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28 Apr 2011 - 15:1154919
Question on Japanese School Girl Costume
I'm going to make a Japanese school uniform, kirino's from ore no imouto.. it's just I'v looked for the loafer shoes and they're really expensive :/ And i don't have much money for the cosplay. Because i want to buy the bag and the wig but they are really expensive already :/ i was wandering if anyone had any good advice on how to make the costume as cheap as i can but have the right things. (: I'm mainly worrying about the shoes (:
help would be very much appreciated!


28 Apr 2011 - 15:3054920
Quote Kawaii Lolita:
I'm going to make a Japanese school uniform, kirino's from ore no imouto.. it's just I'v looked for the loafer shoes and they're really expensive :/ And i don't have much money for the cosplay. Because i want to buy the bag and the wig but they are really expensive already :/ i was wandering if anyone had any good advice on how to make the costume as cheap as i can but have the right things. (: I'm mainly worrying about the shoes (:
help would be very much appreciated!


Tbh I don't think people would be 100% worried about the shoes. Japanese school shoes are expensive.
But if you want to get them you could try to find the wig and bag for a cheaper price?

Kirino's hair style is pretty basic so you could probably find a not specific to Kirino, which is just as good at a cheaper price :3
If you show me a link to the wig your thinking of buying I could try and help by finding a cheaper one? :3

Also here is a good tutorial on making a sailor fuku top. It's pretty easy and I used it to make the top for my shana cosplay :3 You will need to make the collar slightly different shape, but it shouldn't be too hard =]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6iVT0vPtBc

Hope that helps =]


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Last edited by Charlotte-chan (28 Apr 2011 - 15:31)
28 Apr 2011 - 15:5554924
The right shoes for school girl costumes are always hard to find. I've done a few of the costumes so far, and I've never had accuarte shoes, and so far not one person has commented.

It does really depend on how accuate you want to be, but if you have shoes that look like they could be school shoes then most people won't even notice. In 80/90% of photos you probably won't see your feet anyway!

And as said above wigs can turn out a lot cheaper than your first estimate may be, so you might have enough for the right shoes afterall!


28 Apr 2011 - 15:5754925
School shoe wise, I got a good pair that I prolly won't use again. They're not actually school shoes, but they looked similar to them. And they're brown, as that's what my character needed.

They're a size 5, and I can sell them to you if you would like them - after I take photos for you of course.


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28 Apr 2011 - 16:4054928
Have you tried looking on eBay for the shoes??
I bought a pair of brown loafers for my Chou'un Shiryuu cosplay a few weeks ago for about £6 something (that includes postage)

I always check eBay for shoes when it comes to cosplay =)


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28 Apr 2011 - 19:4454947
Quote MissColzyChan:
Have you tried looking on eBay for the shoes??
I bought a pair of brown loafers for my Chou'un Shiryuu cosplay a few weeks ago for about £6 something (that includes postage)

I always check eBay for shoes when it comes to cosplay =)


Jesus £6! the oens Iv seen are all like $50 or something -_- i'll check ebay again thanks! (:


28 Apr 2011 - 19:4554948
Quote NixieThePixie:
School shoe wise, I got a good pair that I prolly won't use again. They're not actually school shoes, but they looked similar to them. And they're brown, as that's what my character needed.

They're a size 5, and I can sell them to you if you would like them - after I take photos for you of course.



-_- Aww dam, I'm a size like 7-8! i hate having man feet :L but thanks for the offer, it was nice of you. (:


28 Apr 2011 - 19:4754950
Quote Hannah-Kiwii:
The right shoes for school girl costumes are always hard to find. I've done a few of the costumes so far, and I've never had accuarte shoes, and so far not one person has commented.

It does really depend on how accuate you want to be, but if you have shoes that look like they could be school shoes then most people won't even notice. In 80/90% of photos you probably won't see your feet anyway!

And as said above wigs can turn out a lot cheaper than your first estimate may be, so you might have enough for the right shoes afterall!


The wig that I'm looking at comes to about like £25 with P&P So i dont know if thats a good deal, its all like synthetic and stuff :L And it looks pretty good, I couldnt find another one I liked. :/
but thanks for the info, i think i'm just wanting to be exact ^^ haha! (:


28 Apr 2011 - 20:0054951
Quote Hannah-Kiwii:
The right shoes for school girl costumes are always hard to find. I've done a few of the costumes so far, and I've never had accuarte shoes, and so far not one person has commented.

It does really depend on how accuate you want to be, but if you have shoes that look like they could be school shoes then most people won't even notice. In 80/90% of photos you probably won't see your feet anyway!

And as said above wigs can turn out a lot cheaper than your first estimate may be, so you might have enough for the right shoes afterall!


Arr how frustrating I just replied! But it didnt show up!?
Ah well..
Urm the link is .. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110622912623&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

I like this wig because it looks easier than the others to style and stuff (: it comes to about £25 overall.
i was thinkign about getting uwabaki? shoes! coz they're cheap and they wear them as well but I'm not sure (:
I think I just want to be exact lol, but I need to get over it coz it will cost me loads to be exact with costumes >.<
I will check the tutorial when I'm not in an akward place ! (:
thank you for you info, im sure that the tutorial will be very helpful! ^^ I'll let you know!
THANKS! (:


28 Apr 2011 - 20:2454953
Quote Kawaii Lolita:
Quote MissColzyChan:
Have you tried looking on eBay for the shoes??
I bought a pair of brown loafers for my Chou'un Shiryuu cosplay a few weeks ago for about £6 something (that includes postage)

I always check eBay for shoes when it comes to cosplay =)


Jesus £6! the oens Iv seen are all like $50 or something -_- i'll check ebay again thanks! (:


Yeah =) I just did a search for 'brown loafers 7' as i'm a size 7 and needed them in brown. They aren't totally accurate as I needed more of a heel but with shoes I don't really mind that much if they are not compleatly accurate. They were ones you had to bid on but no one else bid on them ^-^ You find some good bargains on eBay!

Also try searching for 'slip-on shoes' or alternativly just search for black shoes or whatever colour you need and click the size. You will have to look through a lot but if your determined to find some xD I did this with mine just to be sure I found as close as I could ^^'


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28 Apr 2011 - 20:3354954
Ebay is a cosplayers best friend =]

Wigs Wigs, I had a quick look and I couldn't find anything with the right colour. Sorry I would look longer but I've been wig searching all day so i'm kinda pooped XD


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28 Apr 2011 - 20:4054957
Quote Charlotte-chan:
Ebay is a cosplayers best friend =]

Wigs Wigs, I had a quick look and I couldn't find anything with the right colour. Sorry I would look longer but I've been wig searching all day so i'm kinda pooped XD


Ah don't worry I'm pretty set on this one anyway ^^
But thanks for offering! (:


28 Apr 2011 - 20:4254958
For the shoes, loafers actually seem to be in fashion at the moment (speaking as someone still in school) so you might actually be able to find some in your local shoe store.


28 Apr 2011 - 20:4454959
Quote MissColzyChan:
Quote Kawaii Lolita:
Quote MissColzyChan:
Have you tried looking on eBay for the shoes??
I bought a pair of brown loafers for my Chou'un Shiryuu cosplay a few weeks ago for about £6 something (that includes postage)

I always check eBay for shoes when it comes to cosplay =)


Jesus £6! the oens Iv seen are all like $50 or something -_- i'll check ebay again thanks! (:


Yeah =) I just did a search for 'brown loafers 7' as i'm a size 7 and needed them in brown. They aren't totally accurate as I needed more of a heel but with shoes I don't really mind that much if they are not compleatly accurate. They were ones you had to bid on but no one else bid on them ^-^ You find some good bargains on eBay!

Also try searching for 'slip-on shoes' or alternativly just search for black shoes or whatever colour you need and click the size. You will have to look through a lot but if your determined to find some xD I did this with mine just to be sure I found as close as I could ^^'



Okay, thanks! If I don't find some I'll just have to buy some Uwabaki shoes maybe. (:


28 Apr 2011 - 20:5254961
Quote animeaddict:
For the shoes, loafers actually seem to be in fashion at the moment (speaking as someone still in school) so you might actually be able to find some in your local shoe store.


I actually thought this!!
Thanks (:


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