Gadget Hackwrench - Chip n Dale: Rescue Rangers



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Probably spent the most time sourcing some godamn stretch jersey in the correct colour. Eventually found a dirty roll of it in Goldhawk Road, which was haggled to £16 for the 3 metres on accounts of the dirt. I doubled up the fabric to ensure it wasn't seethrough as I have learned painful lessons in the past!

The main part of the costume comes in two parts - leggings and a blouse - to make sure that I can still wee. There's a hole in the back for the tail, which I secured in place with a "scrunchie" made from the same fabric as the leggings. I really don't like tails pinned to things, they tend to make awful holes in the fabric and pull it. Pushing the tail through a hole makes it look more natural. The tail was secured by sewing it to some knickers, which I wore over my underthings.

The tail itself I had a real problem with. I wanted to make it out of velveteen, but found the peachy fabric I'd been thinking of (dollskin/deerskin/buckskin) was no longer made, and the replacement version was only readily available in the US. After seeing shipping prices of £25 for just a metre of this fabric, I was close to giving up and considered dyeing some velveteen. However, during my usual trawl of charity shops (we have excellent ones here) I found peach velveteen sample curtains! Huzzah! This was just the right size for the tail and two ears. I did find that the fabric frayed horribly - even when it was just a case of putting in darts - but I had to compromise on this a bit. I think if I were to remake the tail I would line the fabric first.

The ears were a lot easier and were made out of some shoulder pads, of all things. The goggles? Pringles cans covered in leather.


I wanted it to look like Gadget wasn't wearing shoes, so I simply wore a few pairs of ankle-high tights over a pair of flesh coloured slip ons. This was really effective I think, although I will put in a base for the socks in future as they were slidy and wore through really quickly of course!

I was originally going to find an apricot coloured wig I'd found, but Fantasy Sheep were unable to send one out to me unless I made an order of 8- I'm guessing they needed to make the wig and wanted it to be worth their time! I found this one on eBay, which surprisingly came from a wig manufacturer less than a mile from my house! It's not very thick and the base is a little small, but the colour is so good.

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PandoraCaitiff posted on 13 March, 2014 - 13:41
YOU ARE AWESOME! Ahem... wow, that's fantastic. Great choice of character, and nicely made costume. Loving the outsized wrench (and the innuendo XD)

Namine posted on 13 March, 2014 - 14:31
awesome cosplay. Never seen or done before until now ^^

Moshiicake posted on 13 March, 2014 - 22:03
@Pandora thank you :) The giant spanner is what makes it so much fun! To be honest I couldn't stop making innuendos. When I first told my dad I was making a big wrench he asked if I was cosplaying Pat Mustard... D8 @Namine thank you, I think it's been done in the states a few times!

PandoraCaitiff posted on 14 March, 2014 - 12:13
@Moshiicake - Oh it *was* a Father Ted reference XD

Nesproxy posted on 17 March, 2014 - 22:16
So much love for this costume. Such Gadget, wow. <3

Mighty Odango posted on 18 March, 2014 - 09:31
Totes adorbs yo

PandoraCaitiff posted on 2 April, 2014 - 09:58
Its a bit blurry, but I uploaded the snap I got with you as Gadget - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152242141337834.1073741836.756722833&type=1&l=c7a084776c Feel free to tag and what-not :)