Jem is strong, beautiful and fiercely intelligent. She is the holographic alter ego of Jerrica Benton, who runs Starlight Music as well as the Starlight Foundation which is a home for orphaned girls. Jerrica becomes Jem with the help of Synergy, a super computer her late father built. Wearing the Jem Star Earrings Synergy is able to project Jem over Jerrica's Body.
Oh my god I can't even express how much I love Jem! I have wanted to make a Jem costume for quite a while at this point so I figured with Fan Expo coming up I would finally throw one together. I have plans to make a proper, however since I decided to make this one two days before I left for Fan Expo this version is rather thrown together! The wig is a super cheap party wig I bought from Value Village (In retrospect I wish I had bought two and layered them.. Oh well!) And the dress and belt were made in a matter of a couple hours. The dress ended up shorter than I had planned so I ended up having to wear shorts under it. Also despite my makeup being rather visible in person it didn't photograph all that well. I will next time try laying down a base of white a layer the pink on top of that! All that being said I am super happy with how it turned out, and I had a blast running around in it, but I certainly look forwards to putting together my proper costume soon!
All photos are by Cory Graham-Smith