shigures high school girl
 


Costume :Dita
Variant :Artbook
Source :Chobits
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2008


Costume Photos

Reference Pose

Playing with Cactus is not a good idea kids!

Cheers!

O HAI ITS MEEE

Comfy chair

RAWR

YEAH YEAH YEAH!

...Still waiting

Waiting for Zima

Showing off

The uberness of it

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : about £35-£40
Time Taken : at least 20 hours

Description
I got my chobits artbook like a good fan and i saw the picture of Dita and Zima and i was like; 'WOOOOOW must...cosplay...' i wasn't entirely sure if i should do that one or the usual one, as it would be so much easier but meh well i shall try this version as its uber-awesome

oookay...here goes
I made the coat simply by sewing three rectangular pieces of black lined with purple together and leaving arm holes xD For the belts, i used ribbon and i bought some thing that made it possible to put belt stud thingys in the ribbon. i bought 3 cheap belts from poundland, and used the belt buckles off them. For the bracelet things, i made them from craft foam, and made silver things out of fimo to look like buckles, as its hard to find any the perfect size. I made the armwarmer from polycotton, and i sewed on the ribbon. i bought long black gloves and cut a hole in one of them for the glove on her other hand. i already owned a black belt like the one on my leg, and i took off the charms off some bracelets and used those chains. I bought a pair of long black socks, and cut holes in one of them (which is UBER funsies!!!). I already owned the boots, shorts and the vesty top with a high neck which was useful. The wig was cut and styled by me fi and charlie for my kyoya cosplay, it looked awful as his hair, but worked for dita, so yaay!. on the day, i taped the belt to my leg, and glued the bracelets to my arms (which hurt like HELL!). So yeah, tadaah! if you read this, you get pocky ^_^

BTW: If anyone has any pictures of me in this costume can you please comment and send me a link or something, as I only have those two of me wearing the completed version XD

Comments

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It's great to see another Dita! ^^ she rocks so much and is under-cosplayed imo. I look forward to seeing ur photos when u have done it

And thank u for the nice comment on my Dita cosplay ^^

by DarkElf on Wednesday, 27 February, 2008 - 20:31
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Hey this looks pretty good so far, I think you'll make an awesome Dita!
I like your coat, and I want those arm warmers! *Yoink*

by Charlie-Bear on Saturday, 5 July, 2008 - 15:52
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Izzy's a slut, Izzy's a slut! 8O
j/k xD
Awesome coat!!! I wanna come round and try it on! X3 It looks so swoosh-y x3
And turn that frown into a smile young lady! *taps nose*

by CrystalNeko on Saturday, 5 July, 2008 - 16:17
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There are not many Dita cosplayers around, but from what I've seen your probably one of the best. Putting your progress pics next to the reference is kinda scary because you resemble the character really well. If I ever see you at an Expo, I must get pics!

by Ichigo-Chan on Sunday, 28 September, 2008 - 20:56

Well I totally remember talking to you before the masqurade! Your costume was awesome and you seriously should have won!
Kyaa~ So awesome *-*

by goodbyeworld on Saturday, 8 November, 2008 - 21:05

You look so awesome as Dita! I really want to do the Chi version of this same reference picture now >< I love your costume hun!!

by Missytetra on Sunday, 8 February, 2009 - 17:23
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Thankyou everyone for the kind comments ^_^
@Missytetra: let me know if you do, i'd love to rewear it sometime, and i'd love to have a Chii to take group shots with :)

by shigures high school girl on Sunday, 8 February, 2009 - 17:55
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this is a brilliant cosplay, you look great

by nanahara on Friday, 3 April, 2009 - 16:21
 

To-Do List

Make third beltHighComplete
Make/find and then rip up a long black gloveHighComplete
Make the purple thing at the top of the armwarmerHighComplete
Make black thing on her other armHighComplete
Find and sew on a zipHighComplete
Make wingsMediumComplete
Rip up the top of the coat XDMediumPlanned