Hinamori Amu
Shugo Chara!

Cosplayer: Hexi

Variant: Amulet Diamond

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

25th April 2009: Wiggy My wig arrived this morning!
it's now styled and just witing for the hair spray to dry. hopefully it'll hold out during the day and the dance but i'll put a couple of more layers on just in case.
i'm really happy with how this was to style.
and i feel so relieved to have it done.
it's a perfect colour and everything.

i think i'm going to have to do a tutorial on how to style a wig into high pig-tails.
it's practically effortless and i think alot of people's cosplays would benefit from it.

9th April 2009: So much great progress! I'm really happy with how this is going!

there are a few things i've decded to amend. it's hassle but i'll feel much better about the entire costume if i do them. and as i have time, i can take as long as i need.
so, i've decided to buy more of the fabric and take apart the bodice and double the fabric up because it is just way too thin.
i've also decided to give the skirt the same treatment.
the yellow underneath shows through far too much for me to be ahppy with it so i'll probably just buy more yellow too and end up redoing the entire skirt.

the collar needs to be lengthened as it's too short for how deep the neck line goes.

I was looking through fan translated manga of Shugo Chara today and found a decent picture of Amu's boots.
So i've decided to go all out and do them properly..... no, i have no idea how i'm going to do it. no doubt it will involve alot of chicken wire and papier mache for the bottom parts and also plenthy of fabric and double sided tape to stick the tops to my legs. XD

i'll probably start fiddling tonight when i get bored. ^_^

Next week i get paid so i'll be shooting off to Fabric Land to buy the fabric and also probably get the fabric i need for my Kusumi Koharu Cosplay as that also needs alot of time and careful sewing. ^_^V

29th January 2009: Step 2: Tried fiddling around with patterns last night. but because i've been working and stressing over my uni interview (I GOT IN!!! WHOO!!!!) my brain had turned to mush and i managed to get thetop section of the dress figured out before i had to take a bath to relax. XD
Even though i probably won't be able to go to May Expo this year i'll still make this. simply because my fingers are itching to get back to sewing after so long. and there's a still a possibility i'll be able to make it.
(Japan FTW!!!!!)

22nd November 2008: In the beginning... So last night i got out the good ol' chicken wire.
decided to make the sleeve tops, shoulders and boot covers out of it and cover in fabric. simply because it needs so much structure and support and i don't know where i can get that awesome stiff fabric stuff i've used in practically every cosplay since my failed attempt at the Light Pretear...
i dunno what it's called.
in anycase, the other day i bought all my fabric. this is going to take a long while to make and i need as much time as possible to iron out the kinks. xD

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iggie - 2nd May 2008
Wow so this is the fourth character change? XD i like it!
I can't wait to see you're Shugo Chara cosplays!
They'll be great <3

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Mtani - 29th May 2008
Oooh! Can't wait to see this one! :D And yes! I am definitely up for a group! :D Let me know when I have to be ready! ;)

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Mtani - 29th May 2008
Hehe, it's ok ^^ Don't know if I can go to the Midlands either. Never been to one yet, but it'll all depend on money really ^_^' But apart from that I'm free whenever as well ^^ What about trying the coming May Expo? So a year from now?

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Mtani - 30th May 2008
Great! Cant wait! :D Now we just have to get the other Shugo Chara!-cosplayers to join us. Would be awesome if we could get Amu and all her chara changes! ^_^

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Anonymous - 20th August 2008
Oooh i remember thinking how pretty this outfit was :) good luck!

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PinkCharlieBear - 6th April 2009
WOW I love your wings they're amazing *_* Im so jealous I want them XD
It'll look fantastic when its done, really looking forward to more updates :3

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KamikazePenguin - 6th April 2009
Wow this is looking really awesome Hex.
Beautiful neat sewing there. =]
Good luck with the rest!

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Sweeturk - 6th April 2009
oh woow its looking awesome =D

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iggie - 9th April 2009
Awesome progress, Awaah~ I really need to get some fabric for Amulet clover T-T
Can't wait to see more Progress~!

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MysteriousFayth - 25th April 2009
Looks awesome, looking forward to seeing it on the Saturday ^^.

Btw, this is totally masquerade worthy ;P

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Anonymous - 25th April 2009
Oooh thats amazing! so cute ^_^ Are you wearing it to any expos? I'd love to see it ^_^

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nanahara - 25th April 2009
this is looking great

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Limegreenjelly - 25th April 2009
looking high class ^^ great construction well done

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Hexi - 25th April 2009
Thanks for the kind words everyone!
It's 99% done now!!

Can't WAIT to wear this!!!!!!

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Elyiel - 26th April 2009
This is looking absolutely fantastic! The wig looks so cute on you xDDD

I have to see this in May!

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PinkCharlieBear - 27th April 2009
You look so cute as Amu! >w<
The cosplay turned out brilliantly, I'll be happy if mine turns out half as good as yours *_* Hope I can nab a piccie in May!! x3

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Wildeth - 30th April 2009
This is soooo cute! >w<

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Kannacchi - 30th April 2009
this is so cute ^w^
very well done~

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Anonymous - 7th May 2009
Ahhh *___*
You look adorable as Amulet diamond and the costume is amazing~

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Ranma1-2 - 28th May 2009
awww this looks so sweet. ^__^

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Ichigo-Chan - 28th May 2009
I love your Amulet Dia, the costume and wig is so accurate.
I walked past you several times at the Expo but never had the chance to get your pic >.<"

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CrystalNeko - 6th June 2009
Eeee you looked adorable!! I especially love love your wig <3 It's so accurate and CUTE!

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Anonymous - 12th September 2009
wah! hexi! i didnt see you at may expo TT_TT are you going to the next one? xxxxxxx

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Purpletie - 11th March 2010
thst is a realy nice cosplay!!! you did a great job!!!i'd love to see it in real life