|Time Taken :||4 hours?|
|So, I've been watching this anime, I havn't read the manga and to be honest I'd never heard of it. I love zombie stuff so thats why I started watching it.|
Marikawa is fast becoming one of my favourites and I feel the need to cosplay her so I can be stupid all day long and not feel bad about it.
The only obstacles right now are:
Wig: We have a long blonde wig here, it was used for Venus, but I'd much rather a shorter wig for it. It wont be as accurate but by god long wigs are annoying.
Boobs: I've a fairly decent chest anyway, but Marikawas are HUGE! and I wouldn't feel right cosplaying her without a mahoosive chest. SO! I got myself an F cup bra! I'm normaly a C-D cup so thats alot of space to fill up. I'll need to create some padding to go into the bra and Junta already has some "chiken fillets" from his Venus cosplay that I think may be usefull.
I already had the shirt, everyone has a white shirt. So I got some bias binding from Boyes in a light grey and I'll be adding buttons to the shirt to make it do up all the way. I scored a long black shirt to modify from a charity shop for £3.99! and I have some flat black shoes anyway. I know her shoes are brown, but unless I get lucky and find some cheap ones. I'll be using what I have.
This should be a comfy cosplay....apart from the chest...which may get heavy!
|Salvage Juntas Venus wig into a shorter version of Marikawas style||High||Complete|
|Sew bias binding onto shirt||High||Complete|
|get red ribbon for wig and shirt||High||Complete|
|Make padding for massive bra||High||Complete|
|shortless nude tights||£1.00||Bought|
|possibly brown shoes if they are cheap||£0.00||To Buy|
skirt (Posted 8th August 2010)
This photo is a bit pants but it shows that I did actually rip the skirt properly. Since it was so pants I put it here rather than on the main photo page.
Finished wig and some bits (Posted 5th August 2010)
So I finished the wig today, like I said I'm going for comfort over accuracy for the first time ever. The wig is not the right length at all it just comes past my shoulders but I don't care because I dont want a massive wig for this run. Eventually, I'll make it accurate.
Hell, if I'm going to do her chest accuratly you can give me a break on the wig at least!
I also modified the skirt today and added the rip up the side. I've washed my white shirt ready for applying bias binding and then I need to do the booby stuffing!
pictures to follow!
wig (Posted 4th August 2010)
So Junta gave me permission to salvage his Venus wig. The man doesn't respect his wigs! the thing was tangled to hell.
Anyway, I wanted to have a wig for Marikawa, but I don't want it to be as long as hers for now, not until I can get myself a wig thats easier to handle than the ones we used for the scouts. So I have cut it far shorter than her hair actually is. The wig end will fall just past my shoulders and even though it's not accurate I'd rather not have the damn wig flying about tangling up and being a pain.
Comfort over accuracy for this one. I'll do her accuratly someday but not for Ame!
I'm currently waiting for the wig end to dry, the part I've put into the mini ponytail at the end I decided to spray with loads of hair spray and some hair glue to help keep it in shape and to make the ends look nicer....it's taking a while to dry. So once thats done, I can style the rest of the wig and take some pictures.