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The superhero groove continues

It's possible I'm going to regret joining the League of Heroes board. I just said I'd appear as Supergirl at the Rockford RiverHawks' superhero day on August 30.

My Supergirl costume has been 85% finished for about seven years.

I was actually going to finish it for CCC, this being her 50th anniversary, but was tripped up by the fact that the only women's red costume boots I could find (with some fairly concerted hunting by both myself and brainiacfive) had heels. If not outright platforms.

Attention costume companies: Kara Zor-El does not wear heels.

There's a fantastic tutorial on the board about making your own, which looks awesome and which I'd love to try sometime, but no way did I have the time before CCC, nor indeed do I in general right now.

The group for the baseball game already has a Phoenix, and Supergirl is more recognizable for a general public event anyway. So I figured, hey, I haven't looked in a few weeks, right?


In approximately six minutes on eBay this morning, I found and bought these. O_o

Clearly this is meant to be.

I'll want to tweak them later on -- I haven't decided if I want the yellow band around the top, but she should definitely have the notch in the front -- but for now they'll serve just fine. I might even be able to do the notch without any fuss; will have to see when they get here. Other than that, my existing costume just needs belt loops and the S-shield on the cape, and I already have a v-shaped belt that I need to paint yellow.

Also meant to be, I have just about decided, is that the next project will probably be movie!verse Black Widow. Looks like it has some interesting details. And it seems ridiculous now, but back before ScarJo became an A-list sex bomb, three people told me independently that she reminded them of me. So there you go. ;-)


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Aug. 15th, 2009 11:25 am (UTC)
Those boots are awesome. There will be photos of you as Supergirl, right? We'll get to see them, right?
Aug. 15th, 2009 11:27 am (UTC)
Of course!
Aug. 15th, 2009 12:17 pm (UTC)
Cool boots! And a decent price, too.
Aug. 15th, 2009 01:07 pm (UTC)
Yes! SO pleased today.
Aug. 15th, 2009 01:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, cool! The timing does seem to be perfect for you. :) Can't wait for pix!
Aug. 15th, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
Those boots are awesome.
Aug. 16th, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC)
Yay for gorgeous boots and lovely timing!
Aug. 24th, 2009 01:50 am (UTC)
Oh god, does that mean you'll have to set foot in Rockford? :-P
Aug. 24th, 2009 07:24 am (UTC)
*chuckle* I haven't your traumatic associations. I'll be fine.
Aug. 26th, 2009 09:32 am (UTC)
O_o Ya know....I remembered the hubby said that Scarlett Johanson was gonna be in 'Iron Man 2', but couldn't remember the character name. Had no IDEA it was Natasha! O_o [will have to look for pics, so I can see a better view of the costume, though the Widow Sting bracelets look right.]

The boots? Cool! [amusing that they're billed as 'Wonder Woman' boots and the first thing I thought of when looking at them was "but where's the white stripe?" LOL]

So...uhhh....oh wait. Was gonna ask *which* version you're using, but with the mention of the belt I think I know. durr. LOL

Want. Pics! Especially of the baseball playing. Seeing Phoenix play baseball is probably gonna crack me *up*! *G*
Aug. 26th, 2009 11:29 am (UTC)
Those are the only Widow pics out there so far. Hopefully there'll be some more soon so I can start figuring out details!

As I'm sure you guessed, I'm doing the iconic SG costume -- y'know, the one most recognizable to the general public, even though Matrix wore it more than any incarnation of Kara! I'm slowly warming up to the current costume, now that they've added the bike shorts and reversed the amazing progressive shrinkage of the top and skirt. But I'm still not quite sold.

As far as I know, we won't be playing -- we're there to take pictures with fans, and something about interacting on the field with their mascot. Guess we'll find out about that. We'll leave the playing to the pros!
Aug. 26th, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC)
Need more Widow pics! From what little you can see of the costume, it looks good!

heehee. From what I've seen of the opinions floating around of the added biker-shorts to Supergirl's latest outfit....all I'm hearing is "retarded"! I think it would have been fine, had the skirt been at least mid-thigh, not "don't think this even covers my butt!!". The only thing I found myself really liking about it, oddly enough, were the sleeves! LOL [though I seem to be a bit of a fan of odd and different sleeve cuffs, so there ya go. ^_^]

Awww...not playing? Ah well, maybe you guys can fake throwing pitches or something. That'd still amuse me. Though, really? Not sure I'd want to *actually* play a game in costumes like those [especially Phoenix, talk about running the risk of breaking an ankle!!]

I tell you though, I envy cosplayers of any stripe...the nerve it takes to wander about dressed in odd clothes....hee. I'm way too chunky to be much of anyone...though there are still times I'd love to waylay my sister and dress her up as Winnowill from ElfQuest...LOL
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