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An Original Cosplay Design For Mrs. Dolly Levi

Cosplayer Our Shield Design's cosplay inspired by the 1969 movie Hello, Dolly!

An original design based off the 1969 film, Dolly is brought to life by Our Shield Maiden and has over 300 hours of needlework including hand-sewn crochet applique, a hand-dyed shirt, and a straw hat that taught Our Shield Maiden new millinery skills. The costume -- which was made for under $100 -- features primary fabric from a pair of thrift store bed sheets.

We absolutely love seeing original designs of famous characters, and it's even more exciting to see original takes on classic films like Hello, Dolly! We were blown away by Our Shield Maiden's design, and even more impressed that it took under $100 to make! Talk about convenient and affordable!

About the Author
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Kelsey Endter


Kelsey started her cosplay adventure at a small convention outside Sacramento in 2011. Since then, she has been featured on major websites such as IMDb and Variety Magazine, and worked with companies like Besame Cosmetics featuring Disney & Marvel makeup products. Her passion for cosplay and love of the community brought her to join Cosplay Central as Editor-in-Chief in 2020. In her spare time she’s usually seen playing with her dog and scouting the next best photoshoot location for her cosplays.