Today we wrap up this edition of my The Force Awakens-Inspired Everyday Cosplay feature with the character who not only started my rumination on bringing these new Star Wars characters into everyday style but who also started me on a costuming journey a little over a year ago: Rey.
Studying Rey’s costume so much almost makes this style guide the hardest to put together. It’s something to keep in mind if you put together styles like these of your own: details are good, but don’t get caught up in them. Take a step back at look at the basic structures.
When it comes to Rey’s color scheme, there’s a mix of browns and beiges, so don’t worry about matching so much with this one. In this first one I picked a blouse that mimicked the draping of her wrap dress. A satchel-style purse represents her belt bag (and various other bags she has). A think brown belt and brown boots are solid staples too.
Now Rey’s costume has a separate top and bottom but there’s still an opportunity for a jumpsuit in the Everyday Cosplay version. It has a long top piece to it like her tunic and loose (but not too loose) -fitting pants. I swapped out the belt it came with for one that provides some contrast. And this time the wrap dress is represented by a poncho, which is warmer and much easier to wear.
Skirts aren’t practical for scavenging, but this one still resembles the pants she wears at least in length. A top offers more draping and this belt partially imitates her split belt.
And there you have it! Thanks for checking out these ideas for incorporating Rey’s look from The Force Awakens into your everyday wardrobe. If you put together a Rey-inspired outfit, share it with us in the comments or on Twitter with #StarWarsEveryday.
Be sure to take a look at previous character inspirations too if you haven’t already:
Kay reviews Star Wars books for FANgirl in addition to movies of several genres with a heart for storytelling and a mind that likes to analyze. She also writes about fandom reflections and fashion as well as co-hosts the Hyperspace Theories podcast. She has been known to make appearances on other podcasts including Fangirl Chat, Nerd Lunch, Disney Vault Talk's Rebel Yell, and Assembly of Geeks.
Currently a voice actor, photographer, and artist who also consults in communications and marketing, Kay spends the little bit of free time she has reading, writing, learning and, of course, making pew pew noises. She would pick up more jobs and hobbies if she was a Time Lord.
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