Marinette Dupain-Cheng (Civilian) - Miraculous ladybug


EM-Con 2016


Wanted something simple to throw together for Em-con that was more from tv than anime (although Ladybug has anime roots so I'm still kinda cheating?). Anyway, I've fallen in love with this show and Marinette's Ladybug bodysuit wouldn't be very flattering to me so her default it is!

13/04 EDIT: She is complete! For a simple costume, I really tried to keep it as accurate as possible! Spent quite a while forming her distinctive pigtails with foam glued inside the wig, refitted and lined a base jacket and took up and added bottom cuffs to her jeans. Earrings were bought off ebay and the t-shirt was ordered custom-made from Zazzle - I was planning to embroider the detailing on but after seeing another Marinette's recommendation from her costume, decided to go with this much simpler method!

woundedsorrow posted on 23 April, 2016 - 12:15
You look so good

InfiniteJester posted on 24 April, 2016 - 15:30
Thank you so much!

Capri jeans

Total cost: £0.00

27th March 2016

Almost there

Did some more wig work today and it's pretty much done now bar a little more neatening up and some more simple styling! I glued a black bow onto the shoes (it was previously a pink bow but this was removed and replaced with the correct colour) and shorted the pink jeans to capri length. The same fabric as on the jacket cuffs was then used at the bottom of the trouser legs. It's all pretty much done now bar the top, which is on it's way! I was going to make it all from scratch but after finding out about a website where you can custom design t shirts, I've done that to get the image more accurately placed. Just gotta hope it arrives in time for the con or I'll be making my own super fast.

20th March 2016

Jacket complete!

Finished the jacket today! It's been lined with the spotted fabric and bias added to the edging to finish. Work has been ongoing with the wig aswell and I've attempted to get the accurate look of Marinette's pigtails by using a foam polystyrene base and glueing the hair onto it to get her distinct tear-like shape. It turned out okay surprisingly (as I was sure I was going to mess it up) and just requires a little neatening up to finish it. I'm still not 100% sure I'll go with that look for the con so will likely buy a backup wig as well just in case they don't hold.

13th March 2016

Jacket progress

Made some pretty decent progress on her jacket today which I'm really happy with - another hour or so and it should be finished (my neck was hurting too much for me to finish off today annoyingly). The jacket has been refitted as it was two sizes too big previously, collar and lapels have been interfaced to give a bit more body to them and I've taken up and added the cuffs. Lining for the inside of the jacket is cut out and ready to be sewn into the jacket - then just the bias to add onto it and it's done!

8th March 2016


Contacts have been ordered as have her hair bands. Her base jeans arrived today which are the perfect colour and just need taking up to the correct length and the spotty cuffs added! Cheating with the wig, jacket and top a bit as I already bought the wig for Kotomi but cutting her for Marinette instead as she's higher priority now. The jacket is actually an old black jacket of mine I don't wear any more which has the exact same collar line and so is being refitted and lined with the spotty fabric to match Marinette's. A plain white top has been bought which I'll be adding embroidery detail to for the flowers. Her shoes were also bought easily from Primark! Just need to start putting it all together now! (also her earrings were found online and are super pretty - such a good find!)

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