Uniqso Green Circle Lenses- Sugar Sugar Rune Cosplay

Welcome to my blog, everyone!

For my Sugar Sugar Rune cosplay I purchased green circle lenses from Uniqso.com. I chose Uniqso because it was the only cosplay-themed website I knew of that accepts PayPal and I found the perfect lenses for my cosplay.

Orange Wig and Green Circle Lenses

Orange Wig and Green Circle Lenses

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Introducing Sugar Sugar Rune Cosplay!

Happy first day of fall everyone!

I am happy to announce that I will be going to Youmacon 2015! I will be cosplaying as Chocolat Meilleure from the anime Sugar Sugar Rune alongside my sister who will be Vanilla Mieux. Cosplaying with us from the realm sugary goodness is my other sister who will be Sugar Rush’s own Vanellope von Schweetz from Wreck-It Ralph. (Hmm, it seems we have all have a thing for sweets). 😉

Chocolat and Vanilla- Bing Search Image

Chocolat and Vanilla- Bing Search Image

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Youmacon Buys 2013

I know, it’s already been a week and a half since the convention, but hey! My camera never made it to the computer, LOL! 🙂

So here they are, all of the things I got while I was at the convention!

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All of my convention goodies!~

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My three-day Artist badge!

 

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A red amigurumi bunny

 

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Either an alpaca or llama plush with a cute candy decoration

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Cool brown-tinted sunglasses

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The cool frames of my sunglasses

 

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Felt Hair Clips: Octopus, Heart, Onigiri, Mini Onigiri

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My buttons: Nyan cat and Gir in his dog disguise

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Mochi Kitties Lanyard

There you have it! I had a wonderful time at the convention. I was even able to go to one of Little Kuriboh’s panels and see a never-before-seen Yugioh Abridged series video! My cosplay as Chihiro worked out well; I only saw two other Chihiros, and neither of them wore yellow shoes! I may be a little biased, but I believe it’s safe to say that I had the best Chihiro cosplay in Artist’s Alley. :3

Thanks for reading,

~Christina

 

 

Complete Convention Cosplay

Oh my gosh, tomorrow the convention starts! So much to do, so little time. At least I have my cosplay as Chihiro from Spirited Away complete! 😀 Here it is!

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Fox Ear Headband (Not from Spirited Away), Green Striped T-shirt, Pink Shorts, Yellow Tennis Shoes

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Chihiro’s T-shirt

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Chihiro’s Shorts

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Black Fleece Leggings

Yes, fleece leggings. It’s gotten so cold here in Michigan that I couldn’t even bring myself to consider wearing shorts without something else underneath. Don’t worry, it still works with the outfit!

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My Awesome Yellow Shoes!

They are awesome! 🙂

 

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Fox Ear Headband

My kind and generous sister gave me a pair. She apparently remembered how sad I was when my last pair finally broke a few years ago. Others are being sold in Artist’s Alley!

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Brain Slugs

Of course I have to have some reason to explain my morning, zombie-like expression! The brain slug on the left was given to me two years ago. The pink brain slug on the right was a birthday present this year. Both were made by different people!

 

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Crocheted Strawberry Earrings

This is the last accessory for my cosplay, not that Chihiro wore earrings. They’re just so cute. I know it sounds silly, but these little buddies were actually the reason why I got my ears pierced! 🙂 If you like, you could get a pair, too, and a lot of other things if you go to Pocket Sushi’s Etsy shop.

Well, that concludes my cosplay series. Hope you enjoyed it!

Next up, Youmacon!

~Christina

If you missed anything, get the lowdown here:

Youmacon Convention Cosplay Part 1

Youmacon Convention Cosplay Part 2: Shorts

Youmacon Convention Cosplay Part 3: Shoes

Complete Convention Cosplay

 

Youmacon Convention Cosplay Part 2: Shorts

Hello!

If you’ve been following along, you know that I will be attending an anime convention called Youmacon, in which I will be cosplaying as Chihiro from Spirited Away. I already have made Chihiro’s green striped shirt, and now here’s the progress photos of making her pink shorts:

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I decided to use Simplicity pattern 2721 to make my shorts. All I needed to do was modify the lounge pant pattern.

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I did that by shortening the pattern and cutting the pieces out. After I basted the pieces, I tried it on and made a few alterations.

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Sewing along the alteration line

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The new seam

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Serging

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The Tapered Hem

After hemming, I sewed the crotch seam.

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My Awesome Tag

I’ve found that the front and back of shorts and pants are very hard to differentiate when they are unmarked. Thus, I made a simple tag, just so I now which way to put them on. (So sad, I know).

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Cutting the elastic

This is industrial elastic that I cut to 3/4″ width. Warning: Do not try this with regular store-bought elastic. It won’t work. You’ve been warned, bwa-ha-ha! 😀

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Showing off my tag

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Finished Casing

Last thing to do, the elastic casing!

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Done! I’m still waiting to finish the last piece for my cosplay: Painting the shoes yellow. (Almost like painting the roses red, LOL).  🙂 Time’s running out; the convention’s this week!!!

Until next time,

~Christina

Youmacon Convention Cosplay Part 1

Youmacon Convention Cosplay Part 2: Shorts

Youmacon Convention Cosplay Part 1

Youmacon is an anime convention that comes to Detroit, MI once a year; this year I will be helping my sister with her table in Artist’s Alley, which is a place where people can sell their creations during the convention. 

Youmacon is a popular culture event similar to most “Comic Cons”, however instead of focusing on comic books, Youmacon is a celebration of Japanese popular culture and its influence on our own culture over the past few decades. Common themes throughout the event are Anime (Japanese animation), Video Games, Japanese style artwork and comics, and the rising internet culture influenced by all of the above….”

This year I will be cosplaying as Chihiro from Spirited Away, a movie by Studio Ghibli.

“…Wearing costumes, or “Cosplay” as it’s known at conventions, is very popular with attendees of Youmacon. It is not uncommon to walk into a pair of Italian plumbers in overalls on the escalator, only to meet someone dressed as Edward Elric or Master Chief from Halo minutes later.”

Here’s a striped t-shirt that I made from scratch to match Chihiro’s:

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Chihiro’s Striped T-Shirt

 

Sometime soon I hope to bring you a tutorial on how to make your own shirt!

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Showing off the sleeve

I made it into a medium (a size larger than I am) to have the same effect as it was in the movie.

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The Collar

To complete the outfit, I need yellow tennis shoes and pink shorts. Any type of yellow shoes are almost non-existent, so I have resorted to trying out paint on an old pair. I have the fabric to make the shorts, but now I need to either find a shorts pattern that can work or modify a pants pattern. It will be a sacrifice to wear shorts in the cold, mid-fall weather, but it’ll be worth it! 🙂

Thanks for reading!

~Christina