Miku Hatsune
Vocaloid 02

Cosplayer: TheEmoEmu

Variant: Blue Ice Castle

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

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6th June 2011: Bouquet - How I did it Lots of people asked me about the bouquet, so I'll tell you how I did it here so I can just link people in the future xD

First off, I got some insulation foam and cut some 3D teardrop shapes and wrapped them in craft foam. Then, I rolled out craft foam on the hob (on a low heat and it STILL stunk the place out!) and cut out the petals and curled the edges by hand whilst it was still warm. If they cooled down, I just held them over the hob again until they were warm enough to mold. After that, I glued the petals to the insulation foam core and repeated until I had a full rose! I then stuck some florists wire through the bottom of the rose and wrapped it in green 'stem tape' (florist's stuff) and added premade leaves and wrapped more tape around it all. That's one rose, so I repeated MANYMANYMANY times to get a full bouquet. On some of the stems, I also attatched some chiffon ribbon for decoration. I then added thicker wire to the roses and wrapped it in stem tape. I slowly built the bouquet wrapping with stem tape all the time until I had a reasonable bouquet shape (it WAS meant to be a heart but that failed >.<) To finish it off, I got some more chiffon ribbon and wrapped it around the handle and tied a bow at the top. All that was left to do was position the roses, chiffon and leaves until I was happy (I never was xD)

I SWEAR TO GOD, I SHOULD HAVE JUST MADE THAT F***ING DAGGER!!!

I am never making another bouquet again. EVER.

30th April 2011: SHOVE THE DAGGER It is FAR too heavy to carry aswell as the ice arm, so I'm gonna have an artificial wedding bouquet instead. :3

31st March 2011: What? A teenager with a knife NOT trying to kill people? Yup, sawing off the bits sticking out of the ice arm base. Is mah bamboo handle :B

This was taken ages ago xD Thought I might wanna upload some progress.

25th February 2011: Pattern Times Welllll, this is new for me, I'm actually using a proper pattern instead of guessing...
Seriously though, since I've never used patterns, I had no idea how expensive patterns were, so when I found out this bugger was almost £8, I had a FRIKIN HEART ATTACK D:

Since I got home, I've been cutting the pattern to my measurements and editing it to be shorter at the front and to have a nice slope down to the train at the back. Hopefully it'll look pretty :3

17th February 2011: Wig Styled Yaaay, I managed to style the short wig, even without a wig head/stand. Instead, I screwed up a ball of newspaper and stuck it in the end of one of my tall boots and stuck the wig on top and bravely (and slowly) snipped away...

I think I did pretty well, I've also given the pigtails a wash and am waiting to comb them out.

15th February 2011: Veil and Tiara finally done! ^^ After FAR too long glueing and clipping wire AND dabbing glitter into net, I've finally done my tiara and veil.

The veil itself is an old net curtain of my mum's that she gave me. I layered it and dabbed teal glitter into the bottom (longest) layer, which was messy as well as time consuming >.< It's gathered at the top and siply tied onto the tiara.

The tiara was a right bugger aswell. I looked in some bridal shops for tiaras and they were SO damn expensive! O.O
In the end, I decided to make my own. I took a thickish piece of wire and doubled it back on itself and moulded it around my head. Then, I glued some card decorations from my good old craft box onto some thinner pieces of wire and wrapped them around the thicker piece until I got something that looked...nice.
Time consuming, stabbed myself god knows how many times and listened to more Metallica than ever before, but I'm so pleased with the result! It looks so pretty!

6th December 2010: OH SWEET JESUS HELP MEH Well...I've decided to use silk and chiffon and bloody bead the dress. Seriously, I must be insane. And that's just the dress...
Tha jacket will most likely be silk as well with possibly a little beading too.
WTF BEADING, I SWORE NEVER TO BEAD AGAIN AFTER THAT BLOODY PRINCESS SAKURA OUTFIT!!! >.< Beading 9 metres of ribbon is not fun...
Debating whether to add lace ruffles to the skirt and jacket...I'll probably see when I get the silk as to whether it will look right.

As for the ice arm, I have the base, gonna start building soon. My god it's gonna be heavy. I think I'll only be wearing it at certain times in the day...

30th November 2010: I HAVE DECIDED!!! After MONTHS of ummming and errrring and thinking, I have finally decided to go for Eurocosplay with this outfit! ^^

So, with that in mind, I will NOT be ripping or burning this dress, I want it to look purdy :3 Sequins are a distinct possibility...

Eurocosplay is a big step, but hey, it doesn't hurt to try...


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Freyarule - 15th February 2011
FFFFFFFFFF that tiara looks amazing, I thought you'd bought it but it looks even more awesome since you've made it yourself *____*

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TheEmoEmu - 15th February 2011
^_^ Thanks so much! It took forever! >.<

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jaks-kingdom-dwarf - 16th February 2011
this looks really interesting i look forward to seeing it at Expo :D

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Enchanting_ELK - 22nd February 2011
Oh god. That tiara. <3 WOW! :'D
I can not wait to see this finished, you're going to look bloody amazing in it ^_^ good luck hun~!

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blackorcid - 17th May 2011
this looks awesome!!!
the tiara is mindblowing. i thought you brought it when i read that you'd made it i was in awe.
cant wait to see it in person XD

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Anonymous - 29th May 2011
MUUUch details :0 WOW

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KiraraYumi - 31st May 2011
Just saw your masq entry on Youtube, you did great! You looked lovely in this, well done!^^

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Ranma1-2 - 4th June 2011
Great stage presence..the story telling was really emotional. Well done being brave and doing something with strong emotion.
It was lovely meeting you at Expo too. :)

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Pandora-Chi - 5th June 2011
Thisdress is so pretty -^^- wonderful x

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CrystalNeko - 5th June 2011
Eeeee, this dress is so pretty!!! I just love how much volume there is and how floaty it is! :)

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Rain - 6th June 2011
I saw your performance at the masquerade! It was really good, great cosplay ^-^

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angel aiko - 6th June 2011
it was nice meeting you and doing your make up ;D

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Enchanting_ELK - 9th June 2011
:'D Oh gosh, it came out so beautifully~!! I love this outfit~
I also adore how when you walked away from us the dress flowed with you x'D

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Drachryn - 16th July 2011
Beautiful. Absolutely stunning..
I'm at a loss for words.

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Clover-tan - 22nd July 2011
Ah, I remember chatting with you when we were at the Vocaloid photoshoot! You looked lovely! ^-^

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NightmareWings - 24th July 2011
I saw this and loved it!!! You looked so pretty sweetie.

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zabuza89 - 24th July 2011
remember you wearing this at thought bubble
amazing dress and i know for a fact you made it yourself
any who say otherwise are just jelous

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Lady Bahamut - 24th July 2011
You looked so pretty and I'm glad I got to see you in person wearing it! It was really well made! :D

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PandoraCaitiff - 24th July 2011
Saw it from afar at Expo. It was very pretty, and you looked great. :)

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Anonymous - 24th July 2011
This is the best Vocaloid variant i've ever seen,very well done

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Ichigo-Chan - 24th July 2011
Your dress is so beautiful and well made. I love how the wind captures the floaty dress in some of the pictures.

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808UnknownError - 21st September 2011
So cool *0*

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Manticore Arts - 13th January 2012
I really like this, and there's only two versions of Vocaliod I actually approve of: Sandplay and Ice Castle good job