Happy Thursday my friends! I hope you are all excited for the long weekend! I for one cannot wait! ♡
Today I'm excited to share a brand new build log with you! When I heard that Kawaii in Seattle was hosting a magical girl day I KNEW I would have to cosplay Ichigo in one way or another, however I didn't want to deal with wearing my Mew Mew outfit while judging so Ichigo's School Uni was born!
I hope you all enjoyed watching my process for this Uniform! It was a pretty fun build! Here is a link to the patterns! Enjoy! https://eliebberts.com/index.php/ichigo-school-uniform/
What's your favorite anime school uniform?
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[Here for the patterns? Jump to the bottom of the post!]
Recently I was invited to attend Kawaii in Seattle’s Mahou Shoujo Day – this is a one day event hosted at the Red Lion Hotel in Bellevue Washington. Many years ago I attended the first Mahou Shoujo Day – which back then was simply Sailor Moon Day! I’m happy to say that this event has grown and matured over the years into a full fledged magical girl extravaganza!
When I was asked to judge Mahou Shoujo Day’s Cosplay contest I simply knew I would need to rep my absolute favorite magical girl series ever – Tokyo Mew Mew! I first read Tokyo Mew Mew when I was in middle school ( maybe 2006 or so?) and it’s been my go to series ever since. Early last year I made Ichigo’s magical girl outfit but it can be a bit cumbersome and hard to move around it, for sure not something I want to be judging in. After digging around my fabric stash I found that I had almost everything I needed to make Ichigo’s School Uniform and before you could say “Mew Mew Strawberry Metamorphosis” I was already working on it!
Ichigo’s uniform features a sleek grey bodice with white stripes up the bust and a black sailor collar. She also has white poof sleeves and a swishy grey skirt. Now I’ve made quite a few school uniforms in my time so I knew this would be a pretty easy project! After gathering the rest of my materials and notions (things like zippers and lace that I didn’t already have) I had this costume finished in two days!
In the end my materials list looked a bit like this
- 3 Yards Grey Suiting
- 1 Yard Black Twill
- .5 Yard White Crepe
- .5 Yard Red Dupioni
- 3 Yards White Cotton
- 2 Yard Medium Weight Interfacing
- 1 Package 1/4″ Double Fold Bias Tape
- 5 Yards White Lace
- 1 Grey Invisible Zipper
- A few Hook & Bars and a few Large Snaps
- Matching Thread
I accessorized this outfit using a Gaia in Dark Red from Epic Cosplay Wigs, a pair of white knee high socks and a set of black heeled loafers that I found at the Good Will 10 years ago! Over all I absolutely LOVE the way this costume came out! Not only is it super cute but it’s very comfortable to wear and easy to move around in – which is perfect for judging! I love that it’s also a fairly recognizable outfit and could be used for a few other Mew Mew characters as well! With this costume in my closet I’m even closer to owning all of Ichigo’s clothes!!
As a thank you to all of you who watch my videos I wanted to share a copy of the pattern I used for this costume! This pattern should fit an American Large/Size 10 with the approximate measurements of [40/32/42]. You will most likely need to have this printed at a print store or print it on multiple pieces of paper then tape it together – some of the pieces will need to be taped either way! This may not be a perfect pattern but I hope it’s a good jumping off point for anyone looking to make this outfit! Bow and skirt patterns are not included – Sorry! However I suggest using the Cosmic Coterie Bow pattern for the front bow and a modified version of it for the back bow!
If you end up using this pattern to make your own uniform let me know! I would absolutely LOVE to see photo! I love all Tokyo Mew Mew Cosplayers and am so happy to be a part of this community!
I want to thank you again from the bottom of my heart for supporting my cosplay and for watching my videos. It truly means the world to me and inspires me to keep sewing!
Thank you again for the support and I hope to see you again soon!
Keep Sewing, Stay Positive and Have Fun! ♡