Okay so here is the latest from WolfChild Designs. Another Pocket On A String (P.O.S.) this time with a punky animal print theme. Main fabric is a grey/black leopard print foax fur. The lining is made with a plan black cotton. A blue leopard pring foax fur fabric was used for the cell/mp3/kay pockets inside. A large pocket is adjsent with a pink vinyl strip for destinction. A zipper at the top keeps your stuff safe. This is the first of my P.O.S.’s to feature a convertable strap design. The strap is connected at two small d-rings with snap hooks at either end of the strap. Dont like accross the shoulder strap? No problem, simply remove the strap and thread your favorite belt though the build in & ever stlyish belt loops.
This costume was made for my friend Devon for Anime Expo 2006. I used nylon/polyester fabric for the main body of the costume, trimming it in gray cotton bias binding. The cape is cotton the bottom design is appliqued on the main piece. Unfortunately I was rushing and didn’t get pictures of the process. But you can see how it looked on Devon compared to the picture of the character.
The color difference in the charters outfit in the pictures was Devon’s choice of fabric. This picture of the Character is not 100% accurate but it was the closest we could find. The actual color of the character’s main outfit fabric is more like the color Devon is wearing.
This costume was also made for my friend Devon for Anime Expo 2006, unfortunatly I didn’t get any pictures of her in it. It was made with cotton fabric. The top fabric was originally white and I dyed it orange, then I appliqued the flowers on the shirt using the same white fabric. The pants are double layered yellow cotton. All the jewerly for this outfit was made by hand by me. The braclet is clay beads I shaped by hand and then painted. The necklet was easier, just a chain I already had and a glass bead.
Here is a costume I made for my friend Colette for Halloween 2005, it’s a modest veriation of Aeon Flux. Since in the cartoon Aeon herself changes outfits more Cher there’s really no “one” Aeon Flux outfit. My friend designed this verison so that it fit her body type and her vertures. Being as most of us women don’t like to run around Hollywood in a thong.
This is the leg band for my “Hinata” costume from the anime series “Naruto”. I made this costume for Anime Expo 2007. Originally I wanted to make it a functioning pocket but the vynal wouldn’t hold the shape, it was more round than square so I had a different idea.
I took styroform and cut it to the right size then covered it with black vinyl.
I added a belt loop to run the strap though, which is made from the same vinyl. I used a hot glue to attach the vinyl to the styroform.
The finished product
There is one problem that everyone has when wearing a costume, no where to put your stuff. Lets face it most costumes don’t have pockets and if your a chick pockets just aren’t going to cut it for what you need to carry. Never fear WolfChild Designs has come up with a salution! We design small purses and backpacks that match your costume so well no one will notice your wearing them. Check out these reference pictures, bet you can’t tell there’s a bag there!
Now you see it…now you don’t!
Here are some pictures of my older costumes, see if you can find the purses!
*I’m the one on the right. Do you see my purse?
*I’m on the left this time. Do you see my purse?
There is nothing better for a cosplayer than to be able to carry your essentials and not have it effect the look of your costume. Here at WolfChild Designs we’re always striving to come up with new and more inventive ways to provide that luxury to our cosplayers!
This is the most recent costume I made. It was for Anime Expo, which is one of the largest Anime conventions in the United States. This year it was held in Long Beach California during Forth of July weekend (June 28th-July 3rd). Hinata as a character is very shy and unsure of herself. Born to a noble family there are high expectations on her. All this is expressed in her shy ackward stance and soft spoken voice. I picked this character to cosplay because she has a similar body type and facial features as me. Plus the costume itself was fairly simple. My friend Devon cosplayed as “Kiba” who is in the same Ninja Sqaud as “Hinata” in the show “Naruto”. The show Naruto is currently being played on Cartoon Network.