I have now got hold of the third item required for my cosplay. The item isn’t exactly what I was hoping for, but it turns out I may have a relatively simple solution for that.
Also, this is another case of adapting the character’s original costume – mostly for my own personal preferences.So the next item I’ll be ticking off my list is a pair of shorts, which I was expecting to be knee-length. They aren’t, they are actually 3/4 length…
However, it’s just a simple matter of rolling the legs up and they’ll be closer to what I was going for. I would have just preferred knee-length from the start, but a small extra step is no problem. Whether they’ll stay rolled up whilst I’m walking around Comic Con or not… well, maybe I’ll come up with something to ensure they do.
Also, I tried my best to find light grey shorts, but the only ones I could find were too big for me. These fight just right, though, so I’ve gone with off-white. There is an actual pre-made cosplay outfit of this particular character available to buy, and that uses white shorts as well.
I also mentioned my own preferences – I need to have pockets, which is why I went with cargo shorts. I’ll also be carrying a few items around that I’ll need convenient access to, and the pockets on these shorts are fairly deep.
These shorts will probably be one of the more expensive items on the list, and probably what I had to search around for the most. I bought them from ebay for £6.99. Not massively expensive, but it is certainly a bit more than what I have spent on the other items I have acquired so far.
Here’s a reminder of the items I have so far and their prices:
Gloves – £1 for 2 pairs
Socks – £2.50 for 5 pairs
Shorts – £6.99
Total so far: £10.49
That is 3 out 6 items I have now bought for my cosplay, which means I am now sitting at 50% completion. After getting the shorts, I am strongly considering looking for longer socks as well. I’ll post another update should I decide to go ahead with that.
It won’t be too long before I’ll be making a concentrated effort to get hold of the final 3 items for the cosplay, so I guess you can expect some more updates relatively soon.