- Construction Details:
The wig was my sister's old Orihime wig. It was originally from the ebay seller cosplaywigs. My friend, Amanda, helped me style the wig since I had never created handmade wefts before. We used the long extra hair for the wefts and pulled the wig in a side ponytail. The back was cut shorter because we were unsure if we could get it in the pony well, without more wefts than we had. However, I do believe it would had been possible to bring it up. If I ever redo the wig, I will buy a wig made for pigtails. There are some ugly bands I was unable to hide with how I styled it...
The yellow top is made of cotton. It was made using Simplicity's 8523 pattern. The pattern was just shortened because Misty shows off her belly. I also bought red suspenders from Hot Topic and created the little triangles on them from foam. I painted them gold and superglued them onto the clips of the suspenders. However, due to the size of the triangles I made, the suspender clips barely open. I bought some shorts were Sears, however, I could not find plain shorts like those from the 90's! They all had strips on them! The ones I finally bought were folded up a little and tacked down.
The shoes were originally plain red Converse that I altered. I painted the heel and tongue white with about 20 layers of fabric paint! Surprisely, my sister's Ash shoes were easier to cover despite being black. After the painting was over I cut out the "thunderbolt" like designs in felt and hand-sewed them onto the shoes.
I haven't finished making Misty's bag yet but I have a pattern for it. Lastly, Togepi is an old toy I borrowed from my sister.
- Personal Thoughts:
- My friends were planning to make a Pokemon group and I wanted to join. Basically all the characters were taken, even James, who I had made in the past. I was told the girl who was going to be Misty was "ify" about making it so I decided to make my own Misty costume. The outfit looked easy and I had wanted to dress as Misty for Halloween when I was a child and never was able. Plus Misty had always been my favorite female character in Pokemon! It's fun being Pokemon characters!
- Styling Notes
- My friend helped me style this. It was a long wig I got from Cosplay-wig. We cut it, brought it into a ponytail, and added wefts. I think I may redo this wig in the future. There is a bald spot I hate...