When putting together pretty much any outfit, my go-to is a classic pair of Chucks.
Besides being super comfy, they come in every conceivable color and style. I even found a camo pair for my nephew once!
Chucks can be dressed way up or way down. They go with a ton of styles, vintage, bobby soxer, rockabilly, goth and modern casual styles. You can start wearing Chucks from toddler age and keep up wearing them right up to your golden years.
Pick your own pair out by clicking this link.
Love, Kim and Benji
When you’re putting together an everyday cosplay or bound, one of the best and easiest-to-use tools in your easy reach is jewelry.
Jewelry falls under “The Exotic” category on your team build checklist. I’ve attached a team build here for you to print and use.
If you have a dress that is a color inspired by a character, then the jewelry you choose can be the perfect touch to complete your bound.
Below are a couple of examples of outfits that I wear on the regular that have a great jewelry component. I’ve also included shopping links for all the pieces.
My first outfit is my Avengers Engame everyday cosplay. I have a great Avengers dress that I like to wear along with this great bomber jacket, both from Torrid. Once you pair the outfit with a great Captain Marvel necklace and infinity gauntlet bracelet (from Hot Topic and Amazon, respectively), then you have a great complete look! Click on the links to shop.
My next look are two necklaces that you can use in a screen accurate cosplay, but bring them into an everyday outfit to turn it into a great Marvel bound.
Star Lord replica necklaces from Amazon.
Next up is my Han Solo bound. I paired a Han Solo wrap skirt with a vest to make a great gender-bend Han Solo bound, but a great finishing touch is this Millenium Falcon necklace from Amazon.
My last look is one of my favorite go-to outfits. I have this great Star Lord bound. The dress is from Amazon, as is the shrug. The jewelry is also from Amazon. Click on each link for the bracelet, the leather bracelet, the Star Lord mask necklace and cassette tape necklace.
Let us know in the comments how you use jewelry to add finishing touches to your everyday cosplays and bounds. We love to hear from you!
Love, Kim and Benji
I’ve made a great discovery while exploring new ways to everyday cosplay, bound and dapper mash-up my cosplays- the t-shirt dress.
This type of dress is a great pick for The Brick on your cosplay team. For details on The Brick and building any cosplay or bound, please download this checklist.
Besides being super comfy, the t-shirt dress comes in an endless variety of colors, prints and cuts. There are bodycon dresses, skaters and swing dresses. Obviously, with all the dapper mash-ups that I do, the swing dress is my go-to.
Here are some pics of various bounds that I’ve done with a t-shirt dress. Links to buy these are below. All links are size-inclusive. I’m wearing a 2xl or a 3xl in these pictures. I wear a size 20 usually. Please use the vendor-specific size charts, which you can find in the pictures section on the left-hand side of each item’s page.
T-Shirt dresses on Amazon (all are swing style):
Solids with Scoop Neckline
Prints with Scoop Neckline
Solids and prints with V-Neckline
More solids and prints with V-Neckline
Love, Kim and Scout