From Costumes to Fashion

When 50%DANGEROUS started getting into clothing it was initially through costume making. Because of this, it was not always required of us to create everything from scratch. Not even close. We would hot glue seams, take pre-made second-hand clothes and bring them in to fit, use paint instead of dye, and even using cardboard instead of interfacing. Anything to get out of sewing! We took this a step further and began to focus on armor heavy costumes that required less and less fabric to be seen.

“We value having started in costume making”

Costume making was a ton of fun but over time we found ourselves in situations where we were being asked by others for reassurance when they were worried if their costume was accurate enough. In the world of costume making, the harder you try the more pressure you feel to replicate your creations down to the very smallest details from its original art. While many people don’t mind, we found this to be something that hindered creativity for us. Discovering that, we become more interested in creating original designs, not having others to compare replication to, and not worrying about infringement.

When making costumes, fashion, or anything, don’t let the trolls of the internet get you down. We all have different budgets, skill levels, and ways of creating things. In the end, it’s about having fun and enjoying what you are doing. That is most important.

Through all this was a transition into clothing creation. Learning to sew, pattern making, and figuring out all the millions of buttons on a sewing machine. We value having started in costume making because it doesn’t let us ever make anything too basic. Costumes, especially in video games, break a lot of rules and it’s a big inspiration. It has taught us about adding dimension, exploring color combinations, and even understanding how certain things hold up under physical pressure or long periods of time. We wouldn’t trade it for anything!

To see a 50%DANGEROUS fashion show or to find out how to attend a class by 50%DANGEROUS, visit our Facebook for upcoming events and schedules.

50%DANGEROUS X Peachy Parade

2016 was that start of a lot of fun new adventures here at 50%DANGEROUS! One of the exciting adventures was teaming up with idol group “Peachy Parade”! That year we all joined forces to collaborate in 3 fashion shows! While the 50%DANGEROUS fashion shows took place, a music and dance interlude would erupt from the middle of the show and Peachy Parade performed their latest song and dance, wowing the crowd and wearing cute looks from the “Gravity” Season 1 collection!

You learn a lot about people when touring around convention to convention together and these girls are a so much fun! When all together, animes become reality. Everyone has their own nerdy quirks from super “Yo-Kai Watch” fans to being the queen of the bunnies, and having super passions for stylish Japanese fashions! While working together a friendship has formed just like in the animes! We look forward to working alongside them in the coming year, creating bigger collaborative events and making sweet fashions for their performances!

The girls of Peachy Parade work extremely hard to provide quality content to their fans and you really see them growing with each new performance. Their hard work inspires us all the time to keep doing our best! They are great inspirations and if you haven’t checked them out already, go look them up right meow!!

Peachy Parade is a southeast USA located idol performance trio who perform Japanese song and dance covers on Youtube and for events! Find more information on Peachy Parade in our links below!