Putting together a costume for Comic Con

Comic Con

I have been called the “MacGyver of Costumes” so I thought I’d give a couple tips on throwing together a costume for Comic Con. I’ve made quite a few costumes and have helped people make them so hopefully this will be helpful. With that being said I am not a professional in anyway, shape, or form. And yes, you can throw together a costume with only a week left until Comic Con. πŸ™‚

Β Costume for Comic Con

First of all, try to make a costume for Comic Con with separates that you will actually wear again. I’ve found that this is the most cost effective thing that you can do. Who wants to spend a ton of money on an outfit that you will only wear once? Not me!

Costumes I’ve made


Costume for Comic Con

Superman-shirt has a removable cape, blue legging, and red shorts. All of which came from Walmart, and all of which I have worn multiple times!

Costume for Comic Con

Waldo-Skinny jeans and sneakers are from Walmart. The white striped shirt and “nerd” glasses are from Amazon. And I made the hat. I had people saying to be all day “I found Waldo!” Even random people in cars driving around Salt Lake. πŸ˜€

Costume for Comic Con

Amy Pond– Skinny jeans and tennis shoes are from Walmart. And the wig and red flannel shirt are from Amazon.

Another tip is to think outside the box. The costume that I got the most comments and requests for pictures on I was wearing sweats! Not only did the costume look cool but I was super comfy to!

Costume for Comic Con

Bellatrix Lestrange– Sweats are from Walmart. The gray and black striped shirt is from a thrift store. Prison card is made of cardboard and yarn. And the tattoo… that’s Crayola marker. πŸ™‚

Another idea is if you are handy with a sewing machine sew something. Then you will have the only costume at the Con that will look like that! You would be surprised what you can find instructions for online to make, whether it be a full costume or an accessory.

Costumes for Comic Con

Soothsayer from Doctor Who- I made the dress from scratch. And the necklace I made as well. The shoes I borrowed from my sister.

See you at Comic Con!

In conclusion, hopefully this has helped you to get some ideas about possible costumes of your own. And if you see me looking like Where’s Waldo and Amy Pond from above feel free to come and say “Hi!” Then it really will be like Where’s Waldo! πŸ˜‰ I also will be doing Moaning Myrtle one day but that costume has a few more tweaks that need to be done on it. πŸ™‚


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