Android 18/C18/Jinzōningen Jū Hachi
Dragon Ball Z
DescriptionI debated intensely over whether to make the skirt and jacket from scratch or alter premade garments. At last, I decided to alter, since I don't see someone without access to an industrial clothing factory managing to get the "denim seams" right. >_<;; I hate that this meant sacrificing some accuracy in terms of seam placement and whatnot, but it's a lose-lose situation, really. ;_;
Wig: 14" Blonde Medium Kanekalon wig from CosplayAnimeWigs.com. I trimmed it a bit in front for more of an even length. I used a razor (like a normal shaving razor) to do most of the cutting, as I find it gives a much more natural effect.
Contact Lenses: Seductive Blue Extreme Color Contact Lenses from Fashion-ContactLenses.com.
I also added a bit of hair glue to the front for styling.
Jacket: I bought a denim jacket on E-bay (I browsed 175 pages of results to find the most accurate one XD), and made some alterations.
I cut off the sleeves, leaving an inch or two left of fabric off the shoulder seam. I then shredded the remaining bits of the sleeves with a seam ripper for that "torn off" look. They're fray-blocked so they won't disintegrate. XD
The buttons were silver, so I changed the color with "Spanish Copper" Rub 'n' Buff.
I googled around for the Red Ribbon Army logo, tweaked it to look identical to the version 18 wears, and printed it off onto iron-on transfer paper. I ironed it on for a VERY short time to preserve the quality of the image, but still maintain a good stick. The jacket is hand-dry-clean only as a result. XD
Shirt: Yes, it IS just one shirt, not two layered. This is confirmed when 18's clothes get tattered fighting Vegeta, and her skin is visible through a hole in the fabric near the chest.
The sleeves were made from an over-sized shirt I found on E-bay (I cut it up for material, as I couldn't find appropriate fabric for sale by the yard). No pattern used. I attached them to a black, scoop-neck tank I found on E-bay.
Skirt: E-bay again. I shortened it, as it was originally almost knee-length. The button was Rub 'n' Buffed in "Spanish Copper" to match the buttons on the jacket.
Belt and Buckle: Lucked out on E-bay. XD I bought the belt strap separately from the buckle.
Boots: Levi Womens Expeditions. Found on... you guessed it! E-bay! XD I shortened them up by folding the tops under.
For the harness (straps), I cut strips out of a piece of goat leather (goat because it's very workable and pliable). The rings are leathercraft rings, and it's all joined together with Gorilla Glue.
Eloare Thank you for your comment on my Watery costume! Yes it is bodypainting and it took me AGES!!! >.< Plus, I was not very satisfied about how it came out. you are a great C18!!!