Schala

Chrono Trigger

Last Updated: 05-30-2012


At long last I finally made this cosplay, after having to postpone it for three years from a mix of lack of skills and finances. But I finally got to start it in late 2010, and it couldn't be more magnificent. This is also a partner to my boyfriend Furilas' Magus cosplay (on my profile, and his too). And much to my absolute delight, we entered Schala and Prophet Magus in the Con-G 2012 masquerade and brought home a Best in Division. Yay! (Our skit- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2P86fWrFPM&list=UUbYpgwc-cLzd3xFQCrKUGww&index=16&feature=plcp )

It consists of....
-Wig; Base wig is cosplay.com's X-02 in teal- one for the wig itself, and almost a whole other one for harvesting wefts. Certainly difficult, since I was determined to not stub a wig and instead recreate Schala's big pontail with a hip-length wig. But the wig fiber is super silky and smooth, and adding detangler BEFORE starting and as I go helps a lot. Sadly, my first attempt at a ponytail failed, so I had to take it all down, wash the wig out and try something else (this time, a sort of clip-on method). Seems to be true to every time I make Chrono trigger cosplays; nothing works on the first try. XD I also improved the wig a bit more for Con-G 2012 and afterward.

-Earrings; Modded silver base earrings into her weird circley things. I also had to re-do them beforehand, because my circles were made of fail and I decided to do solid, brassy disks instead of my first thought of what her earrings were shaped (like circles on chains).

-Pendant; Made largely by my boyfriend, and no ordinary plain pendant, either. Thanks to his programming skills and general tech savviness, it actually glows. And glows when I press a small sensor taped to my left hand, so I can make it glow on cue as if I was actually casting a spell with it. Photos and videos will be around eventually to show its glow effect. For our prototype pendant, though, it certainly was finicky. Connections kept coming loose and it needed repairing several times through the convention. And because of the wiring underneath it and under my dress, it doesn't quite hang centered. Luckily the new pendant made with more durable tech and a smaller chip worked a lot better, but only got worn for two cons before I unofficially retired the costume (I'm sure I'll put it on again...)

-Shoes; Just plain white ballet flats, bought at Walmart. Took me MONTHS to find them and in my size... oh, and I just HAD to add in weird socks underneath. Purple striped knee socks. XD

-Dress; Altered pretty heavily from Butterick pattern B4377 (also had to make a mockup first). I added quite a few hidden features to it; a side-seam pocket on the skirt to carry my wallet and such, bustling hooks in the skirt to walk in it easier, and the collar is detachable (for both the pattern design being weird and for being able to put the pendant on with the wiring) and held in place with about half a dozen snaps. AND there's inside pockets in the sleeves for the pendant battery pack, and one underneath the collar for the arduino chip. It's made from Duchesse satin, since I wanted something more regal looking for a princess character than a lightweight linen or cotton fabric. Did it ever cost me. X_X But it's so worth it for a dress that awesomely flowy...
(Also, the pinkish shade in most of the photoshoot photos isn't the actual shade. The light level messed up the colours big time and we didn't catch it until it was too late. The other shots are the right colour.)

Awards

Novice Best in Division- Con-G 2012

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ShinobiXikyu

Canada



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Character Schala
Series Chrono Trigger
Costume Views 2011
Favorites 3
Comments 5
Upload Date 02-13-2011
Debuted Anime North 2011
Retired Anime North 2013 (for now, not definite)

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