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Costume :Hit Girl
Variant :Full costume
Source :Kick Ass
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London Film and Comic Con 2013

Costume Photos

Actually, this one's quite scary...

More posing

almost there 1

Attempted to do some of the sleeve ribbing....


Cape making

Ref 2


Costume Information

Has to be done....


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I'd love to see this :D

by Mungojerrie on Sunday, 27 November, 2011 - 15:26
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So would I! :)

by Starbucks dad on Sunday, 27 November, 2011 - 18:02
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Now, this I've got to see! It's gonna be awesome! :)

by TheSocialPariah on Monday, 28 November, 2011 - 08:46
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It has to be done!

Besides for the first time she'll be roughly the same age as the character she's playing :)

by Starbucks dad on Wednesday, 30 November, 2011 - 20:23
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Oh wow, now *this* I can't wait to see! She will totally suit it :D
best of luck guys

by Plasticsharkattack on Sunday, 18 December, 2011 - 19:21
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And totally un-related, but you guys live in Eastbourne?! Me too! *high 5*

by Plasticsharkattack on Sunday, 18 December, 2011 - 19:22
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Thanks, we just have to get River Tam and Catwoman (!) out of the way first....

We're hoping that Hit Girl would be ready for the conventions in September/October so it should be ready for the late MCMExpo so hopefully you'll get to see what we come up with.

You can't possibly live in Eastbourne. You're not over 60! :)

by Starbucks dad on Sunday, 18 December, 2011 - 20:26
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haha, aw man, this one is going to look amazing! It'll be really good to see a Hit Girl costumer around the right age as well

by Aks100 on Monday, 19 December, 2011 - 23:25
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Yes do it! you're so cute! You're so lucky to have started sewing so early, you'll be brilliant when you're older! xxx

by alienqueen on Sunday, 19 February, 2012 - 21:39
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Thanks, if we can get the Catwoman catsuit OK, then we stand a fair chance of getting this one right (probably!)

by Starbucks dad on Monday, 20 February, 2012 - 19:03
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I hope this will be ready by October Expo :D
I'm going to be cosplaying as Red Mist then :3
I'm sure this cosplay will turn out great ^-^

by TheGyroCaptain on Saturday, 24 March, 2012 - 08:51
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Sollux - fantastic, look forward to seeing you there. Yep, the idea is that it will be ready for EMS and the October 2012 Expo.

by Starbucks dad on Thursday, 12 April, 2012 - 18:49
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This is going to look Awesome! Makes me want to start on my Big Daddy :P

As for weapons, I'd suggest her "knife on a string" things she has at the end. It'll be small, easy to make, but still cool

by Tony-Jay on Tuesday, 5 June, 2012 - 22:52
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This will be amazing =]

Can't wait to see!

by Numta on Wednesday, 6 June, 2012 - 10:33
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El:thanks guys :)

by Starbucks dad on Wednesday, 6 June, 2012 - 18:28
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Ah, the knife thingy. Good call. I'd totally forgotten that one. Thanks.

by Starbucks dad on Thursday, 7 June, 2012 - 19:24
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my brain is hurting just from reading your journal entry! lol

by Numta on Tuesday, 10 July, 2012 - 19:52
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It's getting worse the more I research this one! Might suggest she goes as something easier like the Millennium Falcon, York Minster or Wales (all of it) :)

by Starbucks dad on Tuesday, 10 July, 2012 - 20:22
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Wow, best of luck with this - I'd never noticed how detailed her outfit was before. Still, I'm sure El will look fantastic, as always :)

by Zelvyne on Thursday, 12 July, 2012 - 21:03
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Glad one of us is confident about this!

by Starbucks dad on Sunday, 15 July, 2012 - 19:32
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Slowly but surely coming together! =D

It will be amazing when finished =P

by Numta on Monday, 23 July, 2012 - 15:04
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Thanks for the encouragement - desperately needed! :)

by Starbucks dad on Monday, 23 July, 2012 - 15:10
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Looking forward to seeing this! I'm really betting she's gonna look brilliant! :)

by moriartti on Thursday, 8 November, 2012 - 11:55
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If you need any advice on wigs I'd be happy to help :)

I'm looking forward to seeing this completed :3

by TheGyroCaptain on Sunday, 6 January, 2013 - 20:55
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Oo. Might take you up on that. First wig we got was dreadful but we haven't pursued Hitgirl too much at the mo what with the others we've been working on (although it could be argued that Misfit has been a dry run for capes and utility belts etc..).

If we get stuck will drop you a pm. Thanks for the offer.

by Starbucks dad on Sunday, 6 January, 2013 - 22:01
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No problem :-)
Btw wear do you buy your leatherette from ? I've been looking and can't seem to find any ~

by TheGyroCaptain on Monday, 7 January, 2013 - 18:36
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We're quite lucky in having several fabric shops nearby who often have some cheap deals going. But when we can't get anything locally, these two have been quite good:

Of course, with El only being wee, we tend not to need that much when we do buy, which helps. :)

by Starbucks dad on Sunday, 13 January, 2013 - 10:09
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Thanks so much :D

by TheGyroCaptain on Sunday, 13 January, 2013 - 13:47
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This will be amazing to see!

by Carmina on Monday, 8 April, 2013 - 20:47
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Thanks - material has arrived so we're finally starting on this one!

by Starbucks dad on Thursday, 25 April, 2013 - 19:03
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Looks amazing so far :)

by quixoticschlemiel on Sunday, 9 June, 2013 - 14:35
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This looks adorable!

by Crazedteensie on Sunday, 30 June, 2013 - 08:51
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:) Thanks.

Sadly, our camera broke at LFCC and so we have no pictures of the final version :(

by Starbucks dad on Sunday, 14 July, 2013 - 09:36
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Wow, this looks absolutely amazing, even with the 'unfinished' photos! I love seeing your progress on costumes and this one looks like your best yet!
El should be so proud <3 so cute (and badass too)!

by Exelia on Sunday, 14 July, 2013 - 10:29
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Ah bless, thank you so much. This one was a long time in progress and we both appreciate you kind comments.

by Starbucks dad on Thursday, 1 August, 2013 - 21:17
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Wow! Nice work!! I'm hoping I will get to see you guys in October!! Just one question, how have you decided to attach the stick to your back, because I can't work it out what with the cape being there XP

by SaffronJay on Monday, 26 August, 2013 - 09:28
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Thanks! October, El's doing the Loop as part of the Cardcaptor group at expo but she'll be giving Hitgirl a proper run out again at May expo. I've answered your query on your hitgirl costume as you're more likely to see it there than here ;)

by Starbucks dad on Friday, 6 September, 2013 - 06:30
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This is so perfect, great job!

by ToroSonyCat on Thursday, 19 September, 2013 - 19:06
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Thank you - most kind

by Starbucks dad on Sunday, 29 September, 2013 - 16:51
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Wow, the finished product looks really great! Everything is perfect.

by Carmina on Wednesday, 2 October, 2013 - 12:04


Last minute... (Posted 30th June 2013)

Almost there. We've cut the sword stick in half and put a screw thread inside and, remade the belt buckle. I think that's it.

..and the plan changes.. (Posted 6th April 2013)

We're just not going to get this ready for May. Switched to LFCC. Still at least we can go the whole hog with the extra time.

Ok.... (Posted 10th March 2013)

...time to get started. A change of plan in that we'll kick off with the basic costume first (i.e. without the shoulder belt and all the kit, grenades, knifes, guns etc) and hope to complete for May Expo. We just didn't have the time/funds last year to do these so we'll aim to add the extra bits for July's LFCC. At least that's the plan...

Wiggy problems (Posted 11th November 2012)

Ack, looks awful. Have to try again.

Plan (Posted 30th October 2012)

So we're going to do the props first - all of them! We'll leave the actual costume until a little closer to the time. This might be tempting fate of course but children do have this habit of growing and the thought of making it all and then El shooting up a few inches..

Of course, I could always not feed her for a bit but that does seem slightly extreme. Slightly.

Wigs arrived (Posted 29th October 2012)

It's very purple!

Pistols 2 (Posted 15th July 2012)

Toy pistols on the way - they'll need a serious paint job though, but should do the trick.

We might have also found the smoke grenade (currently a fishing float at her Granddads...)

Pistols (Posted 12th July 2012)

Think I've managed to track down the right models (not real ones obviously!)

Right then.... (Posted 10th July 2012)

Cripes this is going to a tough one to do well.

The costume might not be too bad. A catsuit (OK, done one of those), with some strange knee and elbow pads (Hmm) plus a cloak. Not too bad so far. Found some different material too which will be lighter but is more the correct colour.

It's the extras - and how many to include. Belt, obviously. But sword?, Balisong?, knuckle dusters? (knuckle dusters!). Do we do the gun jackety holster thing? If so then guns, knife, and grenade are needed.

I need a lie down....

Hmm (Posted 18th May 2012)

So some sample leatherette arrived but it just doesn't look right - not sure it's the right material type at all. Must research more.

Right then... (Posted 5th February 2012)

We've seen where we can get the right colour leatherette and we've just bought some hair dye for a trial (yes, I know it should be a wig, but El hates wearing a wig). We'll see what a purple bob looks like on her next week....

A good idea at the time.. (Posted 27th November 2011)

We were searching around for a 3rd cosplay for the 2012 "season" until I saw Kick Ass last night. No way El can see it in full (not even sure she could see an edited version to be honest) but she would be the right size/age to carry it off.