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Team Rocket's Jessie! Blasting Off!

by Sophia C., Model Mews from Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

30 comments · 6 · November 2, 2012

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Sophia Casanova - Diy Letter R, Thrifted Diy Hemmed White Mini Skirt, Ebay Long Black Satin Gloves, Made By Hand Diy Jessie Head Piece/Wig, Forever 21 Knee Length Black Boot, Goodwill Pokeball, Thrift Jessie's Green Earrings - Team Rocket's Jessie! Blasting Off!
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  1. DIY Letter R

    DIY

  2. DIY Hemmed white mini skirt

    Thrifted

    , in Skirts
  3. Long Black satin gloves

    ebay

    , in Gloves
  4. DIY Jessie head piece/wig

    Made by hand

    , in Hair
  5. knee length black boot

    Forever 21

    , in Forever 21 Boots
  6. Pokeball

    Goodwill

  7. Jessie's green earrings

    thrift

    , in Earrings

This year my boyfriend and I went all out to become the infamous Team Rocket from Pokemon. I am a long time Pokemon fan and always wanted to create a Jessie and James costume for Halloween. This year happened to be our 2nd anniversary so we really took it to the next level!

I'm a bit of an authenticity snob, so I made sure to get very detailed. The wig/headpiece was by far the most challenging part, and definitely the make or break of the entire costume. Without Jessie's signature gravity defying do, it simply wouldn't be complete! I purchased a 160 cm cherry red wig, and recruited the help of my friend's talented mom who happens to be a master crafter. She took the raw materials I purchased: steel wire frame, paper mache fixings, the wig itself, corset boning, spray paint, hairspray, gelatin, and some other odds and ends to create a monster of a wig, more challenging to wear than most drag queen's sunday best!

The bumps, bruises, and headaches I acquired while wearing the thing were beyond worth it for the perfection of the costume in it's entirety!

I thrifted the other components of the costume from various goodwills, savers, and even ebay over the course of about 3 months. Started in August finding the perfect parts for both Jessie and James (not pictured here as it would go against the rules of LB). I also purchased a sewing machine and learned how to hem the skirt and the shirts. I found everything I needed to find, including the pokeball! I am truly proud of this costume, all the hard work, and learning new skill sets. I'm excited for next year's challenge!!

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Comments (30)

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Panidta B. T.
Omg! Love this! Awesome on the hair.
Lateef Abdullah
HAHA omg, I really wish I didn't use my heart today. I literally LOVE THISSSSSSSSSS OMG, I love you for doing this amazing <3
Sophia Casanova
Aww thank you for the invisible heart! :D hehe I'm really proud of this!
Uzie  Sastradikarta
aw this is cool! don't take my Pikachuuuu haha, ♥
Sophia Casanova
I WILL GET HIM! ....one day... haha
Uzie  Sastradikarta
team rocket's jessie never give up haha
Jiawa Liu
omg this is amazing!! how did you do that wig?!!
Sophia Casanova
My friend's mom was in charge, she is pretty amazing. It involved a lot of wire frame, paper mache, pray paint, wig hair.. so many components!
Emma Stu
This is like super amazing! Jessie would look like this in real life, I'm sure! Truly a perfect costume one of the best, if not the best I've seen this year
Sophia Casanova
Thank you so much Emma, That was the best compliment ever! !
Vanessa Mercado
Wow... Great post! I'm your new Fan.. I hope you visit mine sometimes. Thanks! :) Kisses from VV!!
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Dener Xy
Taking off at light speed
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