Mew (Gijinka) - Pokemon

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Worn AtAmecon 2010


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*This costume is now retired*


I chose to do Mew as she has been my favourite Pokemon ever since I watched Pokemon: The First Movie. She's so adorable! Also I love the colour pink =D

I went with one of the original Japanese designs which is pretty simple but I opted for the paler pink colour of the original Pokemon.

"Mew is a very curious and intelligent Pokémon that will only appear to someone with a pure heart. It loves playing around and swimming, and is known to act very childish at times, wanting everybody it trusts to play with it. It is attracted to lullabies and will try to stay as close to the music as possible. All in all, Mew is known as a happy, playful and optimistic species of Pokémon, unlike its relative, Mewtwo. "

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~Please see my journals for more details on the construction of this costume as well as progress photos~


I bought a cotton lyrcra leotard and was lucky that the over-knee socks were nearly identical in colour. I bought 2 pairs, one to wear and the other to make my tail and ears out of (see journals).

I bought the Clover wig in Powder Pink from CosWorx which just needed some adjustments made to the fringe.

I've also got some pink soft ballet shoes to wear when outside or if I can't be barefoot indoors.

Make-up wise I wore white eyeliner to open up my eyes and pale pink eyeshadow. Oh and pink nail varnish =p

I have a Mew plushie to carry with me because it's cute and just in case anyone asks who I am XD

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This cosplay didn't require much work but it was still fun trying new things like making the tail and ears. I'm loving being completely in pink haha

I first wore this cosplay to Amecon 2010. My cosplay stood out and got a lot of attention (prob due to the mass load of pink screwing with people's vision lol). People seemed to love my gijinka and I was often described as being cute x3 I have never had so much positive attention in a costume before when not part of a group or on stage. I really enjoyed myself in this cosplay and spent most of the day bouncing around and saying "mew" a lot. I was however freezing and the constant question of "Aren't you cold?" got a bit annoying lol

I wore this again for the London Sci-Fi Easter Cosplay Parade in 2011.

Comments

gaming_goddess posted on 3 July, 2010 - 09:47
Your gonna be so cute in this outfit :D

Leonie Heartilly posted on 3 July, 2010 - 18:31
I shall try! x3

sjbonnar posted on 3 July, 2010 - 19:33
You'll make an adorable Mew!

street-angel posted on 17 July, 2010 - 16:44
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.

Zelda posted on 22 July, 2010 - 16:26
Omg i have to agree with you, Mew is the cuest pokemon ever <3!!! Can't wait to see this.

Manga Girl posted on 24 July, 2010 - 21:49
Imma gonna catch you with my Pokeball!! 8D

Littlegeeky posted on 1 August, 2010 - 11:15
Aww this looks so cute ^_^

Mangamad posted on 3 August, 2010 - 22:32
Your Mew cosplay is going to be cute. ^_^

FairyPorchQueen posted on 6 August, 2010 - 19:34
Yey mews one of my faves too!! :D great job! ^__^

GoldieNeko posted on 6 August, 2010 - 19:58
EEEE o^.^o mew's so dang cute XD I'm sure you'll ace this! *thumbs up*

DuskatNight posted on 6 August, 2010 - 22:13
Looks amazing so far! ^^

letmelive posted on 7 August, 2010 - 22:51
Awwwh I can't wait to see the full thing together! Mew is also my favourite <3 xxx

BlusterSquall posted on 8 August, 2010 - 21:30
Cute make up - the white eye liner is very good for opening your eyes up. :3

eternal_aranel posted on 8 August, 2010 - 21:59
Aw so cute, like the wig ^^

sjbonnar posted on 8 August, 2010 - 22:14
Very cute!

Leonie Heartilly posted on 8 August, 2010 - 22:18
Thanks everyone ^^

Ranma1-2 posted on 8 August, 2010 - 23:21
Leonie that is so CUTE! esp with lil plushie Mew. ^_^ I Love what you did with your eye makeup too..

FlyingMammal posted on 9 August, 2010 - 11:05
awwww very very cute :)

letmelive posted on 9 August, 2010 - 12:36
This is too cute for words >____< awwwh!!! xxx

ryaoki posted on 19 August, 2010 - 13:02
Sexily awsome !

CrystalNeko posted on 19 August, 2010 - 15:15
Awww! So cuteeeee~~

Raye-chan posted on 20 August, 2010 - 21:30
This is really cute ^_^ well done

LittlePidgey4 posted on 20 August, 2010 - 23:11
Aaaaaw, so cute! <3

kirato posted on 20 August, 2010 - 23:37
Legendarys... SCATTER! twas nice meeting ya at ame

perfectly_purple posted on 21 August, 2010 - 11:01
Yaaah! So cute!!!!!! <3

Stubbled Grapes posted on 21 August, 2010 - 21:14
I love this, you make a really cute Mew =]

Leonie Heartilly posted on 22 August, 2010 - 14:57
Thanks for the comments everyone ^^

DuskatNight posted on 22 August, 2010 - 15:47
Amazing! I love it! You make a very cute mew!

SamanthaKaiba posted on 18 September, 2010 - 12:07
I love Mew soooo cute and you make a lovely Mew...and the taunt picture is sooo cute nice work.........^_^

Leonie Heartilly posted on 18 September, 2010 - 23:24
Thanks girls. I like being cute hehe ;D

sjbonnar posted on 29 June, 2011 - 14:36
No annoying Charizard picture...?

Leonie Heartilly posted on 29 June, 2011 - 23:43
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.

RebaSephiroth2 posted on 29 January, 2013 - 20:03
Your Mew was so cute and one of my favourite Pokemon. ^_____^

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Progress Journal

Make-up test (Posted 8th August 2010)

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)

Wig (Posted 8th August 2010)

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.

Ears (Posted 3rd August 2010)

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.

Tail (Posted 31st July 2010)

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 =)