Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Cosplayer: Siouxsie James

Variant: Blue Omhu version

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

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6th October 2013: Nearly there Ok, so the collar wasn't as hard as I thought.
I have managed to add that, add the zip and change the arms/arm holes to allow more room for the chest!
Overall I am so proud of how this is turning out (considering that I don't know a thing about sewing!)
Trousers went well with the tutorial, my only issue is that I think they are too light! But no going back for now (might re-make them in the future if needed).
It's hard to tell the colours of animation sometimes, in the film her clothes are really dark to begin with and they lighten up right at the end. So I guess my clothes are a combination :P but maybe closest to the 'happy ending' colours.

Just need to paint it now!! Going to use freezer paper if I can find any. This was suggested by Kei Lin Sama for another costume and I think it would really help me. Luckily I also have scrap material to test on before painting the real thing!! ^^

22nd September 2013: sewing Just got the collar to make and add, need to add a zip in the back and then need to smarten the dress up and paint on it.
Going to start the trousers now, had to get cotton for them as it's hard to buy anything else where I live!!!!
Never made trousers before and want to get it out of the way incase I get it wrong!! Using this tutorial :) very helpful ^_^

I think this costume is going ok so far but I think it will be one that I work on to try and improve over time (as I did with San)

Also need to cut jnto the wig a little more before MCM :) really looking forward to finishing it, I take pride in costumes I make 100% by myself cause I'm a noob and not great at them, so anything is an achievement really!!

25th August 2013: random attempt Taking a random attempt at this with some left-over material from Clarisse's skirt. We will see how it turns out (it's a darker colour than I would have bought and may be too thin for my liking).
Wig is mostly done however needs to be a little choppier :) and I bought earrings!
If this works out I'll wear it to Oct Mcm 2013 instead of her flight suit.

10th November 2012: Shoes So I picked up some shoes for this costume as I really, really would like to start making this cosplay next (after Hikari is finished!) I'm not SURE that the shoes will work but I THINK/hope that they will and since they were £5 I thought it was worth a try :3

I'm hoping that S-Lawliet will help me with a pattern for the dress and maybe the trousers, as I've never made a pattern before and the costumes that I've made so far have been pretty poor without a pattern so hopefully that will help :)
I'm not 100% on material yet, any suggestions? I was thinking a relatively thick material might be cool.

As for a wig, I'm eyeing some up right now but I can't find the colour and shape that I want so I'll probably end up buying one that is either not the right colour or a long one that I hope to cut into a bob... we'll see!!

I'm thinking about making the earrings, but that depends on whether I see any similar that I can buy.

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Freyarule - 25th August 2013
I love this dress! :D Can't wait to see the progress! ^^

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Siouxsie James - 25th August 2013
Ah thanks, just thought I might see if all this dark blue material that I have going to waste would work. I'll defo be posting wip pictures as I need advice on the colour and haven't tried sewing something like this before (hate sleeves and collars)!! But yaaaaaay... Nausicaa!! \o/

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Nesproxy - 16th September 2013
I adore this film! Really looking forward to seeing how this turns out. :)

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Heorot - 22nd September 2013
I like the dress personally; it's tricky because with white balance in pictures it's hard to see the 'true' colour of things. You're trousers are a lighter blue so you wouldn't want to go any lighter I don't think (:

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Siouxsie James - 23rd September 2013
Thanks for the help and encouragement guys :)
The dress is basically 'royal blue' so it's dark indoors and bright outside!! The trousers are going to be very light so hppefully it will all work out :)

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Illulyn - 24th September 2013
This is looking so cute :) The fabric on the dress works really well, IMO!
I think your shoes, however, could do with being a little darker maybe :)

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Siouxsie James - 25th September 2013
Yes I agree that the shoes are not so great (not so whether to edit the or buy new ones) but it's really great to know that someone else agrees with me!! I know now that I'm not just being crazy and over perfectionist!!!!

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Carmina - 10th October 2013
Looking very nice so far! This is probably one of my favorite Ghibli moments :)

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Deathblow_Prime - 18th October 2013
Looks great so far, hope to see this at expo :)

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Siouxsie James - 18th October 2013
Thanks both :) Aeon I will be at the front excel entrance around 3 on Friday and at the back entrance 1 on Saturday, both are Ghibli meets ^^ hope to see you around!!

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misfit_mosher - 18th October 2013
it looks great so far ! <3

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ArcaneArchery - 30th October 2013
It was great to meet you at MCM. I have uploaded some of the best shots from the Friday Studio Ghibli photo shoot to my Deviant Art gallery:

Feel free to use any of them.

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Siouxsie James - 30th October 2013
Thank you so much!! great to meet you :) will check them out now :)

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nanahara - 5th November 2013
you were perfect as Nausicaa and the wind on the friday of Expo certainly worked for you :). Awsomeness

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Kacela - 6th December 2013
I love it! This is perfect <3

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Littlegeeky - 6th December 2013
Oh wow you look amazing! Such a wonderful cosplay :D

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Siouxsie James - 7th December 2013
Thanks guys :)

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HarryKurt - 8th March 2014
You've done such a beautiful job with all your Ghibli costumes. Perfect! :D

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Mr. Sat-Ash - 7th January 2015
^^ N'awwww... Sho cute.