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Offline Glitch Girl

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ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« on: July 30, 2010, 02:02:22 PM »
I know there are a few of you out there who are fans of Phil Folgio's Steampunk epic (Im a crecent convert myself).  With DragonCon coming up, I decided I needed a new costume and... well you can guess the rest.

However, not being a natural blond, I need a wig, and I've narrowed it down to two I can afford but I'm having a hard time choosing which one will work best for Agatha (gotta order it soon otherwise I won't have it in time). 

What do you think, which one is closer?

Wig 1: http://www.milanoo.com/Final-Fantasy-Stella-Nox-FleuretCosplay-Wig-p16347.html
Wig 2: http://www.hellocosplay.com/cosplay-blonde-medium-wig-p-338:5489437b3ea57badbc97930299145fe7.html

And for those of you who haven't read Girl Genius, here's what I'm talking about

thanks in advance.
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Re: ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010, 02:20:47 PM »
Wig1, I think.

You've got to post pics when you get it all together :)
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Re: ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010, 02:23:46 PM »
I say the second wig would be better.
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Re: ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2010, 02:27:16 PM »
Second wig doesn't have enough of the reddish highlights, it appears to me.

Which outfit of Agatha's are you going to try to duplicate?

You totally need to have one of Agatha's miniature clanks riding on your shoulder and carry a steampunk death ray :D
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Re: ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2010, 02:32:11 PM »
I was going to say #2 looked better, because it *lacked* the red highlights, and Agatha has mostly been portrayed as a straight blonde.  After seeing BB's second comment, though, I went with my first instinct & re-checked the source material.  She is most definitely being colored as though she's got some red in it, so I'd give my vote to #1.
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Re: ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2010, 02:38:31 PM »
This is my first time looking at the comic.  Let me look online for some more pics and then I'll get back to you.

Update: Looking at some pics online, I've seen done both ways, but mostly blonde with the red highlights, so if that the look you want then go with the first wig.  One of the pics I saw had a cosplayer of her with red hair.

Also: One site said that Gadget from Rescue Rangers was inspired from Girl Genius
« Last Edit: July 30, 2010, 02:45:18 PM by JeyNyce »
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Re: ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2010, 02:47:29 PM »
Whoops- I had opened both pages at the same time, and erroneously reversed them in my mind. It's the FIRST one which says "Agatha" to me more, and for which I'm voting. I'm changing my original post, rather than posting a second time, to keep things simple- I will make a new post stating that I have altered this post, however.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2010, 07:04:17 PM by Alaric »
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Re: ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2010, 03:31:10 PM »
Actually, guys, I think the first one looks more like Agatha's hair, minus the cowlick, of course.

Number 2 is close, though, so you wouldn't really go wrong with either.


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Re: ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2010, 04:36:28 PM »
Gonna tally votes until about 3:00  my time, then take the plunge.  Thanks for all the feedback so far guys. :)

As for which outfit, I'm going to try for her current appearance.  I have the shirt and pants which I'll be putting red trim on hopefully this weekend.  The locket will (hopefully) be made out of a makeup case which will allow it to open and I hope to stuff some gears inside.   I have some black boots, but I'll need to make some bootcovers or find some at the costume shop (Halloween Express should be opening pretty soon).  Glasses will also have to be bought.  I hope to pick up a pattern and fabric for the corset Monday and see how my sewing skills are. 

Additional props will be whatever I can pull together in time - I do have a Nerf Maverick but probably not time to mod it.  if I can find a white cat stuffed toy or puppet, and a pirate coat that fits, I'd like to have Krosp.  And then there's one of these which I already have and might be able to do something with.

And yes, I'm taking pics of everything so there will be documentation.  :)
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Re: ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2010, 07:05:10 PM »
I've edited my previous post- explanation will be found there.
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Re: ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2010, 08:30:39 PM »
Number 1 it us.  Order has been placed, should see something in 11-14 days (cutting it closer than I'd like, but can't be helped.)

Thanks again.  Will keep all of you posted on the progress.
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Re: ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2010, 12:47:04 AM »
Although this is the first time looking at the comic, I think the second has the more poofier look that the couple of pictures I have seen seems to portray.

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Re: ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2010, 03:09:23 AM »
Although this is the first time looking at the comic, I think the second has the more poofier look that the couple of pictures I have seen seems to portray.

You're too late!  No vote for you!  :P

Keep reading the comic, tho, you won't regret it.
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Re: ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2010, 04:03:52 AM »
quickie update:

I'll go into more detail later, but I wanted to share a bit of my progress on one of the accessories...

I started with this makeup compact (which is 3 inches by 2 inches to give you a better idea of scale):
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Which now looks like this:
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Not quite done yet, but it's getting there.

More to come...
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Re: ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2010, 07:53:41 AM »
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Re: ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2010, 02:45:49 PM »
Sorry 'bout the subliminal advertising there BWPS but gotta use something as paint dropcloth. 

(sad thing is, it took me a few minutes to figure out what you were talking about.  Need more sleep) 
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Re: ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2010, 03:25:57 AM »
I'm sorry, I shouldn't be allowed to post at night.

Though I finally booked my hotel for Dragon Con so now if I see you I will recognize you and go annoy you.
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Re: ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2010, 02:49:50 PM »
quick note-  I've been missing out on everything these days it seems.

Costume situation:
- Shirt: trim on cuffs needs a quick redo
- Pants: knee patch missing, but rest done
- Boots: done
- Prop: no time to finish it, will use next year
- Wig: attained (first one was too short, second one better)
- Glasses: attained
- Belt/Corset thing: the @#$%&*@#$% thing is done
- Locket: inside and outside done
- Departure time: Friday morning
- Packing situation: HELP MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Pics forthcoming. 
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Re: ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2010, 03:30:06 PM »
Good luck! May your spark shine brightly! And... have fun!
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Re: ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2010, 05:13:00 PM »
Do you have a contingency plan in case the locket comes off
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Re: ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2010, 05:21:02 PM »
Do you have a contingency plan in case...

*whispers*Pst! You should probably put that in a spoiler, as there are probably people reading this thread who haven't read the comic yet, or aren't up to date...
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Re: ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2010, 08:42:37 PM »
Spoiler or foreshadowing?

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Re: ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2010, 09:33:57 PM »
Do you have a contingency plan in case...

*whispers*Pst! You should probably put that in a spoiler, as there are probably people reading this thread who haven't read the comic yet, or aren't up to date...

Hadn't considered that.  Fixed (even though it looks ugly).
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Re: ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2010, 08:55:07 PM »
GG, I can't wait to see how this turns out - I'm a huge GG (referring to the other one, but you too) fan.  Now you just need some big stapping arm candy to be your Othar Tyggvassen, Gentleman Adventurer, and you'd be all set.

And the locket looks dead on!
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Re: ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2010, 12:59:07 AM »
I know it's been a while, but I finally got around to downloading (or at least starting to download) my pictures from the convention.  And for those who want to see how it turned out... voila via spoiler.

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Apparently I look very different as a blond. Ask RTTingle.  He was at DC and we hung out together for a good chunk of Saturday. 

And for those wondering how the interior of the locket turned out...
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And then there's the corset... gads that STUPID corset...

I thought it was going to be easy to make, but that thing was a frickin NIGHTMARE.  When it was done, it was too wide by about an inch or two which is why it's hanging on me like a belt since by that point I had no way to alter it.

Not perfect, but for the most part I was happy - quite a few people recognized who I was, and I even got to get this cool shot in the dealer's room.  There was a guy who did metal and leather working who made a Clank model, which was autographed by the Folgios.

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I still have to sort through a few hundred images before I can post the DC stuff for this year, but I should get around to it eventually.  :)

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Re: ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2010, 01:08:42 AM »
Turned out pretty well, I think.  The inside of the locket was especially cool.  Not a detail I would have bothered with.
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Re: ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2010, 01:54:31 AM »
 :thumbup:

Came out really well!
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Re: ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2010, 03:42:56 AM »
Great costume and I'm amazed by your steampunk accesories. I'm glad a few people recognized you too, that is a great comic and more people should read it.

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Re: ATT: Girl Genius Fans - need opinion
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2018, 01:37:06 AM »
Do you need again? I recently find in https://www.wig-supplier.com, have a try there! :thumbup: