I’m cosplaying this character, Luna from the video game Virtue’s Last Reward, so I ordered the Harajuku scrunchy socks in lavender as they appeared to be the right light reddish-purple from the picture… However, I just got them in and they are actually more of a lighter blueish-purple like her blouse. Do you have any other socks that would work for her instead?
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When I compare the socks to the artwork you’ve provided, there is a slight difference, but not very much. The Lavender Scrunchy Socks are very pinkish purple in person. The other socks we have in lavender/lilac are our Dream Stockings. Below I’ve included some photos of O Basics and M Stockings compared to the Scrunchy Socks. The top photo is under inside lighting, and the bottom is in natural light. Both show up quite a bit bluer on my screen than they are in person:
The two dream stockings are slightly lighter, and have a bit more red to them in person.
It is also possible that your socks were accidentally switched. Take a look at the back of your label for the Scrunchy Socks; if the top number on the sticker ends in a 90, you got the lavender. If it ends in an 86, you got violet, which is very blue, and will need to contact our customer service department.
We wish you luck on your cosplay! It’s going to be really beautiful.
what socks would you recommend for asuka’s (from evangelion) school uniform?
Oh oh! This is an anime that this tumblr fairy has actually seen!
Now, I have to warn you, we don’t have a sock that is 100% perfect. As you can see in the above photo, Asuka’s socks have a single burgundy stripe at the top, and nothing we have fits that bill. But what we can do is start you with the perfect white midcalf sock (hers are no knee highs, though I have seen some cosplays that use knee socks): EG Smith’s Socklings in white (for the curious, Rei would wear these same socks in black).
From there, I will point you to this fantastic tutorial we made about adding stripes to socks with either fabric paint, or a fabric marker. Scroll down slightly to find the relevant instructions.
Also, don’t forget some sock glue! It’s a secret we’ve learnt from school girls in Japan to keep socks from slipping—and you will need it to keep your socks just so as sometimes the Socklings like to slip.
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SD: What a fun cosplay! The socks are perfect for Bulma. The Cotton Slouches are some of our most popular socks, because they stretch so well, and come in a rainbow of colours.
Dear SockDreams, I am working on a cosplay for a convention I’ll be going to in the spring, and it’s of this lovely lady from the game Borderlands 2. Do you have any thigh-highs or tights that I could use for this? Anything you can recommend? c: Thanks so much!
SD: Right off the bat, these reminded me of the Extraordinary Thigh Highs in Black & Natural! They’re a wide stripe just like above, but they don’t have a backseam. That can easily be added with a fabric marker, or backstitching with thin yarn (here’s a good tutorial on backstitching!) up the back of the sock.
I’ve been planning on making Jem’s costume (yes, the outrageous classic dress!) and was wondering what would be the perfect pair of tights/leggings to pair with the pink dress if wearing the costume in the winter. :D
So, not being a Jem expert, I can only assume that you mean the dress pictured above? We’re going to work on the assumption that you are.
It’s…not an easy answer, unfortunately!
The first is a comparison of the recently released and updated Jem, next to her late 80s counterpart. The new style shows sparkly pink lurex tights, while the old is a kind of clear/white net without shimmer that Ithinkare supposed to be sheer stockings. In illustrations, she’s generally shown with the pink sparklies again—but in the cartoon, she’s bare legged!
We don’t have anything pink and sparkly (sadface!), but it’s possible to cheat the look by layering Neon Pink Fishnet Pantyhose over Silver Metallic leggings. If you want to go the nude route, Sheer to Waist Pantyhose are a good option. We also have solid Pink Color Tights if colour is simply what you’re after.
My Buggy the Clown costume! I couldnt have done it without these EPIC socks. They were the Rugby Stripped Knee Highs from I got from Sock Dreams!
Photo by Maboroshi of Risingsun.net
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SD: Terrifyingly good use of rugby stripes!
Double rainbow, all the way across the sky!!!
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I dressed up as Fionna, the crossplay of Finn from Adventure Time! I am absolutely in love with my costume. I made the skirt, her bunny hat, spray painted the pink ice sword, and I am wearing Extraordinary Striped Thigh Highs.
Sock Dreams, I love you!
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SD: Oh, oh Fionna. Your socks have touched our hearts!
I made a Green Arrow costume. He’s a DC Universe superhero. My friends and I are planning to do a Justice League cosplay group at our local convention in the spring, and I picked Green Arrow because I love his snarky attitude and I’ve always wanted to learn archery.
I’m wearing the Acrylic Fingerless Gloves in Mallard Green because Halloween is cold in Canada! These were perfect, comfortable and warm, and a great colour!
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SD: This just goes to show that even heroes need to keep warm! Matching arm warmers are the perfect accessory for the hero on the go.
My TARDIS Halloween costume, made extra awesome with a classy black Layered Tulle Petticoat from Sock Dreams!
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SD: When one can travel the whole of Time and Space, one must first be fabulously dressed!
Here I am as Hermione Granger complete with Time Turner, wand, Crookshanks, robes, and a S.P.E.W. Badge. I also have a Prefect badge which is hard to see because of my hair. Completing my look are Sorcerer Socks in Dark Red & Gold.
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SD: Dressing up as Hermione Granger, the smartest witch of her age, requires an extreme attention to detail and a surprising sense of fun. We think Miss Granger would approve of such fun socks!
My Halloween costume! It’s an original punk rocker version of the female Commander Shepard from Mass Effect (you think “Shepard and the Renegades” would be a good band name?). When I saw the Dreamy Knee High Tube Socks in your store, the costume all came together in my head. It’s also paired with the Fingerless Motorcycle Gloves, fishnets, and a crazy amount of accessories.
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SD: I would follow that band on tour. I would buy all their records and tear pages from Tiger Beat to pin on my walls.