Ginrei - Giant Robo



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I love Giant Robo, and Ginrei is cool. I made this for Aya '09 since it's nice and summery.

Like my Chun Li costume, the dress was being made using McCall's pattern M4369, but with far fewer modifications (I just had to make the skirt shorter and cut the shoulders in a bit narrower). The rose and embellishments were applied using Heat n Bond. The wig was a Forest Green Ivy wig from Cosworx, which I applied some dark green dye to because the green was a bit overpowering. I wasn't entirely happy with the final colour, I don't think the dye took to the wig very well (and then refused to rinse out completely, so a lot of it rubbed off on my dress - boo). I don't really like how the styling job came out either so I'll probably look at redoing it sometime soon.

It was actually quite comfortable to wear, aside from my own paranoia about how short the skirt was (I know I flashed most of the people watching the masquerade at Aya, so... sorry! In my defence, I genuinely didn't notice how short the dress had to be until other people started commenting on it). I like the dress enough that when I've had it cleaned I'll probably keep wearing it as a fancy top with some nice trousers.

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Manjou posted on 15 September, 2008 - 18:25
o.o ginrei is awesome ^_^ Too bad i can't pull of wearing a pink suit otherwise i'd cosplay Murasame XD

BlusterSquall posted on 16 June, 2009 - 10:57
Short dress is short... but oh so cute!! You're going to be adorable!

Feena posted on 28 July, 2009 - 09:22
aww you will be so cute!! can't wait to see it finished ^o^ keep it up!!! :D

Defrain posted on 19 August, 2009 - 08:40
nicely done wheres the butt shot you showed me lol :P

Ranma1-2 posted on 19 August, 2009 - 10:12
Pretty costume. And you should show your legs more often - they are very nice. :)

Amy-Lou posted on 19 August, 2009 - 11:06
Ginrei <3 You looked great in this, I actually like how the wig colour came out, it's a huge improvement over the original. Shame it marked the dress.

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