time completed: Beginning of July 2006
hours spent: 5
worn at: Private Photoshoot
Why I chose to make this costume:
I lost parts of my original Sharon Apple costume and the wig got ruined during transport one year so I haven't been able to cosplay her. For AX 2006 I decided to re-make the costume for a photoshoot (that fell through unfortunately).
How I made this costume:
I made the little black dress and arm warmers out of this awesome stretchy wet look material. The hovering rings this time were neon orange tubing. I styled an Eve wig from Sepia into Sharon's signature cut, and used pipe cleaners for the eyebrows. I was going to make her jewel but found the same button that I used 6 years ago! I opted for red pumps this time, and will be looking out for orange in the future.
My thoughts on this costume:
It was pretty wild dressing up as Sharon Apple again, I loved it! It's been literally 5 - 6 years since last cosplayed her. It was fairly dissapointing however that most cosplayers who were at the shoot didn't know Macross Plus. 6 years ago this was a familiar character to people but the scene has changed since. A new generation of anime fans and cosplayers have emerged and the Classics have been moved to be background...:)
All the more reason for me to represent Old School! XD
Photos by Brian Boling