Monday, November 3, 2014

My Daughter's Cosplay

I think I mentioned earlier that I was busy helping my daughter and her friend with their cosplay costumes as they were attending the Youmacon convention in Detroit this past weekend. I have been making their costumes since they have been participating in anime conventions for the last 6 years now. This year they were characters from a Manga series of novels called Trinity Blood. I don't know much about the storyline, but I know the characters they dressed as were vampires. I have been teaching my daughter to sew, so she made the sashes, head bands and vests (with my help) and I made the white tunics and remade the pants.

Here are a couple of pictures of their costumes:




My daughter is the one in the blond wig (her natural hair color is black). The white jackets were lined and have a lot of detail. They turned out pretty good and I think they had a lot of fun. My daughter told me that they got a lot of compliment on their costumes, so I guess this was a success! 

Now that this is done, I can get back to making doll diorama items and back to taking pictures and telling doll stories! 

Stay tuned!


16 comments:

  1. These costumes are wonderful! You've been teaching your daughter very well....

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    1. I was happy with how they turned out. Also, happy to report that my daughter is getting better at sewing, so maybe next time I will only have to guide her, but she can do most of it herself!

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  2. Great job from both you and your daughter, the costumes are beautiful!

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    1. Thanks! She and her friend think I am the "cool" mom!

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  3. The costumes! Oh, I was hoping to get to see these!

    The white tunics look difficult -- or, rather, they look perfect, but they contain lots of bits that alarm and confuse me.

    I don't know the characters, either, but these sure look good.

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    1. The white tunics were very difficult. They picked a very difficult pattern and the instructions were very confusing. There were 8 pieces just to make the skirt part and the lining was the same. I had to improvise to get it to look like the characters outfits.

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  4. They look adorable in their costumes! Your daughter did a good job on the sashes, vests, and headbands. You did an amazing job on the rest!

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    1. Thank you! She is learning! One nice thing is that there are some pretty large pieces of the fabrics left, so I get to keep the leftovers to make things for my dolls!

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  5. You and your daughter did an awesome job on the costumes. I love seeing family pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I am so glad they are finally done. Now I can get back to work on my dios!

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  6. I think the look great and yes the costumes are the bomb. I watch the show with my son sometimes. Anyhoo I my cousin daughter is big on that and I didn't even know about it. They look great!

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    1. Thanks, Brini. Glad you like the costumes!

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  7. Wow...I am so impressed by these costumes! Job well done, for sure! I'm not too familiar with this novel, but the costumes are really cool. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Farrah Lily. The costumes did turn out very nice. They both got a lot of compliments at the convention.

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  8. Super impressed with your skills!

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    1. Thanks, Muff! Now I need to start making some doll clothes too.

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