Rouge the Bat (Gijinka) - Sonic Adventure 2

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Kitacon 2014



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My love for the Sonic world kicked back in recently and decided to choose a female character to cosplay. It was between Amy Rose and Rouge, and after some makeup tests and feedback from friends, Rouge won.
I like her character, she's sassy and independent (and I love how she and Knuckles act towards eachother.)
I'm still losing weight right now and hoping to get more confidance in cosplaying curvy characters.
I aim to make the majority of this, so a lot of new things to learn!

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Worn at Kitacon 2014.

Plan to wear again at MCM Scotland Comic Con!

Comments

ToroSonyCat posted on 14 September, 2013 - 21:36
I love Rouge!! I can't wait to see this

Chīsana_Kurōn posted on 18 September, 2013 - 09:19
I love Sonic! Shame I can't go to Kita to see

Mothfox posted on 22 September, 2013 - 15:48
just so beautiful so far keep it up!

awesomeblossom posted on 1 October, 2013 - 18:58
OMG can't wait to see this! Never really see Rouge cosplayers!

Cavahn posted on 17 October, 2013 - 19:58
Oh this is gonna be super cute! I love the ears! (:

ToroSonyCat posted on 1 November, 2013 - 21:15
This is coming along really nicely, I can't wait to see!

Angel Tear posted on 8 November, 2013 - 15:32
Really looking forward to seeing this! Rouge is one of my all time favourites.

RebaSephiroth2 posted on 12 November, 2013 - 18:19
This looks awesome. ^______^

Mothfox posted on 21 November, 2013 - 20:00
Lioks fantastic its coming together perfectly!

Clockwork Fairy posted on 4 January, 2014 - 17:18
This is looking incredible! Cant wait to see the finished product! :D

g123 posted on 9 March, 2014 - 15:39
Loving the wig and the ears! Looking forward to completed photos

Moonlight_Requiem posted on 11 March, 2014 - 20:58
I adore Rouge so this is awesome. Looking fabulous so far, especially the heart armor, cant wait to see the finish result!

Namine posted on 14 March, 2014 - 17:45
this is awesome, nice work ^^

Namine posted on 2 April, 2014 - 15:29
amazing, you suit the cosplay and hope you had fun as Rouge at Kita ^_^

sjbonnar posted on 9 April, 2014 - 11:02
You suit her so well! Love it!

MadlyScientific posted on 7 May, 2014 - 16:03
So cool! I especially love the wig, ear and wings!

Ranmaru cosplays posted on 7 June, 2014 - 12:12
yay Rouge the bat you look great as her XD

Prof. Fears posted on 28 November, 2014 - 09:57
Rouge is awesome and so are you and this fabulously amazing costume!! ^_^

Origin posted on 16 December, 2014 - 20:10
Right in the nostalgias! Nice take on Rouge and I like how the armour turned out. A simple design it may be, but still. Great work and here's hoping your next bash at making armour goes smoothly. :)

SuperZeldaGirl posted on 19 April, 2015 - 15:48
looks so awesome! :D

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Progress Journal

13th March 2014

Finished wings

Finished the wings today! Tidied up the sides and attached clear elastic to wear. Not the best looking wings, but it's something new I've learnt and hopefully improve on.

Besides the usual tidy up and make sure everything is ok, Rouge is finished!

12th March 2014

Wings

Made a wire frame a couple of days and used taffeta around it by adding 1 inch around the sides so the curves can be added,then used hot glue to stick and fold the curves of the fabric to keep the shape looking smooth. I ran out of glue sticks so didn't get to finish it. Will be adding more taffeta around the sides so that it looks tidier.

11th March 2014

Quick preview (minus wings)

Decided to try on everything so far just to see how it looks. So far so good. I need to secure the PVC parts of the gloves and boots and use safety pins on the armour to keep it from slipping. I'll be getting a strapless bra so I can somehow attach the top of the catsuit to it to keep it from slipping as I've lost a bit of weight.
I had to redo the hearts on the boots as the PVC ones fell off. I didn't like the idea of sewing them on, so I chose to paint them on instead.

I've recently made a frame for the wings. They won't be the best wings as I can only do certain props, but it's something new to learn!

2nd March 2014

Armour secured

Finally managed to find a way to keep the armour secure on me while wearing it. Originally, I had plan to use poppers of velcro on the armour and catsuit and attach them together like that. However with the catsuit being strapless and the armour kinda heavy, it didn't work.

So I decided to make two loops inside the armour, and use ribbon along with velcro and wrap it around myself which works out a lot better. I may need to use safety pin just for extra security, but this method worked.

It isn't the best method, but this is my first time making armour like this. Hopefully future projects with armour I will improve.

I also don't like how it looks, but with very little time left I'll have to deal with it. I will try to find a way to curve it towards me better.

19th February 2014

Armour

I redid the outline of the armour so it looks a lot better now.

4th January 2014

Catsuit

Strapless catsuit arrived yesterday. I was so happy I was able to track down a UK seller who would respond to my messages. It fits quite well, it's very baggy from the knees down, but the boots should hide that. I may need to take it in a wee bit from the hips and thighs. I'll need to add clear elastic straps to keep it from sliding and add on the armour. Just need to finish off the armour and do the wings!

28th November 2013

Updated makeup test

Decided to do another makeup test along with the new styled wig and the ears. The lighting is very poor so the wig doesn't look as fluffy as it should be. Also using a thick hairband for the ears for the moment until I can get a thinner one.
Planning to get aqua contacts from Pinky Paradise soon.

Still to do:
Catsuit
Make the wings
Finish the armour.

I'll be working on the wings in January, and hopefully get the suit sorted in the next month.

21st November 2013

Boot covers

Finished the boot covers all in one day!
Boot covers aren't my best area, but I really wanted to make them instead of buying expensive white boots. I followed this tutorial http://kimba616.deviantart.com/art/Quick-and-Easy-Cosplay-Boot-Cover-Tut.... Luckily I had spare imitation leather left over from my fem Prussia cosplay I made back in 2011 for the main boot cover. I also used PVC fabric for the heart detail and top of the boot. Had to sew all of this by hand as my sewing machine is still down.

12th November 2013

Armour

Worked on the armour today. Used a paper heart template to cut out 3 sheets of craft foam before using PVA glue to stick them together and trimmed off any excess craft foam. Next I cut out the PVC fabric, adding 1 inch around the sides so the curves can be added. Used craft glue to stick the craft foam and PVC together, then used hot glue to stick and fold the curves of the fabric to keep the shape looking smooth. I used model card for the white area, but planning to use worbla instead.

7th November 2013

Gloves

PVC fabric arrived recently so finished off the gloves.

28th October 2013

Wig

Wig arrived today so I quickly styled it by trimming it a bit and using hair spray to get the ends to flick out more. I'm still a beginner with wig styling, but its looking a lot better than it did at the start. Added the ears to see how it looks so far, still need to tidy them up.

17th October 2013

Ears

Finished the ears! Luckily had leftover fleece from Sylveon and bought felt yesterday. Added some wire to keep them up right. Need to either get a smaller headband or use hairclips. Ordering the wig tomorrow.

15th October 2013

Begin!

I've been planning how to go about making this cosplay, some easier than others, but majority of it isn't so bad. Before Christmas I plan to:
Make the ears
Make the armour
Buy and style wig
Make the gloves
Make boots covers

I'm leaving the catsuit and wings til January as I'll have more free time and enough time to research how to go about making these. I have made wings before, but they were made from craftfoam, so aiming to make them out of fabric and wire hopefully. I'm hoping to lose enough weight by January/February before I start the catsuit. I've never made a catsuit before so this will be a new learning experience. I have however found strapless catsuits online if it doesn't go well. Even if I do end up buying it instead, I still aim to make everything else.

I luckily found spare fleece fabric I can use to make the ears. Just need to get some felt for the inner ears and thats the ears sorted. I'll also be ordering the wig at the end of the week and should arrived next week!