Costume :Perona
Source :One Piece
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2010

Costume Photos

Perona 18

Perona 17

Perona 16

Perona 15

Perona 14

Perona 13

Perona 12

Perona 8

Perona 6

Perona 4

Perona 2

Perona 1


Costume Information

Cost : Who knows? £150+
Time Taken : Lots of hours over a few years

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.


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O wow this looks amazing =D

by CGOPbleachbabe on Friday, 12 November, 2010 - 22:01
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You look sooo good~ <3

by Illulyn on Friday, 12 November, 2010 - 22:04
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I remember seeing you at expo, you looked amazing XD

by nanahara on Friday, 12 November, 2010 - 23:32
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aw this is quite cool! Don't know the charcater but very vibrant awesome cosplay!

by eternal_aranel on Friday, 12 November, 2010 - 23:46
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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. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 13 November, 2010 - 02:10
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awsome <3

by Minos-Chan on Tuesday, 16 November, 2010 - 16:44
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Looking cute there (;

by cowiee on Tuesday, 16 November, 2010 - 17:42
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OH wow you make a perfect perona! Really good, very cute :)

by Broseidon on Sunday, 21 November, 2010 - 19:25

Perfect in every way! I'm not really a huge fan of one piece, however this is a brilliant costume :)

by HitachiinTwin01 on Wednesday, 15 June, 2011 - 20:13
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Love it! :3

by picklesofdoom on Wednesday, 15 June, 2011 - 20:23
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I don't know the character but I love your cosplay! :D

by ToroSonyCat on Wednesday, 15 June, 2011 - 20:50
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You make an amazing Perona! Love it!

by Uni on Wednesday, 22 June, 2011 - 22:51

beautifully made costume. You look brillaint. :D

by on Thursday, 4 August, 2011 - 21:24
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You make the most amazing Perona that I've ever seen!! 8D The entire outfit is very well made and very detailed! Just beautiful!

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 13 September, 2011 - 21:50
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hehe that is awesome so well made looks perfect ^^ i hope u wear it again lots

by timpey on Tuesday, 13 September, 2011 - 22:09
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This is STUNNING, wow!

by Plasticsharkattack on Tuesday, 13 September, 2011 - 23:46
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very cute XD really nice costume

by yami-no-neko on Saturday, 5 November, 2011 - 11:17
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wow only too kool i like it

by Dragonkid01 on Monday, 21 November, 2011 - 00:02
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I'm not too familiar with One Piece, but you look really beautiful in those photos! ^^

by Tsupo on Saturday, 21 January, 2012 - 20:13


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

by bryoz on Monday, 23 January, 2012 - 00:22
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very nice :-)

by rayplon on Thursday, 23 February, 2012 - 15:15
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Brilliant costume. Well done on the showcase ;)

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 18 March, 2012 - 17:00
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Yay Well Done on the Showcase! Totally deserved!

by JustPeachy on Sunday, 18 March, 2012 - 18:43
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congratulations on the showcase!

by Leolarua on Sunday, 18 March, 2012 - 20:12
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You are the PERFECT Perona! Congratulations on getting the showcase, well deserved!

by tripletriad on Monday, 19 March, 2012 - 02:04
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You definitely deserve this! well done! brilliant costume!

by alienqueen on Monday, 19 March, 2012 - 20:21
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Looks amazing! =D
I love all the details and commitment you've put into it!

by Emzone on Tuesday, 20 March, 2012 - 23:28
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Thats one amazing Perona!

by Berserk667 on Wednesday, 21 March, 2012 - 01:30

Really well done! It's made fantastically O:!

by - on Wednesday, 21 March, 2012 - 02:23
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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!

by Plasticsharkattack on Wednesday, 21 March, 2012 - 09:46
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Ahhh! Thank-you very much for the wonderful comments, it was a wonderful surprise ^.^

by Speckles on Wednesday, 21 March, 2012 - 15:19
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This is really awesome :) So bright and colourful! Looks really really made too, well done :D

by Lady Bahamut on Saturday, 24 March, 2012 - 20:53
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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

by Manticore on Tuesday, 5 June, 2012 - 01:16
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i wouldn't mind a photo with you when am Roronoa Zoro you look brilliant :)

by cookie on Saturday, 30 March, 2013 - 02:50


Negative Hollow companion! Continued... (Posted 25th October 2011)

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

Negative Hollow companion! Continued.. (Posted 25th October 2011)

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

Negative Hollow companion! (Posted 25th October 2011)

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.