Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Cosplay: Listen Very Carefully, I Shall Say This Only Once - Michelle Dubois Cosplay

A friend of me was celebrating his last day of work with a house party. Not just any party - a themed party!

The theme was French. To be taken as seriously as we wanted. So naturally, me being me, I needed a costume. I agonised for quite a while trying to decide how to dress, and brifiely toyed with the idea of making a rat costume so that I could be Remy from Ratatouille but that went out of the window once I realised I didn't have a lot of time.

What I did decide was to go with the slightly vintage theme and find a way to utilise my new haircut. I dressed as Michelle Dubois from 'Allo 'Allo!. 'Allo 'Allo! is a terribly awesome TV show from the 1980s about a cafe owner in Nazi occupied France, it's filled with innuendo and I have no idea how it became regular viewing for a 5-year-old on a Saturday evening, but regular viewing it was.

Michelle is famous for her line 'Listen very carefully, I shall say this only once...' and for her classic trench coat and beret.

I curled my hair in rolls the day before the party so that I could brush it out into those classic waves before the party and attempted a sort of classic 1940s make up look. I simply pinned the beret in place, at a jaunty angle as her look requires.

I looked through charity shops to try and find the perfect coat in the end I found a classic 80s trench from a charity shop in town, it was originally from House of Fraser, and cost £6.99.

Of course what Michelle wore under the coat was up for debate.

I didn't go that far but I made a pencil skirt and wore a simple black jumper underneath so I didn't take pictures of that.

At the party I did meet someone dressed as René which was petty cool!!

Anywho that's it for now!


  1. Haha! That is so awesome! Being french this appeals to me in all sorts of ways.

    L. Figment

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