Last Updated: 06-07-2010
Everything was made by myself, except for the basic part of the shorts. I originally bought a skort in the little girls' section of a thrift store (because nothing else is small enough to fit me). I cut off the skort part and modified the top of the shorts to have the slit. I then used the rest of the skort to make the bikini top. :)
The boot covers were the part I was most worried about; I didn't have the boots I was going to use for Yoko (I borrowed them from a friend), and so I couldn't fit them exactly to the boots and had to make them as generic as possible so that they could go over any pair of boots... but the bootcovers ended up working perfectly. I used a bit of red duct tape to fix them to the base of the boots, and viola! They were perfect, and I was glad I put in so much work into them.
The jacket was almost a nightmare; I'd originally ordered one because I didn't feel like making a jacket (and I started this costume while school was in session, so I didn't have time)... anyway, to make a long story short, the jacket never arrived and I had to rush out to the fabric store two days before the convention to find the right vinyl to make the jacket. I found only .8 yards and against all odds, I managed to make the jacket by the end of the day. I added all the details to it the next day (aka the day before the convention), and I was extremely pleased with it. :) It turned out better than any jacket I could have modified!!!
I was very afraid to wear this costume (I could attract creepers and I didn't like showing so much skin), but... surprisingly I loved how the costume turned out and I ended up wearing it for all of Sunday because I wanted to keep wearing it!
People were also very nice to me... I only had one annoying comment shouted at me ("Hey sexy!"), but everyone else was very polite. One girl even gave me a lollipop, and one guy came up to me and handed me a very cute postcard of Yoko and he said, "Yoko, I saw you across the room and bought this for you!" It was very sweet and I felt so flattered, both by the gifts and with how many complitments I got for looking good as Yoko. :)
I also got loads of compliments on the rifle! It was my pride and joy - it took about a week of on-and-off work, and... I absolutely love it. I made it as accurately as possible out of PVC, foamboard, a few water bottles, a shampoo bottle, waterbottle lids, craft foam, and even a plastic water gun! I then spraypainted the whole thing and added whatever other details I needed to.
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