Chocobo - final fantasy

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AmeCon 2007



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This was so fun to make, and got a lot of attention! I'm definately going to improve on it and rewear it at the next Amecon that i go to!!

It was a really simple variation on the chocobo character that we all know and love. The dress was a cheap summer one from Primark, that only cost about £5.

I bought feather edging which i then sewed onto the collar and bottom of the dress.

Since i made a tutu from yellow netting (so easy to make tutus) i had to cut slits in the sides of the dress so that it sat on top of the tutu, looking more poofy than trapping the tutu down. I made a part of the tutu longer at the back, so it looked like an attachment of the tail.

The tail was made from 4 or 5 feathers sewn together. I hadn't realised how tough the quills were and i snapped two needles attaching them together...T_T i then gluegunned the feathers to the belt.

The belt was made from old curtain blinds. The venetian type, made from really tough starched cotton or something, so it was stiff. I covered that in fabric, and sewed velcro onto it.

The tights were H+M, and the shoes were Primark!

The feather boa i just cut in half, and sewed to the edges of the sleeves, and put some string on the end that i could loop over my fingers.

The mask was pretty hard to make! I remember the competition photographer was like 'WOW thats such a creepy mask!!' I was like 'thanks....? =_=' but anyway! It was just basically two balloons taped together to make the head and the beak. Then over 2 days (it was nice and sunny so i could leave the mask outside to dry) i papier mached newspaper onto the balloons, then painted it. Gluegunned the feathers on, sewed some elastic....and that was it!!!

It was pretty easy and relatively cheap to make, and i hope to improve on it in the future!!

Comments

PapercutPerfect posted on 9 April, 2008 - 11:28
Argh, so cute! 8D

stripey_dani posted on 9 April, 2008 - 17:41
I love this costume :3 Soooo cute ^^

Kaka Extreme posted on 9 April, 2008 - 21:40
CHOCOBO!!!!!! >_< i love this costume! so wish i did come up to you and give you a HUGE glomp! i heart you for doing this costume!!!!!!! *chocobo glomp*

White Leviathan posted on 23 April, 2008 - 00:35
You rock Yaz Yaz, such an epic cool costume, can't wait for Ame!

Taffeta_Rose posted on 12 May, 2008 - 07:21
I remeber this from Ame - such a good idea and well executed. Your mask was very cool. So cute :)

Amy-Lou posted on 2 September, 2008 - 11:57
What a brilliant idea, looks so much fun to wear :D

cheerful_bunny posted on 13 October, 2008 - 20:47
I remember you from Amecon 2007. You looked great! ^_^

Zelda posted on 26 November, 2009 - 00:48
*cuddles* so so cute ^__^

Kitticus posted on 14 October, 2010 - 20:45
you make such a good chocobo! i love the design ^^