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Unread 01-14-2008, 11:41 PM   #1
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Question Vocaloid (Hatsune Miku) cosplay help

Ok so. I'm new to cosplay and finally got the chance to do it since my friend invited me to AX this July. I know that is a long ways off but I am going to work slowly on this costume since I want it to look good :P
SO I was wondering if anybody had any tips for making the pleated skirt, the keypad-ish rectangle on her sleeves, and getting the wig into pigtails such as Miku's. (I'll probably be ordering the Cleo wig (http://amphigory.com/wigs_cleo.html) or the Ivy one.)
Here are some references of her:
Thi one is somebody's cosplay of her that I found on DeviantArt
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Unread 01-15-2008, 11:55 AM   #2
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For putting wigs into pigtails, you'll actually want to get a shorter wig and make the pigtails out of extensions. It's far too much weight on the wig to pull the entire thing into pigtails. You should be able to find some information on that in the Wigs and Hair forum here.

Some of the other things can be found with a forum search, too. I know there have been threads on making pleated skirts before.
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Unread 01-16-2008, 08:00 PM   #3
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Really? I thought the extensions might be a bit harder because I would probably half to dye them XD I'll go take a look at the Wigs forum and look around for a thread about making pleated skirts then. Thanks a lot
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Unread 02-20-2008, 03:51 PM   #4
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ahaha ^^ i'm planning on doing MikuMiku, too, and had the same question about the keypad-like print on her arm. there were two japanese cosplayers i found via google [including the one you showed], and i'm just not sure if they screenprinted it or what. . . because one of the girls did it on vinyl fabric @_@ the Ivy wig also looked good to me, but i agree with everyone on getting a short wig & adding extensions. . u.u
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Unread 05-29-2008, 10:45 PM   #5
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I'll e doing this outfit too :3

I'm having a problem just finding the correct color. I'm not allowed to dye anything else in my house so thats out of the question. and finding matching colors is almost imposable
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Unread 12-19-2009, 08:39 AM   #6
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I just bought a wig and I cannot get it to go into pig tails its driving me insane >< I cant afford to get the extensions >< How do I make mine work?
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Unread 12-19-2009, 11:59 AM   #7
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haha I'll be doing this costume later at Anime 0asis 2010!
well all the Miku cosplayers I've talked to have either 1. ordered their wig pre-styled with detachable twintails or 2. done what the above posts say
either way would work, but the first option would be a bit more pricey, I'm guessing.

as for the pleated skit, try this:

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Unread 12-20-2009, 04:58 PM   #8
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Yeah, your best bet for a high-pigtailed wig like Miku's is to get it premade. If you just google "Hatsune Miku wig" there are quite a few results to choose from.
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Unread 12-28-2009, 07:25 PM   #9
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Being only a new cosplayer, I don't have much to add/help. But, I did meet a cosplayer dressed as Miku at a con I went to recently. Here's the picture, maybe it will help you?


You can't see it, but she had the keypad thing as a sort of sticker, stuck on her arm. I love the fact she did her nails and even dyed her eyebrows to match!
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