Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog

Cosplayer: LittlePidgey4

Variant: SEGA 2011 New Years Card

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

20th June 2011: Blazer Finished Got the only iron-on printer paper I could find in WHSmiths for £9.99. Then printed out an image of the 20th logo using the biggest one I could find. After doing a test on the folded-under cuff, I ironed on the whole logo on the back. Because I was afraid of burning the back as that's what happened on the test, I didn't cut out a border around the logo. So it looks a bit un-tidy if you look closely and some of the white has turned yellow where I ironed it on too long.

Also because I didn't iron on one side for as long, I decided to fill in the colour on the left side a bit more with felt tips so it would stand out more.

17th June 2011: Ring Finished Got a polystyrene ring and painted it yellow.

All's that left for me to do is to see if I can do a 20th logo iron-on on the back of the blazer.

16th June 2011: Shoes Finished Did the final painting on the yellow buckles. Then measured out the white ribbon while wearing the shoes. The edges that I cut were hemmed, and then they were attached to the shoes using velcro. Then attached the buckles to the straps with velcro as well.

15th June 2011: Shoes Progress Used masking tape again and applied more grey paint so that there's no white sole showing. Also got started on the yellow buckles which are made from one sheet of foam and have been painted a few layers. Still need to paint on the edges of the foam.

15th June 2011: Shoes Started Red converse shoes were bought from Priceless. I used masking tape to paint the grey soles. They are also completely grey on the bottom. When that was dry I added the darker grey mark on the back. Looks a bit untidy from the top because that's how the white soles are, so I might tidy that up tomorrow.

13th June 2011: Socks Finished Each made by stitching two rectangles of white fabric together and sticking each end together with velcro. Made them just a bit too short length-ways since I would have liked them to be more baggy but they'll do.

12th June 2011: Blazer Started Added buttons onto the cuffs and folded it under since it's quite long on my arm. Secured the folded cuff down with safety pins underneath.

Will look into if I can put a 20th logo iron-on on the back.

11th June 2011: Waistcoat Finished Got a white waistcoat from H&M, and I cut off the buttons and replaced them with round gold ones.

10th June 2011: Wig Finished Ears were made with blue and cream shapes of fabric, and the cream bits were sewn on without hemming since they're felt. Then the blue pieces were sewn together right sides facing in, and that was turned inside-out. Then I shaped some wire and put it in and then sealed the bottom shut.

I was planning on sewing the ears to the wig, but I settled for using safety pins to secured them on, as it was less fiddley, and then I could re-position the ears as necessary as if I had sewn them it would be more hassle if I wanted then re-positioned.

I think the back spikes got slightly mangled when re-positioning the ears, but they still look identifiable.

9th June 2011: Wig Started Front got trimmed and styled a bit, since I want to be able to see. Also styled the spikes at the back with cheap hairspray and hairdryer method, and then trimmed the ends. Doesn't affect much when viewed from the front. All that's left is to make and attach the ears.

9th June 2011: Tie Bought Arrived a while ago but I wasn't at this address for a while. Glad it's also shiny. Bought from eBay seller alen1011.

24th May 2011: Shirt Finished Done by buying a blue shirt and a detachable collar, and attaching the collar to the shirt using buttons. Since the collar is shorter than the shirt collar length, some of my skin shows and it's not the neatest thing ever. But with a tie and the waistcoat on, it tidies itself up.

3rd May 2011: Trousers and Gloves bought Gloves were bought from eBay, and trousers were bought from H&M. Was going to sew buttons to the gloves but I'll sew them to the blazer cuffs instead since the blazer sleeves are quite big. Also found these pyjama bottoms are shiny which will match up well to the whole fancy-dress thing going on.

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Freyarule - 28th January 2011
aww yay you are doing it :)

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Lady-Aira - 28th January 2011
Awesome looks coolio! ^^

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pokemonranger - 26th April 2011
yay we must get a pic together im going as tails XD

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Ben Atreius Hall - 16th June 2011
Photos are a must! Just had a nosey look at your to do list, if you want a power ring prop you can borrow one of mine. I've got 5 of 'em! :)

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Kerhys - 4th July 2011
I really love your wig - I checked out the seller in your information, which wig did you buy? It's a gorgeous colour :)

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LittlePidgey4 - 5th July 2011
I think I got this one (, but yeah it's a very nice colour and it's also quite soft. :)