Mommy Fortuna Cosplay

For Dragon Con 2014, my husband and I dressed as characters from The Last Unicorn. I put my new sewing skills to the test!

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He was Schmendrick the Magician (see a previous blog for details on making this one), and I was Mommy Fortuna.

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I pretty much followed patterns except for extending the length of the tunic. I also added the ribbed fabric for the sleeve cuffs.

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The cuffs looked good, but I should have included elastic! They were custom fit to my wrist, so I wasn’t able to push my sleeves up when I got warm. Oops.

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The hat was the hard part. I started with a plain black ball cap purchased from Michael’s, and I used craft foam sheets (also from Michael’s). I cut the brim off the ball cap, and I liked that it was adjustable to my head, especially knowing there would be a wig involved.

I stapled the foam to the hat and used heat from the stovetop to gently melt and shape the pieces. This was challenging!

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I used a ball point pen to carve lines into the hat, trying to imitate wood grain.

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Here’s a test piece – I ended up using brown puffy paint to give it a more textured look, and I painted over it with black and brown.

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Added a few more branches and the crow. I used Elmer’s glue to attach the other branches (pinned in place with quilting pins until dry). I should have reinforced the top of the hat with something firm inside – it ended up drooping a lot when I wore it. It was fine at first, but as it got warm in the summer heat, the material relaxed.

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These are styrofoam balls painted with nail polish.

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The bone necklace is also craft foam.

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