Everyday Cosplay — Star Butterfly (Star vs. The Forces of Evil)

I just love magical girls, okay? Star is so much fun to watch, I kinda wish I had her when I was a pre-teen. I really wanted to recreate her fun outfit. Typically when I ignore price points I omit the item listing, but a few of these are actually affordable! So I kept the listing, just ignore the fact that the totally plastic(-looking) shoulder bag is over $1000.

I also wanted to pay homage to some other animated magic ladies with the Sailor Moon compact, and Princess Bubblegum Doc Martens. (LSP also has a pair of Doc Martens! They may have gone better here because they have a big yellow star on them. Plus, Star is also a space princess.)

Star Butterfly (Star vs. the Forces of Evil)

A line dress
$14 CAD – makemechic.com

Activewear pants
$92 CAD – evolvefitwear.com

Dr. Martens dr martens boots
$140 CAD – 6pm.com

Mawi shoulder handbag
$1,140 CAD – luisaviaroma.com

Bling Jewelry heart earrings
$30 CAD – bluefly.com

Tech accessory
$46 CAD – society6.com

Blush
yesstyle.com

Everyday Cosplay — Sardonyx (Steven Universe)

Easily my favourite gem fusion. I just love the tuxedo-inspired aspects that feel very *show woman* with an off-beat flare. I made her gloves lace and full-fingered. The dress has the tuxedo-inspired lapels and the bow tie translated into this really cute bow choker, paired with the long star necklace. I actually love this look! I would wear it to a fancy party. The kind that have butlered hors d’oeuvres.

Sardonyx (Steven Universe)

Everyday Cosplay — Nancy Wheeler

My obsession with Stranger Things is completely healthy, I assure you. Nancy quickly became my favourite female character on the show (sorry, Barb!). She’s a young woman who takes charge, whether it’s acing all her classes, hunting a monster, or owning her sexuality. I love how independent she is especially since she’s sweet as sugar.

One of my favourite Nancy outfits is from Chapter 5, when she goes searching for the creature with Jonathan. It’s layered up fall coziness: practical, warm, easy to move in, fully prepared to kick butt! Also cute as hell.

Nancy Wheeler (Chapter 5)

Abercrombie Fitch navy shirt
$23 CAD – abercrombie.com

Uniqlo cable knit sweater
$44 CAD – uniqlo.com

WearAll flight jacket
$75 CAD – wearall.com

Maison Scotch high waisted jeans
$78 CAD – brandoutlet.borderfree.com

Brown boots
$52 CAD – etsy.com

Accessorize fingerless glove
$13 CAD – accessorize.com

Everyday Cosplay — No Spoilers! (Star Wars)

On this the release date of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I find myself without a ticket. I’ll be seeing the film tomorrow evening and until then I am restricting my use of social sites. Many people are sharing their FAN-tastic premiere outfits, so I thought I’d create an outfit for staying home and avoiding spoilers. Put on some tunes, sip some tea, maybe take a nap.

NO SPOILERS (Star Wars)

Red legging
$49 CAD – amazon.com

Christmas home decor
$46 CAD – thehut.com

Star wars mug
$21 CAD – totally-funky.co.uk

ThinkGeek tea infuser
$28 CAD – thinkgeek.com

Everyday Cosplay — Linkle (Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Warriors)

Last week Nintendo announced that the new Hyrule Warriors game for the 3DS will include a playable female version of Link. I’m so happy this franchise is embracing the idea of playable females. For so long fans have complained that despite Zelda being named after a woman, we can only play as Link. Well, no more! Now we have Linkle and her costume design is friggin adorable.

This time around I tried to find pieces that are a bit more affordable (considering the item typically costs). I wanted to pick up on her earthy colours and layers, but toning down the bright saturated shades. In my everyday rendition, the skirt is a chocolate brown leather and the cloak is a beautiful dark green. The compass necklace from Nordstrom isn’t that large in real life, but wouldn’t that have been a cool accessory? Regardless, long-chained compass paired with the blue choker adds the layers that mimics Linkle’s jewelry choices. The blue pendant matches her weapons but Polyvore refuses to acknowledge crossbows as an accessory.

Everyday Linkle

White shirt
$34 CAD – amazon.co.uk

Topshop outerwear
$97 CAD – topshop.com

SPANX intimate
$24 CAD – 6pm.com

Brown skirt
30 CAD – newlook.com

Charlotte Russe flat boots
$68 CAD – charlotterusse.com

Pendants necklace
$27 CAD – ladyfanatics.com

Alex and Ani pendants necklace
$51 CAD – nordstrom.com

Brown glove
$60 CAD – amazon.com

Everyday Cosplay — Rey (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

In true Nikita style, I am jumping on a bandwagon hella late and made a Polyvore account. I played around with the features to put together this everyday cosplay set inspired by Rey’s costume design in the new Star Wars film.

Rey (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

Picking up on the flowing materials and dirty fabric I chose to go with a grey wrap top with front ties, paired with green high-waisted capri trousers tucked into some sturdy combat boots. We’ve seen some promo pictures of Rey wearing her goggles so I thought a wide pair of sunglasses would work nicely, plus an added light scarf to mask your identity cover your head from rain. The brown fingerless gloves mimic her gloves above and give the outfit a bit more of an edge. A leather belted satchel is Rey’s bag of choice keeping her hands free to be a motherfucking badass.

White top
$56 CAD – nelly.com

Topshop high-waisted pants
$76 CAD – nordstrom.com

Report mid-calf boots
$170 CAD – lulus.com

Oliver Peoples sunglasses
$165 CAD – therealreal.com

Lauren Ralph Lauren glove
$73 CAD – nordstrom.com

Old Navy infinity scarve
$20 CAD – oldnavy.gap.com

 

Sadly I didn’t have the sense to look for items that are actually affordable. You can definitely look for similar items to create your own Everyday Rey! Then throw your hair in a weird top knot and go save the galaxy.