Hamilton Everyday Cosplay

How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean by providence impoverished, in squalor grow up to…have random geek girl bloggers obsessed and create outfits based on them?

Seriously though. Can we just talk about the musical Hamilton? I haven’t been this obsessed with a new Broadway musical that I likely won’t be able to actually see for years since my theatre teacher first played me the Wicked soundtrack in high school.

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The fact that Lin-Manuel Miranda read a biography about Alexander Hamilton and was all, “Yeah, I’m going to make a hip-hop musical about this guy’s life. Totally.” I mean, listen to him explain it at the White House Poetry Jam. His conviction is so true, and after hearing him talk about it I felt like the moron for not immediately considering Alexander Hamilton a gangsta.

If you haven’t heard the soundtrack, do it now. It’s incredibly creative, and one of the most fun Broadway soundtracks I’ve heard in some time. While the show is sold out indefinitely, the cast still does little performances for the show’s lottery (#Ham4Ham). They’re digital over the winter (which means those of us outside of NYC can watch on their YouTube channel), but usually the shows are done right outside the theatre. For instance, the three King Georges #Ham4Ham as the Schuyler Sisters:

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This show is kind of a phenomenon, and the show’s popularity has only grown since they featured Hamilton’s opening number (aptly titled “Alexander Hamilton”) on this year’s Grammy’s. Since it’s completely captivated me and most of the populace, I thought it only right to create some everyday cosplay outfits based on four of the characters from Alexander Hamilton: Alexander (obvs), Aaron Burr, and Eliza and Angelica Schuyler. Check it out:

Alexander Hamilton

I mean, of course I had to incorporate the American flag since he’s just like his country, he’s young, scrappy, and hungry.

Everyday Alexander Hamilton

 

Eliza Schuyler-Hamliton

Like I said, I haven’t seen this show yet, but listening to the soundtrack prompted me to learn more about Eliza. She was kind of an awesome woman. Seriously. Don’t just dress like the fictitious Broadway version of her, read about her, too.

Everyday Eliza Schuyler-Hamilton

 

Angelica Schuyler

Eliza was absolutely amazing, but Angelica was also a fascinating woman, and crazy smart, too. I haven’t read up on Angelica as much as I’d like, but I do know that Renée Elise Goldsberry is an amazing actress and singer. Seriously, her songs are some of my favorite in the entire show.

Everyday Angelica Schuyler

 

Aaron Burr

I decided to go with a bit more of a boho look for Aaron Burr, and since he’s technically “the villain in my history” I gave him a black hat. And a gun necklace. Because I’m awful.

Everyday Aaron Burr

 

 

Have you gotten to see Hamilton live? Are you like me and obsessed with the soundtrack, eagerly awaiting the national tour announcement? What is your favorite song in the musical? Let me know in the comments!

10 thoughts on “Hamilton Everyday Cosplay

    • Kendall Ashley says:

      It’s definitely one of my favorites from the bunch! When I was making these, I picked out that blazer and thought how I needed a blazer like that…and then I remembered that I have one already. I think that shows it’s time to clean out the ol’ closet!

  1. Appletaile says:

    AAH THIS IS SO COOL. I love Hamilton — sadly I can’t go to see it, but I eagerly await the West End transfer. 😀 (In 2017, though. *cries forever*) I love the Schuyler sisters’ outfits in particular!
    I really need to do Hamilton cosplay sometime. Like, sometime super far in the future because I don’t know how I’d be able to do that but ANYWAYS.

    • Kendall Ashley says:

      Yeah, I have no idea when they’ll make it to my state. So far in the US they’ve only announced tours in Chicago and LA–definitely NOT where I’m from. And they’re only just casting it, so I don’t think it will be before 2017 for me either. 😦 😦 😦

  2. lizkeysmash says:

    We got tickets to see Hamilton in Chicago when it opens up, and I CANNOT WAIT. I might need to put together your Burr outfit for the show, because LOVE.

  3. Emma says:

    I’ve never actually heard of Hamilton until now – or I have and just haven’t been paying attention – either way, loving these Everyday Cosplay’s. The Aaron Burr outfit is super cute, and i’d totally wear the Eliza ..if I was remotely fashionable and didn’t just wear black all the time.

  4. readerlygeek says:

    I love the Hamilton soundtrack and am so hoping that it will tour in the Midwest someday soonish. I don’t normally get super invested in listening to soundtracks for musicals I haven’t seen (except, of course, Wicked), but I was crying in my car by the last song of Hamilton.

  5. Elle Stevens says:

    I love this!!! I am going to the international speech and debate tournament this year, and the theme dinner is 1700s. I immediately thought HAMILTONN!!! I love how you took the Angelica one and mixed her outfit with her personality! 😍

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