Cosplayer Gale > Costume of Pacifica Casull (Scrapped Princess)
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
Oh man, where to start? I made this costume with the help of my good friend Patrick D. The head structure is made of plastic needlepointing sheets (or whatever you call 'em) held together by zip-ties with some cotton stuffing for shape, some wooden paint-stirrers for support, and fabric on the outside. All the facial features are made with wonderflex. For the orange fun-fur I had to go to New York and search through all sorts of shops until I got lucky and found a place that had ordered some special for some company to make a teddy-bear for a television commercial, LOL. The mouth is functional, and actually that's how I see when I walk (through the sheer black fabric), and I can close it with some wires that feed into the jumpsuit and out a hole by my hand. The jumpsuit is based on a McCalls pattern, but with a sort of bussle for padding and some of it is lined with drapery lining fabric for structural support. The shoes are a combination of the foot-covers from aforementioned pattern and some slippers I found at the mall. All in all this took me off and on about 2 months to complete, with a couple of weeks off in the middle and a good mostly solid 2 week push toward the end. If I had to guess in terms of hours I'd say maybe somewhere around 200, but I'm bad at figuring that sort of thing. Easily the biggest cosplay undertaking I've ever attempted.
- Personal Thoughts:
- Um. Wow. I have new respect for people who cosplay mascots. My plan for how to see didn't work out incredibly well, so I really had next to no vision. As long as there is light hitting the floor, I can see well enough to move, but once it's dark I see NOTHING. Masquerade fashion show was fun...no really, it was, but finding my way off the stage was scary. I finally had to lift the head so I could see out the neckline. Also, back when I started this costume I was not expecting it to be 70 degrees the first weekend of April. All in all it was totally worth it, though. I don't know what I'm going to do with the costume from here. Maybe if some friends do a Scrapped Princess group I'll bring it out another time, but never again alone.
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