Our Costumes at PAX Unplugged

I wore three costumes to PAX Unplugged: Mulan, Jim Balent-style Catwoman, and Queenie Goldstein. The Pennsylvania Convention Center isn’t the easiest place to photograph in, as everything is structured in long hallways or big warehouse rooms, with few nooks to work in. That being said, we managed to get some decent photos.

On Saturday Mike debuted his Garfield the Deals Warlock cosplay, which is based on a character from The Adventure Zone, a podcast that follows a live Dungeons and Dragons game. I think it came out pretty cute!

Friday
I’m not ashamed to admit that I purchased most of this Mulan cosplay. Leaves me with more time to make other costumes!
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The comb is by LHT Creations. I made my necklace.
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I had to get a photo with Mushu!
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And with Cri-Kee!
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This background was just too good to pass up! (It’s rice bowls, spoons, and teacups–A Great Wall of China! It’s part of the piece “China Wedge” by Mei-Ling Hom.)
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Saturday
I debuted an upgraded version of my Jim Balent-style Catwoman cosplay. For this version, I sewed a better-fitting bodysuit out of a thicker moleskin spandex. I learned a lot from my first go-around with this costume, and I realized that it would be better if I used a fabric with more heft and lengthened the body of the unitard. I also purchased a new cowl from ReevzFX. Shawn was able to custom-dye the cowl to match my fabric!
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Mike really enjoyed hamming it up as Garfield!
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On the podcast, Garfield runs the “Fantasy Costco.” Mike was able to replicate the Costco badge in Adobe Illustrator and make his own custom version. Note, in order to prepare for this costume, we did creepily stalk the local Costco and stare at the employees in their uniforms.
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We ran into a bunch of other people cosplaying from The Adventure Zone, which was neat. (Ace is the Merle.)
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One of Mike’s favorite authors, Patrick Rothfuss was pretty excited about Mike’s costume and stopped him for a picture. He said he was going to send the picture to one of the people on the podcast. It was a super cool moment.
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Then by chance we ran into a whole meetup of Adventure Zone cosplayers!
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Sunday
Sunday I wore my Queenie Goldstein costume for the first time. The genesis of this cosplay was that I really liked Queenie’s wand, so I bought a prop replica. Then I realized that Hot Topic was selling a version of her coat, and the idea for a costume was born. I commissioned the dress and scarf from Helen’s Wear.
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While we were taking photos of my Queenie cosplay, a nice gentleman walked by and took a Polaroid of me and let me keep it. Neat!
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