It's no secret that I love Adventure Time! I've cosplayed Fionna before, but I didn't like the way her outfit fell on me. The skirt felt really tight and short, the socks were uncomfortable and didn't stay up, and overall I just didn't feel my best. Even though I spent some time making the hat, I was pretty sure I wouldn't be cosplaying her again.
Then, a little idea crept in that I couldn't get enough of. I love crossover cosplays because it can take a common costume and give it a fun twist. Hipster crossovers crack me up, mostly because I love hipster style, and particularly with Adventure Time because some people dislike it because it's a "hipster cartoon." The word "hipster" is so nebulous and hard to define that it makes it silly reason to dislike something, so I thought a hipster-type costume would be especially fun.
Fionna from Adventure Time
Fionna is basically the cannonical genderbend version of Finn, and sadly has only been in two episodes so far! I love the genderbend episodes and Fionna struggles with being more into fighting than fashion and how to embrace who she is.
- Hat: Handmade with this pattern from felt
- Bows: Claire's and Forever 21
- Wig: Arda Wigs Ferrari
- Glasses: Forever 21
- Shirt: Forever 21 (I'd link to it but there are seriously so many)
- Skirt: Forever 21
- Socks: AJ's Retro Thigh High Tube Socks - if you are looking for Fionna socks, these are by far the best. They aren't too tight at the top and stay up pretty well!
- Booties: Forever 21
I was inspired by a lot of fan art of Fionna, especially this piece and this piece. I wanted to maintain her same color scheme and her iconic hat and socks, but with a more stylish, detailed twist. I love the idea that she would wear her hat, but open and with long, loose pigtails and with a ton of accessories. I also wore my "21 is Terrific" button that Peony got me since we wore this on our birthday! I added a Sharpie mustache to my finger and walked around with my giant DSLR camera around my neck, and I think it all turned out pretty dang cute. Plus, with costumes that are made of actual clothing pieces, I can always re-wear the pieces outside of cosplay.