Hi! Hello! Oh, dear, this is scary... well, here we go! First post. Yeah!
I have been a semi-active non-SW cosplayer for a while, and I've always known that one day I shall be a 501st stormtrooper. Today is not that day. That day will come. Thing is, my long-term goal became utterly subverted by another, because ever since TFA I have been completely unable to put away the thought of rocking out as Kylo Ren. So I'll do it. Come what may.
I figured I might use this costume as an initial bid for 501st. So I've been browsing the guidlines (these, right? : http://www.501st.com/databank/Kylo_Ren
). It feels brilliant, never had a solution manual for a cosplay before. Lovely!
However, I have one question.
The specifications specify that the outer robe must be tailored to fit the wearer
. Now, maybe I've under-researched and not cheched the guidelines closely enough and if that is the case please excuse me because I just suddenly decided to jump into this but does that hold even if the wearer is not a dude?
See, I'm a girly girl (or, well, a womanly woman), and looking like a tall skinny dude just sort of doesn't come naturally to me. I could try sewing it all flat-like, but it would probably look terrible. So I'm going to make the costume, and I'd like to sew it to fit me - not emphasizing anything, but not going out of my way to hide it either. I've done this sort of subtle gender-bend before, and it's worked out pretty well, so I'm going to have a blast with this costume come what may. Now I just wonder, do you guys think,could the 501st ever accept Kylie Ren?
I really hope so. I will be investing serious time and cash in this anyway, and getting to hang with y'all would be such a wonderful bonus.