|Time Taken :||10-15 mins|
|An idea I quickly came up with after being invited to one of my best friends 20th fancy dress birthday party with a pirate theme. I didn't want to do the obvious hat-and-hook get up and saw this as a great opportunity for me to cosplay out of a con setting. |
Moreover, I felt I wanted to do something different than what most people will come up with, so I decided on Sheeta. While she isn't strictly a pirate, she is first captured by sky pirates and eventually hooks up with them (no pun intended!), so I figured "Why not" (:
After re-watching Laputa as I havn't seen it in yonks, I forgot how good the film was and have a newfound respect Sheeta; she's "brave, compassionate, and smart" as Online Ghibli best describe her. I also think it's totally awesome that a frickin' 13 can cook a meal all by herself! (We don't see if she's following a recipe or not, but I suspect she isn't after being fully self-sufficient before being captured). She puts 90% of students to shame ;P
The party was not until the 23rd of this month, so I had a fair bit of time to go out and get the stuff I hadn't already got. I found pretty much perfect 3/4 length trousers and a yellow top in my everyday wardrobe and I made a red hairband and matching hairtie from an old t-shirt. I also already have a dark brown wig, though it only has one plait. My excuse is... I'm being Sheeta after one of her plaits gets shot off ;3
UPDATE: So Sheeta is now finished! Well, she has been since the 21st of this month, but I didn't have a chance to amend this.
I managed to get a pair of super cute red Dottie P pumps from a local charity shop in town for 6 quid, which was all I had left to get for this to be complete.
No one at the party knew who I was, but I didn't mind one bit; I loved wearing this. I did show said friend a week before who I was going to be, and when I arrived at the party she exclaimed "OMG you look just like her!" so that was kewl (:
|Buy red pumps||High||Complete|
|Find a belt similar to the one Sheeta wears||Medium||Complete|
|Get goggles similar to the pair Pazu wears||Low||Planned|