Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Rochelle Goyle Cosplay - Sponsored by Monster High x Mattel

Late Fall 2012, I was approached by Monster High x Mattel about doing an amazing collaboration. They wanted me to choose one of the newer characters from Monster High and create a cosplay for myself, recording all my process work and doing a final series of images of fully dressed up in the cosplay. My work would then be showcased on all their social media websites around Halloween. What an honor! I love Monster High and the talented minds behind it so it was a no brainer to say yes. I was even provided with a small amount of funding to cover some of the materials, for which I was very grateful. If you are a cosplayer or have seen my Toralei costume blog, you will know that cosplaying can be a very expensive endeavor. 

After much consideration and a very short deadline to actually design and construct everything, I decided that I wanted to cosplay Rochelle Goyle in her Scaris outfit. Totally adorable with many interesting textile graphics that would be fun to recreate in "human" scale :) These are the final images, you can find all my process work and "how-to" here.  
Photo Credit: SMASHWORKS 2012. All Rights Reserved.

+all my process and final images are in an album here with descriptions of how each piece was made step by step

"Monster High fan, Smash, has such epic cosplay style that we just had to partner with her on a truly rock solid Rochelle Goyle outfit. Creep through to find out more on her fangtastic blog, her straight-from-Scaris lurk and her truly freaky-fab style!"

+Some of my final cosplay images with a really fun interview I did for the Gory Gazette!

"The Monster High Facebook recently debuted a series of pictures where epically talented Canadian cosplayer Smash resurrected her own version of Rochelle Goyle’s Scaris outfit. Get ready, Gory Gazette readers, because we tracked down the freaky-fabulous Smash for a 1-on-1, where she answers some of our most burning questions!"

The response from other MH fans has been lovely and I am glad to have been able to give them some ideas for creating their own cosplays too :) I hope I get to collaborate with Mattel more in the future, this was a great experience!

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