Dr. Shannon Abbey
She was wearing an electric orange T-shirt that read DO NOT TAUNT THE OCTOPUS, jeans, and a lab coat, and was pointing a hunting rifle at the middle of my chest.
From Deadline by Mira Grant
Her lab coat was open, exposing a bright orange CEPHALOPODS UNION #462 T-shirt.
From Blackout by Mira Grant
Why I chose to be Dr. Abbey
How can you not want to cosplay as a woman whose fashion sense is inspired by traffic cones? But seriously, Dr. Abbey is so wonderful. Also, she's kind of a unique character from the books. Being a recognizable character from a book series I love, I knew she would be the one to cosplay.
I realized that I was going to have to figure out how to put these words on t-shirts. I decided to give making a stencil a try. For my first try, it wasn't bad. I think something that would make the stencil stick to the t-shirt temporarily would have helped, along with less paint. I used too much which caused the bleed.
Since then I invested in the kit that uses the sun to transfer an image onto a fabric. Once I can get the films run through my printer, I'm planning to make replacement shirts. Hopefully it'll work and I can make some new ones, too.
Source: Newsflesh book series by Mira Grant
Worn for DragonCon 2014, Marcon 50, Marcon 51, Marcon 52
Jerzees T-Shirt, safety orange (2) - Jo-Ann Fabrics
Lumi Photo Printing Kit - Jo-Ann Fabrics
Lab coat - Amazon.com
Boots or sneakers
Medical Nitrile gloves - Amazon.com
Safety glasses - Amazon.com
Toy Bolt Action Rifle - Amazon.com
Mini Flopsie Black Black Lab ("Joe") - Amazon.com
Original orange t-shirts
Orange t-shirt (2) (Michael's)
Jacquard paint, black (Blick Art & Craft)
Foam roller (Hobby Lobby)
Acetate sheet stencil (Blick Art & Craft)