Costume :Garterbelt
Source :Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2011

Costume Photos

Me and my Stocking

Nearly finished

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Costume Information

Cost : £55
Time Taken : Month and half so far...

Panty and Stocking is my new favourite anime series, and I really wanted to cosplay from it. My GF wants to be Stocking, but however much I want to dress as Panty, I don't have the body confidence. However I'm exactly the right build for Garterbelt, and he is a hilarious character (and means I get to shout and be grouchy in character!)

The robe is based on a pattern I have for a peasant shirt, and I will be wearing a regular shirt backwards under it to get the dogcollar. The beard is made of felt, and I bought an over-sized afro from a local fancy dress shop.

Currently the pieces are all cut out, and I have some red ribbon to make the cross on the stole (priest's scarf). I just need to start sewing. I think I will sew the stole just at the shoulders to keep it in place, but allow it to flap about in the wind.

Overall its pretty straightforward. The hardest part was working out how to do the collar, but I solves that by making newspaper mock-ups long before I even bought material.

There's a small group of P&S cosplayers going to be at the May Expo. It should be fun!


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Awesome :D lookin forward to seeing how it comes out x3

by Solaria on Saturday, 1 January, 2011 - 23:01
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i love Garterbelt >3< never seen anyone cosplay him yet, can't wait to see it

by paintedapples11 on Sunday, 9 January, 2011 - 01:13
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Awesome! I cant wait to see this also! What day are you cosplaying Garterbelt on?

by Rain on Sunday, 23 January, 2011 - 23:48
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At the moment it's looking like the Sunday, but I don't really have my Saturday costume sorted, so I might be able to do Sat if there's a group or something

by PandoraCaitiff on Wednesday, 26 January, 2011 - 22:50
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O: omg yes *3*

by Solaria on Saturday, 12 February, 2011 - 22:28
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oh wow great job!! haha the hair love it!! XDD

by Rain on Saturday, 19 February, 2011 - 18:13
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You do realise your win right? X D

by Chain Toxin on Tuesday, 22 February, 2011 - 18:49
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Thank you all xxx

by PandoraCaitiff on Sunday, 27 February, 2011 - 23:44

This made me giggle :P love it!

by Tori Yummai on Friday, 15 March, 2013 - 16:31
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Thanks. It was loads of fun to be Garterbelt, although the afro was a nightmare in the high winds of May 2011. I think I only got two pics with my face in XD

by PandoraCaitiff on Friday, 15 March, 2013 - 16:36
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Love this, garterbelt is an epic character and you do him justice!

by Plasticsharkattack on Monday, 18 March, 2013 - 16:28
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Brilliant garterbelt!

by Zelda on Tuesday, 19 March, 2013 - 08:50
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Cheers! :)
Hmm. That reminds me - I need to replace the beard on this costume as it didn't survive Expo intact!

by PandoraCaitiff on Wednesday, 27 March, 2013 - 12:14
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Awesome outfit!!!

by Darkiekun on Thursday, 4 April, 2013 - 22:17
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Of all the P&SG cosplay I've seen I havn't ever come across anyone doing this! Looks great!

by Heorot on Tuesday, 4 June, 2013 - 11:37
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Thank you. It was lots of fun despite the idiots yelling "OMG! It's Jesus!" (seriously :roll: !)

I've been outdone though: There was a barechested, lingerie/machinegun/afro-ammo-store Garterbelt at May's expo who looked AMAZEBALLS!

by PandoraCaitiff on Tuesday, 4 June, 2013 - 11:54
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Awesome use of the afro and beard. You look positively majestic.

by Ashy-kun on Tuesday, 10 September, 2013 - 10:19

You don't even understand how much I love this! Absolutley brilliant! :D

by Clockwork Fairy on Wednesday, 23 October, 2013 - 12:53

To-Do List

Shorten and double hem front/backHighComplete
Hem stole, and attach ribbonHighComplete
Try it on and take picturesHighPlanned
Sew side seamsMediumComplete
Attach beard to elasticLowComplete
Find hollow book as a prop and handbag substitueLowComplete
Finish up on book/bagLowComplete


Mostly done... (Posted 31st January 2011)

The robe is now finished, but I'm putting-off doing the stole as its going to be a lot of fiddly hemming.

I've finished the beard, although I might reinforced the edges to prevent stretching and ripping.

And I've found a suitable book to modify. It's a Clive Cussler novel :)
Next step is to cut out the centre, and maybe affix a small purse to the inside cover.

Progress on the robe (Posted 16th January 2011)

After a false start (hooray for seam-rippers!) I'm making good progress on the main part. The sleeves are now the right length and the cuffs are double-hemmed; the collar is the right size and also double hemmed; and the sleeves and front/back are attached (currently making a large X with the hole for my head at the centre).

Next step is to shorten the front/back to the right length (I always over estimate seam allowance) and double hem. Then I'll just have to sew up the side and sleeve seams.

After that is hemming the stole, and attaching the red ribbon for the crosses.

I also need to sew the elastic onto my beard. It's safety pinned at the moment.