Squiddley
 


Costume :Bad Girl
Source :No More Heroes
Progress :Complete
Worn At :D-con 2011


Costume Photos

You're a Bad Girl...

Bad Girl

Bad Girl

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Costume Information

General
Cost : £50+
Time Taken : 50+ hours

Description
After my friend introduced me to No More Heroes and I came the second ranked assassin, I knew that I really wanted to cosplay her. :P The way her costume is a total contrast to her personality was a big hook for me -- sweet lolita with a sexy twist on a total whackjob assassin? Yes, please. It took a lot of planning to figure out how to go about constructing her dress, but I am very pleased with the final outcome.

I altered a pattern for a sundress and used cotton twill in hot pink, baby pink and white for this dress. The dress is a red-striped hot pink pattern, and I knew that it would nearly impossible to find the perfect fabric so I sewed each stripe onto the dress myself. The stripes were red satin ribbon -- I like the way this turned out, I think the satin against the twill gave the texture of the dress some interest. I made a lining from the baby pink and sewed the metal hoop skirt into that. Then came the most tedious part -- box pleating! Pleating took a very long time and there was so much of it, I had a scare that I would run out of fabrics and I didn't have enough time to run to the fabric store and get more! Thankfully I had enough. The sleeves were gathered to make them all poofy and I attached sleeve cuffs with the cute buttons on them. :P I made the garters myself, after having found the most perfect pink ruffle trim and I painted the evil stilettos of doom pink and attached ribbons. Batting gloves were a very lucky eBay find!

All in all I absolutely adore this costume, and although, just like my Stocking costume, there are some things that need to be altered which became apparent while wearing it (sash is a teensy bit too tight, dress is a little too big around the shoulders, ribbons need to be attached more securely to shoes), I can't wait to wear it again. :P

Comments

aw you were awesome ~I never got the time to ask for photos lol but I see you got one with our lee!
Great cosplay !

by Acoustica on Sunday, 13 March, 2011 - 18:21
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Oh, thank you! :D There should actually be more pictures of Lee and I together, but someone hasn't uploaded them yet... :P

You were Sandplay Gakupo? You and Luka looked absolutely stunning! Really beautiful!

by Squiddley on Sunday, 13 March, 2011 - 18:29
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This is lovelyyyyy Bad Girl is very overdone but you have nailed her (something not many have done xD)

by Solaria on Sunday, 13 March, 2011 - 18:48
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Oh my, thank you so much! ;o; <33

by Squiddley on Sunday, 13 March, 2011 - 18:54
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you look awsome, this is a brillaint cosplay

by nanahara on Sunday, 13 March, 2011 - 19:26
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you make a gorgeous bad girl! the dress is fabulous!!

by gaming_goddess on Tuesday, 15 March, 2011 - 23:35
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Eep, thank you. ;w; <33

by Squiddley on Thursday, 17 March, 2011 - 00:32
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This is an awesome cosplay :D

by JustPeachy on Monday, 20 June, 2011 - 13:57
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Wish I'd seen this! Looove NMH and love Bad Girl!

by magicalpantsu on Wednesday, 25 January, 2012 - 18:31