I made this costume for the Dawn Look-a-Like contest at DragonCon. It’s made out of red vinyl, a white corset and the armor is vinyl covered cardboard.
I only wore it once because I couldn’t move very well in it. I couldn’t raise
or bend my arms because of the armor. It’s pretty hard to party in an outfit
when you can’t even raise a drink to your own mouth! The costume went
over very well, but I did not place in the contest. My three tears were on the
wrong side, but nobody told me I had gotten it backwards until after the
contest. Goes to show how important details are. I did the contest the next year and they had helpers making sure everyone had their make-up done right, so maybe my big mistake made a little difference.
I did put the costume on one more time for a shoot, and made sure my tears were done correctly that time!