Cosplay Plans: Phase 3 Part 1 – Cosplay Accessories

I hate to admit it but I haven’t finished my sailor collar!!! >3< I thought it was going to be the easiest part but… it’s not. (Does anyone have any suggestions for making a squared sailor collar?)

The Wig

At first I wanted this lovely wig… but I believe the color may be too bright for me to pull off and it sort of irked me that the wig is really a bob with a clip on pony tail… (I’m so picky!)

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So in the end I went with this one…

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I think this shade will actually work much better with my skin tone. Even though the style it reminds me more of a Ruroni Kenshin wig…

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It should be arriving by the end of the month! I can’t wait to start playing with it!

 

 

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Cosplay Plans: Phase 2 Part 5

The Lining Hem AKA The Long Awaited End of Phase 2!!! 😀 😀 😀

Sorry~ I only snapped two pictures because I didn’t want to draw out phase 2 any longer. ^^; As it was, the pinning took forever!!! >o< I had to roll up 7 inches of lining fabric to weight the hem, jabbed myself at least 3 times and when I started sewing, the needle snagged the fabric and had to be replaced.. T^T Thank goodness Maru and Nina were at hand to keep me on track!

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Pinning up the Lining

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The finished skirt!!!

Of course I had to try it on to see how it fit…

Let me just preface this with I rarely wear skirts or dresses. I think they’re pretty – but highly impractical and not worth the extra trouble. So when I tried on my finished skirt, I was downright embarrassed! I felt so exposed and that the hem would fly up at any moment!!! D: (how can girls stand to wear uniform skirts without shorts underneath???) In the middle of my embarrassment this panel from Girl Got Game vol. 10 came to mind…

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XD Well said Aizawa, well said.

For it’s intended purpose, my skirt will suffice and when Youmacon rolls around I will be wearing shorts underneath so it won’t be that big of a deal. Besides… it’s blue, has pockets and I made it! Awesome!!! 😀

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San

P.S. Phase 3 is coming soon! Stay tuned! 😀

Cosplay Plans: Phase 2 part 2

I attempted to finish my skirt this evening but to no avail. Boohooey…  All of us were too distracted I guess! Nina got her ears pierced today and was showing off her new earrings, I was munching onigiri and Maru was looking up kinokonoyama mushroom snacks. What a great crowd, eh? 😀

The mistakes I made when I worked on my skirt last, slowed progress today. (Eh heh) I squiggle stitched the casing on the waistband so it wasn’t wide enough for the elastic to lie flat. D’oh! I fully repented my misdeeds and did penance by seam ripping it after the girls left. (It took forever!) T^T

Today I had to remeasure and repin the casing followed by pressing the casing flat. Maru took over and pinned in the lining for me….

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…which we discovered was too wide for the skirt. (…different seam allowances d’oh!) Maru had to leave and instructed me to have Nina help pin the excess fabric so it could be serged off. However, Nina was having problems with downloading pictures off her camera so I got to play “geek squad” while she pinned.  ^^;

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When Maru returned, she fired up the serger and got the lining started… which I let her finish because the fabric is really slippery. (I’m such a wimp!)

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So it is now prepped for tomorrow and I will be the one who does all the major sewing. *fingers crossed!*

Anna, FAITO!