Fables
 


Costume :Kasane Teto
Variant :Magnet
Source :Utauloid
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon III (2011)


Costume Photos

The dress!

Magnet

Magnet

Magnet

Bow! And Back of The Dress

Magnet

Headphone Progress

Shoes~

Batwings!

My Gloves!

Dress Reference

Magnet Reference

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £67.80
Time Taken : 25 Hours

Description
COSTUME BASICS:
I handmade this costume, and bought the wig pre-styled but did add some minor changes to it myself such as cutting the fringe.

GENERAL INFO:
Well, I loved my Miku cosplay, but there were a lot of errors with it, unfortunately! Thankfully, Teto is my new favourite and I can't wait to give her a go. Because I'm wearing her to the Saturday night party, I've decided to make a Magnet version of her. Unfortunately I can only find one reference, though, so I've drawn my own design for the dress, as you can see in my reference photo. Making this costume was a lot of fun but I feel there are still a lot of ways I can improve it. I also didn't get ANY pictures of me wearing it at the con, so I have some good excuses to work on it a little more.
Thankfully, though, I got pictures after the event! I wore this to a small meetup in Hull where TheOncomingStorm did a mini shoot for me. Sadly though, my wig has broken so for the time being, this costume is having a bit of a rest and wont make it to May.

SHOPPING INFO:
The first wig is from eBay seller Ayanamisatoru (Vocaloid Kasane Teto Cosplaywig).
The fabrics I used are from Boyes (Black Polycotton, Black and White Lining, White Satin and Satin Ribbon)
The headphones were a random eBay find.
The shoes are from New Look.
The leggins are from Primark.

Comments

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Words can't describe how excited I am for this!

Another vocaloid time is required wit me you and natz when we get these done I think xD

by Bambi. on Friday, 7 May, 2010 - 16:16
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:O Which one is Nats doing?? Eeee group times :D :D

by Fables on Saturday, 8 May, 2010 - 01:51
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Nats on about doing Meiko I think =)

by Bambi. on Thursday, 13 May, 2010 - 13:37
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Oh that's going to look so awesome, I've never seen this before! I'll be cosplaying magnet miku that night so I will grab you for some photos fu fu :3

by Saffron on Friday, 19 November, 2010 - 01:03
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That'd be really great! I'd love pics together ^^,

by Fables on Friday, 19 November, 2010 - 11:43
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.^_^. I'll be with Magnet Luka too so it'll make a great group shot! I never get to find people cosplaying similar things to me at events, so all my shots are always boring. I can't wait for Kitacon though ^^~

by Saffron on Monday, 29 November, 2010 - 21:30
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Love the sound of this. Love your design sketch too. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 21 January, 2011 - 13:26
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Love it hun!
Your sketches is lovelyyyyyyy!!

by Bambi. on Friday, 21 January, 2011 - 13:29
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people are gonna love it when your headphones are done they look amazing!

by Captain_Marvelous on Wednesday, 2 February, 2011 - 21:20
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Thankyou guys :3
I slaved over that design sketch while I was procrastinating at college lol, I'm glad you all like it ;)

by Fables on Wednesday, 2 February, 2011 - 22:13
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Wow yes I love the idea of lining the skirt with a contrasting colour. Reminds me of can can costumes :)
Just make sure you get some pics to show all your extra work.

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 4 February, 2011 - 15:05
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Don't worry I'll be getting as many pictures as I can! Probably won't be me wearing the costume in the pics though- I have work tomorrow and don't want to get the costume all post-work smelly XD

by Fables on Saturday, 5 February, 2011 - 02:06
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dem bat wings! <3 so cute and small :3 oh how i'd love to wear headphones normally with those on xD

by CharlotteLuna on Tuesday, 8 February, 2011 - 11:45
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Haha thankyou ^^, I'm actually had the same thought and am hoping that the haedphones I attach them too will still be usable XD

by Fables on Tuesday, 8 February, 2011 - 12:41
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the batwings and hat are so cute! <3

by Saffron on Tuesday, 15 February, 2011 - 18:51
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The bangs look fine the way you've cut them ^^ and have you tried going to Marks and Spencers for a multiway bra? There's an excellent selection that go all the way up to g/GG cup and 44 back. (I work there in Lingerie so I know ^^;; I'm not plugging, just thought it might help etc etc)

by Saffron on Wednesday, 23 March, 2011 - 21:43
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I actually was thinking M&S, I was mainly worried about how much it would cost... In that case it might make my life a lot easier, thaks a lot hun! ^^,

by Fables on Wednesday, 23 March, 2011 - 22:05
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You're welcome! It's about £14-16 I think for one =3

by Saffron on Friday, 25 March, 2011 - 18:33
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I love the dress! And your smile. And all the little details..
You're such a cute Teto!

by Drachryn on Friday, 29 April, 2011 - 17:10
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Faaaabulous! ^_^
Umm what happened to the lace gloves..?

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 29 April, 2011 - 19:09
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@Drachryn: Thankyou! That's really sweet of you to say :)
@Ranma: Believe it or not, I forgot to take them ¬_¬ There's always something I forget X(
I still have them though, I'll find a use for them :)

by Fables on Friday, 29 April, 2011 - 19:29
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Naww, I thought that would be the reason. ^^ Well theres always next time.

btw I like the way you put footless tights with the dress, looks really good. And I like the jacket combo as well for when it gets a bit chilly. Stylish And practical! ;)

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 29 April, 2011 - 20:54
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Damnit girl, you so beautiful! <3

by Saffron on Friday, 29 April, 2011 - 21:59
 

To-Do List

Order WigHighComplete
DressHighComplete
ShoesMediumComplete
Modify Batwing HeadphonesMediumComplete
Buy HeadphonesMediumComplete
Pattern and ToileMediumComplete
White BowLowComplete
Black LegginsLowComplete
Buy and Modify Lace GlovesLowComplete
Tiny Top HatLowComplete
PocketsLowComplete
Make Tutu/UnderskirtLowPlanned

Shopping List

Wig£31.17Bought
.5m White Lace Trim (Tophat)£0.24Bought
Black Leggins£3.00Bought
Black Lace Gloves£3.50Bought
2.5m White Lace (Skirt)£1.22Bought
1.2m White Lining (Skirt)£2.14Bought
.2m Black Lining (Back)£0.35Bought
.4m Black Lining (Pockets)£0.71Bought
.6m Black Lining (Front)£1.07Bought
Headphones£9.95Bought
2x Mini Boxes (Tophat)£0.70Bought
46cm Zip (Dress)£1.80Bought
1.2m Black Polycotton (Skirt)£2.70Bought
.2m Black Polycotton (Back)£0.45Bought
.6m Black Polycotton (Front)£1.35Bought
.4m Black Polycotton (Pockets)£0.90Bought
2m Black Satin Ribbon (Back)£1.10Bought
1.5 Black Satin Ribbon (Neck)£0.52Bought
2m White Satin Ribbon (Waist)£1.30Bought
.7m White Satin (Bow)£1.39Bought
2x Craft Foam (Wings)£1.58Bought
.3m White Polyester (Bow V.2)£0.66Bought
Total£67.80

Journal

Cutting it ever so close... (Posted 28th March 2011)

Well, I've been working on the dress for the most part of the past two days and I can now safely say it looks like a dress, which is great. Now I just need to add a zipper and the details!
I might or might not get paid on Wednesday, so whether or not this dress wil have embellishments depends on that, but other than that, I'm feeling positive! Oh, and for further confusion, I have made the necklane a sweetheart one! The back is still low, but who cares! If people don't like my crzy backfat rolls then tough XD
Also, headphones are almost done, just need to sew on my bobby pins that I'm using the attach them to my wig. Same for the tiny hat :)

Neckline (Posted 23rd March 2011)

Can you believe that I Keep making more and more work for myself? Now I can't decide whether I like the neckline of this dress =/ I don't think the halter neck would look good on a girl of my size so I'm having second thoughts about it, and thinking I might change it to a straight cut, with thin ribbon straps. This will keep me fairly covered, as well as hide my bra straps- I can't find a nice bra, in the right size, that is of good quality, that has hidden or multiway straps, so I'm going for comfy support instead now.
I'll be working how much fabric I need to buy to remake my bodice at some point today, and then buying the fabric and lining and making it tomorrow. I also still need to buy the tulle for my underskirt, that I'm making from Ranma1/2's tutorial.

Fringe! (Posted 15th March 2011)

I've just cut the fringe of my wig and I'm really unsure about it... Gah as if I just potentially ruined this costume :(

Headphonnnes (Posted 9th March 2011)

My headphones are here, yaay! This means that I'm noce again ready to work on this costume! And hopefully get it complete now too :D

Poof! (Posted 5th March 2011)

Also, rather than buying a petti, I decided to use Ranma 1/2's tutu tutorial to give this dress some poof! It'll be made of white net and will be just slightly shorter than the dress itself, so it isn't as visible as Ranma 1/2's finished product, but hopefully still effective!

Headphones! (Posted 5th March 2011)

I can stop moaning! I finally bought my headphones to attach the wingies toooo!
The dress is currently shoved under my cosplay desk awaiting progress... I'm sorry to anyone waiting for progress, but I totally lost steam for this!

I promise it'll get done for Kita though, just only when I feel like it!

Shoes (Posted 14th February 2011)

I decided it was time to get a pic of the shoes I planned to wear for this costume, but I couldn't find them. I was going to use my plain blakc suede heels that I wore for Zatanna because even though they kill my feet, they're gorgeous! But I can't find them anywhere ;__;
However whilst looking, I did find these cute black and white ones. They're a little cuter than my original choice, and less sexy, but the black and white colours match the theme and colour scheme still so I'll be using these instead... I don't even remember why I bought these lol!

Bow! (Posted 8th February 2011)

Just a quick note, the bow on the back of this dress is now done. It's super squishy and filled with wadding, which is great :P
Tomorrow I think I'll do the skirt. I'm leaving the fornt of the dress 'til last because I'm dreading it XD Plus I still need to think about how to supposrt my lovely big breasts XD

Getting There.. (Posted 7th February 2011)

We're getting there, slowly but surely!
Today I made the back panel of the dress. ^^,
I will admit it took a lot longer than I anticipated it would, but that's because I had to figure out the lining and it did confuse me momentarily lol.
What I plan to do now is take the rest to college with me and stay behind as late as I can. Thier sewing machines are stronger than mine (mine keeps clunking scarily) and the tables are much bigger and easier to work on- obviously an advantage when I have to cut out the big skirt panels!
So, fingers crossed this dress will be done by the end of the week.
Now, headphones. On magnet headphones, ontop of the earpiece, there is usually and inverted 'U' piece of metal (see attached piccy) that you wrap a coloured wire around. I'm having trouble finiding a pair of headphones with this on D: So right now I'm a bit stuck with them. Lets not forget as well, the earpiece needs to be flat so I can paint the magnet design onto it!!

Small Development (Posted 4th February 2011)

I'm sorry for the Spammage guys orz
But I keep thinking of little ways to improve this costume! My newest revelation is, lining it. Okay, so that isn't really a big deal but my idea was to line the majority of the dress in black BUT do the skirt in white! Not only will it be more comfortable but it also will add to the monochrome contrast of the costume- especially if you see the white when I'm sitting down or something. Plus I can add a little lace trim into the seam for extra cuteness~

...What do you think?

Update~ (Posted 2nd February 2011)

Well I haven't said anything for a couple of days so you probably deserve a quick update on this costume! I have been working on it albiet slowly, due to college stuff getting in the way. (Nah I'm lying, we just got an Xbox again so I'm addicted to Fallout New Vegas lol.)
Since my last journal, I've taken a leap and finally ordered my wig! Can't wait till it arrives but even when it does, I'm not taking the pigtails out of the bag til the con- I can't risk this wig messing up like my Miku one did since I insisted on wearing it just casually XD
I've made my top hat out of craft foam, and it's looking cute~ It's not brilliant but it's a first try and I'm pretty proud of it. I even made a tutorial here- http://lady-fuz-lin.deviantart.com/#/d38cs0v
I also made my 'Batwings' for my headphones- A pretty neat trick when you have no headphones to attach them to XD These were craft foam and perspex and were actually a lot of fun to make. I will have photos and another tutorial hopefully at the weekend~
Finally, I've also started cutting out my fabric to make everything. I started with the patch pockets since they're quick and simple, and as soon as I'm in the mood again (probably Friday/Saturday) I'll have pics of that and with any luck my finished skirt too!
So all in all, it's going pretty well~ ^^,~

Patterns and Pockets (Posted 27th January 2011)

Well, I toiled up my modified pattern yesterday and I'm pleased to announce it worked! So either today or tommorrow (Firday) I'll be buying the black fabric and making the main body of this dress for real. I still need to decide how to sew the bra into it (what with it being halter-necked) but all in all I'm pleased with how my modifed pattern worked.

Alos, in today's pattern cutting session we're learning basic pockets. They're surprisingly simple so I did joke that I'd be putting pockets in all of my creations from now on, but I don't think that's far from the truth... So to test this out I'm going to make a sample pocket and see if it works on one of the dress' skirt panels. If it does, it will make my life of carrying stuff around so much easier XD

I would have photos, but my camera is unfortunately missing :( I'll try and find it A.S.A.P though...

Shoes, Patterns & Make-Up (Posted 18th January 2011)

I've been thinking about this costume a lot recently, and have decided that I will be making it myself from a pattern I'm doing myself.
Like all of my patterns, I'm modifying it from a basic bodice pattern made to my measuremants. The plan is to make a halter-neck bodice that stops at the hip, and add a skirt made out 6 or 8 panels of fabric. The panels are wide to allow for 'poof' that will be supplied by either a petticoat or a tulle underskirt. It's my first time making a pattern like this so I'll probably make a Toile out of Calico first.

As for the shoes, I'm going to re-use my heels I wore for Zatanna. They're plain black and faux-suede, so they're simple enough to match my dress, and if need be I can add white ribbon to keep the theme consistent. I wanted to upload a photo of the shoes so you can see but I can't find my camera anywhere *sadface*

Finally, I think I've decided to wear make up for this. I'll have pink nails to match my hair, and pink emphasis on my eyes. Eyeliner, too, maybe, but I want to look fairly simple and I'm not going for an overly sexy look- just pretty and feminine :)

Design (Posted 18th November 2010)

Just so anyone interested knows, I can't find an official art for this, so it'll be my own design based of existing 'Magnets'.

I already have the design, just need to get around to scanning it!