Costume :Gumi
Variant :Matryoshka
Source :Vocaloid
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Midlands MCM Expo 2011

Costume Photos




Action shot

Hoodie WIP

Make-up practise

Reference art


Costume Information

Suggested by a friend who will be cosplaying Miku from the same video at some point. She needed a Gumi as she was planning to make a live-action ver. of the PV.

Another simple one but I absolutely adored the design and the PV :3


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>B <3<3~

by Noa on Friday, 21 January, 2011 - 22:21
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Going to look sooo awesome ^^ Will be wearing mine at Kita and so will Karen if you fancy joining the friday Matryoshka madness :D

by Limegreenjelly on Friday, 21 January, 2011 - 22:40
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Awww, I love Gumi's Matryoshka gear, I can't WAIT to see this! :D

by purplecat95 on Tuesday, 1 February, 2011 - 18:11
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@purplecat95 - it was limegreenjelly that showed me the video for it and I just fell in love with Gumi's outfit :D so awesome, I hope I don't disappoint! Look out for me at Midlands Expo if you're going :3

@limegreenjelly - I hope it does >__< and of course that would be so cool :D I was planning to wear Gumi one of the days anyway so if we can get a group going that's even better!

@Soul - Sedgie suggested I do Sexual Harassment Gumi Panda so WATCH OUT >C

by lumpyspacepanda on Saturday, 12 February, 2011 - 11:41

You look so awesome!!~ I'm gutted I missed you at expo *Looked everywhere :P* I love your contacts!

by chiceesugar on Sunday, 20 February, 2011 - 10:31
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@chiceesugar - : ( waaah noo! I'm sorry! We were in the con-hall most of the time but went outside a few times for snack and cash machine breaks haha! Will you be at Kitacon by any chance? Or any Expos in the future! I do plan to re-wear this outfit because it was so much fun!
Thanks though :D the contacts were so hard to get in haha XD; worth it though I think.

by lumpyspacepanda on Sunday, 20 February, 2011 - 16:45
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wowww this looks really amazing!!

love the outfit
the hoodie looks really great too !!!


by misfit_mosher on Monday, 21 February, 2011 - 10:35
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I think I saw you at Expo - you were looking at one of the stalls, and I was like WOW! Awesome job on this! :D I adore the hoodie! <3

by purplecat95 on Monday, 21 February, 2011 - 21:15
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@misfitmosher - thanks :D I really enjoyed doing the hoodie!
@purplecat95 - thank you so much :3 that makes me so happy haha! You should have come and said hi~ Were you cosplaying also?

by lumpyspacepanda on Tuesday, 22 February, 2011 - 03:19
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You look so amazing in this. The wig really suits you ^_^

by Ayame on Sunday, 27 February, 2011 - 22:04
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@Ayame - thank you very much :D I was dubious at first about the colour clashing with my skin but I'm actually really happy with it

by lumpyspacepanda on Sunday, 27 February, 2011 - 23:55
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We certainly can do a photoshoot of these lovely versions sometime :D I brought the coat pattern for your original Kaito today ^^

by Limegreenjelly on Monday, 28 February, 2011 - 17:54
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This is sooo awesome!!

by cowiee on Friday, 25 March, 2011 - 19:12
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>u< thank you!

by lumpyspacepanda on Sunday, 27 March, 2011 - 20:51

To-Do List

Buy glovesLowComplete
Test/buy makeupLowComplete
Buy wigLowComplete
Buy/alter hoodieLowComplete
Buy contactsLowComplete
Buy megaphoneLowPlanned

Shopping List

Contact lenses£15.00Bought
Megaphone£5.00To Buy


Complete! (Posted 20th February 2011)

I had a blast at Midlands Expo yesterday :3 I was happy with my outfit and the hoodie came out wonderfully! Only thing I was a tad gutted about was the makeup - but that is definitely something I will work on for Kitacon : )
Thank you to everyone that was nice enough to take photos! I take it as such a compliment and you would not believe how happy it makes me X3

Working (Posted 17th February 2011)

My parents dropped off a couple of packages for me - consisting my hoodie and my gloves. The gloves are okay but a little off-colour but the hoodie is perfect. As I type this I'm waiting for the paint to dry on it so I can do the last little details for the eyes and teeth.
I've been told there are another couple of parcels waiting for me and I HOPE they are my contacts and wig - there's nothing else I can think of that they could be. All being well this will be sorted soon :3
Because there is no official artwork of what Gumi wears on her bottom half (Well nothing on the PV anyway - all the other stuff I've seen is varying fan interpretations) I'm going to be wearing some blue skinny jeans and my 14 eyelet black Dr Martens. I think they will suit, I wouldn't consider it if I thought they wouldn't.

2 more days anyway : ) fingers crossed I'll get it done.

Waiting (Posted 12th February 2011)

Exactly a week to go until Midlands Expo. I'm waiting on all the stuff to arrive and then I can work on the design for the hoodie : ) hoping to get that done within a day and practise my make-up as well (because God knows I'll need a steady hand to get those lines right. But as of now there's very little that I can actually do towards it.
Here's hoping everything arrives in time and looks good!
See you there guys!