***FYI: THIS TUTORIAL IS VERY OLD ***
Okay since I seem to get this a lot, here’s just how I made my WV cosplay. Honestly I don’t know how much I can recommend this advice, I’ve seen a lot of other people do WV a lot better than me. However this is what worked for me, and since people seem interested in emulating it I’m fine with providing how I did it. Feel free to use this distribute it modify it do whatever you want with this.
For the headpiece, I used foam to construct the base of it. The soft, squishy sort of foam that you can buy by the roll. Mine was about an inch thick. I used hot glue to attach the pieces of foam together to form the base of the shape. What I did was sort of form a cylinder around my head. After that, for the top of the head I also made sure it extended out so it pointed. I then attached two other pieces to form sort of a triangle and connected it at the bottom. You can sort of see it in the picture. If I could redo this costume again, I would make sure there was a point near my mouth like the original character.
those different colors are all different pieces of foam.
After that I used hot glue (again!) to attach the fabric to the foam.
Here are some in progress shots:
No fabric attached. I would later pull the headgear down to the beginning of my mouth because it was wayyy easier to talk and such.
Starting to attach some of the fabric. I did a few layers of fabric, and as you can see in the finished product there isn’t an indent.
Here was the finished result of the headgear. I ended up adding some more fabric to it because my forehead was really large when I shoved the zentai on. Oops.
I used a Zentai. There are plenty of sites you can get it from, I bought mine from a site you’re NEVER SUPPOSED TO BUY FROM EVER before I knew it was terrible. I think it’s called milanno? Something like that. I wasn’t a bad zentai, however near the end of the con, the fingers were fraying a bit. When you order it, from wherever you order it from, make sure you ask for a head that is detachable. It just makes everything easier.
for the under garment, I used a dress from Good Will and attached the fabric to that.
For the poncho, I just layered on fabric and attached to another long piece of fabric with a hole cut into the middle of it for my head to fit.
For the eyes, I just sewed on pieces of felt just a bit off from where my actual eyes were. I could see pretty much most of the time.
Here was the finished costume:
With me wearing it:
People came up to me at the convention and told me I was the most uncanny valley thing ever. I was proud
Good luck. I’m sorry I couldn’t be more helpful! It’s been about half a year since I made this thing. My costume is FAR from perfect, but hopefully I could be of some help as a starting base for some people who want to cosplay this character.
Thanks for dealing with this tutorial! Good luck!! Feel free to send me any questions.