Amber Love 11-JUNE-2012 Complete with mistakes, I present the steps for making this SHE-HULK costume for the 4th installation of my Summer Scrap Sewing Challenge! I ran into plenty of mistakes for such a small costume! But fear not, I’m not the type of person to pretend everything is perfect. I point out the flaws in this first attempt at She-Hulk (yes, I’m hoping to make more).
The costume is for sale on Etsy.
The reason I wanted to make SHE-HULK is because I’ve said it’d be a great character for our feature editor, Ashley Neuhaus to cosplay. She’s tall and about a thousand times stronger than I am. Ashley is 50% DC and 50% indie so when I put her in the X-Men costume a couple days ago, that was her first taste of anything Marvel.
The other reason is that recently actress Angie Harmon took to the twitterverse and internet vying for the casting of the gorgeous gamma fatale She-Hulk for an upcoming movie role. Though she’s a bit thin, her athletic muscle tone, statuesque height and long flowing dark locks make her the perfect Jennifer Walters, She-Hulk’s pre-green human lawyer ego. Harmon’s successful acting jobs as a tough lawyer and police detective lend her talents to being She-Hulk. Then there was my dear friend, artist Scott Barnett, falling in love with the idea so much that he illustrated Harmon as She-Hulk which he’ll be donating to our Superhero Weekend Charity Auction for domestic violence.
She-Hulk has been the air lately, so to speak. She’s not a character I’m terribly familiar with and was afraid her creation was solely meant to give a little yin to the brutish Hulk family’s yang. Then I learned a bit more about her personality and again worried she was nothing but green-skinned fanboy fodder for their sexual fantasties. But like Power Girl (DC), She-Hulk is an individual who is confident, intelligent and owns her sexuality without apologies.
Due to the basic “swimsuit” design of She-Hulk, it wouldn’t take a lot of fabric to create and was perfect for my Summer Scrap Sewing Challenge. I had researched Angie Harmon’s measurements which were easily found since she has had a successful modeling career; they fit pretty well into the commercial pattern (Kwik Sew) range for a size SMALL. Oh, and just a note… there’s a reason I don’t alter the leg holes to be high at the hips; a lot of us where shapers that aren’t but that way so it’s best, in my opinion, to keep with the more conservative hip design that the figure skating patterns use.
Drafting & cutting – 2.25 hours
All sewing except the elastic – 2.5 hours
Elastic in leg holes – 30 minutes
Just around 5 hours start to finish.