Monday, August 9, 2010

five questions about a comic-con costume - 5 of 5

by frédérik sisa

This is it, the last question from my interview with Anna about her Dalek costume. Catch up on the first four questions and answers here:

5. How does making your own costume related to your overall sense of fashion and style?

This is a tough one. I don't think I have a very defined sense of fashion or style, aside from "inexpensive, comfortable, orange". Inexpensive definitely didn't apply. I suppose it could if I ever did it again, now that I know what I'm doing and wouldn't waste so much money on failed attempts. Orange doesn't either, haha.

I guess comfortable relates the best. Even though I was making it primarily for Halloween, I knew I wanted something comfortable. I knew our house gets very hot with so many people in it, even in October, so something light-weight and short sleeve/sleeveless was important. Comfortable shoes were important. Something flexible I could move around in and sit in played a LARGE part in the skirt (hence the squishy stress balls rather than styrofoam like most girls use). Given that Halloween involves drinking and I am naturally flaily and playfully aggressive, I needed to keep objects out of my hands. Also, I hate holding things in general.

I knew I'd probably bring it to Comic Con, after spending so much time on it, so keeping hands free for swag was an important part as well. And being compact enough to navigate the exhibition hall was important.

I guess for general sense of style/fashion is doesn't match much, but for costumes and stuff I'm quite a perfectionist, so I'd rather make something myself than buy it, so I can be sure it meets my standards.

For the hat, I don't know if this counts as style, but I knew it's have to be a normal hat, not any sort of helmet or mask (like the purchasable Dalek voice changer helmets). I don't like breathing recycled air (even scarves in the winter bother me) and if I saw a celebrity and could get a picture, I wanted my face visible.
Many thanks to Anna for taking the time to discuss her truly wonderful costume.

And don't forget about the giveaway; tomorrow's the deadline for putting your name in the hat.

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