My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Last Updated: 07-16-2014
Been wanting to do a gijinka of Twilight Sparkle for quite some time, and I finally got to start making it in June of 2012. So, yay! Twilight's pretty well the pony equivalent of me, I love purple, and I actually don't see a whole lot of her being cosplayed compared to the other five. So, voila, my decision. I went, like usually seen, with a schoolgirlish design, with ears and horn, purple circle lenses for her eyes, and for my first few wears, "hoof" pieces on my legs with platformed heels in place of typical socks and shoes. Now, white and purple knee socks and white ballet flats.
The design consists of;
-Wig; A cosplay.com Clover in shadow blue, with the streaks of pink and purple taken from clip-on wefts from Claire's. Just had to trim the bangs and add the wefts.
-Horn; Made of cardstock, air-dry clay and held onto the wig with wire, painted with lavender acrylic paint.
-Ears; Made of lavender felt, using ArtemisMoon's tutorial for felt pony ears I found on dA. They're sewn onto the wig instead of pinned, which means I have to be extra-careful to not muss up the hair too much so as to not either pull all the hair out from under them or have big bunches of tangles on top. Or unsew them to fix it and put them back on again.
-Blouse; I found a lovely lavender blouse in a thrift shop, and embroidered her cutie mark onto it as a monogram. For Anime North 2014 I thrifted a new and better-fitting one, the old was getting too big as I'd lost a fair bit of weight and the colour was a little pale for me.
-Skirt; I made a pleated schoolgirl skirt from a grey, black and purple checked fabric; it's quite a nice fabric, although it took multiple Ironings to get the pleats to stay in and it still looks rumply. For 2014, however, with better equipment for pleating thanks to being in fashion school, I made a new and much nicer skirt. Proper zipper fastener, pleats hold nicely, etc.
-"Hoof" pieces and shoes; I decided at first to get the look of the pony legs instead of normal socks and shoes, so I made what's essentially flared lavender legwarmers, over a pair of heeled platform shoes to hide my feet underneath. Not fun walking all day in those... the snaps on the hoof pieces love to come undone. So now, I just wear purple knee socks and white ballet flats (from Schala).
I also thrifted a blue-purple cardigan and appliqued on a cutie mark for cold-weather wearing (which come to think of it, isn't all that often for me). And, as mentioned before, I'm wearing violet eos dollyeye circle lenses to get the big-eyed, purple-eyed effect, and false eyelashes, since I have practically no eyelashes and ponies have big ones (it also helps balance out the huge lenses and the vivid wigs when I have small eyes).
My Owloysius shoulder-puppet is courtesy of Midsummer Knight's Dream/Gryphon woodbaby puppets! I made the sparkly red bowtie and bought the little scroll-pouch from a crafter at Faery-fest.
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