Inspired by You Fancy Me Mad's recent 'Everyday Cosplay' post, I thought I'd post some old photos here of one of my favourite cosplays! I absolutely love cosplaying, but I'm really bad at making the clothes (not to mention really bad at the time management needed to make really good cosplay outfits!) so I don't get to do it as often as I'd like.
However, when my friends and I first started watching Gravity Falls, we all fell in love with the characters, animation and amazing stories. I realised instantly that we should do a little cosplay group! We went to MCM London Expo in October 2012 and were spotted by the lovely RavenBlakh Photography, who offered to take some wonderful photos of us all!
Mabel was so much fun to cosplay as! She's so goofy and fun, I spent the entire convention just bouncing around and enjoying being a complete dork (so, not much different to the norm, really!) Her cosplay was super easy to make, I found a second hand jumper in the perfect colour, bought some felt strips to make her trademark rainbow motif, salvaged a purple skirt from another cosplay I once had, and wore a pink headband! So simple!
The rainbow was super easy to make, though I admit I had my Mum's help a little bit since I can't use a sewing machine to save my life and my hand stitches weren't all that tight on the stretchy jumper! I simply cut three stripes to form the rainbow and cut out a yellow star, easy as pie.
I also put together most of Moose's Dipper outfit, since it was literally just a blue vest top and orange shirt, both salvaged from a second hand shop somewhere locally. The only bit of work I had to do was draw a blue pine tree on his trucker cap, which I bought super cheap from eBay. Like I said, I'm not very skilled at complicated cosplay!
And last but not least, my buddy Luke created his own Grunkle Stan cosplay, complete with eyebrows over his fez - authentic!
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