So you woke up today and thought, "I want to be a superhero." I mean, I assume that's what you thought. It's what I think everyday, especially on days like today where I've got mountains of stuff to accomplish. But superheroes have a tendency to dress in ridiculous, often skin-tight, costumes. Now, I don't know what your situation is, but I do know that my kid's school would frown upon me coming in wearing what basically amounts to a bathing suit. So, for today, Wonder Woman was out.
But, lucky for me, there's a new lady badass in town, and her name is Jessica Jones.
The great thing about television Jessica Jones is that her look is already completely casual and street ready. The same cannot be said for her comic book counterpart. Jessica's look changes with different series, many of them keeping the street-ready vibe, but one one of them is a real standout.
As far as I'm concerned there are four* basic requirements to any casual Jessica Jones cosplay:
- Black boots
- Light-wash jeans
- A dark motorcycle jacket
- Fingerless gloves
*an infinity scarf is nice... but I wouldn't call it a requirement
But what if you don't have all or any of those pieces? Well , don't you worry. Light wash jeans are available literally every where. I wear a brand called Celebrity Pink, which is available at Macy's and Dillard's, and the ones above cost me literally $18. Literally $18. Granted they're missing the stylish holes of the classic Jessica Jones, but I'd bet good money that mine are more comfortable. Oh, and also probably at least $100 cheaper.
Black boots are also available everywhere, and a great source of cheap shoes is Payless, which I know carries black boots. However, I'd recommend investing in a solid pair of blank boots because I promise I'll be using them often in these posts. Think of the future Black Widow and Hawkeye. THINK OF REY! So, get yourself a pair of comfortable boots, and thank me later.
For fingerless gloves, buy the cheapest black pair you can find and cut the fingers off.
I freely admit the dark motorcycle jacket is the most complicated part if you don't already own one. But, there are some cheap ones available on Amazon. The one I'm wearing above is from Target, and it was $20, so. YMMV.
By Rachel Paxton. She wore this outfit today, and literally no one asked her if she was trying to be Jessica Jones. Which is sort of the whole point now, isn't it?