|My love for the Sonic world kicked back in recently and decided to choose a female character to cosplay. It was between Amy Rose and Rouge, and after some makeup tests and feedback from friends, Rouge won.|
I like her character, she's sassy and independent (and I love how she and Knuckles act towards eachother.)
I'm still losing weight right now and hoping to get more confidance in cosplaying curvy characters.
I aim to make the majority of this, so a lot of new things to learn!
Hoping to do this for the Saturday of Kitacon
|Buy and style wig||Low||Complete|
|Felt for ears||£0.70||Bought|
|Material for wings||£0.00||To Buy|
Finished wings (Posted 13th March 2014)
Finished the wings today! Tidied up the sides and attached clear elastic to wear. Not the best looking wings, but it's something new I've learnt and hopefully improve on.
Besides the usual tidy up and make sure everything is ok, Rouge is finished!
Wings (Posted 12th March 2014)
Made a wire frame a couple of days and used taffeta around it by adding 1 inch around the sides so the curves can be added,then used hot glue to stick and fold the curves of the fabric to keep the shape looking smooth. I ran out of glue sticks so didn't get to finish it. Will be adding more taffeta around the sides so that it looks tidier.
Quick preview (minus wings) (Posted 11th March 2014)
Decided to try on everything so far just to see how it looks. So far so good. I need to secure the PVC parts of the gloves and boots and use safety pins on the armour to keep it from slipping. I'll be getting a strapless bra so I can somehow attach the top of the catsuit to it to keep it from slipping as I've lost a bit of weight.
I've recently made a frame for the wings. They won't be the best wings as I can only do certain props, but it's something new to learn!
Armour secured (Posted 2nd March 2014)
Finally managed to find a way to keep the armour secure on me while wearing it. Originally, I had plan to use poppers of velcro on the armour and catsuit and attach them together like that. However with the catsuit being strapless and the armour kinda heavy, it didn't work.
So I decided to make two loops inside the armour, and use ribbon along with velcro and wrap it around myself which works out a lot better. I may need to use safety pin just for extra security, but this method worked.
It isn't the best method, but this is my first time making armour like this. Hopefully future projects with armour I will improve.
I also don't like how it looks, but with very little time left I'll have to deal with it. I will try to find a way to curve it towards me better.
Catsuit (Posted 4th January 2014)
Strapless catsuit arrived yesterday. I was so happy I was able to track down a UK seller who would respond to my messages. It fits quite well, it's very baggy from the knees down, but the boots should hide that. I may need to take it in a wee bit from the hips and thighs. I'll need to add clear elastic straps to keep it from sliding and add on the armour. Just need to finish off the armour and do the wings!
Updated makeup test (Posted 28th November 2013)
Decided to do another makeup test along with the new styled wig and the ears. The lighting is very poor so the wig doesn't look as fluffy as it should be. Also using a thick hairband for the ears for the moment until I can get a thinner one.
Still to do:
I'll be working on the wings in January, and hopefully get the suit sorted in the next month.
Boot covers (Posted 21st November 2013)
Finished the boot covers all in one day!
Armour (Posted 12th November 2013)
Worked on the armour today. Used a paper heart template to cut out 3 sheets of craft foam before using PVA glue to stick them together and trimmed off any excess craft foam. Next I cut out the PVC fabric, adding 1 inch around the sides so the curves can be added. Used craft glue to stick the craft foam and PVC together, then used hot glue to stick and fold the curves of the fabric to keep the shape looking smooth. I used model card for the white area, but planning to use worbla instead.
Wig (Posted 28th October 2013)
Wig arrived today so I quickly styled it by trimming it a bit and using hair spray to get the ends to flick out more. I'm still a beginner with wig styling, but its looking a lot better than it did at the start. Added the ears to see how it looks so far, still need to tidy them up.
Ears (Posted 17th October 2013)
Finished the ears! Luckily had leftover fleece from Sylveon and bought felt yesterday. Added some wire to keep them up right. Need to either get a smaller headband or use hairclips. Ordering the wig tomorrow.
Begin! (Posted 15th October 2013)
I've been planning how to go about making this cosplay, some easier than others, but majority of it isn't so bad. Before Christmas I plan to:
I'm leaving the catsuit and wings til January as I'll have more free time and enough time to research how to go about making these. I have made wings before, but they were made from craftfoam, so aiming to make them out of fabric and wire hopefully. I'm hoping to lose enough weight by January/February before I start the catsuit. I've never made a catsuit before so this will be a new learning experience. I have however found strapless catsuits online if it doesn't go well. Even if I do end up buying it instead, I still aim to make everything else.
I luckily found spare fleece fabric I can use to make the ears. Just need to get some felt for the inner ears and thats the ears sorted. I'll also be ordering the wig at the end of the week and should arrived next week!