donnamevans
 


Costume :Princess Sally Acorn
Variant :SatAM/Archie Comics
Source :Sonic the Hedgehog
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010


Costume Photos

Sal

Masq 3

Masq 2

Masq 1

On stage 2

Computer says...

On Stage

Photo sillies! XD

Almost complete!

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : Around £120
Time Taken : 2-3 months

Description
I plan on making a fursuit of a character I've always loved since I was a child.

Princess Sally is a strong willed, likeable and funny character, and she's clever and smart too. I hope I have the brains, skills and patience to pull this one off! I've never seen a Sally fursuit done before.

Comments

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Very very very good luck with this! :D

by Freyarule on Saturday, 21 November, 2009 - 21:38
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This is going to be so cute. Good luck with it hun XX

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 26 November, 2009 - 04:37

wow are you really going to make a full fursuit! thats going to be awesome, it looks great so far! :D

by Naysu on Tuesday, 2 February, 2010 - 00:18
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Wow looks awesome ^^ We Sonic heroines shall have to club together if your being Sally on saturday!!I'm cosplaying Procurator Shade from Sonic the dark Brotherhood :P

by Mew Rocky on Wednesday, 3 February, 2010 - 18:30
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gloves and body looking really good so far, well done with doing a zip especially working with the fur :)

by FlyingMammal on Sunday, 28 February, 2010 - 21:47
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EEEEEEEEEEEEE it looks so awesome!!!! >w<

by Freyarule on Monday, 8 March, 2010 - 21:55
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Thank you Freyarule! I'm actually really excited to see this finished now! It's getting there!

by donnamevans on Thursday, 18 March, 2010 - 08:15
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@Naysu Yes, a full suit! I am going to be boiling!!

@Mew Rocky I'd love to join your group but alas I'm being Sally on the Sunday, as I'm being Sudowoodo on the Saturday. If you are doing it on the Sunday though, I'd love to join!

@wilterdrose Thank you!It's hard work but seeing the finished product will make it all worth the while!

by donnamevans on Thursday, 18 March, 2010 - 08:18
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ohhhhhhhhhh my god this is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! :O

by FairyPorchQueen on Thursday, 18 March, 2010 - 23:41
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Adorable!! ^__^

I like your construction techniques too.

So are the black parts of the eyes actually holes still?? ..it's a brilliant solution to the problem of seeing through a costume head like this. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 19 March, 2010 - 01:05
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nicely done :) the head/ face looks really good

by Berserk667 on Friday, 19 March, 2010 - 03:12
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@Ranma1-2 thank you very much! I kind of made my own sort of construction up really, as I can't really afford expensive materials. the eyes are made of a ring of super sculpey with a small piece blackened voile in the centre. by blackened, I mean I coloured it with a permanent marker, as it's the pink material I used for Sudowoodo's mouth. it's great to see out of, but you can't see in!

by donnamevans on Friday, 19 March, 2010 - 09:08
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You sound a lot like me, friends say I'm cheap! :P ..Well I like to make my costumes nice and economic. :)

Once again, it's very effective. I hope I see you at Expo, I'll sure wanna grab you for some photo's if I do. ^__^

So I need to ask you one thing ..do you have a plan to keep cool? (Bearing in mind Expo is in May! and it always roasting in there.)

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 19 March, 2010 - 22:27
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@Ranma1-2 I don't really have a "keeping cool" plan! But I can take off my head pretty easily and there's a zip in the back out of outfit, so I can always strip if I get too warm! XD
At least it's a bit better than Sudowoodo. Thats a complete nightmware to keep cool in!

I might buy a couple of cans of that MagiCool stuff I can spray into my costume to keep me cool!

by donnamevans on Sunday, 21 March, 2010 - 17:18
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New pics - looks totally cuddle-able. ^_^

Oh, spare a thought for Lunar_kitten too, who is doing Paddington Bear for Expo. @_@ Continental quilt for body padding + Fur suit + hat + duffle coat + wellington boots! I think she will melt into little puddles inside those wellington boots. ^_^ Aww you guys, paying the price to do fursuit cosplays. You are awesome.

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 3 April, 2010 - 23:05
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This looks AMAZING! I loved Sonic SatAM so much and this is fantastic! I especially love Nicole!

by sjbonnar on Monday, 5 April, 2010 - 00:04
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AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING!
Nicole looks fantastic! Is the head still very heavy? After it dried.

by FlyingMammal on Tuesday, 6 April, 2010 - 10:55
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@wilterdrose Daw! Thank you hun! Yes the head is pretty heavy. I still haven't had the change to weigh it yet. I'm testing it out this weekend at a Manchester minimeet of furries!

by donnamevans on Tuesday, 6 April, 2010 - 20:58
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@sjbonnar thank you so much! I do look foward to wearing it....but kind of not, if you know what I mean!

by donnamevans on Tuesday, 6 April, 2010 - 21:00
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That looks so awesome! You have super skills to be making such a well rounded costume ;D

by Getti on Monday, 12 April, 2010 - 21:15
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You know i adore !

Hello ! :)

by simonorton on Wednesday, 14 April, 2010 - 00:15
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hope you and sally have a good time at the expo
and managed to sort out a cooling system

see you when you get back

wayne

by waynedavies89 on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 10:04
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OMG It's you!!

I was the person in front of you in the masquerade!! Hehe ^^ it was awsome speaking to you, I know you said you weren't that hot but I can't believe that XD

It was nice talking to you, however brief and thank you again for holding my things while I put my bracers on ^^ *hugs*

by Silantre on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 22:18
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Loved this ^_^ looked sooo cuuuute, and it was nice meeting you in the masquerade queue too. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 23:18
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oh thats so fantastic!!! I wish i could of seen you.

by MADALEENA on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 06:11
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Hey hun, just wanted to say that seeing this in person made me very happy ^_^ You did a great job!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 12:49
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This looked so great! It was wonderful to see you again too! ^^

by SephNoir on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 15:32
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Fantastic job hun. You really look great.

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 19 June, 2010 - 21:51
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We met at LFCC. I asked you all about how you put Sally together and we tried and failed to enter the three legged race! Great to meet you!

by Nomes on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 16:50
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Yay! Sally! <3
I've never seen a cosplay of her before... Or any other SatAM characters to be honest... so it really is awesome to see this. And you even have Nicole! Shame I didn't get to see this in person. :)
Great work. ^^

by Refira on Sunday, 23 January, 2011 - 23:15
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Thank you Refira!
No I haven't seen anyone in the UK do anything like this before either, or even in the States for that matter. I was planning on doing NICOLE in Lynx form this year, but I might have to see if I get to sell Sally first.

by donnamevans on Sunday, 30 January, 2011 - 19:53
 

Journal

FINIIIISHED! (Posted 5th April 2010)

Um, she's finished...with all bells and whistles!

That is all :P

OMG she has teh clothes! XD (Posted 3rd April 2010)

Good Friday I worked on making boot covers and a jacket.
I bought the most wonderful turquoise cotton for her jacket and it was easier to sew than the previous material I had bought. Not only that, it looks nicer too.
The boot covers were also easier than I thought, and using T-shirt material was great as it stretches and takes shape of the boot.

Now I have to make her a mouth, finish a tiny bit of furring on her head, make the head fitting right, and then have a go at making her computer Nicole.

MAAAJOR UPDATE XD (Posted 18th March 2010)

A lot happened last night on my Sally costume!

Apart from cursing every time I burnt my fingers on my glue gun (owwwwch...) I managed to get all of the fur on her head.
It's weighing an awful lot right now, so wearing it will be somewhat of a challenge! But I'm all up for it XD

The furring was easier than I thought, though I found the hair a little tricky to do. With it being so &quot;built up&quot; that's probably what's added to the weight of it overall.

Now to finish the last part of furring and do the eyes and nose. Once they're sculpted and painted, I can add them to the costume.

Then it's onto the clothes, the boots and jacket, and NICOLE, which I have no idea how to do yet. I was going to use a mobile phone, but it may be a tad on the small side now.

Major head progress! (Posted 14th March 2010)

Well, the head is getting there. I was pondering for a time how on earth I would do all of the hair, but I decided to build it up in paper and cover it in fur.

After some major papier mache work today, all I have to do now is leave it to dry and then start adding the fur

Body suit is done!! (Posted 1st March 2010)

Yep, the body suit is pretty much completed!
That's been a real shock for me to have completed it so quickly.

The belly fur has been added, and she also has a cute little fluffy tail too. I would take pictures, but unfortunately my camera is broken at the moment.

So now it's onto the harder parts, the head for one, and my boot covers. Plus I still have to decide if I could survive in jacketded Sally or not. And if so, make something a bit more lightweight than denim for it. More updates to come when I seriously start on the head...wish me luck!