Hit Girl (Full costume) - Kick Ass


Has to be done....

Mungojerrie posted on 27 November, 2011 - 16:26
I'd love to see this :D

Starbucks dad posted on 27 November, 2011 - 19:02
So would I! :)

TheSocialPariah posted on 28 November, 2011 - 09:46
Now, this I've got to see! It's gonna be awesome! :)

Starbucks dad posted on 30 November, 2011 - 21:23
It has to be done! Besides for the first time she'll be roughly the same age as the character she's playing :)

Plasticsharkattack posted on 18 December, 2011 - 20:21
Oh wow, now *this* I can't wait to see! She will totally suit it :D best of luck guys

Plasticsharkattack posted on 18 December, 2011 - 20:22
And totally un-related, but you guys live in Eastbourne?! Me too! *high 5*

Starbucks dad posted on 18 December, 2011 - 21:26
Thanks, we just have to get River Tam and Catwoman (!) out of the way first.... We're hoping that Hit Girl would be ready for the conventions in September/October so it should be ready for the late MCMExpo so hopefully you'll get to see what we come up with. You can't possibly live in Eastbourne. You're not over 60! :)

Aks100 posted on 20 December, 2011 - 00:25
haha, aw man, this one is going to look amazing! It'll be really good to see a Hit Girl costumer around the right age as well

alienqueen posted on 19 February, 2012 - 22:39
Yes do it! you're so cute! You're so lucky to have started sewing so early, you'll be brilliant when you're older! xxx

Starbucks dad posted on 20 February, 2012 - 20:03
Thanks, if we can get the Catwoman catsuit OK, then we stand a fair chance of getting this one right (probably!)

TheGyroCaptain posted on 24 March, 2012 - 09:51
I hope this will be ready by October Expo :D I'm going to be cosplaying as Red Mist then :3 I'm sure this cosplay will turn out great ^-^

Starbucks dad posted on 12 April, 2012 - 19:49
Sollux - fantastic, look forward to seeing you there. Yep, the idea is that it will be ready for EMS and the October 2012 Expo.

Tony-Jay posted on 5 June, 2012 - 23:52
This is going to look Awesome! Makes me want to start on my Big Daddy :P As for weapons, I'd suggest her "knife on a string" things she has at the end. It'll be small, easy to make, but still cool

Numta posted on 6 June, 2012 - 11:33
This will be amazing =] Can't wait to see!

Starbucks dad posted on 6 June, 2012 - 19:28
El:thanks guys :)

Starbucks dad posted on 7 June, 2012 - 20:24
Ah, the knife thingy. Good call. I'd totally forgotten that one. Thanks.

Numta posted on 10 July, 2012 - 20:52
GOOD LUCK! my brain is hurting just from reading your journal entry! lol

Starbucks dad posted on 10 July, 2012 - 21:22
It's getting worse the more I research this one! Might suggest she goes as something easier like the Millennium Falcon, York Minster or Wales (all of it) :)

Zelvyne posted on 12 July, 2012 - 22:03
Wow, best of luck with this - I'd never noticed how detailed her outfit was before. Still, I'm sure El will look fantastic, as always :)

Starbucks dad posted on 15 July, 2012 - 20:32
:) Glad one of us is confident about this!

Numta posted on 23 July, 2012 - 16:04
Slowly but surely coming together! =D It will be amazing when finished =P

Starbucks dad posted on 23 July, 2012 - 16:10
Thanks for the encouragement - desperately needed! :)

moriartti posted on 8 November, 2012 - 12:55
Looking forward to seeing this! I'm really betting she's gonna look brilliant! :)

TheGyroCaptain posted on 6 January, 2013 - 21:55
If you need any advice on wigs I'd be happy to help :) I'm looking forward to seeing this completed :3

Starbucks dad posted on 6 January, 2013 - 23:01
Oo. Might take you up on that. First wig we got was dreadful but we haven't pursued Hitgirl too much at the mo what with the others we've been working on (although it could be argued that Misfit has been a dry run for capes and utility belts etc..). If we get stuck will drop you a pm. Thanks for the offer.

TheGyroCaptain posted on 7 January, 2013 - 19:36
No problem :-) Btw wear do you buy your leatherette from ? I've been looking and can't seem to find any ~

Starbucks dad posted on 13 January, 2013 - 11:09
We're quite lucky in having several fabric shops nearby who often have some cheap deals going. But when we can't get anything locally, these two have been quite good: http://ukfabricsonline.com https://www.atmlabel.com Of course, with El only being wee, we tend not to need that much when we do buy, which helps. :)

TheGyroCaptain posted on 13 January, 2013 - 14:47
Thanks so much :D

Carmina posted on 8 April, 2013 - 21:47
This will be amazing to see!

Starbucks dad posted on 25 April, 2013 - 20:03
Thanks - material has arrived so we're finally starting on this one!

quixoticschlemiel posted on 9 June, 2013 - 15:35
Looks amazing so far :)

Anonymous posted on 30 June, 2013 - 09:51
This looks adorable!

Starbucks dad posted on 14 July, 2013 - 10:36
:) Thanks. Sadly, our camera broke at LFCC and so we have no pictures of the final version :(

Exelia posted on 14 July, 2013 - 11:29
Wow, this looks absolutely amazing, even with the 'unfinished' photos! I love seeing your progress on costumes and this one looks like your best yet! El should be so proud <3 so cute (and badass too)!

Starbucks dad posted on 1 August, 2013 - 22:17
Ah bless, thank you so much. This one was a long time in progress and we both appreciate you kind comments.

SaffronJay posted on 26 August, 2013 - 10:28
Wow! Nice work!! I'm hoping I will get to see you guys in October!! Just one question, how have you decided to attach the stick to your back, because I can't work it out what with the cape being there XP

Starbucks dad posted on 6 September, 2013 - 07:30
Thanks! October, El's doing the Loop as part of the Cardcaptor group at expo but she'll be giving Hitgirl a proper run out again at May expo. I've answered your query on your hitgirl costume as you're more likely to see it there than here ;)

ToroSonyCat posted on 19 September, 2013 - 20:06
This is so perfect, great job!

Starbucks dad posted on 29 September, 2013 - 17:51
Thank you - most kind

Carmina posted on 2 October, 2013 - 13:04
Wow, the finished product looks really great! Everything is perfect.

30th June 2013

Last minute...

Almost there. We've cut the sword stick in half and put a screw thread inside and, remade the belt buckle. I think that's it.

6th April 2013

..and the plan changes..

We're just not going to get this ready for May. Switched to LFCC. Still at least we can go the whole hog with the extra time.

10th March 2013


...time to get started. A change of plan in that we'll kick off with the basic costume first (i.e. without the shoulder belt and all the kit, grenades, knifes, guns etc) and hope to complete for May Expo. We just didn't have the time/funds last year to do these so we'll aim to add the extra bits for July's LFCC. At least that's the plan...

11th November 2012

Wiggy problems

Ack, looks awful. Have to try again.

30th October 2012


So we're going to do the props first - all of them! We'll leave the actual costume until a little closer to the time. This might be tempting fate of course but children do have this habit of growing and the thought of making it all and then El shooting up a few inches.. Of course, I could always not feed her for a bit but that does seem slightly extreme. Slightly.

29th October 2012

Wigs arrived

It's very purple!

15th July 2012

Pistols 2

Toy pistols on the way - they'll need a serious paint job though, but should do the trick. We might have also found the smoke grenade (currently a fishing float at her Granddads...)

12th July 2012


Think I've managed to track down the right models (not real ones obviously!)

10th July 2012

Right then....

Cripes this is going to a tough one to do well. The costume might not be too bad. A catsuit (OK, done one of those), with some strange knee and elbow pads (Hmm) plus a cloak. Not too bad so far. Found some different material too which will be lighter but is more the correct colour. It's the extras - and how many to include. Belt, obviously. But sword?, Balisong?, knuckle dusters? (knuckle dusters!). Do we do the gun jackety holster thing? If so then guns, knife, and grenade are needed. I need a lie down....

18th May 2012


So some sample leatherette arrived but it just doesn't look right - not sure it's the right material type at all. Must research more.

5th February 2012

Right then...

We've seen where we can get the right colour leatherette and we've just bought some hair dye for a trial (yes, I know it should be a wig, but El hates wearing a wig). We'll see what a purple bob looks like on her next week....

27th November 2011

A good idea at the time..

We were searching around for a 3rd cosplay for the 2012 "season" until I saw Kick Ass last night. No way El can see it in full (not even sure she could see an edited version to be honest) but she would be the right size/age to carry it off.

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