gxgirl-93
 


Costume :chibitalia
Source :Hetalia Axis Powers
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Comic Con May 2014


Costume Photos

waiting for holly rome

cleaning Mr Austria'a kitchen

oh. . .

pizza

sleeping on the job

wig with head scarf

styled wig

hari curl

wig

so far

finished apron

apron progress

 


Costume Information

Description
I would like to have this done for October mcm.

I'm thinking of doing the version with the shorter sleeves, as I know what I'm like with long sleeves; I'll probably just end up rolling the sleeves up throughout the day.

I’m also going to have to spend some time out in the sun during the summer, so that the green doesn’t reflect against my pale skin colour in a bad way.

Comments

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Looks great so far!

by ToroSonyCat on Thursday, 19 September, 2013 - 19:37
 

Shopping List

apron pattern£8.75Bought
lighter green fabric£17.82Bought
darker dreen fabric 3.5 meters£13.97Bought
white fabric 6.5 meters£22.75Bought
wig£0.00To Buy
Total£63.29

Journal

finished wig (Posted 29th October 2013)

Italy's hair curl has now been added and I've added a bit of hair spray to keep the bangs in palce :)

wig progress (Posted 24th October 2013)

With the wig now styled all I've got to do is add in the curl, things are about to get very fiddly

Hair curl (Posted 20th October 2013)

So today I decided to work on Italy's hair curl, I followed a tutorial on youtube and can I just say that the glue I was using was very very sticky.

Now I've just to wait for the glue to dry which can take 24-36 hours, so hopefully within the next couple of days I can neaten up the curl, cause where the actual curl is it is very messy.

wig has arrived (Posted 3rd October 2013)

The wig has arrived, perfect colour, needs styling and cutting.
Need to say this but I like the look of being a natural red head, it just seems right

wig ordered (Posted 25th September 2013)

I have know ordered my wig for chibitalia, it doesn't have the hair curl cause I want to have a go at it myself.
Once I have the wig I can finish the head scarf.

update (Posted 14th September 2013)

Been meaning to do this but now having moved to university and settling in and getting through fresher's week, I've now been able to do this.

The blouse is now all done, I was able to get it done before I moved and the only thing that needs to be done is to hunt down a wig, and to add the hair curl and then also the head scarf.
The shoulder straps on the apron have now been taken in as they kept sliding off my sholders.

shirt progress (Posted 21st August 2013)

Work I have done so far on the shirt/blouse.

finished skirt (Posted 19th August 2013)

So I have now completed the skirt with a white undershirt also. I had originally planned to have an elastic waistband, but I changed my mind to have an ordinary waistband and have a hook and eye at the side so that it sits right.

I have gotten a start on the shirt which is the last part that will require sewing, and I'm hoping to get that done before I leave for university which is about 3 weeks.

skirt progress (Posted 15th August 2013)

Skirt pieces have been cut with an additional 2 inches along the hem. Now to remove all the pins and quickly hand sew before machining.

pinning tonight (Posted 15th August 2013)

So tonight I decided to pin the pattern for the skirt to the fabric, which involved moving a fair amount of stuff in order to gain floor space. I'm going to double check it tomorrow with natural lighting to make sure that I'm happy with it before I cut.
I also need to add an extra 2 inch along the hem to make up for the elastic that is going to be added to make the waistband, reason for this is that this is the exact same pattern pieces that I used for misa.

apron progress (Posted 2nd August 2013)

So in the last 2 days I've finally been able to get my hands on the sewing machine, and I think that I have done a lot in the last 2 days.
The pattern included pockets so I decided to add them for convenience even though chibitalia doesn't have pockets.

The top of the apron is only pinned together with the lining fabric at the moment and tonight it will be quickly sewn together. Tomorrow I have to work so progress will continue either Sunday or Monday.

fabric find (Posted 25th July 2013)

Today I had a lucky find in a fabric shop, I now have the fabric needed for the shirt and the threads for the skirt and shirt, I also got the buttons whilst I was out along with other supplies.

Unfortunately progress has been slow as the sewing machine is all set up for another project and all I've been able to do is pinning the patterns to the fabric and anything that doesn't require the use of a sewing machine. But the other project is nearing its end so hopefully soon I'll be able to give myself the kick up the backside needed and get a move on.

pattern and fabric (Posted 24th June 2013)

Thursday last week the pattern for the apron arrived and today I went out to get the rest of the fabric, but unfortunately I've only been able to get one of the last to colours that is needed. Now to search the internet for try and find the colour, first stop ebay

fabric (Posted 31st May 2013)

So yesterday I got one of the three fabrics that I need, was hoping to also get one of the other two needed.
This fabric will be for the skirt and I'm planning on using the pattern from misa for the skirt.
The hunt continues for the fabric for the shirt, and once I get the pattern for the apron I can figure out how much of white I will need.

shirt pattern (Posted 18th March 2013)

I've now got one of the two patterns that I need for chibitalia being the shirt. After looking at how it might be done I thought that it might be best to do with a blouse. It took time to find one that didn't have the contour lines cause they just don't work for me and I just feel like I'm being suffocated by them no matter what size shirt I go up to.

I have also found the perfect wig on ebay, but unfortunately it's currently out of stock, so I've got to play the waiting game until it's back stock.

wig search (Posted 14th February 2013)

So I've began my search for a wig that I can wear as chibitalia. For the last couple of weeks I have been searching different sites to see what I could find, and also searching to see what other people have done not just for Chibitalia but Italy as well.

The search was proving furitless, untill I went back to coscraft (which is where I began my search) and 2 have come back in stock, one is longer than the other, so that might allow for the hair curl.

shorter one
http://www.coscraft.co.uk/coscraft-wigs/217-prince-in-mahogany-red.html

longer length
http://www.coscraft.co.uk/coscraft-wigs/224-lily-in-mahogany-red.html

But I'm not stopping the search just yet, next port of call ebay.