View Full Version : Help With My Cosplay?

05-02-2011, 07:06 PM

I plan on going to Detour 2012, and I have a costume for each day... but I need help figuring out how to do the three different costumes.

Pokemon Black Female Trainer: I basically am having trouble with the hat, but any better ideas for the boots would be nice too, right now I'm thinking black Converse with red laces. Or where I can find her bag, and a pokemon that would be cute with the outfit so I can request a plushie.

FFVIII Chocobo: We were thinking oversize yellow hoody with either the hood having sewn on feathers and face, or a hat. All of that over a pair of brown or orange skinny jeans... and probably modified slippers for the feet. If you have an idea on how to make a tail that would be awesome too! ^-^

Halloweentown Xion: I have a black dress already, and saw some pretty awesome striped tights on hottopic.com, but I need ideas as to what I should do for a witch's hat (common theme for Xion) besides putting the Nobody emblem on it. I need shoes, and a keyblade, but previously existing ones are fine. But all I have is a regular pic of her. :/ Maybe a mask as well?

If you have ideas for any of these, let me know! I have reference pics attached. Just post the specific costume name before the reply so that I know what you're talking about. ^-^

05-03-2011, 01:57 PM
For the trainer:
Hat: The best you can do is mask off the parts you need to stay white and use a stencil for the logo.
Shoes: They look more like Doc Martens. I warn you, they're pretty expensive.
Bag: Aside from making your own, here are two I found.

For Xion, I suggest drawing a concept sketch with whatever you want and posting it. Then we can see what works and what doesn't.

05-03-2011, 09:52 PM
Thanks for the reply! I will definately check into the Docs, as well as make a concept sketch this weekend ^-^

05-07-2011, 09:39 PM
hat: I bought a plain white hat from lids and painted it using fabric paint. I made a stencil for the pokeball on the hat. Make sure it's around 3" or so.
boots: yeah. doc martens. Although I suppose the converse are a cheaper substitute.
bag: I couldn't find a bag for the life of me so I'm making my own. If you need a pattern :
I made the outer flap longer so it would meet the main body of the bag. Be sure to use some interfacing in it for structure.

Shizuka Nemuri
05-08-2011, 03:07 PM
PKMN Black: I can see a Zorua plushie working well with the Pokemon trainer outfit, but that's just my opinion.

Xion: As for Halloween Town Xion, maybe the Pumpkinhead or Fatal Crest keyblades would work? They both look sort of Halloween-ish... I also found a picture of some cool boots (http://s3.hubimg.com/u/214374_f260.jpg) on Google, but in general I think some boots with lots of belts/buckles would be kinda neat, lol. And it wouldn't be too hard to attach some little skulls, I don't think.

05-18-2011, 05:55 PM
Thanks all!!!

05-18-2011, 06:02 PM
PKMN Black: I can see a Zorua plushie working well with the Pokemon trainer outfit, but that's just my opinion.

I was actually looking at one! I decided on going with Umbreon, however, because I fell in love with that eevee-lution the first time I saw it.