Velma (Scooby Doo)

Completed: October 2013

Hours Spent: 1, if you count online shopping

Debuted: Halloween 2013

Why this costume: I wanted to wear something to work for Halloween, but I couldn’t decide what. One of my coworkers told me she had a Scooby Doo costume, so I decided to finally make Velma, who’s pretty much the perfect choice for a librarian.

How I made this costume: Closet costuming/cosplay at its finest. I wanted to be able to wear the pieces of this costume for other things, so I shopped with that in mind. I’ve actually worn the top, skirt, and shoes for work and/or casual wear multiple times (thingsItellmyselfsoIdon’tfeelguiltyshopping). The sweater and skirt (love) were eBay finds. I got the knee socks from We Love Colors, and I already had the red shoes from my Rockabilly Wonder Woman costume. The wig was also an eBay find, something in the range of $15. I already wear glasses, so I just went with those.

Thoughts on this costume: Fun and comfy work-appropriate costume. I had to teach workshops all day, so I didn’t want to be fiddling with anything. While I like the sweater top, I wish I had either made something myself or gone with something more baggy. I don’t think this particular sweater is very flattering on me when paired with this skirt. If I wear this costume again, I’ll make a “sweater” from the Renfrew top pattern. Students got a kick out of it though, which was fun 🙂

velma and scooby

Codex: The Guild

Completed: October 2012

Hours Spent: 1-2?

Worn at: TRF and Halloween 2012

Why This Costume: I’ve been watching The Guild for a couple of years now and I love me some Felicia Day! Do You Want to Date My Avatar seemed like a good enough to wear this.

How I Made It: I ordered this one from due to time constraints. I got the wig there as well. I made the earrings and necklace from some faux gemstones and copper wire.

The primary reason I’m including this costume on here is because of the staff. My props friend Matrix made a fantastic replica of Codex’s that really pulled this costume together (also, great for supporting me after too much walking/meade). He’s got notes on it here.

Thoughts on this costume: Comfortable, but not the most flattering costume. When I have time, I’ll probably re-make the dress and use a real corset. It was fun to see how many people recognized this costume at TRF.

Off to TRF!
Off to TRF!