This past weekend I attended Wondercon over in Anaheim for some wonderfully nerdy fun! I was mainly excited because on Saturday, there was an Adventure Time panel featuring creator Pendleton Ward, Finn’s voice actor Jeremy Shada, and a bunch of the animators, directors, and storyboarders who make that awesome magic happen.
I was originally planning a fairly complex Pancake Princess costume, but was so swamped the week before, I opted for an easy version of my favorite character, Lumpy Space Princess (or LSP for short)!
In the series she’s a big ‘ol lump of floating purple mass, so I just took notes on her purple puffiness, her gold star, and her valley girl tacky attitude and went to town! She talks about the “weekly Promcoming Dance,” in her first episode “Trouble in Lumpy Space” (click to watch), so I ran with that, and made myself LUMPY SPACE HIGH PROMCOMING QUEEN! haha. (Gratuitous Nerd Note: I would also like to add that Pendleton Ward tweeted at me, saying he liked my LSP outfit. kekekek. #nerdingouttttt)
Photos of how I made the outfit, accessories, and hair, plus some fun snaps from Wondercon after the jump!
To create the ultimate “Promcoming Queen” look, I needed the super obvious sash declaring my glory, right? I printed the letters on some iron on transfer paper and attached them to a pink sash I made out of some leftover material. Keeping the tacky spirit of Lumpy Space, I decided to add some unneeded pizazz by adding purple organza ruffles and pink sequins to it. Then I started recklessly hot gluing sequins to the entire thing.
The corsage was very simple, and I had a lot of fun making it! I actually really like working with fake flowers, but alas, I have yet to have an event that requires a ton of flower arranging, boo!
I wanted to make LSP’s yellow star she has on her forehead into a cute comb to wear in my hair, as opposed to a sticker I slapped on my forehead.
For the “Promcoming Queen” tiara, I found a star-themed headband at Party city, which I snapped the bottoms off of, and added clips to, so that it would stand up on my head as opposed to sitting directly on it! I also quickly made some purple and pink dangly earrings to complete the look!
Next I had to re-dye and old weave cap that I had laying around. I found it at a thrift store, and it was even brand new when I bought it! The hair was originally blonde, and the tag said HUMAN HAIR, which meant it was perfect for dying! I had previously dyed it a bright pink, so I washed it out a bit until it was pale pink, dried it (the lazy man’s way, by laying it in front of my space heater, haha), and got to work!
After all the washing and drying, I took my hair straightener and straightened the pieces out. Then I attacked them with some basic plastic curlers.
The dress I used for LSP was an old Forever 21 dress I’ve had laying around for ages, and then stuck a pink petticoat underneath that! Bam! Easy cosplay!
It was really fun to spend a few hours on my old hobby (cosplay! I knew you well!) and dress up to join in the fun at Wondercon. People totally recognized me, even though I wasn’t dressed quite as a lumpy cloud.
The panel was really fun. They showed a preview from the next season, and talked a lot about their plans for upcoming seasons. Pendleton is the ultimate awesome story guy- he got easily distracted and made fart noises, mostly, and reminds me of how I wanna continue being a silly kickass grownup, too.
Wondercon was super fun on Saturday! On Sunday, I returned to help my buddy Martin out at his kickass booth, and saw a ton of friends. Walking around a convention is nice, but man, I really like working them.. I don’t know why! Hope everyone I saw there had a fantastic time!