Slightly "Super Secret" Cosplay Revealed

Topic started by Lan on June 5, 2009. Last post by lanaswift 5 years, 8 months ago.
Post by Lan (621 posts) See mini bio Level 13
So my last post, I mentioned I was planning two cosplays for Sugoi Con in October. I didn't reveal the second because I was waiting on accessory to arrive that would make the outfit more complete and obvious.  The accessory came in yesterday, and I went to the mall today to purchase one more accessory.

 So now I present (coincidentally on the same day as the newest episode of K-ON! is released) : Mio Akiyama from K-ON!
Please don't say you are lazy...
Please don't say you are lazy...

Poofy Black Lace Skirt
Poofy Black Lace Skirt
This is a "Found Item Coslay" as almost everything is already made. The skirt I bought last year at Halloween for a Gothic Lolita outfit from my favorite local consignment type shop called Queen of Rags. It  was mighty expensive ($50) but well worth it for the large amount of tulle, lace, fabric and work that went into making it.This skirt is like five pounds and like twenty layers (exaggerating here, but you guys get the point). Plus it can be reused for a variety of cosplays or Gothic Lolita outfits.

The top I've had for a very long time, still debating whether I'm going to use it or make another.  The arm warmers I bought off ebay for $8.99 and the tights from Hot Topic for $8. The shoes I bought earlier this year from the shoe store I work at to wear to a conference. They cost about $12-15 with my discount.

Tights, shoes, and arm warmers
Tights, shoes, and arm warmers
Things still left to obtain or make:
  • Long, dark brown wig with bangs
  •   Mini top hat with red ribbon
  • Rose/flower bouqet
  • Cane
  • Black sash
  • Add some extra elastic in the back to make the skirt tighter so it won't slide down.

Obviously not going to carry around the rock band guitar. I would trip over the cord constantly. Then I would get tired of holding it and hand it off to Baku to carry around or take back to the hotel room. Plus it's not a lefty guitar. :p So that's all for now. I'll keep updating with more pictures as I get all the stuff together.

Post by ethan (887 posts) See mini bio Level 15
Awesome!, You look great!
Post by RedRoses (1,437 posts) See mini bio Level 14
zomg you look freaken adorable in your cosplay like always~
Post by Sigue (860 posts) See mini bio Level 8
That's some very nice cosplay. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product. Also, you should get Sensei to crossplay as the chick with the hairband.
Post by inferiorego (43 posts) See mini bio Level 6
@ethan: your av is scaring me
Post by Lan (621 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@RedRoses: Awww thanks. :)
Post by Lan (621 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@Sigue: Thanks. How did you know he secretly wanted to cross-play as Ritsu? Well I guess it's obvious since he does love playing the drums on rock band and wearing floral headbands. ;)
Post by Niko (865 posts) See mini bio Level 8
It looks really good. Good job.
Post by Void_Wizard (735 posts) See mini bio Level 9
Wow that's very cool and cute!~
Post by Lunarmoth (193 posts) See mini bio Level 5
Looks great so far. I would suggest a real guitar, but their expensive and if you had to barrow one, and maybe lost that at the con that would just be bad all around. (and their a bit heavier). What I may suggest to help carry it around is to get a real guitar strap instead of that rough cheep GH or RB strap.
It looks great and I hope you have fun.
Post by Baku_Sensei (464 posts) See mini bio Level 10
yea, we have nowhere near the amount of money needed for her to get a real guitar. I have a blue fender squire, but it wouldn't really work for the cosplay since it's not a bass, and not the right color. I think the RB guitar adds a slight bit of humor to the cosplay.
Post by Deacon_Sephiroth (950 posts) See mini bio Level 2
looks excellent, I hope you have a blast. Not t o mention the toy guitar is going to weight a LOT less than a real one so carrying it around all day is going to be easier anyway.
Post by Lan (621 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@Lunarmoth: As I stated in the blog, I probably won't carry the RB guitar around. Plus it's just silly to get a real guitar (bought or borrowed) for just a cosplay; too heavy and expensive and impractical. Most the Mio cosplayers I've seen don't even carry a guitar. I have other props that will make the cosplay just fine. Thanks for the input though.
Post by lanaswift (636 posts) See mini bio Level 4
I'm not a huge K-on fan, but cute.
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