Since PAX East is in a few weeks it got me thinking about my trip to PAX Prime last year! Then I realized I hadn't posted a tutorial for my Annie cosplay from League of Legends. I won't be able to go to PAX East this year, but here's the tutorial in case someone wants to dress up as Annie!
This was the version of Annie I was going for.
I got my dress from American Apparel. I altered it some to fit better and added the fringe to the bottom of the sleeves. I would love to add the swirl design to my dress since I didn't have time to before. The petticoat and leg warmers are from Amazon. The wig I used was a Jareth in Raspberry from Arda. I did cut it quite a bit to get Annie's bangs and style. I already owned black shoes and a white collared shirt, but I am sure you can find that easily at Walmart or on Amazon!
For the fireball prop, I took a styrofoam ball and hot glued fake fur to it. I found all these supplies at my local craft store.
I really just randomly snipped at the fur and glued it in place until the whole ball was covered.
Then I used hairspray to give the fur a spiky look.
During this step I recommend that you wear gloves! Because the Sharpies stained my hands pretty bad. Basically, I started with the red and hand colored the root of the fur. Then I worked my way up with the orange and finally added yellow to the tips.
For Annie's headband you will need a headband (any color), light and dark pink felt, cotton balls, hot glue, and scissors. I made a pattern for the ears out of paper, too.
Cover your headband in the light colored pink felt using the hot glue.
After you cut out your shape for the ears (or horns.. they kinda look like either) stuff a cotton ball inside it to give it volume.
Tada! No sewing required! I want to make all different colored cat ears now :D
Annie's backpack was sad to make. I found a kid's pink fluffy backpack on Amazon and bought two of these bears. (The backpack I bought is no longer listed, but this one is very similar.)
Here's the sad part... I'm so sorry little bears!! *cry*
So all I did was stitch up the back of the little bears heads and then hand stitched them onto the straps of the backpack. The Tibbers that I carried around was found at Toys R Us. He was thankful he didn't get beheaded.
"You smell like burning!"
Let me know if you make an Annie cosplay!
Do you play League of Legends?
If so who is your favorite champion?