Amy Rose from Sonic the Hedgehog
Event(s): Katsucon 2017 | Animazement 2017 | Oni-Con 2017
Sonic is one of my favorite franchises, and, as much as I'd love to hate her, I love Amy! This was my second time making an Amy costume and man, is this one so much better than the original I made back in 2012!
I patterned the dress out myself and made it with a really nice soft canvas type material. I wanted to make sure that it had a little bit of texture to it since Amy is pretty color blocked. It's fully lined with two different patterned red materials that I already had on hand. There's a zipper in the back and the neck snaps on. There's multiple snaps in case someone with a smaller or larger neck ends up with it in the future. There's also hand sewn darts in the bust in case it needs to be taken out by someone since that's one of my most common "I would buy this but..." problems.
The skirt has multiple layers inside to make it extra poofy! The two inside layers have lace and horsehair braid and the outer layer is super thick so it falls nice on its own. The white trim was cut into a circle shape to make sure it fell nicely with the rest of the skirt. I felt like I was wasting fabric by not just cutting a straight line out, but the final result makes it worth it!
The boots were a pair I already had that had been sponsored by Costume SuperCenter for a previous project. I taped off the area that needed to be white and used Plastidip to add the color. I didn't think to rip the tape off immediately like you have to do with nail polish, so I ended up having to carefully cut the making tape off once the paint had dried. (Whoops!) I decided to do knee high socks instead of painting a white rim on the boots because I figured it would be more pleasing to the eye.
The ears are made to be adjustable on a headband. They just slide on and can be moved to where you want them to sit. I love having the option to adjust them rather than gluing them on, that's probably my least favorite thing about making bunny suit ears.
Her Piko Piko Hammer is made from cake pans and poster board with craft foam for added flair. The yellow is just normal spray paint and the red is Plastdip to add some extra stability to the poster board. The entire thing was also coated in wood glue several times to help with the sturdiness.
Photos by Phosphorescence - 2017
Photos by Chris EG Nolan - 2017