Tegami Bachi

Cosplayer: ProbablyHeather

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

This costume has not been worn at any events yet.

26th June 2011: Almost there~! All that's left is to make the 3 tiered purple collar, finish sewing the left boot (which i'm doing now) and possibley shorten the large male pants ;D

In photo: Dress, sleeves and scarf.
Spent forever trying to get cord through the thick material to keep the mitts and dress together oTL

Almost readyyyy~

After I get back from Japan Expo I'm starting on making Steak 8DDD

26th June 2011: What's left to do... I'll update with a picture tomorrow (/later today after i've slept)

On the plus side, I'll be ready for Japan Expo~
On the negative, I only have tomorrow to finish ;--; Which means I have to actully do some work oTL

Still left to do:
Applique black pads to oven gloves
Make 3 tiered collar + white trim
Sew oven glove things to dress (with cord)
Finish sewing the fur to the left boot
Possibley shorten large male pants if I have time

aaaaand I think that's it ;D

I wanted to use purple (manga) cord to join the mitts and dress, but none of the shops had any so i've settled for pink (anime) and i'm just gunna' go with it.

The fur I used on the boots.. In the anime it's pure white. But after all that traveling she's really going to have super clean fur? I think not. The manga references I have in colour show it a little dirtied down, so I've gone for more of an off-white/ cream.

Also, under the black pads on the mitts, i've cut a slit so I can take my hands out and actully use them. It's discreate. One half of the pad will be attached with black velcro or snappers (undecided, depends what I can find more of)
I've done this incase my phone rings or I need to eat/ drink something. I had alot of trouble with this when I cosplayed Cheshire to Midlands in 2010. Lesson learnt B)

I was going to finish sewing the left boot before I went to sleep but I've had around 3 hours sleep for the past 4 nights and really can't stay up any longer.

...... *FACE PILLOW*

19th June 2011: Oven mitts 8D Since this photo was taken, I've made the scarf and started on the boot covers :3

The left glove is fully stuffed (I removed some of the stuffing after this photo)
And the right glove was only partially stuffed by the point.
I'm going to applique the black oval pad things on (with the white trim around as seen in the manga, might as well since i'm following mainly manga colour references)later. I'll buy the stuff for it on my next fabric shop adventure on Thursday 8D

Yes, I tore open a cushion for this. ;--;

18th June 2011: Large male underpants I bought some ;D
But they're not as loose as I wanted them on the thighs so I'll have to attempt to return them oTL
I wanted authentic manly underpants for Niche but I may just have to make some out of the spare polycotton I have lying around ;--;

14th June 2011: Little bit of progress~ I've taken the dress in so it fits better around the top but hangs looser around the bottom. It's only tacked so if I don't like it I can easily undo it. I'll be finishing the fitting of the dress a few days or so before Japan Expo.
I still need the hem the thing and get on with the rest of the costume.
I'll definately need help wriggling in and out of this. ( Jay, that means you 83 )

Have a picture of me in the wig with the tacked/ fitted dress 8D
I think the colours go quite well~
Also, I have to bind at JapanExpo. Niche isn't meant to have boobies - and I have them ;--;
Words written across said space for reminder B)

Also, I'm wearing glasses 'cause I'm BLIIIIIIND

11th June 2011: Wiggy HURRRRR~
See photo for information yesyesplease.
(It should be the other way around but whatever)

10th June 2011: Wig arrived~ The wig arrived this morning at like 7:30~
I woke up like "Who the hell?"
Relaxed again.
Realised that I'm waiting on my Niche wig.
Have a spaz out. See Parcel Force Van. Spaz out some more.
Jolt into parent's room yelling "IT'S PARCEL FORCE. MY WIIIIIIIIIIIG"
Dad relunctantly got up and signed for it.
Took forever getting into the box. It was covered in cellotape and it was tiny 8l
Got into the box.
Spacked over the colour.
Put it on. Tied elastic bands rounds the ponytails.
Spun arround.
Took pictures. (Half asleep, no make-up, look hideous)
Take wig off.
Go back to sleep for 6 hours ;D
IT'S SO SOFT AND THE COLOUR IS PERFECT ;w; (I don't look like an idiot in this colour like I thought I would~)

Pictures will be up after I get back from work 8D
I wanted to work on Niche today but it was 3pm before I realised and that's too late to start anything when I start work at 6pm ;--;


5th June 2011: Wig Will be ordering this wig after I figure out if I wanna pay for EMS or risk it and be a cheapskate.
Normal/ Free shipping takes 15-25 days
EMS takes 7-10 days
The Ebayer ships 2 days after recieving payment.
I'm thinking I should just risk it (I need it in 20 days)
But EMS is $20/ £13(ish)
The wig being £27(ish)..
I'm really stuck with what to do so any help with this matter would be greatly appriciated!

23rd May 2011: Steak May or may not be done for Japan Expo ;-;
If I have the time, he'll be done for Japan Expo.
But if not, he'll definately be done for October Expo, frying pan included 8D

22nd May 2011: Dress progress c: So far 8D
Needs taking in by an inch or so at the sides, hemming and ironing XD
Spent the majority of yesterday working out the pattern for this and i'm so proud 'cause it's functional ;w;
Also, it's fully lined~
Look at it put together, I think the bottom parts are too big, there's only 6 on my dress and I know that there should be like 8 or more XD I think it looks fine, though. I'm more worried about the seemingly lack of pleat in the front c': There are 3 in the front which'll be more prominant after I add the detailing from the manga on there. Hmmm.. I might still decide to add more pleat in (like darts) regardless 'cause it feels empty this way XD But I know I shouldn't 'cause it'd add to the inaccuracy...
Oh the drama.
Sorry that it's a webcam shot~ Dad had to take it 'cause I can't find the timer on this thing ._.;
Now to iron this, hang it up and finish the glove pattern 8DDDDD

18th May 2011: Pink material EVERYWHERE I bought material for the dress thingy and the HUAGE oven glove things today 83
I was going to start working on this today, but then I remembered that I have work ;w;
I bought a lighter shade of pink for the sleevey oven gloves, because on multiple references, they were a lighter shade 83
If I finish this by Saturday, I'm going to get the material for the spikey collar thingy... And perhaps base shoes along with the material for the boot covers and scarf~
Wig is being ordered tonight methinks 8D
When I get back from work...
*Rushes off to dry my hair - gotta' be out of the house like 5 minutes ago ;----; LAAAATE*

P.S. Steak may or may not be made for Japan Expo, it depends if I have the time ;-; ( which I prolly will at this rate >'D )

8th May 2011: It has begun~ Progress had started to get this ready for Japan Expo 8D It's the only new costume that i'm making for JE so it'll get done in no time :3
I really can't wait for thisss~

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Emzone - 2nd September 2010
you require large male pants.

I'm so glad you'll make a Steak!
All the Niches I've seen have never included him
and he's amazing!
Can't wait to see this!!!! 8DD

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ProbablyHeather - 2nd September 2010
Hahaha XDXD
YESS 8D Steak is part of the costume, he is always on Niche's head and is there for emergancies incase I get hungry 8D
I love Steak, hes so awesome XD And he makes rarther lovely hat 8D (Note when they stay at in Inn at Dead End) mhmhm~ =w=
I wanna make the version of Steak where he has a perm 'cause Niche tried to cook him XD
8D 8D 8D 8D 8D 8D 8D

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Emzone - 2nd September 2010
hahaha yes!
I love Steak he's just brilliant
you'll have to carry him in a frying pan if you do that version 8D

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ProbablyHeather - 2nd September 2010
Ikrrrr! 8D
LOL I would 8D 8D Would be annoying to carry the frying pan around with me all day thooo.. But it'd be worth it for the lols 8D

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Suzunerd - 2nd September 2010
OMG LOVE <3333 steakkkkk win
You're going to make a cute niche =D

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ProbablyHeather - 2nd September 2010
8D 8D ~~ I hope I can actully make Steak XDXD I should beable to!
Thankies 8D I hope I pull her off x_x

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BakaBakaRangers - 9th May 2011
srsly cannot wait to see dis! 8D8D
This series needs much maor lurve ;_;

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ProbablyHeather - 9th May 2011
8D8D8D And guess who is taking the pictures for meeeeee~ :3
Yes it does need more love ;w; It's my one of my favourite series XD

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Suzunerd - 9th May 2011
You're going to be such a cute Niche, would love to get pics for you when i do Roda =]

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ProbablyHeather - 10th May 2011
Thank you c:
And yayyy 8D

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Sherbet-Lemon - 22nd May 2011
GReat progress Well done :D :D looking forward to seeing this your going to suit her so much xD

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BakaBakaRangers - 22nd May 2011
I see...Large man pants :D Great progress :3

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ProbablyHeather - 22nd May 2011
Thank you both 8D
And lolno those are just some PJ bottoms that I thought looked like large male pants c':
I still require Lag's large male pants.

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Emzone - 23rd May 2011
Looking amazing!!!!! 8DDDDDD

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Anonymous - 23rd May 2011
Tis looks Awesome to see and can't wait to see it finished ^^

I'm so tempted to work on gauche for october expo naow ;w;

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ProbablyHeather - 23rd May 2011
Thank youuuu~~ ;w;
Do it, Tiduus c:

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Anonymous - 23rd May 2011
Okay i'll do it then, there should be a tegami bachi group for october >D

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ProbablyHeather - 24th May 2011
I'm planning to wear Niche on Friday c:
I'm pretty sure I've got a Lag for October too 8DDD

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Anonymous - 24th May 2011
Hehe, i already have a pair of blue trousers from a previous cosplay so good start, good start xDDD

will definitely get started in september =w= maybe earlier if i have funds o3o

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SockFish - 11th June 2011
adg;hn;kdfhg; DAT WIG♥♥♥
Ohmygosh I can't wait to see pictures of this when it's done 8D Niche is SO CUUUTE♥♥♥♥♥
And the fact that you'll have a Steak too makes this instantly awesome

(Hnnggg makes me really wanna go hunt out fabric for Zaji ;A; )

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Suzunerd - 11th June 2011
Kawiiii <3

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ProbablyHeather - 11th June 2011
Thank you~

@SockFish: I may or may not have Steak for JapanExpo but I'll definately have Steak after then~
(Do it do it do it!) <3

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Moonchild - 11th June 2011
Loving the progress on this! Wig looks lovely too ^^ Can't wait to see it finished =)

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ProbablyHeather - 11th June 2011
Thank you! :3

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SockFish - 12th June 2011
Maww he'll be so awesome xD *hug urges*

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Solaria - 14th June 2011
8D this progress is amazingggg youre so darn cute :3

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ProbablyHeather - 15th June 2011
Thank you~ :3

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Anonymous - 25th September 2011
it looks so awesome. Ima gonna have to find you at expo, i want photos XD

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ProbablyHeather - 25th September 2011
Thank you (:
I'd forgotten to update this, but I'm not wearing Niche to Expo any more sorry!