Costumes In Progress

Kagome Higurashi - Inuyasha
To be Completed For: Fall 2017
Cost: $125
Status: 90% complete

It's been nearly 15 years since I originally Cosplayed as Kagome way back in 2002. It was only my second ever official Cosplay costume and it was made mostly by my mom back when I was in high school. I barely did any of the sewing myself and it was made out of thin broadcloth. Not to mention, when I originally wore the costume, I didn't even have a wig. It's such an old costume that I wasn't even wearing makeup when I Cosplayed her! It's honestly not a terrible costume especially since it was one of my first ones, but I think after nearly 15 years and with my own hands, I can re-make the costume from scratch and improve the design a bit. If nothing else, it'll be a great way to see how far I've come with sewing. Shouldn't be a particularly hard costume to make especially after just making the complicated Madoka Magica uniform. I have the materials for it, I purchased a bow kit for the prop from eBay and I have an Arda wig.

Dilandau - Vision of Escaflowne
To be Completed For: Anime North 2015
Cost: $876
Status: Commissioning Ammie to make it - 100% complete

This is a dream Cosplay of mine. Dilandau has always been one of my favourite Anime characters; in fact, he is my favourite Anime villain. I've had my eye on Cosplaying him pretty much since I started Cosplaying in 2001 and I don't think I'll ever quite get to the skill level where I can make this costume and do it justice. I decided to commission my friend Ammie to make it for me as she's made several costumes for me (like all my Sailor Scout fukus and my Nurse Lolita Rebecca Chambers costume) so I know the costume will be top notch! My awesome friend Adrien will be making my sword for me. He previously made my S.T.A.R.S. pistol for Rebecca and my Silence Glaive for Saturn so it's sure to be an awesome prop! This costume is going to break the bank a bit, but it'll be worth it to finally wear a dream costume! Update August 2015: The costume was technically done for AN, but there were some issues with the fit because I was unable to try the costume on as Ammie was making it. I wore it briefly on Saturday of AN, but it still needed some work. In July 2015 I visited Ammie and she fixed up various parts of the costume including taking in the jacket and pants, reducing the collar, adding interfacing to the boot tops, painting the boots and she helped me style the high bangs into the wig. Adrien is just putting the finishing touches on an updated version of the belt to match the sword he made so the costume should be good to go later on in 2017. Update November 2017: The costume is now complete as Adrien has helped me finish remaking the belt. It's almost winter now so I won't be able to do a shoot this year, but hopefully next spring I'll arrange for an Escaflowne shoot with Pan as Merle.

Wendy Darling - Peter Pan
To be Completed For: Summer 2017
Cost: $71
Status: 70% complete

This is another surprise costume! This was a Christmas present for 2016 from my friend Ammie. She made me the dress and hair bow. I just need to figure out a wig and get shoes. I also need to let out some of the seams in the bodice because I haven't double checked my measurements in the last year and it's a tad small. XD Looking forward to wearing this because the dress is super cute!

Candy Corn Costume - Costume Quest
To be Completed For: Winter 2017
Cost: $0
Status: 100% complete

This costume was a bit of a surprise. I've been talking with some friends for years about Cosplaying from Costume Quest. Several years ago Pan made a costume of the State of Liberty from the game. I could never settle on a costume to make, but eventually I decided that I wanted to make the Candy Corn design. I had been looking in 2016 for the right colours of fleece for it with no luck when my awesome friend Pan surprised me by gifting me the costume! She made it for me as a Christmas gift in 2016. :D She made the costume out of polar fleece that she found while on a trip to the States and even made a cute hat for it to match the game design. I already have a wig, the purple shirt and sneakers ready to go and she made the hair clip for me. I just have to borrow a crinoline under dress from Pan and the costume is good to go! (^^) It was a really sweet and touching gift! I'm looking forward to wearing this with my friends this year and organizing a Costume Quest shoot this fall!

Super Sailor Chibi Moon - Sailor Moon SuperS
To be Completed For: Summer 2014
Cost: $121.50
Status: 100% complete

This costume was a gift from my friend Ammie for my birthday in 2012. It was so sweet of her! I purchased the Chibi Moon wig that I had previously borrowed from her when I wore Ammie's Eternal Sailor Chibi Moon costume at Fan Expo a few years ago and after collecting a few accesssories, my costume is now ready to wear. I'm not quite sure which con I'm going to wear this to, but it should be at some point in 2017. Hopefully I'll be able to do a shoot with Ammie in her gorgeous Super Sailor Moon costume!