Shoubu! Shoubu! Shoubu Shoubu Party Party! Yay!!!
i “L-O-V-E lovely Hi-to-mi” this costume!!! *hugs hugs* this is my favorite costume to date! this is my cutest costume ever! ever ever! *hugs hugs it* it is the bestest costume!!! even though i had flipping skirt-action, it is still the bestest, cutest, and most comfortable costume!!! i love the wig! i love the shirt! i love the skirt! i love the shoes! and the make up! and the jewelry! and all the cute pictures! *lub lub! lub lub!*
ok! enough ranting and raving about how much i adore this costume! i was asked long long time ago last year by Tiff and Claudia to do Kago-chan from Sannin Matsuri… (luckily is short) and i wanted to originally do Rika… since she is my fave Momosu girl, but i love love Kago too! so… happy! um… so that’s my story of how i got to be Kago-chan! *huggles Tiff and Kie* soooo happy to cosplay with them! they’re sooo cute as Aya and Rika! ^.^ and Wayne-sama is waaaaaaaaaay better than Tsunku! and waay way way way cuter too! =D *glompies*
ok… so i realized that wasn’t construction talk either! ok hmm… let’s start with the top!
the dark pink spandex was sooo perfect. and no. that wasn’t just fabric. we actually painted on the pattern using fabric paint and fine tip brushes. lots of work. took me 2 and half night to work on it! tiff made these super cool stencils *_* then i drew them on the fabric with a fabric marker, then painted… and painted… and with such tiny detail… the time really added up! you can ask bro… he was playing Shenmue whilst i was drawing! he said i was crazy, but that it looked really nice. the top actually also has a nice invisible zipper on the size with a sleeve! yep! i bet you didn’t know that! XD and all the lining was handsewn on *nods*
the skirt was… well needs to be touched up! after getting my computer fixed… and able to see pictures of her skirt… the two weeks before expo, my computer had a problem with is D drive and would not play my CDs… and i had lots of upper-body shots of Kago… so i sort of winged the skirt ^_^; it came out alright right? way too “flashy” but at least it was finished… (dies at the thought of it being finished at the con)
thank goodness to annie though! *hug hugs* she totally helped me sew on the gathered ruffles while i was doing make up, since it was almost show-time! plus! she showed me how to heat-n-bond the flowers on my skirt front… since i’ve never used heat-n-bond before!
ou and the shorts… ^_^; i made my own pattern for them, and machine sewed it… then i painted the “333 333” at the con since kie had the right paint ^^;
the wig and bubble flowers were styled and made by tiff! sooooo cute!!! and the shoes were painted by tiff and kie! they are the most perfect and comfy shoes in the world! tiff was right about wanting to run around in them!
the bracelets and necklaces were all handpainted by me or beaded together nods* =D yay for jumprope!
as i said… this is my favorite costume the i own! it’s so happy! the best part was when people would tell me “Just looking at you makes me happy!” ^__^ ureshii ne!
please visit peiji for group pics!!!
so i totally revamped my skirt for AX 2003!!! and i love it! my ruffles on my skirt look totally professional!!! XD hehehehe yes… i did make all of them! and i shortened the skirt and top a bit. i also remade my belt to be a curved belt instead of it just being straight!
oh! and yay for re-hairspray my wig! the curls are soooo much better now that they’re not fallign out due to lack of hairspray! ^.^v yaaay! i love this costume!