Superhero Hype Cosplay: Lady Death
Note From the Editor: This week, Superhero Hype’s special cosplay correspondent, Ashlynne Dae, is checking in with the third of three October columns. To close out the month, Ashlynne is revisiting Brian Pulido’s Lady Death. During the ’90s, Lady Death was the breakout character at Chaos Comics, and one of the top bad girls in comics. Lady Death is still hanging around in new adventures, with different outfits. But Ashlynne is going with the original costume for the woman formerly known as Hope.
Lady Death is yet another favorite gothic dream girl of mine. Pale, mysterious, big hair, clad all in black, and carrying a big effin’ sword or sickle. Or both. What’s not to love about her?
Her iconic look was something I knew I had to replicate for Halloween last year. She has some amazing outfit designs, but I knew I wanted to stick with the classic for my first go around.
I also love the opportunity to work my natural hair texture into my wigs for cosplay. Lady Death has sometimes curly, sometimes wavy, but always BIG hair.
I made my costume, but again this is another outfit you could totally piece together with purchased items if you wanted to.
I also reused my cape and my gloves from my Goblin Queen cosplay. I am a firm believer that if you can recycle costume pieces you should.
It helps cut down on spending costs because fabric is expensive. But it also saves that much more in environmental cost due to not having to manufacture more material. So recycle when you can!
If you have a black bikini, all you need is some gold skulls and a cape for a pretty easy Lady Death costume.
Top it off with a white wig, and if you can stand it, some white out contacts. I am already blind as a bat, so being even more blind for this shoot wasn’t that strange to me!
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I made a sickle and have a sword, but I didn’t get to use the sword for the shoot. Maybe for my next incarnation of Lady Death? Whenever that may be!
Stay safe and healthy during this spooky season!
You can find these pics and more at ashlynnedae.com