Kiki cosplay for ACen 2015

I’ve gotten quite behind in my blogging… sorry!  I have been busy, and I have been working on costumes, which I’ll be posting some about later this week.  (I left it late enough, didn’t I, seeing as the convention is this coming weekend?)  For starters, here are some quick photos of my Kiki cosplay, with all its bits.

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I know these pics are kinda bad – that’s what I get for thinking it’s a good idea to do costume photos at 6 a.m. after a work night.  But, well, here they are.  The “preggo effect” of this dress isn’t quite as exaggerated as that second pic makes it look – I tend to slouch badly, a bad habit from before my breast surgery that I can’t quite shake, but when I stand properly straight this dress sits normal.  It’s supposed to look like a little girl’s dress, anyway, not a form-fitting woman’s dress.  Besides the dress, there’s the red bow headband, and I went for some red flats with bows also – because why not?  The wig I bought for this costume was supposed to be dark brown-black, but is actually just… black.  I was a little disappointed in that but didn’t have time to try and order another one, so it’ll work.

I also have a red messenger bag to take with, courtesy of my mum who made it for me… and, of course, a Jiji will be riding along!

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the “Kiki” Dress

My sister and I are going to be hitting up Anime Central for three days this year – and since time is short, I figured I could make one new costume for each of us and we could reuse some of the ones from the last convention (my Black Lady cosplay is something I definitely want to wear again.)  However, since none of my other projects are going right at the moment, I was feeling frustrated today and I wanted to do something else, something easy to get me out of my funk.  Well, there’s a super-easy cosplay that I’ve always wanted to do – Kiki, from Kiki’s Delivery Service, one of my favorite movies.  So, I thought about what I wanted my cosplay to look like, made a run to the fabric store, and started and finished this cosplay today.

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