How to Cosplay: Morrigan Aensland
Ladies and gentlemen, if you're looking around to figure out how to cosplay your favorite characters, look no further! Arcade Sushi introduces their all-new How to Cosplay series, starting off with the ever-alluring Morrigan Aensland. She's both bad-ass and pretty, a vain succubus who is stunning in fighting and style. For the cosplayers out there who want to take on the challenge of recreating her costume, scroll down to find out how to cosplay Morrigan Aensland!
Morrigan Aensland has a very unique hair color. Cosplayers tend to agree its one of the following: mint, light green, or jade. Her hair is long, almost reaching her hips. It'd be easy to say just buy a long wig in the chosen color, but you have to take into account that she has bangs. While long wigs could be modified to include bangs, it's much easier to buy a wig that already has the bangs sewn in.
The Bat Wings
Morrigan Aensland has two sets of bat wings - one on top of her head and one around her hips. This is one of the most intricate parts of the costume, especially when you consider how much detail and effort is put into making them look realistic. For those of you who are stumped on how to go about making these, there's a set of tutorials that cover everything and have been used by other Morrigan cosplayers.
- Head Wings Tutorial - Part 1
- Head Wings Tutorial - Part 2
- Head Wings Tutorial - Part 3
- Hip Wings Tutorial - Part 1
- Hip Wings Tutorial - Part 2
- Hip Wings Tutorial - Part 3
- Hip Wings Tutorial - Harness
The Leotard and Sleeves
You can't deny that Morrigan Aensland has a rockin' outfit. She sports a strapless, black leotard with a heart-shaped cut out right above her stomach and feathers along the top and shoulders. There's a couple of ways to recreate this look, so we'll include a few sources to get you started. First, let's start with the actual leotard piece.
When creating this outfit, make sure that when you are finished that you don't forget to cut out the heart shaped hole. Use a piece of scrap paper or something similar to create the shape and put it where the heart should be. If it looks good, pin the paper to the fabric and then use a writing instrument to outline the heart on the fabric. Cut it out and sew it inward to give it a finished look.
If you don't want the hassle of buying a pack of individual white feathers to sew onto your costume, you can always try this Chandelle Feather Fringe. You can attach these fringes to your costume with a needle and thread. Be sure to wrap the feathers around your upper arms like Morrigan has them, and sew the ends to the front and back of the bodysuit.
As for the sleeves, a variety of colors are used by cosplayers ranging from orange, to pink, and to purple. For this guide, we're going to leave the decision up to you. In order to achieve this look, we recommend looking for a pair of opera length gloves that already have a design where the middle finger supports the fit. We've included a few places to purchase the gloves as well as a forum thread of how to get the fabric to stick to your upper arm (if need be).
- SACAS Fingerless Long Over the Elbow Bridal Satin Gloves
- Dancing with the Moon Fingerless Satin Opera Length Gloves
- Body Glue- How to Get Fabric to Stick to Your Body
Morrigan's leg pieces have bat patterns on them, but otherwise they look like your basic purple tights. To start making these, you want to first have a pair of purple tights on hand. After you obtain the tights, there are a few ways to recreate the bat pattern. For this article, we'll link you to a few tutorials which you can apply to her costume.
Morrigan's boots are black, usually worn at the mid-calf or just below it, have a V formation in the front, and have at least a 2-inch heel. It's not easy finding the exact match for her boot, so your main criteria should at least have the basic specs. Here's a few items we found on Amazon that should work just fine to complete your Morrigan Aensland cosplay!
- Razi! Slouchy Mid-calf Sexy Stiletto Boots
- Judith Sherri Womens Microfiber Fashion Mid-Calf Boots
- Secret Wishes Go-Go Boots
And there you have it - your complete guide on How to Cosplay Morrigan Aensland. It's no easy feat, but we hope that this guide helps you on your quest to completing the look. Many others have cosplayed her on multiple occasions, and the results are absolutely stunning. If you're looking to cosplay Morrigan Aensland anytime soon, be sure to check out this cosplayer for your inspiration!
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