Last Friday (February 1, 2013), we had our company’s “Annual Dinner and Dance Party”, and at the same time, pre-celebration for upcoming Chinese New Year. The theme is in a comical fantasy wearing our favorite manga, comic superheroes, villains and other role-playing games character suits. The venue was held at Brewbaker’s Kitchen & Bar, 59 Anchorvale Road #01-06 Anchorvale Community Club.
I actually don’t have any idea what to wear when it was announced a month before the event. I’ve been asking my friends if what are their suggestions while some of them are trolling me. lol. I’m also worried nothing will fit me if I rent because I don’t have a good figure. Because usually costume rentals have limited sizes and I don’t trust the fittings as well as the design. lol. It’s also way too expensive, I checked the local shops, it’s around $80++. Dang! I won’t waste my money for 1 day just because of a simple costume.
I ended up making my own. I love customizing and designing stuffs.. So I go for an impossible suit. I portrayed Poisonous Ivy. — Hell yeah! I know it’s really daring 😛
I prepared my costume 1 week before the event. Since this is my first time to join a cosplay and heard that best costumes will receive awesome prizes such as iPad and other gadgets, so I really exert all my effort. I used my corset, risked for it because I am going to stitch up all the leaves.
The following are the materials I bought:
Artificial Leaves – S$36 (S$2 each 18 packs at Daiso)
White gloves – S$2 (Daiso)
Fabric Dye Dylon – S$5 (Home Decor)
Cheap Sewing Kit – S$ 1.50 (Value Dollar)
Chiffon green skirt – S$10 (Bugis Market)
I wasn’t able to use the Hair Spray Dye Color – S$4.50 (Mustaffa Shopping Centre)
Overall, I spent like around: S$58.50 ~ S$60.00
Other materials that I already have are: Glue, Water Color, Pencil and Paper for sketching, Scissor, and Crêpe paper (This supposed to make my mask, but fail lol)
However, I failed dying my hair, so I planned to buy a wig for Poison Ivy, but I ended up renting at Outram Park Costume Shop for $55.00.
OMG! Too expensive. lol.
During the event, my colleagues were all surprised that I actually wear a sexy and daring costume. Even me!! I can’t believe that I am wearing it. I actually won 3rd place, but it’s okay! It’s my first time 😛 Instead of getting nothing 🙂
The guy wearing “The Incredibles” won the 1st place, the girl wearing “Morrigan Aensland” is the 2nd place, and me as “Poison Ivy” the 3rd place. The criteria of winning is based on talent on how they portray their characters.. Hahaha!!
Me won an iPod Nano 16GB Silver (7th Generation) and a hundred worth of shopping voucher in Takashimaya. Yay!! Shopping!!
It was fun! I enjoyed the night.. I think I have an interest now in joining cosplay lol.