This was my first ever cosplay!! I decided early on that I wanted to cosplay a villager from Animal Crossing. I new at that point most people would probably not know who I was. That allowed me to choose a villager that I liked versus choosing a villager that I thought people would recognize. Since I LOVE Etoíle I decided to cosplay her.
In the first dress rehearsal I was still working on her stars. Etoíle has two stars on her head. One is pink and one is blue. Than she has there yellow stars and one blue one on her scarf. She also has little flecks of yellow in her wool. I created all of these pieces out of polymer clay. Then I glued safety pins on the back so I could secure them on the scarf.
Animal Crossing Villagers portray A LOT of emotions so I tried to improve a few shots of me showing anger, sadness, frustration, an idea, disgust, fear…etc.
I had a blast at Silicon Valley Comic Con! It was the first Comic Con that I have ever attended. This was a major life goal achieved. All through college and the last couple of years I have been too busy to make cosplaying a priority. I was super excited to work on costume and makeup design. I did theatre all through my early education and would sketch costume and makeup designs on my free time.
I purchased the dress on Amazon. I thought it was the perfect color and material. I have very wide hips that make it difficult to purchase dresses. I ordered a large instead of medium in case I needed to alter it. It’s always easier to remove fabric then add it. I ended up needing the large so that it would fit my bum, and then I altered the chest.
Etoíle has yellow horns but I chose to cosplay her with golden horns. Her name means Star in French. So technically a star should be shining and golden…? Am I right? lol I chose to increase the glittery theme and I used pink glitter liquid eyeliner on my nose, eyebrows, eyes and upper lip.
During the cosplay test run my makeup was very successful. My makeup for Silicon Valley Comic Con was not as seamless. That’s ok though, because sometimes it’s just about the fun of the process. The makeup that I used is pictured below. I found all of it on Amazon.
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