Now back to the Sandshrew gijinka:
For this cosplay I will only do the ears, since the gijinka design is kimono inspired and Valkoinen Samurai already have a kimono that works great for Sandshrew, Yeah it´s the one he uses when he cosplays Isami Kondō from Hakuōki: Shinsengumi Kitan.
Here´s a picture of Sandshrew for those who don´t know this yellow cute monster:
|It´s the ears that I´m going to do.|
The progress started during daytime. I went to the attic to pick up a mustard yellow fabric, which we put away yesterday since we were cleaning the "fabric room". I took the fabric back inside, in other words. When I preperad the fabric on the kitchen table and when I had drawed the first ear example, mom walked by and noticed that I had done a small fault when placing the fabric. She fixed it right and went back to whatever she was doing, giving a not-so-nice comment to me...meh. Looked okay according to me how I placed it first, could be worser definitely, and there wasn´t a massive amount of fabric that was going to waste anyway. No, I don´t cut in the middle of the fabric, haha.
Sure it is the "Save as much fabric as possible! Thinking here even if we have over 9001 meter fabric in the attic, lol. She said before "It´s fine to do faults when we have so much fabric" and when you are about to fail rage mom suddenly appears...yeah such (maximum) trolling xD
I understand her though, fabric is expensive and I know that.
I have drawn the ear shape again on the fabric (now when it was correctly placed) and cutted it out afterwards, and I kept repeating the process until I had all the pieces for the ears. I cutted out smaller and bigger shapes of ears from white and interfacing black fabric. To make the ears sturdier, you know.
|Black interfacing and mustard yellow ears shapes cut out.|
|All shapes cut out. I realized afterwards that I only need two of those white ones...|
|Just looking at it makes my stomach turn, yuck. Luckily it will not be visible in the end.|
|Do you like what you see? If you see the small troll here, then you should say "No".|
After all the rage Valkoinen Samurai came to help me with it (Life Bottle!) and asked why I didn´t have the seam-ripper... well, I WOULD use it if I had it, it´s not like I choose a needle and scissors on my own will. Anyway, he sewed the white part in place on the first try (he sewed the other one as well, thanks bro) and I remain puzzled why I always get trolled...
|White parts sewed in place by Valkoinen Samurai.|
|Ironed afterwards by me.|
|All unnecessary amounts of interfacing fabric cut off.|
|Yeah, it´s those plastic Halloween devil diadems. She happened to have one left.|
|Bro, that´s not a shoe cover!! xD|
|Finally done! Didn´t look all that bad in the end, heh.|
|Open tired eyes = Derp. Therefore closed.|
Thanks for watching..... I mean reading! Geez, I surely am tired now, so I´m outta here. Good night folks.