Have a secret fantasy involving a certain Masked Hero? Like your masked avenger tall, dark and brooding with a twist of homicidal rage to lighten the mood? Prefer something a little more traditional along the lines of a Steam Punk Hero? What ever dark and twisted paths your super hero obsessions might lead you down, here are some ground rules for dressing up during Comic Con 2012.
Simple Rules for dressing up in Costume
Fitting for the Public Eye
As costumes are meant to be worn out in to public, I always make sure they fit properly in only the most flattering of ways. One trick to help you do that is to look in the mirror at the different stages of your fitting process.
This can be a lifesaver!
We all have something about our bodies we wouldn’t want plastered all over the Internet. Make the correct adjustments – be it a tighter corset, or an extra length of fabric at just the right angle, and presto no embarrassing photos that need to be explained away.
Once the mirror trick is performed, do it again with a twirl for a clearer image of your costume in action.
Bras & Panties
Be mindful of how your bra and panties look once you have the whole costume on!
No one should ever know what you are wearing on under it.
Leave a little something to the imagination, that is the whole point of dressing in a costume, right?
To imagine, to inspire.
As the last step in your costume marvelousness, the make-up can be the element that brings the whole look together or turns a wonderful idea into a nightmare.
Allow yourself enough time so you don’t end up rushing the process, coming out half done!
Remember the most important element of a fantasy look is the face unless it is a masked one, so let yours shine with sparkles or gore.
You are one of the few individuals comfortable enough with themselves that you have allowed yourself to become a creature of pure fantasy. Rock it!
Don’t let anyone’s negativity hold you back.
Go out and revel!
Really do you need an excuse to dress up? I don’t..
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