How To Make Starfire For Cosplay

How To Make Starfire For Cosplay

If you can be a superhero for just one day, who would you like to be? This is the beauty of cosplaying as you engage yourself in becoming who you wanna be and act like the character. With all the thousands of characters available, choosing one can be mind-boggling.

If you happen to be a fan of Teen Titans from DC Comics, would you like to be Raven, who sometimes shows uncontrollable wrath and rage, or perhaps Robin, who is the leader of the pack and a former protege of Batman?

Or you can be Starfire, the intergalactic princess who always has trouble adapting to our earthly ways. She got great powers, a naive nature, and an outstanding outfit that cosplayers want to emulate.

Who Is Starfire?

Who Is Starfire

Starfire’s character in Teen Titan is hard to miss. Her purple costume stands out from the other characters. Being a princess and the rightful heir of her former planet, this alien princess was overthrown and ends up on Earth. What would you do if you find yourself far away from home? She made friends with the Titans and soon became a part of this team of teen superheroes.

Fans of Teen Titan came to love the character that Starfire possessed. She can fly at supersonic speeds and can learn languages by merely touching others, or by kissing them. This made Robin, who is another Titan, go blank the first time they met and fought, when she suddenly kissed him. Her unique purple outfit has become a popular choice in the cosplay community. To accurately portray a Starfire character at your next cosplay event, you will need the items below.

Starfire Costume Must-Haves

Starfire Costume Must-Haves

Wondering where to get costume ideas? Don’t forget to get these costume must-haves including a purple crop tank top, a purple miniskirt, and a pair of purple thigh-high socks. If that’s not purple enough, throw in some purple platform shoes or long purple boots to complete that look. You will also sport long red hair. Grab some orange body paint along with your Starfire armor while making a raven’s belt. Your makeup should also be in the shade of orange.

Cosplaying Teen Titans' Starfire Costume

Cosplaying Teen Titans' Starfire Costume

Starfire has been evolving in a lot of outfits. In both comic and TV series, her costume varies. Having a close-up print of this character can guide you in assembling her outfit. To don a Starfire costume comfortably, you can start putting together some spandex, long sleeve crop top, and a shimmery purple skirt. A silver belt adorns her waist. You can order this two-piece outfit online. You can also search in Halloween stores for this costume. Her crop top costume has a silver army knight’s armor where you can easily attach the green gem.

Skin

Skin

Starfire is from another planet which accounts for her orange skin. You can achieve the special orange effects by using orange leg makeup. You can also use orange pantyhose. This can be a great way to keep your legs warm and less exposed.

Gloves and Armbands

Gloves and Armbands

For your hands, a silver armband and white, or shimmery purple glove will serve as your arm guards. Add some silver gauntlet and green gems to the glove for added effects.   

Boots

Boots

For Starfire footwear, you can order those tall footwear that go above the knees online. Depending on your budget, you can also find this item in thrift shops. Purple boots can be hard to find, painted boots can be your option. If you are going to use platform shoes, pair them with a purple thigh-high sock. Apply orange foundation to face and other exposed areas.

Eyes and Head

Eyes and Head

A pair of bright-green contact lenses can give you the full Starfire effect. Starfire green eyes show boldness that matches her powers. Long red hair will complete the outfit. You can use a long red wig for this purpose. You can easily order these items online.

How To Dress Like Starfire From Teen Titans On A Budget

How To Dress Like Starfire From Teen Titans On A Budget

Can I still cosplay on a budget? Certainly! Kickstart your creativity and resourcefulness in finding DIY costume ideas regarding the Starfire outfit online. There are a lot of easy-to-follow instructions that can guide you in building your costume from scratch. Make a list of things you need and buy only what you don’t have.

Search possible costume ideas at thrift shops. You can purchase a purple dress or fabric that you can alter into a Starfire outfit. If you have a talent for sewing, use it to your advantage. For accuracy, print and pin a picture of her garb to guide you while you sew.

Stay Comfy while You Cosplay

Stay Comfy while You Cosplay

Hey, did you know that Starfire is over 156 years old? You can send this fun fact to your friends inbox. Don’t forget to mention that it’s not earth years but Tamaran years. That’s the name of her planet, in case you’re wondering. So what makes her look young and move like the wind? She can harness the ultraviolet lights and convert them to power her abilities. This also explains why her outfit needs to show off some skin.

A Starfire costume may require you to show your midriff and short skirt that can show your thighs. Will you be comfortable enough to wear this costume? If you have qualms about showing off some skin, you can go for a purple dress that resembles her costume. For the footwear, donning purple knee-high socks can pass as knee-high boots. Do not worry if you have to do things differently. As for her red long hair, you can color your hair using a temporary hair dye. You can also purchase a wig that resembles her locks.

Making a Starfire costume is challenging but exciting, right? After all your efforts, be sure to have fun and get in character during the convention. You can start by mimicking Starfires’ quirky ways of speaking, “Your earthly ways are strange. Please, what is this sofa of which you speak?”, smile sweetly, and walk away. Good luck!

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