|I've always wanted to cosplay Ryoko because she's always been my favourite from the Tenchi series, but I never really had a set date of when I wanted to cosplay her and always just kinda planned to do it whenever I felt like it. However, after buying the wig I'd always had my eye on for super cheap, I decided I'd get on with it!|
I had planned to wear this at Kitacon IV with my sister as Washu, but we didn't have time to complete them and have decided to push them back to an undecided date.
|Wig (needs styling)||Low||In Progress|
|1 metre of black ribbon||£0.35||Bought|
|1 metre of elastic||£0.14||Bought|
|3 small blue buttons||£0.60||Bought|
|1 big gold button||£0.93||Bought|
|4 small gold buttons||£3.04||Bought|
|1 ball of wool||£1.52||Bought|
|1 sheet of golden felt||£0.55||Bought|
|2 metres of orange fabric||£3.18||Bought|
|2 metres of green fabric||£6.54||Bought|
|5 metres of white fabric||£16.35||Bought|
|2 metres of red fabric||£10.98||Bought|
|3 metres of pink ribbon||£1.77||Bought|
Glove drama (Posted 28th February 2012)
So back in January, I was looking for red gloves for this costume on eBay. I found a pair which looked nice and were, including p&p, £1.98, so I decided to go for them. The first pair didn't turn up, even after waiting a few extra days beyond the specified delivery time, so the seller sent out a second pair which have finally arrived. Now I can cross gloves off my list :D
Progress (Posted 15th January 2012)
Bought all of my fabric/notions/etc for this yesterday - my local fabric store was having a 15% off everything sale, so I used the £30 voucher I got for Christmas and ended up having to spend less than £5 in cash! I think I got too much white fabric, but that's not a problem - I can always use it for something else.
I've also bought my earrings and gloves today; they were super cheap, which is great. This costume is turning out to be a lot less expensive than I thought it would be!
I think I've bought everything I need to make this costume now so I just have to get started with the sewing :D
Yay :D (Posted 19th December 2011)
Time to put Ryoko into "In Progress" - the wig is on its way! I've also been looking at fabrics to use for this as well, and I'm pretty sure I know what I'm going to be using for each part of the costume.
I love sales (Posted 9th December 2011)
Scored a silver Punky XL wig in the Cosplay.com sale for just under £20! I know Ryoko's hair is sort of blue/grey, but to my eye it's more grey than blue and, as CrazedTeensie has pointed out to me, I can always add highlights in. :) Yay!
Thinking of wearing this to Kitacon next year...