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Bunny Skull Write-up - CUTSEW 028 // BUNNY SUIT

Story time: I was feeling pretty burnt out cosplay wise after Colossalcon East; I didn’t finish most of the costumes I wanted to make last year and wasn’t happy with any of the work I was producing. I knew I wanted to take a small break rom cosplay and conventions after Colossalcon East but was still unsure about going to Anime NYC.

I was on the phone with Arielle and Alyssa when Anime NYC was brought up and I decided to browse the site and take a look at the guests that would be there.

The moment I saw that Ryuji’s voice actor was attending I decided that I was definitely going and that I definitely wanted to make Ryuji related costume. I’m pretty sure I bought tickets for a flight while still on the phone (thank you frequent flyer points).

I initially “joked” about a bunny suit inspired by Ryuji’s phantom thief outfit but...to be honest I wasn’t really joking and just wanted an excuse to go through with it and...Anime NYC was my excuse.  

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I already had CUT/SEW’s bunny suit pattern for a while but haven’t been able to use it. I actually also had two other bunny suit patterns on hand but after taking a quick glance at the instructions for CUT/SEW’s pattern I decided to use theirs instead. There’s only four whole panels! AMAZING!

The other patterns I had on hand had more panels for the bunny suit, which would actually make for a better fit but I didn’t find modifying CUT/SEW’s pattern too difficult.  I started with a mockup - I had to make some changes to the bust, crotch, and sides - I marked where I had to make changes below:

Taken from CUT/SEW’s pattern instructions - I marked where I had to make adjustments

Taken from CUT/SEW’s pattern instructions - I marked where I had to make adjustments

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The initial lining with boning channels, spiral steel boning, and bra cups

The initial lining with boning channels, spiral steel boning, and bra cups


I initially sewed a lining that would have spiral steel boning but due how thin the outer vinyl was, the boning would show through. I decided to forgo the boning and opted for lining without boning. I also ended up not sewing bra cups into the lining either since my modifications to the bust made the fit kind of weird.

I wanted to make little bunny ears for this costume but didn’t have time - I’ll be finishing those and making a few adjustments when I wear it again to Anime Boston this year!

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Materials

I’ll be making changes to this costume and add more to it for Anime Boston this year - you can follow me on twitter where I post WIPs more frequently! Also eel free to reach out if you have any questions about this costume!