Freak Out Moments

{June 30, 2012}   Rin Okumura Cosplay

Okay so it has been like forever haha! Here goes, cosplay doesn’t have to be about spending a fortune.

One of the things I think I should explain is that I am on a pretty major diet at the moment. Part of the reason for this blog is to see how that looks as I loose weight. Since the Cosplay for Rangiku I have lost over a stone. This may not look it in the pictures but that’s meant a lot off my waist and thighs so yeah I am feeling a lot happier but a long way to go.

Rin Okumura is from Ao No Exorcist, I started watching it and reading the books because I thought they were kinda cute. Having spotted the main jacket on the internet (EZcosplay) I had that made up and determined to try and make the rest of it myself as a fun project.

So below are the results.

Two plushies I made, one is a Coal Tar which are little demons that are floating around. I made him from felt and he is stuffed with toy stuffing. All in all the cost of him (rather than the £20 on ebay) was 50 pence per coloured felt and the toy stuffing is a massive bag of the stuff I got in hobbycraft. Kuro the cat was made of felt and loose bits of material such as old buttons from my button jar. He was also stuffed with the same materials.  Both of them together would have cost 5 sheets of felt and the stuffing. So… for £2.50 felt and £5 bag of stuffing I got around the plushies cost of nearly £50. Granted they are not as amazing looking but they do the job right?

The sword case – I made this from a metre of red material that I got for £2.99 on our local market. I got the black material from Jessops (aka John Lewis) for  £3 and the strip of ribbon over the top was £2. Again this sells on Ebay from around £15 upwards. I have made this for £8 plus the cottons and time. It was made by sewing the length of red material, turning it around and then sewing the black and red strips on to make the carrying strips and decor. Yes I realise it’s not perfect but again part of the charm of Cosplay is to enjoy making things if you can I think.

Right so… the tail. I looked around on ebay and was dismayed at the cost of a bit of wire and fluff. It was again £15 to £20 and I wasn’t willing to spend it myself if I wasn’t using the costume daily haha! So wire from the local DIY merchants, some black tights over it and then some spare blue fluffy material from a mate mate the tail. Total – 79p for wire, free old black tights that were laddered and free fluff yay!

The total cost of the costume was thus:

£45 for jacket, white shirt, tie and black pants.

£7.50 Plushies

£8 for sword case

79p for tail.

£61.29 total, not bad eh?

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