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Oh, Wanda, Wanda, Wanda. You’ve been my favourite mutant for so long. Well, you and Kitty Pryde, but that’s not what this post is about. So long have i wanted to dress up like you, but… and i’m ashamed to admit it… i’ve never really liked your costume. Red and pink… uhhhh. I was not blessed with a body that could effectively pull off her Ultimate Universe costume. Xmen Evolution was cool, but as I am not a 15 year old girl, it didn’t quite have the draw to motivate me enough to make it.
There is her House of M gown which is gorgeous, but that’s a cosplay for another post… *wink*
LOVE LOVE LOVE her new Uncanny Avengers dress, and the second I saw it, I filed it away in my brain on my cosplay wish-list.
But then… magic happened. Magic in the form of leaked set photos from the filming of Avengers 2: Age of Ultron. The film which Joss Whedon in his brilliance decided to include Scarlet Witch and finally let our gorgeous awesome mutant/avenger take form in the real world. I saw her costume, and it clicked. “AWESOME! I could actually wear that to work!!”
(I should note that as a geeky computer programmer who buries her head in her laptop and is continually thought of as ‘nice’ but ‘weird’, i can actually get away with wearing just about anything to work… and I have. Fairy gown and Mother Gothel top the list of many strange things I’ve worn into the office.)
So, let’s dive in. I’ve spent quite a bit of time collecting as many photos as can be found and studying them for any minor detail which can be ascertained. The following is my own brain dump of observation as this cosplay starts to take shape.