Chi Chi (Teen) - dragonball




So due to lack of time/funds I'm unable to do a couple of the costumes initially intended for Kita! D: However with all the leftover fabric from Yuna I came to realise I could use them for a costume that I've wanted to cosplay anyway! :3

(REALLY my first choice would be Bulma Briefs or Goku since I love them so much. <3 But I'd like to save either for when I have more time/When some of my friends decide to do some DBZ cosplay! ;D)

I've already made a good start on the costume and gosh its taken so much less time then ANY part of Zeldas! XD; I have a black wig I can dig out and wash for use and I'm hoping none of the costume gives me any problems!

I am so ready to scold the heck out of my husband and son(s) <3!
To be worn on Sunday with the rest of the DBZ peoples. <3

Edit: Just realised this is going to be my first time making trousers rather then modding some! O: Hope its not too hard! XD


Ino posted on 21 March, 2012 - 20:22
Whoa Chi Chi! You're going to be awesome and mumsy. XP If I can make trousers then I'm pretty darn sure you can. XDD

VexNet posted on 21 March, 2012 - 23:08
You will make a beautiful chichi <3

Nomes posted on 21 March, 2012 - 23:11
Muuuuum! You have a CI account! :P The dress is looking fab and I love how you've styled the wig. What fabric did you use?

Natsumi posted on 21 March, 2012 - 23:17
Gooohan~! <3 <3 -Mothers to death- XD Thankyou! Dress is made out of blue drill cotton, first bought it for Yunas skirt until I realised her skirt was PURPLE not blue! Doh! I did consider something more silky since its a chinese style dress and all, but after thinking it over I thought matt colours just seem to work a lot better with the nature of the series/way the characters are drawn.... if that makes sense... XD;

Kamiko posted on 21 March, 2012 - 23:19
Looking awesome ^__^b cant wait to see it done!

sarmander posted on 21 March, 2012 - 23:22
Aah, I didn't know you were doing DBZ! XDDD AWESOME SAUCE.

timpey posted on 22 March, 2012 - 14:09
hehe brillant :-) hope u got a goku to boss around and u make gohan study hard

Nomes posted on 22 March, 2012 - 14:16
I completely agree that the matt fabric is perfect for this. I don't envision Chichi wandering around in a silky dress either. It would be too, well, expensive looking if that makes sense, and not conducive to sparring. Your choice is perfect.

BabemRoze posted on 22 March, 2012 - 15:45
This looks amazing so far!

birds-hate-flying posted on 22 March, 2012 - 15:54
o god this is awesome! You look like you're about to unleash the fury on everything in your progress pic. Agreed re: the matt fabric. Also, reading your costume info, absolutely you need to do a Goku cosplay. HAVE to. It is mandatory nostalgia. Bulma too, no doubt that would look fantastic, but Goku would be, just have to, k? But heck, point made. XD

Pandora-Chi posted on 22 March, 2012 - 16:10
DBZ nostalgia cosplay for the win!! <3 You look super adorable as Chi chi!! What a great way to use left over fabrics <3 <3 I cannot wait to see this at Kita!!

Natsumi posted on 22 March, 2012 - 18:45
Thanks so much guys <3 It's true this is a total nostalgia Cosplay. XD @Birdie The birdie has spoken and so it shall be! XD Ok... stop me if I'm going too far but an image of Ino, yourself and me wearing Veggies classic badman shirt, plus Goku and Piccolo in those TERRIBLE shirts (driving lesson episode XD ) just popped into my head as a great(?!) idea. Lmao.

Ino posted on 22 March, 2012 - 21:39
Yes Birdie, for nostalgia's sake you are now officially our Mister Piccolo :D It was great that you already had the fabric for this! Convenient~~

Baggy posted on 4 April, 2012 - 19:15
Waaarh ChiChi! You look awesome hun :3 I'm looking forward to the DBZ Kita meet too |D

timpey posted on 19 April, 2012 - 19:44
Loved your chi chi hope we can all do a dbz group again sometime :-)

Bambi. posted on 19 April, 2012 - 19:45
I saw you in this several times! :D You looked great!

SamanthaKaiba posted on 19 April, 2012 - 19:52
I remember seeing looked all did ^_^

Karakulz posted on 19 April, 2012 - 19:53
Really Awesome Cosplay! I <3 Chi Chi So much >w<

Pandora-Chi posted on 19 April, 2012 - 20:41
The family photos are just precious <3 <3 I couldn't get over how adorable you looked as Chi Chi! Ahh nostalgia cosplays are the best!! <3

Ino posted on 19 April, 2012 - 21:33
This turned out so well! As did the family photos XDD EPIC. (I wanted to join in T-T)

CrystalNeko posted on 20 April, 2012 - 14:32
You make such an adorable ChiChi! So much love for this, you suit her so so much!

Nomes posted on 21 April, 2012 - 21:51
I do so love the 'Let's fight' picture

Numta posted on 24 April, 2012 - 15:15
you make an amazing Chi Chi!!! Well Done!

Progress Journal

2nd April 2012

Trousers + Shoes.

Ok so trousers are just your standard elasticated type! Finished now, nothing too complicated making wise thankfully. I just looked at my pajamas for some sort of reference pattern wise.

Shoes are super cheapo boots from Primark :D Covered with red and still in the process of covering the rest in white! After making these boots I just want to make a pair like Goku's instead! XD;

21st March 2012

Coming along...

So the dress just needs some frog clasps at the top, not sure whether to purchase these or try making my own! Maybe I'll go for the latter and see what happens... Also need to shape the bottom part a little and add more red bias. After that it's just the red band that goes around the dress, which I'm thinking I'll make seperate just so I can possibly arrange creases within it myself and sew them in place.

Armwarmer things I'm thinking of padding so they look a little more cartoony. Same for the arent really my speciality though so I'll just see what I can do! XD;