|Time Taken :||9-10hrs|
|Big Arina Tanemura geek, must make as many costumes from her mangas as possible. Takuto won't escape my wrath! Truth be told I was a bit Takuto fan when I watched the anime, however I got converted into an Izumi fan quickly as I read the manga however Takkun is still cute and gets the cooler outfit. (But I still love you Izumi!)|
1m White cotton - £6
Black top - £2-3 (I think????)
Gloves - £1.69
Everything else was found in my fabric bin! Scoooore.
The jeans, belt and trainers were bought.
The jacket was made from scratch. It only has shoulder seams and if I'm being honest, it's a bit small!! It doesn't flare out like his jacket either but hey ho I'll live, this is just a little casual costume I whipped up and I don't mind too much about it not being 100% accurate. The sleeves were made from polycotton leftover from another costume and the white is also polycotton which were cut and sewn.
The little blue patch is also made from polycotton however it was a pain to sew on due to it being circular! If I ever buy some heat & bond I may remake the patch however I was not willing to buy some just for this sake loool. The yellow bit is felt - thank goodness felt doesn't fray! The gold clip is made from craft foam painted in acrylics and on the back is velcro.
The gloves were normal white gloves from a Pharmacy which I hacked to make fingerless and then sewed on the sticky up thing (please someone tell me the correct technical term!). The sticky up bit is made with cotton jersey lining with medium weight interfacing on the inside. The blue bits were polycotton and sewn on afterwards. The kitty emblems were made with felt, fabric glue and a fine line pen for the details.
The black top I bought from Primark and hacked it up a bit and sewed on the white strip.
The hat was made from fleece with four triangular panels. The ears were three triangles so that it has some volume - felt was later stitched on and this was hand sewn onto the hat. The belt that goes around the hat is made from blue jersey (not 100% accurate, may change it if I find some more accurate coloured fabric!) with medium weight interfacing on the inside. And finally the blue flappy bits is polycotton and the gold coin is craft foam.
Wings were from my Fortune Quartz costume.
Hair is my own, however for the fringe I had a long black wig that needed to be cut short. So I used the wefts from that to make my own fringe that clipped onto my hair (I should have sewed it onto the hat itself but I didn't want any seams to be shown!!). So yay! I have my very own clip-on fringe! 8D
PHEW! I think that's it.
... I keep adding bits to this costume. I swear whenever I rewear it I make something new to it, or modify it to make it better!
|Make black undertop||High||Complete|
|Make neko hat||High||Complete|
|Make white shirt||High||Complete|
|Find/Buy suitable trainers||Low||Complete|
26/08/2009 - Updated ears (Posted 26th August 2009)
I can be badass too with kitty hat and gloves avec Mickey Mouse top..... maybe not.
Made the ears much bigger because the inaccuracy was seriously annoying me (I can't live with an inaccurate costume after all...) It's a much better improvement and it looks better now, in my opinion. Looks cuter too |D *shot*
Time Taken - 30 mins
26/08/2009 - Gloves!! (Posted 26th August 2009)
Cute kitty gloves ftw~ I love wearing them (even if they do make my fingers cold) and staring at the kitty emblem for hours on end........ Well maybe not.
Added the top bit (I still don't know the technical term) which was made from sew on medium weight interfacing (I really couldn't be bothered to get the iron out, so I used the sew on stuff instead~) and at first I used polycotton but I didn't like the look of it. So I used really pathetically flimsy cotton jersey instead. It was a pain to cut and pin but I got there eventually and although the weave is different it's matches much more so I'm happier. The blue bits is polycotton.
Time Taken - 2hrs of much faffing about!
Woohoo! This costume is almost complete. Just have to redo the black top to make it neater, finish off the hat and I should be done. I need to remake my wings as well because they're not very accurate (I'M PICKY!) buuuut I'll do that another time xD;
25/08/2009 - Gloves 70% (Posted 25th August 2009)
........ The kitty gloves...... Are so adorable D8
These gloves are nice and comfy, HOWEVER A PAIN TO MAKE (as always. Gloves are my most-hated things to make). I bought a pair of cotton gloves out of laziness and hacked them off and made them fingerless. Believe it or not it actually took a whole episode of Bleach to hem them x'D;;
The kitty emblem is made with layers of felt which were glued together using fabric glue and the eyes and mouth of the kitty was drawn on using a fine liner. Went for manga version because I thought it'd look weird by sticking a piece of pink felt loool (There's a difference, I flicked through a load of references and found that in the anime the kitty's mouth is open whereas in the manga it's closed. Shock horror!)
I'd finish them off tonight but I'm too tired >_< And sleepy Fifi means burning self with the iron. Which I would rather not do : D Ah yes... And I've only turned one glove fingerless *shot* I've made two kitty emblems though!!!
The kitty emblem isn't actually sewn on yet.. I'm lazy |D
Time Taken - 1hr (Kitty took precision!)
P.S. It's not -actually- yellow. It's white but my light has a yellow tint. Blame artificial lighting.
22/08/2009 - Kitty hat~ (Posted 22nd August 2009)
Cat, I'm a kitty cat. And I dance dance dance and I dance dance dance *shot*
Start of the hat, I know it's not entirely accurate. But right now I just REALLY want to get this costume done for I've dragged it on for almost a year now and it's driving my insane aaargh xD
Unlike my other hats this one doesn't have a rim! Instead it will have that belt thing he has, unfortunately I don't have the right colour blue so I couldn't make it (I do have the right colour for his dangly things though! But I couldn't be bothered tonight xD).
Time Taken - 1hr
Photo taken on webcam, because I couldn't be bothered to get out my camera XD
17/08/2009 - Black top (Posted 17th August 2009)
NO I HAVEN'T GIVEN UP ON THIS COSPLAY YET DESPITE MY LAST PROGRESS BEING TWO MONTHS AGO!
Black top is complete, well actually I'll redo the white strip. I didn't want to use the zig zag stitch because it'd be blatantly obvious there's a messy stitch there. Buuut I guess I'm going to HAVE to use it because it looks terrible without XD
Time Taken: Very little time, about 20mins
30/06/2009 - White jacket 100% (Posted 30th June 2009)
This costume proves why you should always save every scrap of fabric you cut! I managed to find the perfect colour blue after discovering I still have a bit of light blue from my Haruhi Suzumiya costume 2 years ago!! Had to dig through the depths of my fabric bags though, at least I remembered I had some! I also digged through my drawers to find some yellow felt, god knows why I have some though O_o
This costume has also reminded me why I hate circles. I hate cutting them out and I also hate appliqué-ing them. Since I suck at hand applique I decided to do a normal full body photo rather than an up close one, otherwise it would show my bad stitching AND bad painting to boot 8D;
Yellow felt was glued onto patch. Patch seems to be a little too far down my jacket, I really cannot be bothered to fix it though. Perhaps some other time when I'm feeling more OCD, at the moment I cannot be bothered to go into OCD mode even if it is driving me insane xD At least I got the yellow part perfect, it has the exact number of rings hurrrr~ [Although I did glue it on wrong, urgh!]
Gold snap is made from craft foam painted in acrylic and it is secured onto my jacket with buttons. However I may change this to velcro sometime, that or make the button holes smaller O_o
Time Taken - 30mins
28/06/2009 - White top 90% (Posted 28th June 2009)
5 months later and I FINALLY make more progress eh? Yes I'm taking my sweet time with this LOL! I have no set date anymore so I can 8P
Took me ages to sew on those white strips on the sleeves actually. And even then they weren't perfect, gaaaaah. I took so long with them that I just couldn't be bothered to make them straight nor equally spaced - so much for being a perfectionist!
I would've finished it off completely however I didn't have any giant buttons I wanted to part with [i.e. I didn't want to cut off my blazer buttons ROFL] nor did I have the right colour fabric for the blue patch. Sooo it may be another 5 months before I finish this completely 8P
Have a progress photo anyway! [I look hugeee, blame the L t-shirt xD!]
Time Taken - 1-2hrs [With much procrastination]
P.S. I also bought the perfect pair of jeans, couldn't be bothered to get changed though sooo I shall wear them in my next progress photo!
10/01/2009 - White top 60% (Posted 10th January 2009)
Urgh, I felt like giving up! I don't know why but the top was harder to make than it looks! D'8 I tried to make the sides seamless since the reference pictures were annoying and had no seams for me. This wasn't too much of a problem, just did some problem solving and it worked out, however I didn't have enough fabric to get the flared out look I wanted so INACCURATE ALERT! It looks like the jacket falls on a straight line at the front, I had to make it slightly diagonal due to lack of fabric for the flare, making me muck up the hem LOL. Next problem was the hood, I made it waaay too big so I had to take it in a lot, it's still too big but it's oversized in the reference anyway. It's a funny shaped hood, it falls funny because the hood is attached down the middle of the jacket! Geesh!
I still need to make the sleeves, kinda ran out of fabric for it! Who knew one base of a jacket would take one metre!? Ah well, it's very snuggly and keeps me warm! Yay for pure cotton 8D *hasn't used 100% cotton since great saiyaman*
Time Taken - pfft I dunno, 1hr maybe
Picture - Lol, I had to get the right angle to make my belleh look okay. So unflattering! ;_; I need to work out D8< And yes I WILL bind on the day, I'm not gonna bind every time I try on the jacket cause I'll run out of duct tape LOL!