|My friend recommended this series to me and I absolutely adore it. It's wonderfully twisted and just...read it now! You wont regret it! |
I love alot of the characters from this manga but I felt very compelled to cosplay Minatsuki, not only is she a character like i've never cosplayed before but she's also insanely awesome. :P (Emphasis on the INSANEly)
Okay so lots of different scans have come up concerning the colour of her dress, although I do PREFER the pink, I'm pretty sure the yellow is now the official colour, so I decided going to go with that. Besides I hadn't used yellow heavily before so figured it would be a nice change. <3 I also decided to go with the short hair and thigh high socks variant...meant it got sexier...*ahem*...But also lots more opportunities for photos.
I loved making this cosplay! I really do enjoy making dresses so I should do it more really. XD Even all the frills were fun to do and a learning experiance for me. ^^ I added the ribbon on and threaded it through. The collar is polysterene rings painted, sharpied, then added velcro and craft foam to hide the joint. It was the most awkward part of the cosplay and I'm pretty happy with the result! 8D The handcuffs were made from layers of craft foam covered with pvc, then the chained glued on MANY TIMES. XD They managed to hold together at the con so I'm happy. :P All the flowers were made from fimo, sanded down, then spray painted and covered with pva glue. I adore the way these turned out! I'm finally getting the hang of working with clay! ^^;
I was pretty nervous about wearing this for obvious short skirt reasons but actually I was pretty comfortable and because I only got to wear it for a short period of time a rewear is most definetly in order! (Hopefully I can have my precious brother then too...nee??) >D
Also I really want to make her carnival corpse costume. It's actually my favourite of the two but is obviously a bit harder...but it's so cute! *_*
|Thigh high socks||Medium||Complete|
Collar (Posted 10th July 2010)
WHAT A BITCH THIS TURNED OUT TO BE. D:
I tried at least 4 different ways to make this. >_> In the end went with just painting and pvaing some polysterene tubes which I cut up...They attach together by Velcro. The good is that it looks okay and IT'S DONE. But the bad is that the connection is REALLY visable at the side and I, in my typical foolishness, chose to cosplay SHORT HAIRED VERSION. FFFF. D:
I guess this is what photoshop is for, eh? O_~
With this though, the costume is all done! Finally! x.x
EDIT: I've actually managed to add on craft foam and hide the connection so i'm much happier with this now! 8D
Handcuffs! (Posted 21st June 2010)
All done! Weren't too difficult. ^^ Made from plastic chain, craft foam and some pvc. Could be a bit neater...but i'm happy with them for now. XD Also that chain might be a bit long but her chain miraculously grows longer and shorter just like her dress and hair. :p
Dress complete! (Posted 16th June 2010)
(Have a cuter post than the one in my gallery :P)
I actually had alot of fun doing those frills. Was nice to do something different than just the usual manly jackets and such! I should make more dresses. XP
Anyways the dress is now done! Just all the accessories and props to go now!
Moar Dress Progress (Posted 15th June 2010)
Putting that ribbon on was pretty tedious...Almost there though. Just the pleaty gathered bits and the arm ribbons to go.
Dress Progress (Posted 9th June 2010)
FML I cut that more short than intended. Guess this cosplay will end up being more accurate than I first intended...>_> Aha...ha....I'mgonnaneedshorts. D:
Anyway here's progress. Still need to finish off the sleeve ends, add the ribbon and most importantly add the trim!
....Looks kinda like a bumblebee right now doesnt it? D:
*Fear* D: (Posted 6th June 2010)
Nnnnn....Am now ever so slightly afraid to do this costume. D:
I'm only doing this because Minatsuki is my favourite anime female for years! D<
*Runs and hides in a corner.*
(Will start the dress v. soon XD)
On her way.... (Posted 9th April 2010)
Finally made a start on this costume! I had a HELLISH time choosing material...first of all I can't find ANYONE who has made the yellow dress before so couldn't even tell what worked well for other cosplayers... Then I was sent on an epic hunt through town...eventually just ended up ordering some yellow jersey and am hoping that'll work. It's not really what I had in mind but everything else just ended up being totally see through...and an innocent little girl like Minatsuki wouldn't like that at all! :O!