This Saturday was my first time attending DragonCon! I decided to do Amethyst from Steven Universe because it was fairly easy, comfortable, and also I LOVE the Crystal Gems. :D
Illustration credit: Deeum
Lots of her colors are sort of up to interpretation - the blouse could be seen as grey or greyish-purple, and her hair can be seen either as extremely light purple or white, and her skintone can be perceived as any shade of purple or lavender. So I kinda just winged it based on availability and what seemed to look good together.
I actually did order a wig that had a deceptive ship/delivery date, so I still haven’t received it. I just used my natural hair instead, which worked out fine, but didn’t have the same impression as knee-length purple hair. :[ OH WELL.
Makeup! This was an early test. Painting myself purple was surprisingly fun. Makeup sealer was a godsend to prevent it from all sweating off while I was at the Con, but it did start to rub off on my purse and my hair. Also, that lipstick sealer is a LIE. It had a weird reaction with my lipstick and made it like… crumbly. what?
THE WHIP! Such a fun prop to do! It turned out shockingly well, thanks to a video tutorial I found. I took a few liberties with his design, however - I made mine much longer and wrapped my handle with leather cord instead of just painting it to appear laced. He also gives somewhat vague directions and measurements so you have to have some ability with geometry and crafting to get this one right.
Overall, pretty satisfied with this cosplay! I wish I had an opportunity to get good pictures of it at the Con, but I was completely overwhelmed by the experience and the struggle to attend all the panels! I’m such a Con newb. :<
I’m looking forward to wearing it again for Halloween with the wig and adding a leather jacket for a more punk feel. Woo! If anyone has questions, feel free to ask!