Fables
 


Costume :Ramona Flowers
Variant :Vol 2. Cover
Source :Scott Pilgrim
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2010


Costume Photos

Groupage

Couples <3

Ramonaaaaa

I Just Can't Get Him Out Of My Head...

Token Crazy Picture!

THEY ARE SEX BOB-OMB!

Ramona 2

Ramona 1

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £80ish
Time Taken : <10 Hours

Description
COSTUME BASICS: ~ STORE BOUGHT/MODIFIED ~

GENERAL INFO: I ended up wearing her all 3 days of London MCM Expo! She's really comfortable to wear so I had an awesome time. I was even in the giant Scott Pilgrim group, which was a lot of fun, there were two other Ramonas too :3
I still have modifications I'd like to make to this costume, since I never did get the hammer done and some of the smaller details were wrong. All in all though, I think I did a good job. It's just a shame that no-one recognised the outfit XD

SHOPPING INFO: T-Shirt, Gloves and Hoodie were from Primark. Skirt, Legwarmers and Tights were from eBay. Jerome Russell hair peroxide/bleach kit was from Savers. Doc Martens were from Chinese Laundry.

Comments

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Oh I can't wait to see this hun! I loved the film ^w^

by Littlegeeky on Tuesday, 31 August, 2010 - 14:15
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Dude why did that guy just post a link? O_o hahah! we are gonna look fabarooney shweety!

by Captain_Marvelous on Tuesday, 31 August, 2010 - 15:18
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@LG: Thanks hun! We just saw it ourselves, it's so so good XD I'm all jazzed up to get this done now!

@Ryuk: I'm in Lesbian with you!

by Fables on Wednesday, 1 September, 2010 - 12:44
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*cough* who is making your hammer?

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 2 September, 2010 - 16:31
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Me! Because I am so so good :3 Alright, I might get you to do it instead... :P

by Fables on Thursday, 2 September, 2010 - 16:39
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Which day will you be cosplaying Ramona!?
Hopefully going to be doing Roxy Richter myself on Sunday! :D

by ThisIsLisaB on Saturday, 4 September, 2010 - 20:43
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Oh noes D: Sunday is the only day i can't do her 'cos I'm committed to another group!
I will look out for you though, I love Roxy!

by Fables on Monday, 6 September, 2010 - 07:47
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Wig test pic - 80 You look absolutely ADORABLE in that pic. :D :D
I'm looking forward to seeing this for real at Expo. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 11 September, 2010 - 00:34
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Actually Steve its her real hair XD she looks shopped but hawt!

by Captain_Marvelous on Saturday, 11 September, 2010 - 09:14
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Thankyou Steve :3 I am fairly proud of that pic to be truthful- my hair isn't blue yet but it will be soon!

by Fables on Saturday, 11 September, 2010 - 18:33
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Luke..you are a lucky lucky boy! ^_^
Faye you mean you hair is cut like that? It looks Gorgeous on you. Reminds me of Kusanagi. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 11 September, 2010 - 22:17
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Yeah I've just had it done, was quite long but I fancied a change :) I'm nervous about putting the first dose of bleach on though, I've never been blonde before!

Oooh, Kusanagi? Haha don't tempt me to put more on my list! XD

by Fables on Sunday, 12 September, 2010 - 17:46
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Be carefull with that stuff. My sister had a scary moment last week when my mum tried to re-do highlights in her brown hair the night before my neices wedding. Her hair turned canary yellow for some reason! In the end mum had to do the whole lot again with another bleach and she ended up platinum blonde all over. ..Which actually she quite likes now ^_^ and really suits her, but the point is for a moment it all seemed to be going horribly wrong.
I hope yours goes ok.

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 14 September, 2010 - 13:31
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Yeah I'm getting an experienced friend to do it for me so I don't do it wrong XD I'm gonna play it safe and have a ginger period for about 4 weeks before I peroxide it again to make it light enough for the blue. I'm hoping that when I'm 'blonde' blonde, i'll like it enough that every few weeks i can wash out my colour and work on re-strengthening my hair, so fingers crossed all goes well! Although i quite like the sound of canary yellow... hrmm..

by Fables on Wednesday, 15 September, 2010 - 12:17
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Your makeup really looks good on you hun! ^^
<3 stunner!

by Bambi. on Sunday, 24 October, 2010 - 10:22
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Thanx for letting me touch your hair - it's so sooooooooft ^_^

And sorry the nasty Darth Maul was so scary and mean to you on sunday. :P

I'm really looking forward to meeting up with you guys again, at ThoughtBubble. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 6 November, 2010 - 23:28
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this shoot looked like it was sooo much fun :D

by Limegreenjelly on Sunday, 7 November, 2010 - 10:39
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Beautiful Ramona, seriously <3 I love it ^^

by Saffron on Wednesday, 10 November, 2010 - 23:20
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Awww thank you :3 I felt a bit self conscious in this one so it's good to know it's not that bad!

by Fables on Thursday, 11 November, 2010 - 13:03
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I always feel very concious in skirts >< but you really pull her look off and I really admire that you dyed your own hair for it. *is a hair dye addict myself* x3

by Saffron on Thursday, 11 November, 2010 - 16:43
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Well all the other Ramonas were really thin and it did make me feel a bit low. Still, I had a good laugh in the group! Dying my own hair was a lot of fun! I really like this colour now too so I think I'm keeping it now X3

by Fables on Thursday, 11 November, 2010 - 17:45
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I know exactly how you feel, I always remind myself that I worked just as hard on my cosplay; it looks awesome and I look good. I'll say it again, you look really good in the cosplay and don't let anyone make you think otherwise!
Good on you keeping that hair colour, it's awesome X3 My hair is pink/blue/brown, I'd make it like Ramona's but I'd probably get fired! XD

by Saffron on Monday, 29 November, 2010 - 20:20
 

To-Do List

Hair DyeeeeeHighComplete
Cut HairHighComplete
Buy a SkirtHighComplete
Sub-Space Bag!MediumComplete
Modify Said SkirtMediumComplete
T ShirtMediumComplete
Buy New Black Boots!MediumComplete
Decorate Hoody with Stripes!LowComplete
Pink Tights & Blue LegwarmersLowComplete
Buy Black or Blue HoodyLowComplete
AccessoriesLowComplete
Trim the SkirtLowPlanned

Shopping List

Pink Tights£4.49Bought
New Doc Martens£25.00Bought
Thread & Fabrics for Bag£16.68Bought
Blue Legwarmers£4.69Bought
T-Shirt£3.00Bought
Skirt Dye£3.49Bought
Navy Blue Hoodie£6.00Bought
Blue Dye x2£10.98Bought
Peroxide (x2)£2.00Bought
New Skirt£5.00Bought
Total£81.33

Journal

ReCon (Posted 24th October 2010)

Well, I wore my semi-finished Ramona to ReCon and managed to get a couple of photos. All in all I really like it, and I think I'm doing really well (not being big headed or anything though XD)

I have however, just realised I've forgotten something ~__~ Her necklace of string and that she has a real belt! What I'll have to do is source these from things I already own, so it won't be 100% accurate but it's better than nothing!

Back On Track (Posted 7th October 2010)

Well, I've been away from Cosplay for a while because life and money have been gettig in the way! Buuuut, I've gotten back into it and I'm proud to say Ramona is probably 70% done now. All that's left is the props and some slight modifications, so I'm very positive about her!

I should be putting up more info about props in the next week or so, but no promises ;)

Bag Part 3 (Posted 13th September 2010)

I made another strip of gray fabric, roughly 2 or 3 inches wide. This is the bottom of thr bag, so it's gotta be sturdy!

I loosly hand-stitched both circles to this, so I can go over it on the machine later. This is also measured to accurately fit around the zip, so everything will be nice and even!

Bag Part 2 (Posted 13th September 2010)

I loosly hand-stitched through the lining and the bag itself, around the foam circle, to make one side of the bag. It's actually sturdier than I thought! I left a lot of excess on the sides, so that I can easily sew on the strap and the middle section (including the zip) later.

Bag Part 1 (Posted 13th September 2010)

Well, I bought all of the materials for the bag today, and started to work on it. I'm going for the film versoin, but I couldn't find any of that greeny-grey fabric it's actually made of- it was either very very green, or gray. So I picked Gray. I think it's cotton drill, I'm not sure lol!
Anyways, I got a piece of craft foam and cut it into a circle. I used this to cut a circle of gray fabric for the outside, but also a circle of darker gray for the lining. Inbetween the lining and the foam, I've also popped in some wadding to give it some softness inside :)

Hair Phase 1 (Posted 10th September 2010)

I cut it off :3
It isn't a very clear photo, but basically it's about an inch or so longer than it should be. I'm going to colour it (starting next week), then trim it closer to the date, to get rid of the frazzled dead ends.
It takes some getting used to but i think I really like it this length :3

Moar Stuff (Posted 9th September 2010)

I bought my hoodie today!~ It's a dark navy but it's PLAIN! So it should be okay :) I'm going to add the stripes on Monday/Tuesday when I get around to buying some white bias tape.

Getting my hair cut tommorrow, and the dying starts next week, so fingers croseed for that :D

T-Shirt (Posted 6th September 2010)

I bought my T-Shirt today!!
I admit, it isn't as brown as I'd like- it's very much a Burgundy colour- but the trouble I envisioned myself having finding a brown shirt with yellow text on like Ramona's was easily avoided in buying this one. I chose it because the text is the right colour and also in the right place. Since you can't actually see what the shirt says in any of my references, I figured I'd get away with it!

Also, it's a man's size, so it's longer than it should be. But, I can either tuck it in, or just let it hang naturally and see which I A) Feel comfortable in and B) Looks more appropriate.

Skirt (Posted 6th September 2010)

This is the skirt I just won on eBay. It's a size 20, so should fit.... Hopefully. If not, our New Look sale store has some denim skirts so I can always try there instead. Then I'll just modify it by adding a pink stripe and the detailing!