Cosplayer: Leonie Heartilly

Variant: Gijinka

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Amecon 2010

8th August 2010: Make-up test Make-up wise I used my usual concealer, foundation, powder and brown eyebrow pencil. I attempted to turn my eyebrows a pink shade but it looked daft so I just toned down the brown slightly by going over it with a gold pencil. I used white eyeliner on my bottom eyelids and just underneath my lash line to open up my eyes. On the lids themselves I used a pale pink glitter eyeshadow which I also used a little of on my cheeks (I really need to get some blusher). Finished off with some mascara and pale pink lipstick.
I didn't bother for the test but I will also be painting my nails a pale pink colour.

Make-up used:

Collection 2000 Ultimate Wear (16 hour) concealer in Fair
Maybelline New York Dream Satin liquid foundation in Ivory
Collection 2000 pressed powder in Candlelight
Rimmel London eyebrow pencil in Dark Brown
Barry M Shimmering eye and lip crayon in a Gold (1)
Barry M Kohl pencil in White (30)
Barry M Dazzle Dust in Candy (58)
Maybelline New York Define-A-Lash mascara in black
Maybelline New York Color Sensational lipsick in Delicate Pearl (812)
Barry M Nail Paint in pale pink (119)

8th August 2010: Wig I bought the Clover wig in powder pink from Cosworx as the colour and length looked just what I wanted. The fringe was too long as on most wigs to allow for adjustments. I was trying to trim the fringe into a side style like my natural hair (and Rinoa) but either I was having a bad day or the wig didn't like me so I ended up with a straight fringe ending just above the eyes. I really didn't like this style however and ended up using some manga head wax to part it in the middle and sweep the fringe to the sides. I should of tried taming the wig this way from the start so I could have my desired side-fringe but ahh well. It looks okay I think.
I also tried to feather the sides of the wig so it frames my face better but it doesn't seem to have made much difference.

3rd August 2010: Ears I made the cat ear shape by folding a piece of neophrene (useful stuff this) and glueing in place. I then covered these using the pink sock material left over from my tail. I used a crocodile clip taken from another hair accessory at first in an attempt to attach these to my hair but it wasn't getting an even amount of support and wobbled looking rather wonky... so I had to have a re-think about what to do. I was considering just buying a cat fancy dress alice-band and covering it but I didn't really want a visible band and I wasn't sure I had enough material left. Spent a long time looking at grips and clips in Claire's Accessories and eventually bought a pack of "sleepie clips" to experiment with. I glued one clip to each side of the ear so I would be getting even support and wahey it worked! I covered the visible ends of the clips with more pink material so it will blend into my wig better.

I think the ears are slightly too tall and pointy but I'm glad I worked out how to make them myself.

31st July 2010: Tail I was quite worried about the tail tbh, fearing it looking utter crap haha.

I used a sock as a base and cut away some of the material along the "leg" to make the tail thinner. Then I turned the sock inside out and sewed it shut followed by turning it back the right side and stuffing it.
I didn't want to sew it directly onto my leotard in case it tore and I didn't want to use safety pins or velcro either. In the end I got the idea to use a belt method from the way the cast of the musical CATS have their tails attached. I bought a pink ballet leotard belt, which is thin and elasticated, to attach my tail to. The colour was quite pale to begin with but I covered it with more of the sock material so it all matched. Then I simply sewed my tail onto it.

The colour of the socks by some miracle almost matches the shade of pink of my leotard so everything blends in nicely which I'm pleased about. The shape of the bottom part of the tail isn't quite right (and it's prob pretty obvious I've used a sock haha) but this cosplay is meant to be for fun so I'm not going to fuss around making it look identical. Overall I'm pretty happy with it =)

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gaming_goddess - 3rd July 2010
Your gonna be so cute in this outfit :D

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Leonie Heartilly - 3rd July 2010
I shall try! x3

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sjbonnar - 3rd July 2010
You'll make an adorable Mew!

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Street-Angel - 17th July 2010
Out of interest would you like to borrow my Mew tail for Ame? It's made of fleece and safety pins on, saves you making one.

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Zelda - 22nd July 2010
Omg i have to agree with you, Mew is the cuest pokemon ever <3!!! Can't wait to see this.

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Manga Girl - 24th July 2010
Imma gonna catch you with my Pokeball!! 8D

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Littlegeeky - 1st August 2010
Aww this looks so cute ^_^

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Mangamad - 3rd August 2010
Your Mew cosplay is going to be cute. ^_^

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FairyPorchQueen - 6th August 2010
Yey mews one of my faves too!! :D great job! ^__^

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GoldieNeko - 6th August 2010
EEEE o^.^o mew's so dang cute XD I'm sure you'll ace this! *thumbs up*

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DuskatNight - 6th August 2010
Looks amazing so far! ^^

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letmelive - 7th August 2010
Awwwh I can't wait to see the full thing together! Mew is also my favourite <3


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BlusterSquall - 8th August 2010
Cute make up - the white eye liner is very good for opening your eyes up. :3

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eternal_aranel - 8th August 2010
Aw so cute, like the wig ^^

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sjbonnar - 8th August 2010
Very cute!

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Leonie Heartilly - 8th August 2010
Thanks everyone ^^

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Ranma1-2 - 9th August 2010
Leonie that is so CUTE! esp with lil plushie Mew. ^_^
I Love what you did with your eye makeup too..

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FlyingMammal - 9th August 2010
awwww very very cute :)

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letmelive - 9th August 2010
This is too cute for words >____< awwwh!!!


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ryaoki - 19th August 2010
Sexily awsome !

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CrystalNeko - 19th August 2010
Awww! So cuteeeee~~

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Raye-chan - 20th August 2010
This is really cute ^_^ well done

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LittlePidgey4 - 21st August 2010
Aaaaaw, so cute! <3

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kirato - 21st August 2010
Legendarys... SCATTER! twas nice meeting ya at ame

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perfectly_purple - 21st August 2010
Yaaah! So cute!!!!!! <3

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Violet Kestral - 21st August 2010
I love this, you make a really cute Mew =]

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Leonie Heartilly - 22nd August 2010
Thanks for the comments everyone ^^

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DuskatNight - 22nd August 2010
Amazing! I love it!
You make a very cute mew!

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SamanthaKaiba - 18th September 2010
I love Mew soooo cute and you make a lovely Mew...and the taunt picture is sooo cute nice work.........^_^

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Leonie Heartilly - 19th September 2010
Thanks girls. I like being cute hehe ;D

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sjbonnar - 29th June 2011
No annoying Charizard picture...?

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Leonie Heartilly - 30th June 2011
I did have it up at one point sweets but CI has a limit *sniff*. It's still on my DeviantArt account =) Shame your wings broke, would have been nice to get more photos.

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RebaSephiroth2 - 29th January 2013
Your Mew was so cute and one of my favourite Pokemon. ^_____^