Illulyn
 


Costume :Chi
Variant :Kidnap dress
Source :Chobits
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2012


Costume Photos

Andrei Guiamoy Photography

Complete-ish

Shoe ref

Back ref

Construction ref

Color ref

 


Costume Information

Description
I'm unsure which day(s) I'll be able to attend MCM this October so I wanted to do a costume that could be standalone without a group, in case I had to pull out and not come, or change the day I was coming, and Chi was perfect.

I've gone with a simple, yet pretty dress from the kidnap arc (seen first in chapter 38). Using the color reference from the anime.

Comments

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Looks beautiful so far!

by InfiniteJester on Thursday, 18 October, 2012 - 00:15
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Why you look so addorable D: stop it

by Sherbet-Lemon on Tuesday, 23 October, 2012 - 17:00
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You're so super cute!

by Silantre on Thursday, 25 October, 2012 - 15:32
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So pretty! You make such an adorable Chii <3

by miss-fuu-chan on Thursday, 1 August, 2013 - 20:49
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The costume looks wonderfully made! You really do look adorable. I personally think the ears are alittle too long for Chi and a tad to pointy. Knowing the outfit is already made I think maybe if you was to rewear it to make anew set of ears ^^ The ears are good now but to make it more perfect some new ears 8) Maybe with some worbla 8D
(be awesome if you could get them to open up and have wire in there too XD)

by Darkiekun on Tuesday, 24 September, 2013 - 11:25
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'be awesome if you could get them to open up and have wire in there too' Arghh I know! I had intended to do that, but ran out of time! ;3;
I can assure you I shan't be wearing her again, however, as white just really isn't my color and the wig was suuuch a pain! :c

(I find it hard to work with Worbla, it smells so good and I have to keep having snack breaks :P)

by Illulyn on Tuesday, 24 September, 2013 - 11:42
 

To-Do List

real dressMediumPlanned
wigMediumPlanned
persocom ears & hair togglesMediumPlanned
style wigMediumPlanned
Mock dressLowIn Progress
contactsLowPlanned

Shopping List

Fabric 4m at £5/m£20.00Bought
Bias tape 30p/m£1.00Bought
zipper£0.60Bought
wig£22.00Bought
contacts£0.00To Buy
Total£43.60

Journal

Shoes + screw up (Posted 24th October 2012)

Managed to pick up a pair of shoes that I can paint white today. They're not the right style at all, but there's not much I can do about that with such little time left available to me so they'll have to do.
Photo is one painted, with one coat, and one not. I think I'll do two coats.

The Screw up? I made the skirt a few inches too short oTL There's absolutely no way I can change it as I have no time to get more fabric, or sew it together - so I'll have to be Chii as if she never left the peep show? oTL

This costume doesnt want to happen ;3; (Posted 23rd October 2012)

Picked up the shoes from the post office today. COVERED in marks and scratches and what nots, thank you crappy ebay seller!
So, going to have to go emergency shoe shopping, if not I'll have to paint a pair of my own shoes *sobs*

Buhhhhhhhh x 2 (Posted 22nd October 2012)

Sooo I had to take the skirt off of the bodice again to do a new technique that /should/ hopefully make it more poofy.. if it doesn't work I give up on this one!

Still need to style the wig, re-attatch the skirt, get shoes, persocom ears, and so on. I really am cutting it fine with this one~!

progress photo (Posted 17th October 2012)

OK. So continuing from previous ramble: I don't like the length of the skirt, that needs to go up a few inches. The persocom ears I'm wearing there are made of paper, so don't take them seriously. The wig is waaaay too thin, even the fringe is disappointing. I could go on oTL

Buhhhh (Posted 17th October 2012)

Wig has arrived. Contacts are en route. shoes are en route. Persocom ears haven't even been started. Wig needs styling. Sleeves haven't been done yet. Petticoat hasn't been done. Wig doesn't seem thick enough.
And now I discover a new way to add the ruffles to the skirt.
oTL I feel like this is never ending xD

Fabrics (Posted 3rd October 2012)

Picked up all my fabrics today~! I got 4m of the white, which is wayyy too much - but I'd rather have too much than too little nad £5 a meter isn't bad. I can always find a use for white fabric!
I went with a base fabric that has a tiny bit of stretch to it, as I couldn't find an opaque white fabric that didn't look like deck chair canvas, but I think it may add to the comfort factor of the dress.

Picked up some pink bias tape and a zipper, too.
I'll start making it all this weekend if I don't visit my mom x3

Start~ (Posted 20th September 2012)

I'm currently half way through making up the mock dress just for my own purposes e.g checking I have the seams in the right places etc. I've realised I've not given the bodice enough length to do the V shaped waist though (darnit!) so it's a good thing I didn't go straight for the real thing!

I'm waiting to start university before I start with the persocom ears as I'd like to vacuumform them if it's possible (hoping my uni has a vacuum former, if not, I might make a DIY one or find another solution)
I haven't yet ordered the wig as I'm indecisive as to which one to get, however, I have made plans as how to get the shaping of it done, as it splits at the back.