Happy almost Independence Day, fellow Americans! And if you’re not in the United States, happy Friday! Some of you are lucky enough to have a three day weekend, and in between your time chilling by the grill and/or pool, why not make something? Getting creative can be just as relaxing as sitting on a lawn chair—OK, almost as relaxing. If you find yourself in the mood to create, we’re happy to exclusively show off the latest episode of Cosplay Curious from Michelle Phan’s ICON network. Joi, also known as Curiousjoi, has previously tackled a Scarlet Witch ensemble for the series, but this time she’s going patriotic with a Captain America meets Cinderella mash-up. It looks comfy and flirty, and since Captain America is one of my favorite superheroes, I’m all about it.
To follow along with Joi’s tutorial, you’ll need a sewing machine, basic sewing supplies like a fabric cutter and pins, Simplicity pattern 1553 (it’s for a short Cinderella dress), and sewing skills. The design doesn’t involve a complex, full length ball gown, but you’ll need to know how to cut a pattern and piece it together to have a successful outing. The Captain America Cinderella dress is a few steps (maybe several of them) beyond my limited sewing skills, but Joi’s enthusiasm and can-do attitude makes me feel like I could accomplish this mission. I think Steve Rogers would like her.
What do you think of the Captain America/Cinderella costume? Head to the comments and let me know if you’ll be making one.