It's Halloween and of course my blog is full of Aeon Flux costume search hits. I know, you guys want to see me in Aeon Flux pictures and the girls want patterns. Well let me help you out.
2. On the costume
First we must realize that Aeon Flux is drawn. She does not exist in 3D space. She is a style. A persona. A character. A caricature. A possibility. A dream come animated reality. So girls, first off, give up on being an Aeon like before. Aeon is well... aeon and constantly flux. That is the point.
What can you pull off? Do you need a wig? Breast implants? Do you have 6 pack abs? If not, so what? Pick the look you want. Aeon has many. You don't have to be a stripper to be Aeon.
It's not just about liquid latex. Or vinyl. You don't have to suffer to be Aeon. I had my costume made out of black crushed velvet. I wanted one that I could wear without showing everything (and staying warm), so I picked the high neck and full arm. Don't feel like you have to exact - it's about expressing and being the essence - not a clone.
One more note: get professional help. I had a seamstress/pattern-maker make my costume and it was well worth the $200!
Let's get real. Aeon's hair twists are crazier than Princess Leah's donuts. Don't think you can get those? Well don't worry. I've seen people go the wig route, but those always look too big and bulky. Here's what I've done. If you have a graduated bob style it brushed forward. Don't worry about the curls yet. Get a wig or some hair. Form it into long curled hair pieces. These will attach to your head around the ear or the ends of your hair, depending on how strong they are.
Take a 3 to 5 inch piece of hair, spray it with some strong hair spray or other setting glue like substance, wrap it around a can and let it set. Have some slightly sticky hair gel or pomade to "attach" the hairpiece. Style the rest of your hair and put your make up on. Then start with the hairpiece attachment. It might take a few tries and different hair products so be sure to practice before the big night.
Aeon is a double agent. She's a confident trickster with her own agenda. She'll kick your ass and has a deus ex machina in her boot. That doesn't stop her from getting killed over and over. These seemingly conflicting characteristics make aeon Aeon.
Boots are key to give the allusion of height and length. Even if you are 6ft get yourself some platform stilettos. Frederick's of Hollywood has some good mail order ones. Or if you live in LA go down to Hollywood Blvd and hit up the stripper stores. If you're not in Los Angeles, a stripper store should have a good selection.
Final Accessories: Fishnets, Laser Gun and a Podbelt
Under the boots I suggest fishnets. If you go the more revealing costume route, you might want to get an fishnet body suit with full arms and wear gloves and neck choker.
I also suggest a podbelt from my good friend Isa.
And girls remember. Guys only think they want you to show it all. Leave a little to the imagination and get a good laser gun.