Everything Is Fiercer with CapesFriday, December 13, 2013
So here's the thing, I have a little thing in mind for Anime North 2014 and it involves a cape. A swanky cape. I could make one myself but I'm not kidding anyone with my sewing skills. I'm a straight beginner and tend to leave these things last minute. So why not grab a cape from a costume shop? Perfect. I picked this really nice looking "deluxe velvet & satin cape" from Costume Discounters.
I know what you're thinking. Or at least if you've been a follower of any of my social media websites, VELVET?! For those of you that don't know, I can't touch velvet. It gives me the heebie jeebies, it's weird but I can't shake that. I decided since the satin was on the inside it should be safe as long as I was careful with it.
Turns out it was so cold that I couldn't even feel the velvet. It didn't bother me (such a surprised...). Anyway, look at it here in all it's glory.
Disclaimer: This product was sent to me free of charge. My opinions written here are my own and have not been influenced.
Photos taken by Rykius.
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Firstly let me say it was FREEZING out during this shoot. I had a hard time keeping my composure so bare with me. The wind was a great asset to show off the cape but my body was not appreciative.
The satin is really nice against my skin and I'm happy that's on the inside. I LOVE the purple and black combo, I was contemplating the red version since it'd be more accurate to my cosplay idea but I just couldn't turn down this gorgeous colour.
As you can see it's nicely positions around my shoulders and gives me a good frame. With my 3.5" heels though I am taller than the cape (for reference I'm 5'6.5, the point 5 is important to me). Since it's velvet and satin it's a heavy garment but still capable of flowing in the wind as seen above.
The cape has a button closer around the collar which held up nicely, didn't come undone once and the wind was a bit crazy. The hood wasn't as structured as I'd like but the wind didn't let it hold up for very long. Beware, I look like a witch below. muahaha
The cape was a bit of a saving grace for me since it helped shield me a bit from the wind and cold. I think capes are in and I love how they can really make a costume that much more authentic. I'm pretty satisfied with this cape and I gaurantee this isn't the last you'll see of it. I already have something deadly in mind to use it for. :)
Check out Costume Discounters on their Facebook page or Twitter if you'd like to grab this cape!