16th September 2012: Dyed Jacket & Skirt / Wig Arrived So I dyed the jacket and skirt and also some spare white fabric so that I can later make those military-style shoulder bits in the same colour. As expected it didn't go 100% perfectly... >_< There are a couple of areas where the dye seems to have gathered in greater concentration resulting in a slightly darker patch. I think I'm going to go ahead and wear it as is though - with the most suitable white jacket I could find costing me £39-something I don't exactly feel like forking out for another one. It also niggles me a bit that areas of stitching have remained white, but since the only artwork of Mei Ling's outfit tends to be a bit vague on the smaller details I'm just going to go with it. The colour did actually come out a really good shade for her, however.
I've also got my wig through the post. It wasn't quite what I was expecting. It actually came as a long-length wig that's tied up in a high pony-tail with a band, and then I got a clip-on ponytail in a seperate bag. I was expecting it to be a short-haired base wig designed for me to clip the clip-on ponytail straight onto like with the one I got for my Dana cosplay. So I'm going to have to think about what the best way to style it is since strands keep coming loose when I'm putting it on with it as a tied-up long wig and the fringe isn't quite as it looked in the photo.
Next I need to look around for a suitable head-set so that she can keep in touch with the team =)