It’s been about three to four months since my first cosplay but I’ve yet to make a post to commemorate what I did in preparation for it. It was a rather simply cosplay, but I still had some problems with it, especially with the makeup and shoes. Nevertheless it was a fun experience, both the preparation and the event.
So… this was my reference picture:
Because I pieced the costume together from scratch, the most challenging parts were definitely the tie and blazer, because prior to this I didn’t know anywhere that sold such skinny and different coloured ties. The blazer was a heck of a problem because of my narrow shoulders (32-34cm!); the sizes that I found online were at least 38cm. Due to lack of funds I strongly decided against tailoring it. Either way, I managed to find one that was close enough and didn’t make me look like a small child putting on her father’s clothes.:D
Of course, the iconic bunny ears. I bought a metre of bendable wire for $1 and black velvet cloth for $7. I decided not to use satin instead because I wanted the ears to have a stiff look. The hairband was just a plain black one found in markets.
First, I cut out the shape of the ears on a piece of thin cardboard…
Not counting in breaks in between, this took less than 4 hours to complete. I glued the base of the ears to the hairband also, so that they’d be more stable.
I literally traced it out from my laptop’s screen to get the hand drawn effect HAHA.
The picture is from this cosplayer, who did a nice rendition of Zange Natsume too.
And the completed work… WAHAHA!
Of course, I can’t leave out one of the most essential part of completing the cosplay: my wig!
When I first got it I was really nervous and somehow messed it up. I had to use fabric softener to soften the strands and straighten it out again. Because I didn’t have a wig stand, I used a badmintion racket, wedged between my drawer and study table hahaha
I also had to style it a little, as the bangs weren’t cut yet.
I’m really happy that the overall result turned out well, though I had a slight problem with the ears tilting to much. Makes me want to cosplay again so much! 😀