Last Updated: 11-06-2011
If you ask me which is my favourite 2011 anime, I'd tell you that Steins;Gate and Madoka Magica are tied on my number one. I planned two cosplays for the biggest convention in my country, but I just HAD to make room for Kurisu since she's just awesome and I'm really obsessed with her, Okabe, the series and OkabexKurisu, and it's not a figure of speech. My boyfriend was going to be the best Okarin of the entire con and I love him so much for that and for being so in character :*
What I thought it was mostly a closet costume ended up with a couple of tough spots: boots were not completely accurate because I'm dumb and I realized I couldn't make boot covers that complicated in just a couple of days (they have a frontal zip and are reversible... I hope I can do them someday though). My sewing machine didn't want to cooperate with the fabric when I made the belt loops for the pants, which were bought, so I sewn and added them by hand. I made the belt and buckle myself without forgetting that little star, modified an old shirt (added bias, pocket, etc.) and straightened and revamped my old Mikuru wig (I know CHRISTINA's hair is longer, but I couldn't afford a new one, plus I love the color and it was more comfortable than wearing an absurdly long one :P). Her sweater was a little bit more complicated: I bought a white one with the highest percentage of cotton I could find, but the small amount of polyester in it made the brown dye look horrible, so I ended up painting it with fabric paint an a brush. It took me 3/4 days and it doesn't look flawless from up close, but I'm afraid it's the best I could do ;_; Cuffs and lower hem were cut prior to dying (I removed the front zip and pocket as well), I painted the black line on them with fabric paint and were sewn again after applying the brown paint. The little belts on her arms were made in a few minutes, and really helped making her sweater stay slightly off as she wears it. The red tie was bought as well.
Overall, it's a fun and comfortable cosplay, but a little bit more difficult than I imagined (mainly because I wanted everything to look as good and perfect as possible since it's supposed to be "normal clothing" after all, even if it doesn't look like it ^^u). But the quality time I spent with my MAD SCIENTIST, my awesome "baito senshi" and my little cute Mayushii really paid off :_3 (and we even had an unexpected and awesome Daru!). Thank you, my dear lab members, EL PSY CONGROO.
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