Kasane Teto

Cosplayer: Fables

Variant: Magnet

Status: Complete

Condition: Retired

4th April 2011: *.:COSTUME SUMMARY:.*
~ Kasane Teto from UTAUloid -- Magnet Version ~
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* Parts I Made:
- The Dress -- My first time making something lined as well as something with pockets! Black cotton with a white lining and lace details.
- The Little Hat -- Made from Craft Foam and Lace and secured with crocodile clips.
The Batwings -- I used a transparent plastic file for the red/pink sections and topped it with craft foam for the wing design. It was glue together with Hot Glue and attached to the headphone sections with thin double sided tape.

* Parts I Modified:
- The Headphones -- They were 'normal' headphones but I cut off the strap itself leaving just the earpieces. These had the batwings and red cable detail attached and clipped to my wig with crocodile clips.

* Parts I Bought and wore as-is:
- My Tights and Shoes

*Wig Styling:
- I didn't have to do much other than cut the fringe slightly.
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~ Misc ~
WIG: Kasane Teto wig from Ayanamisatoru (Online store now closed)
PHOTOGRAPHER: TheOncomingStorm

28th March 2011: Cutting it ever so close... Well, I've been working on the dress for the most part of the past two days and I can now safely say it looks like a dress, which is great. Now I just need to add a zipper and the details!
I might or might not get paid on Wednesday, so whether or not this dress wil have embellishments depends on that, but other than that, I'm feeling positive! Oh, and for further confusion, I have made the necklane a sweetheart one! The back is still low, but who cares! If people don't like my crzy backfat rolls then tough XD
Also, headphones are almost done, just need to sew on my bobby pins that I'm using the attach them to my wig. Same for the tiny hat :)

23rd March 2011: Neckline Can you believe that I Keep making more and more work for myself? Now I can't decide whether I like the neckline of this dress =/ I don't think the halter neck would look good on a girl of my size so I'm having second thoughts about it, and thinking I might change it to a straight cut, with thin ribbon straps. This will keep me fairly covered, as well as hide my bra straps- I can't find a nice bra, in the right size, that is of good quality, that has hidden or multiway straps, so I'm going for comfy support instead now.
I'll be working how much fabric I need to buy to remake my bodice at some point today, and then buying the fabric and lining and making it tomorrow. I also still need to buy the tulle for my underskirt, that I'm making from Ranma1/2's tutorial.

9th March 2011: Headphonnnes My headphones are here, yaay! This means that I'm noce again ready to work on this costume! And hopefully get it complete now too :D

5th March 2011: Poof! Also, rather than buying a petti, I decided to use Ranma 1/2's tutu tutorial to give this dress some poof! It'll be made of white net and will be just slightly shorter than the dress itself, so it isn't as visible as Ranma 1/2's finished product, but hopefully still effective!

5th March 2011: Headphones! I can stop moaning! I finally bought my headphones to attach the wingies toooo!
The dress is currently shoved under my cosplay desk awaiting progress... I'm sorry to anyone waiting for progress, but I totally lost steam for this!

I promise it'll get done for Kita though, just only when I feel like it!

14th February 2011: Shoes I decided it was time to get a pic of the shoes I planned to wear for this costume, but I couldn't find them. I was going to use my plain blakc suede heels that I wore for Zatanna because even though they kill my feet, they're gorgeous! But I can't find them anywhere ;__;
However whilst looking, I did find these cute black and white ones. They're a little cuter than my original choice, and less sexy, but the black and white colours match the theme and colour scheme still so I'll be using these instead... I don't even remember why I bought these lol!

8th February 2011: Bow! Just a quick note, the bow on the back of this dress is now done. It's super squishy and filled with wadding, which is great :P
Tomorrow I think I'll do the skirt. I'm leaving the fornt of the dress 'til last because I'm dreading it XD Plus I still need to think about how to supposrt my lovely big breasts XD

7th February 2011: Getting There.. We're getting there, slowly but surely!
Today I made the back panel of the dress. ^^,
I will admit it took a lot longer than I anticipated it would, but that's because I had to figure out the lining and it did confuse me momentarily lol.
What I plan to do now is take the rest to college with me and stay behind as late as I can. Thier sewing machines are stronger than mine (mine keeps clunking scarily) and the tables are much bigger and easier to work on- obviously an advantage when I have to cut out the big skirt panels!
So, fingers crossed this dress will be done by the end of the week.
Now, headphones. On magnet headphones, ontop of the earpiece, there is usually and inverted 'U' piece of metal (see attached piccy) that you wrap a coloured wire around. I'm having trouble finiding a pair of headphones with this on D: So right now I'm a bit stuck with them. Lets not forget as well, the earpiece needs to be flat so I can paint the magnet design onto it!!

4th February 2011: Small Development I'm sorry for the Spammage guys orz
But I keep thinking of little ways to improve this costume! My newest revelation is, lining it. Okay, so that isn't really a big deal but my idea was to line the majority of the dress in black BUT do the skirt in white! Not only will it be more comfortable but it also will add to the monochrome contrast of the costume- especially if you see the white when I'm sitting down or something. Plus I can add a little lace trim into the seam for extra cuteness~

...What do you think?

2nd February 2011: Update~ Well I haven't said anything for a couple of days so you probably deserve a quick update on this costume! I have been working on it albiet slowly, due to college stuff getting in the way. (Nah I'm lying, we just got an Xbox again so I'm addicted to Fallout New Vegas lol.)
Since my last journal, I've taken a leap and finally ordered my wig! Can't wait till it arrives but even when it does, I'm not taking the pigtails out of the bag til the con- I can't risk this wig messing up like my Miku one did since I insisted on wearing it just casually XD
I've made my top hat out of craft foam, and it's looking cute~ It's not brilliant but it's a first try and I'm pretty proud of it. I even made a tutorial here- http://lady-fuz-lin.deviantart.com/#/d38cs0v
I also made my 'Batwings' for my headphones- A pretty neat trick when you have no headphones to attach them to XD These were craft foam and perspex and were actually a lot of fun to make. I will have photos and another tutorial hopefully at the weekend~
Finally, I've also started cutting out my fabric to make everything. I started with the patch pockets since they're quick and simple, and as soon as I'm in the mood again (probably Friday/Saturday) I'll have pics of that and with any luck my finished skirt too!
So all in all, it's going pretty well~ ^^,~

27th January 2011: Patterns and Pockets Well, I toiled up my modified pattern yesterday and I'm pleased to announce it worked! So either today or tommorrow (Firday) I'll be buying the black fabric and making the main body of this dress for real. I still need to decide how to sew the bra into it (what with it being halter-necked) but all in all I'm pleased with how my modifed pattern worked.

Alos, in today's pattern cutting session we're learning basic pockets. They're surprisingly simple so I did joke that I'd be putting pockets in all of my creations from now on, but I don't think that's far from the truth... So to test this out I'm going to make a sample pocket and see if it works on one of the dress' skirt panels. If it does, it will make my life of carrying stuff around so much easier XD

I would have photos, but my camera is unfortunately missing :( I'll try and find it A.S.A.P though...

18th November 2010: Design Just so anyone interested knows, I can't find an official art for this, so it'll be my own design based of existing 'Magnets'.

I already have the design, just need to get around to scanning it!

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Bambi. - 7th May 2010
Words can't describe how excited I am for this!

Another vocaloid time is required wit me you and natz when we get these done I think xD

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Fables - 8th May 2010
:O Which one is Nats doing?? Eeee group times :D :D

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Bambi. - 13th May 2010
Nats on about doing Meiko I think =)

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Saffron - 19th November 2010
Oh that's going to look so awesome, I've never seen this before! I'll be cosplaying magnet miku that night so I will grab you for some photos fu fu :3

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Fables - 19th November 2010
That'd be really great! I'd love pics together ^^,

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Saffron - 29th November 2010
.^_^. I'll be with Magnet Luka too so it'll make a great group shot! I never get to find people cosplaying similar things to me at events, so all my shots are always boring. I can't wait for Kitacon though ^^~

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Ranma1-2 - 21st January 2011
Love the sound of this. Love your design sketch too. :)

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Bambi. - 21st January 2011
Love it hun!
Your sketches is lovelyyyyyyy!!

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Captain_Marvelous - 2nd February 2011
people are gonna love it when your headphones are done they look amazing!

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Fables - 2nd February 2011
Thankyou guys :3
I slaved over that design sketch while I was procrastinating at college lol, I'm glad you all like it ;)

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Ranma1-2 - 4th February 2011
Wow yes I love the idea of lining the skirt with a contrasting colour. Reminds me of can can costumes :)
Just make sure you get some pics to show all your extra work.

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Fables - 5th February 2011
Don't worry I'll be getting as many pictures as I can! Probably won't be me wearing the costume in the pics though- I have work tomorrow and don't want to get the costume all post-work smelly XD

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No thanks - 8th February 2011
dem bat wings! <3 so cute and small :3 oh how i'd love to wear headphones normally with those on xD

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Fables - 8th February 2011
Haha thankyou ^^, I'm actually had the same thought and am hoping that the haedphones I attach them too will still be usable XD

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Saffron - 15th February 2011
the batwings and hat are so cute! <3

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Saffron - 23rd March 2011
The bangs look fine the way you've cut them ^^ and have you tried going to Marks and Spencers for a multiway bra? There's an excellent selection that go all the way up to g/GG cup and 44 back. (I work there in Lingerie so I know ^^;; I'm not plugging, just thought it might help etc etc)

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Fables - 23rd March 2011
I actually was thinking M&S, I was mainly worried about how much it would cost... In that case it might make my life a lot easier, thaks a lot hun! ^^,

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Saffron - 25th March 2011
You're welcome! It's about £14-16 I think for one =3

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Drachryn - 29th April 2011
I love the dress! And your smile. And all the little details..
You're such a cute Teto!

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Ranma1-2 - 29th April 2011
Faaaabulous! ^_^
Umm what happened to the lace gloves..?

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Fables - 29th April 2011
@Drachryn: Thankyou! That's really sweet of you to say :)
@Ranma: Believe it or not, I forgot to take them ¬_¬ There's always something I forget X(
I still have them though, I'll find a use for them :)

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Ranma1-2 - 29th April 2011
Naww, I thought that would be the reason. ^^ Well theres always next time.

btw I like the way you put footless tights with the dress, looks really good. And I like the jacket combo as well for when it gets a bit chilly. Stylish And practical! ;)

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Saffron - 29th April 2011
Damnit girl, you so beautiful! <3