I’m currently working on my second Steven Universe cosplay, and I’ve been seeing more and more awesome Steven Universe cosplays on the internet and at cons. I thought it would be a good idea to have a topic on here where people looking to do Steven Universe cosplays can find links to good resources - like gems, wigs, body paints, props/weapons, etc.
I’ll start off with sharing some of the resources I’ve used for my 2 SU cosplays.
Gems: I didn’t actually order my Opal cosplay gems from this seller, but I wish I had. I ordered my Rainbow Quartz gems from them. They make pretty good quality SU cosplay gems, but shipping time is slow so make sure you order far in advance: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HamsterParade
Bow: I ordered my bow from PVC Armory, which they custom made. They did a very high quality job! The bow was even capable of coming apart, which made it a LOT easier to transport. I highly recommend checking them out if you are doing a cosplay with any kind of bow. And now that they’ve made Opal’s bow before they can probably do it quicker! https://www.pvcarmory.com/
Dress: I ordered this dress in Mint and cut/sewed it for the cosplay: https://www.amazon.com/Beachcoco-Womens-Sweetheart-Maxi-Dress/dp/B01919S0LQ?th=1
Face paint: This color was a little too dark to match with my tights so I had to mix it with some white but it was pretty close: https://www.amazon.com/Mehron-Makeup-Paradise-Paint-LIGHT/dp/B008NCXNSI?th=1
Tights: I used these tights in the Baby Blue color to make “sleeves” for my arms and neck/chest, and for my legs (so that I wouldn’t have to cover my whole body in body paint). I thought this color was the closest I could find to Opal’s true periwinkle skin tone. https://www.welovecolors.com/shop/nylonopaquetights.htm#
Shoes: I bought brown platform wedge ankle booties and spraypainted them yellow. I can’t find the exact ones that I bought unfortunately but here’s some that already come in yellow (Though the ankle doesn’t come up as high): https://www.dhgate.com/product/womens-autumn-winter-elegent-platform-high/398160098.html?utm_source=pla&utm_medium=GMC&utm_campaign=shjjvs888&utm_term=398160098&f=bm|398160098|110001|GMC|812091101|pla|shjjvs888|US|110001|c|OSHNBL|2|&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIt4DNzNvO3AIVU5R-Ch2MVAwVEAkYAiABEgL0BvD_BwE
I’m not finished with my Rainbow Quartz cosplay yet, but I’ll share the resources I’ve used so far. If anyone else who’s done a Rainbow Quartz cosplay wants to share, please do!
Leg Warmers: hand-knitted and very well made. I liked that these were longer too so I can bunch them up or stretch them out. The seller also provides you with a little bit of extra yarn in case of tears/runs: https://www.etsy.com/listing/255125248/pink-leg-warmers-long-25-inches-ballet?ref=shop_home
I bought a pair of dark purple leggings from a store at the mall, so I don’t have a link to share. But fortunately there are tons of purple leggings available in many different shades from all over the place so you shouldn’t have any trouble ; )
The last two pieces which I haven’t gotten yet are the white bodysuit and the mesh overshirt. I’ll post updates when I get them
Hope this is helpful! Add your own Steven Universe cosplay tips and resources!