Right so i changed out the zipper for my Nunotaba Shinobu's Vest and i am so glad that it worked out the way I hoped. Then I worked on this
So this week I am getting ready for Anime California 2014
and I wanted to add something new to my Kiki genderbend from Kiki's Delivery Service
When I went to Anime Expo 2014 I only had the clothes, radio and the broom.
So this time I wanted to add a bag.
Throughout the movie, you see Kiki with her over-sized orange bag and this type of broom
But near the end of the movie Kiki has a different broom, the broom that she uses to save Tombo.
And here in the official picture, she has a paper bag.
Since I am doing this genderbent from female to male, I wanted my Kiki to have a boyish bag
After doing some research I decided that the orange bag is out
because it will not match with the outfit that I made.
In the end I ended up doing a paper bag bag
Here i got some measurements down
and possible idea of Jiji
I bought 18 inches of Upholstery Vinyl- Kenton Bd Pecan fabric
from Joann for about $10 after 40% coupon
I bought this color because it was the closest to the "Orange" color from the choices that I had at that time
and the color seemed suitable for a male Kiki
This was cut to 30" x 15.25"
and the rest of the measurement was done as shown in the earlier picture
Then I superglued the whole bag with this one
(also available at Joann and used coupon!)
I glued the side and the bottom
Since i didn't like to leave the top raw
I added the left over fabric from the piece that I cut previously to get the right size for the bag
and wrapped it around the top
see~ it looks like a paper bag =D
I used these snaps to keep the bag closed on the top and to give shape
And to keep this as a no sewing, I used super glue to glue down these snaps instead of sewing it.
I still wanted to add Jiji on the bag since it would be too many things for me to carry if I made Jiji as a plushie
Likewise, after many research on how to add Jiji, I decided to use the Jiji cup from the movie scene
and made a stencil out of it
a little close upNow I am really happy of the result!!!
I think i am done with Kiki genderbend for Anime California 2014~~
Still undecided when I'll be wearing this >.<