Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle

Cosplayer: Ichigo-Chan

Variant: Artbook

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

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23rd January 2010: Petticoat and dress progress Petticoat arrived through the post today which was brought from Ebay. I can't believe I spent £16.99 (including postage) on a Petticoat where as I could have made it for less then £5, then again time is passing away and I've gone back into the work, sleep, work sleep routine which is not helping since I still yet to start making Touya's costume for a friend. Usually I am NOT willing to spend more then £10 on a small petticoat, but I'm very happy with the quality, poofyness is just right and it's very comfy.

Sadly, dress progress is slow but getting somewhere! Since I have a petticoat, it would be easier to measure and draw a pattern for the skirt, so will start working on it soon.

1st January 2010: Dress plans and progress My friend brought me a sewing machine for my Christmas/birthday present. I call this a present for both occassions as sewing machines are expensive and I feel really bad since he spent so much on my pressies. Thanks to my friend, I finally can start working faster on my cosplays which leads me into starting Chii as a priority. I definitely need to make a start otherwise I would not beable to finish Touya's costume which I will be making for a friend as part of CrystalNeko's Tsubasa skit.

Fabric choosen for the dress is duchees satin. I don't know why I always use duchees satin for every white dress I make, but I suppose it's one of the best quality satins which is thick, not too shiny, not too transparent and besides, they cost £4.99 per metre at Fancy Silk Stores (bargin) Due to lack of funds, I can not afford satin which is above £8 per metre, so duchees satin for the win! I already got loads of spare duchees satin left over from Sakura's big white dress, so it needs to be used up for Chii. Hehe! it saves so much time and money to go out fabric hunting. On the other note, I decided I will NOT be using transparent fabric for the tail part of the dress because I will somehow need to get the trasparent fabric to blend into the opaque fabric and I know I will mess it up! besides I prefer the tails to be opaque and would possibly get away with it as the reference picture looks as though Chii is underwater, hence the transparency of the dress.

Dress is EVIL to make! How many times did I actually use the word "Evil" for difficult tasks in cosplay? I tend to get paranoid about well fitted strapless dresses with a low back because failure can result in embrassing moments which needs no explanations. Although I have already had experince making a strapless bodice with my Garnet cosplay, I am more worried about Chii's dress as the shape of the bodice is more complicated and not simple and straight forward compared to Garnet's dress. As for progress, I started to measure and cut out the farics which needs to be hemmed and sewn togther. Let's hope this will work out!

No pictures because the dress looks like a pile of scrap fabric at the moment, but will post some pics, once it begins to look like a dress.

29th December 2009: Chii Ears Yesterday, I made the Chii ears just before bed time which took less then an hour. Ears are made out of foam covered with fake fur fabric. The fluffy ears makes it more obvious that I will be Tsubasa Chii and NOT Chobits Chii.

Note:- Wig in the pic is not the actual Chii wig, still yet to get it online.

28th December 2009: Fake fur fabric Finally managed to make a good start on this costume. I had a meter of fake white fur fabric lying around in my room brought from John Lewis almost a year ago. I was meant to use it for another cosplay, but doubt I will ever get round to it since there are at least 10 cosplays which taken over it's priority, so I thought I'll use the fabric for Chii. It will save my lazyiness to make another trip to John Lewis, which the most local store is over an hour away by bus.

Today I finished making the choker, wrist bands, ankle bands and thigh band and used velcro for the attachments. I'm fairly happy with them as they fit perfectly and are very comfortable. The only thing left is to make the jewels on the band, but will not start until the actual dress is completed because I can get away without jewels as I say it's Amine version without them.

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Jenyan - 26th July 2009
About time someone did this outfit. I'm curious as to how you're going to do the crystal drop things though?

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Ichigo-Chan - 26th July 2009
No idea yet, but thinking of using something which I can sculpture into shape such as clay, fimo etc. I will also be making a trip to HobbyCraft and other craft shops to see if I can find anything similiar OR possibly think of another solution.

Hehe! yeah, I never seen anyone cosplayed as Tsubasa Chii in this costume, so I thought it was about time too lol!

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Samstar1990 - 23rd September 2009
I luv chii in tubasa- i love how they replaced those robot ear thingys- i can't remember teh name with little kitty ears

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Tsuchinoko - 29th December 2009
" Awww " at the fluffy Chi ears in your journal =3

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Enchanting_ELK - 24th May 2010
x333 looks so cute! Really look forward to seeing this 8D what day are you wearing it?

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Ichigo-Chan - 24th May 2010
@ EmosLastKiss
Thank you. I will be wearing this on Sunday as part of a Tsubasa group. I don't think I will beable to finish the beading and gradient dye the skirt in time, but nevertheless it will still be wearable.

Will you be at the Expo too? If so I'll look out for you ^^ what will you be cosplaying?

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k4tt - 31st May 2010
OMG, I forgot about this and my jaw dropped when I saw you on the stage!! ^__^ Great Work!!

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Enchanting_ELK - 3rd June 2010
xD sorry i never replied lmao. I got too busy with expo preparations to go back on here and reply to people ^^;
But I ish glad we managed to see each other 8D That's the photo i took of you~! The outfit was so pretty! 8D

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Solaria - 3rd June 2010
You made such an adorable Chii 8D
Im glad i saw ya when i did x3

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CrystalNeko - 4th June 2010
Pretty pretty Chii cosplay! I loved seeing this, you did an amazing job with it!

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Lady Bahamut - 4th June 2010
Can't believe I haven't commented on this yet!! >_< *Slaps self*

You looked amazing as chi!! Your ears were very soft! X3 Such a pretty dress as well! *_*

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Anime_Angel - 6th June 2010
Thanks for yer comment Strawberry^_^ you'll be surprised on how I made the crown, it's actually a flowerpot lol

I wish I seen yer Chii costume on the Sunday but I couldn't find yer on the day lol

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yami-no-neko - 27th August 2010
you look so pretty XD I really love this costume

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KiraraYumi - 28th August 2010
Your Chii was awesome!
Your dress is so nice, I love how you got it shaped exactly as it was meant to be, looks like a challenge^^