Introducing the newest Guardian of the Galaxy, Princess Groot!
While I fashioned my Groot crown to attend Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, it occurred to me that making Disney-inspired outfits is a hobby.
It fits the definition: something I enjoy, that I do regularly, even though that regularity is enforced through the cinematic calendar rather than the weeks on my Passion Planner. Most importantly, sitting down to ‘do my hobby’ doesn’t feel like a chore!
Finding a hobby that you actually enjoy:
Becoming Princess Groot
Guardians of the Galaxy proved a tricky costuming prompt for me.
Since it’s one of Steve’s favourite movies ever I asked for his advice.
Steve: You should be Gamora. She’s awesome.
Me: But I don’t own any trousers!
I thought about how it would be cool to be a female Star Lord, but… I don’t have any trousers for that either. Or any clothes in the right colours and shapes, and the premise of this project is that I don’t purchase new pieces just for the outfit.
I started googling the characters, and others’ costumes of the characters.
There were some pretty realistic full-body Groot suits, but what caught my attention was how Groot’s head is like a crown.
And a crown is fit for a princess. I donned my Groot-coloured shoes, and suddenly it became obvious that my vintage Laura Ashley florals would be perfect for the part.
The crown itself is some cardboard from the box that my Heroine Training tea party totes arrived in, decorated with my colouring pens, some sticky notes, and brown paper, and affixed with string.
P.S. Find a hobby with me? Start a project of your own in my Leading Lady summer camp.