Videl Satan from Dragon Ball Z
Character Name: Videl Satan
Series: Dragon Ball Z
Specifics: Orange Star High School outfit
Time: ~2 weeks
Started: July 2010
Completed: May 2011
Debuted: Toronto Cosplay Picnic 2010
Thanks to Mike Kowalek
and David for the photos!
I'd been wanting to make a Dragon Ball Z costume for a very long time and Videl has always been one of my favourite characters. I decided to cosplay this particular version of her because I'm particularly fond of her high school outfit and her long hair.
Most of this costume was fairly simple in terms of construction. I made sure to pattern the shirt so it would fall the ways hers does. The shirt is made out of some sort of cotton spandex. I double-layered the fabric so it wouldn't be transparent (as white fabrics tend to be). I made the Orange Star High School badge out of white fabric, orange felt, craft foam, cardboard, glue and heat-and-bond. I love how it came out.
The shorts were made by shortening a pair of black tights. The purple socks are simple pieces of purple spandex sewed into a tube-like shape. The gloves I borrowed from Becky.
The wig is a black wig with a side part I pulled into pigtails. I made Videl's yellow hair ties out of felt and sewed them to the wig so they don't shift while I'm wearing it.
After patterning the boots on paper and making a mock version out of cardboard, I constructured them out of an old pair of black shoes, craft foam, green spandex and hot glue. There was a lot of trial and error involved but they turned out to be one of my favourite things about this costume.
Overall, I'm very happy with this costume. It's simple, it's super comfy and because it's pretty much shorts and a t-shirt, it's great to wear to summer events. :)
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