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Updated Cosplay List for 2011

I’ve been working on my cosplay list for next year.  So far I’m most likely going to one or two cons.  I’m hoping to go to more, but I’ll see what God has in store for me.  I’m hoping to make at least five new cosplays.  Vorfeed from Lost Universe is at the top of my list followed by Toph from Avatar: The Last Airbender.  I want to make both Toph’s Earth Nation outfit that she wears in season two and her nobility dress from when Aang and the others first meet her.  I’m also hoping to make Sailor Saturn’s sailor scout outfit, though I’ll modify the length to make it a bit longer.  I’m not entirely sure what the fifth outfit will end up being, but I know that Sophia Forrester from Last Exile is defiantly on the list. 

My list changes constantly, so I don’t entirely know what I’ll end up making and what I won’t.  I know for sure that I’ll be finishing Toph’s Fire Nation disguise and since I have most of the materials make at least one of her other outfits.  I already ordered my wig for Vorfeed, so I’ll definitely get her done soon, either this year or next.  Also, I found a lot of pieces to my Saturn cosplay, so it’s second on the list.  Either way, I’ll get the cosplays done, even if it takes me a year.  I cannot wait for Christmas break and Christmas.  I’ll have a whole month to sew my heart out and make my cosplays.  Plus Christmas means Christmas money which means I’ll finally be able to get more supplies for my cosplay.  It also means I’ll be working my butt off trying to catch up on lapsed 4-H projects.  Ah, the joys of cosplaying with a busy schedule.  @_@

New Load of Potential Cosplays

As the school year starts and the con year comes to a close, I’m trying to figure out potential cosplays for the last con of the season, for me, in November and the cons for next season.  So far, three cosplays survived con season one, though some need adjustment. 

My Toph cosplay need to have the belt redone and the over-the-shoulder-thing added to.  Other than that it’s good.  I still need to make the rest of the hibiscus and add more detail to the obi and maybe skirt for my Amano Yuna.  As for Sheeta, I still have to make the headband and hair ties as well as style the wig for the final time. 

As for new cosplays… I’m planning on making Sophia’s Uniform for the con in November.  I will also be wearing my Sheeta again because a) I love it and b) I don’t have time to make a third cosplay.  I will most likely be wearing my Sophia for two days straight unless I decide to wear my Toph or Yuna, though the latter is highly unlikely. 

So far I have a small list of cosplays I’d like to make for the next con year.  I say like to cause I don’t how many I’ll actually get to make because of constrained time and my almost extreme attention to detail.  I need to calm down on the detail obsession a bit. 

Anyway, I’d like to make Toph’s Earth Nation outfit

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as well as her nobility dress.

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I’m also hoping to make Kagamine Rin’s Synchronicity dress.  It’s so pretty.  I love how full the skirt is.  I was considering making this cosplay for the upcoming con in November but I don’t think I’ll have the time or funds.

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The third cosplay is an easy possibly closet cosplay, Mimi in the epilogue from Digimon season 2.  Her dress is so cute!  I love how it’s country with a city flair.

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Fourth on my list is Trance Gemini from Andromeda.  She’s the purple girl.  I want to make her purple leotard from season 1.  Sadly, I don’t have any pictures yet, but I hope to find some soon.  When I do I’ll post them. 

Finally, my last project is Vorfeed from Lost Universe.  Just to clarify Vorfeed is not Canal and Canal is not Vorfeed.  Vorfeed is the ships original AI that Alicia used.  I really like Vorfeed’s outfit only it’ll need some modification before I’ll wear it.  The neckline is waaaaay to low and needs to be brought up.  Also there is a huge side slit that won’t exist when I’m done. 

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The first picture is from the manga though I’m using the one on the right, from the anime, as my reference.  The skirt will be more like the one on the left, except without the lace, for my version though the rest of the outfit, except for the neckline will be like the image on the right.  I’ve been working on putting this cosplay together the most and have already located a potential wig as well as the dress and cape fabric and the ribbon.  I have no idea whatsoever as to how I’m going to make either the jewels or the poofy feathery-fur that hangs from her cape and shoulders. 

This is my list for now.  It is subject to change or addition.  I’m trying to keep this list manageable while having enough cosplays to last for the next con year.  If all goes well, I might even go to four cons next year.  But who knows what’s really going to happen.  I’m just trying to keep the list manageable while having a nice variety of challenging cosplays. 

Toph Progress Report 2

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I started working on Toph’s Fire Nation outfit today.  So far I have all of the pieces cut out for the top of the under red thing.  Illustration: The pattern that I’m using calls for pockets, but for authenticity purposes I’ve decided to leave them out.  

Toph Progress Report 1

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Finally I got all the fabric and materials for Toph’s Fire Nation disguise.  Well, all the materials except for the wig.  Darn thing needs to get here sooner. 

So far I have yet to start working on the project.  I’ve decided to use cotton fabric for the outfit as cotton hangs better and is easier to wear in the heat of summer.  Also it’s something that I think goes in accordance with the series. 

As for the pattern, I’ve decided to use pattern number M6083.  View A-C are so perfect for Toph’s costume.  I am using a modified version of view B.  It fit’s best.  I only have to shorten the leg length and maybe take in some of the ease.  Other than that it’s perfect!

I decided how I’m going to style the wig.  I found a video on Youtube that details how to make a nearly perfect Toph hairstyle out of one wig.  So instead of the usual two, I only bought one black wig.  With it I’m going to create a modified version of this hairstyle. 

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I just have to flatten the back a bit and I’m done.

Other than that there’s not much else to say.  I’m super excited to start this project.  I can’t wait to get it finished.  Then I can wear it to the convention and other such events. 

Costume Changes

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As the convention approaches faster than I anticipated, I realized that I will be lucky to make, let alone complete, three costumes.  Since that is the case, I changed my costume line up slightly.  Instead of making Fio Piccolo’s pilot jumpsuit, I decided, after a long and difficult process and search, to make Toph Fire Nation disguise from Avatar: The Last Airbender.  The costume is less detailed sewing technique wise and follows a very basic design. 

For those of you who don’t know, this is Toph Bei Fong in her Fire Nation disguise.

Her full costume.

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Costume without over bands/wrap.

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Side shot.

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A couple back shots.

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