My latest creation for WonderCon was a pin-up Iron Man Cosplay, complete with light up arc reactor!
I am super duper proud of this cosplay, so let’s break it down with some shopping links!
I used my handy dandy cosplay Team Build Checklist. Print your own check list here.
The Team Leader- Arc Reactor
I found this fantastic arc reactor online at Etsy. Get your own here. It runs on 3, AAA batteries for hours and hours. I wore it all day at WonderCon (about 7 hours) and the batteries were still going. It didn’t get hot to the touch or even warm, and it is super lightweight. The artist provides a sticky pad to adhere it to your clothes, but I utilized the loop to make a necklace out of it. It didn’t show up in most pictures, but it is super bright.
The Brick- Dress from Amazon
I cannot recommend this dress from Amazon highly enough. It comes in a gazillion colors and it really and truly size inclusive, going up to 4xl. I am wearing a 4xl in these pictures. I apologize for the wrinkled look. The iron in my hotel room was pretty sad and didn’t do a good job at all getting it pressed for me after unpacking it. Get your own dress by clicking this link.
The Scientist- My DIY Saddle Shoes
Check out the tutorial post here.
The Exotic- Shrug, Gloves, Sunglasses and Petticoat from Amazon
Again, I recommend Amazon as your first stop when looking for accessories to dress up your cosplays and bounds. Get the shrug here. Get the gloves here. Get the sunglasses here. Get the petticoat here. All four from Amazon, and also all come in a gazillion colors.
The Blaster- Hair and Make-up
This cosplay didn’t require a wig or any super special make-up. For pin-up, a nice red lip is a great finishing touch. I wear “Love Is On” by Revlon. Get yours here.
Adaptations for Everyday Wear
This one is pretty simple to adapt to everyday wear. Lose the arc reactor and put on an arc reactor pendant instead. Click this link for a cute one. I’d also lose the petticoat and that’s pretty much all you need to do to take this look to the office or out and about.
As always, professional pictures by Justin Davidson Photography. Book him here. You’ll be glad you did!
Until next time…
Love, Kim and Benji