|to go with Wilterdrose's Audrey cosplay for whenever it happens haha!|
21/12/2011: Going to wear her on the SATURDAY of May's Expo for the disney group! ^_^
Going to put into 'In Progress' so it encourages me to get moving with this and actually start making it. I have started looking for base bikini tops but not having much luck... as I have no idea how to make this kind of bikini top at all and I wanna be as accurate as I possibly can be
UPDATE: Has to be the most comfortable cosplay for hot weather at expo loooool! I had such fun being Kida and a big thanks goes to FlyingMammal and Teacup for being the awesome Helga and Audrey alongside my Kida! For future wear I'm going to buy a second wig to thicken my current wig up A LOT so can get the layers cut into the back and it will be better lol
|Style Moka's wig after Kitacon||High||Planned|
|make bikini top||High||Planned|
|make sarong skirt thing lol||High||Planned|
|face paint for face "tattoo"||£1.45||Bought|
|strapless bra for base of top||£6.00||Bought|
|crystal necklace from ebay||£4.49||Bought|
Underwear (Posted 10th May 2012)
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!!
fabric sample (Posted 1st May 2012)
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.
necklace and wig (Posted 26th April 2012)
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!
wig bought (Posted 25th April 2012)
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!
top MOCK UP (Posted 20th April 2012)
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
Top, wig, skirt (Posted 11th April 2012)
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
Top (Posted 8th April 2012)
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