|Time Taken :||2 weeks|
|It's unfortunate, but I have never, ever, EVER seen this costume being attempted, let alone at a cosplay event in person, and I have done a lot of ccs cosplay searching on the net in my time. Something needs to be done about this ;)|
Nearly there! (Posted 16th February 2012)
I've completed the shoes, cape and now the hat. I just have to start and finish the bodysuit tomorrow. I've sourced my patterns so I just have to make it for the last dash!
Cape (Posted 30th January 2012)
The cape is a two tiered article with a stand up collar, so I've decided to tackle it in three pieces. The top layer in itself required 4 drafts to get it to fit me perfectly, It will need a bit of a press, but it fits perfectly! Lets hope that the rest goes just as well!
Recolour of shoes (Posted 30th January 2012)
I'm actually too embarrassed to show how yellow my first attempt of painting my shoes went, and then how sticky they got because I used glossy wall paint...
Scarf! (Posted 30th January 2012)
Here's the scarf in it's completed form. It's 9ft long altogther and needs a press since the wool all rolled up. My mother made this though I made one of the pom poms at the end, she made another one as they're so time consuming. I cant knit very well unfortunately ;^_^
SHOES! (Posted 5th January 2012)
I wish you could upload multiple images for these things but on well, it makes for more writing.
Starting (Posted 5th January 2012)
This is my current project. This particular battle costume is worn by Sakura during the final judgement against Yue and the recurring dream. It's also seen to be worn by the plushie of herself on her bedside. I've not seen this worn by anybody at an event, or even online which is a shame, because it really is a cute and iconic costume of the series. I can also get away with using either the Clow or Star staff :3
Here's a look at the fabrics I bought, though taken by a crappy phone camera. In person it looks spot on and the pink drapes really well. I bought two different types of fabric for the bodysuit; a pale calico/cream colour for the body and a slightly darker shade for the sections around her legs. The reference image above isn't true or consistent to the anime series itself, as the laces are coloured wrongly, so I used screencaps from the series as my references.
I also bought a pattern for a basic bodice with princess seams, since I wanted it to look as though it had been pulled from the screen! but this means I will have to extend it to make it into a full bodysuit and lengthen the sleeves. It will fasten down the back through a zip, so lets hope I've got someone handy if I need to go to the bathroom!
The socks will be bought from a shop on ebay. I've already found them but I have yet to actually buy them. For the shoes I've bought some trainers which look similar from TK Max, and I will be repainting those. I'm hoping to test out my new wig that i got for christmas with this costume too!
The scarf is being covered by my Mum, since I'm not that great at knitting, I always seem to drop or gain stitches, and with a scarf this long, I'll be in for a world of trouble with it so I left it to her. It's approximately 1/4 of the way along at the moment and will have fuzzy pom poms at the ends.