Friday, 27 May 2011

Cosplay Cosume: Trailer Trash - Sci-Fi and Rachel form 'Blade Runner'

On the 23rd of April 2011 many Brightonians shunned their St. George's day pride and dressed as their favourite Sci-Fi characters at cult movie themed club night 'Trailer Trash'!/pages/Trailer-Trash/276064050718

It has been a over a year since the last trailer trash so there was a lot of excitement around what to wear. In the end my decision for a costume choice was inspired by the list of movies on the poster, in particular, Blade Runner.

Now Blade Runner is a film I have fallen asleep through once and watched twice and i still managed to block out most of the actual plot except for the flying overhead city shots, the music and the character Rachael... So naturaly a dark haired vintage inspired vintage noir lady felt like a natural choice for a costume.

Rachael's key looks are the shoulder pads, the 40s inspired doo, the fitted coat and the wiggle dress underneath, of course all in black

Here is my attempt:

The dress was from the Collectif sale online or in Camden Market London:
and was £25

Shoes were my own from Clarks
The jacket was £3.50 from eBay
and the scarf was borrowed from a friend

Total Cost:
(Although I had the dress anyway so I'm not sure that counts)

I'd like to give a special mention to Sadie who dressed as Barbarella for doing my hair!

Hair itself was limited as I have quite a layered cut which meant it was very dificult to put in.

However much fun was had with 80s make up! (Especially the blusher!)

On a side note, one of the burlesque acts chose a the same costume and character to base her act on and this is not the first time this has happened to me! I later saw a photographer who said 'You were just on stage?' to which I laughed and said 'That was another Rachel, it would be pretty impressive if I had managed to put my clothes back on that fast...'

Of course one of the interesting things about trailer trash is the costume contest, and with regards to this i have only one thing to say...


I  think it goes without saying that no one minded losing to this guy!

Anywho, thats it for now!
The next theme is David Lynch and I have no idea what to do for that...

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