Looking up to superheroes
Growing up, I’ve always admired super heroes. Their dedication to their cause, their strong and unwavering sense of justice and of course being able to wear those fancy costumes. One of the superheroes I’ve been following for quite a while is none other than Captain America from Marvel. He is the epitome of justice, the first avenger – and a true gentleman too!
The “Cap” wears a costume that features a pattern to the American Flag. He is armed with a shield that he effectively uses by throwing at his enemies. Captain America was conceived due to an experiment made by the government on Steve Rogers. He was once a feeble, young man but the effects of the experiment made him the perfect human. His role in the war was highly valuable. However, near the end of World War II, he got trapped in ice which preserved him. He was then found and revived in the present day, confused but still as strong-willed as ever. Later on he became the leader of the Avengers.
For a long time Marvel has established Captain America’s story and character but no movie was made of it. In the late 2000’s, the dawn of superhero movies came and at last! We can now see Steve Rogers aka Captain America in the flesh! I think Chris Evans is perfect in his role as Captain America in Captain America: The First Avenger.
Cosplaying the Captain
When it comes to cosplaying, I wouldn’t want to disappoint my favorite Marvel character. I don’t know how to sew but I’m glad there are cosplay shops that have Captain America: The First Avenger costume. I’ve seen some high quality costumes from CosplaySky. I’ve been browsing the site and saw a Captain America costume, and the measurements can be tailor-made which is a good thing!
The Captain is always out on the front line of action, so I want my costume to have that effect. I wanted my costume to have a battered, weathered look so I just have to add a few gritty stains and details here and there when it’s here. Mind you, there are a lot of tutorials in the internet about making costumes and armor look weathered. Now, I just have to find the right accessories and I’m ready to go to cons!
Captain America’s costume wouldn’t be complete with his signature shield of justice. But of course, as cosplayers, we can’t afford a shield made of alloy and “vibranium”. For crafters, you have to make do with the resources, but what about us? The non-crafters? Good thing there are good quality cosplay shops that cater to our needs.
I can’t contain my excitement once I get my costume. I just need to round up the other avengers and we’re ready to set off. I’m planning to cosplay all the different version of his costumes. His darker costume in Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier is my next target.
Well, even though I don’t have super powers, it doesn’t take super human strength to spread inspiration. It takes a lot of guts to cosplay a character which is really out of my league but that didn’t stop me. My admiration for Captain America still grows strong and I won’t be retiring in cosplaying him for a good couple of years.