Miss Captain America

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My Miss Captain America Costume

Before I start this blog post, I wanted to say that this is my favourite costume and favourite set of photos that I have ever done here on Raindrops of Sapphire. Not only is Captain America my favourite comic book character as you all know, but turning myself and these photos into a real life comic book was like a dream come true for me too. It’s taken hours to edit and do this entire shoot from start to finish, but I have to say that I’m incredibly proud of these photos and I haven’t had as much fun on a shoot as this!

I originally made a blog post earlier this month with Halloween costume ideas and wanted you all to guess which one I would be choosing. Most of you got it right as I had chosen to be Miss America! I got this costume from Escapade and I think it’s fantastic. It fits really well actually and is quite comfortable, but it doesn’t come with the boots, so I had some help getting hold of these thigh high pvc red ones from a friend and I think they suit the costume perfectly. Halloween is one of my favourite days of the year, not because of the holiday as I don’t celebrate it, but because it means I get to dress up in costume and I love any excuse for that! Anyway, I really hope that I’ve done Captain America justice and you all love it too!

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And for those of you who just want to see the outfit and aren’t into the full comic book experience, I’ve also included the original photos without editing as well for you, plus a couple of extra ones. I hope you enjoy them! Happy Halloween! Lorna xx.

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  1. Michael
    October 31, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    Holy sh*t..!!
    I hope I get to see you in the J. Rabbit outfit because if you’re ‘alf as sexy as in the C.A. one I’ll have a heart attack…

    • November 1, 2016 / 4:54 pm

      Ha ha, I’m glad you like it!

  2. October 31, 2016 / 3:00 pm

    Beautiful edits Lorna, you look fantastic! ❤️?

    • November 1, 2016 / 4:54 pm

      Thank you!

  3. Emily
    October 31, 2016 / 4:38 pm

    You’re amazing Lorna!

    • November 1, 2016 / 4:54 pm

      Thank you!

    • November 1, 2016 / 4:55 pm

      Thank you!

    • November 1, 2016 / 4:55 pm

      Thank you!

    • November 1, 2016 / 4:55 pm

      Happy Halloween!

    • November 1, 2016 / 4:56 pm

      I don’t celebrate the holiday, but did you?

  4. October 31, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    All of these shots are wonderful and turning the images into cartoons certainly does add an extra dimension. 🙂 Nobody is going to mess with you, that’s for sure. 😀 Great stuff, beautifully done.

    • November 1, 2016 / 4:56 pm

      Thank you so much, Steven 🙂 Really happy you like it 😀

  5. Ali
    October 31, 2016 / 11:40 pm

    Excellent post Lorna you look amazing xx

    • November 1, 2016 / 4:56 pm

      Thank you!

  6. November 1, 2016 / 7:15 am

    Wow, my favourite has won! What a cool pictures, you look amazing in that outfit. I love the special comic photos a lot. A real superhero.

    • November 1, 2016 / 4:56 pm

      Thank you so much!

  7. David Rosinski
    November 1, 2016 / 12:09 pm

    First of all Lorna, this outfit is insane on you! Excellent choice! 🙂 Second, comics are always nice and to style photos like a comic book is awsome 🙂 hope that you can learn it more and make even better comic photos of you. Third, I think the original photos look better tho 😉 Fourth, it should be more photos! 🙁 Fifth, now I have to wait a hole year for next Halloween outfit :'(

    I think I love this post as much as you 🙂 don’t forget! 😉

    • November 1, 2016 / 4:58 pm

      Hi David 🙂 Really nice to see you commenting again! Very happy you liked the post. I did think some people would prefer the non comic book images though which is why I have included them here 😀 I already have ideas for next year!

    • November 1, 2016 / 4:57 pm

      Thank you!

  8. November 1, 2016 / 10:36 pm

    Wow Lorna you look incredible! This is a brilliant idea for a costume, and I love the comic book treatment you gave the photos, as well as the original images, which are amazing in their own right. It’s really nice to see ambitious photo shoots like this, with an interesting concept behind them, and you’ve executed your vision perfectly!

    I hope you had a fab Halloween.

    Lots of love Saba xx

    http://www.trulymadlydeeplyfashion.blogspot.com

    • November 1, 2016 / 11:43 pm

      Thank you so much, Saba! Really happy you like it and appreciate the photos!

  9. November 2, 2016 / 10:16 am

    Amazing costume!!! I love all the Avengers superheroes, so I’m a big fan of this post. I always wonder why girls/women don’t choose male superheroes when they wear cotumes. They always try to find a female superhero. So you did it, girl! You made my dream come true! I always wanted to be Captain America. You look stunning!! Have a nice day!

    • November 2, 2016 / 10:19 am

      Thank you so much! I’m really glad you agree with choosing male super heroes too!

    • November 3, 2016 / 6:13 pm

      Thank you!

    • November 3, 2016 / 6:13 pm

      Thank you!

  10. November 3, 2016 / 10:55 pm

    Stunning photos !! 🙂

    • November 3, 2016 / 10:56 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  11. November 4, 2016 / 7:22 pm

    Great costume and great pictures, you are my hero. I love how you gave some of these pictures a comic book effect.

    • November 4, 2016 / 11:29 pm

      Thank you!

  12. Claire
    November 5, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    Babe! This is so cool! I think you did a great job with the cartoon imagery and love the costume xx

    • November 5, 2016 / 10:23 pm

      Thank you!!!!

    • November 5, 2016 / 10:23 pm

      Thank you so much!

    • November 6, 2016 / 10:31 am

      Thank you so much!

  13. Idu Emeziem
    November 6, 2016 / 4:45 am

    I loooveeee what you did with these beautiful pictures. Perfect costume Lorna. I had to take a peek.

    http://www.fashionablyidu.com/

    • November 6, 2016 / 10:32 am

      Thank you so much, Idu! I’m really glad you like them!

  14. November 6, 2016 / 6:30 am

    You look fantastic in this costume, I love it 🙂

    • November 6, 2016 / 10:33 am

      Thank you 🙂

  15. November 6, 2016 / 7:20 am

    I love this costume so much! And the editing is great! 🙂

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

    • November 6, 2016 / 10:34 am

      Thank you 🙂

    • November 6, 2016 / 10:34 am

      Thanks, Paola!

    • November 6, 2016 / 1:10 pm

      Thank you so much! It was in Photoshop, I used a variation of things to create the final look.

  16. alimackin2013
    November 6, 2016 / 6:40 pm

    Ah, this turned out fantastic! I love the costume and the photos. Yes I am a graphic designer so I know this type of work can take hours and some cases days. Amazing how many people think you click a couple of time and viola the job is done. You did a great job here.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    http://www.allienyc.com

    • November 6, 2016 / 7:00 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad you love it! And it’s good you know how long some of these things can take too!

    • November 6, 2016 / 9:32 pm

      Thank you!

  17. November 7, 2016 / 6:40 am

    Hey Lorna, I absolutely love your creativity here, you look great as Miss Captain America and I am all about the cartoon version of this post. I am a huge fan of strong female comic characters…especially when they have great style. Can we talk about those red boots, sooooo sexy. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I just started a new SEO Keyword research campaign on my blog and testing out new tactics, so I’m very interested to know how you came across my blog. If you don’t mind, I will send you an email asking this questions. Have a good week ahead. ( :
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    • November 7, 2016 / 11:30 am

      Thank you so much! Really happy you love it all and liked the cartoon imagery as well, that means a lot to me.

      Replied your email this morning!

    • November 7, 2016 / 11:32 am

      Thank you!

    • November 11, 2016 / 1:53 am

      Ha ha, thank you!

  18. January 4, 2017 / 12:55 pm

    Looking nice in C.A suite !

    • January 4, 2017 / 1:34 pm

      Thank you!

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