Star Date outfit
Last Updated: 06-22-2011
Version 1.1 (2010):
Not all that complicated costume, but sadly, this did not save me from all the troubles related to the construction of it. Moreover, mini shorts + tricot blouse + Finland in April = NOT a good combination.
Blouse & shorts (+ headband) - These were both relatively easy, but the light blue fabric (lycra tricot) of the blouse was a PAIN to sew. T__T
Shoes - Not very surprisingly, my "flawless" timetable failed and I needed to construct the shoecovers in one weekend. There are many things that I could've done better, and thus, I'm not too pleased with them. The biggest problem, however? I can force my feet in just barely, because the zippers I bought are slightly too short.
Wig - Purchased from the eBay seller Ayanamisatoru. I first intended to get a different wig, but sadly, the other eBay seller failed me big time, so after solving the issue with the said seller, I needed to get another one in about two week's notice. Luckily, Ayanamisatoru was able to provide both friendly service AND fast shipping. This fellow did its job well!
Necklace - More bad luck with another eBay seller; to date, I still haven't received the necklace I intended to use. Hence, the necklace in the picture is literally last minute: two days prior to the con, I grabbed the first heart-shaped necklace I saw at a department store and painted it. I didn't even have time to wait for the paint to dry fully before adding the varnish layer, so it's slightly sticky even now. >.<
Bracelets, earring (not visible), sunglasses, overknees - Bought.
- shorts, headband: tricot/cotton jersey
- blouse: tricot & lycra tricot
- shoes: base shoes (a pair of Gabor shoes found at flea market), satin, fabric stiffener (ironable), 2 zippers
Planning to wear this costume again in 2011, with some improvements (most notably, new shoecovers).
Version 1.2 (22/6/2011):
Costume upgraded & new photos added! The costume was upgraded with the following:
- New shoecovers. And this time, I'm very happy with these! The covers were glued on a pair of "granny-style" shoes I found at a flea market, making them by far my most comfortable cosplay shoes.
- New overknees. The old ones weren't actually that bad, but I could help being unhappy with the colour: it was very off, and moreover, neither online or local stores offered anything better. My solution? Being a capable knitter, I searched and bought some perfectly coloured sock yarn (bless Ravelry!) and knitted the overknees. Yes, KNITTED. The process was long and nerve-wracking towards the end (I stared the second sock one week before Bakacon '11), but in the end, the insane amount of knitting work was worth it. Love them to bits!
- New necklace. Like with the previous one, I purchased a heart-shaped necklace (only with a bigger heart this time), hand painted it with acrylic paint and added varnish for a final touch. I didn't like the chain that came with the new necklace, so I used that of the old one.
Please log in or register to view comments.