TheEmoEmu
 

Miku Hatsune (Blue Ice Castle) - Vocaloid 02

Status :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2011


Photos

Cryyyy

Wedding Shoot

3D Miku

Bouquet Throw

WIIIIIND 8D

Kneeling

DISASTER

Veiled (and laughing)

Water side Beauty

Full Wedding Attire

Nice day for a white wedding...

Don't look Back

 


Information

As soon as I listened to the song, I fell in love with it. Listening to (or reading) the lyrics is really heart-breaking.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6Y-hEC2fME

My interpretation is that she has been forced into marriage and sees suicide as her only means of escape.
Because of this, I want to make the dress into as much of a romantic wedding dress as possible and then burn/singe (sp?) it at the bottom to create the holes.
For this, I will make an underskirt/dress and have a floaty fabric over the top. As for the ribbon, velvet ribbon will add to the romance. With the ribbon standing out that much, I think that using satin would just make it look cheap.
I am also thinking of adding a veil on the back of her head as you never see her back in the video.

As for the ice: I AM MAKING THE LEFT ICE ARM AND THE LEFT ARM ONLY. On my right arm I will have an 'ice' wristband/gauntlet to hide my expo wristband. I will also be either making 'ice' slippers/boots or going barefoot like I did for wetsuit Lara.

The dagger is already pretty much done. It's shorter than the one in the video, but that's because I'll already have one arm caked in chunky, heavy 'ice', I don't want another over sized, stupidly weighted thing to carry!


EDIT:

I am NOT burning or ripping any part of this dress! Instead, I am making it look as beautiful a wedding dress as possible.

GAVE UP ON THE DAGGER, HAND MAKING A BOUQUET INSTEAD.

AFTER EXPO EDIT:

So, I decided to wear different versions of the outfit throughout expo to reflect the passing of time and Miku's anticipation of getting married to the unexpected disaster later. Friday was the dress and bouquet alone, showing Miku's dress fitting/trying on the dress. During the day on Saturday was Miku in her entire wedding attire emphasizing that it was her (and mine) big day. And for the masquerade, her arm had turned to ice and her wedding was ruined.

Not many people noticed this but ah well, it all made sense in my head xD

EDIT:

OMG IT WAS MENTIONED IN THE METRO ARTICLE ABOUT THE MASQUERADE 8DDDDD I FEEL SO HONOURED


Comments

Freyarule posted on 15 February, 2011 - 23:51
FFFFFFFFFF that tiara looks amazing, I thought you'd bought it but it looks even more awesome since you've made it yourself *____*

TheEmoEmu posted on 15 February, 2011 - 23:59
^_^ Thanks so much! It took forever! >.<

jaks-kingdom-dwarf posted on 16 February, 2011 - 01:01
this looks really interesting i look forward to seeing it at Expo :D

Enchanting_ELK posted on 22 February, 2011 - 14:23
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~!

blackorcid posted on 17 May, 2011 - 18:19
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

liljapanesegirl posted on 29 May, 2011 - 15:03
MUUUch details :0 WOW

KiraraYumi posted on 31 May, 2011 - 20:38
Just saw your masq entry on Youtube, you did great! You looked lovely in this, well done!^^

Ranma1-2 posted on 4 June, 2011 - 14:35
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. :)

Pandora-Chi posted on 5 June, 2011 - 22:20
Thisdress is so pretty -^^- wonderful x

CrystalNeko posted on 5 June, 2011 - 22:41
Eeeee, this dress is so pretty!!! I just love how much volume there is and how floaty it is! :)

Rain posted on 6 June, 2011 - 01:34
I saw your performance at the masquerade! It was really good, great cosplay ^-^

angel aiko posted on 6 June, 2011 - 12:18
it was nice meeting you and doing your make up ;D

Enchanting_ELK posted on 9 June, 2011 - 00:32
:'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

Drachryn posted on 16 July, 2011 - 01:42
Beautiful. Absolutely stunning.. I'm at a loss for words.

Clover-tan posted on 22 July, 2011 - 19:41
Ah, I remember chatting with you when we were at the Vocaloid photoshoot! You looked lovely! ^-^

NightmareWings posted on 24 July, 2011 - 18:54
I saw this and loved it!!! You looked so pretty sweetie.

zabuza89 posted on 24 July, 2011 - 18:59
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

Lady Bahamut posted on 24 July, 2011 - 19:00
You looked so pretty and I'm glad I got to see you in person wearing it! It was really well made! :D

PandoraCaitiff posted on 24 July, 2011 - 19:03
Saw it from afar at Expo. It was very pretty, and you looked great. :)

Jeansybaby posted on 24 July, 2011 - 19:17
This is the best Vocaloid variant i've ever seen,very well done

Ichigo-Chan posted on 24 July, 2011 - 22:15
Your dress is so beautiful and well made. I love how the wind captures the floaty dress in some of the pictures.

WarpFly posted on 20 September, 2011 - 23:14
So cool *0*

Manticore posted on 13 January, 2012 - 14:25
I really like this, and there's only two versions of Vocaliod I actually approve of: Sandplay and Ice Castle good job

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Progress Journal

Bouquet - How I did it (Posted 6th June 2011)

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.

SHOVE THE DAGGER (Posted 30th April 2011)

It is FAR too heavy to carry aswell as the ice arm, so I'm gonna have an artificial wedding bouquet instead. :3

What? A teenager with a knife NOT trying to kill people? (Posted 31st March 2011)

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.

Pattern Times (Posted 25th February 2011)

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

Wig Styled (Posted 17th February 2011)

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.

Veil and Tiara finally done! ^^ (Posted 15th February 2011)

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!

OH SWEET JESUS HELP MEH (Posted 6th December 2010)

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...

I HAVE DECIDED!!! (Posted 30th November 2010)

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...