Get it? Because I was Quake for Halloween?
No? Okay, well moving on..
Let it be known that I am not a crafty person in any way shape or form, so the fact that I crafted for my Halloween costume is a feat in itself.
Let it also be known that I get cold super easily, so the thought of walking around D.C. in a dress or shorts or whatever passes for a costume these days seemed like a bad idea.
I ignored the fact that I have no crafting experience and set out to put together my own costume. Obviously I went as Marvel’s Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D.’s Daisy Johnson / Quake because she’s the coolest character on T.V. right now.
The costume is made up of a total of four items: a pair of silver gauntlets; pants; a jacket; and boots. The best part? Every piece – minus the gauntlets because they were far too big for my tiny hands and arms – is re-wearable.
The jacket is a basic black workout jacket with yellow string lightly sewn onto the sides. The pants is actually a double layering of leggings with another set of string lightly sewn into the top layer. I bought a pair of soft leggings to act as the base and then wore a pair of previously owned fashion leggings on top (similar).
The boots were the most expensive piece of the costume, but for good reason. I wrestled between buying a cheap pair on Amazon or buying a more expensive pair that would actually last and settled with the latter . These shoes are so freaking comfortable, snug, and have a cool lacing detail on the back. They aren’t over the knee boots, which I was originally going to splurge for, but they worked for the costume and for every normal outfit I could think of.
Batman gauntlets soon to be turned into Quake’s gauntlets.
Shout out to my mom for taking the time to stitch the pieces onto my outfit.
Cue the mega freak out over how sweet and awesome Chloe Bennet is. And in case you were wondering, Chloe went as a grocery bag for Halloween and it was honestly the best thing ever. I don’t understand how someone can be so dorky yet so cool at the same time.
Figuring out what pieces were vital to the costume versus what I could actually pull together was quite difficult. In the beginning I was like, “Oh, yeah, I could make those gauntlets”. Yeah right. I was also super cheap and decided to not spend extra money for a gun holster or belt, which could have been really cool but I was only wearing the costume for one nigh, so whatever.
Do you prefer to buy costumes or craft it all yourself?