How to Cosplay Chi

Two Parts:Buying Separate StuffHomemade Outfit

So you want to cosplay the adorable kitten Chi, from Chi's Sweet Home, without buying the whole expensive and rare costume? There are two different methods for doing the same.

Part 1
Buying Separate Stuff

Things You Will Find in a Clothing Store

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    Put on a long sleeve white t-shirt. Preferably a plain one, with no patterns on it.
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    Wear white plain (or with some grey/back details) pants or leggings.
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    Wear a sleeveless grey/black waistcoat (not the fluffy one). Do not zip it.
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    Put on a grey or white beanie/bonnet.

Things You Will Find in a Costume/Otaku/Cosplay Shop

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    Put on a tiara that has cat ears on it (rather grey or black ones) over the beanie.
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    Attach a grey/black cat's tail accessory on the backside of your pants.
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    Buy white cat paws gloves or simple white gloves.
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    Buy white cat paws shoes or simple white socks.
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    Buy a Chi's face mask or any cat that is grey/white mask (you can color some details at home, with ink and/or makeup).

Part 2
Homemade Outfit

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    Put on a long sleeve white t-shirt. Preferably a plain one, with no patterns on it.
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    Wear white plain (or with some grey/black details) pants or leggings.
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    Cut a piece of grey cloth on the shape of the spot Chi has on her back. Paint stripes with black ink copying Chi's picture. Wait for it to dry. Sew or staple the cloth to the white shirt on the back side.
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    Buy white cat paws gloves or use simple white gloves.
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    Buy white cat paws shoes or simple white socks. (if you want to make anime cat feet, see the article: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Big-Anime-Cat-Girl-Feet-for-a-Cosplay ).
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    Put on a grey or white beanie/bonnet.
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    Cut two pieces of cardboard (You can use any material you want, such as soft plastic, cold porcelain, wire covered with cloth, etc.) on the shape of Chi's ears and paint on them a huge salmon/pink triangle in the middle/inside of each ear, a grey line around them and the whole backside of the ears in grey (base yourself on Chi's picture). Use adhesive tape, string or hot melt glue to fix the cat ears to a tiara. Place the tiara over the beanie. (You can also make furry cat ears, just see the article: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Furry-Cat-Ears ).
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    Get a grey piece of fabric that looks like a cat's tail. Just as the spot on Chi's backside, paint the stripes on Chi's tail with black ink. Wait for it to dry, and attach it to the back of your pants.
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    You can buy a Chi's mask or a grey/white cat's mask and color/paint some details at home, or you can just use eye liner and other makeups to draw whiskers and a snout on your face.

Tips

  • If there are no costume/cosplay shops in your city, use some steps from method 2. You can also mix steps from both modes. Also use your creativity! This is just a guide.
  • This article discusses how to cosplay as Chi, the cat featured in the manga and anime Chi's Sweet Home. If you are looking for information on how to cosplay as Chii, the similarly-named main character of the CLAMP series Chobits, check out this article.
  • Try to use this guide to make costumes of other cats from other animes, movies, books, etc. by changing the colors, shapes, inks, etc.

Warnings

  • Be careful if you are using the hot melt glue not to burn yourself. Also when sewing or stapling the cloth.

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Categories: Animal Imitation