CrystalNeko
 


Costume :Miki Hoshii
Variant :Shiny Festa
Source :iDOLM@STER
Progress :Complete
Worn At :AyaCon 2013


Costume Photos

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SING FOR ME PLEEEEASE!?

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Costume Information

General
Cost : 62.51
Time Taken : 28hrs

Description
Not gonna lie, I don't like these costumes as much as I do for other iDOLM@STER costumes. But this is what the group decided and I'd rather cosplay with them than on my own I guess! But I get to organise a group cosplay that I want to do for the next event so it's all good :P

This costume was pretty easy to make, easy and comfy to move around in and was generally an alright costume.

The blouse was made by taking an ASDA blouse I use to wear at school and cutting it up into a suitable pattern. It was made from polycotton because that's what blouses are normally made out of with medium weight interfacing in the collar and front buttons panel. In the end I had to make 3 of these because our Yayoi and Azusa wanted one too.

The jacket was drafted out of newspaper, I struggled quite a bit with the collar actually but got there after cutting it out three times. The rest was straight forward, it was fully lined so that the insides were neat and so that it'd keep its shape. I left my Tokiya (UtaPri) pattern back in Taunton somewhere but I had the cosplay so I drew out the collar by eye.

The underskirt and white skirt shared the same pattern so that the ruffles would match up. They were made out of four panels of the same shape and length. The blue underskirt just had one really long rectangle pleated into place to give the impression of ruffles (as I prefer this look) and the white skirt had details appliqued on and was hemmed in a curved shape.

I made a two layered two tiered petticoat to wear under the skirts. It gives it the right amount of poof it needs!

Cuffs were just a rectangle with interfacing and heavy duty velcro (Kindly supplied by Pandora!) to keep them on.

The tie was a long rectangle double layered with medium weight interfacing inside.

All the buttons were bought from FabricLand.
The emblem and hearts were made by Angel Tear. She made the mould and casted them out of resin so that we'd all match, she's such a star! She also supplied the chains for us all. The ones on the jacket are safety pinned on and the heart on the shirt is sewn on, with chains attached on little hooks.

Boots were bought on eBay.
I'm missing small details like the cuffs and coloured shoe laces because I had to get them sent to Nicola (NixieThePixie) due to my apartment being too difficult to collect post with me working during the day. Many thanks to her for letting me send the boots to her house instead!

Wig I already had, it's basically two Panty wigs sewn into one.

I'm happy with the craftsmanship of this cosplay. I got so many compliments with how neat and clean cut it all looks which always makes me happy :D

Comments

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Oooo such cute designs! this will suite you so much ^_^ <3

by Frederica la Noir on Monday, 25 March, 2013 - 17:38
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Looking good! Looking forward to this :D

by Freyarule on Sunday, 11 August, 2013 - 10:09
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This is looking lovely!

by InfiniteJester on Sunday, 11 August, 2013 - 23:45
 

Shopping List

2m green polka dot polycotton£9.30Bought
1m polycotton drill£3.99Bought
Boots£27.90Bought
4m gold chains£2.88Bought
3m blue polycotton£6.60Bought
6x 15cm plastic cover buttons£0.84Bought
10x gold buttons£3.00Bought
Resin casts£8.00Bought
Total£62.51

Journal

Costume 90% (Posted 11th August 2013)

Literally just the small handsewn details left, ahhhh!

All the resin casts were made by AngelTear so that we'd all match. She's done a fantastic job right!?

I've only pinned the chains and stuff in place for now, I just wanted to see how it'd all look.
Stephi is also providing me with more chains as I just about ran out, ahhhh XD

Time Taken: 3hrs

Jacket 70% (Posted 11th August 2013)

I sewn in the lining and the green bit of the collar, as well as the little lapels. Part of the collar is still pinned because I need to change the thread colour! But otherwise yay, nearly done with the jacket - just gotta sew in some sleeves and do the last bit of details!

I fecking hate collars.

Time Taken: 1hr

Petticoat test (Posted 11th August 2013)

Wanted to see how it looks with the petticoat. Not sure if overkill or not! I probably will take it because it shows off the underskirt better.

That and I spent time on that damn petti XD

Overskirt 100% (Posted 11th August 2013)

All embellishments will be done last because oh my gosh, the pressure is on!

Working on the jacket next.

Oh, I made the tie as well, it's totally cute x)

Everything in this costume is interfaced I swear hahaha.

Time Taken: 4hrs

Jacket 50% (Posted 11th August 2013)

Sewn on the jacket details, I double layered the bow and sewn in some wadding to make it puff out a bit because I thought it'd look really weird if it was just flat.

The cosplay finally looks more lively, yay :D

Time Taken: 1hr

Underskirt 100% (Posted 11th August 2013)

I literally just powered through making this. Took me 4-5hrs omfg ;;____;;

I realised that I am crap at sewing in straight lines. Not a good thing XD
So fooking tired right now but I'm going to aim to at least tack the green detailing onto the jacket before bed. Might actually sew it, who knows.

The petticoat looked like such an overkill I'm not too sure about wearing it anymore XD

Time Taken: 4-5hrs

I gotta make two more of the blouse and skirt as commissions FML. After Ayacon I never want to make a blouse ever again. I will make matching skirts in white, buy a blouse and dye them from now on XD

Petticoat (Posted 4th August 2013)

Added on another layer! I got lazy and couldn't be arsed to pin the waistband. And it shows at the back XDDDDD It's not like it's going to be seen anyway :P

Looks so much poofier with a second layer!

Time Taken: 2hrs

Petticoat (1st layer) (Posted 4th August 2013)

The skirt is quite short so I felt the need to only make a two tiered petti, works out well for me as it's less effort!

I'm debating adding a second layer because I'll be wearing two skirts. But then I'll have to unpick the waistband of the petti to sew it in because it feels a bit ridiculous having two separate one layer petticoats.

Time Taken: 1hr

More pattern drafting and cutting (Posted 4th August 2013)

Progress wise I have cut out two copies of the jacket (although one is shown) so that I can double layer it later so that it appears lined. I have also patterned out the skirt and cut out the blue skirt.

It's like 4am atm so I can't really do much sewing without worrying about disturbing the neighbours downstairs hahaha, so with everything cut, pinned and patterned out, I'm hoping the next few steps will be a fairly swift one!

Time Taken: 2hrs

Jacket pattern (Posted 4th August 2013)

Urgh, this took me far too long to pattern! I should have just reused my Tokiya pattern but I didn't think that far ahead and left it at home. So I had to redraft it and those type of collars took me several tries to get right!

Time taken: 1hr

Shirt 90% (Posted 23rd July 2013)

Wooo, everything is hemmed and the collar is sewn on. Basically all I have left to do is make button holes and sew on the buttons. But I can't do that until I actually go out and buy some buttons so I'm gonna move onto making something else now.

I don't get why it looks so odd on the mannequin but it fits me fine so that's all that matters. I like the overall shape though :)

Time Taken: 2hrs

Shirt 80% (Posted 23rd July 2013)

I keep looking at the shirt on the mannequin and it looks awfully unfitted. But on me it's perfectly fine so I thought I'd try it on before I did anything else. I've made the collar, that just need to be sewn on. Then hem everything and sew on the buttons and I'm done :)

I need to go out and buy buttons though. I'll do that later.

Time Taken: 1hr

Shirt 60% (Posted 20th July 2013)

I need to iron out the seams so bad it looks terrible on the mannequin OTL.
And it actually is a pale blue - not white. Otherwise I would have gone ahead and bought a shirt rather than make one XD

Just need to sew on the collar, hem the thing and interface the buttons area.

Time Taken: 1hr30mins