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Unread 07-03-2013, 02:45 AM   #1
Kokoro Hane
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Red face Default Vocaloid Meiko [a non midriff variation]

So, my mom helped me finally get the shirt modified for my Vocaloid Meiko cosplay! I'm not very comfortable showing my midriff, so I wanted to do a non-midriff variation.

Here's a picture of the finished product so far;
http://kokorohane.deviantart.com/art...Test-382556573
Reference; http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...ps8b9446ed.jpg

I'm thinking the top should be cut shorter, because I am going to wear a black undershirt underneath it, so even if the shirt were midriff length, I can still cover it and it'd give a cool layered look, which I think would look more Meiko than this. However, due to constraints on time, would this still be OK to go as and would people even see me as Meiko?

Also, should I do the variation where she has black trim down the middle, so it looks more like a jacket vest? Even if I cannot do it for AX, I can always update it for the next con~

Thanks in advanced!
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Unread 07-03-2013, 12:09 PM   #2
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I understand that you're doing a different version for modesty reasons, but honestly, I wouldn't recognize you. Your costume looks like a variation on Velma. I think your idea to cut the dress into a top and bottom and wearing an undershirt would help tremendously. As it is you're already going to have to compensate for the difference in skirt (straight vs flared) and collar (t shirt vs v-neck+mandarin), you know?
If you do that, it'll be good to go.

Some suggestions for you, for next time you wear this cosplay:
I'd use a bit of fabric paint (purchasable from Walmart, Hobby Lobby, AC Moore, etc) and a stencil (cardboard with the shape cut out) for the yellow thing on her shirt. If you get some red gloves before time runs out, do the same for the grey bits on the back.
What I do for those tube arm things is cut off the end of a tube sock, by the heel. It's about the same size as your arm and it bends with you without being uncomfortable.
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Unread 07-03-2013, 03:23 PM   #3
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Ah, thank you so much for your input! Thankfully I still have time tomorrow to cut the shirt, 'cause I wasn't very satisfied with this look either (LOL, Velma? Now that I look at it....) and I kinda figured cutting it shorter with the black undershirt showing would still make her recognizeable as Meiko.

And thanks for the suggestions on how to update it for next con! It actually seems very easy to do.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 07:04 PM   #4
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I would have made it out of a different fabric, preferably PVC. Anyway, I like the idea of a long shirt! I am not comfortable with showing all that skin >_<
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Unread 07-04-2013, 10:26 PM   #5
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I've heard that PVC doesn't breathe very well-- Also, I think she had the shirt already and altered it to make it into the costume.
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