Last Updated: 01-12-2010
After I went to see the film "Coraline" back in February, I really wanted to put together another costume for Anime North 2009 since my ZIM cosplay was only worn on the Saturday of the con. Plus, I wanted to do something easy (and cheap!) that wouldn't take too much time to put together.
I wore this on Sunday at Anime North 2009. Unfortunately, my wig I ordered from Hong Kong didn't arrive in time (until the Wednesday after the con) and my hairclip broke while trying to glue it. And no one recognized me! >:(
Otakuthon 2009 was much better since I got my wig and had a better hairclip made. I got a ton of pictures taken on Sunday when I wore the costume. Everyone thought I was really cute. I'm hoping to wear it as a side cosplay if ever something happens to one of my main ones.
RAINCOAT- I found it at Value Village (where I usually look for cheap stuff for cosplays). In less than 2 minutes, I spotted it and yanked it off the rack but I was afraid it wasn't going to fit me, but it was the perfect size and style! And only $9!
CONDUCTOR'S HAT- Found at a local party store. Pricey ($15), but it's a really nice hat to wear outside the convention.
BOOTS - Bought these at Winners, although I was trying to find something that was less pricey. They have cute little bumblebee prints on them (which could link to all the insect themes in the film). It came to $40 plus tax ($45, but I think they overcharged me).
ORANGE SHIRT - Since it was warm out, I bought an orange t-shirt at American Apparel to wear under my raincoat. ($17)
WIG - Ordered off eBay from Hong Kong. Unfortunately, I was only able to get it a few days after Anime North since I ordered it too late. The wig is exceptionally nice in quality so I can still use it for other cosplays. ($25)
HAIR CLIP - Went to the Dollar Store and bought some random hairclips to use as the base. The first actual one I made was too heavy as I made it out of a heavy sculpting clay and broke before I could wear it at Anime North.
However, for Otakuthon, I used a sturdy cardboard that I found at work, painted it with acrylic paint and hot glued a craft hairclip to it. Lighter and less fragile, this version held up all day in my wig.
Total: $111.00 (CAN) (aprox.)
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