It’s one of my favorite days of the year…the only day it’s socially acceptable to dress up in public, and with free candy to boot!
As you may recall, I’m a huge fan of The 100, so I decided to go as my favorite character, Commander Lexa.
I’m really happy with how it turned out. I used this tutorial as a starting point with a few modifications. It took me about two weeks to make, working on it pretty consistently. I think it only cost about $15 to make, since I used a bunch of stuff I already had.
Also, the red cape is actually a table runner from the dollar store. 🙂
It’s actually pretty comfortable – the corset belt is surprisingly so. Gives some back support. I did make it an inch larger than necessary so I would have room to eat a bunch of candy. 😉
For once my eyes are the right color for the character. Unfortunately I cannot see without my glasses, which definitely is not show-accurate, but what can one do? It takes FOREVER to wash off the makeup, but it’s so worth it, plus it’s really fun to apply!
I went to a Halloween party and, lo and behold, it was held in the Clark Room. For non-100 fans, Clarke is Lexa’s girlfriend. They’re pretty much the cutest thing ever. So I had to take a picture with this sign. ❤
I’m about to go to my Gender & Sexualities class, and my professor encouraged us to dress up, so you better believe I’m going as Lexa. Today I’m actually giving a presentation about The 100 in class, so I’m pretty excited about the timing. I get to talk about how Clarke is a good “possibility model” by being an openly bisexual character on a popular TV show, in addition to just being an all-around awesome character. I don’t like public speaking but I’m excited to fangirl at my class.
Not sure how Maisie feels about this, but I’ve always wanted to see Lexa holding a fluffy puppy.
It’s funny how much more confident I feel when dressed up as a character I love. I noticed I was standing up straighter because, after all, Lexa wouldn’t slouch. Do any of you feel like that? Are you dressing up for Halloween?
Hope y’all have a candy-filled day!