Cosplayer Rie > Costume of Jenna from Golden Sun: The Lost Age
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
Version 1 (worn at AI 2012) - The whole thing was actually pretty easy. I just used my old Halloween costume as a base, and worked from there. The most effort went into the vest. Mitered corners are hard... I sewed in some hook-and-eyes for closure, and custom-dyed the rope. It was my first time doing eyelets, and I used the hammer method with and extra-large eyelets... Of course I ended up hitting myself a few times, but it was totally worth it! I'm really proud of the end result.
Version 2 (worn at AI 2014) - I got a new wig from EpicCosplay and sewed in some wig clips. which was fun. I learned that I can't put things BACK into ponytails after taking them out though, so my fiance had to do it for me oops. I remade the vest, so it's made out of different fabric now and the mitered corners look much better. The closure on the skirt was also fixed. And I remade the cape with a sort of half-circle skirt pattern, as opposed to the awkward rectangle thing that it was previously.
- Personal Thoughts:
- I JUST LOVE THIS SERIES YOU GUYS. I first made this costume in 8th grade as my "final Halloween costume"--I wanted to go out with a bang. It was much simpler and was definitely more of a Halloween costume than a cosplay. I remade it this year because I couldn't get over the nostalgia. Next year my boyfriend will be joining me as Isaac, and I can't wait!!
- Styling Notes
- - The ponytail on the base wig was not very well-done--it was messy and the netting was showing in some places--so I had to take it to my cosmetologist friend to fix it and move the ponytail higher on the head. Even then, it hurt really bad to wear it...so I couldn’t ;-; If I can get some spare time I might wrestle with it again.
- Wig Review
- I'm only wearing the ponytail clip in the pictures—I got lucky because the Spanish Brown color that Arda has is apparently almost the exact same color as my actual hair! I had issues with the base wig, so that’s why the low rating. It’s really nice quality though and I wish I could wear the whole thing without causing myself massive pain!!
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