Kida
Atlantis (Disney)

Cosplayer: FuriePhoenix

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

10th May 2012: Underwear So... I'm being extra because I'm like that lol. In the film when they go to see the in-scriptures that are underwater, she takes off her sarong/skirt and is wearing matching blue bikini briefs. So that's what I'm doing so I get a nice line under the skirt and so I feel more accurate in costume and comfortable.

The pic is from the ebay seller, but these are the ones I got. Their the brand FatFace so their a really good make and for only £4.49! Bargain considering FatFace aren't cheap by any means!!

1st May 2012: fabric sample Okay, so re looking at the images I have of her, it seems her skirt fabric color seems to change ever so slightly from being ever so slightly darker in shade of blue to the same shade of blue as the top.

So I have a few possible choices for the skirt fabric, but i found this lighter fabric which I really like the look of online. I have messaged the seller asking for a sample so I can see if it will work for the skirt. SEE PICTURE.
It's Sky Blue Bengaline Stretch Fabric at £2.50 per metre with an additional 60p for postage. I'm gonna get some samples if I can of the other shades to see in person and then make a choice... I know I dont have much longer to get this finished, and to be honest I'm actually bricking about getting this and Vidia done in time... if I do it will be a miracle!

26th April 2012: necklace and wig Firstly, My wig was shipped off yesterday a few hours after I purchased it!! So I'm hoping with those extra few days, it will arrive in time! *fingers crossed*

Now.... the necklace... *SEE PHOTO* This is the necklace I will be buying for Kida's crystal necklace, now I know it isn't perfect but its the closest I can find to hers, it will just look like it's always glowing ^_^ I'm going to edit it a bit, and take off the side charms beside it, and I'll probably use something to cover the top and paint it the contrasting color it's meant to be (silver or gold? It seems to change every time i see a pic of her)

So yeah... though it's a a Naruto one its the right shape for Kida's and I'm gonna go with it as its relatively cheap. Why does that shape necklace have to be sooooooo hard to find!!?? Of course if anyone finds one even better than this, please link me in a PM or something!

25th April 2012: wig bought Just purchased the white wig shown in my photos section. Though its now a case of worry like crazy that it will turn up in time, same goes for my Vidia wig.

On the 'confirmed payment' page it says that it could turn up anytime between May 11th and 29TH!!!!! When I need it for the 26th!! Oh boy.... really hope it turns up in time if not it will be a re wear session throughout Expo this time round!

EEP!

20th April 2012: top MOCK UP So, after looking at my top mock up again, I've decided I'm going to attach clear strap to it so it holds in place better and I can feel more secure in the top.. though I barely have a chest, I still dont feel comfortable enough to not have the extra support of clear straps lol!

I dont wanna look a trampy Kida haha! So yeah... I have clear straps laying around from various multiway bras in the past, so I can use them for this. Or I can fathom a way of attaching this top to a strapless bra that comes with the clear straps... hmmm decisions decisions

11th April 2012: Top, wig, skirt Okay, so I took another look at the bikini tops of this design again today in Primark and when I scrutinized the design, and "played" with the twist, I THINK I have figured out how to make it myself!

I'm going to buy the "invisible bra" things that are just the bra cups you can buy that like stick to your skin, and use them and get some blue fabric and make the top that way, but sewing the fabric over the cups so their sewn inside the fabric. I have figured out how to do the twist in the middle also, which I'm rather pleased with!

Now to find some fabric cheaply to make it! I do have a lot of linen in the right color for her top, ut im skeptical on whether linen would be a good choice... i dont think it will but considering I dont have that much money to play with for the next month and I still have the wig to buy- I'm thinking I'm gonna HAVE to make it with linen... at least for this first wear.

Talking of wigs, I found a good white long wig on aliexpress.com that's $20 (£12 est) for one wig, so I think what I'll do is buy 2 wigs (as i can get 2 for the price one 1 thats on ebay!), sew the wefts of one wig into the other for volume, then cut the layers into her hair and add the longer strand by making a weft or using a single weft for her bangs.

For her skirt I reckon I'll go with the fabric I put the screen cap up of, then use the light blue linen fabric for the long front sash... again not especially ideal but its all about money more than time. I'd rather get the hair right more than anything as that's her signature thing to make her recognisable... along with her facial make up

8th April 2012: Top Okay, so I'm thinking of buying a base top I found in Primark that has the right of shade of blue but the only snag is that one side of it is orange. So it would mean buying some lycra fabric to cover the orange half of the bikini top. I did find the perfect top on ebay but its a size 12 and i only need a size 8 possibly 10 depending on how generous the sizing was, so thats a no go. :(

I didn't think this would be so difficult to find! So I'm going to have to go fabric shop browsing soon for some relatively cheap lycra fabric and then pay £6 for the bikini top in Primark... which would make the top probably about £12 or so to make as i reckon i'd have to pay out about £6-£7 for a metre of lycra which sucks big time...

The pic I included is of the lycra I found on ebay but its almost £8 once you add the postage cost just for one metre which I think is too much when I probably only need about half a metre to be honest. So I need something like whats in the image, but cheaper


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Adamoluna - 7th April 2011
yay, Kida! :3 I look forward to this! :D

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FuriePhoenix - 7th April 2011
XD I'm looking forward to this too but I have NO idea when I'll do it! Definitely gotta try and get it done this year me thinks as it's quite simple.

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Pandora-Chi - 7th April 2011
OOOoh Kida! She's awesome!! I can't wait to see this - you're gonna look fab ^^

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FuriePhoenix - 8th April 2011
Aww thanks! I really gotta start properly planning all these XD

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DuskatNight - 1st September 2011
You'll look amazing in this! Can't wait to see it. :33

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FuriePhoenix - 2nd September 2011
Aww thank you!! I'll need a lot of fake tan haha! Cant wait to make this though! Kida needs more love!

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BlackLouie - 4th March 2012
kida is my fav disney princess *O* might see you! :3 cant wait to see the finished result!

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Lozzie - 8th April 2012
as i said on facebook HHNNGHHH!! cant wait to see more progress of this!

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Anonymous - 20th April 2012
YAAAY!! absolutely love Kida! Hope I bump into you to get piccys!! ^_^

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FuriePhoenix - 20th April 2012
Aww! I'l be in a disney group on the saturday so if you find the group you'll find me! Hopefully I wont be too hard to find!

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MissAriel - 5th May 2012
Top work in progress is looking good! that twist is perfect :)

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FlyingMammal - 5th May 2012
I ditto MissAriel

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Karakulz - 6th May 2012
The Top looks Great!
I LOVE Kida, i hope i can nab a pic of this at expo! ^^

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rosieroo - 8th May 2012
loving the progress hun i cant wait to see this at expo x

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FlyingMammal - 11th May 2012
FANTASTIC those bikini briefs :D <3<3<3

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rosieroo - 12th May 2012
I LOVE THE PENDANT X

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FlyingMammal - 13th May 2012
Yes to bangles and I like the look of the mock up skirt :) up to you if you change it but it looks good to me

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FuriePhoenix - 13th May 2012
the darker main skirt doesnt sit right.. it looks it in the pic but it really doesnt, and the fabric is really heavy to wear.. so it doesnt stay up it just drops off within moments... which is im changing it with the better fabric. Or should I say... mom will be lol

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eternal_aranel - 18th May 2012
ahhh Kida! One of my fav princesses! Looks fab so far

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Emryscostumes - 21st May 2012
Looks great so far! I'm sure you'll fix the skirt to sit right. I think it's a wonder that mine didn't fall down either cos mine was all silk XD

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FuriePhoenix - 21st May 2012
skirt sits fine now I've changed the fabric (the fabric in the pictures) it was with the old material that it wouldn't sit right but it was only a mock up anyway lol.

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Athora.x - 22nd May 2012
Can't to see this! :) I adore Kida! <3

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Karakulz - 23rd May 2012
Im so glad for you that the wig has come in time! I can see that its a thin wig but it still looks great nonetheless, I look forward to seeing this at Expo! ^^

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Pandora-Chi - 23rd May 2012
OMG The wig really suits u <3 I love it 8D Sad I won't be there to see this but my god, you suit Kida so wel!!

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Lozzie - 29th May 2012
this looks amazing! I bet that costume was a god send in the hot weather!

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FairyPorchQueen - 29th May 2012
Great job, you looked beaut! :)

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FuriePhoenix - 29th May 2012
thanks guys!!
Lozzie- yeah it was a godsend! All my friends dying from heat and im like "yeah.. it is hot... lol" lmao

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Karakulz - 29th May 2012
You looked BRILLIANT!
I managed to find you and get a pic! :3

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Yasmia - 30th May 2012
Was lovely meeting you this weekend!
This cosplay suits you so well, you looked amazing :)

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Ranma1-2 - 16th June 2012
You look totally Awesome!! I love these pics.
( - werent we lucky having the sunshine during Expo^^)

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Sammymisa - 14th November 2012
amazing