View Full Version : Meiko (traditional) Tips~

12-06-2010, 04:59 AM
I'm working on a Meiko cosplay from Vocaloid for Megacon/Orlando Anime Day and was just in need on some advice on her gloves/arm-thingies and headphones.. ;_;

I've been suffering from some confusion on the topic of her arms, since this picture shows her with more "opera style" long gloves, and little red trim on her wrists..

However, this picture shows her more with armwarmers, like small red gloves layered over longer black ones..?

Keep in mind that this is NOT "Sakine Meiko", I'm trying to do a traditional, "1st-gen" Meiko cosplay. x3
I wanted to use this as a reference since it looks well-done, but her costume looks like it incorporates Sakine and Meiko? Pleated, longer skirt is more Sakine, but the armwarmers, top, and boots throw me off..

If anyone has advice on which gloves version I should do/suggestions, it'd be MOST appreciated!

Secondly, I've been vying to not wear headphones, because it looks to me like the original Meiko simply has hair over her ears (maybe she doesn't have them), and I've only seen alternate versions of her that have headphones, like Sakine Meiko and in the "Magnet" pv..
Just wanting to make sure I'm right, or does she wear super-tiny earbuds? :T

Why is it so hard to find flat-soled knee-high boots in black, that don't cost a bunch of money? T_T
Anyone found a good site with inexpensive, simple boots?
Or do you think I should just make them? (Because I could, but would rather not because it would cut into my other cosplays..)

Thank you, thank you, thank you! :3

12-07-2010, 09:45 AM
I believe the second picture with the two pairs of gloves is her official box art, whereas the first picture is fan art of some kind. I'd go with the second picture. As for the headphones, I don't think Meiko generally has them, so I wouldn't worry about it.

I'm not help on the boots, I'm afraid.

01-26-2011, 05:43 PM
Are you referring to the original box art image? As opposed to... well, the Honey Honey Meiko?

Does this image help?
Meiko box (http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20081002091157/vocaloid/images/archive/3/3b/20100518093523!Meiko.jpg)

01-26-2011, 08:03 PM
If you're going for accuracy in the original meiko. then I'd take wolfie's image. No gloves, no headphones, no pleated skirt and shorter boots ^^