Last Updated: 12-07-2012
My friend ShamanRenji asked me if i was interested to join her Pokemon group for F.A.C.T.S 2012. On my so very infinite list of cosplays (which i still want to do some day) I had Mimi from the original S1 series.
I loved the first season of Digimon. I watched it while it aired a long time ago and i favored it above pokemon since there was less repetition in it. Mimi really was a pain in the butt during half the season, but it was nice to see her grow. She had to be cosplayed by me once anyways. Big hat... Ya know?
- F.A.C.T.S 2012 (Belgium) - Sunday
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It took me a while to decide which material i would use to make this hat. The shape wouldn't be so smooth with chicken wire. Cardboard would not curl like i wanted it to. Other materials wouldn't be sturdy enough. I try to keep everything waterproof so i had to look into more expensive materials and eventually decided to make Mimi's hat out of Wonderflex. I still had a lot of old wonderflex lying around (the one that didn't have a smooth surface yet) and i switched to using worbla for most of my materials so i figured it wasn't being used anymore aka what the heck. ^^
I think i made the top (that fits around my head) a tiny bit too small, but it's still ok since the hat doesn't go over my whole head. Getting the fabric nice and smooth actually took quite some time. I tried glueing the fabric onto the wonderflex. But that was a bad idea, since the superglue only glued the fabric to my fingers in stead of the fabric to the wonderflex. In the end i ended up sewing it all by hand together and stiching it in several parts on the wonderflex as well (which isn't easy task).
I tried to make as much accessories as possible for this cosplay. It's a rather easy costume to make so i wanted to put a lot of effort into the details.
A few days before the convention i was going to wear this costume on, i realized that i wanted to have a digivice and a digicrest. Oh shit! I still had some fimo clay lying around and decided i would just give it a go and try to make both accessories in one evening. Since i kind of rushed these they don't look SUPER great, but acceptable (if you look at them from afar *laughs*).
I tried buying shoes in the shape of Mimi's shoes since little boots like that are sold by the millions. The funny fact is that i found THE perfect shoes (only in black and ones that should be used as house slippers). I tried them on and instantly fell in love with them. Which ment that i wasn't going to use them for cosplay anymore. A few days later i found my old house slippers (which i never wore, because they're not really comfortable) and decided to transform those (with a little bit of craftfoam) into Mimi's shoes.
Lastly i decided to also make Mimi's bag. I tried to measure out a bag that i had and use it as a model to make Mimi's bag. I'm not sure why, but afterwards it came out a bit smaller then i really wanted to. I decided to keep the bag anyways, since i'm not really sure what the real size of Mimi's bag is anyways since every ref picture show a somewhat different size
have fun ~~
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