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Topic: Clara Plushie - Kuragehime/Jellyfish Princess  (Read 3542 times)
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« on: May 31, 2011 08:09:27 AM »

I went to a local Anime convention this past weekend, which was my first time going and was super fun! This past semester my university's Anime club watched Kuragehime (Jellyfish Princess) and I decided for the con I could put together a really simple Tsukimi cosplay. All she wears is a dark grey sweatsuit, but to be distinguished as a character of course I needed to make myself a plushie of Clara, her pet jellyfish!

Originally I was going to sew it, but I decided I was much more comfortable knitting it, which would have the added bonus of it being more unique than anybody else who might be doing the same costume.



I didn't want a perfect sphere shape for the body, but more of a flattened sphere, so for the body I modified the Monster Chunks pattern. The tentacles are tubes that I started briefly increasing and then decreasing again at the end to get the bulbous tips. The ruffle is just a simple k3tog lettuce ruffle. I was going to try to embroider all the details on, but that proved far too difficult and not detailed/accurate enough. So I glued everything on! I plan to make more of these to sell next year, so by then I will have used a more professional technique than just plain Elmer's!

Here is me in my costume, plus friends who were doing cosplay from Kuragehime too:



As I said, I hope to have a table at Artists' Alley next year and be selling these among other things. I had SO many random people come up to me and tell me that I should, so I figured why not?
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2011 08:45:27 AM »

Sweet jellyfish! I'm glad you got lots of positive feedback.
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2011 10:15:33 AM »

Super cute!!! <3 Anime north?
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2011 10:29:56 AM »

Clara! That's awesome! Grin
I loved that anime and great cosplay! Wink
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2011 07:25:29 AM »

Thanks guys!

Nope, it was Animazement in North Carolina.
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2011 08:00:25 AM »

Thanks guys!

Nope, it was Animazement in North Carolina.

Your first anime con??? Excellent! I went to my first con this year too and had a blast! You look very cute with your hair and your knit Jellyfish Smiley You should definitely do an artist alley, but you might be knitting for the next year if you do Wink
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2011 11:23:27 AM »

I love it!  What a great idea!
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2011 12:04:33 AM »

OHMYGOSH!!!!!!! I want a Clara doll!!! Hee hee.....500 yen was it?  Grin You and your friends look absolutely perfect! Great anime to cosplay  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2011 08:37:48 PM »

Like it - a lot.  (Or should I say "her"?)
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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2011 05:17:33 PM »

omg i have to try this! i love it so cute!
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