Renamon from Digimon Tamers
Character Name: Renamon
Series: Digimon Tamers
Specifics: original gijinka
Cost: about $200
Time: 40 hours
Started: November 2003
Completed: May 2004
Debuted: Anime North 2004
Thanks to LLNN for the photos!
This was actually my second attempt at a Renamon costume – I has made a much simpler Renamon costume for Halloween when Digimon Tamers first came out. This was my second attempt. Since this costume was of my own design, I got to make up the design, which was fun.
The dress part was a first and really really time-consuming. I'd never made anything like it before. It was also my first encounter with zippers. I had some help from Amanda with pinning (since I really couldn't do it myself), and she helped me shape the bottom half of the dress. Thank you Amanda!
After getting the dress to fit, I sewed in invisible bra straps to give it extra support and to keep it from slipping off. I then sewed fur to the top and bottom of the dress. I hand-sewed all the fur to make sure it would look right.
I made little wing-things and stuffed them before attaching them to the back of the dress. The fur collar was pretty simple and only took about an hour and a half to make. I used snaps to take it on and off.
The gloves were tricky. I sewed pipe cleaners into them to give them shape. I found embroidered ying-yangs and sewed them onto the gloves.
The ears are stuffed and have fur hand-sewed to the ends. I wanted the ears to sit over my ears, because otherwise they'd look like alien head things or something. The problem with that is that I couldn't sew them to the wig. I tried differently things and eventfully settled for sewing the ears to a black strip of fabric that goes around my head.
I went out and bought black tights as well as white boots. And that's about it.
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