Freyarule
 


Costume :Percy the Little Green Engine
Variant :Gijinka
Source :Thomas the Tank Engine
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Minamicon 19 (2013)


Costume Photos

What are you doing with that crane...

What have you GOT in this suitcase?!?!

DRAMATIC STEAM SHOT. YES.

Trolling the Fat Controller

FAK U TRUCK Y U SO MEAN

Full outfit

 


Costume Information

Description
For the THOMAS THE F*CKING TANK ENGINE GROUP at Minamicon

YES YES I KNOW
I'm actually really scared of the show - as a child I was scared of their faces and it seems childhood trauma never goes away....OTL

But I still liked Percy, Percy was cool. And the group idea sounded so ridiculous...I knew I had to take part. Oh yes.

HOW I MADE IT:

I didn't actually draw up a design for Percy - all I had was the reference of the actual engine and an idea in my head! XD

I used an overalls pattern to create the overalls, and used green polycotton. The edges are sealed with red bias binding, and the pocket has a red and yellow felt 6 on it to show I'm Percy! 8D

The red polo shirt was bought, and I added grey strips to the sleeves. I fashioned a yellow neckscarf out of spare cotton drill I had lying around. The wig was one I used last year for my Blues Brothers costume, I just gave it a massive wash as it had a ton of hairspray in it LMAO! The hat I already had from a past Team Rocket Grunt cosplay :)

Comments

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Cool idea! Can't wait to see how this comes out :D

by PandoraCaitiff on Monday, 7 January, 2013 - 11:50
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yes Yes YES!!!!! This is so much win! I loved this show as a kid and can't wait to see the group! This is going to be brilliant :D

by gaming_goddess on Friday, 8 February, 2013 - 01:42
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This sounds intriguing to see. I wanna know how these costumes will be done. And Percy? That sounds cute.

by Ashy-kun on Friday, 8 February, 2013 - 03:18
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@GG: hehehe! Glad you approve XD
@Ashy-kun: I have a photo of my outfit without the wig,cap and shoes which I will try and remember to upload on here tonight :)

by Freyarule on Friday, 8 February, 2013 - 16:02
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Looking good ^^ I loved Thomas when I was little, shame I cant see it IRL :<

by Limegreenjelly on Monday, 11 February, 2013 - 22:06
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:D

by FlyingMammal on Tuesday, 12 February, 2013 - 22:41
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^^ Awww... That's a cute design. And interestingly enough, thinking Percy is a girl is quite easy, if you listen to his Japanese voice. He sounds so adorable. O.O

by Ashy-kun on Wednesday, 13 February, 2013 - 18:31
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I'm not really sure why I assumed he was a girl, he just looked and seemed more feminine than Thomas to me. Or maybe because he was my favourite character I was like "my favourite character so must be a girl yaaaaay" -_-; lmao!

by Freyarule on Wednesday, 13 February, 2013 - 20:30
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I'm pretty sure I completely missed this group at minami! Your photos look great, though.

by Carmina on Wednesday, 6 March, 2013 - 15:12
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Need more pics! 8D

by Pez on Tuesday, 19 March, 2013 - 20:05
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This is so cute, Mel! Love the little windswept scarf too :D

by Amy-Lou on Wednesday, 20 March, 2013 - 15:19
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Thanks my dears! <3 Putting up more photos now!

by Freyarule on Friday, 22 March, 2013 - 12:09
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Haha, love the cosplay and the group! I think that wig really suits you :)

by Lady Bahamut on Friday, 22 March, 2013 - 18:35
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You look so cute! I love the whole concept of the cosplay and group!

by CrystalNeko on Saturday, 23 March, 2013 - 23:18
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Thanks guys >//3//<

by Freyarule on Monday, 25 March, 2013 - 13:43
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You was a Really Useful engine. I'm sorry that my empty (well, 2 nerf guns and a boardgame box) suitcase was that heavy

by Tsubasa Rei on Tuesday, 26 March, 2013 - 15:33
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You. Guys. Just. Rule...

by Ashy-kun on Tuesday, 26 March, 2013 - 20:08
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@Wing Zero: it wasn't too heavy XD I just wasn't expecting it to have nerf guns in it! Pahahah
@Ashy-kun: >8D

by Freyarule on Wednesday, 27 March, 2013 - 08:52
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You were so adorable in this! Still think we should have stuck dry ice in your hat and made a chimney, though. :P

by Storme on Wednesday, 27 March, 2013 - 12:28
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We can always keep it in mind for next time |D

by Freyarule on Wednesday, 27 March, 2013 - 12:32
 

To-Do List

yellow details on dungarees (like the number "6")HighComplete
green dungareesHighComplete
red shirtMediumComplete
capMediumComplete
black shoesLowComplete
yellow neckscarfLowComplete
wigLowComplete

Journal

In progress! (Posted 16th January 2013)

I've bought a red polo shirt, and green polycotton to make the dungarees - I already have the wig and cap and some scrap material for the neckscarf! I also have some yellow felt to make the number 6 to go on my pocket, and just need to hunt out some red fabric paint or bias binding for the dungaree detailing! :D