16th April 2010: 15/04/2010 - Tie done! WAHEY! First ever home made tie. And even with something as simple as a tie was I incredibly picky LOL. I decided "No, I'm not going to sew the tie, I'm going to make it accurate and give it the seamless look using hemming web" WHY FIFI WHY!?
So yeah, bought 20cm of yellow cotton (the same fabric as my Jeanne obi!), cut out the shape of a tie and then began the long boring process of carefully folding it over and making sure it's all nice and neat. Gooooosh xD (Would have been ten times quicker if I had just used the sewing machine... Would have been less painful too because I burnt myself XD)
Costs: 20cm yellow cotton £1.20
Time Taken: 30mins
I already had the hemming web, dad bought it years and years ago and a while back, gave it to me because he found it in the garage somewhere xD. Still works apparently!
14th April 2010: 14/04/2010 - Blouse done This blouse looks nothing like it did originally XD
It's 3 times smaller, seams down the front and sort of fitted (a bit too fitted in my opinion, it doesn't fit me unless I bind TT____TT I know that's accurate but I was hoping to use it for normal use as well LOL, dayummmm!)
I think I did just as much sewing as if I were making it from scratch tbh LOL. But hey ho, I like this colour and it's very comfy! I was really worried of going wrong though, because if I went wrong then it would have been a waste of a really nice (possibly expensive) shirt!
The trousers are my old school trousers, need to make them more fitted too. Hopefully won't need as much modifying as the shirt LOL.
I found the yellow fabric I knew I had... it's in shambles xD. So I have to go back to the fabric shop to buy some (Wait woah, that means I'm actually spending money on this cosplay!!)
Time Taken: 1-2hrs
I know Naoto doesn't wear glasses with this outfit... But I don't care, I wanted to wear them anyway xD (I can see better too! Which makes a change, I only ever wear them during lessons so most of the time I'm walking around blind XD)
And yes I do have a wig... It's upstairs on a wig head... I couldn't be bothered to tie my hair up and put it under a wig cap!
Cosplay Island is a news, portfolio and resource site for UK cosplayers. Join for free today, create your cosplay profile and share your photos with other cosplayers, or browse thousands of costumes by our members. Stay updated with all the latest news from the costuming world and cosplay events.