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Do You Wanna Date My Avatar?

Photographer: Anna Fischer

This costume was an absolute must for me. I saw the video "Do You Wanna Date My Avatar?" when it came out back in August 2009 and I fell in love with Codex's costume. I was going to try and make it for Dragon Con, but we ended up not going, so I took my time with it and made this costume for AUSA in November.

Ah!! Codex is so adorable!!!! The corset is made from red corduroy with steel boning, front busk closure and a separate front panel that snaps on on top of the busk. It laces up with red leather lacing in the back and is adorned with gold bias tape and red jewels. The skirt is three circle skirts: one lining slip, one Casa satin and one sheer overlay.

The top is ivory ribbed knit fabric that I sewed into a tank top, then overlayed the bust and shoulders made from Casa satin, craft foam, gold trim and jewels. That was probably the hardest part of the costume! The gauntlets are craft foam and Casa, with gold trim and lacing.

The necklace is a 6mm gold torque band purchased from Ebay, and I made the frames from gold vinyl and glued on all the rhinestones. The headband is also from Ebay, painted gold and adorned with jewels. The knee pads are red corduroy and gold lame with fleece filling. I used brown felt for the leg wraps, and modified a pair of shoes I already owned and sewed up the shoe pads from the red cord.

The staff was pretty easy, though it gave me a lot of trouble while in the making. PVC pipe, cardboard, red jewels, foam, a big clear ornament ball and lots of paint when into it!

I am so in love with this costume!!!!!! I love every part of it and I'm so freaking happy that I made it! I can't wait to wear her more ^.^
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Fantastic job! I'm so jealous of your red corduroy, my hip-to-waist ratio made me go with a less stretchy fabric, so now it's not completely accurate anymore, but I digress. What I really wanted to ask was where you got the rhinestones for the corset? I can only find ss48 and they are definitely too small. Did you find a distributor or did you use glass or acrylic stones? Whatever you used, they and the costume are fantastic, major props!
FireLilyCosplay's avatar
Thanks!  I used some red acrylic stones I found some time ago and glued foil onto the backs.
Destruct1ve's avatar
Wow, that's pretty 1:1! You are awesome at costume making. Also very cute :3
KeepinitRIL's avatar
Ummmm... Who wouldnt?
Truant-Muse's avatar
Great costume! I have plans to make a Codex costume over the summer so I've been checking out what other people have been doing to see what works.
Aterih's avatar
Absolutely love it!!! Amazing costume!
I'm making it myself for an upcoming con and just had one question (for now!) : how did you create the 'nodules' on the staff? Like the gold rings (the one holding the rings to the staff, the one ending the gold section and the 2 on either side of the black corded section). I'm using PVC for the shaft and was just wondering how to create those gold rings and fit them on the staff.
If you have time to write a quick response I'd really appreciate it! :)

Ps. Still can't get over how well done this costume is, great job!
FireLilyCosplay's avatar
Thanks so much! I used pink insulation foam and carved out two rings and sanded them, then cut them in half and cored them and glued them on.
Damn Straight! Ahh, that's awesome!
Zetsumeimaru's avatar
Is "yes" a proper answer?
FireLilyCosplay's avatar
Only if you sing it along with the song :D
Zetsumeimaru's avatar
auress's avatar
awsome cosplay!
eclipse-blackout's avatar
CODEX! XDD That's amazing!
MademoiselleMischief's avatar
:O All I can say is WOW! What a gorgeous costume!!!!!!!!!!
FireLilyCosplay's avatar
Thank you so much!
epeescrub's avatar
At the risk of being flamed to death, I think you actually look *better* than here. :) Gorgeous.
FireLilyCosplay's avatar
If that means what I think it means, then thanks! I think my face was shopped a bit, to my unease, but I haven't had a chance to get better pics of this costume yet :D

If you mean you think I look better with shopping, then I'm glad you like the pic!
VoidQueenElishiva's avatar
OMG, that is just TOO awesome. That video cracked me up, and got me started on the rest of the series. Great costume, it looks just like the one Codex wears!
FireLilyCosplay's avatar
Thank you so much! I love the video and the series, too :D
MsPepperPotts's avatar
I made mine from corduroy too. But I'm going to remake it because the fabric isn't strong enough for how much I wear it. Great Job!
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