Thrift Store Cosplay Day 6

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Day 6: Amazon from Themyscira

Ok, I could have gone the Wonder Woman route or even done a faithful adaptation of Antiope or Hippolyta, but since I truly believe that I belong among the Amazons of Themyscira, I did my own take on it. I don’t want to have someone else’s look when I finally find the hidden island!

So here is my unique take on Amazonian fashion. Complete with shorts under my skirt for serious fighting!

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Tunic from Goodwill

Belt from Goodwill

Shoes from OMG! Thrift

Wristbands from my cosplay closet

Headband (a repurposed necklace) from Plato’s Closet

Sword from my personal sword collection (Yep, you read that right!)

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Thrift Store Cosplay Day 4

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Day 4: Spongebob Squarepants

There will a few times in this series where I will stray from my coveted vow of only using thrift store, consignment, resale and vintage clothing. Sometimes I’ll use things from my closet purchased long ago or I’ll turn to the closets of those closest to me, my mom, my dad, my aunt Becky and my Granny.

Today was one such instance…I was on the hunt for the perfect pair of brown Spongebob shorts, when I remembered a piece of clothing hanging in my closet already. A brown wrap skirt my mom had made when she was younger, that she bequeathed to me. Rather than spend extra money on a different pair of shorts that might better represent Spongebob, I opted to make use of that vintage (mom probably wouldn’t like that I call it vintage) skirt. And voilá….Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

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Top from Plato’s Closet

Skirt made by my momma

Shoes from Cougar Shoes

Necklace from Goodwill

Earrings from OMG! Thrift

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Thrift Store Cosplay Day 3

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Day 3: Dory from Finding Nemo & Finding Dory

Full confession, i didn’t see Finding Nemo when it first came out in theaters back in 2003. And by the time I finally did see it, the movie had been over recommended to me and hyped so much that actually watching it was a bit of a let down. People were telling me that it was better than Toy Story…settle down, people!

I enjoyed Finding Nemo just fine, but it was the character of Dory that quickly became my favorite. So when she got her own sequel movie last year, I was pumped! I mean, who could ever resist Baby Dory? Who, I ask you who??

Plus, Finding Dory introduced me to one of my new favorite Pixar characters, Hank the septopus with his snarky, cranky attitude and his seven tentacles! Maybe I’ll even thrift store cosplay him one day!!

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Blue striped hoodie from Goodwill

Yellow skirt from Plato’s Closet

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Thrift Store Cosplay Introduction

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Who’s ready for a brand new Instagram challenge? #thriftstorecosplay is coming at you starting today!

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This challenge was inspired by something called #ClosetCosplay that can also be found on the Instagrams. One of my favorite actresses from the Pemberley Digital You Tube web series, Emma Approved, Joanna Sotomura did this challenge back in May and I loved her take on it so much that I really felt like I needed to add my own version to the mix.

If you haven’t noticed, lately I am all about that thrift store life. Goodwill, Salvation Army, vintage stores, consignment, Plato’s Closet…those are the stores for me! I have actually given up a lot of other shopping at the places I used to shop like H&M, Forever 21, Old Navy, Target and TJ Maxx.

This decision has come about partly because I love the message behind shopping thriftily. I love the cycle of thrift store clothing. I purchase from thrift stores and I give items to thrift stores and feel like I’m constantly contributing to the cycle of fashion and you are far less likely to have a “who wore it best” moment with vintage, consignment and thrift.

The other reason is that a lot of the brands that I was shopping before weren’t transparent in their production. Which is not something I am interested in supporting. After attending meetings with the Florida Abolitionist society and becoming more aware of the dangers of fast fashion, I have become passionate about changing the way I shop for my clothes. If you are interested in it too, then #thriftstorecosplay is a great way to give yourself fashion goals to achieve at thrift stores and start to populate your closet with really interesting and unique pieces.

That’s a long, drawn out of way of saying, I’ve completely changed the way I shop! And I wanted to share it with you, reader fam, in a fun way. Hence the mix of #closetcosplay and #thriftstorecosplay. Come on over to my Instagram and check back here for a display of my daily cosplay selections. Everything you see in my cosplays is from thrift stores, consignment, vintage shops, my own closet or my dad’s and grandma’s closet. Going through family member’s closets is always a fun endeavor and you never know what treasures you will find!!

And if you want to join in with your own version of #thriftstorecosplay and #closetcosplay then join one of those hashtags and make sure to tag me @nerdinthesand so I can see them and be part of your story!!

Day 1: Perdita from 101 Dalmatians

Polka Dot Top from Goodwill

Black Skirt from Salvation Army

Choker from Plato’s Closet 

Chucks from Lizzie’s Closet