Costume :Hatsune Miku (RETIRED)
Variant :Sandplay
Source :Vocaloid
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Minami Con 17 (2011)

Costume Photos

Worn at Minamicon







Costume Information

Cost : £49 ... and hopefully that's the last of it..
Time Taken : a week roughly

I am hopefully gonna aim to make this cosplay before the end of this year as my friend is cosplaying as Gakupo (xXSylentiumxX) - I said it'll be an honor to join her as Miku ^^ Plus I've wanted to cosplay as a Vocaloid character for a while but never really had much motivation to make one of these early... now I do XD It's gonna be slightly tough in terms of time and money but *fingers crossed* I'll get there

Update 03/12/10

Decided to get some photos in the snow with my aristocrat Gakupo (xXSylentiumxX) as it was a some what once in year opportunity ^^ ... though there were two problems - one it was freezing and two cos it was soo cold I could barely notice my hat had slid off but it was worth it ... even though I got the sick the next day -_-

Update 07/04/11

RETIRED - Simply because this cosplay was destroyed in the wash and I felt the bodice coulda been constructed a bit better ..


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OMG i can't wait to see this!!~ serious!
i'm really wanting to do this version but have no idea where to start~ :'D
I've started leaning toward luka's version recently though x'D
This is going to look so amazing!~ looking forward to progress~ x3

by LemonPanda on Sunday, 17 October, 2010 - 16:19
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Lol it took me a while for me to figure out how to do this ^^;; Hopefully I'll get started with it late this month or next month ... and OMG! Luka's design is soo beautiful ^^ I wouldn't mind wearing this again if you are gonna go for it! she would suit you as well ^^ I was considering to do Rin's sandplay design... ^^;

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 21 October, 2010 - 15:12
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Oh wow. I love the sandplay outfits. You will look so good in this. Can't wait to see your progress ^_^

by Ayame on Thursday, 21 October, 2010 - 23:29
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Looking great! This'll be awesome!

by DuskatNight on Tuesday, 23 November, 2010 - 19:00
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Thank you! ^^ The bottom part is giving me soo many problems >.< but I will complete this!

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 23 November, 2010 - 22:40
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wow this is lookin amazin so far!

by InfiniteJester on Thursday, 25 November, 2010 - 20:45
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o wow its done! it looks so pretty!

by InfiniteJester on Friday, 3 December, 2010 - 20:16
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OMG it looks amazing * 3* the wig looks gorgeous~
The costume looks SO well made its really pretty 0 30
i love this~ you both look so great here!!!~ :3

by LemonPanda on Friday, 3 December, 2010 - 21:19
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So prettyyyyyy!!!
Sandplay is the perfect costume choice for the snow, and you and Gakupo just look so pretty and cute in it~!

by CrystalNeko on Friday, 3 December, 2010 - 21:23
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justhewaydrmademe - thank you ^^

Lemonpanda - yes I finally achieved a Vocaloid cosplay!! XD Thank you soo much and yeah I love my Miku wig - wish I coulda cut the fringe for accuracy but didn't have the heart to ^^;;

Crystelneko - haha it's what I thought too -^^- I just had to take the advantage whilst there was snow even though I did risk getting a fever (which I did LOL) and aww I'll be sure to tell my Gakupo - she'll be soo happy to hear that -^^-


by Pandora-Chi on Saturday, 4 December, 2010 - 14:02
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You look so pretty and the wig is gorgeous~! *-* it seems that there are loads of Vocaloid cosplays but not many sandplay versions or maybe I've not looked around much xD

by Clover-tan on Friday, 25 February, 2011 - 18:11
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Thank you very much and yeah I love my wig! ^o^ there are loads of Vocaloid cosplays but I do prefer to cosplay as the ones that aren't so well known - Sandplay isn't a common one as far as I know so no worries there ^_~ Hopefully gonna wear this for minamicon ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Friday, 25 February, 2011 - 22:20
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aw such a shame this is retired :(

by InfiniteJester on Wednesday, 4 May, 2011 - 16:54
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Awww thank you Kila but yeah it's a shame - after going through the wash, parts of it were a little destroyed :( but it was lovely wearing it whilst it lasted ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 5 May, 2011 - 00:55

To-Do List

Top half HighComplete
Lower skirt HighComplete
Bustle skirtLowComplete


Purple gems (Posted 30th November 2010)

Oh gosh another thing I almost missed out - the embellishments at the front! >.< as you can see due to some accuracy issues, I glued tiny pieces of embellishments to the front of the garment below the purple trimming and on the hat using a pair of tiny tweezers! I'm stupid not to do this before for those fiddly bits XD Now I believe the outfit to be almost complete - just gotta take some photos god knows when... ^^;;

emblem (Posted 24th November 2010)

Ooopsie almost forgot one detail... was so godamn distracted to do the bustle that I over looked the pattern on Miku's bodice...^^;; anyways before officially calling it a day on this, I drew the pattern out on bondaweb which then was transferred to some gold painted (didnt have gold fabric) cotton... it wasn't easy going round the curves without fearing of the entire thing ripping...

Bustle skirt (Posted 23rd November 2010)

That's 6 layers of netting and 3 layers of gathered taffeta - each piece 3ms - this thing took me like three days cos it was soo annoying whenever the thread kept snapping hence I had to start all over again with the ruffles URGH!! >.< ... bit hard to tell in the image but it's epic! ... but kinda makes my ass look huge.. LOL ^^;;;

Bodice with sleeves! (Posted 23rd November 2010)

This has taken me longer than expected... 2 1/2m of taffeta ruffles are my enemy! ¬¬

Bodice... (Posted 19th November 2010)

so after a few days tweaking with the bodice in terms of its panels, ribbon lacing and trimmings, this was the result... The purple trimmings did go a bit wrong as I had to dye about 4m of white trimming to this colour... coulda been a bit darker the colour but eh! wil have to do XD I really should consider putting interfacing in it despite what the instructions say to thicken it but I'll see what I feel after making the sleeves...

Hat materials ... starto! (Posted 14th October 2010)

Can't believe I'm actually doing this cosplay - it was supposed to be one for the far future now instead got the end of Nov this year to make it ^^;;;

UPDATE 23/11/10

Ok this was supposed to be for the end of Nov but due to some circumstances not sure what event to wear it to now... I hope to get it finished seeing how far I've gotten with it!

Sandplay ref (Posted 13th October 2010)

Annoying how it's only the one image at the front so I'm gonna have to do some 'improvising' and guessing games for the back XD