Kitty Pryde from Ultimate X-Men
Event(s): Coastcon 2012
My first ever comic book costume, my favorite of the X-Men– Kitty Pryde!! I saw a picture of a girl online cosplaying this version of Kitty and I remember getting that empty stomach feeling because I liked it so much. I decided right then that I, too, wanted to cosplay Kitty and hopefully looks as good as the girl I had seen!
At the time, I no longer lived with my grandma so I no longer had access to a sewing machine. I realized after making most of the costume by hand that I could just borrow her machine from her. Thus, as I’m sure you can see, most of the costume was impatiently sewn by hand. Like everything else I made around this time, it was just a simple, poorly patterned dress. The belt buckle was just an ugly X-Men logo made from felt. The gloves were yet again JROTC uniform gloves and the boots were a pair I had borrowed from my mom so many times for costumes that she eventually just let me keep them.
I only wore this dress to one event as Kitty, but I used it for a not so great Pixie costume a well.
Photos by Dirty South Customs - 2011