|Cost :||About £50 of materials|
|Awards :||Judges Award - Midlands MCM 2011|
|Time Taken :||A week or so On and off|
|This is a Commission for Mez for the Sonic Group he came up with.|
This is a group of four Sonic Characters
Sonic - Mez
Tails - Zedela
Knuckles - Darkiekun (AKA me)
Amy - Harajuku-Guy
The costume is a mascot style Sonic the Hedgehog. I have spent hours looking at others Sonic costumes and panicked a little looking at all the awesome Japanese and American ones. Yes I know they where official probably very highly expensive ones but still. Everyone knows Sonic even none cosplayers so a lot of people expect Sonic to look like Sonic.
So this was rising the bar more as everyone knows what Sonic looks like. This really put me off the head as I was too scared to see it fail. After a few people moaning for me to just do it I got in the mood and forced myself to start the head!
I saw a video online of quick random snaps of how someone else did it. Their way was different to mine and they have a really awesome head but I swapped a few methods and ended up with a rather good head (Or so I think) After all you will always find someone better than you in the world so it's only normal ^-^
The hardiest part on Sonic is getting the spikes done! Each spike takes about an hour of hand stitching and their is six spikes on the head. Each spike has a foam spike inside and stuffed with small foam pieces to give it more strength and to give the spikes more shape. The nose is made from black Fimo and covered in varnish so he can have a shiny nose. This has a small hole in as it will be attached with hot glue and the stitched on for more support as his nose isn't a flat nose. More of a sausage shape.
The Major hard part is Gloves. I seriously Hate making these things ¬3¬
But hey I shall suffer and make them XD
|Body and tail||Medium||Complete|
Complete (Posted 16th February 2011)
Everything on this Costume is complete ready to give to Mez on Friday for him to try on. This is the last of the Sonic Group to be done ready for this Sat! Woohoo!
Progress (Posted 15th February 2011)
I have made the body of Sonic all it needs it his tummy stitched on and the two back spikes and tail attaching.
Body suit (Posted 31st January 2011)
Finally going to start this now. I have currently already got the arms ready so just need the blue parts cut out and sewn together. YAY for more cutting *meh thumb joint seriously hurts...*
First Journal (Posted 25th January 2011)
This is my first one here woop xD I left Sonic to last because I'm scared of it XD