Helga Pataki from Hey Arnold
Event(s): Katsucon 2018
When Neptune asked me to be the Helga to her Phoebe, I said yes almost instantly. I'm not the biggest Hey Arnold fan, but I love being dumb. Neptune sent me stuff to use, but I ended up deciding that I wanted to make it myself because it needed to be as absolutely unflattering as possible.
The dress is essentially just a giant cotton tube, lined with footballs because they Hey Arnold fabric didn't come out until the week after I made it (what are the odds?). There is no zipper, it's so baggy that it just slips over my head and shoulders. The bow is just a bow headband that I took apart, covered with matching fabric, and then reassembled. The wig was originally a very cute pig-tail wig that I teased and teased and teased until I was giant and poofy.
Photos by David Ngo - 2018 | Featuring Neptune Suicide