Our apartment – 2016 NSFW

It's been not only a long time since I've posted here, but it has been a long time since I shared photos of my place. The last time you guys saw where I lived I was still living at home with my parents. It was back in 2012, so easily 4 years ago you saw my collection. Now you can see not only has my… [more]

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[Alter] – Melty Review

So since I've moved into my new apartment I still hadn't set up my photography studio. Seems work has me busier than I thought I would ever be, however I took some time this past weekend to set up my studio so I could take some photos of my latest purchase, Alter's 1/8th Melty from Shining Hearts. Now… [more]

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[Orchid Seed] – Yuki Review NSFW

Pre-ordered this figure the moment she was released for pre-order. I needed for for multiple reasons, she's sexy/half naked, plus while she's not Sora she reminds me of Sora from Yosuga no Sora! But she's Yuki from Maid Yome and she's pretty amazing. The only issue is her adorable mouth really looks… [more]

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Nendoroid Storage Container

I recently went on a trip to a magical place, The Container Store. Ok it's not really magical, but I happen to have discovered a love for organizing my home. I tend to prefer Ikea and Daiso but we went to The Container Store on a whim and I discovered this lovely storage container! I've been needing… [more]

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Shugo Chara Cosplay COMPLETE!

As promised here are the pics! Only things missing are the eggs and the humpty lock but those are on their way.

What do you guys think? I’m’ getting nervous about this outfit all of a sudden. I’m quite the perfectionist when it comes to cosplays, so i don’t’ want to look terrible. Can you think of anything i may need to work on for this outfit? Remember I’m getting the Humpty lock and eggs soon.

EDIT! I added the side pony tail on the wig, how’s it look? And it’s on the other side, i just took this from my bathroom mirror…

EDIT 01-22-09
To remind everyone this is an old cosplay for me now, i did this last year for anime expo ’09. I made the skirt, the bag, the legwarmers and the hair clips. No i won’t be doing commissions for anyone, I won’t make anything for anyone. I got the material at Joann’s Fabric store. I got my eggs from this girl, now sure if she is still selling them but you can try. I got my Wig on ebay and no i don’t remember the seller.
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78 Responses to “Shugo Chara Cosplay COMPLETE!”

  1. Anon says:

    Good costume, congratulations on getting all the pieces together.


    Non-age appropriate cosplay. I can never see the young, innocent Amu in the cosplayer.

    The wig clashes with the face. Either the wig is too light (or amplified by camera flash) or the cosplayer’s skin is too dark.

    Please style the wig to have a side-ponytail. Don’t ruin the complete costume with an unfinished wig.

  2. Dancing Queen says:

    well thanks for the constructive criticism. yeah i’m 20 so i guess it’s hard to pull off a character who’s in like 7th grade. πŸ™
    the flash was a bit bright so it did make me look darker and the wig brighter and yes i will be putting it in the side pony tail.

  3. just a duck says:

    I think you look adorable. Your costume’s perfect, love the bag. Sure, you’re not the same age as Amu, but really, how many other cosplayers are? Anime/manga characters tend to be very young and when you’re 20+ years old, you feel ancient (haha, I’m 21).

    As for constructive criticism: I agree with adding the side ponytail, but you said you’d be adding that later. The pink color of the wig seems a little off (too bright) but I’m sure it’s hard to find a wig with the exact color. And also, hmm, how about move the arm band up a bit more (I’m being REALLY nitpicky here ^^;).

    But seriously, great great job on the cosplay. Hope to see you at AX.

  4. Dancing Queen says:

    @just a duck:
    well thanks as well. I’ll be moving the arm band up then! I’m super nitpicky as well thast why i’m asking for help before i show it off at AX.

  5. gordon says:

    u looks lovely and i like the ponytail.

    i have nothing much to add since the outfit is pretty good already.

    btw, love your backyard with a view. ^^;

    gordons last blog post..Haruhi Star OP Full Version

  6. Crusader says:

    Good job.

    Given that you are asking for nits to pick the armband from the reference picture seems to be as thick as the cuffs on the shirt. You might want to trim it down a little bit to preserve the relative scale.

    All in all nothing major that wasn’t already mentioned, the wig/hairstyle. Though I was hoping to see how you would have done the eggs would have reached a prototype stage at this point. I am keen on seeing what solution you come up with to make shugo tama, that i think will be more of a trick given how working with small objects requires a more deft touch and steady hands.

  7. lu-k says:

    haaa Amu-chin!! πŸ˜€
    With a smile like on 3rd picture this is prefect ^^
    I was going to write about the ponytail, but just saw you fixed that missing part ^^

    Don’t be too demanding. I think Anon remarks are a bit too exagerated. Even the best cosplayers (I mean, those japanese models exhibiting during convensions) have flashy wigs and don’t have the same skin color as anime character… Why don’t you grab yellow contact-lens for the eye color as well? This is ridiculous.

    This is already an awesome costume, very faithful, and that’s what is important. As long as you act like Amu, this will be perfect πŸ™‚

    lu-ks last blog post..Figures Restock

  8. Adun says:

    You look great in it. Now you just need to work on getting Amu’s personality for when you head out to an anime convention.

    Aduns last blog post..Otakuism and the Workplace

  9. Rainie says:

    PERFECT!!! Wow =] Good job!

  10. Optic says:

    Congratz on completing the cosplay. I’m sure u will be a stand out in the crowd. I personally think the light pink wig is a better fit for the hair. The other one looks too pinkish but it stands out more so that could be a bonus. What was the hardest part in ur opinion?
    I wish I could attend AX to see all the events unfolded but considering I’m half way across the globe and I can only dream. T_T
    Hopefully, I can turn the dream into a reality one day.

    Optics last blog post..Picking the right theme

  11. Angie says:

    Hihi! Where did u get the checkered waist pouch? To tell you seriously, I’m also going to cosplay as Amu Hinamori for EOY’08, a singapore’s end of year cosplay event! Mind if you would give me some tips? :DD

  12. omo says:

    I dig it.

    omos last blog post..Singing to the End of Spring

  13. animemiz says:

    That looks great and cute. wouldn’t mind seeing a picture with the ponytail and the outfit in one picture.. have fun cosplaying. I am sure lots of people will want to take your picture….!

    animemizs last blog post..GameStop offering Deoxyses

  14. animemiz says:

    Constructive criticism, I like the last picture more.. guess a pale powder foundation will make your skin lighter.. with some pink blush.

    animemizs last blog post..GameStop offering Deoxyses

  15. amd64fx01 says:

    This costume turned out great, and i think the wig with the ponytail looks perfect. Is it just the lighting? cuz the full costume pics your wig looks neon pink, and in the bathroom pic the wig looks more natural…

  16. elezend says:

    You did a good job on the bag (it looks a lot like the one in the anime)

    The side pony tail obviously look much better ^^

    I will be 20 too =)

    elezends last blog post..Think twice before going to Akihabara

  17. Dancing Queen says:

    Thats the reason we wanted the house so much! When it was the rainy season that mountain was filled with flowers and was where i did the Fauna and Makoto Shoot

    well i’m buying the eggs, so those will come in the mail soon enough. i couldn’t think of a way to make the eggs and have them look good…

    I actually did get yellow contacts for this cosplay, well Honey but they look awesome.

    It’s the same wig only different lighting, the first ones look strange since my dad had the setting on his camera all weird. and the other was just just me in the bathroom and no flash.
    but the hardest part was the skirt, i was terrified of how i was going to make it and tried myself a couple of times and failed then luckily my grandma came to the rescue!

    I made the pouch myself since i wanted the plaid to match the skirt.
    go here to see how i made ti http://howagirlfigures.com/2008/06/05/shugo-chara-cosplay-update-4/

    once again this one was just different lighting, plus it’s like 90 million degrees here so i was sweating in the first pics, and i turn red when it gets too hot…

    yep lighting, same wig

    thanks i love how the bag came out! and yeah i to leave the hair down but i like the pony tail so much more!

  18. Crisu says:

    Looks fantastic. ^_^

    I agree with Crusader about trimming the armband just slightly to match the length of the shirt cuffs.

    Ponytail looks good; I assume it can’t be longer because of the limited amount of hair available with which to make the ponytail in the first place. ^^; Also (and I have no experience with wigs to know) if it’s possible to make the hair a little bit messier … and a little bit more in your face (or over your forehead).

    After that, poses! Get more of the cool and spicy feel. Maybe practice walking around with a bag over your shoulder and just looking annoyed at the day.

    Crisus last blog post..Full Anime Blogger Award Results are Out!

  19. Ou-bento says:

    I think you look great. As a cosplayer, I understand how you can’t look “perfect” since um…2D != 3D. But it looks great to me. I’ve actually seen quite a few Amu cosplayers in Japan and stateside, and you’re right up there. I think if you want to look younger, you should lay off on the eyeliner a little since you appear a lot more mature with it. Also, great job on making the pouch.

    Ou-bentos last blog post..Xingke and Tianzi in English

  20. Cuckoo says:

    The pouch is awesome, but one thing about the wig ; Amu’s fringe (bangs in American?) if a full one rather than a side one, but that’s just a minor nitpicky thing. I think it’s amazing that you did a lot of it all yourself!

  21. Lauren says:

    Pony works perfectly!!

    Laurens last blog post..Puchi Eva Figurines on the way

  22. Dude says:

    DUDE! u did an awesome job, the end.

  23. you look fantastic! i wish i could cosplay half as good when the day comes!

    Nomadicwriters last blog post..Futsoba!

  24. ron~ says:

    you definitely need to have the pony tail πŸ™‚

    good job on making this costume, it looks good

    ron~s last blog post..Reinforce Zwei ~ Alter

  25. Khal says:

    I think this is the most awesome thing ive seen all day. haha, looks excellent! And yeah the ponytail looks just right I’m thinking…nice job!!! Hopefully I’ll bump into you in person ^_^

    Khals last blog post..Bartender ~ This Round is on Me

  26. Mireille-Chan says:

    :O.. Wow. Thats actually one of the best Amu cosplays Ive seen. (And thats rare for me to say, since Im so used to seeing perfect cosplays from asia. x’D)
    Im also thinking of being Amu, but Miki’s version which is blue. πŸ˜€

  27. Rin says:

    AMAZING COSPLAY!!!!!!! You look pretty good in it!!!!!!
    Just by looking I can say that you can make a better cosplay then me…
    Be waiting for convention pictures!!!!!!

    Rins last blog post..Figure Site…

  28. Tacho says:

    Looking good, They are definitely gonna be stopping you at the convention a lot .

  29. Ryo says:

    wow this looks great! hope to see you at AX with it πŸ˜›

    the attention to detail is great, especially on all the accessories πŸ™‚

    Ryos last blog post..Summer’s Here, and that can only mean one thing!

  30. Dee says:

    heya i was just wondering if you could tell me where to get the costume from? XD
    thank you! ^^

  31. Kyoshiro says:

    hi… your amu-chan’s costume overall rating, i give is 80%…

    1st is your wig, the pony tail should be on your left and of course the fringe is wrong… her original fringes is covering from her whole forehead to her below the eyebrows and two curve fringes on both sides and while yours is only side parting fringe which u need to style already…

    2nd is your belt, is wrong type… hers is 2 hole belt which can be easily found in any belt shops…

    No offence ya.. i have helped my friend to cosplay amu-chan before so i might be a bit particular about small issues… ^^

    Hope my comments aren’t harsh for you… ^^

  32. Dancing Queen says:

    well the pony tail is on the correct side, the image is just reversed since i took it facing a mirror… Going based of the manga cover she does have two belts on like the one i have one and the other like on the picture at the top of my post, i’m currently on the hunt for that second belt… and i’m trying ti figure out how to cut the bangs, i know that part is wrong but i’m terrible at cutting bangs and i don’t want to ruin the wig… πŸ™

  33. Dancing Queen says:

    i made the costume, so there isn’t a place to buy it from

  34. bob says:


  35. Nikki says:

    OMG! That’s an awesome costume! Congrats, I wish I could get a costume that good. You deserve a high-five for your awesomeness!

    – Nikki

  36. Kris says:

    OMG!!! Amu-chan! I can’t believe this. I love your cosplay. Its mega rad and I’m super jealous. Your’s looks WAY better than mine. Yup, I’m cosplaying as Amu too. :3 I do have like one… okay more like a few questions. You said the eggs and humpty lock were ‘on the way’, the question: from where? I’d love to have a totally accurate cosplay, just like you. And OMG the x-hair clip is perfect! Mega props. You rock, and I’m totally inspired to make my Amu cospaly even better! <3

  37. Dancing Queen says:

    more info on the eggs and humpty lock here http://howagirlfigures.com/2008/06/19/humpty-lock-and-shugo-tama/

  38. Clair DE Lune says:

    My goodness it doesn’t matter about your age …YOU LOOK COOL. THese nitpicky people are dumb and forget them because they could NEVER get all these things together.

    Dont worry about your age either Im in high school and I watch the show cause its a favorite -_-”

    So Im happy for your acheivement and Ill keep my eye out for the costume

  39. ShellES829 says:

    CUTE!!!!!! I love ur bag and clips i wish i could pull that off but im stuck watching and enjoying the show anyway love ur work!!!!!

  40. shelby says:

    so did u make this costume or did u buy it?

  41. Dancing Queen says:

    made it

  42. Syringa says:

    It’s so cool you made it yourself!
    It looks better than the cosplay outfits you can buy online!

    I want to cosplay as Amu next time I go to a convention,
    so this is very useful =)

    Only too bad you don’t have the yellow egg πŸ˜‰

  43. Yagami...um...Bob! says:

    Actually, Amu is a fifth grader. I, personally, love the costume and I don’t think you’re to old for it at all. She’s not the typical ditzy shoujo heroine, and dosen’t act young, so I think the costume is great.

  44. Mary says:

    hey i was wondering..i’m going as hinamori amu but i need help making the purse to put the eggs in,and i need help finding the hair clips..how did you get amu-chans hair clips..

  45. Mary says:

    ok..ur hinamori costume..is off the hook..and the x-hair clips are awsome 10/5..how did you get them..i’m goign as hinamori amu to animazement 2009,in raliegh north carolina^^…my costume isn’t as good though..but i’m having trouble finding the wig..adn i’ve though about dying my hair pinnk..but..i want a wig..where did u get the x-hair clips from

  46. Dancing Queen says:

    i made the hair clips, you can see how i made them here http://howagirlfigures.com/2008/05/16/shugo-chara-cosplay-update-2/

    and the purse i made as well. i show how i made that here as well http://howagirlfigures.com/2008/06/05/shugo-chara-cosplay-update-4/

    i bought the wig off ebay but it’s really too pink for the costume and if i use it again i’ll be buying a different wig later…

  47. Eylicaino says:

    Nice!! I’m hoping to cosplay as the Amulet Spade xD
    First, I need to figure out how to make it. lol

  48. Kamen Raida Kiba says:

    I don’t think you should have a wig.It seems a bit over the top.You could just spray your hair though.

    Oh,and by the way,yes I am a boy but I’m a tokusatsu fan so that’s why I’m into “girl”

  49. Dancing Queen says:

    oh sweet, she’s an awesome character design!

    @Kamen Raida Kiba:
    wow that would be a terrible terrible idea, my hair is lack black and spraying it would look so bad!

  50. Mariah says:

    I love everything except the hair

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