As a fan of Top Cow comics I tend to check out anything they publish. After hearing repeatedly about the Paul Dini books based off his Dinicartoon line, I decided to pick up Jingle Belle. My good friend Becky had already expressed interest in cosplaying as the main character, and once I read it I was psyched to find out that Jingle had a best friend who happened to be brunette!
While Jingle embodied the Christmas spirit, Polly (my character) celebrated Halloween year round. Fortunately, Polly’s costume was easy enough to put together. The first step was buying a white skirt and dying it orange – as naturally orange skirts are hard to come by. I already had the boots from my Zatanna costume, and borrowed a striped top from a friend. The hat came from Party City, as did the glasses. Add some tacky gold earrings and I was done!
Obviously Becky had it a bit tougher. Finding the overalls and dying them the right color was the hardest part. Still, she pulled off the costume perfectly – down to the piercings in her fake elf ears.
We had a limited amount of time to shoot the costumes because while I live in Minnesota, Becky lives in California. I decided to leave a few days early for a work trip so that we could catch up and finally have a chance to cosplay together.
The pictures were taken by our friend from Blanklogo Photography, and all in all I am very happy with the results… even though we got kicked out of the mall for taking them. Oh-well!