Alto Saotome
Macross Frontier

Cosplayer: CrystalNeko

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

1st April 2010: 01/04/2010 - DONE! 8D Hurderpderp, I was going to make the patch yesterday... I couldn't find the white nor black felt though which was kind necessary ;___;

So today I went and bought some~
I made a template using scrap paper and transferred it onto the felt separately. I couldn't get a decent reference of the patch so I used a bit of artistic licence with it :'D

This took so long X____X It shouldn't take this long... But it did X___X
And those stars... Worse stars ever LOL XD I drew it perfectly on paper but when I transferred it over to felt it spazzed up completely xD. I think I'm in need of tiny scissors rather than using my giant ones...

Costs: 65p each for the black; white; and blue (got a lighter shade of blue! The ref pic on my phone was too dark XD)
Time Taken: 30mins-1hr

31st March 2010: 31/03/2010 - Tie and Blouse done Modified the tie and blouse by sewing on ribbon and glued the felt on (was going to sew the felt on but I was laaaazy)

... Yeah that's it xD;

I was going to work on the patch today but couldn't find my pile of felt I usually have which included the white and black felt I needed! I bought yellow, green and blue felt specifically today just to work on this patch! TT_____TT Back to the fabric shop tomorrow...

After all that I'm done 8D

Costs: Blue; green; yellow felt - £2.10 total
50cm yellow ribbon - 21p (I think I only really used around 30cm though!)
Time Taken: 30mins

30th March 2010: 30/03/2010 - Almost there! :O TROUSERS! OMG. I couldn't figure out if Alto had baggy, flared, etc trousers... In the end I went for baggy but not so much. It makes me look fat enough as it is LOL XD;

With trousers I never know how to describe the process of how I make them. Because really, I take a pair of my own trousers, measure the length of the seams and then go from there and take it in if need be (Sometimes I get it perfect first some and it doesn't need taking in x) Alto's trousers however... Had to be unpicked and redone around 2-3 times?? I couldn't decide whether I wanted it baggy or not! D: )

I bought a blue zip from Fabric Land and made a little flap to cover it loool (Trousers are funny to make, how mature am I? XD)

And for the first time ever, I made pockets!!! Measured the shape of my hand and cut around it to make some kind of oval shape with one straight edge then cut a slit in the seam of the trousers (This is inaccurate, I wasn't looking at the ref pics, DAYUM! I don't want to change it now, it'll look messy =___=) and sewed it on.

The blue detail on the shirt is just leftover fabric from the trousers (I bought loads so that I can use it for Simon from Gurren Lagann 8D)

All I have left to do is modify the tie, sew on the blue circles onto the blouse and make the school logo for the blouse pocket! Oh yes, and the oh so manly hair tie he has lolol~

Time Taken: 2-3hrs? (I faffed about a lot with those trousers =___=)
Costs: 1.5m Blue cotton drill £6
Blue zip £1-2 I think? (Gotta check receipt sometime...)
Red tie £3

30th March 2010: 30/03/2010 - Blouse detailing =) La de la de laaa, that shirt was MASSIVE on me. It's like all they did was sew two rectangles together making a SACK! Seriously XD

So I modified it, I wasn't originally going to do the seams because most shirts generally have seams going down the front anyway, but this one didn't so I went nuts with the detailing 8D (Well not really, but it's accurate I'll give you that >8D)

I also took it in at the sides, it's less sack-y now, yay! ^_^

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18th December 2009: 18/12/2009 - Wig! Waheeey, wig was bought about a week ago and came super quick! Styled it couple days later and here's the result : D

Pretty basic styling. Fringe and bangs needed to be cut in and then I tied it into a ponytail (thankfully the wig isn't actually all that long so it didn't go SUPAKNOT on me so it was a treat styling this wig!)
Only thing I'm going to moan about is that the wig is a bit on the small side for my big fat head =o=

Time Taken - 30mins
Cost - £18 approx

Picture shows a before, after and worn image : D

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PinkCharlieBear - 7th November 2009
I really didnt see this coming. Sweet choice! *kidnaps you*

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Dusttee - 8th November 2009
fiiiii~ have my children -shot-

i love you so much for doing this *O*

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FrankieEstee - 8th November 2009
I can't wait to see you cosplay as him *O*~

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WhaleInTheSky - 8th November 2009
8D You'll make such an awesome Alto <3

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FrankieEstee - 18th December 2009
I love your wigggg *O*~

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PinkCharlieBear - 30th March 2010
You make such a fantastic moody princess <3
I am way too excited to do Sheryl with you. DANCE WITH ME ALTO-KUUUUN <3333

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CrystalNeko - 30th March 2010
@Charlieface: ILU TOO SHERYL <3
Hell yeah baby, you know I'll dance with you ;D

@Everyone else: Thank yooou, I hope I do Alto justice :'D <333

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FrankieEstee - 31st March 2010
Don't worry, you do a lot of justice for Alto XD
You look sooo cool as him *A*

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Freyarule - 19th April 2010
Lol James thought he recognised that character XDDDD

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White Tigress - 19th April 2010

You make a great Alto! We must have a photoshoot someday!