Most the time I think we'll just repurpose our casual cosplay from Fanime since we have to travel light and I don't want to bring something the TSA might deem weird - like a wig or something. But we wanted to do a group cosplay with J and M too. It'll still be casual though.
Anyway, since they are really into Keroro Gunsou, that'd be a good place to start? As I'm sure you're all familiar - Sak and I are kinda big fans of the little frog dudes.
|Our first time-intensive cosplay..|
|On our wedding cake...|
|Wedding plushies Cousin T made for us..|
Yeah. We're big fans. Haha.
For casual cosplay, I'm thinking hats, and maybe a t-shirt with the white "belly" sewn on with the emblem? Friend J wants to be kero (green), Friend M wants to be Giroro (red), leaving me to be Tamama (again yay! dark blue) and Sak to be Kururu (orange). Kururu actually fits him quite well as he's a nerdy tinkerer with glasses. :P
Anyway, I have some leftover scrap fleece so I started with Kero's hat. I used an existing neko fleece hat (from Digi Charat - I've had this thing forever) to trace out a pattern (minus the ears).
I cut out two pieces in fleece, and sewed them together. I mistakenly thought I could roll hem the edge of the hat. Uh, this doesn't work so well on fleece, as the back hem of the hat is totally warped. Murgh.
Next I cut out some ear flaps, and lined them up with each seam of the hat.
Pinch, pin and sew both sides.
Lastly, I trimmed any excess fleece, and hand stitched a red felt star emblem to the front.
|Kind of a derpy star though.|