MissColzyChan
 


Costume :Yuki Cross
Variant :Day Class Uniform
Source :Vampire Knight
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2009


Costume Photos

Vampire Knight Group

Vampire Knight Group

Yuki ^^

Vampire Knight Group

On Stage

On Stage

Reference ^_^

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : Around £80-£90
Time Taken : About 2 Months

Description
My first costume made mostly from scratch by me with some help from my nan =)

Both the Blazer and Skirt were made from scratch. They are made from plain black cotton twill, though the Blazer is also lined. I then attached all the white ribbon myself using hemming web. All the rose buttons and silver studs are hand-sewn on. The bow was just some wide ribbon I sewed together and is held onto the zipper.

The white shirt, socks and boots were all bought from Primark.
The Artemis Rod was made by my awesome father =) Its just a wooden curtain pole with a few coats of silver spray paint.
Wig was also commissioned by Liz (SephNoir)

I first wore this to the London MCM Expo in May 2009 and also took part in the Masquerade for the first time as part of a small Vampire Knight group =)
Iv'e also worn this to a few other events including the Japanese Arts Festival and also LFCC 2009~

Cost Notes~
Wig (Base Wig & Styling costs)~ £40- Wig from Ebay and styled by SephNoir
Fabric~
'Suiting' fabric in black, Silk lining in black, Iron-on Interfacing, Black Cotton~ £22.50 from FabricLand
McCall's Jacket Pattern~ £7.50 from Fabricland
New Look Skirt Pattern~ (Bought Previously) £5.50 from a fabric shop
White Shirt~ £2.50 from Primark
Black Over-Knee Socks~ £1.50 from Primark
Brown Lace-up Boots~ £8 from Primark
White 06mm Single Satin Ribbon (10 metres)~ £1 from habbyworld.co.uk
White Rose Buttons~ £1.80 from habbyworld.co.uk
Silver Diamond-Shaped Sew-On Studs~ £2 (Plus P+P) from Ebay
Black 12inch Zip (For Jacket)~ £1.20 from local fabric store
'Stay's Put' Sock Glue~ £5.79 plus £1.99 P+P from Ebay
Cross Acadamy Necklace~ £4.98 (Including P+P) from Ebay
Cross Acadamy, Prefect's Arm Band~ £2.50 from Ebay
Hemming Web ('wonder web')~ £1.75 from Asda
Black 8inch Concealed Skirt Zip~ £1.79 from The Thread Emporium
Cordial Red Ribbon (2 metres) for Tie/bow~ £1.60 from The Thread Emporium
Wooden Curtain Pole (5"11)~ £9.99 from Wilkinsons
Silver Spray-Paint (For buttons & artemis)~ Borrowed from Chris XD

Comments

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YUUKI XO WE LUV U XD

by Sweeturk on Thursday, 15 January, 2009 - 23:47
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Really looking forward to seeing this ^-^

by Leonie Heartilly on Tuesday, 21 April, 2009 - 23:40
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Me too, will look awesome with our vampire knight group, we will rock! ^_^

by CosplayChris-San on Wednesday, 22 April, 2009 - 19:06
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Socks- You can get plain black knee-high socks easily. If you have a Pairs or general sock shop near you they're bound to have them. Almost certain Peacocks sell them also if not EBAY! XD I love knee-highs lol Sock glue is awesome also as I find knee-highs stay up if you're still but the moment you start walking about they start to inch their way down... ^^;

by Leonie Heartilly on Wednesday, 22 April, 2009 - 19:15
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Do we possibly have the same brown Primark boots? xD

by HystericalDame on Tuesday, 28 April, 2009 - 23:54
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Erm well I got them from Primark so ^^

by MissColzyChan on Wednesday, 6 May, 2009 - 22:07
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YAY its completed!! Can't wait for the masquerade! ^_^

by CosplayChris-San on Thursday, 21 May, 2009 - 18:32
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Fantastic blazer! I love Artemis too! 8D
Definitely look out for you at expo, you'll make a awesome Yuki!

by Charlie-Bear on Thursday, 21 May, 2009 - 20:00
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@Special-Pleb: Thanks so much! XD Means a LOT to me!
I shall look out for you too ^^

by MissColzyChan on Thursday, 21 May, 2009 - 20:54
 

To-Do List

Wig (Commissioned) HighComplete
Sailor Collar HighComplete
White and Dark Red Ribbon (Bought)HighComplete
Buy Fabric HighComplete
Add white ribbon to jacketHighComplete
Prefect's Arm Band (Bought)HighComplete
JacketHighComplete
Find/Alter Sewing PatternsHighComplete
Pleated SkirtHighComplete
Spray-Paint rose buttons silverMediumComplete
Sew buttons and studs onto jacketMediumComplete
Artemis RodMediumComplete
White Shirt (Bought)MediumComplete
Silver Pins and Rose Buttons~ For Jacket (Bought)MediumComplete
Tie/Bow (On jacket)LowComplete
Necklace (Bought) LowComplete
Brown Lace-Up Boots (Bought)LowComplete
Black Socks (Bought)LowComplete

Journal

Artemis & cosplay is now finished XD 21/5/09 (Posted 21st May 2009)

YAY Its now offically all finished XD

I spent majority of yesterday finishing of bits of the jacket and sewing on the buttons and studs (oh what fun xD) & I have to say i'm very pleased with how its all turned out ^^

As for the Artemis I got a wooden curtain pole (Its nearly 6ft) from Wilkinsons on Tuesday and my dad has kindly spray-painted it silver and today using some thread, wrapped several pieces round to create the 'raised bits' Its not as good as it could be but thats purely because I don't have enough time now~ But I'm still happy with it ^^

Expo is now less than 48 hours away *squee!* ^^ and im so happy to have it all finished! Can't wait! Look out for me and my group on the sunday and also sunday's masquerade! XDD

Nearly There ^_^ (Posted 15th May 2009)

Skirt is offically complete ^_^ & looks good...doesn't look that great on me due to my shape >_< BUT i'm trying to not let it get to me too much.

The jacket is comming along really nicely ^_^ I hemmed the bottom today as well as making the side-pleats and sewing them down. Also pinned the zip in place so just needs to be sewn down. Had to alter the front of the collar slightly but looks loads better now and also managed to sew on the cuffs ^_^ The ribbon is so far done on the collar and cuffs so basically need to finish all the ribbon.

I decided in the end to use 'wonder web' or hemming web to attach the ribbon and it looks really good I think =) After the ribbon I just need to spray-paint the buttons and sew them along with the studs. I'm also now making the tie/bow as I managed to get some dark red ribbon for it ^_^

Last thing I need to do is the Artemis...which all depends on if we are still doing the masquerade >_< I know its only a week to go now till expo but trust me it will be done by thursday XDD

Oh and the necklace also arrived a few days ago ^^

Skirt & Ribbon progress~ 6/5/09 (Posted 6th May 2009)

Skirt is now complete with the exception of the zip which I still need to get ^^ and then just needs to be ironed.

I also started work on the cuffs today~ after many hours of trying to pin the ribbon on I started to machine sew it on..however the machine doesnt seem to like it one bit >_< I then tried hand-sewing but it was still making the ribbon look really holey so im thinking now of getting some fabric glue.

I'd rather sew it because its more secure that way but I don't like it being so holey >_< I think its just where the ribbon is so thin~ So anywho gona go buy some fabric glue tomorrow hopefully and will then get right back onto the cuffs and then the jacket. I'm hoping as well if I use glue it should make it a lot quicker ^^

Wig & Updates =) 22/04/09 (Posted 22nd April 2009)

The wig is now finished and looks awesome! ^_^ I can't wait to recieve it and try it on =) Once it arrives I'll try it on and take some pictures but for now this one will do ^^

The skirt is now almost complete, I just need to iron down the pleats, add the waistband and zip and also cut it shorter I think. As for the jacket my nan found out that the pattern we are using has it made up of bits for some reason :S SO basically instead of the main body being all one piece its in several if that makes any sense LOL BUTT its still going good =) The top part (minus the collar) and sleeves are now done~ Not too sure if its still going to be lined also as for some reason again the pattern doesnt tell you how to line it :S Anywho ^^ Hopefully the jacket shall be finished over the next week so I can go buy some ribbon to finish it off ^^

Also found the almost perfect socks for a £1~ I say almost perfect, well thier perfect in the length (Thigh-high) and in the fact they don't seem to want to roll down my legs but thier not plain black and have this like 'pinstripe' look to them ¬¬ so im still not sure what I will be doing socks-wise :S

Boots! ^_^ (Posted 23rd March 2009)

YAY im so happy to have some boots for yuki!! ahhh
Well I saw these in Primark last Saturday in Basingstoke but they didn&amp;#039;t have my size so I was really really annoyed but my mum took me to my more local Primark today and they had loads! XDD

I thought they looked a little bit chunky when I first tried them on but after trying them with some black socks and a random skirt lol they look loads better =) and such a steal for only £8!! Good old Primark =)

Fabric is bought! XD (Posted 16th March 2009)

Went to Fabric land today after getting some help from my Nan ^_^
Bought fabric for both the jacket and skirt~
I couldn't find any twill so decided to go for some 'suiting' fabric in black. Also got some black silk lining and interfacing for the Jacket as well as a pattern for it

Shall hopefully be starting work on the skirt sometime this week XD