Yesterday I posted about my Cold War Clara cosplay, which is about 98% handmade. Today, now that all the items are in, I am posting about my (not yet aired) Nightmare in Silver Clara cosplay.
Unlike most of my other cosplays, which are 90-99% handmade (except for mostly shoes), this cosplay is 95% purchased. That is largely because I managed to find most of the screen accurate items around the internet.
This is one of my favorite of Clara’s outfits so I had to find as many of the items as I possibly could. The one downside is that the majority of the items were a) super expensive and/or b) really difficult to find. But I managed to get them all!
Starting with the jacket, this is the All Saints Axelle denim jacket. I believe it retailed for close to $500 in stores, but I managed to snag it on eBay for $150 (including express shipping). My jacket came from Turkey, which is the origin of manufacturing for the jacket. The only real difference I can see from the in store jacket and this one is that the tag is slashed; other than that, it appears to be exactly the same. For anyone who is considering getting this jacket, keep in mind it is a very slim fit. I normally wear a US size 2/UK size 6 on top but had to get a US 4/UK 8 in this jacket to be comfortable.
The skirt is from Urban Outfitters UK. It was advertised as “Sparkle and Fade carnation zip front skirt” but the tag says Silence+Noise. Er….anyway, I bought the last one and have not seen it on any other website nor on eBay. I had to buy a large because I wanted it so badly. UK women must run smaller in their sizes because it wasn’t as big as I thought it was. I still had to take in the waist by 2 inches, but I was expecting much more than that. And this skirt is SHORT, at least for my tastes. Good thing I am wearing tights underneath.
The shoes were purchased off ASOS and are the F-Troupe wedge heels Clara also wears in Hide. These don’t come in half sizes and with my wide feet I had to size up to an 8. They are a bit large but not too much. There is a 3.5 in heel so I feel a little taller.
Clara’s tights are pretty generic. Mine are black opaque tights I bought from Urban Outfitters UK for a little under $5 when I bought the skirt. The undershirt is the only thing I made. It is speculated that the undershirt is Sessun’s contrast collar and cuff shirt, which retails about $120. I can’t find it anywhere and I wasn’t going to pay that money for it considering I got everything else for at least 50% off. Instead I made it from black and dark red knit fabric.
The only real items I lack to make this cosplay complete are all the crazy rings Clara wears. She wears so many plain band stacking rings; I only have 2 of them and have been scouring Etsy to find some inexpensive stacking rings. I found some but am having difficulty talking myself into buying them since I over spent this month.
In any event, this cosplay will also debut at Animazement at the end of the month. I cannot wait to wear it!