

Avoid thick horizontal stripes, lean towards vertical stripes. This is true for pretty much every figure, but horizontal stripes have a shortening effect on pretty much everyone. If you want to make yourself look like some leggy anime lady, you’ll want to veer towards lengthening yourself.

Pick a waistline that balances you out if your weight is more concentrated to one end or another. Bottom-heavy folks look great in empire waistlines. Top-heavy folks will want to emphasize their waist or skim the waist and then nip in at the bust.

Detail work! Your body is a beautiful canvas and you have the fortune to have more retail space to work with than some other people do. Run wild with embroidery, beading, appliqué and all those details that would look super crunched or tiny on a small frame. 

Whatever the hell you want. Truthfully, any cosplay is a good cosplay for you if you will rock it with confidence. Will you be confident in a ball gown? In a spandex suit? In a fur coat? In twenty pounds of armor? I dunno. That’s on you. I know some twiggy girls who don’t like to show skin, and I know some plus size girls who bust out a bikini at any chance. I also know some people who will show their thighs but not their arms, or their ass cheeks but not their midriff. You’re gonna feel comfortable in what you’re comfortable in, regardless of size, and you should explore your limits in a way that feels enjoyable to you.

- Jenn

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My Halloween Costume this year: Pom Wonderful bottle! I’ve always joked about sharing the same body type as my favorite juice, so I decided it was time for the vision to come alive.

All of the front lettering is felt that has been hand sewn to a dress (from ebay). Most of the nutritional facts on my bum are done with puffy paint. The cap hat is made from cardboard, phonebook paper, hot glue, and some netting.

My purse is a large Pom Wonderful bottle, dyed with alcohol ink, lined in cellophane with a ribbon strap and button closure. Wig is from Amazon! Shoes are thrifted.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and Happy Halloween!

OH LORD I MADE IT.
All sewn elements are DONE. Finally.
Only two things left: stylize wig and attach goggles (finished earlier) to its base.
I’m proud and so… so tired.
I didn’t have time for this cosplay, that’s why i was fighting with it since august last year!

(In all this layers I feel like warrior in armor…)
 Better photo [LINK]

MLB Steampunk design by @hubedihubbe

Human Ahsoka Tano Inspired Look :).

Recently got into Star Wars Clone Wars, thanks to my dad, and instantly loved watching Ahsoka so I wanted to try out a human version of her! Yay Snips lol.

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Practiced some more on my Princess Allura makeup. For the crown I used a creamy eyeliner in gold & greenish color, and my pink markings are actually lip gloss lol, I tried eyeshadow & blush but the pink wasn’t showing up that well so in cos-testing frustration I slathered on lip gloss and it actually worked :)!

Makeup: Sephora and Maybelline
Wig: Arda Wigs (Ororo Classic)