|From Cosplay Ike, the Making Of
I’ve been meaning to get around to making my boyfriend, Mike, a nice Halloween costume. For the past couple years he’s been wearing an old Link costume that I made for him like 4 years ago. In 2006 I started working on a Gandalf-like wizard costume that I never finished. Last year I was completely dedicated to my Twilight Princess Link costume. But this year I’m going to devote my time to a special costume just for him.
He wants to be Ike from Fire Emblem and I’m pumped about making it. It’s going to be even better than the TP Link costume.
As for what I’ll be wearing this year, I’ll likely be TP Link again. I don’t want to make a lame costume at the last minute. I did think about possibly doing Zarbon from Zarbon’s Masterpiece Theater but he’s such an obscure character that no one will know who he is. Ike is pretty obscure too though. But both Zarbon and Ike would be interesting visually even if people don’t recognize the specific characters.
Anyway, I’ve started putting together a list of fabrics I’ll need and making an inventory of all the costume pieces. I’ll likely buy the bulk of the fabric this weekend and next weekend. I’ve done a bunch of measurements and know roughly how much of each fabric I will need.
I will blog the progress of this costume as I did with the TP Link costume.