Show: Once Upon a Time (ABC)
Paired with: Hook
Worn at: Emerald City Comic Con 2016, Day 1 (Thursday)
Debuted at: Wizard World Portland 2016 (Saturday)
Off the Rails Factor: 4/10
Nobody seems to like this cosplay, and I’m not sure why (other than my face, but he’s supposed to be ugly…). It’s either poorly executed (us, do things poorly? neverrrrrr!), weird as a crossplay (though all the Rumpel cosplayers I’ve seen were female), or not recognizable enough. Rumpelstiltskin changes outfits often in the show and this particular getup is specific to the episode he duels with Hook, so I’ll go with that to make myself feel better.
We first wore this duo at Wizard World 2016 on Saturday, and were lazy about taking pictures then too, and both times pretty much nobody wanted a picture, so these pics from Wizard World are all you get!
The pants, boots, and undershirt were lucky thrift store finds, but the cape and vest were all my making and I think they came out pretty screen accurate. The button I’m wearing was a Once Upon a Time themed button we purchased at the con (see, cosplayers buy stuff!) to hold the cloak closed since I hadn’t made a proper closure and as usual we were running short on time.
The makeup looks a bit Oompa Loompa and I blame a little of that on the lighting, because the cape is darker in person as well. I have some lovely teeth rot painted on my teeth that you can’t really see, but it was quite fun smiling at people and having them make a disturbed face.
Not much changed for Emerald City Comic Con 2016. We improved the makeup and got it a little more sparkly/gold, and I fixed the clasp. For both appearances, in lieu of a wig, I opted to get an unflattering haircut, though I think it was worse the second time around if that was possible. Suffer for your art!