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chibi_kitty
06-03-2002, 05:10 PM
ok I really want to make dark chii's first outfit but I don't know how to make the ears... any suggestions? I'm thinking a bit of newspaper and model magic... but I don't know.
also if anyone has any suggestions about how to make the dress I would be very greatfull.
ok I'm going back to sleep......zzzzzzzzzz....zzzzzzzzz....zzzzz.....

Medellia
06-03-2002, 05:22 PM
Well, you can buy 'em for about $30 (including s&h) from www.cospa.com You can also find them on eBay, but you should except to pay upwards of $70. If you want to make them, it will probably be difficult to get the nice, smooth look, but you may be able to pull it off by molding the ears out of model magic and then sanding them down to get a nice, smooth surface

Ina
06-03-2002, 05:28 PM
talking about chii, where can i find good pictures of her? i've been looking around but i couldn't find any full body pictures of her costumes that i might like to do

Ayaka
06-04-2002, 12:26 AM
You can get them for $30 from Cospa? The current pair on eBay is at . . . $102, I think it was. Those poor silly people, lol. But if you don't want to drop the $30 for the Cospa ones, sanding model magic should work too. ^^ Can you give us a picture? I've only read the first volume of Chobits so . . .

Medellia
06-04-2002, 10:20 AM
*lol* I know, I couldn't help cackling maliciously when I saw that. Silly people, paying $100 for two pieces of plastic glued on a headband =P

evilchii
06-04-2002, 10:44 AM
if your looking for pictures of chii and everyone on the net, the best places are:

http://www.angelfire.com/anime/Kurisutaru/chobittsu.html

http://www.sweet-tactics.net/~chiichan/love.html

they have great pictures of anime, manga and cosplay of chobits

Lillyxandra
06-04-2002, 10:52 AM
100$ o_O that is alot! I know yaya cosplayed as chii and she had on those ears at A-kon. Maybe you can ask her how she make them.

heres a cute cosplayer as chii^_^

Lilly

Ayaka
06-04-2002, 12:39 PM
Okay - it's *this* outfit?
http://www.sweet-tactics.net/~chiichan/pics/chobits/black1.jpg

Check out two places in the pattern books - the spring books will have a section with prom-type dresses; and also look at the historical patterns . . . err, who is it who has that really good selection . . . I think it's Simplicity. But regardless you shouldn't have trouble finding a dress with a bodice and wide skirt. You just have to cut the skirt way higher in front. Are the sleeves even attached to the dress? They'll be easy, you could do them seperately and even sew them to the dress just under the arm. If you don't have to attach a sleeve at the shoulder, it's just a tube.

Err, hope I was helpful. Gonna do Chii's first manga outfit sometime I think . . .

Ina
06-04-2002, 08:07 PM
that japanese cosplayer looks cool, where can i find some more pictures of her? and where can i find the chobit picture of her costume? gomen for so much questions!!!

evilchii
06-04-2002, 08:39 PM
ooo, i'm makin' the dress that the japanese cosplayer has done but mine doesn't look nearly as beautiful. the skirt is so much fun to do and frilly lace is great!!

Ina, what dress are you refering too?? I have tons of pictures of chii in her many outfits. if you are looking for a certain dress, just email me at kawaiibunny16@hotmail.com

Ina
06-05-2002, 10:41 AM
yeah, the same dress that the japanese cosplayer did too! i just need the original picture from chobits ^_^

evilchii
06-05-2002, 11:10 AM
here's the picture I used for that dress
http://www.sweet-tactics.net/~chiichan/pics/chobits/reading.jpg

hope that helps!!

HuongStar
06-05-2002, 12:31 PM
I used Model Magic and no sanding was involved. I just kneaded and pressed them into the shape I wanted and for the most part, they were smooth. ^_^ I waited 24 hours to paint them and then I mounted them on a headband (only because she actually wears one with the outfit I had).

The little hair bobbins were modelled around pencils and left to dry 24 hours. Same process. I am going to try different mediums because I do want my ears to last and look nice.

I looove Chii so much!! I want to make all of her outfits!

Ina
06-05-2002, 04:47 PM
thanks evilchii ^_^ helps alot, i also saw another japanese cosplayer with that same outfit in the member's gallery!

yayahan
06-07-2002, 09:58 AM
I was able to create mine out of plastic by sculpting the ears, taking a mold, then filling it with plastic. This is a dangerous procedure, and an expensive one to boot. I had help from a friend who's used to chemicals and various tools. Te result was fantastic but the ears are heavy and can really hurt people (try hugging someone with them ^^;;;..).

To make simple lightweight Chobits ears, Model Magic is a wonderful choice as Huongstar mentioned. A more sturdy material like Sculpy works as well but be sure to hollow the inside for weight. Another friend of mine made hers out of foam, to give you an idea.

I personally love mine because of the shape (they're bigger than the official Japanese ones and have more definition) and accurate hard plastic material. We're probably going to make a series of them and sell them on ebay. If you're interested in a pair, e-mail me at yaya@angelicstar.net for pricing, or respond to this post.
You can see what they look like here:
http://www.angelicstar.net/cos-images/chobits

Kimiko
06-07-2002, 12:30 PM
Wow... Everyone's doing stuff from Chobits! Thanks to everyone for the links, I was going to ask too! ^.^


Kimiko

Ayaka
06-07-2002, 01:57 PM
Yaya-san, if you don't mind my asking, what type of plastic did you use? I know Smooth-On makes a pourable plastic that seemed like it would be fairly easy to use, but I haven't tried it out yet. Err, just curious, if you're going to sell them you may not want to answer, I know. ^^ Course I could make them the exact same way and they would NOT look as nice as yours do, lol.

yayahan
06-07-2002, 02:23 PM
Honestly I have no clue what it's called but it is a pourable plastic, so you are probably onto it already ^_^. The hardest part was to sculpt the damn things so they have a smooth surface ^^;;;

Ayaka
06-07-2002, 02:43 PM
Yeah I bet the sculpting is the hardest part! Well I'm thinking about doing Chobits cosplay (isn't everyone lol! it's great though), so I'll probably just buy ones from you and save myself some trouble. ^^

Medellia
06-09-2002, 12:35 PM
So, Yaya, how much would the ears cost?

Ina
06-10-2002, 10:47 AM
i'm having trouble on chi's lace, i looked everywhere for the same or similar lace that chi has for her dress, but i couldn't find it, so now i'm thinking of making her lace, meaning that i have to hand cut them ALL, what should i do? i really want this dress to be as accurate as it can -_-*

pyro400069
06-11-2002, 08:26 PM
ok this is what i did for my leon (Leon D.S. Geeste, Star ocean: the 2nd story) ears, i took my furby and took off his ears (hehehe for real! i did!) then i took hot glue and put them on a head band. thet look perfect and can bend, move, and be squished and stay how i like them.

yayahan
06-13-2002, 03:24 PM
I've figured out the pricing for the hard plastic Chii ears.
A low $50 + shipping which is a great deal. The materials and tools used are very expensive so we're hardly making any profit. Trust me ^^;.
They are hard plastic and will come mounted on headbands (last you a life-time). They are hollow but will have some sort of backing so they won't echo in your ears.
You can see some close-up pics here:
http://www.angelicstar.net/cos-images/chobits/chiis.jpg
http://www.angelicstar.net/cos-images/chobits/chiis7.jpg
http://www.angelicstar.net/cos-images/chobits/chiis9.jpg

The shape is fantastic and shows up great in photos. The japanese Chii ears are smaller (thus less noticable) and have less definition in their shape. These are guaranteed crowd pleasers, when I wore them a billion people asked me how they were made.
if you are interested in a pair, simply e-mail me at yaya@angelicstar.net or post your e-mail in this post.

Thanks!

Ina
06-13-2002, 05:02 PM
that's a pretty good deal for those chii ears, i agree, Yaya's chii ears are more noticable which is a super good thing for me cause i don't want to pay $50 dollars and get a chii ear that doesn't even resemble nor show up in pictures... so! i'll be ordering mine later on (once i'm done w/ my chii costume ^_~) since ani-magic is pretty far away from now ^_^ , oh, we could order anytime right Yaya? *sweatdrop*

chibi_kitty
06-14-2002, 04:51 PM
yah that is a great deal. I will also be ordering some later on, most likely two pairs because I convinced a friend to cosplay as normal chii (te-he!)
unfortunately the job I applied to never called me and most likely isn't going to higher me (saddness). so I will not be making/buying anything for some time.
ok. another sad thing is that I will be attending norwes con... and there will be few who will see and reconise me... *cries*.
norwes con is a si-fi con with very few anime cosplayers. but they have lots of anime stuff in the dealers room!! it is in washington. and I would love to see more amime people there.
ok ... that was off toppic.... sorry
lots of love!
chibi kitty

Ina
06-15-2002, 04:59 PM
OoOoO... hai hai, a chii group for ani-magic sounds great *o*

j-chii
07-21-2007, 08:55 PM
hey there everyone im wanting to buy some chii outfits and the ears if anyone is selling them let me know but youd have to be able to bill me for it i dont have a credit card im not good at making things and i want my things to look good i love chii shes so cute. i hope to hear from someone my e mail is jrkitten@aol.com

Usachan
07-22-2007, 12:29 AM
You might be interested to know somebody is selling a pair on the Spam
Board aswell as a user by the name of CherryBomb on here makes the ears.

Here's the link: http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=120015

j-chii
07-22-2007, 08:25 PM
You might be interested to know somebody is selling a pair on the Spam
Board aswell as a user by the name of CherryBomb on here makes the ears.

Here's the link: http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=120015

thanks ill try that but if anyone is willing to let me buy a pair from hear then let me know im still looking.

Hayate392
07-29-2007, 09:08 PM
Wow....I was going to be chi too......O_O;;;;

The*Fallen*One*
07-30-2007, 06:49 AM
*blinks at the prices as well as materials quoted earlier* That much for Chii-style persocom ears? And here I thought the ones I was making and selling for $10 was a bit much...

All I use for my persocom ears is simple craft foam sheets. It took me a while to get the pattern down correctly, but I managed to come up with a great looking pair of ears. And one of the great things about using the foam sheet is that it is incredibly lightweight, as well as durable. If you accidentally hit your head against something, these will not break or damage someone else if they bump into you, they just softly take the impact, then pop back into place. And if they do get heavily damaged at the con, they are incredibly cheap and easy to make (Material cost: $1), plus you can easily change the colouring in the ears. (Pictures on my website in the Cosplay area http://www.freewebs.com/nekorequest/)

If you would like, I would be able to send you a copy of the pattern that I used for the ears, as well as a simple tutorial how to put them together. PM me if interested.

LadiesMan217
07-30-2007, 02:17 PM
do the ears need to be a hard plastic? i cosplayed as a random persocon and i used this sheet foam i got from joann for about 50 cents a sheet. just fold and glue/sew. then i got an elastic band for my head. it took about 15 minutes and cost me about 5 bucks all together. and they looked great. i still have them, if you want to see how they look , PM me and ill send you a pic.
on the other hand. if you want them to be hard plastic, disreguard this post completely and have a nice day

:dance:

nekoyasha05
04-08-2008, 12:12 AM
I dont suppose that after so long you still have the foam chii ears for sale or can tell me how you make them?

Thank you >^.^<

Adilleynn
04-08-2008, 05:05 PM
CHOBITS Persocon foam ears patterns!!!!

http://aichan25.tripod.com/miwakosparadisekisscosplay/id11.html

yuffie-star
04-08-2008, 05:17 PM
Wow, this thread is old, but I definitely recommend what a previous poster said. CherryBomb's Chii ears are awesome-o. I love them.

http://suckerpunchtees.com/chii-ears-page.html

Here's a picture of how they look:

http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1416172/