|Time Taken :||4 months|
|Rin Kagamine has been my favourite Vocaloid since I first started listening to the songs. Infact, Rin was the first vocaloid I listened to. When I found out what cosplay was, I was desperate to start making a costume (even more so when I saw the prices for the costume) so I got the materials from old clothing that me and my family never wore anymore, bought some black shorts, a white v-neck shirt, yellow ribbon, yellow belt, and a yellow scarf thing off E-bay and spent time in making it.|
The hardest part to make would probably be the sailor collar. That's what took up most of my time. I hope I won't be making another one anytime soon.
Another tough part was making the bow that sits on top of Rin's head. It was hard enough to find ones for sale and if I did, I hated how they looked or they were way too expensive for my liking. So I used a plain old white headband, some cardboard from a cereal box to keep the bow up and some white fabric similar to the one used for the bow on the top. It turned out pretty good (though my friends mum said the bow looked like rabbit ears more than a bow. Everyone else disagreed)
When I first put on the outfit, it was really comfy and looked really nice for a hand made costume. I really liked the outcome of it.
The most frustrating part about the costume was my wig. I have a LOT of hair and when that hair is plaited and put in wig cap, let's just say when I put the wig on I looked more like a 60's reject than Rin Kagamine. So I need to get another wig cap and level out my hair as much as possible, so that's a two person job but I'll get the hang of it eventually.
Overall, the costume has turned out well and I really am proud of it for my first complete cosplay. It isn't as good as some of the really expensive ones, but it's good for hand made and on a small budget.