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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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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! - Sophia Casanova
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  1. DIY Letter R

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    DIY

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  2. DIY Hemmed white mini skirt

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    Thrifted

    , in Skirts
  3. Long Black satin gloves

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    ebay

    , in Gloves
  4. DIY Jessie head piece/wig

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    Made by hand

    , in Hair
  5. knee length black boot

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    Forever 21

    , , in Forever 21 Boots
  6. Pokeball

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    Goodwill

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  7. Jessie's green earrings

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    thrift

    , in Jewelry

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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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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Styleynn --
PERFECT! I'm blown away!!
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Dener Xy
Taking off at light speed
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