Dark and Light Samurai
 


Costume :Mami Tomoe
Variant :magical girl
Source :Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Progress :In Progress
Worn At :None


Costume Photos

How far I got

Hat v.2

Casual Mami and casual Madoka

Painting sock part material

Soul gem cast process

Hairpiece making progress

Original object for mould progress

gun reference

Reference

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : 50

Description
Note: Unfortunately due to Uni work (did a group exhibition), limited time and problems, I could not get this done for Kitacon 4 =( I really wanted to get it done, but in the end it was just not possible. I will be doing casual Mami Friday.
I'm not exactly sure when I'll get this done for, since I realised that tokonatsu wouldn't be best to wear it at due to the white heals + mud = dirty boots.
I'm most annoyed with how I've wasted so many bits for the underbust corset (luckily none of the steel boning since I lost it at the time) and it has to go to waist since I know I need to make a whole new one that is better. I know at least it means I've learnt from it and can do it better next time, but I hate wasting material X_X

I really enjoyed the series and wanted to cosplay one of the characters, so in the end Mami seemed best due to my figure. If my figure were smaller then I would have cosplayed Homura as both my friend (who is going to cosplay Madoka) and I agreed her personality/character seemed more matching to me.
Anyway, I really quite liked Mami's magical girl outfit, her character was interesting and it will be a change from the types of cosplays I've done.
Plus I could make some cake 8D

Comments

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Looking good! =D

by Emzone on Tuesday, 30 October, 2012 - 02:54
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Cant wait to see it complete :D looking good~

by xLaviChii on Tuesday, 30 October, 2012 - 10:10
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Thank you guys, I really appreciate the comments =D

by Dark and Light Samurai on Saturday, 3 November, 2012 - 00:22
 

To-Do List

Get Hair ExtensionsHighComplete
get fabricsHighComplete
make topHighComplete
make skirtHighComplete
make corset partHighComplete
get wigHighComplete
re-style wig laterHighPlanned
Fix hair accessoriesMediumComplete
Make hatMediumComplete
edit bootsMediumComplete
make socksMediumComplete
make sleevesMediumComplete
Make glovesLowIn Progress
Make gunLowPlanned
make egg form soul gemLowPlanned

Journal

Still not finished >O< (Posted 29th October 2012)

So this was still not finished, leaving me dissapointed and annoyed with myself. I tried to get as much done before london expo but I still had bits to do due to less time than i thought I had, problems occuring and having to get more ribbons. I've put up a photo of the majority of what I got done up to and the last bits I had to do at expo.
I still need to do the gloves, improve on the sleeves, sort out the belts on the corset, FIX the hair pieces which keep breaking on me, sew down edging of boots, paint parts of the boots again, make better hair drill curls (need someone who can attach them in properly as I don't trust myself with that part) and hopefully sometime in the future make the rifle.

The Start (Posted 3rd February 2012)

Well I've made a bit of a start on Mami, though it's only really been the boots and shaping some wire for her soul gem hair piece form, with researching into how I can make my normal wig be able to have a back parting. There's still bits I need to buy for the costume, but I've got the main materials sorted, I just need to set myself some proper time to sort it out aka when I've gotten my Uni work on a good roll and mainly after the group exhibition is done in March.
The boots have been cut to shape and the sole has been painted white, though I realise I should have left that until I have spray painted the creamy/beige part, so I'll just have to cover parts as best I can and make as little mess possible.