Costume :Gohan
Variant :Cell games
Source :Dragonball Z
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon IV (2012)

Costume Photos

I'll fight too







Costume Information

Awards : European Cosplay Gathering Solo UK qualifier winner 2012

If not HyperJapan then Kita.

I've been trying to decide what cosplay I want to dedicate time and money to next and in the end I decided to succumb to childhood nostalgia.

For such a simple outfit, it's not going to be cheap.

28.2.2012: OMG OMG OMG! I'm going to Paris! To represent the UK! Talk about dropping a goldfish into the ocean!

I'm going to need everyone's help with this one so if anyone has any ideas or suggestions, I'm currently deciding whether to wear Gohan for the final or make something new!


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OMG This cosplay really is full of childhood nostalgia! I love Gohan <3 8D I cannot wait to see you do this!!

by Pandora-Chi on Friday, 18 November, 2011 - 21:35
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This looks kinda fucking awesome!

by Telly on Friday, 2 December, 2011 - 01:31
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I can feel myself reliving my childhood with this!! This is so so damn amazing!!! You never fail to amaze me with your skills!! O.o Everything looks so well made and I woulda never guessed to use chiffon for the shoes 8D

by Pandora-Chi on Friday, 2 December, 2011 - 01:40
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Stop being so talented! You're making the rest of us look bad xD this is amazing bub! x

by BabemRoze on Friday, 2 December, 2011 - 11:43
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OMG this is look sooo good!

Dat wig.. Dooos shoooes! <3 This is gonna be amazing :D

by Bambi. on Friday, 2 December, 2011 - 13:43
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Jesus Christ that's amazing!!

by Candystriped on Friday, 2 December, 2011 - 14:31
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by Numta on Friday, 2 December, 2011 - 15:26
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Aw thank you. It makes the hours of aggro so worthwhile to hear you guys says things like that.I was so scared starting the wig because the materials alone had set me back a pretty penny but your reactions give me hope that I'm on the right path!

by Nomes on Saturday, 3 December, 2011 - 00:06
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Loving your work!!

by MangaChild on Sunday, 4 December, 2011 - 22:38
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Oh wow, looking good!

by Wolvhert on Thursday, 8 December, 2011 - 17:42
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Hi i'm replying to your comment on my Bulma cosplay and yes, i am the one doing Namek Bulma for Kita :D will post pics after Christmas :P
Your Gohan looks amazing! really looking forward to this group *flails*

by Baggy on Tuesday, 13 December, 2011 - 00:11
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Whoa this looks amazing so far! I can't even imagine the effort thats gone into that wig ^__^

by MissValentine on Sunday, 1 January, 2012 - 19:33
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So epic ;______;

by Asakura on Tuesday, 3 January, 2012 - 03:52

wig is looking damn awesome!! just the back could use a little more variation ^^
it's taking epic shape the whole thing

by CyanideCustard on Wednesday, 4 January, 2012 - 01:52
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Thanks guys ^_^ Codename: I did consider microspiking the back and I haven't ruled it out but in all the reference pictures I've looked at (and by god have I had to look at a lot as Gohan's spikes are different in all of them) the back of Gohan's hair is relatively smooth. My plan is to test run the cosplay at Hyperjapan (at least as much of it as I have finished) and make any necesary changes afterwards ready for epic times at Kita ^_^.

by Nomes on Wednesday, 4 January, 2012 - 03:03
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The wig is incredible!!!

by BabemRoze on Wednesday, 4 January, 2012 - 08:32
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im so envius of your wig styling skills!

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 4 January, 2012 - 13:18
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WOW!! That wig is incredible and I agree with Cez, I'm so jealous of your wig styling skills!! STOP BEING SO DAMN AMAZING U!!! =b

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 4 January, 2012 - 21:26
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I'm a tiny bit in love with you! <3

Looks soooo good :D

by Bambi. on Friday, 6 January, 2012 - 00:41
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So jealous of your incredible wig skills ;___; You are going to do him justice. I can't wait to see this cosplay, it's going to be amazing.

by Mungojerrie on Friday, 6 January, 2012 - 12:46
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Now, that's a wig. Well done!

by Starbucks dad on Wednesday, 11 January, 2012 - 22:49
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Wow! that wig is soooo good! How did you make the shoes if you don't mind me asking? there amazing!

by Wolvhert on Thursday, 12 January, 2012 - 20:02
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Thanks guys. Your comments are really reassuring. I'm still getting that feeling of not quite rightness when I look at the wig. Like it needs something but I can't figure out what! Maybe it's because I keep seeing pictures of the amazing Technoranma's Gohan cosplay (she's on deviantart). Wigs are so much fun to play with! I love figuring out the engineering of a zany style.

Bambi: You made me laugh.Thank you for that

Wolvhert: I've PMd you.

Thanks everyone for keeping my self-confidence up!

by Nomes on Thursday, 12 January, 2012 - 22:01
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This is amazing! I seriously can't wait to see more progress :D

by kitty_sama on Monday, 16 January, 2012 - 23:19
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looking fantastic so far!

by FuriePhoenix on Sunday, 22 January, 2012 - 23:29
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CONGRATS on the win!!! :)

by Plasticsharkattack on Sunday, 26 February, 2012 - 21:49
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congratulations on the win!

by Leolarua on Monday, 27 February, 2012 - 04:53
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Congrats!! Can't wait to get to know you and hang out with you at Kita/MayExpo/JapanExpo!!! :D

by Yuka on Monday, 27 February, 2012 - 12:48
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Congratulations on your win! You have such attention to detail, it makes your work something special.

by Mighty Odango on Monday, 27 February, 2012 - 14:49
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Congrats~ That epic beyond words.

by Speckles on Monday, 27 February, 2012 - 16:51
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So sad I didn't go on the sunday to see this but from the photos I have seen WOW girl! It's Gohan in the flesh! ^_~ And again, I want to congratulate you on the win! :) I knew with the amount of detail, effort and execution that went into this deceivingly simple looking cosplay, it was a definite ECG contender! You will do our country so proud! xxx

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 27 February, 2012 - 19:46
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Well done love just well done! It was so good to see you and compete against you! You're what true Winning stuff is all about!!

by Manticore on Monday, 27 February, 2012 - 21:10
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this looked fantastic!! Wish i could have seen it in person!

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 27 February, 2012 - 21:46
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Congratz Gnomes! you looked awesome!

by rocksanie on Tuesday, 28 February, 2012 - 00:34
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The simpler looking costumes are always the hardest to pull off, as everything needs to be accurate.. you my dear have done it perfectly, and that wig styling is definatly a piece of art that belongs in the museum of awsome wigs! XD

by Silantre on Tuesday, 28 February, 2012 - 02:00
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Congrats hon! Glad you won; that is some seriously epic wiggery!

by Storme on Tuesday, 28 February, 2012 - 19:05
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Best cosplay of Gohan. Seriously :'D
Definitely worthy of the place congrats!

by Emzone on Tuesday, 28 February, 2012 - 20:00
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Whoooah loving that wig!! Congrats on the place! I hope you do well in the finals :D

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 28 February, 2012 - 22:34
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your gohan is super i am just saiyan

by Dragonkid01 on Tuesday, 28 February, 2012 - 23:11
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Thank you everyone. I am floating somewhere high above Cloud 9 right about now though I keep plunging between excitement and abject terror. Your support and faith really buoys me on and gives me confidence.

It's going to be a steep learning curve between now and Japan Expo and I'm going to need everyone's help along the way.

I'm still deciding whether to wear Gohan for the final or make something new and I'm leaning towards the new. If anyone has any suggestions please PM me!

by Nomes on Tuesday, 28 February, 2012 - 23:19
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Congrats and best luck in the finals :)

Love the fake chest muscles btw.

by Zelvyne on Tuesday, 28 February, 2012 - 23:32
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Wow, congratulations and the best of luck going forward!

by Starbucks dad on Wednesday, 29 February, 2012 - 00:12
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Mega congrats! that wig is amazing, all the details are winning ^_^

by SarahSaiyan on Wednesday, 29 February, 2012 - 01:40
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by Numta on Wednesday, 29 February, 2012 - 10:15
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Well done with the wig, it looks epic!

by minato_haruna on Wednesday, 29 February, 2012 - 11:17
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Congratulations!!! This is incredible! You did a fantastic job!! That wig is just amazing, everything is perfect, dbz is one of those things that is hard to do just right, but you have nailed it!

Really really nice work! n_n

by Alyx on Wednesday, 29 February, 2012 - 11:56
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Easily the best Gohan I have ever seen! Congratulations on the win, you definitely deserved it!

by tripletriad on Wednesday, 29 February, 2012 - 12:05
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Holy Balls!

I cant actually express how amazing I think this is! Best of luck to you in Paris!!

by Candystriped on Wednesday, 29 February, 2012 - 12:05
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Oh wow, so bloody awesome!!

by LittlePidgey4 on Wednesday, 29 February, 2012 - 12:45
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This is amazing. The wig is just so awesome. Would love to know more on how you did the chest. Congrats on the ECG 2012 solo win :D

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 29 February, 2012 - 16:33
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Epic Wig styling!!
Congrats on your Win.
I really like your man chest project. Ultimately we didnt get to see it..Well it looks good enough to do an open chest cosplay to me. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 29 February, 2012 - 19:52

Everything is so brilliantly done!
The cape, wig, muscles <3

Congrats btw, you did an outstanding job

by - on Thursday, 1 March, 2012 - 20:32
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so much love for this. congrats on your win. Piccolo would be proud :)

by WarriorTeddy on Saturday, 3 March, 2012 - 00:16
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You were amazing at Hyper Japan. I didn't realise that it was you til now! ><

You'd put my Trunks to shame little miss! You really were awesome :)

by Bambi. on Sunday, 4 March, 2012 - 01:15
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Wow, that is amazing, the wig is spot on! Very awesome, and I love the little Kamehame energy ball, brilliant touch! Nice one! :D

by OrangeLightning on Monday, 5 March, 2012 - 19:32
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Wow 0.0 your gohan is amazin I really can't wait to see this now gonna be awesome!! :-D

by timpey on Sunday, 18 March, 2012 - 17:02
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Big big congrats on being the solo rep for this year's ECG! I was so impressed with how you draped the cape and that wig styling, do us proud and be epic!! :D

by CrystalNeko on Wednesday, 21 March, 2012 - 23:11
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!!! Congratulations ; u ; I'm so proud of my little boy <3 <3

Hehe, anyway! Seriously wish I could of seen this in person on stage from the photos it looks super dramatic! I don't know even how to begin telling you how awesome that wig looks, you have some mad skillz and I'm most envious!! O_O!

by Natsumi on Thursday, 22 March, 2012 - 00:21
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Oh my gosh, im in love!
Your outfit is suberb! That wig looks so incredible, you've got some amazing skills there! And the details in the outfit are wonderful, every single fold in the gi, aw gosh its just really amazing!
Congratulations! (:

by PixieDust on Thursday, 29 March, 2012 - 17:12
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Congrats on your win! You did an amazing job :D

by BlueberryTale on Tuesday, 3 April, 2012 - 19:00
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Yay got to see this in the flesh! Every inch of this is brilliant~ And it was lovely to meet you!

by Ino on Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 21:18
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your gohan is bill was great chatin with u and gettin photos hope we can all do a group again ^^

by timpey on Wednesday, 18 April, 2012 - 02:13
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the pic with the swooshy capeness is so kl!

by Acanatane on Friday, 20 April, 2012 - 20:18
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I was actually thinking about this cosplay and I had feeling you'd be showcased either eventually or next and so glad that you are! 8D Congratulations!! I cannot express enough how amazing this is and how inspirational you are <3

by Pandora-Chi on Sunday, 22 April, 2012 - 17:34
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Congrats on the showcase you looked fantastic ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Sunday, 22 April, 2012 - 22:46
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Ahh, yay, you got showcased! And totally worthy of it, too. I simply couldn't believe how awesome this costume was! Really glad the photos turned out well, too~

by sarmander on Monday, 23 April, 2012 - 00:43
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Definetly worthy of showcase!

Amazing work!

by Numta on Monday, 23 April, 2012 - 13:10
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Woo, you got showcased! Well deserved!

by tripletriad on Monday, 23 April, 2012 - 16:02
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This was amazing to see >_<

by soph24 on Monday, 23 April, 2012 - 17:58
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Oh wow! Thank you everyone. Gosh that's so exciting. Thank you so much!

by Nomes on Monday, 23 April, 2012 - 18:12
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That is one epic wig! That must have been a beast to style!

by Lady Bahamut on Monday, 23 April, 2012 - 19:17
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gratz on the showcase! well deserved :D

by Leolarua on Monday, 23 April, 2012 - 19:46

Woah Amazing Gohan there, never saw you at kita. but looks Amazing!!

by Dark_Angel_15 on Monday, 23 April, 2012 - 23:27
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Whoa dat wig :p Great Gohan!

by Berserk667 on Monday, 23 April, 2012 - 23:47
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I've said this too many times- TOTES AMAZEBALLS! So glad to have seen this not once- BUT TWICE ^_^

by Manticore on Tuesday, 24 April, 2012 - 09:34
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by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 25 April, 2012 - 20:48
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This is a brilliant costume. Well done on the showcase ^^

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 25 April, 2012 - 22:21
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Your wigs are just EPIC!!!

by DrunkleyCP on Thursday, 26 April, 2012 - 13:34
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Ah, so awesome :D

by ToroSonyCat on Thursday, 26 April, 2012 - 18:07
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Im glad I s met you at Kita Con! your gohan outfit was amazing XD

by XxSylentiumxX on Saturday, 28 April, 2012 - 22:35
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^^ Mr. Satan here. Just wanted to say that I'm flattered that someone as skilled in cosplay felt compelled to comment on my modest Mr. Satan cosplay. Mind you, I find you in this cosplay at some con, while I'm Mr. Satan, I will not hesitate to tell you to stay out of it. ... That or bring you the head of No. 16. (Yes, I'm not kidding. I'm actually planning to make this prop.)

by Ashy-kun on Tuesday, 28 August, 2012 - 10:06
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Your costume is over 9000!!

by cookie on Monday, 25 February, 2013 - 03:41


Cape: Hemming and Pinning and Draping (Posted 23rd January 2012)

I hemmed a rectangular piece of white fabric 1.5m by 2m in diameter which was incredibly boring. I'm not sure what the fabric is but it doesn't crease easily, it hangs well, and it's pure white.

Here is where proceedings get a bit vague. Through draping and pinning I am attaching the fabric to the shouder pads to gain the desired shape. This is very much trial and error and ongoing but this is the effect so far. Once I'm happy with the pinning I will hand stitch the drapes into position.

Cape: Shoulderpads 6 (Posted 22nd January 2012)

Shoulderpads joined by wire (scavenged from a coat hanger) covered in more white stretch cotton. The wire was stitched into place through the cardboard of the shoulderpads.

Cape: Shoulderpads 5 (Posted 16th January 2012)

More cotton was glued to the underside of the shoulder pads for neatness and in case it should ever come into view. Very little, if any, of the fabric currently covering these pads will be on show but this way as the fabric is white if it does show it will go unnoticed.

Cape: Shoulderpads 4 (Posted 16th January 2012)

White stretch cotton scavenged from an old T-shirtstretched over the top of the cardboard and glued to the underside of the shoulder pad with PVA along the curved edge. The pocket created between the cotton and the cardboard was then stuffed with polyester stuffing until teh desired shape was achieved. The cotton was then stretched and glued along the underside of the straight edge.

Cape: Shoulderpads 3 (Posted 16th January 2012)

PVA and strips of cotton torn from an old sheet combined in a paper mache fashion over the under and overside of the hot glue join. This smooths the join and adds strength to the bond. I also trimmed the straight edge to a more desirable curve as gluing the triangle together had warped the line.

Cape: Shoulderpads2 (Posted 15th January 2012)

Cardboard cut out folded into a curve. The two edges of the cut out triangle in the midle hot glued together.

Cape: Shoulderpads 1 (Posted 15th January 2012)

A completed shoulder pad and the flat cardboard cut out of what will be the second.

Man nipples! (Posted 14th January 2012)

At what point with cosplay do you start to wonder if you're taking things a little too far. I crossed that bridge whilst building Crying Wolf which is probably why I ended up making this. I'm still not 100% sure this will work but it was certainly an interesting learning experience.

I bound my chest with bandages and clinfilm. With the help of a very good friend we made a cast of my chest with alginate (for the shape)and modroc (for support). The alginate was freezing cold as it contains mint. The menthol in the mint binds to cold receptors which results in the sensation of cold. We ended up having to cast twice becase cast 1 collapsed. I was shivering uncontrollably by the end.

From this negative cast (After a few plasticine repairs) I cast a positive from plaster of Paris. Onto this I built my pecs out of plasticine. Then I took a negative cast of the pecs, again with plaster of Paris, before making a positive cast out of latex. I then coloured the latex. I may recast at some point with silicone but for my first cast I wanted to keep things as cheap as possible and my research recommended latex as a starting place. Just FYI it wasn't all that cheap; just cheaper than it could have been.

I'll put up a blow by blow account either on here or on DA if and only if I decide that this is going to work. I don't want to talk people through a project that ultimately fails.

Baggy trousers (Posted 30th November 2011)

I've made the gi and I'm in love with my mahoosive trousers. I could have made two or three regular pairs of trousers from the fabric that has gone into these. Before pleating the waistband was 66 inches. ^_^

Shoes! (Posted 27th November 2011)

I have all the fabric and all the parts for the wig (hopefully the plan will work). Yesterday I made a start on a shoe. Today I finished that shoe. The picture shows the completed shoe beside the base shoe.

To make the shoe, I levered off the base shoe sole around the edge so that later I could tuck in the edges of the new fabric covering for a neater finish. Then I took strips of orange chiffon and glued them into pleats which took rather a long time, though was speeded up with the help of a heat gun. For the ankle padding I double up a piece of fabric and sewed a line about an inch and a half from the fold before stuffing the tube created.

Finally I glued the sole back into place. Presto. Now to do the other one...