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Batman Seifuku by mikomiscostumedworld Batman Seifuku by mikomiscostumedworld
This is my Batman themed seifuku! I've wanted to get a seifuku for a while now, but I could never justify buying one. Well, I was really, super bored when I was in my final few weeks of pregnancy, so I decided to make one while waiting around at home. I literally was sewing this while having contractions before I went to the hospital lol. Needless to say, it is a really easy sewing project and not very time consuming. I didn't finish the hem or serge the inside seams because I want to wear it after I finish loosing my pregnancy weight. I'm loosing several pounds a week, and I just didn't think it prudent to finish it when I will end up having to take out a skirt panel or two eventually. The fabric I used is a DC licensed Batman print in cotton. It was really easy to work with, which was a nice change from the satin and other frilly fabrics I normally work with lol. I also used interfacing for the first time in the cape looking part of it, and that was an adventure. The interfacing I bought didn't have good instructions, so I ended up having to call my husband's aunt (who is a seamstress lady) in Canada in order to apply it properly. Once again, I ended up having to handstitch the whole thing, because I still can't find a sewing machine repair person in any of the towns where I have family. All in all it took me about 10 hours to handstitch, but if I had a machine, I suspect it would only have taken about 2 hours total.

On the topic of loosing weight, carrying around the extra weight during my pregnancy made me get overly bulky, muscular legs again :-/ I was really hoping that my legs wouldn't go back to their size from when I did a bunch of sports, but lo and behold, I have linebacker legs once again. The sad thing is that it took me several years of not doing anything hardcore in order for them to thin out. Also, I haven't lost all of my pregnancy weight in the photos I will be posting of this, so if anyone decides to be a smartass and post a comment about being "fat" I will not so kindly point out that I had a child about a month prior to this shoot and make you sound like a douche :)

An interesting note about this photoshoot: it was REALLY cold outside! Seriously, it was below freezing the entire time (@_@) To the surprise of my husband and Ken, my legs didn't get cold at all; it was probably due to the years I spent every spare time in an ice rink lol. My hands were a completely different story though. I ended up having to cut the shoot a bit short because I was starting to get the beginning signs of frostbite lol. Don't worry! All that happened were my hands getting red and a bit swollen; they went back to normal after a few hours indoors :)

I really like how it turned out, so I'm thinking of making several other themed seifuku as well for myself :)

Cosplay construction/model/hair/makeup: me
Photography: :iconyenra:
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shadowcat80 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist
My favorite part is the shoes actual love the blue color and look comfortable as well. Awesome outfit
mikomiscostumedworld Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you! They're a pair of moccasins, and the closest things that I had to prep school uniform appropriate footwear in my closet lol. And they are super comfortable; I even use them for my Spider Gwen cosplay as well!
Surreal-Photographic Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
LenMomono Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you look like a sweet girl there 
kngdmhrts2 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it! It's wonderful! ^^
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December 1, 2013
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1/1600 second
Focal Length
85 mm
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Date Taken
Nov 30, 2013, 11:32:36 AM
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Macintosh)