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Update: Rogue and Gambit

And it continues! Anime Matsuri is THIS weekend! I’m nervous and excited and ready to put the finishing touches on my casual cosplay. 

I finally got my gloves! I also have no idea how to do my hair, the white hair extensions I bought aren’t exactly the best quality and I have no idea how to curl synthetic hair without using heat. I’m trying not to stress too much about it though. It’s my interpretation of the character in a casual way so I shouldn’t worry too much, however I did purchased a fringe piece.  I just want to make sure the hair doesn’t look odd, I definitely don’t want to look like a skunk. I didn’t want to get an actual Rogue wig…maybe next time I will. If we take photos though, I might go in and change the hair color for fun…just to see. Aside from those factors, I still have to do my shirt embellishments and then I’m ready!

For Matt, we didn’t realize how difficult it would be to find a leather jacket for Gambit. However, we have successfully acquired a Gambit jacket. This jacket is not exactly in style…not in this weather nor in trends. We decided to walk all the way from Matt’s apartment down Westheimer. Parking sucks in Houston, so we never made time to visit the thrift stores down this street until now. Luckily, we finally made that walk and stopped by this thrift store. Inside were racks of Leather jackets. Exactly what we needed and we managed to find one that fit him just right and one that resembled a more casual Gambit jacket. One that isn’t quite as long as his but it works. This is a convention, so I we are  going to be hot walking around in our leather jackets and gloves. But I’m determined  and excited, and I’m hoping someone…at least one person, recognizes us as the characters. But I won’t let that stop us from having fun, after all we are dressing up for fun not really as savy cosplayers….because we definitely aren’t.

 That’s my update, expect full outfit photos soon! I have a busy weekend ahead of me, but it will be fun. What does your weekend look like, are you going out or relaxing at home? I’d love to hear about it.

Thanks for reading

6 Comments »

  1. Georgie Said:

    on April 7, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    I’m excited to see a photo of you two in full gear! Even though I don’t know the characters. 🙂 I hope someone recognises you too!

    I think that you can curl synthetic hair with heat, though there must be a way to do it properly (maybe low heat or something). I don’t think there would be another way to do it without heat and I remember reading a couple of articles quite some time ago about curling fake hair… it might depend on what it is made of too. I would assume the only other way is to curl it in room-temperature rollers for a couple of days – kinda like how some people’s hair kinks after they have it up in a ponytail all day.

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    Kimmy Reply:

    @Georgie, I kept trying to use my straightener and ruined the extensions. But I bought a fringe extension and they were awkward and I kept laughing when I put them on. Posting pictures soon. I did wish I could have taken more photos, I only got two photos and my hair is a complete mess. But still, it was so much fun. 😀

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  2. Pauline Said:

    on April 8, 2017 at 2:52 am

    I am so excited to see how it all comes together, I always love reading how people put costumes together! 🙂

    My weekend is quite chill, focusing on chilling before another crazy week at work!

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    Kimmy Reply:

    @Pauline, Chilling is nice. I had a very busy weekend and am super exhausted. However, everything went so well and it was so much fun.

    Photos up soon! 🙂

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  3. Cat Said:

    on April 9, 2017 at 2:32 am

    I’m excited to see the full outfit photos! I bet people will be able to recognize you guys 🙂 A tip on synthetic wigs: you can use heat, but it can’t be so hot that the fibers would melt. I actually style my synthetic wigs with hot water and a low heat hair dryer!

    I used to go to Anime Matsuri, but I haven’t been in years. One of these days I’ll make it back there!

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    Kimmy Reply:

    @Cat, They did recognize us! It was such a good feeling, made me super happy. I loved it! I didn’t think to try the dryer.
    I found a tutorial on making yarn wigs but that required too much work and I had no time.

    I’m still curious to try that out though. Right! You met my sister Mija during one of those times, I believe?

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