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Topic: Sims 2 Cosplay ("kimono" dress, plumbobs, thought bubble)  (Read 31661 times)
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« on: September 16, 2011 10:04:06 AM »

For a local convention this summer my best friend and I dressed as sims from Sims 2. I've seen lots of sims costumes before but they're often plain clothes with a plumbob, so we wanted to do outfits that were recognizable as being directly from the game.

I made all parts of my outfit except for the shoes. It includes a dress, obi, leg warmers, and the jewelry.

This is the game version for reference (link for the sake of space):

I was quite excited about how well the gradient came out on the obi. I hand dyed yellow fabric with orange dye. This part of the costume gave me some trouble... I had made the obi one way, hated it, ripped it all apart and remade it so it's put together like a tsuke obi.

Something that bothered me the whole time I was working on the dress was that the wrap goes the wrong way for a kimono even though it is clearly modeled after one... I almost switched it, but I'm a stickler for costume accuracy and was already making some compromises.

For the plumbobs I used a template from here: http://simsgalore.co.uk/7994/create-your-own-plumbob/
I printed several templates on cardstock, glued them together, attached to headbands with wire, and finally painted.

For the thought bubble, I digitally traced the bubble and symbols from screenshots, printed them, and hand painted in the colors (except the alien head which has gray paper glued on). The symbols are on velcro so we could change them out during the day.

Finally, time for some action shots! If you want to know more about my friend's costume, here's that thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=387572.msg4585639#msg4585639

Thanks for looking! C & C, questions, etc. are all appreciated  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2011 10:15:22 AM »

Very cool! ~Thanks for sharing, you've inspired me!  Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2011 10:51:37 AM »

OH my gosh oh my gosh! GENIUS! I LOOOVE the Sim outfits...why on earth haven't I made any before?! Of course, if I had YOUR sewing skills I might be more inclined to.  Cheesy FANTASTIC! "This Rocks!" 
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2011 11:27:06 AM »

Clicked on the thumbnail thinking "That looks like the Sims' kimono" and so it is! Awesome cosplay, it really does rock. Was the thought bubble hand held?

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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2011 11:38:06 AM »

Oh man, so cute! Love the action shots! The plumbobs are so darn cool.

« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2011 11:44:29 AM »

Clicked on the thumbnail thinking "That looks like the Sims' kimono" and so it is! Awesome cosplay, it really does rock. Was the thought bubble hand held?

Yep, the thought bubble is foamcore on a long dowel for holding. It would have been nice if we didn't have to hold it, but at least this way it was easy to switch from person to person and to lower it for doors.
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2011 01:51:07 PM »

I thought that outfit looked familiar! I may have to make some plumbob headbands, they came out awesome!

« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2011 03:40:54 PM »

That is so sweet! I love how accurate you made to costume look. Its almost creepy how it looks like you came right out of the game.  Shocked
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2011 07:50:29 PM »

Badass! You did a fantastic job, and now you're making me want to do the same for a lot of the cosplays I currently have that I designed in game as well!
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2011 08:47:50 PM »

This totally made my day! You both look amazing. Cheesy
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