Star Wars TFA Rey planning stages

So for this year I will be jumping on the Rey bandwagon ūüėõ I wanted to make a Rey costume last year but didn’t have the time to make mine or Nathan’s costumes. This year is different! (I am committed as I bought the boots…. no backing out now!)

Rey from Star Wars: concept vs film

Rey from Star Wars: concept vs film

Rey’s outfit looks simple but is actually complicated and hard to get right. So many of her pieces are very distinctive! I am still contemplating actually going with the concept art verison of Rey because that’s a very different look that I like a lot. Though, in actuality the shirt, pants, and boots are basically the same the only change would be the wrap…

For the wrap dress, the official fabric is probably crinkle viscose. While this would probably¬†look the best I don’t know where Rey would have gotten crinkle viscose on Jakku! XD I also prefer working with natural fabrics and so I will probably go with heavy cotton gauze for her wrap dress. I’ll be looking at fabrics soon.

The other question is colour: is her outfit more grey or more brown? I say that as she lives on a sandy world, her outfit would blend with the sands and so it should be warm toned instead of grey.

A few days I actually ordered the wooly Po-Zu boots! I debated back and forth buying them. They are super cute boots, and I do wear boots a lot in winter/fall so I will get use out of them. They are also distinctive. I contemplated DIY-ing a pair of thrift store Uggs but mousy brown wool blankets and lightly-used Uggs in the right design are a little hard to come by… used Uggs are nasty.

It was also compromise with Nathan. The boots for Poe are ridiculously more expensive, but he doesn’t ever wear boots outside of costuming and Poe’s are not as distinctive as Rey’s. That is not to say that mid-calf slip-on men’s boots are easy to find! They aren’t…. though motorcycle boots aren’t my first choice, I’ll probably just pick up a pair of used motorcycle boots and remove the ankle buckle. *shrug* Otherwise, I could afford only one pair from Po-Zu and it also gives me a chance to get brown boots for a potential Cassian Andor costume ūüėõ

Unless a miracle happens, I will need to make my own shirt by making a custom pattern based on an existing shirt. I can’t find the right colour, fabric, and fit in stores. I will probably need to make the Poe shirt along with a Han Solo Ep 4 and Han Solo Ep5/Cassian Andor shirt because the shirts they wore long, long ago (or in the 1970s) just aren’t found in stores, hah. Let it be written here that I have never made a shirt and have never used a sewing machine… O_O

I don’t quite yet know what I will do about her staff but keeping my eyes, ears, and options open.


Capable: Goggles

[Capable Master Post]

Capable wears¬†old-fashioned aviator goggles to keep her glorious red locks out of her face (being the practical woman that is she is). It might be her signature piece. On screen she wears the clear-lens version of these¬†French aviator goggles. 79 euros was way out of my price range, and I figured I could find a less expensive but still fairly accurate version somewhere else. So! I started looking…

On eBay, many costumey things that are not steampunk are marked as steampunk, which lead me to create this meme…


I ultimately decided on a pair of goggles very similar to¬†Capable’s…

The goggles I chose for my costume.

The goggles I chose for my costume.

They work well! These were under $20 and I liked the padding. They may be oversized but the colour and overall aesthetic is more important…

Capable from Mad Max Fury Road [WIP]

Capable from 2015 Mad Max: Fury Road

Capable from 2015 Mad Max: Fury Road, portrayed by Riley Keough.

Master post for Capable from Mad Max: Fury Road. I debuted this costume in June 2016 at a local cosplay event.¬†Beyond a basic physical resemblance, I chose Capable largely because her character balanced needing to take charge as Furiosa’s second-hand-woman and her empathy for the other characters. Her outfit is just cool, too.

  • Bottom
  • Shawl [WIP]
  • Wrap top
  • Skirt
  • Boots
  • Leather cuff
  • Goggles
  • Wig/Hair [WIP]

Karol’s page on the Five Wives¬†was very useful in the beginning but I needed more. I scoured Google, Pinterest, and screenshot galleries for months while planning and working on it. Interestingly, I found it useful to compare my vision to¬†other Capables.

All in all it cost me about $155. I will have construction info on each page. The fabrics are too clean but overall I was happy with how it turned out.