Cosplayer Shii Arisugawa > Costume of Yayoi Takatsuki from iDOLM@STER
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
- I started by making the jacket first, using the patterns provided by Angel Hearts! The only part that really gave me trouble was Heat'n Bonding the heart on the back (vectored by Sparkle Pipsi) as it involved a lot of precise cutting and ironing. XD A separate pattern was provided for the shorts, and the rest of the costume: scrunchies, wristbands, dress, and boot top covers I figured out on my own. It took me the longest to make the dress because I had to hand gather all the ruffles, and I messed up a few times trying to do the tiered layers properly because I didn't use a pattern. XD; Easy but tedious work, but I'm happy with how it turned out, and now I know what to do for next time. lmao
- Personal Thoughts:
- I never want to sew that much poplin ever again, my god but lemme say that fray check saved my life and sanity. I'm glad to have my first costume for Angel Hearts, YAY!! Yayoi's image color is orange, which I find amusing since that was my favorite color in high school... THIS IS FATE, IT WAS MEANT TO BE. ALWAYS 200% ENERGETIC!!
- Styling Notes
- The base wig used is "Lulu" which is also from Arda Wigs. I started off by trimming the front bangs, sectioning off the long side bangs, while the back is heavily thinned out. I started from the bottom going up, and layered it as much as possible using thinning shears.
I wanted the ponytails to look more ringlet-like as opposed to giant pouf balls, so I carefully took apart each curl and sectioned them off into 15-20 individual curls (rough estimate, they're a bit hard to count lol). I tried using AquaNet to set the curls but it wasn't holding, so I used got2b Spiking Glue diluted in a small bowl of water, and carefully smoothed it on, concentrating on the ends.
- Wig Review
- I had a lot of fun styling the ponytail clips, they've also held up nicely with me running around and performing at a con. lol