With anime conventions often around the corner and you being pressed for time because… Well, you have a job and responsibilities and what not, sometimes it’s very hard to find the time to actually sit down a sew a cosplay outfit. Or maybe you are not skilled on a sewing machine and have no one that’s willing to lend you a hand? Welp, it’s not as hard as you might think to find a Cosplay outfit that requires absolutely no sewing skills to pull off! But you can’t just willy nilly purchase clothes with the same color or the same look, they have to be both and you have to still pay attention to details in order to pull of the right look! Today I’ll show you an easy way to pull of Honey Lemon from Big Hero 6 using only clothing items purchased from Amazon and Ebay!
The most important thing when shopping for a cosplay online, is to try to pay attention to color as much as possible and to make sure that you are purchasing the right size for you which can be difficult when you can’t see it in person or try it on. Trying different keywords in search engines can also give you different results so if you don’t end up with the right headband the first time, keep trying different things until you come across the right color and look. You can often narrow your searches down by using the color in the search on Amazon.
Headband/wrap: I was able to find a wrap with a twist in it that closely resembled the twist in Honey Lemon’s headwrap here!
Glasses: The glasses were easy to find as there are lots of cheap sunglasses with clear lenses you can purchase with wild color choices like these.
Dress: The dress was a bit more complicated as she is wearing a dress with a Peter Pan collar that’s white. I had to switch to Ebay to find a dress that matched for my cosplay. Though this is a different seller this is a close result. Whenever purchasing from China be aware that sizes might run smaller. EDIT: Listing has ended but this is an alternative.
Tights/Stockings/Leggings: It’s really up to you which you would prefer to wear but keep in mind that Honey Lemon’s leggings are slightly see-through. It’s best to find something that has a pattern to it to keep with the look that she has. The closest I found were these here.
Socks: Wow, orangeish socks are probably the hardest things to find. You don’t want to go so orange that the socks stand out, but you also can tell that her socks are not exactly yellow and are definitely an orange-hue. The best solution that I found was purchasing these socks and then turning them inside out so that the lighter color was visible!
Shoes: Now, while you might want to try to get as close as possible to the original shoes, it’s clear that Honey Lemon is wearing some heels that are very thin and very tall. As I am a tall person (5’8.5″) and was going to be walking around a convention hall that is huge, I opted to not go with the insanely tall heel and went practical while still keeping with the general look which resulted in these shoes.
Cardigan/Lab Coat: There are several different choices you can make here. Honey Lemon’s coat is heavy and that means that you will be sweating a lot if you go to wear it during the summer or if you are in a hot, sweaty convention hall. You could opt to keep as recognizable as possible and try a cardigan like this one here. Or if you want to keep it simple, use a lab coat instead like this one.
Makeup/Hair: The makeup is relatively simple for this one! In fact, the most important thing is simply to get a good pink lipstick and to make sure that you use black eyeliner around your eyes and definitely add mascara to your lashes. Eye shadow should keep in the lighter to darker brown region. If you don’t already have the hair for the cosplay or don’t already have an appropriate wig, I recommend purchasing one from Epic Cosplay. If you don’t have a wig cap, use a guide from online on how to make one from pantyhose!
If things go well then your cosplay might end up looking something like this!: CLICK HERE
Which character do you want to see featured next? Leave a comment below with a suggestion and I will see what magic I can work for you!