Stranger Things’ latest season includes some fantastic costumes for cosplays in the closet.
The fourth season of Stranger Things has been aired and is already making the internet in a tizzy. It’s reviving Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill as well as encouraging cosplayers. Whether wanting to cosplay as a member of the Hellfire Club or even Nancy and Robin’s costumes there are many already-established collaborations or sewing patterns to help make that happen.
The first place to find ready-to-go cosplay items for popular movies and shows is Hot Topic and, more specifically, the Her Universe designs. In a matter of minutes, numerous apparel options were made available on the website (including an excellent replica Hellfire Club baseball t-shirt) and within a short time the majority of them were sold out. They appear to be replenishing the more popular styles but this is a reminder to check the website just as, or even just prior to, when a new popular show premieres.
Hot Topic’s sister store, BoxLunch also offers the number of pieces to cosplay including Lucas’ Basketball Jersey and Dustin’s Thinking Cap However, these are similarly going to go quickly.
A brand-sponsored collaboration that’s ideal to wear for cosplay in your closet is the Quiksilver x Stranger Things collab. The classic surf brand and the popular show have joined forces to create various cosplay pieces including Max’s sweatshirt in blue Steve’s jacket made of denim, Nancy’s denim coat, and pretty much everything else Argyle. These pieces are selling out quickly, so make certain to grab the pieces while they last.
If you’re looking to take on a new challenge make one of the dresses that Nancy and Robin were wearing for their meeting with Creel. You can spend hours searching for vintage stores and thrift stores for similar items or design your own, to make it more accurate. You can also work with the challenge of sewing patterns from the past. The biggest challenge is the alteration in sizing from the 1980s to the present. Be sure to double check your measurements prior to selecting the right size pattern. Do not rely on the current size.
Both of the outfits are influenced by the prairie-style of the 80s and is often linked to the brands like Gunne Sax. Jessica McClintock. Incredibly, this look is making a huge comeback the past few years with vintage clothes going for thousands of dollars. You can save money by making your own. There are a variety of sites that offer retro or vintage fabrics in yards.
- Revival fabrics have authentic vintage fabrics from the 1920s through the 1980s. Their inventory is constantly changing.
- A Thrifty Notion is a store that not only has vintage fabric but also vintage notions such as thread, buttons, and so on.
- Fabscrap offers a broad selection of fabrics to shop online. They also provide virtual appointments with a store member to help you find the perfect fabric for your project.
- There are also a number of Etsy stores to check out as well including: LingonberriesAndMoss, FoundFabricsShop, and LyricalFabrics.Finally, if you need something to carry around all your cosplay pieces or your purchases at a con, head to the Jansport website for their backpack collaboration with Stranger Things featuring a unique “upside down” logo and even a replica of Jane/Eleven’s backpack.