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I handmade this costume, and bought the wig pre-styled but did add some minor changes to it myself such as cutting the fringe.
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.
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.
|Modify Batwing Headphones||Medium||Complete|
|Pattern and Toile||Medium||Complete|
|Buy and Modify Lace Gloves||Low||Complete|
|Tiny Top Hat||Low||Complete|
|.5m White Lace Trim (Tophat)||£0.24||Bought|
|Black Lace Gloves||£3.50||Bought|
|2.5m White Lace (Skirt)||£1.22||Bought|
|1.2m White Lining (Skirt)||£2.14||Bought|
|.2m Black Lining (Back)||£0.35||Bought|
|.4m Black Lining (Pockets)||£0.71||Bought|
|.6m Black Lining (Front)||£1.07||Bought|
|2x Mini Boxes (Tophat)||£0.70||Bought|
|46cm Zip (Dress)||£1.80||Bought|
|1.2m Black Polycotton (Skirt)||£2.70||Bought|
|.2m Black Polycotton (Back)||£0.45||Bought|
|.6m Black Polycotton (Front)||£1.35||Bought|
|.4m Black Polycotton (Pockets)||£0.90||Bought|
|2m Black Satin Ribbon (Back)||£1.10||Bought|
|1.5 Black Satin Ribbon (Neck)||£0.52||Bought|
|2m White Satin Ribbon (Waist)||£1.30||Bought|
|.7m White Satin (Bow)||£1.39||Bought|
|2x Craft Foam (Wings)||£1.58||Bought|
|.3m White Polyester (Bow V.2)||£0.66||Bought|
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!
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.
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!
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 ;__;
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
Getting There.. (Posted 7th February 2011)
We're getting there, slowly but surely!
Small Development (Posted 4th February 2011)
I'm sorry for the Spammage guys orz
...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.)
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.
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!