Ranma1-2
 


Costume :Memorabilia Girl
Variant :Silver Space suit
Source :Memorabilia Show - Advertising Logo
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Memorabilia 2009


Costume Photos

Ummm...back view!

Memorabilia Girl meets Moonbase operative

Memorabilia Girl meets Anime-Angel

Memorabilia Girl teams up with Batgirl

Memorabilia Girl gets her hands on some clone troopers. =P

Ranma 1-2 and Anime Angel at Memorabilia

Test fit 2

Test fit 1

Memorabilia Girl - classic Silver Spacesuit

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £66

Description
I'm making this cosplay especially to wear for Memorabilia show in November at Birmingham NEC, which MCM group now run. The space babe featured in show advertising for some years. Even though she has been dropped from the new Memorabilia logo she is still iconic and I feel there is much love for her so I'm gonna do my tribute... ^_^

I am doing her classic Silver Spacesuit version. (umm without the fish bowl helmet though..cuz I do want to breathe =P)

WIP progress pics are in journal.

Costume cost breakdown
Silver lycra catsuit: modified Zentai £30
Silver Boots: ebay £20
Wig: Black bob £15
Ray gun: Pound shop kids toy painted silver £1


Memorabilia Show Sat Oct 21 2009
I Did it! ^__^
Got a few strange looks from the security men as I walked in, but the security women were a lot of fun. They smiled and laughed with me. In fact all the girls I met at the show were fun, there was even a little boob envy going on cuz they liked my boobs so much! =P.
Great day, great fun, very enjoyable cosplay. ^_^

Met Tonyo at the show with his cam. Tonys vid of our meet can be seen on YT, here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kmc6sjVzJ0k

Comments

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aww ultimate UK geekdom ^.^ awesome idea! and looking good so far ^.^

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 1 November, 2009 - 01:06
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Wow<3 just wow sweetie <3

by CharlotteLuna on Sunday, 1 November, 2009 - 03:57
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Ooh Very Pin-up, I like Very Much!!

by HelloKitty on Sunday, 1 November, 2009 - 09:56
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^_^ thanks guys.

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 1 November, 2009 - 12:52
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Still sad i couldn't go but you look as amazing as ever sweetie! <3

by CharlotteLuna on Sunday, 22 November, 2009 - 00:56
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Thanks Charlotte.
twas a great day out, met lots of people, made lots of people smile :D..saw Tonyo - so should be on youtube sometime. It was great to see more and more cosplayers at Memorabilia. Great atmosphere. I shall def cosplay there again.
^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 23 November, 2009 - 11:31
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Dude the ufo chick pic is rad :) I still watch UFO XD martin landau is on my guy crush list *its the bowl cut I think* and this is amazing, what a great finished product XD

by Captain_Marvelous on Saturday, 28 November, 2009 - 08:30
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Very Creative

by Ryzy-San on Saturday, 28 November, 2009 - 12:45
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Thanks guys. ^_^

and Ryuk, yes I met her twice now ..she is a really nice girl. I told her about Cos Island so she might find her way here. I asked about her Moonbase girl costume and she told me how she had been on the lookout for years ..and finally found a 60s silver minidress in a charity shop. But there wasn't enough material in it to make both the top and leggins of the Moonbase outfit so she made the mini skirt version.

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 28 November, 2009 - 23:06
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Well if you see her next or if she on here let her know that a fan of the yuuuufooo! thinks she looks 60s good ^.-

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 29 November, 2009 - 02:58
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Ok. ^^

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 29 November, 2009 - 18:27
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I'm amazed that someone can look so wonderful in something so shiny and skin tight! You have some mad cosplay powahz!

by kiichan on Wednesday, 21 July, 2010 - 18:56
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Thank you Kiichan. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 24 July, 2010 - 19:44
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OMG that is so cool i always wanted to see someone cosplay her ^^

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Saturday, 24 July, 2010 - 20:33
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Thanks. :)
I saw a woman cosplay her once! I followed her around the show for a while cuz I was so pleased to see her being cosplayed (and cuz she had a nice B T M XD ). But it was only that one time. So I decided if no one else was cosplaying her then I would. I got quite a few photo requests too, I think people thought I was hired by the show like a walking advert or something... fun! ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 24 July, 2010 - 23:38
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That's awesome i enjoyed the memorabilia fair when i use to go ^^ but i sadly can't afford that one and the London Expo >.<

I think it always gives you a good feeling when people want a photo either of you or of the cosplay you've done :)

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Monday, 26 July, 2010 - 01:16
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I know what ya mean. It's so easy to spend loads at these shows. Too many goodies to tempt us. :P

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 26 July, 2010 - 07:57
 

Journal

Ray gun (Posted 23rd November 2009)

For the ray gun I bought a toy from the pound shop and painted it silver.
This is the toy gun before I painted it.

Modifying my boots (Posted 20th November 2009)

Today I modified my Silver boots. The calfs were waaay over size for my skinny legs so I decided to try and alter them.
To start with I carefully separated the inner lining back seam using a seam ripper, so I could get at the back seam of the boot uppers. It was a bit of a struggle to keep the boot seam turned inside out and poking through the gap in the inner lining, but I managed.
For the new shape I made a cardboard template which matched the original curvey boot shape on one side and had my new straight line on the other. I put this against the inside out boot seam and marked the new straight line in pen. Fortunately I managed to get the boots material through the sewing machine - it was really easy actually, but thats because my boot uppers were very soft. I had to hand sew the start and end of the run though cuz I couldn't get close to these with the machine. One end bumped into the top turnover, and the other end bumped into the heel part.
When it was all sewed I trimmed the excess material off and finished by hand sewing the inner lining back together.
Pic shows a before and after shape. I'm pleased how they look now, they look much nicer on me than the old shape.

Beginnings - tailoring a Zentai (Posted 1st November 2009)

To make the costume I started with a silver Zentai suit. This was way too baggy for me though so I had to cut out loads of material from the middle seam and the legs and re sew. This meant removing the whole back zip and re-attaching it. This hasn't been easy for me, even with a sewing machine it was really difficult and parts had to be unpicked more than once because of untidy puckering. ¬_¬
But I am happy with the general fit and look now.
Pic shows the um 'back' nice and tight huh? ..I meant the material! =P