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Mottman showed me the dance for Honto no Jibun that Buono sings and had to learn it! Then I suggested hey why not cosplay the Guardian Charas and perform it in Oct. And so Mottman's Ran cause she has the hyper role, I'm Miki because... I dunno - she wears blue! And Charliemon is Suu because she has the perfect hair for her ^_^
Oh great fun, the dance is really fun to learn! It's going to be such a strange arrangement, Miki in the middle!? XDD But I like her role the best in the dance =3
Wig - £9.99 [inc P&P]
0.5m Dark blue polycotton - £1.50
2m Light blue polycotton - £2.79 [inc P&P]
Black top [pre-altered] - £0.95
Wadding - £2.90
How the costume was made:
Top was a normal baggy t-shirt I got from a charity shop and hacked it into shape then hemmed. Shorts were easily made as I've made quite a few trousers in the past! They're very big and stick out so much 8D white shirt is my old old school blouse, I can't believe it still fits me 5-6years later!!
Hat tutorial with pictures here:
Basically I measured the circumference of my head, divided it by pi followed by 2 to get the radius, drew out a circle and cut it in half to make two semi circles. I sewed along the curved edge and so that's the base done.
I experimented with different sizes for the hat, it eventually came out to being 16" in diameter. So I cut out two big circles that are 16" in diameter and sewed them together. I used then cut a hole in one of the circles for the base to go in, stuffed the hat to about 3/4 full and then sewed the base.
Visor was a curved rectangular shape which had wadding stuffed in it so that it sticks out, I didn't overstuff it because I wanted it to droop slightly much like Miki's hat. The spade was made by drawing out two pieces of fabric in a spade shape and stuffing it like mad and sewn on.
Bag was made with two panels and one long strip of fabric attached to the bag. I can keep a sketchbook inside it, yay! 8D Boots are my Duo Maxwell boots with bows hot glued on.
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|Make shoulder bag||Medium||Complete|
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18/10/08 - hat altered (Posted 18th October 2008)
The hat and wig combined seriously felt like it was pulling all my hairs out at the front! [In fact I DID pull a few hairs out urgh, the paaaain!] So I finally caved after doing the intro of the dance and took apart the hat. I cannot dance properly with all that pain going through my head!
So I took out the fabric stuffing [I was being cheap!] and replaced it with a quatre/half a bag of toy stuffing, it is so much lighter now! But there goes most of my stuffing, d'oooooh.
BUT, IT HAT DOESN'T MAKE MY NECK DROP OFF ANYMORE! YAAAY! 8D Although it still makes my wig slip back, I can't put 100% effort into the headbanging bit of the Honto no Jibun dance without the hat bobbing up and down =/ I might actually sew the hat onto the wig LOL XD
05/10/08 - Bag made (Posted 5th October 2008)
I have no major coursework deadlines coming up, therefore I must make use of all the spare time I have and GET A MOVE ON WITH COSPLAY!
The bag was basically made by sewing two panels together then getting a long long strip of fabric for the strap. Easy peasy! A very convenient prop I must say, I can use it as a normal bag! :D Although them hem on the strap is awful in some places, but shhh!
I discovered that I have enough fabric to make a second visor for my hat, yaay! I'm ill and exhuasted now though so I probably won't be making it til tomorrow [although knowing me I probably will make it today if I get bored XD]
Again, rubbish webcam picture alert.
05/10/08 - Hat made (Posted 5th October 2008)
To be honest I'm not 100% happy with the hat but it was so hard to make that I'm not remaking it! [plus the fact that if I remake it I won't have enough fabric for the bag...]
I started out by measuring the circumference of my head, divided it by 2xpi and made two semi circles. Since I got my measurements wrong the first time because I forgot to times pi by two I added another panel to make it bigged. I sewed together the two semi-circles and voila, it was the shape of my head!
I put that to the side then started out with two circles with the circumference of 50". Realised this was far too big so I gradually made it smaller and smaller [such a long, boring and tiring process!]. I think the end result was 40-45" in the end. Sewed the two giant circles together and cut out a hole which equalled the circumference of the other piece of fabric, later I made the circle to look more like ovals so that the hat wasn't devouring my head so much! I stuffed it with spare fabric and normal stuffing [I used fabric because I didn't want to put them to waste, see I recycle! ;D].
Finally I made the visor, added wadding to it and attached it to the hat. I accidently made the visor too small, d'oh! Maybe if I have enough fabric leftover once I've made the bag I'll make a bigger visor ^_^
Through my stupid mistakes along the way I can't dance about in the hat anymore, I can walk around easily, run, skip but after a while... it falls off or slips! So I'm gonna have to safety pin it to the wig or something T^T
04/10/08 - Top and shorts, complete! (Posted 4th October 2008)
I was thinking 'Oh shoot! Expo soon, can't do more on Steiner until Miki's finished!' so I decided to get a move on!
Finally got the chance to hack off the sleeves on the t-shirt and make it look like a waist coat, I actually hemmed everything very neatly, go me!! I never hem things neaty! 8D
Shorts are shorter than I expected, that's because I only bought 0.5m of fabric and once I hemmed everything it was rather short. But it still looks alright so I'm not complaining! ^_^ I'm getting the hang on making trousers/shorts now, I can make them without messing up now, yay! I'm being a cheat and wearings black shorts underneath as well, mainly because I'll freeze to death on tiny polycotton shorts and need extra warmth! D8
09/09/08 - Wig arrived! (Posted 9th September 2008)
To be honest I just wanted to try this out this journal feature, and since my blue wig arrived today I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to show it off!
Here's my Miki wig, the fringe isn't styled yet as I only really just popped it on once I saw it had arrived!! [I'll blast it with the spray nearer to the expo], it's so blue!! I love it!! I seriously want to have the tips of my hair to go electric blue now! 8DD
Along with the wig yesterday I also bought a black t-shirt and so I shall hack off the sleeves and turn it into a waist coat type of thing when I have time. Back in August I bought the blue material for the hat and bag and also material for the shorts... I'll get started on them once the Midlands expo is over xD