Finally, some Chihiro progress

March 25th, 2014

I finished the pants for Chihiro! Fortunately, I was able to use the same pattern from my Haku pants.

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I used stretch poplin for the pink fabric. It’s a bit too thin, so when I was wearing it with a shorter pair of shorts, I could see the line where the shorts ended through the fabric. That’s when I decided to make my own pair of shorts that were longer.

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I was looking through white fabric I already had around and decided on twill. I was afraid the white would be too see-through, so I lined it with some very light-weight broadcloth.

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Haku revisited

March 16th, 2014

I think I mentioned before that I wanted to re-do some things on my Haku costume. Well, that’s what I’ve been doing recently!

I really just wanted to make adjustments to the white top. I didn’t make changes to the undershirt or pants, other than using my serger on the inside. Here is what I posted on Instagram when I first started. You can see that I was taking apart the collar and sleeves.

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Changes I made:

  • Some things I just took apart to sew again with better stitches.
  • Adjusted the shape of the sleeves and sewed them back on a little differently.
  • I felt the white top was too wide, so I took it in by an inch on each side.
  • Improved the way the collar was sewn on and also added an extra section of velcro.

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A blast to the past and a new wig

March 5th, 2014

I wrote an entry over at my other blog about how I decide on which cosplays to make. At the end of it, I showed photos of my very first costume. I wanted to show that I made it without sewing experience, still had a fun time with it, and improved from there. After all, we all have to start somewhere right?

Anyway, the sewing mistakes I made were pretty bad, and it’s funny to look back on them :)

In more recent cosplay news, I bought a new wig during Arda Wigs’ sale! This is their “Chibi” in “Sandy Brown”. I thought it’d be a good base wig for Silica (Sword Art Online) :)

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Hope to actually have cosplay progress to show soon!