CrystalNeko
 


Costume :Rin Kagamine
Variant :Synchronicity
Source :Vocaloid 02
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2010


Costume Photos

Synchronicity

Our Duet

Protection

Concept Art

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £24.80
Time Taken : 5.5hrs

Description
I love videos like Synchronicity where it holds a story and Synchronicity is an amazing example, plus I'm a sucker for duets or ensembles! There were lots of characters I wanted to cosplay from this video but in the end I chose Rin because she was the easiest to do quickly and I'd have the wig anyway for future Rin cosplays!!

Videos:
Part 1: Looking for you in the Sky
Part 2: Paradise of Light and Shadow
Part 3: N/A

Costs:
2m White cotton £4
Black chiffon off-cuts £1.20
2m White crushed taffeta £9.96
Chiffon off-cuts £1.20
2m white string £0.46
3m yellow string £0.69
White shoes £6.99

I made the dress ages ago but for my Don't Say "Lazy" Azusa (K-On!) dress, however that cosplay never happened so I was able to alter it for Rin! I just cut up a slit along the back, hemmed it, added in a zip at the back, sewed on the ruffles along the bodice and voila, quick and easy dress all done!

The underskirt was all crushed taffeta with an elasticated waistband because you wouldn't see it anyway. It makes it easier to slip on and off.

I wear my petticoat that I made to add extra poof to the dress!

White straps were added to the dress along with an armband which is just white string sewed together with the zig zag stitch. The anklets were made the same way and have Das clay on them for the gems.

Headband was from Claires and the bows were made from cotton offcuts with wire inside to hold their shape.

Wig was originally long and curly but I cut and layered it to shoulder length.

Shoes are from www.pricelessshoes.co.uk so that I don't have to wander around bare feet everywhere.

Nail varnish is from a brand called 2true, awwh yeah, I'm cheap! I don't really need expensive nail varnish tbh!

Comments

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I'LL SAVE YOU LITTLE SIS!!

Just kidding, i don't like dragons O_o;
Anyway seriously can't wait for this you'll be so cute~
Btw do you want me to make your necklace too?
Cause then they'll match and i have the wire already ;D

by Dusttee on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 22:11
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YAY Cant wait to do this WITH YOU for DEFO this time xD

by Solaria on Saturday, 5 June, 2010 - 10:21

Ima making len version soon haha =w=

cant wait to see this nyan

by on Monday, 14 June, 2010 - 09:53
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X.X *is dead* I'm sorry I can't help you from the dragon :( Costume is going to look stunning though

by Combustible Lime on Monday, 14 June, 2010 - 10:12
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EEEEE, can't wait to see this. It's so pretttttyyyyy 8D

by MadameLapin on Monday, 6 September, 2010 - 21:51
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:D i look forward to seeing this so much! I LOVE her design x3!

by Enchanting_ELK on Monday, 6 September, 2010 - 23:30
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Awww this outfit is super pretty ^^ the 'bunny like ears' are cute ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 26 October, 2010 - 22:49
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Rin is my favourite vocaloid, so looking forward to seeing this ^^
Such a cute outfit!

by TheStarlightFairy on Wednesday, 27 October, 2010 - 16:59
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Soooo pretteeeeeey. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 - 23:59
 

To-Do List

Buy fabricHighComplete
Make dressHighComplete
Make underskirtHighComplete
Make rufflesMediumComplete
Chiffon scarfMediumComplete
NecklaceLowComplete
Make ankletsLowComplete
Make headbandLowComplete
Buy/Style wigLowComplete
White hairgripsLowComplete

Shopping List

2m White crushed taffeta£9.96Bought
Chiffon off-cuts£1.20Bought
2m white string£0.46Bought
3m yellow string£0.69Bought
White shoes£6.99Bought
2m White cotton£4.00Bought
Total£23.30

Journal

Headband (Posted 26th October 2010)

I look like I have bunny ears! Awwwwh.

Sewed two shapes the same then stuffed some wire in them then twisted them around a thin headband I bought from Claires. They sometimes flop down so I have to keep an eye on them.

Time Taken: 1hr?? - I've been working on the anklets, straps and stuff as well

Shoes! (Posted 18th October 2010)

I bought some and they are lovely <3

They're only 3.5" high as well, which is what I normally wear whenever I wear heels so they'll be easy to walk in x)

I love shoes, and I love heels~ Bargain price as well! AND THEY'RE NOT PATENT (I hate patent shoes).
Bought from www.pricelessshoes.co.uk
(Also bagged myself some lovely warm fuzzy boots which I am wearing now. That piece of information was completely irrelevant but I love them and I'm known for going off on tangents anyway herpderp)

Wiiiig (Posted 12th September 2010)

Is cut and styled! 8D

I should give it a final hot water treatment really. But it's too late for that now XD

It's all lovely and brushed and layered though. Have a picture!

Time Taken: 10-20mins

P.S. It's not actually platinum blonde. That's just my shoddy webcam, I can't be bothered to get my camera out because I'd only have to use flash anyway. That or you'll get a tinted orange photo if I don't use flash.

Ruffles (Posted 3rd September 2010)

Ruffles are doooone~~~

I look like a dork yes.

Time Taken: 1hr

Lololol Watashi wa baka desu~~~ (Posted 2nd September 2010)

I am an idiot lalalalaaa 8'D

Why am I an idiot? Because I cut out separate panels for the underskirt because I thought this was the only way to do it. This makes the lines not go completely downwards. Then as I was sewing it, I had a little PING in my head and facepalmed myself. I should have pleated it... I had enough fabric for it... But I didn't do it. If I had pleated it then the lines would all be facing downwards like it should, ahhhh don't you hate those sudden epiphanies when they're just too late? I know I do ;P
I blame my idiocy on the fact that I'm really rather ill at the moment deeerp *excuses excuses*

Not going to redo it though, taffeta is not cheap stuff and it's an underskirt so only a small section at the back will be seen. It just bugs my perfectionist ways looool~

Recognize the dress? It's my Azu-nyan (K-On!) Don't Say "Lazy" dress that I started making but stopped because the group never happened. I figured the dress was perfect as a base and I'm probably not going to ever cosplay the Don't Say "Lazy" version of Azu-nyan when I'm working on Mio, so destroy it for Rin instead! 8D If I change my mind I can always unpick the ruffles off the dress, sew up the back, etc to turn it back into Azu-nyan, there's not much difference really.
I washed the fabric and hadn't bothered ironing it yet so will do that at some point...

The bodice still needs to be fitted, it was pinned to the top I was wearing for picture purposes! Everything needs to be hemmed too, including the underskirt. Will do that... later.

Probably going to finish off the main part of the dress soon-ish. I wanted to work on my Simon (TTGL) cosplay because the fabric for the shorts had arrived... But there was white thread in the machine already and I thought if I don't make Rin now then I'll end up turning it into a rush job LOL.

For the record:
Crushed taffeta was bought from www.cheapfabrics.co.uk
Black chiffon was bought from my friend Gwennie, but I'm assuming she got it at the Fancy Silk Stores in Birmingham, they have everything there XD

Still need to buy some yellow... stuff... for the string thingies. I don't know what to use. I don't want to use ribbon, it doesn't look shiny XD Unless they have matte ribbon in my local fabric shop in which case I'm there! That or I'll buy that strange string thingy that I used for my Kaitou Jeanne cosplay.

Contemplating on making a second petticoat for this. We'll see, depends on time because petticoats takes me absolutely ages to make!!

I don't know whether that progress picture makes me look like a giant or a midget... ... ...
I'm just going to shut up now. I talk too much.

Time Taken: 3hrs