Cosplayer matsuki > Costume of Mami Tomoe from Madoka Magica
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
- Corset: Since Mami's underbust corset has yellow stripes on it, I made them into boning channels for support. I drafted my own pattern according to my measurements.
Everything (corset, blouse, hair pieces, hat, arm warmers, gloves, skirt, wig styling) was made by me except for the socks and boots.
- Personal Thoughts:
- This was my first serious cosplay coming out of my hiatus. It was so much fun cosplaying with a group of friends. To be honest, I was reluctant to watch this series but my friend (Airyo) sat me down one day for a marathon of the anime and I really enjoyed it.
- Styling Notes
- The wig came with a ponytail extension- which I took apart to add more volume and length to the pigtails I tied on the base wig. I used two balloons, wrapped each pigtail around them, and added generous layers of clear tacky glue to create Mami's big curls. When the fibers dried, I popped the balloons and trimmed each pigtail for a cleaner look. It was kind of a gamble- I wasn't sure if this method was going to work but I'm glad (and thankful) that it did!