Turning yourself into a purple sea witch isn’t a simple task. Redditor LunaLyrik invested over 200 hours into her steampunk Ursula costume so far and estimates she has 50-100 hours to go to achieve perfection. She said the Ursula cosplay is only the third time she’s made a costume from scratch, and it’s first time ever working with lights (which she added to her hat, hair, and magic shell) and paint special effects. She’s making the costume for the cosplay competition at TwitchCon in October. She says:
I used a ton of UV lights all over the costume, I have light strip, light strands, and individual little lamps too!