Friday, October 21, 2011

Cosplay Costumes, Halloween Parties
& Nintendo

Two weeks ago, you all helped me figure out my Halloween costume - a Winter Pixie (courtesy of Heather McCorkle)! Yay! I'm so excited to put together this costume. Below are the pieces that I'm using in this creation. With the Juliet style dress, I'll be removing the gold ribbon and using white instead. The hair clips and wings will remain the same, and then I'll be adding some white faux fur - maybe a boa or hand mittens.
However - and here's the kicker - I have another party to go to that has a Nintendo theme! How cool is that? Oh come on, you know it's awesome. :-D  As a child of the 80s, I'm all about old school Mario Brothers, Zelda and Tetris. *Schemes to go as a walking Tetris puzzle piece.* Nah these guys already rocked it...
Click the pic for the youtube video!
Well, there is really no contest. If I'm going to the party as a Nintendo character, it has to be one from my all time favorite video game, ZELDA (all of them rock, but especially Ocarina of Time originally for N64 and Link's Awakening originally for Gameboy. Love 'em.) Now, no way is this martial artist and urban fantasy writer dressing up as the ultimate damsel in distress princess. (Sorry Zelda, if I was your writer, you'd have your own storyline saving Link. Just saying.) But, since that's not the case, I'm going as the kick butt - albeit slightly effeminate - hero, LINK! Below are the pieces I've come up with so far.
With some brown boots in my collection and a long-sleeved brown shirt, I'll be almost ready. Of course, the shield will hopefully come on time. And I'll need to add some paint, pretty designs and elbow grease to it, but it'll all be in the name of good Halloween fun. By the end, it'll look something like this...
Old School Link from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Yeah, old school Link, is there anything better? Hmm... Maybe I should have looked at the new model. Oh well, maybe next year.
New Link from Twilight Princess

3 comments :

  1. AWESOME (love the Nintendo theme, and your choice)! I canNOT wait to see the pictures of you in your costumes.

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  2. Thanks Heather! Halloween turns me into a little kid again. I LOVE dressing up!

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  3. I love the Nintendo theme! You've gotta post pictures on here so we can these costumes! I love your selection of going as Link from Zelda! :)

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