|Time Taken :||2-5hrs|
|This was originally for the Bristol Manga Expo in Nov 07... But it got postponed! So I just left the costume to the side for a while... Then a few months later Special Pleb and I were looking at this random site with all of the SOS Bridgage's costumes... and they had some hilarious poses there! So me and her wanted to act out these poses... We also convinced Shigures High School Girl to be our Mikuru to get even funnier pictures >D Plus schoolgirl outfits should only take about 2hrs so she agreed xD|
So the top was basically a primark £2.50 top... I would have made my own but it was cheaper to just buy a top as I would have probably needed to double layer the top if it was made out of polycotton [like all my other costumes]... so I brought it. Then the sailor collar was basically a square and two right angle triangles on the edges with the tips of the triangles sewn together then finally red ribbon sewn on it. I then got some paler material and added that on then drew on the symbol... I WAS gonna embroid it on... But I'm too lazy to do that as it took too long xD... Maybe in the future xP Oh yeah then I made some cuffs and sewed them on xD
The skirt was trickiest [lol is that a word? XD] part of the costume... I cut out two trapezium-like shapes [one bigger than the other] and sewed them together... that was the base of the skirt. Then I added four slits and sewn them back together half way for each of them. Then I just used the excess material to make a bigger skirt underneath as in reference pictures they have random triangles in the skirt... And so I used this method to make those triangles [Plus it keeps me warmer! 8D]... Then I used the material I had left to wrap around a thin belt with a buckle that looked simular... Then socks and shoes I already had... I brought a wig from a party shop which was suprisingly good quality [£10 though *dies*] and the gold ribbon was tied on randomly...
It feels great to wear the costume... I get to boss around a load of people! *snickers* oh it's great getting in character! XD I'd like to one day do another one of Haruhi's costume! >D... Just... not that bunny costume! D8 *shivers*
Random Extra: Haha I forgot to make the armband... So I made them... then my other two cosplay buddies wanted ones too... So made each of them one too... unfortunately my kanji is SOOO rusty! I didn't realize it's been years since I wrote kanji/chinese... so I got to practise again yay! xD Though as I got more tired each armband got worst and worst xD... Ah well.. Each one has their flaws so they simply can't complain xP *looks back* Why do I always write so much? @_@