Costume :Sweet Pea
Source :Sucker Punch
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Manchester MCM Expo 2011

Costume Photos

Terry English Sweet Pea Pauldron

Sweet Pea complete

Sweet Pea complete with hood

Sweet Pea complete back

Sweet Pea complete front

Weapons set up

Rosary beads and cross

Sweet Pea ref


Costume Information

One thing I will be changing with this outfit is the fact I will be wearing girlie boxer bottoms instead of ones like hers as I'm definitely not as happy to be showing off as much of my body as her.

So I've not updated this part of my costume for a while as been too busy actually making it. I decided due to time and money to actually make this jacket by buying a premade jacket and then modifying it to what I wanted it to be. I bought a fairly cheap jacket from ebay in a size too big (just to make sure it was big enough) and took all of the lining out. Once the lining was out, I unpicked the existing collar, removed the buttons, removed one sleeve and tidied it up to get the basic shell of a jacket.

The side of the jacket needed to be brought in as well as the front and the back to make it smaller so it could be laced up and have no over lapping pieces. Once this was done I added a length of boning next to the hem on the front and the back. The back boning only actually goes as far as my thigh as it does on Sweet Pea's jacket. I haven't added as much boning as hers either as didn't want to complicate things too much as it was my first time using boning. I used rigiline (sp?) 8mm plastic boning and luckily it has enough give to make the jacket fairly comfortable.

Because I got the jacket fairly big I also had to make the sleeve thinner, rather than removing the sleeve and making the arm hole small I just did a gradual diagonal line down the sleeve. Its not perfect but again just to time restraints its made less worse. I also shorted the other sleeve to elbow length.

Having finished one side of eyelets now I have totalled that this jacket will consist of 90 eyelets. Not bad considering Sweet Pea's has just over 100. I used larger eyelets with a 2cm gap between each which run along side the length of boning.

There are a few bits I'm not completely happy with like the back at the top the two sides almost joins up because I didn't put enough of a curve in the back seam when I did it. Something to remember if I ever remake this jacket.

I think if I ever do remake it I will be making it from scratch and possibly using my current jacket as a pattern base though so now apart from the few pieces I'm not happy with it will still be recognisable.

I will add pricing costs slowly as they are all in various places.


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Ooh, can't wait to see this :). Loved Sweet Pea's outfit.

by Quinzel on Wednesday, 20 April, 2011 - 14:49
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Love dat Sweet Pea

by Berserk667 on Friday, 22 April, 2011 - 03:31
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Progress is looking great. btw, where did you get the crucifixes from?

by Sephirayne on Friday, 15 July, 2011 - 13:22
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I got them both off ebay. Was a bit of a pain changing the crosses over though as the ring on the top of the bigger cross broke :( I'll see if I can find the link for the seller and facebook it to you

by naurarwen on Friday, 15 July, 2011 - 13:43
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Great progress! :D

by Telly on Saturday, 16 July, 2011 - 15:09
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Progress is looking super fantastic so far, I love Sucker Punch!

by Plasticsharkattack on Sunday, 17 July, 2011 - 00:58
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Thanks plastic_anime I'm quite happy with the progress so far. Trying to get the pauldron almost finished before the rest of my stuff turns up as once the jacket gets here I'm gonna be hard at work.

by naurarwen on Sunday, 17 July, 2011 - 16:33
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this looks really good, and you put lots of effort into it :) I love how you made the pauldron from craft foam, i`d had no idea how to make it LOL

by sandysuicide on Monday, 18 July, 2011 - 14:08
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Thanks sandysuicide. There is a tutorial by a lady named Penwiper on the internet on how to make stuff from craft foam I found her tutorial very useful

by naurarwen on Monday, 18 July, 2011 - 22:06
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Wow, this looks awesome!

by Eevee on Thursday, 21 July, 2011 - 14:28
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Looking great so far, can't wait to see more! :D

by Eloraborealis on Thursday, 21 July, 2011 - 15:57
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This is going to look awesome! =D

by Stubbled Grapes on Thursday, 21 July, 2011 - 21:23
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Thank you everyone for your lovely comments. Just hope it turns out okay.

by naurarwen on Thursday, 21 July, 2011 - 22:11
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Nice coat!

by Wyrdsister on Thursday, 21 July, 2011 - 22:13
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Amazng work on the coat! It looks perfect! :D

by Alyx on Friday, 22 July, 2011 - 09:53
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The coat looks amazing!

by sjbonnar on Friday, 22 July, 2011 - 10:45
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I'm not entirely happy with the jacket yet. I'm going to remove an eyelet and some of the boning and bring the front lower so you can see more of my bra which is how its meant to be on Sweet Pea.

by naurarwen on Friday, 22 July, 2011 - 10:59
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Well you're looking AMAZING O_O

by sjbonnar on Friday, 22 July, 2011 - 16:22
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Awww thank you Sean your too sweet. Wanted to see what it looked like wearing it all together. Still got to add a hood which I will do once I've finished the eyelets which go all the way to the bottom on the back so should be fun lol.

by naurarwen on Friday, 22 July, 2011 - 16:50
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Wow this is looking really impressive. Nice work.

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 22 July, 2011 - 20:45
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I will be seeking you out at expo cos this is gunna be sweeeeet :D

by Spike on Tuesday, 26 July, 2011 - 21:35
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Thanks Spike. Yeah definitely come find me. I'm harmless even with lots of weaponary on my back :D

by naurarwen on Wednesday, 27 July, 2011 - 09:47
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Looks kick-ass awesome! :D

by perfectly_purple on Wednesday, 27 July, 2011 - 22:54
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Why thank you perfectly_purple

by naurarwen on Wednesday, 27 July, 2011 - 23:04
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Wow! The end result looks amazing. Well done hun ;)

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 27 July, 2011 - 23:31
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:O you look so amazing
seriously outfit was designed for you

by zabuza89 on Thursday, 28 July, 2011 - 00:34
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Thank you zabuza means alot to me :D

by naurarwen on Thursday, 28 July, 2011 - 10:27
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This looks epically awesome now it's finished! =D

by Stubbled Grapes on Friday, 29 July, 2011 - 18:41
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will see me as gambit

by zabuza89 on Friday, 29 July, 2011 - 18:49
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by CharlotteLuna on Tuesday, 27 September, 2011 - 16:02
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Oooo! Shiny. Love the new shoulder piece.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 27 September, 2011 - 16:05
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Its fab isn't it Sephirayne. I'm so happy with it. Wasn't as expensive as I thougth it was going to be either so that makes me happy.

by naurarwen on Tuesday, 27 September, 2011 - 16:08
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The costumes looks awesome. Really great, I love it :D

by j_mercuryuk on Tuesday, 27 September, 2011 - 16:11
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Thanks j_mercuryuk

by naurarwen on Tuesday, 27 September, 2011 - 16:22
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You make an awesome Sweet Pea.

The armour looks great. Nice find

by Tony-Jay on Wednesday, 28 September, 2011 - 20:52
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Absolutly love this cosplay. Love the boots so much - even though they looked painful :P Excellent job with gun :D

by gaming_goddess on Monday, 7 November, 2011 - 21:06
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Thanks Victoria the boots are definitely painful I need to suss out how I can alter the other boots I have that are flat. They need extending but rather than adding it to the current one I might get rid of the one that is currently there and add a new one.

by naurarwen on Monday, 7 November, 2011 - 23:11
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This looked fantastic hun. Great job ^^

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 5 September, 2012 - 17:49

To-Do List

Swap crosses round on rosary beads and cross necklaceLowComplete
Make the final jacketLowComplete
Buy and style wigLowComplete
Buy glovesLowComplete
Buy weaponary, holsters and ammo holdersLowComplete

Shopping List

Crucifix and rosary beads£3.98Bought
Yoke webbing£4.20Bought
New wig£14.99Bought
Boning (5 metres)£2.95Bought
Suspender belt£2.49Bought
Leather fabric (half a metre for hood)£5.00Bought


Jacket progress (Posted 22nd July 2011)

Well after posting pics up of my jacket yesterday I decided I wanted to bring the front a little lower to show off more bra. Obviously Abbie Cornish is a lot better endowed than myself so sadly I have to make do with what I've got. Currently in the process of removing one of the eyelets, shortening the boning and making the neckline come a bit lower. I think I got it where I want it now. Hopefully going to do a proper test of the jacket later with the rest of the outfit to see how it looks.

Stuff left to do on the jacket is finish the eyelets on the back, shape and hem the sides on diagonals (this will be done once I've tried the outfit on to get the correst length) and to add the hood which still needs to be made. After that its making accessories and weaponary that needs finishing.

Sample materials (Posted 26th June 2011)

I received the sample material for Sweet Pea from ebay. Its a black pleather with a black backing. It has a 1 one way stretch which I will use so it stretches horizontally. The fabric is £4.99 a metre. Still need to make a mock up to see how much I need though before I buy any.

Ebay finds (Posted 24th June 2011)

I'm currently bidding on a web yoke on ebay so fingers crossed I win it. Its actually made using camo fabric but I'm hoping to either cover it with grey fabric or see if I can paint it. Will also need to buy some black webbing for my gun (when I get round to getting it).