|I was originally going to cosplay Katniss from The Hunger Games to Midlands, but I didn't think I would be able to afford her... then Rebecca ended up costing me about £140! I wore this with PREDATOR PETE's S.T.A.R.S. Chris again :)|
The undershirt was originally a long sleeved green top, where we shortened the sleeves down. We ironed on the S.T.A.R.S. patch, but for some reason it was a bit dodgy so it was nearly falling off by the end of the day haha.
The rescue vest was originally a white vest top that I ended up customising. I sewed all the canvas bits on as webbing and then used t-shirt transfer paper for the rescue logo on the back of the vest.
The pants were customised from mens combats, we shortened the length and added the white bits on the bottom of the pants.
The utility belt was a security belt that I added airsoft pouches onto.
Quite an easy cosplay in terms of Resident Evil ones, so happy that I finally got to cosplay her! :)
|Poppers for necklace||£1.12||Bought|
|White tank top||£4.34||Bought|
|Fabric and thread||£3.00||Bought|
|Second wig :(||£8.99||Bought|
|8m of beige webbing (plus postage)||£8.54||Bought|
Everything bought! (Posted 8th February 2013)
Absolutely everything has been bought for this cosplay now, save for some buckles which I can get in the fabric shop. Ahhh so excited that this is finally coming together now :)
Defo not gonna suit boycut hair though lmao
Utility belt done! (Posted 4th February 2013)
Got my pouches and security belt through in the post, so that's another thing off the checklist! One of my pouches definitely looks more green in the light though which annoys me, but thankfully it's the one on the back so I don't have to look at it haha. PREDATOR PETE is once again being a star and lending me his radio, so I can throw that in the radio pouch as well :)
Literally just need to buy the clothes now. Which is pretty much a major part of the cosplay haha. Can't wait to finally have everything bought! Just waiting on the STARS patch as well. May have to buy some new shoelaces as the ones I bought are far too short for the boots. We'll see!
Fabric (Posted 1st February 2013)
Just been to the fabric shop where my sister works and got three metres of fabric for my tshirt and some thread for £3 haha. Oh the perks of having family who work there. Unfortunately the material I chose isn't stretchy, but it was the only fabric in the shop that was the right colour :( For £3 I'm not too bothered if I don't end up using it though!
I'm going to order the pants tonight and if the colours don't match up, I'll head to the other local fabric shop and see what I can get in there.
Pouches acquired :) (Posted 29th January 2013)
Just managed to swing a deal with an eBay seller, so I've got all the belt pouches sorted out now. This costume is costing me way more than I hoped it would haha :(
Fortunately after those are bought, all that needs buying is the pants, top and vest, then I'm sorted!
I've also decided that I'm just gonna reuse my STARS Jill watch for the sake of convenience. After looking at my bought list, I don't really want to have to spend any more money on this bloody cosplay haha
Wig troubles (Posted 28th January 2013)
First wig was unfortunately nowhere near anything I needed so I've had to buy a second one. Bit annoyed really, but I've bought another one anyway. I'm just hoping that it arrives in time for Midlands otherwise this cosplay is going to have to be put off :/
I've still got so much stuff to buy for this and I keep dipping into my savings, which I really don't want to do! I'll just have to bite the bullet and get on with it I think.
Last minute decision! (Posted 16th January 2013)
A bit of a last minute decision, but basically Katniss wasn't going to happen unfortunately. Rebecca looked like a simple one to do, so I've gone with her as I've only got a month to get it sorted. Most of the bits have been bought, just waiting on them to arrive now!
Fortunately I can reuse my Jill gloves for this which takes a tiny bit of the money pressure off haha. That's just about the only thing I can reuse though!