Last Updated: 07-15-2012
I fell hopelessly in love with Ringo after only a few episodes of Mawaru Penguindrum. She's now made it to my list of favorite anime characters of all time, along with Stocking and Homura.
I made everything myself, and pretty much within three days. I'm going to be remaking the skirt before ALA at the beginning of January; for some reason the pleats don't make any sense in the show. The very obviously look like box pleats (to me at least) but people have told me to do a box pleat in the center with knife pleats fanning out from it, so that's my plan.
The blouse took the most time. I didn't have my pattern with me, so I just freehanded all of it. Actually, in a stroke of destiny, after cutting out and serging the sleeves and armholes, they somehow fit perfectly without me measuring anything.
I seriously tried to remake the collar like three times, and eventually ran out of fabric, but I'm still now happy with it.
I love the tie though, and the knot in front is my favorite! I totally bs'd it; I cut out the two sides, sewed them down under the collar on the shoulder seam, and then slid each side into a small tube of fabric that I made.
The wig is iffy for me; it's adorable and silky smooth but it's way too flat for Ringo's hair. I think I'll actually use my own hair instead since it's already the correct cut and color, plus it's super thick and people sometimes think it's a wig on its own.
I really love Ringo so much, and have been told that I'd be good at cosplaying her. It's my fate!
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