I learned three important things during this costume.
- Don’t start a complicated costume three days before the con.
- 2-way stretch PVC is not the best choice for pants. (Of course my options were limited. See number 1.)
- PVC + a cape + 2 wigs + 80 degrees = HOT
That said, I had a lot of fun as Sadi-chan. We met some awesome One Piece people, and despite starting this so late, it came together pretty well.
This was my first time drafting a pattern completely from scratch, and it wasn’t a total failure. I just really need to learn to start out easy when learning new things; I tend to just jump right in and drive myself crazy. And I wonder why I hate sewing so much…
Horns were styrofoam covered in pvc, attached to a headband hidden under the wig(s). Yes…I was wearing two wigs for most of the day – Sadi’s got a lot of hair! It was a bear to deal with though, so I didn’t last more than a few hours in them both.