I’ve always wanted to be more crafty, and I’ve always been envious of good cosplayers, too. All that attention and adoration, the chance to show off your skills, sometimes even creatively if you’re the type to take a character and make alternate costumes for them.
And since I’m hoping to go back to PAX Prime this year, and maybe some other ‘cons if the opportunity presents itself, I’d really like to start working on costuming. Plus I was also hoping to work on some more handy-type skills over the summer to help me be more self-sufficient.
So, I’ve been keeping a sort of mental list of things I’d like to someday cosplay as. I’ve also tried ranking them a bit, since some would be way harder than others or require me to put a little more effort into the whole “losing weight” thing. A few I’ve been thinking about are:
-TF2 Medic (not sure if I’d do femMedic or just regular, since the best Medic I’ve ever seen was actually female; this is one of the harder ones)
-Ms. Pauling (just as something probably easy to do)
-Dr. Mrs. The Monarch (these two are separate not only for the costume change but also for character story adjustments and I’d imagine Dr. Mrs. to be the harder of the two; Doc and Jackson themselves have commented on women trying and failing at Molotov’s outfit, which is very similar)
And more recently…Flapjack! Yeah, I’ve been watching old Flapjack episodes online during lunch (I like to have something to do while eating and I haven’t seen a lot of them). His would actually be probably the easiest other than Pauling, though he’s not really that current any more. Still, it’d be something at least, and especially since the trend seems to be “have a different costume for every day, no matter the quality.”
Interesting fact, while Googling “Flapjack cosplay” I found a really excellent Candy Wife. Like…wow, that was good. And who woulda expected it?