Last Saturday, I managed to do a trial run of my Fluttershy cosplay, which I will be debuting at MegaCon 2015 on April.
Before the trial, I had a couple things to do. First, I spent a little bit cutting yellow craft foam into some wings that could be shoved into the back of my corset. The wings have three layers, and some solid ten gauge wire is glued in between.
Then I had to work with my wig for this costume a bit. I ordered it from Epic Cosplay. This was my first time purchasing from them, and I am pleased that the size of it fits my head well. Since I am going for a side ponytail look, I bought a short wig and some clip on pony tails. The short wig came just a bit too long for my liking so I spent some time cutting it, and spraying bangs out of the way. Here’s what it looked like when I started, and when I finished. Not a huge difference, and I might still need to do some bobby pinning when I wear it, but it works!
Then it was on to the trial run! Mostly simple makeup – some periwinkle eyeshadow, and a couple of butterflies on my cheek. And turning my eyebrows pink! This is a little scary without the rest of the costume, but you can’t see the makeup well in the costume photos.
I probably need to find the right shade of pink lipstick, the ones I have are not right. Then it was time to put everything on, and here is the result!
And as usual I had trouble with poses.
I started with the parasol closed. But it is too short to reach the ground or lean on, so keeping it closed was a bust. Thankfully, it looked much better than I thought it would open.
One thing missing from these photos is my ears. Which did not mesh well with my hat. So I am fixing the ears – moving one more towards the side of my head, and removing the other (as if it is below the hat). I am also not certain I like the ponytail on that side of my head; it might need to go on the other side to help round out the blue hummingbird. I might also decorate the parasol a bit since it will be open. I’m thinking just some pink butterfly pins on the edges. Regardless, here it is in comparison to my original vision from over a year ago! Couple small differences (like the underskirt doesn’t go all the way around and no scarf, different shoes), but still really cool to see this come to life.
Anyway, now that this costume is done, I can share some of the neat information I collected on how long the costume took me to make! I’ve really been loving this Cosplanner app.
You can see the corset and the skirt were the two most time consuming sewing parts. And apparently I spent a lot of time on jewelry. Total time was about two days. I have nothing to compare that to, so we’ll see what some of the next cosplays I make take me 🙂
One final question – do you like the Fluttershy costume or my Rainbow Dash better? I prefer Fluttershy, but my husband prefers Rainbow Dash. And I’m not sure if I prefer Fluttershy because she is my favorite pony. Here’s a shot of both – vote on your favorite in the comments 🙂