Saturday, June 26, 2010

Custom Cosplay Piece

Hillary made a new custom piece for someone and wanted to share it with you:

A couple of months ago, I was looking through alchemy on etsy for projects I might enjoy working on, and I noticed a rather unique request. Someone wanted earrings to match a jester cosplay outfit that they are hopefully going to wear to Otakon, a major anime' convention. No, that's not greek, it's nerd-speak.

As you may know, I am a big nerd and am very proud of it. When I saw the chance to make jewelry for another fellow nerd, I jumped at the opportunity. For those of you not versed in nerd-speak, I will attempt to explain what exactly is going on. The young lady making the request is a fan of a particular style of animated shows and comics known as anime'. She is such a big fan, that she is going to dress up like one of her favorite characters. Because "Dressing up as my favorite character" and "costume play" are kind of long, somewhere along the line, the word got shortened to cosplay. Cosplay is actually a fairly common occurrence at all types of sci-fi, gaming and anime' conventions, and can be quite eye-catching if done well.

The character that she based her cosplay on is Lil' Jester from Precious Miseries. I loved the combination of the soft blue ruffles and how they contrast with the big, angular black and white checks on the outfit. Of course, for the earrings, I went with black, white and blue. Since they were for a jester costume, I suggested using jingle bells in the earrings and got back a resounding yes.
Here is the listing for the earrings and here are some pictures of an original design sketch as well as the earrings:

Here is a picture of the costume they match.

I think that the costume and earrings will be adorable together and I hope my fashionable nerdy friend has a blast at Otakon.

We hoped you enjoyed the post. Look for another one soon!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing the costum cosplay pieces. lovely pieces, hope to see more designs and varieties of jewelry.