Peggy Carter (Captain America: The First Avenger) – Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Captain America: The First Avenger is one of my favorite movies, and I immediately fell in love with Peggy Carter the first time I saw the film. Sure, she’s Steve’s “best girl,” but she is incredibly intelligent, capable, powerful, and a complete badass. She’s no damsel in distress, and that’s what I love about her.

Jacket/Jacket Belt/Skirt: I bought the Peggy Carter costume from CosplaySky and didn’t expect much, but it ended up being really nice. The blouse and belt for the skirt were not quite the quality I wanted, but the jacket, jacket belt, and skirt were all great. I removed the SSR “pins” from the jacket because they weren’t pins: they were just sewn-on fabric.

SSR Pins: I bought this pair of pins from eBay.

White Shirt: I bought this ASU shirt (probably not quite screen accurate, but better quality than the shirt that came with the rest of the costume).

Skirt Belt: Even though you can’t see it because it’s hidden under the jacket, I bought a brown belt that looks pretty close to the one she wears in the film. This is the belt I bought, but it doesn’t appear to be available in brown anymore.

Tie: I bought a WWII replica chocolate brown officer’s tie from eBay.

Shoes: I bought these shoes in “Chestnut” from JCPenney.

Wig: I bought the Aries wig from Epic Cosplay Wigs in “Dark Brown” and did a ton of styling to it. It’s not quite right, but it’s close (for now).

Lipstick: I bought the screen-accurate Besame Cosmetics lipstick in “Red Velvet.” It’s by far my favorite shade of red I’ve ever worn, and I wear it a lot!

Nail Polish: I bought the screen-accurate O.P.I. nail polish in “Cinnamon Sweet.” It was a limited run, so it’s not terribly easy to find, but I bought an unopened bottle on eBay.

Nylons: I just wear a pair of nude nylons with the costume – even though I probably should have seamed nylons.

Captain America Shield: And, because I just look like a WWII costumer if I’m not standing next to a Captain America costumer, I carry around a Captain America shield so people have some context as to who I am. I bought the Marvel Legends Captain America shield. It’s no longer produced, but they’re still pretty easy to find on eBay.

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