Rocket Raccoon – Guardians of the Galaxy
Cons: DragonCon 2014
Rocket was a very last minute whim of a costume after seeing Guardians of the Galaxy. Well, it was semi-planned since Nick was putting Starlord together, but due to time constraints before DragonCon, I chose to make the prison outfit since it was easier than the others. And I had intended to make all of it myself, but the fabric store (which needs a location in Lakeview, already, ughhh) didn’t have any good fur, so I ended up buying ears and a tail.
My sewing machine actually cooperated (gasp), so I was able to make the top and pants pretty easily too. Hopefully next time we do these costumes, I’ll have had time to make the burgundy bodysuit outfit! We shall see! Either way, this costume was ridiculously fun to wear. We mostly encountered kid fans, which was cool. And everyone shouted “I need that guy’s leg!” at me as walked. Super fun and silly.
Top: I traced a tank top to use as the pattern. My fabric was not stretchy though, so the top didn’t fit all that well.
Pants: Again, I traced some sweatpants to use as a pattern. Probably wasn’t the best idea since that method and the lack of stretchiness made it hard to keep them up. My pants lacked a butt, haha.
Ears and Tail: Bought from amazon.
Bandit Mask: Also bought from amazon.
Fangs: Used some silly small vampire fangs. I thought it was a fun addition to the costume.
That Guy’s Leg: Surprise prop present to Nick from Jerry of Blackleaf Creative. It was a pefect prop to carry around in this costume! Thanks, Jerry!