|Cost :||Too much!|
|Time Taken :||60 hours|
|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
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!
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
|Sew pink collar to top of white shirt, and make the b#gger fit! :P||Medium||In Progress|
|White jumper - x2||£7.00||Bought|
|White fleece gloves - 2 pairs||£3.98||Bought|
|White shoes - 2 pairs||£6.00||Bought|
|Pink shirt collar||£3.99||Bought|
|Chicken wire or similar for headpieces||£0.00||Bought|
|White felt for headpieces||£0.00||To Buy|
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
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!