|Cost :||so far, £16.37, but will be around £150 for materials...|
|Time Taken :||None|
|Ren is the luvable but sexy alien (I'm doing it from the manga, although the anime is exactly the same in every way) who loves melon bread and her master, as much as I love mango bread and mine.. ;D|
I'm going to make this one to last, it'll be hard slow work, but I'm making it out of realistic materials so that it doesn't look cheap. Infact I'm currently spending a fortune getting different coloured lambskin pelts, however I'm going to make the cosplay out of cheap white cotton first so that I know exactly how much lambskin I'll need as it's rather expencive and I need to get it shipped over from America.
It's smooth lambskin (pearlized), not the fluffy un-treated stuff, so it'll have the apernece of leather with a soft sheen to it, and will be very durable while also being super soft, I object to having a pvc costume simply because it'll make me sweat and if I have to wear a thong, it better be soft!
It's basicly a leather swimming costume with very tall boots and sleeves attached on. The coller will be the same fabric, but stuck over a large craft-foam base. I want to make the entire cosplay out of the same material, except the little "nodes" on her shoulders and hips, which will be spray painted craftfoam/clay.
The wig is going to be a bit of a problem, as it's a very defenate shape and other Ren cosplay's tend to look a bit... shit?
In the wig department anyway... It needs to be long enough to go down to the ground but still have shape and flow... I'm thinking thin wire, I'm thinking made out sevral wigs, I'm thinking I'm bricking it on how to make the damn thing! I've never had to style my own wig before.
I'm hoping to get this done by London expo in May 2011
|Make white cotton version of cosplay||High||In Progress|
|Order various Lambskin pelts||High||In Progress|
|Buy craft foam||Medium||Planned|
|atempt to find/make wig||Medium||Planned|
|make craft foam parts||Medium||Planned|
|Make Melon Bread!||Low||Planned|
|order custom wig?||Low||Planned|
|buy red contacts||Low||Planned|
Madness (Posted 26th May 2009)
Well, I tried to order a swatch.... A SINGLE SWATCH of fabric. guess how much the postage was...... over £50!!!
Also I ordered my shoes... they were a size 6 just as I asked... a US size 6, which it the same as a UK size 3!