This week I hit 200 followers and I wanted to thank everyone for their continued support. Blogging has become a helpful creative outlet, and all of your comments and likes have encouraged me to continue. I wanted to do something special for this milestone by giving you all a sneak peak at the cosplay outfit I’m going to be wearing at conventions later in the year.
Last summer I attended my first Comic Con in Manchester, and I was intrigued by all the costumes I saw. It inspired me to cosplay for the first time this year, and I’m going to be dressing up as Red Hood. This interpretation is the Arkham Knight version, with the white and black jacket and red Bat symbol on the back. I’ve included a helmet, vest and black gloves.
I bought the costume from Amazon, with the jacket and vest coming together, and the helmet being seperate. What I love about the jacket is that I can wear it as a regular piece of clothing. It’s ideal for cold weather and has a lot of pockets. I’m still debating on whether to get a pair of military style trousers and a domino mask to complete the cosplay. The beauty of the Red Hood aesthetic is there’s a lot of variations to try.
I’ll be cosplaying at this year’s Manchester Anime Con and Comic Con. It’ll be a big step for me to dress up in public, but I’m really looking forward to it. Being able to portray my favourite character is one of my goals in 2017 because it’ll help to increase my confidence. I’ll be writing about my experiences of both events later in the year so make sure to look out for them.
Thank you again to everyone who’s followed me!