Gou Matsuoka
Free! Iwatobi Swimming Club

Cosplayer: Freyarule

Variant: Winter uniform

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

9th October 2013: Finished wig! I trimmed and styled the fringe, and also sewn in some wig clips (it does have one in already but considering my past with these sort of things, it was bound to slip so moaarr)

I've also cut out the skirt fabric and waistband ready for sewing up and pleating, just waiting for the zip to arrive :) shouldn't take too long to do.
I also can't find my air dry clay, so I have two choices - to buy some blue Fimo and make them out of that, or use some polymorph I have. I'm probably gonna buy Fimo I reckon, then I don't need to worry about painting it!

28th September 2013: wigguuu My wig has arrived! I bought it from the lovely Coscraft :) it's a gorgeous colour! I need to trim the fringe a bit and also sew in some wig clips because I can see it now, the weight of the ponytail will make it slip back OTL XDD

And the lenses have also arrived! I also bought some blue elastic to make a faux hair tie with, just need to find the air dough clay and make the bobbles and paint them then tie that all together. Then once I have the machine out I can make the skirt and modify the blazer. wheeeee!

16th September 2013: Progress As I started on Rain, sorry for the lack of activity! The only progress from before is I obtained brown polycotton drill for the skirt (which I need to get a zip for) and the contacts arrived for Gou! I won't do a makeup test until the wig comes up for sale and I purchase it <3

Everything except the wig has been bought but I will still need to perhaps get some milliput to make the hairtie bobbles. I might just go with my air dry dough though. If I can find it...

30th August 2013: Cardigan 100% and Modifications needed on blazer I got some new buttons and swapped them over on the cardigan! It looks much nicer now :D And I got rid of the extra bits like the straps that were unnecessary.

I also need to take in the blazer, I ended up having to do some surgery and take out the foam padding in the shoulders as it looked silleeeyy.
So I'm planning to take out the lining as a whole piece, and then take it in in various ways and probably add some darts into the back to make it more fitted, then doing the same with the lining before sewing it back in. It will also give me some experience with how lining works for when I make it for Rain Card XDDD

28th August 2013: Modifications to cardigan Okies so the cardigan has arrived! It's very nice and a good colour, but there are some bits that need changing - it has these straps at the shoulders (I can't remember the proper terminology, sorry >___<) that need cutting off, as well as a little tag at the back. Also the buttons are metal and too dark so will be getting some different ones when I have access to a haberdashery shop and switch them over. Fun fun fun!

26th August 2013: Won the cardigan! Just literally won the bid on a cardigan on ebay! Will receive it over the next week hopefully so will see what it's like :D should be perfectooo

I also started the red bow, but have decided instead of handsewing it will wait until I can get some red thread and get my machine out so get it done along with the skirt.

24th August 2013: Blazer - 80% I've swapped the buttons for gold ones now, just need to buy the school patch to sew on and then it's done :)

In other news I have a cardigan watched on ebay to bid on, and have been notified Coscraft will be selling a wig similar to Gou's style next month! So I will look forward to that :D

24th August 2013: Socks Bought the socks the other day and they've arrived today! Hooray :D They fit well hopefully without the need for sock glue XD

22nd August 2013: In progress! I was umming and ahhing about this but I think it will be a nice cosplay to do for the Friday of Expo with the other Free! cosplayers :D It gives me an excuse to gawk at men's muscles hahahaha

Anyway, so far I've gotten a school blazer (thank you, ASDA back to school range!) that has three buttons but I've taken them off and have two gold buttons to sew on (the jacket only has two and this blazer was the best deal I could find)
I have a patch watched on ebay to buy when I get the money, then I will be sewing that on (once I've detached the top pocket of this blazer)

I have a white shirt, hunting down a grey cardigan and a good wig, as well as toying with the possibility of contacts. Will need to get some brown cotton drill and interfacing to make a pleated skirt (yaaay!) and also source some knee-high blue socks. Black shoes I already have!

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Pandora-Chi - 22nd August 2013
OMG yes!! I love this anime!! I adore her and you must find a local pool to gawk at men in swimsuits XD

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Freyarule - 22nd August 2013
Hahah yes this must happen!! XD

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ShadowofShinra - 22nd August 2013
Gou! I can't wait to see this!

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Freyarule - 22nd August 2013

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TheStarlightFairy - 4th September 2013
Omg you're gonna be the cutest Kou ever <3

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InfiniteJester - 4th September 2013
Can't wait to see this!

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Freyarule - 4th September 2013
Thanks guys! I'm really looking forward to the group :D

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Carmina - 9th October 2013
Gou... I mean Kou is so cute! Looking forward to seeing how it tuns out :)

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Littlegeeky - 7th November 2013
Cutest Gou-kun ever <3

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dan-dan - 7th November 2013
this is awesome :D

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TheStarlightFairy - 20th November 2013
Damn gurl so cute <3