So one of my friends posted a link to this awesome cosplayer on Facebook this morning, and after seeing one of the cosplayer’s Clara Oswald cosplays, I decided… today, I had to be Clara. It’s based on this outfit, from the Christmas Special, and while it’s not perfect… I’m actually pretty happy with it. I made do with what I had, and I like how it turned out! I just wish I had an actual white blouse instead of a gray tee shirt, but oh well.
I have been meaning to do a Clara inspired outfit (or cosplay) for quite some time, but I never felt like I had the right pieces until I saw the Christmas Special outfit and remembered I have this skirt in my pile of things to sell (I might not be selling it now…). It was the perfect inspiration to get up and get dressed today, since I’ve been trying to get dressed every day (being a work-from-home, stay-at-home mom without a car doesn’t help my drive to be dressed every day, haha!) and today I nearly stayed in my yoga pants. Now that I’ve done one inspired outfit, I might just have to do a few more. And maybe an actual cosplay. My friend Kristi does a ton of awesome cosplays, and she’s just making me itch do to a good one. But it’s harder to find cosplays that can easily be done from things I have at home, so for now I’ll stick to inspired-by outfits, and maybe next year for the Renaissance Faire, I’ll be Arwen. My hair should be long enough by then! One thing I love about Clara — her makeup and hair are super, super easy to do. Longer layers (her hair is mostly shorter than mine) with a side part and curled up ends? Check. Natural makeup with a bit of brown liner and pinkish lips? I can do that! So easy. I should just be Clara every day. And I’ll make Mr. Owl be Doctor 11.
Cardigan, tee, and heels thrifted | Vintage skirt | Target tights | Forever 21 necklace
I’ll tell you a little secret: it was cool enough for tights and a cardigan this morning, but by the end of the pictures I was sweating. So off they came! I cannot wait for the days to be crisp enough to keep it all on all day.
Also, Asa is seven months old today. ALREADY. He is now closer to one year old than he is to the day he was born, which means soon he’ll be crawling all over the place. It seems crazy that he’s this big already!
I hope you are all having a good week!