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Happy Tuesday!

We’re bringing you another Cosplay Cover Spotlight! Next up is a Soni Aralynn, who is on Ms. Marvel #1 Cosplay Variant, on sale now.

Thanks to a friend, Soni first discovered cosplay at Otakon, an anime convention in Baltimore, in 2003. Falling in love with cosplay, Soni bought a sewing machine right after attending and began to teach herself to sew.

We asked Soni to walk us through the process of making a her Ms. Marvel costume!

I started with a four-way stretch blue fabric, and used a metallic gold fabric for the bolt on her dress. I made sure to stiffen the gold fabric first with an iron on fusible fabric. After I ironed on the bolt, I sewed the edges down to ensure it stayed in place.

I then used a two-way red fabric for Kamala’s pants. The collar is edged with metallic gold vinyl and hand sewn onto the dress. I actually stabbed myself during that process, oops. (Kids don’t try this at home!). To keep the dress from rolling up my thighs, I attached it to the leggings.

The mask is real leather cut and soaked in hot water and molded on a mannequin head. When it was dry, I dyed it with liquitex latex spray in blue. The arm piece is foam heat formed and covered with eight layers of plasti-dip and then gold spray paint. Ms. Marvel’s costume was a lot of work, but a fun learning experience and fun costume to wear.

When not working on Cosplay, you can find Soni logging long hours learning about Astrophysics or traveling to her next convention.

For more from Soni, click over to her Facebook.

Stay tuned to Marvel’s Tumblr as we continue highlighting more cosplayers from our Cover Variants each week!

Photographs provided by Judy Stephens and Soni Aralynn.

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Silver medalist, Andre De Grasse of Canada, gold medalist, Usain Bolt of Jamaica, and bronze medalist Christophe Lemaitre of France, pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men’s 200m on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium, August 19, 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Continuing with this stern Vision and cover image over a single color cover format. The blue works nicely with the colors in the cover image. Its okay.

The dude nearly kneeling on Cap’s crotch is apparently Maximus. Its kind of interesting that he wears the more typically heroic red and gold to Black Bolt’s black outfit.

I think Maximus’ more modern appearance is more distinctive though. He looks a bit like a priest with crazy hair. I think the hair is essential. You cover it up and you just have some guy.

Anyway, I majorly digress.

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