Cream the Rabbit - Sonic Riders


I want to do this costume as Cream is still my favourite character and I think her Riders outfit is awesome.

Officially started 27/06/2011 when I bought a few things from Hobbycraft for this costume's construction.

The easiest thing to make was the tail since that was basically making a simple plush.

The hardest thing to make was the extreme gear since it took the most time and a lot of painting.

The costume was quite comfortable to wear until the end of the day where the hat pinched in on my glasses so it hurt behind my ears.

If I could improve this I would find or make a vest that was bigger and also paint the pattern neater since the star is a bit off the center and not symmetrical.

To make the tail I got some cream fleece (bought from eBay seller minervacraftsandfabricsuk), and cut out 4 oval shapes. These were sewn together with right sides in to make a sphere. This was turned inside-out and before sealing it was stuffed. Then I sewed on a small triangle of cream for the tip. This will then be secured to the shorts with a safety pin.

To make the hat I used the fleece hat tutorial by clearkid on DeviantART (http://clearkid.deviantart.com/art/Fleece-Hat-Tutorial-68772035) and I made the ears out of cream and orange fleece and pink fabric I already had. The ears were sewn into the main base of the hat, and the back triangles were stuffed and sewn on the back of the band. When the main hat was done, the orange stripe was sewn on by hand and wire was threaded through to make the ears perk up, using this tutorial (http://clearkid.deviantart.com/art/How-to-Wire-Ears-132021609) by clearkid on DeviantART.

To make the shoes I got some plain white velcro trainers (from eBay seller wyreforestfootwear) and used masking tape to aid in painting the different colours, starting with grey, and then yellow, and finally orange. I allowed each colour to dry before painting the next. When the painting was finished, I drew on the black lines on the top. To make the socks I made the yellow and orange parts from fleece. The orange piece got drawn on with black lines, and then it was sewn onto the front of the yellow piece. I glued thin grey strips of felt around the mouth of the shoes, and then secured the socks on the inside with linings of velcro.

To make the shirt, I got an orange vest (bought from eBay seller jack_and_jills_mum) and used yellow and white fabric paint to paint on the patterns, with the aid of masking tape.

For the visor I bought one from eBay (seller wendy12550) and cut off the plastic from the top. Then I painted the visor rim yellow a couple layers, and also painted the band orange with a couple layers.

For the gloves I bought a pair from Amazon.co.uk (seller mail box socks), and cut out two bands from grey felt, to match the bands on the shoes. I secured it on by sewing on one end and using velcro on the other end.

To make the extreme gear I bought an A1 foamboard from Hobbycraft, and I drew out front and back designs based on stills I got from a high quality video. After deciding how big I wanted it, I drew and cut out shapes for the gear from the foam board with a main shape, two circles, and two 'banana' shapes. Since the edges weren't cut out very neat, I smoothed them down by paper-mache-ing on kitchen roll. Then I drew out the designs on the foam board pieces and painted them with several layeers of each colour, usually starting with base coats of yellow. Then the circle pieces were glued to the bottom, and the 'banana' shapes to the bottom of the top.

For the shorts I bought an orange pair that matched up to the shirt the most, and I measured how wide and long I wanted the white stripes to be. From those measurements I cut out two strips from white material and sewed them to the shorts making sure the edges were folded in.

Lady-Aira posted on 5 April, 2009 - 19:33
I wanna do Sonic Riders Blaze!! Would be awesome if we could photo shoot together ^^

LittlePidgey4 posted on 20 August, 2009 - 13:10
If we're unable to then we could just photo-shop the photos together. XD;

Harajuku-Guy posted on 31 August, 2011 - 01:07
Your extreme gear is awesome! You must bring Cheese along :D

Anonymous posted on 30 October, 2011 - 21:21
You looked really good on stage today :) and I do have you on CI XD

Anonymous posted on 8 November, 2011 - 12:34
This is such an awesome costume! I loved that game.

KawaiiKira posted on 6 March, 2012 - 17:23
This is so awesome!wish I had seen this in person! I loved this Game ^^ I love the Sonic series, I really wanna cosplay from it :D

Shoes + Socks
'Smile' Extreme Gear

Total cost: £0.00

25th August 2011

Shorts Finished

I found a pair of orange shorts that are a better shade and match the shirt better than the previous pair so I decided to just add stripes to those. To do that I measured and cut out strips of white material and sewed it on with the edges folded in.

24th August 2011

Extreme Gear Finished

The pink painting got finished on the bottom of the board and also on the edges at the top. Then the smaller pieces were glued on with craft PVA glue which also worked very well on my Dedede hammer. Also the lines were drawn on the bottom with black marker.

21st August 2011

Extreme Gear Progress

The design on the top has been finished, so now the design on the bottom has been drawn and has been painted on with one layer so far.

19th August 2011

Extreme Gear Progress

The yellow and pink have been finished on the top, and the orange has been painted on in two layers, which might be enough.

16th August 2011

Extreme Gear Progress

The four small pieces have been finished in painting. The yellow is done on the main piece and the first layer of white and pink have been painted on the top.

14th August 2011

Extreme Gear Progress

The two fan pieces have been given enough layers of yellow paint, and the fan details were added with black marker and black paint. The side pieces have been given enough yellow paint, and have had the pink painted on them. The main part has had yellow painted on the bottom, the sides, and the yellow is being painted on the front after drawing the design on in pencil.

11th August 2011

Extreme Gear Progress

A few layers of yellow paint have now been applied. The two round bits have been painted on both sides. The 'banana-shaped' bits have been painted on both sides except for where the pink will be painted. The main piece has been given a few layers of yellow on the back.

6th August 2011

Extreme Gear Started

Got an A1 piece of foam board and I've cut out the different shapes needed based on my drawn plans. I need to smooth the edges if I can, then it's ready for painting.

2nd August 2011

Shorts Progress

The shorts have generally been sewn together ready for hemming the top and bottom. But if these were going to be ones with an elasticated waist, it's turned out too small. But they might still fit if I put in a zip instead. If they still don't fit after that, I know what I did wrong and will need more orange fabric to try again.

30th July 2011

Shorts Started

Found a way to make my own shorts since I couldn't find a pair that matched my vest. Started off by using a pair of existing shorts to trace out patterns for the front and back out of baking paper. Then I cut out two of each from orange fabric, and they've been pinned ready for the next step of sewing.

29th July 2011

Gloves Finished

Real simple. Got a pair of white gloves, and secured on two bands of grey felt to match the bands on the shoes. Used a small bit of sewing and velcro to secure the bands on as the wrist needs to stetch when I put it on.

28th July 2011

Visor Finished

Painted a couple more layers of orange and yellow. Now it pretty much stays on the hat when I threaded it through the ears.

27th July 2011

Visor Started

Bought a yellow visor and cut off the top bit. The front rim couldn't be removed without it looking untidy so I painted it yellow. Now the main band has been painted orange and may need another layer when it dries.

26th July 2011

Shirt Finished

Got an orange vest and painted on the star and stripe using yellow and white fabric paint, and masking tape to aid in the crisp lines. I was going to sew on the patterns with cut out fabric but I found that the shirt needed to stretch when I put it on so that wouldn't have worked. I decided to paint on the patterns with fabric paint, but the paint does crack since it doesn't stretch either, but it looks decent enough and does a better job than if I had done my previous plan. I would have gotten a bigger shirt to match the reference better, but I couldn't find one.

16th July 2011

Shoes Finished

Finished sewing the sock pieces together and attached the orange bit to the front of the yellow pieces. I then secured thin grey strips of felt to the mouth of the shoe, and then secured the socks in with linings of velcro.

15th July 2011

Shoes Progress

Got the fleece and felt cut and pinned together ready for sewing for the socks. Also drew the black lines on the shoes.

15th July 2011

Shoes Progress

Added a bit more yellow where it needed and also painted more grey along the edges were white was still showing through. Next is to make the 'socks' and draw the black lines on the shoes.

13th July 2011

Shoes Progress

Painted on the yellow with aid of masking tape, and then painted on orange when that was dry. Used masking tape to cover the soles, but painted up to where the yellow was with a finer brush. Next is to wait for that to dry so I can then touch up any places I missed or need fixing.

12th July 2011

Shoes Started

Got some plain white velcro trainers. Started by painting the soles grey using masking tape as an aid. Will touch up any small bits I missed at the end.

10th July 2011

Ears Finished

Orange stripe was cut out and sewn on by hand. Then I got some wire and threaded it through so it would make the ears perk up a bit. I also tucked in the front of the band when wearing it so that the orange stripe would come down a bit.

8th July 2011

Ears Progress

Ears have been sewn within main hat base. Back triangles were stuffed and sewn onto main band. Then the band was pinned in position and sewn on. Next is to attach the orange stripe on the top and add the wire so the ears perk up.

7th July 2011

Ears Progress

Orange pieces have been sewn onto long cream pieces. Pink pieces were cut and pinned into position and then sewn on. Then the two sides of each ear were sewn together. Now they've been pinned into the hat base ready to be sewn on.

6th July 2011

Ears Progress

Long orange and cream ear pieces cut more into shape, and first wave of pinned things have been sewn together. One orange piece needs to be stitched on again as I cut into the wrong place. Pink pieces need to be ironed before pinning in place. Then ears will be sewn together and sewn within the main hat base. Triangles will be stuffed slightly and stitched to band.

5th July 2011

Ears Started

Cut out all the main shapes I need to make the hat and the ears out of cream and orange fleece, and pink fabric. Shapes will be altered at I get to preparing them for sewing. Making these ears a lot longer than my previous ones.

3rd July 2011

Tail Finished

Essentially made a sphere plush out of cream fleece and sewed on a cream tip. Wanted to make another Cream tail since this one's come out at a better size, and it needs to match the cream I've gotten to make the hat; which I want to make another of with the ears a lot longer. Also this cream is a lot lighter than previously used for Cream, but I think it should still look alright when everything's together. Plus I bought it online so it was hard to judge the exact colour.

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