Cosplay Tuesday: Captain Hammer

Welcome to Cosplay Tuesday! Every week we feature one of our costumes and talk a little more in-depth about it. This week, we’ll be turning the spotlight on Bria’s Genderswapped Captain Hammer from Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.

Captain Hammer 01Hands down, the best part about this costume is all the cheesy facial expressions I got to make.

As far as putting this costume together, there wasn’t that much involved beyond buying the t-shirt although that did take a little bit of digging to find it in the screen accurate colour.  From there, it was a matter of making come decisions about how exactly I wanted to genderswap this particular character.  I’m not terribly fond of the genderswaps that automatically assume a skirt or shorts or a bare midriff because I don’t always think that fits the character.  However, with Captain Hammer, I could absolutely see that happening.  Therefore, my first version of this costume ended up involving some tiny olive green shorts and heeled boots.  It ended up not working out well for two reasons: 1) I didn’t like how it looked and 2) It decided to snow during Halloween last year.  So off to my closet I went again and settled on wearing these cargo pants and my motorcycle boots and ended up really loving this version of the costume.  To top it off, this version of the costume ended up being MUCH more practical for work that night.

I finally got a chance to take some real pictures in this costume this summer with my favourite photographer ever, Heather of Zhobot.  Completely by accident, we ended up finding the perfect location for the photoshoot: a kids’ playground.  I can truthfully say that I looked absolutely ridiculous trying to ride tiny little toy motorcycles and swinging on the swing set but thankfully no one else was there to see me.  I’m also pretty sure that I whacked my head on the little clubhouse a few times but there was no lasting brain damage.

All in all, it was a really fun shoot and I’d love to wear this out to a convention one day when I finally have room in my ridiculously busy costume schedule.  (Any takers for boy!Penny or girl!Horrible?)

“These? Are not the hammer.  The hammer is my… waaaaait a minute.”

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You can check out more of Bria’s costumes over at her costume gallery.