Alright, so, how to say this...
I LOVE the Venture Brothers.
Seriously, that show is brilliant. Every character is likable, nearly every joke hits home, and the writing is witty, engaging, and sometimes TEAR-ENDUCING. UGH. And, as is usually the case with me and mah shows, all of my favorite characters are middle-aged men. The Monarch in particular! I'd always wanted to cosplay him, but I just don't have the body type, facial structure, anything. Even back when MySpace was around, I kept a photo of him in my Cosplay To-Do list, just as a reminder of dreams that could never be. ;~;
...then I stopped giving a poop about stuff like that.
Colossalcon was coming up, and not only was it going to be held at an awesome waterpark resort, but I was finally going to meet my buddy Solo-dono! She's just as into Venture Brothers as I am, and I decided to just say SCREW IT and make the jump into a chicken-legged, tall, slender-faced villain with the voice of an angel who'd just been kicked where the sun don't shine.
I made a latex nose the same way I made my Simon prosthetic, used Worbla for the base of his beard and eyebrows (so that they could set flush to my face), purchased some bucked teeth, sewed me up a bathrobe in yellow and black and attached MIGHTY MONARCH EMBLEMS to fuzzy black slippers and DONE- a casual Monarch perfect for the resort! I don't have the figure for that skin-tight bodysuit (at least not a MAN'S figure in a skin-tight bodysuit), though if I can figure a solution out for that, I would love to cosplay a few of his outfits in the future.
BUT I DIGRESS. No, I'll never be the perfect Monarch (or even an ACCURATE Monarch) to go around terrorizing Ventures, but I really did have fun with this despite it's errors and I'm sure I'll talk myself into wearing it again. x3 ...once I can get some platform shoes.Dr. Girlfriend cosplayed by
Photo by LJintoNote: A big thank you to Miss Mallo Photography for fixing a bit of my blending work around the prosthetic in editing. I need to practice doing that SO MUCH MORE. I really flubbed it at Colossalcon. :C