|Cost :||£25-30, not including wig or shoes|
|Time Taken :||20 hours on and off|
|Since I adore Miki's various costumes I thought it would be a good idea to try and make some others that I really like. I was stuck between this one, her Cute&Girly one or her wacky SP costume but since I love the look of this I thought I'd go for it. More info to come.|
(No, Safi, it's only one costume, it's not bare costumes. Or bear costumes. :D)
So the pattern-making was like, fifty BILLION times easier than the Cool&Sexy costume, so this has easily been churned out quicker. And homaigawd I've never seen a shinier material (I feel so... ALIVE wearing it, haha).
I've given up the mojo a little while making this, unfortunately - I still absolutely love iM@S and its costumes, but I had to finish making this while I was revising for exams and so it's nowhere near as good as it could be. I had to remake the top once as well because it didn't fit to my bust well enough and the fabric doesn't have too much give, so it's hard to get in/out of quickly, and the skirt is NOWHERE NEAR ploofy enough. I gave it like three layers of netting because that's what the people at the shop and the internet told me to do, but it's still limp. Might borrow a short petticoat from a friend on the day to help it puff out a bit, but eh.
Oh, also, there are supposed to be these gigantic stars on the sideskirt thing, but I never got around to making them because I had no idea to go about the whole thing (I'm not a very arts+crafts person, when it comes to making stuff that isn't clothes I get quite stuck), and then time ran out. Also, because the skirt doesn't ploof out, neither does the sideskirt, and it's not as big/long as I wanted it to be, so the stars would probably have ruined it even more.
I'd love to remake the skirt one day, but I probably won't because I'm a lazy asshole and I've got cosplay plans up til the end of '11. If I do remake it I'll do it properly, stars and all.
And I had the PERFECT shoes from primark from aaaaages ago that I just had to wear with the costume. Gotta love primark. <3
EDIT: TAKEN OFF THE MAY COSPLAY LIST BECAUSE I'M REALLY, REALLY ACTUALLY NOT HAPPY WITH THE WAY IT CAME OUT AND IT'S REALLY UNCOMFORTABLE TO WEAR. ALSO I WAS GONNA WEAR IT ON SUNDAY, BUT ON THE SATURDAY MY TOES GOT REALLY BLISTERED AND I THOUGHT WEARING HEELS WOULD FUCK THEM UP MORE. SO YEAH, NO MIKI