Cosplayer Roserevolution > Costume of Professor Juniper from Pokemon
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
- Skirt- easy peasy miniskirt with zipper, I've used this pattern for several costumes. I would like to remake it in a thicker fabric to prevent it from wrinkling so easily.
Tank top- closet ;)
Coat- This is Simplicity 5311, which I also used for Kokonoe (SCIENCE!) I modified the front, so it actually doesn't close, and added the pockets. The collar was drafted to be taller in the front then the back. Ah, anime clothing logic. I used a heavyweight interfacing to help it stay up. I dyed white twill to be light blue using Procion dye in ice blue, but it came out more lavender after 2 dye baths. Hmm...it looks ok, but I'm not 100% thrilled with the color. Live and learn.
Earrings: painted foamie.
Shoes: White slip-ons from Target with red vinyl detail added.
My husband was a big help patterning the pockets and making the shoe and earring details. He also purchased the Minccino plush for me.
- Personal Thoughts:
- When Pokemon Black & White finally featured a female professor, I was excited. Then I found out she has a chinchilla pokemon (minccino), and it was destiny. This costume kept getting pushed further and further back, but I'm so happy I took my time with it!
- Styling Notes
- Juniper's hairstyle changes from every angle. I chose to stick with her anime style, and focused on making it look good on a real person. It's like a beehive ponytail? IDK, anime logic. There's a felt and batting to give the bump its shape, and another in the ponytail. I carefully stitched the bump to the wig, then glued a layer of hair over it. I next laid a layer of hair on top to make it look more natural and less glued. I pinned that down, the gathered the hair in a high ponytail using DizzyLizzy's method- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX19eVm73GY This took a lot of effort, as the wig was thinner than I expected. Once I was happy with it I wrapped hair around the ponytail base, then shaped the ponytail into a bump and tapered and trimmed until I was happy with it. It's surprisingly comfortable to wear.
- Wig Review
- Gorgeous color and easy to work with, I just wish it wasn't quite so thin on the sides. This color is fairly close to my real hair, so I wasn't too concerned, but would add wefts or use a different wig for a future updo. The bangs were great for this character, so it balanced out.