Show Us Your Moves: Daydreamernessa cosplays as Stocking!
Hey, we have an entry for our Show Us Your Moves Contest! Here we have Daydreamernessa as Stocking from the series Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt! She used both our Athena in Blue Black Fusion and Persephone in Cotton Candy Pink (color discontinued) to help pull off Stocking’s hairstyle! Read on to see more about herself and her cosplay habits!
–Technique used: The cotton candy pink wig’s wefts were cut, and then hand sewn into the blue wig. Be warned though that it does get heavy adding this much hair to a wig, that is already thick from the beginning! Sewing in some extra toupee clips is not a bad idea if it becomes too heavy! Bangs were trimmed quite a bit to get a blunt bang.
– What got you into cosplay?
About 14 yrs. ago now, back in middle school while doing my usual searches for anime related sites, I stumbled upon cosplay websites, specifically usagichan.com run by Lionel. I browsed all the galleries and that’s how I found out about conventions & cosplay, and in turn found out there was Fanime in Santa Clara. I was able to attend my first Fanime back in 2002, and for Fanime 2003 me and my mom put together a home-made/storebought Sanosuke from Rurouni Kenshn- and I haven’t looked back since!
– How long have you been cosplaying?
2013 will mark 11 years since i’ve been in this hobby!
– Were there any particular reasons you selected this character?
When I watched the first episode of Panty & stocking, I was literally sucked in. The transformation sequence alone was drool-worthy, and I had decided I am going to do this! I loved Panty’s design initially, but Stocking was much more fitting for me, and I am glad I stuck with my gut.
– What would you consider the most difficult part of this costume?
This is my 2nd Stocking I did, and with this design I wanted to keep an exaggerated cartoon-type look even down to the type of shoes. I translated the white lace as a basic stripe on the bottom of the dress, and I stuck with a triangle shaped lace hem. Making those pieces were the hardest part, because they were long.
– What cosplay would you like to do in the future?
…MANY. Though one I’d like to finally make now that the craze has died down, is Chii from Chobits, and yes I have an Epic wig just for it, i’ve had it for 2-3 years just sitting waiting for me to make Chii!
– What’s your favorite part about cosplaying?
Wearing it with my friends! As corny as that sounds, it’s true. Although trying on a finished costume for the first time, wig+make-up and all is very exciting!
-What do you like about our wig?
Everything. But the main draw is the lack of tangling, and how manageable the wig is and at 40″ that is a dream for any long hair character, and in anime, manga, video games etc. that is a staple!!