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?!?!


Trolling the Fat Controller


Full outfit


Costume Information


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.


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 :)


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

by PandoraCaitiff on Monday, 7 January, 2013 - 12:50
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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 - 02:42
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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 - 04:18
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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 - 17:02
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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 - 23:06
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by FlyingMammal on Tuesday, 12 February, 2013 - 23:41
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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 - 19:31
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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 - 21:30
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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 - 16:12
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Need more pics! 8D

by Pez on Tuesday, 19 March, 2013 - 21:05
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This is so cute, Mel! Love the little windswept scarf too :D

by Amy-Lou on Wednesday, 20 March, 2013 - 16:19
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Thanks my dears! <3 Putting up more photos now!

by Freyarule on Friday, 22 March, 2013 - 13:09
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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 - 19:35
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You look so cute! I love the whole concept of the cosplay and group!

by CrystalNeko on Sunday, 24 March, 2013 - 00:18
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Thanks guys >//3//<

by Freyarule on Monday, 25 March, 2013 - 14:43
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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 - 16:33
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You. Guys. Just. Rule...

by Ashy-kun on Tuesday, 26 March, 2013 - 21:08
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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 - 09:52
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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 - 13:28
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We can always keep it in mind for next time |D

by Freyarule on Wednesday, 27 March, 2013 - 13:32

To-Do List

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


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