Perona - One Piece


London MCM Expo October 2010

Showcased 18th March 2012 What is this?




Future Improvements:

- Miniature Negative Hollows
- New capelet (current one restricts movement)
- New heart belt buckle that curves with the body

Character: Perona from One Piece
Costume made by: Speckles

Construction Notes:
Perona has been a long-term cosplay I have improved to over the years, usually when a costume deadline wasn't met, I would fix a bit of her up and re-wear her.

Her crown is made from red and white leatherette, which has aluminium modelling wire encased inside the white piping to hold it's shape, it was then embelished with gold domed 'purse feet' and sewn onto the base wig. The cross was laser cut out of wood. The white top was purchased from primark and modified into a crop top, and I then got the logo screen printed at a local T-shirt shop.

All the red pieces of the costume are made from 2way stretch cotton velvet, I haven't managed to find this fabric since buying it which is a shame, since I want to remake the capelet! The scallops were the most time consuming, I drew a template on paper, and sewed the shape onto a piece of fabric facing, which was then turned inside out and ironed a lot til it held the small scallop shapes. All the white details on the skirt are blackout lining that has simply been top-stitched in place.

The boots are modified from a red shiny pvc abba style boot. I bought extra PVC and sewed the straps on, as well as the front 'tongue' of the boot, and then vinyl-spray painted them in a nice Maroon red.

Finally, the Umbrella; easily the most expensive part of the costume. I bought four umbrellas from brolliesgalore and extracted fabric from two of them to make the horns and the squares, and stitched them onto the purple umbrella. The handle is a metal pipe from the local DIY store and I carved the swirl with my dremel using MDF 25mm thick.


CGOPbleachbabe posted on 12 November, 2010 - 21:01
O wow this looks amazing =D

Illulyn posted on 12 November, 2010 - 21:04
You look sooo good~ <3

nanahara posted on 12 November, 2010 - 22:32
I remember seeing you at expo, you looked amazing XD

eternal_aranel posted on 12 November, 2010 - 22:46
aw this is quite cool! Don't know the charcater but very vibrant awesome cosplay!

Ranma1-2 posted on 13 November, 2010 - 01:10
You look lovely. ^_^ Very profesh looking costume, nice pose, and the photographer is V Good too! (short depth of field to throw the background into blur.) V Good cosplay pic. :)

Minos-Chan posted on 16 November, 2010 - 15:44
awsome <3

cowiee posted on 16 November, 2010 - 16:42
Looking cute there (;

Broseidon posted on 21 November, 2010 - 18:25
OH wow you make a perfect perona! Really good, very cute :)

HitachiinTwin01 posted on 15 June, 2011 - 19:13
Perfect in every way! I'm not really a huge fan of one piece, however this is a brilliant costume :)

picklesofdoom posted on 15 June, 2011 - 19:23
Love it! :3

ToroSonyCat posted on 15 June, 2011 - 19:50
I don't know the character but I love your cosplay! :D

Uni posted on 22 June, 2011 - 21:51
You make an amazing Perona! Love it!

Anonymous posted on 4 August, 2011 - 20:24
beautifully made costume. You look brillaint. :D

Pandora-Chi posted on 13 September, 2011 - 20:50
You make the most amazing Perona that I've ever seen!! 8D The entire outfit is very well made and very detailed! Just beautiful!

timpey posted on 13 September, 2011 - 21:09
hehe that is awesome so well made looks perfect ^^ i hope u wear it again lots

Plasticsharkattack posted on 13 September, 2011 - 22:46
This is STUNNING, wow!

yami-no-neko posted on 5 November, 2011 - 10:17
very cute XD really nice costume

Dragonkid01 posted on 20 November, 2011 - 23:02
wow only too kool i like it

Tsupo posted on 21 January, 2012 - 19:13
I'm not too familiar with One Piece, but you look really beautiful in those photos! ^^

bryoz posted on 22 January, 2012 - 23:22
BEST PERONA!! XD I'm hoping to cosplay Luffy again in future - there are enough variations to keep me busy. I'm certain I saw time-skip Perona in your planned costumes.. *hint hint* :D

rayplon posted on 23 February, 2012 - 14:15
very nice :-)

Sephirayne posted on 18 March, 2012 - 16:00
Brilliant costume. Well done on the showcase ;)

JustPeachy posted on 18 March, 2012 - 17:43
Yay Well Done on the Showcase! Totally deserved!

Leolarua posted on 18 March, 2012 - 19:12
congratulations on the showcase!

tripletriad posted on 19 March, 2012 - 01:04
You are the PERFECT Perona! Congratulations on getting the showcase, well deserved!

alienqueen posted on 19 March, 2012 - 19:21
You definitely deserve this! well done! brilliant costume!

Emzone posted on 20 March, 2012 - 22:28
Looks amazing! =D I love all the details and commitment you've put into it!

Berserk667 posted on 21 March, 2012 - 00:30
Thats one amazing Perona!

- posted on 21 March, 2012 - 01:23
Really well done! It's made fantastically O:!

Plasticsharkattack posted on 21 March, 2012 - 08:46
Woah, this is so striking and beautiful, the colours and the photography really emphasize how much detail and perfection have gone into this. Truly flawless!

Speckles posted on 21 March, 2012 - 14:19
Ahhh! Thank-you very much for the wonderful comments, it was a wonderful surprise ^.^

Lady Bahamut posted on 24 March, 2012 - 19:53
This is really awesome :) So bright and colourful! Looks really really made too, well done :D

Manticore posted on 5 June, 2012 - 00:16
I just realized through watching One Piece how MUCH you've NAILED her on the Tee, I just hope you don't have her laugh

cookie posted on 30 March, 2013 - 01:50
i wouldn't mind a photo with you when am Roronoa Zoro you look brilliant :)

Progress Journal

25th October 2011

Negative Hollow companion! Continued...

Mr Hollow has acquired a body! Now some nice arms would go lovely with that.

25th October 2011

Negative Hollow companion! Continued..

Here we have his eyes, lips and tongue all pinned into place. Isn't he the cutest?

25th October 2011

Negative Hollow companion!

Since I once again ran out of funds to finish any newly started cosplays, decided to jazz up Perona once more with her own Negative Hollow companion!

Just found a plain old ball plush pattern on the interwebs for his head and cut out paper templates; pinning them for rough sizing/positioning.