If you don’t have the time to assemble anything super fancy at the last minute for a convention or Halloween, turn to closet cosplay. There is an endless number of characters you can be just by pulling suits, etc out of your existing wardrobe. You can add to your options by taking a trip to your local thrift shop. Case in point: Redditor Jr81rox’s hobbit cosplay.
He decided to attend Youmacon on Halloween weekend and wanted to wear a hobbit cosplay. He pulled his roommates into the plan, and they got almost everything for the costumes online or at Goodwill:
Everything my roommates and I (save the pipe and Thinkgeek slippers) we got at dollars at the local Goodwill! The slippers I got off eBay for about 15 dollars (side note, I wear size 10s and if they were a half an inch smaller they wouldn’t fit!) and the pipe, also off eBay, for $15! The Goodwill clothes were $25, so the total cost was about $55!
His tips for closet hobbit cosplay:
Wear earthy colors – darkish greens, browns (dark to tan), dark reds, and yellow(depending on the shade). Clothes should not have noticeable color patterns, meaning individual piece of clothing should remain one color and not have stripes, etc.
Typical materials are wool or thick thread looking patterns
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