Thursday, September 12, 2013

Torucon 2013!

Hi ! (*⌒∇⌒*)ノ

Torucon 2013 was really awesome!
The first day I cosplayed Kotori Itsuka from Date a live with our group Mercas, And the second day I cosplayed Purple heart from Hyperdimension Neptunia.
 I Joined the cosplay competition and got 2 place!! ヽ(*≧ω≦)ノ
Really happy with that, because I didn't think I would win the game category because it was so many good cosplayers this year!!  O(≧▽≦)O

I won A awesome Katana and a gift card on Outland (=⌒▽⌒=)

I and Rirukuo also got interviewed by the newspaper and I and Ekame got to be on Television

Here are a link to the newspaper interview:  http://www.adressa.n/kultur/article8238399.ece

And a link to the television video:

Day one we didn't really do much, watched the outfit competition and the open scene show, and we decided to go up to the scene and tell about our group and show our first skit that was a Naruto skit since the theme was Naruto, but youtube failed and we was like...  ლ(́◉◞౪◟◉‵ლ)

other than that we were just derping around feeding ducks and stuff ヽ(´Д`)人(´Д`)人(´Д`)ノ〜♪

When the day was over I realized I forgot to wear my necklace and got really angry  ヽ(≧Д≦)ノ
But we are going to take a real photo shoot when I'm done with my axe and Ekame is done with her outfit!( ̄ー ̄)

Here are a video Ekame put together from day 1  (⌒▽⌒)☆

Some pictures from day one  (^▽^)

 Day two was much more stressful for me than for Rirukuo or Ekame since only I joined the competition, and my cosplay wasn't really comfortable, and my sword was finished just in time so I wasn't happy with it at all щ(ºДºщ)

But I still managed to have a show with my four plushies that I sewed the day before, and it turned out ok even tough it was hard to hit them away with the sword like I had planned (ᅌᴗᅌ* )

 And some day two pictures! (*⌒∇⌒*)

Here are some pictures I really liked by Danarki! d=(´▽`)=b

And here are some other cosplays I thought was awesome °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Torucon Progress!

Hi (●´∀`●)

Been very busy with cosplay for Torucon lately and because I am so stupid I have choosen two very difficult cosplays (」゜ロ゜)」

I am going to cosplay Kotori from date a live the first day as a group with my friends and Purple Heart from Hyperdimension neptunia the second day (*^ワ^*)

Here are some in progress pictures (^ω^)
First I will show my Kotori Preogress, Actually totally done now, but I don't have any photos, so It will be a suprise when you see it ∩( ・ω・)∩

First I made some sketches of her outfit and the axe,
because it was really hard to see how it looked like on all the photos. (・_・ヾ

 Here are some of the fabric I used, Satin, 100% real silk, organza, cotton etc  (´∇ノ`*)ノ
This costume is so expensive btw  (;¬д¬)

 Then I sewed a normal kimono form, and made a underskirt out of chicken wire xD
because I wanted it to stand out   (ノ´ー`)ノ
Then I sewed on a silk line around the lines of the opening and the arms, and made a line out of black satin that I embroidered with golden thread 3 times. And made the first belt out of pink cotton, that I used the same pattern that I used for my angel mort cosplay, just changed it a little also embroidered with golden thread and sewed on long ribbons with steel wire in and sewed on a silk ribbon at the ends. The second belt I made out of satin with pink cotton and a line of yellow silk, and black satin with more golden embroidery and some I had to hand emroid as well, something I suck at  (; ̄Д ̄)


The necklace is made out of satin fabric, that I embroided with golden thread, and had to hand embroid the arrows, something I suck at, but it turned out okey (─‿‿─) 

The gold button I made out of Worbla, and it was my very first thing made out of worbla, it was so much fun! *(*´∀`*)☆
then I used like 8-10 layers of gesso, painted it and coated it!
The horns are made out of a cardboard base, with expanding foam, tape, paper mache. Then I used Worbla to make the end of the horns bigger, Then I coated them with 8-10 layers of gesso, spray painted them, painted them and coated them. (∩_∩)

The bows I made out of satin, and I had interlining fabric in between to make it stiffer, and I used wire to make it even stiffer (* ̄m ̄)
Then I used fabric paint to make the ends more red, had to do many layers since the paint wouldn’t really sit on the fabric. Then I used a silk fabric and cut out flowers that I glued on o (◡‿◡✿)

It was a little hard to make the bows stick to the horns, but I used the wires left from inside the bows and glued them around the horns and glues a black fabric piece over. へ(゜∇、°)へ

At the end I used a thick wire and made some hooks that I fastened with Worbla and glue so it would sit on a wig, and here are some pictures on my pretty doll that I have painted ass well d=(´▽`)=b

And the doll does not have the right wig btw, I have ordered two wigs now and they failed, so I am waiting for my third one that I know is perfect! I have such bad luck with ordering wigs (」゜ロ゜)」

 The top is made out of an old bra of mine and four pieces of fabric sewed together and used interlining fabric to make it stiffer. Then I mixed fabric paint with water and coloured the ends of the fabric (︶ω︶)
When they had dried I ironed them and sew then together and sewed them onto the bra!

I bought really cheap shoes from ebay, that was really ugly but they was going to be covered anyway xD
I cut out the shape I wanted and sewed it together with interlining fabric and glued steel wire on the inside to make it stand, used the same colouring technique as on the bra, just used a little different colour (^v^)
Then I glued the fabric onto the shoes and sewed the pink ribbons and used steel wire on the inside

First I made some sketches of her outfit and the axe, because it was really hard to see how it looked like on all the photos. (・_・ヾ
Then I made the real size from paper and taped it, then I started drawing, took some time to get the right form. It is really huge, about 1,80-2meters tall^^
I made the base form from a pvc pipe and a card board that I cut out from my paper form, and taped with duct tape and taped on some small wooden sticks at one side to make it more solid.
Then I foamed it, and carved it for hours, it was a mess!
Then I taped it and used wallpaper glue and used newspaper to make it more solid, but it failed since my tape got lose on the inside so I had to take of everything, many hours lost work {{|└(>o< )┘|}}
And then I tried to be smart and just fill the expanding foam holes with filler and the axe got to heavy and I have to make it over again with insulation foam instead, so I know I wont be done to Torucon, but I will make it for a photoshoot later  ( ̄ω ̄;)

And here are some Purple heart progress! (*≧▽≦)

I used a lot of time on getting the head lights pretty, I first used a glass figure that is actually a card holder that had a perfect form for molding. I used a two component silicon mass and made the form in a plastic bowl. Then I used a two component clear resin and made a lot of forms for testing, and decided to first use a little gem with blue nail polish inside the bigger gem to make the light spread more, because I didn't want the light to glow right up in one direction. Then I made the black part in Worbla, just heated it around the glass form and cut the right forms and gessoed and spray painted and coated then 1000 times (´ω`★)
Then I soldered wires onto the led's and connected a switch and a battery, and fastened them to the wig!

 Always use protection!, ah that sounded wrong... (ᅌᴗᅌ* )

 The other Hair accessories I made mostly out of worbla, but I used a thin paper roll as a base, and covered it with worbla. I used clear styrene plastic and painted on blue glass paint, and used a wire on the inside that I glued the led's to so that they glowed perfect, and hid the battery and the switch inside. I cut the wig to make it appear longer and to make it able to take out the battery and the switch.  (´∇ノ`*)ノ

 For the socks I made them out of four way pvc fabric, using rirukuo's genial pattern for socks, my thights look huge in that photo! xD and made a pattern for the top and used worbla on the inside to get the right shape, and glued the edges over.

Then I cut out the shapes in purple and white pvc fabric and on the purple i glued on purple organza to make it more shiny and prettier, I also used alot of silk ribbons for the lines, and used fabric markers to make then prettier and for shading. for the knees i and ankles i glued on some small parts of clear styrene plastic with blue glass paint and made led's for them ass well.  (^▽^)

But It was really hard to make the wiring hidden and stay in place xD

The bracers I made totally out of worbla and i used a sleeping pad for the brazers to make them thicker and normal craft foam in the thin parts, then I used gesso, spray paint and coating, they didn't get as clean as I wanted but I dont have time right now x3 then i glued on pruple pvc fabric, and purple organza and silk ribbons and shaded them with textil markers ( ^∇^)

Did the same thing on the form for the shoes, jsut uset a thicker craft foam(‘ ∇‘ )ノ

 The bodysuit is made out of a breastplate I made out of worbla, using awesome Kamui's technique, had a lot of fun with making it xD
I so wanted to make a armor! Like my dream cosplay Sylvanas!!
After I had shaped it right I fastened it to the middle piece I made out of worbla with thicker craft foam, and cut out the lines and coated, sprayed, painteda nd coated it again a 1000 times x3 then I glued on clear styrene plastic painted with blue glass paint to make the lights shine thorough.
I sewed the body in four way stretch pvc fabric and made all the right shapes in worbla, and glued on the breastplate, it was very hard!! (」゜ロ゜)」

But one of the hardest part was getting the arms right! that pattern is impossible! and I wanted my
technique with purple PVC leather and purple organza there ass well, but I managed to sew it on in one way or another x3
Used three layers of organza for the middle part, because it was supposed to be more see through.
But stupid as I am I hadn't sewed the body before gluing on the breastplate, that made it much harder to sew! so don't do that xD

After I was done with the shape and sewing on the two zippers, I made the holes for the other lights, with clear styrene plastic with glass paint, and made all the wiring on the inside and hid it ass good as possible, and hid the batteries and switch inside the small things I at the bottom of the body!
Then I glued on ALOT of silk ribbons and painted them and shaded them x3 The screws I made out of silver Fimo clay that I painted and coated, all the other details are PVC leather, ribbons.
The bodysuit has taken forever, but I am almost done! missing some finishing touches, and the breastplate needs a new coating after its been dragged into the sewing machine, got a lot of glue marks an stuff x3

The sword is what I miss mostly, i'm not sure if I can finish it in time but I really hope I can! Its made out of insulation foam, coated with gesso and wood glue!  (ヘ。ヘ)

I am going to do my best!! wish me good luck! (o;TωT)o