Hello my friends~
=Elffi visited me for 1,5 weeks and we tried to finish as many parts as possible on our ONE PIECE costumes for the "COSPLAY SUMMER PARTY" in Italy where we will be cosplay guests <3.
Well this is my costume so far.....
Well some words about the costume ...
Oh my my I really understand now the troubles that One Piece cosplayers have with their costumes XD. The proportions are really really hard to get for a normal human body. The anime/manga has such a cartoony style that bodies are waaaays out or normal body shapes *laugh*. Also in every scene, every Artwork and every figure Perona's costume looks totally different x.x.....I tried to use the most references from a figure I found. Still I failed a bit the proportion of the skirt T_T...the tips got too pointy and long and the stars are too high ;O;....it was really not easy to get this.
About the sewing and materials:
costume is made mostly out of polyester. I needed this syntetic material to be able to melt the edges. Perona has this tiny bows on the edges of her skirt and also the "lace" on collar and sleeves are a bow. I used a technique that I saw on a costume of my friends, the Rainbow Riders. I cut out the exact form I wanted with a scissor and then melted a bit the edges with a "soldering iron" /en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solderin…. The white parts and the black emblem on the chest are also made this way. After I cut them out and "burned" the edges, I attached them with the help of "Vliesofix" also known as "Bondaweb" (www.vlieseline.de/English/Prod… on the other fabric. The edges of the red fabric burned in black, coz the fabric had some black colored fabric inside. Usually it stays the same color (like you see on the white parts)
The crown and the belt is made out of Worbla (www.cast4art.de/index_english.… by Elffi Cosplay ! I think the crown is the prettiest part *_*~~ he did such a great job on it!
Well I'm kinda confident with the result. the shape of the skirt could be better, but sadly no time or nerves to spend another 14h on making it again *laughing* XDD~~~
Now only boots and umbrella left :<! I have to hurry ;OOO;~~~