For those who’ve been following the blog for a while, you remember how this Sailor Hawkeye game went the first time around. My friend Abby had done her own version of Sailor Black Widow and asked me reprise Sailor Hawkeye for her Sailor Avengers team. Since this team was veering a little more away from the traditional Sailor Moon fuku, I decided to have a little fun with it and make Version II to make hers.
The really cool part was that I was able to reuse parts of not only Hawkeye Version I but also a piece of my Sailor Pluto and even some bits of my Star Wars costumes. The skirt was the one big new part of the costume but thankfully I am a fabric hoarder and still had enough of the purple bow fabric to use for the skirt roll.
Thank you to David Harback for the photography on the majority of these and to Rich and Strange for the photography on the captioned one! They were both wonderful to work with when we did this shoot at Awesome Con! (The con thing is also why there’s an invisible arrow thing going on…)
Sailor Hawkeye: Bria
Sailor Black Widow: Abby Rou Cosplay
Awesome Con is this weekend and it’s going to be totally awesome! As you may have guessed from the image above, I’m taking it easy on the cosplay front this convention but I will be rocking some cute Her Universe fashion on Sunday to compensate. I’ll be roaming around the convention almost from the start on Friday and covering the con for Tosche Station. If you see me, please come say hi.
The two places you’ll definitely be able to find me will be on Sunday on the two panels I’m running. At 11am in Room 145B, I’ll be chatting about Diversity in Pop Culture with Amy Ratcliffe and Esther of Fantom Comics. Then later at 3:30pm in Room 156, it’ll be all things Star Wars as I discuss the State of the Galaxy with John Morton, Amy Ratcliffe, Anna Mitchell, and Jay Shah. If you’re still not convinced, we’ll have plenty of giveaways courtesy of Del Rey including tons of the Samplers they had at Celebration and copies of all of their thus far published books.
What’s even better than one Kate Bishop? Join us as we continue our celebration of Hawkeye Week by highlighting the Hawk-related costumes that Bria and Lin have done over the past few years.
On the left, we have Bria’s Hawkingbird costume which was based on Kate Bishop’s first appearance in the Young Avengers, where she cobbled together a costume from pieces left behind by former Avengers. On the right, we have Lin’s Hawkeye II costume that Kate designed for herself, once she and the rest of the team decided to continue to be superheroes. Basically, we live the Kate Bishop appreciation life and strive to one day have all of her costumes done between the two of us!
And as a bonus round, you can also check out Bria’s Sailor Hawkeye based upon the Sailor Avengers artwork by Ann Marcellino.
It’s Hawkeye Week, bro. In honour of the new story arc debuting this week, we decided to fly our purple pennants — so check back in with us every day as we class up this joint like Kate Bishop, party like Tracksuit Dracula, and make embarrassingly coordinated kitchenware like Clint Barton.