DIY Garnet Costume Guide
Garnet is a leader of the Crystal Gems in the Steven Universe animated series. Well-grounded and practical, Garnet wears a mix of dark tones and warm hues. Her complete look consists of a bodysuit or leotard, gloves, sun visor and a daring afro hairdo.
Garnet presents a mix of a striking appearance and enviable character which definitely resonates with many fans. While recreating Garnet’s look is not altogether impossible, there are a few steps that you can take to come up with the perfect Garnet costume.
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How to Dress Like Garnet
Garnet Costume Breakdown
One of the things that stand out about Garnet is her hair. She rocks a jet indigo-black afro hairstyle that comes down all the way to the neck. This look can easily be achieved by employing a good wig. Given that she has three eyes, most times she wears a visor to complete the look. While ordinary sunglasses will do, you can make your own visors by cutting out the shape in a thin film of hard plastic.
The bulk of the Garnet costume is made up of a duotone pink and purple jumpsuit. The fact that it is a one-piece item makes it very easy to recreate. A combination of full length leggings and matching sleeveless unitard are sufficient to recreate the bodysuit. This in combination with body paint makes for a dashing Garnet.
Garnet’s shoes complement her jumpsuit very well, draped in pink. The beauty of them is that they are generic flats. As a result they should be fairly easy to replicate. Just pop into some pink court shoes and you should be good to go.
Garnet wears gold stars on her cuffs that are both beautiful and representative of her leading position in the group. If you can’t get hold of the real thing, cut out cardboard stars, maybe with some glitter will do just fine.
One thing to note is the duotone spectrum that is a running theme in Garnet’s appearance. To maintain this color scheme and enhance authenticity, you may consider using face paint. This may not be to everyone’s taste, but if you do settle on it, be sure to keep the tones light and avoid applying generously.
Most aspects of the Garnet costume can be achieved by using regular clothes and shoes. For full realism, you can also look at complementing materials. These are really easy to put together and readily available. They will include resin or molding for the gems. Hot glue is also an option. You can also cast out her gauntlet for a more realistic look. Simply repainting Hulk gloves or old boxing gloves is an easy workaround.
As any serious costume fan will attest, there is no point doing it if you are not going to make it realistic. The guide above will help you to come up with a great look that not only looks like Garnet, but will ensure that you are instantly recognizable. Get your colors right and let the costume shine!
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