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Peebles and Pep-But by ciferacosplay Peebles and Pep-But by ciferacosplay

Peebles and Pep-Butby ciferacosplay

I really, really love cosplaying PB. she’s the character I would have loved to see in a cartoon when I was a kid- a pretty pink princess who likes being pretty and pink but who also likes science and math and expanding her knowledge on all kinds of subjects. a princess who’s not always the damsel in distress! and yet she’s got a ton of respectable flaws, too. PB is a really great character. this is the first cosplay I’ve made for her- I decided to go with her default- but it certainly won’t be the last.

I decided to modify the design a little, because I find PB's dress to be rather unflattering in cut- that high collar and waistline often don't translate well to real life. I dipped the collar bow and brought the sash up to an empire waist. I also expanded the size of the sleeve puffs and maintained the basic silhouette of the dress, although I made it a bit wider. I didn't want to make it any wider than that- PB is a practical character, and aside from really formal events (tart dress!) she's never shown in anything she wouldn't be able to move around easily in.

I used silk dupioni for both the purple and pink parts, and added lace I hand-dyed to match and crystal gemstone beads for accents here and there to give it a more princessy flair. I spent quite a long time on the crown- I wanted a 3-dimensional crown that would match the extra details I was giving the dress, rather than resort to cardstock or craft foam as I see many others do.

I also took great caution in matching the colors correctly. PB's skin is a very pale pink whereas her hair is much, much darker- almost fuchsia. I've seen a lot of people in pastel pink wigs and whatnot for PB, but it looks a little strange to me. I wanted to maintain the canon contrast between her skin and her hair.

Overall, I'm more than pleased with the results of this costume. I'm working on her What Was Missing outfit next!

PB costume made/worn by me
Peppermint Butler made by Sarah (notscaredjustchanging @ tumblr)
photo by Keith Louie

please do not reupload this photo to tumblr.
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amazing4life Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
so much perfection!!!
DinoBrian47 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good cosplay.....
Kiisu23 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So Awesome!
I want a Peppermint Butler!
Dhaenon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
What time is it?!
Allyatharii Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
oh that's so adorable :> 
memetronic Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are the most perfect princess bubblegum ive ever seen exellent job!
Ribera-Beki Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
can you tell me a bit about how you made the crown ?
finn23rus Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
A M A Z I N G!
megamindroxanne Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
cool the pink skin is soo even and real looking
Hopie-chan Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
You're adorable! :)
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