Simon
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Cosplayer: CrystalNeko

Variant: Original

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

9th October 2010: Goggles I love these goggles, they were a pain to hem but they're awesome 8D

Made from double layered cotton drill, acetate thingy (which was actually for Magnet Rin, sorry Rin ;_; ) and some black elastic.

I basically stuck a piece of fabric to my face and drew lines around my eyes and stuff using a pencil. I was alone by the way so I didn't look too idiotic |D
Then I cut out the shape, cut it out twice and sewed them together. Then before I hemmed the eye holes I shoved some acetate through and used the zig zag stitch to hold it in place. I put the stitch length to 2 or something otherwise I would have cut out the acetate ROFL. Wouldn't want that would we? XD

Then black elastic was sewn on to hold it together.

Time Taken: 1hr

5th September 2010: Shorts 80% First time I made them, they were WAAAAY too big. Took them in a bit, still too big but it was better and didn't fall straight off (LOL). Third time lucky, they fit like this :'D

It took a picture with my shirt normally but it covered the belt and the top of the shorts oTL. So I rolled it up, I don't have any duct tape or any kind of tape handy to do open chest binding at this moment of time so you shall have to live with Simon with boobs for now 8'D

Don't ask about the pose... I was like "Think of something, umm umm umm *getting close to the timer running out -sticks hand up-* 8'D" oTL. I was gonna do a pierce the heavens thing but apparently not oTL.

Shorts are made from polycotton. So I want some interfacing for the top before I hem it. All I have available is white interfacing which isn't really suitable for brown fabric so I'll go in town sometime next week to get some. But otherwise, here's what I have of the costume so far! 8'D

Cropped out my feet... I was wearing girly pink socks LOL.

Time Taken: 1hr maybe?

31st August 2010: Detailing on the back Ahhhh I am so proud of this~~~

I love making things difficult for myself. I could have just painted it on, use felt, whatever. But no, I decided to use cotton, a fabric that frays. I wanted to applique it on using the zig zag stitch. This took up a lot of time, but the end result was well worth it! Red detailing is polycotton. White I -think- is polycotton drill. I think it's the same as my Haine fabric so yeah.

31st August 2010: Jacket 100% done 8DDD I am faaaar too lazy to get up and take a decent photo. I shall take one later 8'D

I had to hack up my Alto (Macross Frontier) trousers for the sleeves of this jacket as I underestimated how much fabric I would need. So my Macross Frontier cosplay is officially retired! (I hacked up my Alto wig for Simon anyway ahahaha *shot*)

The jacket itself is well made... The sleeves however suck because I wanted to experiment with applique-ing the red detailing, I'm never doing it that way again that's for sure, stick with how I made Haine's jacket 8'D

I basically made the jacket as normal (with very limited fabric, I had to cut the panels in all sorts of funny shapes) but for the sleeves, I sewed half of it on, sewed on the red detailing, then finished off the sleeves to save me from hand-stitching it on. Never agaaaain!!! It's not too noticeable but it bugs me XD

Continued in next journal...

Time Taken: 4-5hrs


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Brinny-Chan - 16th April 2009
Simon, cool! ^^
An idea, if you havent thought of it already, could be to extend the bandages around his waist upwards? Kinda solves the chest problem <.<;
Good luck ^^ <3

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CrystalNeko - 16th April 2009
Haha well if open chest binding fails then I'd use skin coloured bandages... if I can't find any of that -then- I'd extend it =]
He wears a jacket so I could easily hide the tape if I open chest bind~

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PinkCharlieBear - 28th April 2009
I thought I commented on this...Nevermind!
YOU'RE GONNA MAKE SUCH A CUTE SIMON *pokes your cheeks* X3
Good luck Fiiii~!

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Limegreenjelly - 28th April 2009
never seen TTGL but good luck and thumbs up :)

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Anonymous - 7th June 2009
I know someone who will attack you if she see's you cosplaying him! XD She is addicted to that anime!

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Solaria - 4th August 2009
x3 Really cant wiat to see this 8D you'll be so cute x3
If you still dont have a Nia may i take the place? = ]

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Freyarule - 31st August 2010
RIP Alto T__T

I love that jacket x3 that applique must have taken so long D:

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PinkCharlieBear - 1st September 2010
THAT APPLIQUE IS FUCKING AWESOME YOU COULD PIERCE THE HEAVENS WITH IT! YEEEEAAAAH!!!!

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Anonymous - 2nd November 2010
you looked awesome, well done the cosplay was great ^^

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sarmander - 4th November 2010
Awww, you make such an adorable Simon! This Viral may have to steal you. X3

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- - 4th November 2010
You made the perfect simon. Small and cute~! seen you at expo, i wanted to hugg you but it was too busy~! : P

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phalor - 10th November 2010
I remember seeing you! You looked so cute! :D

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JustPeachy - 24th May 2011
Wonderful Simon! The jacket is so well made :D

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GoldieNeko - 9th June 2011
Best Simon Cosplay I've ever seen! FANTASTIC WORK! XD

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nosferatu - 5th July 2011
wow!! This is so accurate *____*