Muffet-- Undertale Cosplay Write-Up!
Muffet is my favorite character from Undertale-- she has the most adorable character design, and I love spiders. I was really excited to plan out how I was going to make a character with lots of arms, and how I was going to make myself look purple, since this was my first time using bodypaint! This cosplay was lots of experimenting and having a good time.
The costume itself was pretty easy and fun to make. I love sewing ruffles and pleats so I had a ball with it! It's made from some simple woven cotton and interfacing. That's it! I made the bottoms using a poofy pants pattern I draped on a form, sewing ruffles all along the hem of the pant legs to make them poof out. The jacket is a separate piece, using a simple half-torso pattern that I added some very large sleeves to, doing the same thing as I did on the pant legs and sewing pleats to create a poof in the middle.
This was also my first time really styling a wig (other than curling it and messing with the bangs). The base wig is an Arda Jaguar that I trimmed, and the pigtails are two black Arda wefts. I glued the wefts into a pigtail shape and then attached them to some hair clips that slide into the top of the wig. I sewed some bows and glued them onto the pigtails like they are in her character art!
I was soooo stoked to make the arms! And oh boy were they the most complicated part. I made four arm "molds" using some plastic wrap and painters tape that I wrapped around my own arms. I then cut the patterns off of my own arms, taped the seam back up, stuffed them, put wires in them, and attached them to a corset inside my costume. If you're interested in checking out how I made them in detail, you can see this tutorial, and other tutorials I put up on Patreon.
A big think you to CosLife and Think.Nu for such lovely photos of my Muffet! My one regret with this costume is that I don't have enough really good photos that show her off, but I've got a few really really good ones and that's all that matters!