LittlePidgey4
 


Costume :Cream the Rabbit
Source :Sonic Riders
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2011


Costume Photos

Cream on Masquerade

Cream on Masquerade

Cream on Masquerade

Cream on Masquerade

Cream on Masquerade

Cream on Masquerade

Cream on Masquerade

Cream on Masquerade

Cream at Expo

Cream on Masquerade

Cream on Masquerade

Cream on Masquerade

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £80 - £85
Time Taken : 32 - 33 hours

Description
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.


Comments

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I wanna do Sonic Riders Blaze!! Would be awesome if we could photo shoot together ^^

by Lady-Aira on Sunday, 5 April, 2009 - 19:33
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If we're unable to then we could just photo-shop the photos together. XD;

by LittlePidgey4 on Thursday, 20 August, 2009 - 13:10
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Your extreme gear is awesome!
You must bring Cheese along :D

by Harajuku-Guy on Wednesday, 31 August, 2011 - 01:07
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You looked really good on stage today :) and I do have you on CI XD

by Runeckles on Sunday, 30 October, 2011 - 21:21
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This is such an awesome costume! I loved that game.

by Crazedteensie on Tuesday, 8 November, 2011 - 12:34
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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

by KawaiiKira on Tuesday, 6 March, 2012 - 17:23
 

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Journal

Shorts Finished (Posted 25th August 2011)

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.

Extreme Gear Finished (Posted 24th August 2011)

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.

Extreme Gear Progress (Posted 21st August 2011)

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.

Extreme Gear Progress (Posted 19th August 2011)

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

Extreme Gear Progress (Posted 16th August 2011)

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.

Extreme Gear Progress (Posted 14th August 2011)

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.

Extreme Gear Progress (Posted 11th August 2011)

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.

Extreme Gear Started (Posted 6th August 2011)

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.

Shorts Progress (Posted 2nd August 2011)

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.

Shorts Started (Posted 30th July 2011)

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.