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24 Jul 2011 - 12:5764119
Cosplays that have given you the most trouble
Basically what the title says XD It can be from Cosplays you have had problem, after problem, after problem making, or if you've ever bought a cosplay online and it was totally wrong in size, colour, price, yada-yada. It can even be from bad experiances that you encountered through the costume, say like having a bad time at a con, or rude comments...

For example:
For me, my sob story is... *gets a violin out and starts playing* It's my Utena Tenjou cosplay. Basically, I almost had to make the cosplay 3 times. Here it goes:

The first time, because the fabric that I thought was really nice, felt totally wrong and was really thick and bulky when the outfit was finished. And I spent HOURS AND HOURS sewing it. I hand stitched it in certain places like the collar and the piping around the edge of the blazer. I even hand stitched the piping to the ribbon to make my own flanged cord. 5 metres of the stuff! But in the end, that had to be scrapped. I literally had to tear the cord from the blazer, and rip off the buttons. It was a little heart breaking.

The next time I made it (out of spare fabric that a friend gave me) I ran out of fabric half way through. But my friend said that the shop didn't sell the fabric anymore. (insert the F word here)

The third time, he had bought me a replacement fabric (which was really kind of him ^^), but I had to turn my room up side down looking for a paticular pattern piece which was missing from my packet...I found it. But a week later, the yound gentleman comes running to me saying "I FOUND THE FABRIC YOU WERE LOOKING FOR!" *hands me the fabric* I was so relieved not having to make the outfit a whole third time. I'm suprised I haven't chucked the Utena idea out the window by now XD


So cosplayers, I'm sure we've all been there at some point XD Hopefully not as heartaching and annoying as my problem I hope. But please, do tell!



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24 Jul 2011 - 13:0464121
My Chun Hyang cosplay.
I spent ages getting all the applique perfect on it and was SERIOUSLY proud of it. And then, as if like clockwork, my dog pissed on the costume THE DAY BEFORE THE EXPO. I was fuming, I tried washing it out, but it didn't come out. So I remade the costume hurredly by painting it all instead. It looked shocking >.< All in all it took me 4 hours to remake. That dog is staying out of my room for GOOD!


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24 Jul 2011 - 13:0764122
Quote TheEmoEmu:
My Chun Hyang cosplay.
I spent ages getting all the applique perfect on it and was SERIOUSLY proud of it. And then, as if like clockwork, my dog pissed on the costume THE DAY BEFORE THE EXPO. I was fuming, I tried washing it out, but it didn't come out. So I remade the costume hurredly by painting it all instead. It looked shocking >.< All in all it took me 4 hours to remake. That dog is staying out of my room for GOOD!

OMG that is a horrible story, you poor thing!! O_O God I think I would have been tempted to shoot the dog! (but I hate cruelty to animals, so that's hard)


24 Jul 2011 - 13:3864123
Quote Butterfly-Goddess:
Quote TheEmoEmu:
My Chun Hyang cosplay.
I spent ages getting all the applique perfect on it and was SERIOUSLY proud of it. And then, as if like clockwork, my dog pissed on the costume THE DAY BEFORE THE EXPO. I was fuming, I tried washing it out, but it didn't come out. So I remade the costume hurredly by painting it all instead. It looked shocking >.< All in all it took me 4 hours to remake. That dog is staying out of my room for GOOD!

OMG that is a horrible story, you poor thing!! O_O God I think I would have been tempted to shoot the dog! (but I hate cruelty to animals, so that's hard)


Ohohohohohohoo, believe me, the gun was already loaded and cocked.


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24 Jul 2011 - 16:3764137
has to be my first cosplay which was my konata izumi from lucky star! D: (sorry no photos of it on her but never mind lol)

anyways it was like a month till expo and I was trying to find the winter outfit but every site was sold out so I got a costume which looks similar from an anime called toheart 2 or something like that XD

the wig was also really difficult to find because loads to wigs stores don't normally sell 40" blue wigs which goes right down to your knees. even cosplay stores across the internet never sold any

luckyly I found one in some fancy dress website but in the end, I looked nothing like konata izumi from lucky star lol XD


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24 Jul 2011 - 17:1964142
Mine was my Ranmao.

The hammer's were a pain in the butt to start with, the balls kept falling off the sticks no matter what I stuck them on with and then after they were finally painted the cats decided that it would be most fun if they batted them...fur and smudged paint...

Then there was the costume. I ordered it first of all as I didn't have the free time to make it before the event I wanted to wear it to. When it arrived the quality was terrible and it was the wrong damn colour.I wore it anyway...unhappily XD

This led to me then having to wait for some free time in order to re-make the whole thing myself...so big waste of money on the commisioned one there. When I had finally re-made it I realised that I had made the top so it fastened on the wrong side...another re-make later and it is finally finished.

Thus the cosplay that has caused me the most trouble and cost me the most money...urgh XD


24 Jul 2011 - 18:4764154
Quote kawaii_princess:
Mine was my Ranmao.

The hammer's were a pain in the butt to start with, the balls kept falling off the sticks no matter what I stuck them on with and then after they were finally painted the cats decided that it would be most fun if they batted them...fur and smudged paint...

Then there was the costume. I ordered it first of all as I didn't have the free time to make it before the event I wanted to wear it to. When it arrived the quality was terrible and it was the wrong damn colour.I wore it anyway...unhappily XD

This led to me then having to wait for some free time in order to re-make the whole thing myself...so big waste of money on the commisioned one there. When I had finally re-made it I realised that I had made the top so it fastened on the wrong side...another re-make later and it is finally finished.

Thus the cosplay that has caused me the most trouble and cost me the most money...urgh XD


Damn, it's horrible to wear a cosplay you dislike I mean, I've made cosplays in the past and thought they were good, but sometimes when I look back I realise I spent a lot of money on something...Well that actually looked like crap XD It gets kinda embarrassing after a while. But you gotta be so careful when it comes to commissioned cosplays. I've never bought a cosplay online before, but I recently bought an FMA uniform (because I could never make it lol) a week ago (and obviously still waiting for it) so I'm a little nervous of how good it's going to be. I always look at feedback and the quality of photos when looking at cosplays, but sometimes you can't win, and it sucks! XD


24 Jul 2011 - 19:0764157
[quote=Butterfly-Goddess I've never bought a cosplay online before, but I recently bought an FMA uniform (because I could never make it lol) a week ago (and obviously still waiting for it) so I'm a little nervous of how good it's going to be. I always look at feedback and the quality of photos when looking at cosplays, but sometimes you can't win, and it sucks! XD

It's horrible when your waiting for something to arrive and you just don't know whether it's going to be good or not The Ranmao cosplay is the only one I've had commisioned that I wasn't happy with though! So hopefully yours will be really nice! FMA is such a popular series that hopefully they'll know how to get it right

*Sorry not 100% on how to do the quote thing properly XD



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24 Jul 2011 - 20:1764164
Quote kawaii_princess:
Mine was my Ranmao.

The hammer's were a pain in the butt to start with, the balls kept falling off the sticks no matter what I stuck them on with and then after they were finally painted the cats decided that it would be most fun if they batted them...fur and smudged paint...

Then there was the costume. I ordered it first of all as I didn't have the free time to make it before the event I wanted to wear it to. When it arrived the quality was terrible and it was the wrong damn colour.I wore it anyway...unhappily XD

This led to me then having to wait for some free time in order to re-make the whole thing myself...so big waste of money on the commisioned one there. When I had finally re-made it I realised that I had made the top so it fastened on the wrong side...another re-make later and it is finally finished.

Thus the cosplay that has caused me the most trouble and cost me the most money...urgh XD

:o High Five for Ranmao! ^w^

Anyone who is willing to cosplay her, let alone go through all that trouble to get it looking deserves a clap *claps* xP

I feel bad seeing all the trouble you guys have gone to :c Granted I haven't been cosplaying for too long but the biggest problem I've had is a wig not being short enough xO /scissors (actually need to shorten it soon though :I)


24 Jul 2011 - 20:2564166
Quote kawaii_princess:
It's horrible when your waiting for something to arrive and you just don't know whether it's going to be good or not The Ranmao cosplay is the only one I've had commisioned that I wasn't happy with though! So hopefully yours will be really nice! FMA is such a popular series that hopefully they'll know how to get it right

*Sorry not 100% on how to do the quote thing properly XD


Ah that's ok ^^ Don't let it put you off though if you want to buy a cosplay online again. And don't worry about the quote thingy ^^ I make loads of mistakes with my spelling *is ashamed* I hope the FMA uniform will turn out ok. I really wanted it a dark blue so it was more "Brotherhood" (because I'll be cosplay Olivier Armstrong XD) I will keep an eye out for good decent cosplay shops on ebay haha!



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25 Jul 2011 - 07:0564200
Ooooooh, fun thread

Mmm, I think it might be a tie between Ruby Moon and Ranmao.

I think a large part of Ruby Moon was that it was my second cosplay and I really needed my mum there to help me along. Unfortunately we really didn't see eye to eye on a lot of it (mainly because I wanted the impossible) and so we argued a lot on it.
We finished it and I loved it. I look back and it's got to be my worst cosplay (it really isn't very good), but I loved wearing it at the time, so I really don't care. I loved it at the time and I enjoyed wearing it, which made making it worth it and all the time and money that went into it.

Ranmao, well, it had been over a year and a half since I'd last even seen a sewing machine. I tried to leap straight in there and make the costume in three days (including finding a styling a wig). Needless to say that it didn't go as smoothly as I'd imagined. Though the actually outfit when smooth enough wear it and keep it as it is through three wears, the wig...well that went baaaaaaaaadly.
I wasted an entire day looking for wig with no luck, which left me the day before expo with no wig at all. I had to improvise and style my hair in the buns and use wool for her plaits. Unfortunately that left me without the rest of the hair style and the green of my hair colour poking through. :Sigh: When I actually got a wig for Ame, I tried to create the parting by adding hair and a tutorial. It didn't go very well. One vital piece of equipment didn't arrive on time, so I had to use my straighteners instead almost damaging them forever. Then the tutorial wasn't very clear on some points and I ended up adding way to much. It looked hideous. A huge amount of these horrible hair extensions added onto the back of this nice wig. I freaked out and my mum had to come in and calm me down (this was the night be ame) quite harshly. We managed to get something sorted, but to this day I'm not happy with the wig.
I also never got time to even start on her maces.


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25 Jul 2011 - 10:1064212
I havent had too much trouble in the past, but my current cosplays are getting a bit much...
My Switzerland wig no matter what I do to style it just makes me look like France...XD

My magikarp gijinka i'm hoping to debut in September, but I'm having trouble finding some fabric for the fins for a lusterous effect :/

And then theres my keyblade for Xion I'm hand making, no matter what I did to attach the handle to the pole part it just keeps falling off >_< I'm seriously thinking to invest in a hot glue gun now...


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25 Jul 2011 - 10:3464215
My Baka Test Yuuji's Shokanjuu.

The ears were wrong and looked out of place.

My hair wouldn't straighten or spike up, and the spray on hair colour was very bad too, it got all over the long white jacket I had.

The Jacket's collar was akward and didn't sit properly.

The rosy cheek things fell off and didn't stick all that well.

My tail I made in about 5 minutes out of cardboard and actually looked really good however it did rip off.

AND I forgot my Knuckle Spike props.

All in all, I need to;
Get the right ears
Get a spiky red/crimson wig
re-do the jacket
Think about the rosy cheek things a little harder


However, I now know how to make a tail which looks more akin to the anime than a floppy standard furrie tail. I'd like to think of that as a trail run.


25 Jul 2011 - 17:0664259
Quote j_mercuryuk:
Ooooooh, fun thread

Mmm, I think it might be a tie between Ruby Moon and Ranmao.

I think a large part of Ruby Moon was that it was my second cosplay and I really needed my mum there to help me along. Unfortunately we really didn't see eye to eye on a lot of it (mainly because I wanted the impossible) and so we argued a lot on it.
We finished it and I loved it. I look back and it's got to be my worst cosplay (it really isn't very good), but I loved wearing it at the time, so I really don't care. I loved it at the time and I enjoyed wearing it, which made making it worth it and all the time and money that went into it.

Ranmao, well, it had been over a year and a half since I'd last even seen a sewing machine. I tried to leap straight in there and make the costume in three days (including finding a styling a wig). Needless to say that it didn't go as smoothly as I'd imagined. Though the actually outfit when smooth enough wear it and keep it as it is through three wears, the wig...well that went baaaaaaaaadly.
I wasted an entire day looking for wig with no luck, which left me the day before expo with no wig at all. I had to improvise and style my hair in the buns and use wool for her plaits. Unfortunately that left me without the rest of the hair style and the green of my hair colour poking through. :Sigh: When I actually got a wig for Ame, I tried to create the parting by adding hair and a tutorial. It didn't go very well. One vital piece of equipment didn't arrive on time, so I had to use my straighteners instead almost damaging them forever. Then the tutorial wasn't very clear on some points and I ended up adding way to much. It looked hideous. A huge amount of these horrible hair extensions added onto the back of this nice wig. I freaked out and my mum had to come in and calm me down (this was the night be ame) quite harshly. We managed to get something sorted, but to this day I'm not happy with the wig.
I also never got time to even start on her maces.


Aw, sorry to hear that I LOVE Rubi Moon and would love to cosplay her myself ^^ I think the most difficult thing for me would be the wings, and therefore would need a lot of help on that bit. I'm sorry to hear you and your mum didn't see eye to eye. Mums can only do there best, I'm afraid. And I'm sorry to hear about the wig too. But still, the wig in your cosplay pictures looked good But when it boils down to it, if you yourself don't like the wig, no amount of nice comments can make you feel better about it. I had the same issue with my Megurine Luka wig. Luckily I managed to sell the damn thing. I was glad to see the back of it! X'D


25 Jul 2011 - 17:2964260
Quote Gazizaty:
I havent had too much trouble in the past, but my current cosplays are getting a bit much...
My Switzerland wig no matter what I do to style it just makes me look like France...XD

My magikarp gijinka i'm hoping to debut in September, but I'm having trouble finding some fabric for the fins for a lusterous effect :/
And then theres my keyblade for Xion I'm hand making, no matter what I did to attach the handle to the pole part it just keeps falling off >_< I'm seriously thinking to invest in a hot glue gun now...


Aw bless! XD It's really annoying when wigs don't co-operate! As for the fabric, have you thought about organza over a plain cotton? It gives a nice shiny effect which somehow I think would suit the fins ^^ But I may be wrong. As for the keyblade, have you tried space foam? It's really light, but very good for carving. It would make sticking it to a pole a lot easier. Oh, and a hot glue gun is a good investment XD You can get good ones at Wilkinson.

Quote JaeXD:
My Baka Test Yuuji's Shokanjuu.

The ears were wrong and looked out of place.

My hair wouldn't straighten or spike up, and the spray on hair colour was very bad too, it got all over the long white jacket I had.

The Jacket's collar was akward and didn't sit properly.

The rosy cheek things fell off and didn't stick all that well.

My tail I made in about 5 minutes out of cardboard and actually looked really good however it did rip off.

AND I forgot my Knuckle Spike props.

All in all, I need to;
Get the right ears
Get a spiky red/crimson wig
re-do the jacket
Think about the rosy cheek things a little harder


However, I now know how to make a tail which looks more akin to the anime than a floppy standard furrie tail. I'd like to think of that as a trail run.

Goodness me! I'm sorry to hear about all the trouble >.< All that hassle would have drove me nuts! But I must say, I hate using card board. It's been nothing but bad news for me with every cosplay I've used it in. With things like that, I try and stick to foam and modeling putty from now on! XD Do you use interfacing for your clothes? Depending on the thickness, it can give great shape to fabric ^^


25 Jul 2011 - 18:0064262
Quote TheEmoEmu:
My Chun Hyang cosplay.
I spent ages getting all the applique perfect on it and was SERIOUSLY proud of it. And then, as if like clockwork, my dog pissed on the costume THE DAY BEFORE THE EXPO. I was fuming, I tried washing it out, but it didn't come out. So I remade the costume hurredly by painting it all instead. It looked shocking >.< All in all it took me 4 hours to remake. That dog is staying out of my room for GOOD!

I know the feeling! I finished my Sophia Esteed outfit the night before expo, and left it folded up downstairs, but my dog apparently wanted a different bed, so she dragged it down from the table onto the floor and slept on it. She was in season so it was completely unsalvageable ;__;

As for current troubles, making Harley Quinn's bodysuit is slowly destroying my soul. Working with lycra suuuuuucks.

HOW DO COSPLAY.


25 Jul 2011 - 18:2364265
Quote Butterfly-Goddess:


Aw, sorry to hear that I LOVE Rubi Moon and would love to cosplay her myself ^^ I think the most difficult thing for me would be the wings, and therefore would need a lot of help on that bit. I'm sorry to hear you and your mum didn't see eye to eye. Mums can only do there best, I'm afraid. And I'm sorry to hear about the wig too. But still, the wig in your cosplay pictures looked good But when it boils down to it, if you yourself don't like the wig, no amount of nice comments can make you feel better about it. I had the same issue with my Megurine Luka wig. Luckily I managed to sell the damn thing. I was glad to see the back of it! X'D


Yeah, I think the wings were the difficult part, they were great to start off wiht, but then we folded them up to transport to Ame and couldn't get them back intot he right shape.
Indeed, but that was a long time ago (5 years ago, i think) and I'm far older and wiser now. I'm very lucky that it didn't put my mum off cosplays and we still enjoy conversations, and she's happy to give advice where needed, or an extra pair of hands when I don't have enough. The next one we worked on we pretty much split 50/50 and it remains one of my favourites, despite not being one of my best.

After not wearing/seeing the wig for 6 months, when I came back to try and fix it, I didn't hate it quite so much and decided that there wasn't anything I could fix without completely redoing the wig. I didn't hate it quite enough to redo it, but I didn't like it enough to actually be happy with it. A tricky middle ground.
glad you managed to banish your dreaded wig onto another victim Out of mind, out of site, sometimes that's the best way to go.


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25 Jul 2011 - 18:3764266
Quote Butterfly-Goddess:
Quote Gazizaty:
I havent had too much trouble in the past, but my current cosplays are getting a bit much...
My Switzerland wig no matter what I do to style it just makes me look like France...XD

My magikarp gijinka i'm hoping to debut in September, but I'm having trouble finding some fabric for the fins for a lusterous effect :/
And then theres my keyblade for Xion I'm hand making, no matter what I did to attach the handle to the pole part it just keeps falling off >_< I'm seriously thinking to invest in a hot glue gun now...


Aw bless! XD It's really annoying when wigs don't co-operate! As for the fabric, have you thought about organza over a plain cotton? It gives a nice shiny effect which somehow I think would suit the fins ^^ But I may be wrong. As for the keyblade, have you tried space foam? It's really light, but very good for carving. It would make sticking it to a pole a lot easier. Oh, and a hot glue gun is a good investment XD You can get good ones at Wilkinson.



Oh gosh! Thank you!I will try to pop down Wilkinson or see online, for a reasonable price on the hot glue guns :3 LOL Organza...why didn't I think of that XD" I just want my fins to stand out a bit as I wave my arms about because so far it's looking pretty dull haha. Just needed to find something of a reasonable price, I think I know where to get some :] Thanks again! ^^


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25 Jul 2011 - 19:2464271
Quote j_mercuryuk:
Quote Butterfly-Goddess:


Aw, sorry to hear that I LOVE Rubi Moon and would love to cosplay her myself ^^ I think the most difficult thing for me would be the wings, and therefore would need a lot of help on that bit. I'm sorry to hear you and your mum didn't see eye to eye. Mums can only do there best, I'm afraid. And I'm sorry to hear about the wig too. But still, the wig in your cosplay pictures looked good But when it boils down to it, if you yourself don't like the wig, no amount of nice comments can make you feel better about it. I had the same issue with my Megurine Luka wig. Luckily I managed to sell the damn thing. I was glad to see the back of it! X'D


Yeah, I think the wings were the difficult part, they were great to start off wiht, but then we folded them up to transport to Ame and couldn't get them back intot he right shape.
Indeed, but that was a long time ago (5 years ago, I think) and I'm far older and wiser now. I'm very lucky that it didn't put my mum off cosplays and we still enjoy conversations, and she's happy to give advice where needed, or an extra pair of hands when I don't have enough. The next one we worked on we pretty much split 50/50 and it remains one of my favourites, despite not being one of my best.

After not wearing/seeing the wig for 6 months, when I came back to try and fix it, I didn't hate it quite so much and decided that there wasn't anything I could fix without completely redoing the wig. I didn't hate it quite enough to redo it, but I didn't like it enough to actually be happy with it. A tricky middle ground.
glad you managed to banish your dreaded wig onto another victim Out of mind, out of site, sometimes that's the best way to go.

Well~I wouldn't say 'banish onto another victim' It sounds a bit harsh! ROFL! I prefer...'Sold it to someone else that could appreciate it, or more tolerable with the wig than I was' X'D When I messaged them to see if they liked it or not, they were really happy with it, which I was really glad about ^^ The quality of the fibres were very good, but it was a liiiiiiittle bit too rough for my liking I just noticed the way we're talking about wigs is that they're like animals that we need to get used to X'D

Quote Gazizaty:
Quote Butterfly-Goddess:
Quote Gazizaty:
I havent had too much trouble in the past, but my current cosplays are getting a bit much...
My Switzerland wig no matter what I do to style it just makes me look like France...XD

My magikarp gijinka i'm hoping to debut in September, but I'm having trouble finding some fabric for the fins for a lusterous effect :/
And then theres my keyblade for Xion I'm hand making, no matter what I did to attach the handle to the pole part it just keeps falling off >_< I'm seriously thinking to invest in a hot glue gun now...


Aw bless! XD It's really annoying when wigs don't co-operate! As for the fabric, have you thought about organza over a plain cotton? It gives a nice shiny effect which somehow I think would suit the fins ^^ But I may be wrong. As for the keyblade, have you tried space foam? It's really light, but very good for carving. It would make sticking it to a pole a lot easier. Oh, and a hot glue gun is a good investment XD You can get good ones at Wilkinson.



Oh gosh! Thank you!I will try to pop down Wilkinson or see online, for a reasonable price on the hot glue guns :3 LOL Organza...why didn't I think of that XD" I just want my fins to stand out a bit as I wave my arms about because so far it's looking pretty dull haha. Just needed to find something of a reasonable price, I think I know where to get some :] Thanks again! ^^

No prob ^^ If you have 'The Range' near you, they are likely to sell fabrics, IF (and this is a big if) they have a textiles department. Organza is usually a cheap fabric to go for ^^ but I must warn you, it frays like a b*tch, so make sure your sewing machine (if you have one) can finish the edges well ^^



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25 Jul 2011 - 19:3664273
Quote Butterfly-Goddess:

Goodness me! I'm sorry to hear about all the trouble >.< All that hassle would have drove me nuts! But I must say, I hate using card board. It's been nothing but bad news for me with every cosplay I've used it in. With things like that, I try and stick to foam and modeling putty from now on! XD Do you use interfacing for your clothes? Depending on the thickness, it can give great shape to fabric ^^


I used it for the collar, but it just didn't sit right.

It is quite rigid, I'll see about using it to make the bottom of the jacket flare out as if I was stood on a fan or something :3


27 Jul 2011 - 01:0964404
Arumat - only because i herniated a disc in my spine 5 days before deadline. Sawing, painting and glueing all so very very painful! Oh and logistically a nightmare too


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29 Jul 2011 - 14:4664696
My Koakuma cosplay. First time I ever had to use the cosplay repair area as my wings kept going slanted or worse.. fell off. XD
The head wings also kept falling infront of my face.
That and the skirt was unraveling and disintigrating around me. The machine REALLY didn't like that fabric... to be fair... Neither did I.
I lost sleep fixing it. It was in general a very irritating cosplay... Never again shall I rely on rushed handsewing to hold a cosplay together... <_<


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