SeeU: Vocaloid 3
Character Name: SeeU (시유, シユ)
Series: Vocaloid 3
Started: March 2012
Finished: March 2012
Retired: June 2012 (Possible re-make in future)
Events and Appearances:
- SunnyCon; 24/03/2012
- SunnyCon; 24/03/2012
- NemaCon; 24/06/2012
- SeeU Cosplay Badges
- Pleated Skirt Tutorial
I was never really interested in Vocaloids, and to an extent they still don't catch my attention all that much. However the first time I saw and heard SeeU I quickly fell in love with her voice and design.
I knew from the start this wouldn't be an easy costume to make and when I began work on it I didn't actually think I'd get it finished in time, or at all, but somehow I pulled it off and now I'm really proud of it.
It's far from perfect, but it's probably the costume I'm happiest with, because it was the first time I really challenged myself and I think that for my experience and ability it came out a lot better than it should have done.
At first I considered making the whole shirt out of PVC, and I'm glad I didn't! I ended up using it for the black part of the top and had to sew it all by hand since my sewing machine really didn't like it.
I also hand sewed the soundwave panel onto the PVC using orange thread, though it's not very visible on the costume.
The bottom of the top was made from an orange satin blend fabric and was also a nightmare to work with, because it's so thin and frays like crazy! The buttons/badges you see on the costume were purchased online from a fellow deviant, and while they're small I love the way they look.
The skirt and the bow are both made from the same Poly/Viscose/Lyrca fabric and were simple to put together.
The bow is glued down to the top of the shirt and I used a small CD for the ornamenal piece that goes over it.
Unfortunately the wrist cuffs were hurriedly put together, and it shows. I plan to re-make these using the same method however, which is two foam pieces covered with the corresponding colour fabric and fastened just tight enough for me to be able to slide them on and off my arms, but without them falling off when I don't want them too.
The rest of the costume (shoes, socks and ears) were bought items which I modified, or in the case of the ears, they were a gift from my fursuiting friend Kai, who made them in a similar way to fursuit ears.
Photoshoot and convention photos of the finished costume.
Photos of the costume during construction.