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Euphoriic
12-10-2005, 02:17 PM
I can't believe I'm doing this...^^' -is scared to death of wearing this costume-
So, I've been thinking of ways to try and piece together a decent Meer (Mia)costume, and absolutely nothing's gotten past "Oh! That might be a good idea!".
For those of you unfamiliar with her costume, here are a few pictures:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y52/xx_stellar/92511.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y52/xx_stellar/normal_281.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y52/xx_stellar/normal_210.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y52/xx_stellar/meerskimpyrunrun.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y52/xx_stellar/glompmemeerwtf.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y52/xx_stellar/180592.jpg
I'm mainly concerned with the skirt. It seems like it kind of just...hangs there and isn't really attached. I'm not sure how to attach it and still keep the roundness of the top. (Wire, perhaps? o.O)
Another thing...I'm not quite sure how to do the body suit. I've come down to either using fabric paint and ribbon, or trying to patch pieces together. (I'm not a very good seamstress, so I'm a little wary about trying to patch them all onto the bodysuit.)
And the thing I'm worried most about: The skimpiness. Let's simply say that Meer's clothing isnt the most modest, and I'm very shy about exposing that much. Would a flesh colored bodysuit help at all? (Or I could just tailor it to my liking and get a leotard that doesn't expose that much..down there.)
Any help is much appreciated, as I'm at a loss for what to do.

Hametsu no Kaze
12-11-2005, 01:50 AM
I think getting opaque flesh-tone tights from a dancer's supply store would be good. Also, I think you could make it a little more modest without sacrificing the design.
As for the bodysuit... I think patching it together would be good. maybe try taking a bodysuit pattern and cutting it up? just make sure to add the 5/8 of an inch on each side of wherever you cut so you take into account the amount you are going to sew together.
if you do try it the other way.... well I am assuming you will use stretchy material (the bodysuit pattern I used called for 2-way stretch material). I think finding stretchy gold ribbon might be a problem. and you couldn't use any kind of paint that would crack with the bodysuit material stretching. (you could use fabric markers for that however).
As for the skirt, I assumed it attatched to the bodysuit across the back and a little in the front near the crotch but on closer examination of the pics, I wonder. still, I think attatching it to the bodysuit in front and back may just have to be done cause I can't think how else it would be held up. then to get the shape to stand up for above where it's sewn and around the rest of the skirt, probably use interfacing for stiff-ness, some ironing, the wire reinforcement, and....? not really sure ^^; sorry, hope someone can help you more.
good luck!

ShinWHO
12-18-2005, 01:42 AM
Well, this is a character I don't see done much in the states. One of the best-made versions I ever found is here on Yahoo Auctions Japan:
http://page10.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/m25200909
There's a lot of good, big pictures of it. It's an auction put up by a Japanese costume shop called Beezin, www.beezin.com.
My version of the costume has a bodysuit and cape made of white, purple and yellow cotton with a satin skirt. The skirt only attaches in the back with 2 clips (the 4 yellow studs you see at the top of her skirt in pictures). Surprisingly, there is a trick to it staying up. It's attached just high enough so that it rests on the hips and doesn't slide down. The key is that none of the parts (bodysuit, cape or skirt) stretch.

Euphoriic
12-30-2005, 03:51 PM
Ah, thanks so much for the help. It'll really come in handy whenever I do decide to make this costume. Right now, I'm so low on cash I couldn't imagine pouring it all into this costume, so Meer will just have to wait. -sniffle-
I appreciate the help, though. ^^