Percy the Little Green Engine (Gijinka) - Thomas the Tank Engine





I'm actually really scared of the show - as a child I was scared of their faces and it seems childhood trauma never goes away....OTL

But I still liked Percy, Percy was cool. And the group idea sounded so ridiculous...I knew I had to take part. Oh yes.


I didn't actually draw up a design for Percy - all I had was the reference of the actual engine and an idea in my head! XD

I used an overalls pattern to create the overalls, and used green polycotton. The edges are sealed with red bias binding, and the pocket has a red and yellow felt 6 on it to show I'm Percy! 8D

The red polo shirt was bought, and I added grey strips to the sleeves. I fashioned a yellow neckscarf out of spare cotton drill I had lying around. The wig was one I used last year for my Blues Brothers costume, I just gave it a massive wash as it had a ton of hairspray in it LMAO! The hat I already had from a past Team Rocket Grunt cosplay :)


PandoraCaitiff posted on 7 January, 2013 - 11:50
Cool idea! Can't wait to see how this comes out :D

gaming_goddess posted on 8 February, 2013 - 01:42
yes Yes YES!!!!! This is so much win! I loved this show as a kid and can't wait to see the group! This is going to be brilliant :D

Mr. Sat-Ash posted on 8 February, 2013 - 03:18
This sounds intriguing to see. I wanna know how these costumes will be done. And Percy? That sounds cute.

Freyarule posted on 8 February, 2013 - 16:02
@GG: hehehe! Glad you approve XD @Ashy-kun: I have a photo of my outfit without the wig,cap and shoes which I will try and remember to upload on here tonight :)

Limegreenjelly posted on 11 February, 2013 - 22:06
Looking good ^^ I loved Thomas when I was little, shame I cant see it IRL :<

FlyingMammal posted on 12 February, 2013 - 22:41

Mr. Sat-Ash posted on 13 February, 2013 - 18:31
^^ Awww... That's a cute design. And interestingly enough, thinking Percy is a girl is quite easy, if you listen to his Japanese voice. He sounds so adorable. O.O

Freyarule posted on 13 February, 2013 - 20:30
I'm not really sure why I assumed he was a girl, he just looked and seemed more feminine than Thomas to me. Or maybe because he was my favourite character I was like "my favourite character so must be a girl yaaaaay" -_-; lmao!

Carmina posted on 6 March, 2013 - 15:12
I'm pretty sure I completely missed this group at minami! Your photos look great, though.

Pez posted on 19 March, 2013 - 20:05
Need more pics! 8D

Amy-Lou posted on 20 March, 2013 - 15:19
This is so cute, Mel! Love the little windswept scarf too :D

Freyarule posted on 22 March, 2013 - 12:09
Thanks my dears! <3 Putting up more photos now!

Lady Bahamut posted on 22 March, 2013 - 18:35
Haha, love the cosplay and the group! I think that wig really suits you :)

CrystalNeko posted on 23 March, 2013 - 23:18
You look so cute! I love the whole concept of the cosplay and group!

Freyarule posted on 25 March, 2013 - 13:43
Thanks guys >//3//<

Tsubasa Rei posted on 26 March, 2013 - 15:33
You was a Really Useful engine. I'm sorry that my empty (well, 2 nerf guns and a boardgame box) suitcase was that heavy

Mr. Sat-Ash posted on 26 March, 2013 - 20:08
You. Guys. Just. Rule...

Freyarule posted on 27 March, 2013 - 08:52
@Wing Zero: it wasn't too heavy XD I just wasn't expecting it to have nerf guns in it! Pahahah @Ashy-kun: >8D

Storme posted on 27 March, 2013 - 12:28
You were so adorable in this! Still think we should have stuck dry ice in your hat and made a chimney, though. :P

Freyarule posted on 27 March, 2013 - 12:32
We can always keep it in mind for next time |D

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Progress Journal

16th January 2013

In progress!

I've bought a red polo shirt, and green polycotton to make the dungarees - I already have the wig and cap and some scrap material for the neckscarf! I also have some yellow felt to make the number 6 to go on my pocket, and just need to hunt out some red fabric paint or bias binding for the dungaree detailing! :D