I realized I never posted this one, so here's a little blast from the past:
Kiki is my first costume, which I made in August 2009 for FanExpo. Like all of Hayao Miyazaki's characters, the design was very simple which is why I chose it as my introduction to sewing. :D Also, I absolutely loved the movie as a kid, and watched it way too many times to count!
I entered this costume in the Anime North Masquerade 2010 and won the Best Props Award (Artisan Division) for my skit. (Although, I do have to say that one of my props was a bottle champagne which I gave to the MC and never got back... that may have influenced the judges... XD) Here's the video of my entry! :D
I would have liked to make the skirt more flowy, as is I made a crinoline petticoat to puff up the skirt so it didn't fall straight. But I think that it could have used a bit more volume...
My older sister cut my wig for me as I have trouble cutting my own wigs while they are on my head. The bow is reinforced with interfacing so it stays upright. It's attached to a cheap headband that I covered in the same fabric.
My mum made Gigi for me out of an old Beanie Baby. She gave him an 'ear-lift' and attached the wide eyes with hot-glue.
The broom is what I am most proud of. I made it using the dead daylilies from the garden at the end of August. I dried them out and hot-glued them to the end of a large wooden dowel. I finished it off with some rope to complete the look. The only problem is that they are extremely brittle, which makes it difficult to carry in crowded places...
|Alex photoshopped this picture for me. I am actually standing on one leg|
on a tall stool in the middle of the road... My expression isn't very good
because I thought I would fall and die. XD
|Jumping off the stool to get a fake 'flying' shot. We only did one attempt|
at this shot because on the first try I managed to smack the brittle broom
tail on the stool on the way down. I couldn't jump far enough. XD