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Foxy Cosplay: The Feet Part 1

Okay, I admit, at this point, you guys are probably starting to think I’m nuts, because I recently started yet another costume.  I’ve been cosplay-crazy lately!  After playing Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 (shameless advertising alert: I recorded gameplay for FNAF 2 on our United We Game Youtube channel, if you’re interested in checking it out…), I got super excited to try a cosplay of my favorite rickety animatronic, Foxy the Pirate!  I really wanted to do something different and learn new skills, plus I find the thought of dressing up as something scary to be quite appealing.  Fear me, I’m terrifying!

The concept behind Foxy is similar to the making of a “fursuit” (those costumes where people dress as fuzzy animals), so I did a lot of research both into making a Foxy cosplay specifically and into creating fursuits, as well.  I’ve always been interested in how those things were made anyway, and it looks as if the majority of these are made with upholstery foam covered in fleece (preferably stretchy fleece, if you can find it).  There are several methods for making the head, but the version I chose has a frame made out of plastic canvas covered in foam and fleece.  But, more on that later.  I’m putting off making his head, as it seems very scary. Continue reading Foxy Cosplay: The Feet Part 1

Vanille Cosplay: The Shirt

This was a particularly busy year for cosplay, but I have finally done it.  Two costumes in one year.  And I never plan to do that ever, ever again.  Rosalina is done, and now Vanille has been completed, as well.  The last thing to cover is her shirt, and cover it we shall! Continue reading Vanille Cosplay: The Shirt

Vanille Cosplay: The Fur

The title of this post may, at first, appear misleading.  Vanille has fur in two parts of her costume, so which, pray tell, am I talking about?  To which I respond, the back stuff, silly.  The shoes have already been covered.  I was pretty excited to work with fur, as I never had before, and it was quite a treat when I received a bag of fluffy, fake brown fur in the mail one day.  It was less of a treat, however, when I cut it.

The problem with long fur is the mess.  Once I cut the fur to the correct size, a lot of fur came loose.  The fur was attached quite securely to the backing, but cutting the fabric means lots of fur will be liberated from their bond, free to fly about the floor at any hint of a breeze.  To avoid dealing with stray pieces of fur every time I moved my fabric, I just put it on the kitchen floor and started pulling fur off the edges.  Eventually, I had a big, ol’ pile of the stuff.  Shaking the fabric quite vigorously, more fur came flying off, and I collected that, too.  After a little while, no more fur came free.  I delivered this fur to the nearest trash receptacle and got ready for phase…whichever came next. Continue reading Vanille Cosplay: The Fur

Vanille Cosplay: The Boots

Vanille’s boots were pretty easy to find.  After searching through several stores, I actually found some perfect brown boots at Target that looked exactly like Vanille’s shoes, minus the delightful white fur.  As you might have guessed, considering there was so little to do, this part of the costume was actually pretty easy, if not a little confusing.

You see, these are pretty nice shoes, and I didn’t want to permanently attach anything to them so that they could be worn on other occasions.  But how, I asked myself, would I attach the fur without any sewing or gluing?  It seemed impossible!  Or was it?  The answer, I believed, was Velcro.  First, I cut strips of fake, white fur, and I folded and sewed down about two inches on top to fold over the top edge of the shoes.  I then folded the bottom up and sewed that edge, as well, so no one would see the odd mesh underneath the fur. Continue reading Vanille Cosplay: The Boots

Vanille Cosplay: The Belt

One part of Vanille’s costume I was always baffled by was her belt.  I had no idea what kind of material it was made of or what would look right.  Some people used foam, but it didn’t seem like it would give the right effect I was looking for.  I thought long and hard and finally came to a conclusion.  Rope.  I looked online, and lo and behold, they did sell tan colored rope of multiple thicknesses, and they looked surprisingly similar in material to Vanille’s belt.  Perhaps I had found the correct material, after all.  I bought myself a roll of it and got to work (after it arrived in the mail, of course). Continue reading Vanille Cosplay: The Belt

Vanille Cosplay: The Bag

Welcome, everyone, time for another exciting cosplay update!  One convenient thing about Vanille was the fact that her costume had built-in storage.  Most fictional characters have no need for wallets and driver’s licenses, apparently, as none of them have any pockets or bags with which to carry them.  At least, none of the ones I’ve cosplayed as so far.  And, seeing as I don’t want to ruin my costume with an inaccurate bag, it seemed very handy indeed that she already had this covered. Continue reading Vanille Cosplay: The Bag

Vanille Cosplay: The Beads

I recently finished a part of Vanille’s costume that I originally had a lot of concerns about: her beads.  Vanille’s costume actually has a lot of these little buggers, but the beads I mean for the sake of this post are the ones she wears around her torso, which I must admit is a bit…weird.  Being such an unconventional article of clothing, I found myself putting this task off, but it had to get done, and, well, now it is.

First off, I learned when shopping for beads initially that the main type you typically see is called a pony bead.  I bought a bunch of white ones and a bag of assorted colors, as some of the colors I wanted were not sold in bags of their own.  This worked for many of my beads, and for any beads where I didn’t have enough colors, I had to paint white beads (as I had plenty to spare) the correct color.  Let me tell you, painting beads is a very time consuming task.  I would recommend avoiding such a fate whenever possible. Continue reading Vanille Cosplay: The Beads

Vanille Cosplay: The Skirt

Okay, I don’t think I’ve written a post about completing any part of Vanille’s costume since her necklaces.  And based on that, you’d kind of think I’ve been making very little progress, no?  Well, strangely enough, I am actually getting close to finishing this costume.  Nearly everything has been started…just very few things have been completed.  But, at long last, pieces of this cosplay are finally starting to come together, and I now have my first garment of hers, her skirt.  Huzzah!

Vanille’s skirt was a pain.  Everything about cosplay is, really.  It makes you wonder why I bother….  After inspecting my references, I found that Vanille seems to have three pieces to her skirt, a longer skirt underneath, a short skirt over that, and this front piece.  It also has an orange to yellow gradient on it, which I was not able to buy in stores, so I settled for white fabric and three bottles of dye, yellow for the…yellow, and orange and red to get the right shade of reddish orange.  I also bought some elastic, which I’ve never used before, but it seemed like it would be needed. Continue reading Vanille Cosplay: The Skirt

Rosalina Cosplay: The Dress

Huff huff, I’ve finally done it.  I’ve finished Rosalina’s dress!  Fireworks and applause, everyone!  It took absolutely forever, upon a bumpy path filled with trouble, but I prevailed, and now it’s time to tell you guys how I did it.  First of all, I needed to find a pattern for her dress, and this turned out to be fairly simple.  A search on the Internet told me that someone else had made the dress using Simplicity pattern 9891, which I bought for myself cheap on Amazon.  Step 1 done.  Several billion more to go.  Give or take a couple billion. Continue reading Rosalina Cosplay: The Dress

Rosalina Cosplay: The Shoes

I’m finally nearing the completion on my Rosalina cosplay, though it is still not quite time to share my dress with you all, though I assure you, it is almost done.  No, today, I will be sharing the frustration of making Rosalina’s shoes.  When I looked at references, I either saw blue shoes or silver shoes on Rosie’s footsies, so I ended up looking all over for some blue ones, as I thought those would look the nicest.  Strangely enough, no shoe store, or Goodwill, and not even Amazon, had any blue shoes that were similar in style to what I wanted.  I finally just bought some decent white shoes that more or less fit me (I got flat shoes rather than high heels because you have to walk a lot at comicons, and I wanted to be comfortable). Continue reading Rosalina Cosplay: The Shoes