Mei
Overwatch

Cosplayer: L.C.Crafts

Variant: Luna - Year of the Rooster Event

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Runner up - MCM Birmingham Nov 2017

Showcased 12th November 2018

1st March 2017: Jacket The jacket was by far the hardest and most important aspect to get right. In the end I found the perfect medallion satin fabric, but it was the wrong colour, so I had to hand dye the whole job using a synthetic dye and the stove top method. The results were great.

I used an existing hoody sewing pattern, retraced it and amended it to my length and to also incorporate a hidden zip under the collar. All of the gold bias binding and applique was made using the same metallic gold 4-way-stretch.

20th February 2017: Accessories The hair pin, hair brooch and earrings were made with a combination of EVA foam and plastic beads. They were then painted with metallic paint or nail polish.

12th February 2017: The Tank With snowball ready the next thing I worked on was the tank. I created the shape and size in reference to my own torso, so it didn't look disproportionate. Layering foam for the ends and finally wrapping a large piece around the centre to create the shape.
Inside (not seen) is a scaffold of foam structs to add stability.

All aspects were made with 5mm and 10mm EVA foam and contact cement.

5th February 2017: SnowBall The first thing I started on was making Snowball. I wanted to wait for more reference to appear for the costume before starting it so I started on aspects I knew already.

Snowball was entirely made from EVA foam and contact cement. He now just needs a paint job


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Amy-Lou - 7th November 2018
You look fantastic!
I’m really impressed you got such a good colour out of dying the fabric and everything is so neatly made.