Jenivere
 


Costume :Nabi and Doki
Source :There She Is
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2011


Costume Photos

At MCM Expo October 2013

Nabi Remade

Doki Remade

THE PROPOSAL!

Complete at MCM May 2011

Nabi Headpiece DONE!

Doki Headpiece Complete!

Nabi Head Progress 5

Nabi Head Progress 4

Nabi Head Progress 3

Nabi Head Progress 2

Reference 1 - Doki and Nabi

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : Too much!
Time Taken : 60 hours

Description
So cute, I'm really excited about this! I love the series (check out all 5 episodes on Newgrounds.com!) and it will be a dream come true if these turn out how I hope. It's going ok so far, a few setbacks mainly in lack of time to really knuckle down and get it done, but I'm fairly positive it's going to be ready in time for May now!

Any tips on how to make this one would be muuuuuch appreciated as I'd dearly love to spread the pro-intermarriage love :D even if my attempts to get the man into the costume do turn out as a parody of the first episode :p

------after completion-------

I'm so happy they're done! Not 100% pleased with the faces but it could've gone a lot worse! Any feedback would be fantastic, full photos will be taken at MCM Expo London in 9 Days time! We'll be wearing these on the Saturday, please feel free to say hi!

-----------UPDATE 2013-------------

In October 2013, I remade the costumes from scratch for the clothing and repaired the heads. While at MCM Expo, my boyfriend suggested we get a photo of the costumes and handed my phone with camera to our friend to take the picture. He then, to the surprise of both me and my friend, got on one knee and proposed. The photos of that are absolutely not staged I assure you, and we will be marrying in Spring/Summer 2015

Comments

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OMG! I didn't know anyone else had seen this awesome cartoon (except maybe fellow Newgrounds members).

This is awesome!

by PandoraCaitiff on Sunday, 13 February, 2011 - 18:35
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Hehehehe :D I've got most of the clothing now, just need to start work on the head pieces :D if it's a success, this will probably be a well re-used costume set :) I'm a big fan....I have the music to each of the episodes on my mp3 player....it makes me retardedly happy :P

by Jenivere on Monday, 14 February, 2011 - 08:48
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:)

I look forward to seeing it. If it goes well I might be persuaded to join in at future expos. I quite fancy being one of the rabbit biker gang :D

(I'm going to put it in my planned folder as a reminder!)

by PandoraCaitiff on Monday, 14 February, 2011 - 21:40

They look so good! I will hunt you down at expo, I really can't wait to see this!

by Hannah-Kiwii on Friday, 20 May, 2011 - 19:50
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Thankyou :) I'm really excited to see if we're really recognised! :P worried about the limited view range from the helmets though!

by Jenivere on Friday, 20 May, 2011 - 20:21
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OMG! You did the giant heads. Wow! *other sounds of amazement*

Cant wait to see this at expo!

by PandoraCaitiff on Monday, 23 May, 2011 - 10:52
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Mew! :D it was a bit tricky to do and I was crapping myself painting on the faces (I have since given Nabi some eyebrows) because I had no time left to fix it. I'm away now until Thursday night when my mate is picking them up to transport for me :) <3 I'm excited, but also terrified!

by Jenivere on Monday, 23 May, 2011 - 21:54

It was so lovely to meet you and your boyfriend and to get to see these costumes. It's always good to meet other TSI fans, and you did such an amazing job on these costumes! Really was a great thing to see, and it was awesome that you guys couldn't walk a few steps without getting stopped for photos!

by Hannah-Kiwii on Tuesday, 31 May, 2011 - 13:54
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Your costumes looked amazing. I was very impressed with the finished thing :)

by PandoraCaitiff on Thursday, 2 June, 2011 - 08:29
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Oh wow, brilliant job on the costumes! Loving the proportions you've given to the heads, it's exactly right!

by CrystalNeko on Thursday, 14 July, 2011 - 01:07
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This is so neat!! :D

by Ammy on Thursday, 14 July, 2011 - 04:15
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These are so cute! Must of taken ages but so worth it! They look brilliant!

by gaming_goddess on Thursday, 14 July, 2011 - 06:05
 

To-Do List

Sew pink collar to top of white shirt, and make the b#gger fit! :P MediumIn Progress

Shopping List

White jumper - x2£7.00Bought
White Skirt£3.79Bought
White fleece gloves - 2 pairs£3.98Bought
White shoes - 2 pairs£6.00Bought
Pink shirt collar£3.99Bought
White trousers£4.95Bought
Chicken wire or similar for headpieces£0.00Bought
White felt for headpieces£0.00To Buy
Total£29.71

Journal

Headpieces! (Posted 19th February 2011)

I started with some wire and the canoe helmet this morning. I've now got the basis of Nabi's headpiece done! So excited! It took a lot of work with pliers and wire cutters (I used them both so much my finger has a blister on it from them!) and a good deal of bashing, bending and generally forcing the wire to do what I wanted. I took photos of each stage for the costume album, but the one on here is the sort of half finished product at the end of today's work! Still a long way to go, but for Nabi the hard part is over! I'm hoping Doki will be easier, as I have a trick up my sleeve for her headpiece ;) watch this space!

Shoes! Tops! Shirt collar! YES! (Posted 1st February 2011)

I just found the shoes for £3 per pair, bargain! Just plain white flat shoes from *shudder* Primark. I also managed to sort the tops out by buying some white roll neck tops from work - with my staff discount this made them £3.50 each. I just need to cut off the roll necks from both.

Also managed to get a pink shirt from a charity shop for £4, the body will be too small for me but the collar is perfect so I'm thinking I'll cut off the main part of the shirt and sew the collar to the roll neck :D

Now all I need is Nabi's white trousers and a green scarf.....and then to make the headpieces.....AAAARGH! Will be starting them soon and taking progress pics throughout. Also need some white gloves, but it's looking good so far!

Helmets! Shopping lists! (Posted 31st January 2011)

My dad donated an old canoe helmet, so I'll be using this for the starting point of Nabi's headpiece. As they're expensive, the second helmet for my Doki will probably be a bicycle helmet or something like that. But I've decided to work on the Nabi head first, his cat ears and head shape are going to be the most tricky, and as my lovely boyfriend isn't here to try it on it's best his is the helmet we can easily adjust the size of.

Other than this, dad has also offered to donate glue and newspaper and help me shop for fabric and wire and help put it together. This is my first big project and I am officially TERRIFIED! But if it all goes well I'll probably be making some more adventurous costumes....

Skirt! (Posted 13th November 2010)

Found the perfect white skirt on ebay, less than £4 including delivery :) awesome! I've decided I want to try and get these finished for May 2011 MCM Expo. I'll be doing Chun Li one day, but this the other with any luck :D

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?VISuperSize&item=250724027211

Planning (Posted 11th November 2010)

I'm thinking the heads are going to be the most important part for me. I want to make fully modelled heads we can wear like helmets.

Idea 1 will be to use bike helmets as a starting point then use wire and felt to shape and cover the head and ears. My only concern is getting something that'll fit and sit comfortably for a lot of walking around, and working out how to see!

I'll probably start this sometime in December or more likely January when I have some small amounts of time off work. I'd really like to get the faces right for the costumes, and I'm terrified it'll all go horribly wrong. At least there's always the backup plan of facepaint and ears!