Bitten by the Costume Bug HARD.

Jul. 8th, 2017 08:47 pm
kshandra: Anthony Ainley from the Classic Doctor Who serial "Survival." Text: "Why, yes, I AM plotting your demise." (Ainley - Demise)
[personal profile] kshandra
As those of you who follow us on the Book of Face already know, [personal profile] gridlore and I went and saw Iron Maiden at the Oakland Coliseum Arena Wednesday night (yes, Oracle, I know, I'm a purist). Opening for them was Ghost, a doom-metal band out of Sweden.

I fell in love with their theatricality almost immediately.

Ghost

Somewhere in the midst of all of this I got it into my head to cosplay their frontman, Papa Emeritus* - or rather, to cosplay as Mama Emeritus, as I'm never going to be able to hide my chest, no matter how shapeless a costume you put me into. I found some amazing reference photos from an eBay listing (including a photo of the costume maker with the band, showing just how good the recreation was). I even found an EtsyStudio listing for a brocade in the same pattern as Papa's chasuble, only worked in black-and-purple instead of black-on-black to make it a little more me. I'm also planning to add bright purple lipstick to the facepaint to highlight the feminine aspect.

What the fuck sort of monster have I become?!

* Officially, the band remain anonymous, though a recent lawsuit has pierced that veil.

Profile

netquiddler: (Default)
netquiddler

February 2011

S M T W T F S
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
2021222324 2526
2728     

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jul. 21st, 2017 10:34 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios