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Creating the Character Costume by Cheralyn Lambeth

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Chapter 3Accessories and Finishing

Now that you've completed your costume, you'll want to consider what kind of accessories and finishing you'll want to go with it. The right accessories can add the perfect finishing touch to your costume, and in the case of a theater or film/TV performance, can give good clues to the type of role a character is playing. For example, a red bandana and cowboy hat conjure up the image of an Old West cowboy, and a little girl in a hooded red cloak with a basket is very likely Little Red Riding Hood on her way to see her grandmother. You can often find accessories (such as hats or jewelry) that will work very well for your costume/cosplay with a minimum of alteration, and it's a great feeling when you come across ...

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