Costumes In Progress

Sakura Kinomoto (Volume 5 Cover Battle Costume) - Card Captor Sakura Clear Card Arc
To be Completed For: Early 2020
Cost: $152
Status: 15% complete

Making this Sakura costume was kind of a random decision. Good Smile Company made a Nendoroid Petit of this particular battle costume, which was a cover outfit for volume 5 and is only found in the Manga. I really liked the formal look of the outfit and the mix of colours. It has a neat marching band or military vibe to it. I especially like the blend of pink and blue and the cute hat. I've been meaning to make more costumes of Sakura to get more use out of my Dream wand so this particular outfit really stood out to me. I already have a blouse pattern and I think I can throw together the math for working out a gathered skirt. I'm really digging all the neat elements like the epaulettes and the gold cording. I'm hoping those kinds of details won't throw me off, but I'm going to try to put this together for Anime North.

Homura Akemi (School Uniform) - Madoka Magica
To be Completed For: Anytime
Cost: $12
Status: 100% complete

This costume is actually something I always kind of intended to do back from when I made my Madoka school uniform in 2017. I figured I could wear the uniform again and Cosplay as Homura if I ever purchased a wig since she was my second favourite character in the series. Now the fact that I can use the wig for two costumes is convincing me to spring for a nice one. I'm planning on buying glasses to portray her timid version because I think the braids would be cute and would be a nice way to keep the wig in decent shape between wears as Homura with her hair out. Since my school uniform is done already and Homura pretty much wears it the same way as Madoka, this costume is already nearly ready to go. I ordered a hairband and I just need black knee high socks (or tights if I want to portray the more mature version of Homura).

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: 100% 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 was able to purchase a wig in 2017 that she styled for me as my Christmas present for that year. She also modified the dress as it was originally a tad small for me. Looking forward to wearing this to match a Peter Pan costume that she's planning to make for herself. (^^)

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!