I bought today some purple fleece for my gijinka Espeon ears while I was waiting for le stepdad to pick me up from town. When I got home I decided to start making them right away. I will write this in a kind of tutorial-ish way. Here goes ~
|My chosen fabrics: purple fleece and err, I think it's black velvet..|
|The reference picture I used of Espeon|
|Pattern for the ears drawn..|
|Folded the fleece fabric and pinned pattern in place..|
|After I had cut out a pair of ears.. 4 pieces of fabric in total. Remember seam allowance!|
|I made the inner ear pattern by putting the "outer ear" under the pattern paper and drew it..|
(this is taken after I had cut out the inner ear pattern and put it on top of the outer ear to check that they fit together)
|Inner ear pattern pinned in place on fabric...|
|I pinned the inner ear pieces..|
|.. and zigzaged them on. (you can do straight stitch if you want, I just used zigzag to avoid getting more of those "black fluffs" everywhere)|
|Turned the ears right sides against each other and sewed around it..|
|Cuts at the curve to demonstrate what I mean...|
|An empty ear turned right side out... it needs some...|
|... FLUFF! (pillow stuffing or whatever it's called)|
|After filling ears with stuffing...|
|I sewed the roots closed with a sewing machine.|
You can handsew too if you prefer that..
I did the ears this way because it's easier to hide and looks more, err, "natural" than just having an obvious headband with ears on.
I decided to do a really quick Espeon gijinka try-on, just to see how the ears sit on the wig and if they weighted it down or something. They did not, very light-weight and comfortable to wear!
Here's few (mirror) photos:
|Is it just me or does this wig suit me? xD|
That kimono (and juban) is the one I'll be wearing but I have not yet decided on if I should use a black or wine red kaku obi.. and I'm thinking about adding some accessories.. if I can find what I have in mind ~
Also I need to get my hands on a red craft gem or rhinestone or whatever they are called.. with a flat back of course. I checked Tiimari and another store today but they didn't really have gems with the right form/size/color.. and if they had something half-way decent they were in a multi-pack and/or overpriced... and because I just need one and not like 30 in different sizes too OTL it feels a bit derp to pay 5 € or something to just use one of them lol. I think I'll go check Tex too before I turn to buying from eBay haha.
Bye bye for now!