Winry Rockbell from Fullmetal Alchemist
Event(s): Katsucon 2018
While watching Fullmetal Alchemist on Netflix, I realized that both Winry and Gadget from Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers wore the same jumpsuit. I decided then and there that I was going to make it.
I based the pattern off of a bootleg Ghostbusters pattern I had gotten at Walmart a few years prior. I needed a few adjustments, but for the most part, I followed it pretty spot on. The top half is lined with a lighter lilac to give a bit of contrast, and the bottom half is lined with some Disney fabric featuring Chip and Dale! I also hid a Chip and a Dale in two of the pockets.
The jumpsuit has several pockets, some of which are functional, and some of which are permanently shut to prevent me from just filling all of my pockets with stuff when I'm wearing it.
For her bandanna, I made a motorcycle-style skull cap. It's perfect for helping hold the weight of the wig and her ponytail slides right through the gap in the back. Her bandeau top is just two layers of black spandex sewn together.
I decided last minute that I needed a prop, so I made an automail arm! It's not Ed's arm because I couldn't find a fake right arm, but it still works. To make this, I bought a fake severed arm online and patterned out some armor pieces on craft foam. All the pieces were then dremeled, glued down, coated in wood glue, painted, and distressed. Since the inside was hallow, I filled it with various nuts and wires and enclosed them in clear silicon.
Photos by me - 2018