The costumes of the newest Stranger Things season are perfect for putting together closet cosplays!
The fourth season of Stranger Things has just premiered, and it is already driving the internet crazy. It’s bringing back Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill as well as encouraging cosplayers. If you’re looking to cosplay as one of the Hellfire Club or even Nancy and Robin’s disguises There are plenty of existing collaborations or sewing patterns to help create that dream.
Hot Topic is the best spot to find cosplay items for popular shows and movies. Her Universe designs are excellent examples. It was a matter of time before numerous apparel options were made available on the website (including a great replica Hellfire Club baseball tee) and within a short time, many of them were gone. The more popular styles are being restocked however it’s a good reminder to go through the site just before or after a popular show premieres.
The sister store of Hot Topic, BoxLunch also has BoxLunch, which is also owned by Hot Topic, and has the number of pieces to play cosplay such as Lucas’ Basketball Jersey and Dustin’s Thinking Cap However, these are similarly going to go quickly.
A brand-sponsored collaboration that’s ideal to wear for cosplay in your closet is the Quiksilver x Stranger Things collab. The iconic surf brand and the popular show have come together to create several cosplay-related items like Max’s blue sweatshirt, Steve’s jacket in denim, Nancy’s denim coat, and almost everything else Argyle. The items are selling out quickly, so make sure to grab the pieces while they last.
If you’re looking for a challenge, try sewing one of the outfits Nancy and Robin wore to meet Creel. You can spend hours searching for vintage stores and thrift stores for similar pieces or design your own, to make it more accurate. This is also an opportunity to tackle the challenges of old sewing patterns. The most difficult part is the difference in sizes from the 1980s until today. Be sure to double-check measurements to select the proper size pattern, and don’t depend on the latest sizing figures.
The two outfits are based off the popular 80s prairie style typically associated with the brand Gunne Sax from Jessica McClintock. This fashion has been making a huge comeback in the last few years, with vintage clothing selling for thousands of dollars. It is possible to make it cheaper by creating it yourself. For fabrics to choose from, there are some prominent websites that sell vintage or retro fabrics in yards.
- Revival fabric has real vintage fabric from the 1920s to the 1980s. Their inventory is constantly changing.
- A Thrifty Notion carries not only old-fashioned fabrics but also notions like buttons, thread, and more.
- Fabscrap provides a variety of fabrics for online shopping. It is also possible to make online appointments to speak with a member of the store to locate the right fabric for your project.
- There are also a number of Etsy stores to check out as well including LingonberriesAndMoss, FoundFabricsShop, and LyricalFabrics.Finally, if you need something to carry around all your cosplay pieces or your purchases at a con, head to the Jansport website for their backpack collaboration with Stranger Things featuring a unique “upside down” logo and even a replica of Jane/Eleven’s backpack.