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Mew Mint?

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:11 am
by kiki_bunny23
Ok so I have the items to make a mew mint [mint from tokyo mew mew] cosplay outfit but I just have one problem...I have no idea to go about making it. I have pictures of all the things I have but I still have to get hair dye [or something because I'm not allowed to get a wig], blue contacts [or whatever color her eyes are], and things to make the wings, tail, and arrow.

If anyone could help with a pattern or something that would be great because I don't know how to get started on it [I've only made a dress before and it was fitted at the top but wasn't at the bottom] and everytime my friend comes to help, we get sidetracked. So yea....but I have until June '09 to get it done but I wanna get used to it and stuff, and wear it around to see if anything needs to be adjusted.

But if you can help I will forever be in debt. Thanks

All Items
One type of border stuff(what I will most likely use)
The other border stuff
The thread
The fabric (4yrds)

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:03 pm
by miyuhime
I plan to do this costume as well next year. So far I've found two
patterns I'd like to work with:

Simplicity 4272:

Simplicity 4401:

I'm leaning towards 4401, although I'm still looking and taking
suggestions myself. If neither of these are to your liking, I suggest
checking out the local fabric shop and looking through special occasion
dresses. There are lots of different patterns out there.

For her wings and tail I plan to use craft foam. It's sturdy but
flexible. Cut them to shape them cover them with fabric (something like
a slip cover). You could also make a wire base for the wings. Her
wings are small, but you may be able to use an online wing making
tutorial as well.

For her prop, model magic may work, or paper mache with a foam base.

My half a cent. Best of luck with the costume! ^^

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:10 pm
by kiki_bunny23
Yea, the 4401 would work but I'm not sure what dress size I am [I'm not a dressy person] so I might just get some scrap fabric and practice some friend is hopefully gonna help me with the wings and tail. More or less, I'm gettin clear straps to hold up the dress and hold the wings in place [since they are on her back] but Laura is gonna try and get this sticky stuff instead so it looks more realistic.
Who knows....

Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 5:30 pm
by kiki_bunny23
well, I started working on the dress and I have to sew it all by hand >_< and Laura got a pattern made, cut out the fabric and sewed the front part. I just finished the choker [without the charm] about ten minutes ago after fighting with the hot glue gun.

All that's left to do is...
get gloves/boots
garter and arm things
finish the back of the dress
sew everything
find a way to do odangos
the bow

wow....thats a lot to do before halloween *sweatdrop* oh well

Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:43 pm
by Choji Warrior
Which colour is Mint's outfit? XD I dont remember much of the Japanese Mew Mew names. :( (Is she the orange one the fighter type one?)

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:29 am
by kiki_bunny23
her outfit is the aqua colored one.
puddings is the yellowish one

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:21 am
by Choji Warrior
Oh that one heh, thanks for clearing that up. With their names are all food puns I gotta keep track of them.

I like how the names go with the suggested colors.

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:33 pm
by kiki_bunny23
yeah, I like Ichigos outfit but I hate the color pink haha.

I would be best as lettuce or pudding since I'm very hyper but shy but mint's outfit was simplist so I went with it

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:24 pm
by cosplaymandy
so it sounds like you got the dress, wings and tail figured out :-). How bout the shoes?? I would suggest doing shoe covers so you can make the top part cinch around your ankle like in the anime pic. I think that would be the easiest way to do them. Have you found the gloves or are you gonna try to make some? Can you post some pics of the dress when its done??

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:04 am
by kiki_bunny23
Hm, I wasn't sure how I was gonna do the shoes but yea, I think I'll do a covering now that you mention it. And I was planning on making the gloves but I'm not sure how to do that...*sweatdrop*

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:16 am
by cosplaymandy
ok cool!! I found a site that has a tutorial on making all different types of gloves. I just glanced at it, but it looks pretty good.
McCalls and Butterick also have patterns. Good luck with the gloves! if worse comes to worse, you could just trace your hands and cut it out of the fabric and sew the 2 pieces together LOL

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:54 pm
by kiki_bunny23 website. thanks. and thats probably what I'll end up doing since halloween is only a month away...I wonder what my mom will say if I bring my cosplay to the game...

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:04 pm
by Choji Warrior
Wow It does look cool the site and everything.

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 4:56 pm
by miyuhime
The tutorial is awesome. *adds to bookmarks* Thanks for sharing!

If you buy a pattern in the future, I recommend Vogue Accessories #V0667. Found a link to a review with pics of the pattern:

I like this pattern because it has a variety of long and short gloves that can be easily sized. But as cosplaymandy said, there are many different patterns available.