Pandora-Chi
 


Costume :'Mio Akiyama'
Variant :ED 01 Listen! (Cake fairy)
Source :K-ON! 2
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Minamicon 19 (2013)


Costume Photos

Chilled

Fairy light

Care for some cake?

'Mio' ref

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : Less than £50
Time Taken : Week and a half

Description
Well I didn't expect to make this ^^; I had this cosplay in mind for a while but had no clue when or where I should make it for. This came to me when I realised I needed a comfy-ish cosplay for pranching round Minami seeing as how all my other cosplays were big inpractical dresses XD Plus I already had the wig and some fabric from a project that fell through so I thought ooh I hardly need to spend anymore money to make it :3 Now it's the case on if I can complete everything on time DX

UPDATE 06/03/13

Well... it was freezing XD I was gonna do more outside shots but I chickened out cos of the cold wind - There were tiny glitches with this cosplay and did wanna do more cake shots but meh it was comfy to wear :D

Comments

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oh? oh! i'm excited to see this o:

by Mosquitoast on Tuesday, 5 February, 2013 - 23:45
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OH MY YES<3 your'll make such a cute mio!

by LemonPanda on Sunday, 10 February, 2013 - 17:25
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This looks really good and love the photos

by SamanthaKaiba on Wednesday, 6 March, 2013 - 15:50
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You look so adorable!! Really great job, you suit Mio so well :D

by JustPeachy on Wednesday, 6 March, 2013 - 18:29
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Such a gorgeous little cosplay! This really suits you =3

by Kacela on Wednesday, 6 March, 2013 - 20:09
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HNNNG you look amazing! Cutest cake fairy ever!

by CrystalNeko on Thursday, 7 March, 2013 - 20:54
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woo you really suit this :D xxx

by Frederica la Noir on Friday, 15 March, 2013 - 20:50
 

Journal

Belt and wip (Posted 25th February 2013)

Quick photo to show how the wings sit against the dress and my homemade belt :D

Wings (Posted 22nd February 2013)

I was terrified at the thought of making wings but they turned out to be fun to put together despite the amount of things that went a bit wrong... The hardest part about this was honestly finding the right thickness of wire! The ideal thickness is supposedly 14 gauge in American terms but I had no bloody clue what the UK equivalent was! I was lucky my dad said he had some stashed around somewhere and it was just about right to make the wings :D
- To start I created a template of a wing (Which I forgot to photograph as well as many other steps OTL)
- I bent the wire to the template shape (trying to get them to be as symmetrical as I can)
- I cut organza leaving at least an inch more of fabric; around the shape of the frames
- After pinning the organza I hand sewed (yes) all round the frame(S) twice...
- Cut away the excess and sealed the edges with fabric glue
- I traced around a star template onto felt (as it doesn't fray) and did tiny stitches on each corner to attached (I learnt using bondaweb and glues aren't good for this)

I now possess a cute pair of wings <3

Dress (Posted 5th February 2013)

Soz for terrible lighing! The top part didn't take too long to make - it was just the bottom half cos I've never made a bubble hem skirt before DX