Celeste (Gijinka) - Animal Crossing

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For Kitacon 2014~! I wanted to do a Gijinka of Celeste anyway because she's so overlooked and is such a sweet character. Then I saw this artwork and knew I had to do it!!

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Heorot posted on 21 September, 2013 - 14:32
Aww that art is adorbs! As is Celeste. Interested to see how this goes :)

EvilShadowMaster posted on 5 March, 2014 - 00:56
This is my second time seeing someone do animal crossing cosplay ^_^ AC is one of my favourite games, and it forever will be! I wish you good luck, hope your skirt goes well next time ^_^' mistakes happen, right?

White Tigress posted on 5 March, 2014 - 17:50
D'awww!!!!! This is gonna be so adorable!

Ranma1-2 posted on 8 March, 2014 - 19:03
I love your costume drawings! - I didn't know you were such a good Manga artist too! ^_^

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Progress Journal

WIPs 13/03/14 (Posted 13th March 2014)

Here's a breakdown of everything from my latest WIP image!
1) Just a quick image of the skirt on, checking the fit and so on and how the pattern looks.
2) One of my sleeves! Made of fleece for squishy squish comfort.
3) Quick image of the shirt on, with the darts sewn in place.
4) Just a picture of the buttons I used on the cardigan. I thought they were very cute!
5) The cardigan "body" thrown over my shirt.
6) My tights arrived! Super-yellow-legs go!
7) I cut the wig's fringe in. I tried to get it to follow my brow shape, kind of like the pattern on Celeste's head?
8) The bow that will sit atop my head! Stuffed with feathers, much squish.
9) The little ribbon that sits on my neck like a bow. Attached with the same button that I used for the cardigan <3

WIPs 09/03/14 (Posted 9th March 2014)

Plodding on today. I've had DVD's on as beckground noise to spur me on through some of the more boring tasks. So far there has been more embroidery! I've pinned the darts in place on my shirt. 3 pairs in all, I didn't realize it was THAT big! I've also cut out and pinned the body of my cardigan. I'm using a really comfy fleece! It might not be the best fabric, but it has a slight stretch, is soft, and matches the color of my soon-to-be bloomers! Speaking of bloomers, my current task is looking up how to make a pair! Once they're pinned, I'll get my machine out and have a sewing blitz!

WIPs 06/03/14 (Posted 8th March 2014)

So, here's a breakdown of the stuff I did this week- mostly today to be honest!
1) I re-made the circle skirt afresh and it's been ironed to "set", although I might re-iron it just to be sure. Next is to sew in the lining!
2) I bought a shirt the other day to make into the top half of the "dress". I need to add another button further up, and I also bought a size too big so I can add the darts myself- this is personal preference to be honest rather than anything technical. I'll be cutting this off at my natural waist and sewing it onto the skirt. I've made it so that I can pull the whole thing over my head for comfort.
3) My wig arrived from Coscraft the other day. It's "Mahogany Red" and it's beautiful. This is me wearing it right outta the bag. I need to style the lil' owl ears and also cut in a cute fringe!
4) To add a bit more definition to the pattern and also because in the artwork it looks like there is somewhat of an outline, I started to sew embroidery thread along the edges of the squares. It's pretty relaxing! I want to get this done BEFORE the lining is added, so that it looks nice and neat on the inside.

Ooops (Posted 4th March 2014)

So, I bought some plain fabric to make my Circle skirt!
Despite the pattern being perfect, I totally messed up painting the pattern so I'm gonna have to re-do it. A bit of a waste of money but hey ho, this is how we learn!
I'd have an image if my phone hadn't ran dry ;A;

EDIT: snagged a photo this morning before I left for work of one layer of paint once it has dried. The color is right but he consistency isn't, so this will be my "test" and I'll make another before tr end of the week.