Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Casual Cosplay: An outfit inspired by Emmy Altava from the Professor Layton games

To celebrate the recent release of the final Professor Layton game I though I would do a Screen Dresscapade based on one of my favourite characters in the game Emmy Altava.

If you've never played a Professor Layton game, I would highly recommend it, they keep your brain active and are great fun in a way that Brain Training never was. The general gist revolves around solving a mystery that usually has more twists and turns than a Christmas special of Jonathan Creek and along the way you solve lots of puzzles. More importantly however, the games are incredibly stylish looking with a distinct retro vibe that takes inspiration from the 1890s-now. And lets be honest any game that features a perfect gentleman in a top hat HAS to be a winner!

Out sleuths on the case...

In case you hadn't guessed, Emmy is the one in the yellow coat. This isn't a cosplay post, so I havent' gone to town on the look, but I went for an 'inspired by' look instead. 

Instead of a yellow coat, I have a vintage yellow dress that was told was from the late 1950s when I bought it. Judging by the quality of the fabric and the cut, not to mention a beautiful lace detail on the back I am inclined to believe that its a fairly accurate date. I did however wear white tights under the dress and I wore a pair of riding style boots from Clarks. I wore a little blouse under the dress and I meant to add a pink ribbon to the neck line but didn't manage to find one in time :(

Anywho, here's the look:

This is one of my favourite dresses at the moment, it is a lovely yellow to help brighten up the cold weather and it fits like a dream! Here is a picture of me admiring the dress while wearing it... you get a pretty good view of the top of my head, which clearly is why you're all here.

Mind you, it would not be Layton without a bit of pointing. Everyone points in Professor Layton. All the time.

I've got it Professor! 

I wore a black coat with this outfit. I sometimes worry that the combination of black and yellow makes one look a bit like a bee, but I think as long as you don't wear stripes its probably okay.

I wore this whole outfit for a trip out to Battle Abbey. It was a beautifully clear day although very cold, but I had to snap a picture of the Abbey. Just look at that sky!

I also stopped off for a cup of tea at M&S. That isn't really an event in itself, but I wanted to share the tiny, tiny christmas tree biscuit! Its so cute!

Thats it for today then.
Have you played any stylish video games?


  1. Nothing wrong with looking like a bee!

    1. I have awful memories of those 'sexy bee' fancy dress costumes with the tutus. I think they are skewing my opinion :/

  2. That's the type of outfit where you go off on adventures in airships (and of course point at things in the distance!).

    By the way, I nominated your lovely blog for a Liebster Award:

    1. Aw thank you! I'll be sure to give you a shout out when I pop that on here :D I love your blog by the way, your outfit ideas are excellent. We should do a collaboration...

  3. I agree with Saranga! Love looking like a bee. Hehe. Love this outfit, too! Emmy is my favourite :D She's on my 'maybe I'll cosplay this character one day' list. I can't wait until I can afford the new Layton game, too. Eep.

    1. Emmy is still on my 'full on' cosplay list, but I don't really have the confidence to work with fabric to make a coat yet! I also have Jane from Disney's Tarzan on there (once I work out how to make a bustle).
      Hum, putting these together with my recent Princess Daisy people are going to think I'm obsessed with yellow!

      I thought I was following you blog, but GFC didn't seem to think I was, I am now anyway. Love your Danger Mouse!


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