Gumi Megpoid (Love is War) - Vocaloid




For the 'Love is war' group.

While working on this costume I have been juggling between this and working on a portfolio ready for my interview to get to my third year of my course so alot of it was fairly rushed. Despite that I am very pleased with the result.

I have used my Ranka Lee wig for this as the characters are considered to be based on each other and had the right length according to the references I used. The first thing I did was find a pair of goggles as I was quite panicky on finding a decent pair within my price range. Running out of hope I thought maybe get a very cheap pair and paint them where all of a sudden I found a great pair, with the right colors, for £9.

For the boots a shop in Nottingham had a sale and got a cheap pair of military style boots for £10. When I have time during my lunch breaks for college I sometimes went to the fabricshops for inspiration for textures and what fabrics would be suitable.

When I made the trousers I have decided to go with some Jersey as it was lightweight and would make them baggy when tucked into the boots. I started my making shorts out of them, then added 2 more pieces of fabric to make them into trousers. It was my first time using the buttonhole function for the pockets XD On Valentines day I have brought some GORGEOUS stretch suiting fabric for the top and the gloves. The scarf was made from an old hoodie which I once used as a patten.

Putting the full costume on for the first time felt absolutely amazing! The pockets helped with carrying some things when my bag got full, it felt cool wearing goggle on my head, I can mess around and be me. Apart from the top being a little tight around the arms and the gloves making it hard to pick things up and look through posters it was a really comfortable costume to wear. Looking forward to re-wearing this!

My first ever masquerade. I was really, really cool about being on stage but was really horrified about getting the routine wrong. Im extreamly proud that I have took part in it and certainly looking forward to joining them in the future XD Hope I can join you all again for future groups! :D

Gonna rewear for Kitacon '11!


Limegreenjelly posted on 27 December, 2010 - 22:39
*salutes* good luck ^^

Clover-tan posted on 22 January, 2011 - 19:54
Good luck~! I look forward to seeing it :3 <3

Bambi. posted on 20 February, 2011 - 17:35
You all look FAB! =D

CrystalNeko posted on 20 February, 2011 - 17:49
Eeee you are such a colourful group, you make an amazing Gumi, love love love <333

Ranma1-2 posted on 20 February, 2011 - 20:59
You were all a great group. It was really nice talking with you too. Thanks for your lovely comments. ^_^

Limegreenjelly posted on 21 February, 2011 - 17:59
Colourful :D Nice to meet you I liked your gumi muchly

Fishyfins posted on 23 February, 2011 - 00:52
nice one, thanks for being in his with me! we rocked so hard! ^^

klweanne posted on 1 April, 2015 - 08:00
Awesome work hunni and I love the colour of the wig :D x

Siouxsie James posted on 14 March, 2016 - 19:05
This is fabulous!! Great group, great Gumi, and a lovely coloured wig!!!

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Progress Journal

19th February 2011

Almost there

Its past midnight but all I need to do is add elastic to the trousers then it would be complete! Gonna do that first thing in the morning :D

18th February 2011


Got a few threads here and there but Ill fix that later oooh yeash! Scarf is finished too!

Now im going online to find a good patten for the gloves and when Im done with that got the trousers to finish :D

17th February 2011



Lighter than what I would have liked but it should do ^^

16th February 2011

Getting poor

Might just buy the hoodie from a charity shop at this rate. Got some leftover mount board so hopefully I can make the megaphone out of that and some card.

15th February 2011


Just need pockets and a general clean up :D

12th February 2011


Trousers are surprisingly fun to make actually :)

Tried using an old pair for a patten but it confused me to high heaven so I just used my imagination. Looks like I saved a few quid as the 'patten' provided a zipper and 10 buttons.

I stated off by making shorts and each leg will have 2 more panels of fabric added and some pockets when I get some better thread tomorrow.

9th February 2011


Arrived :)

22nd January 2011


Ordered from ebay!

22nd January 2011


Brought a pair of cheap brown Military boots for £10 from Jonathan James.