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


  1. Don't think you need luck.. you got skillz!!

    Mindblowing! Det her er Amazing! good job! ^^ virker som det er mye arbeid!

    Tror du får til å lage sylvanas cosplay uten problem! *_*
    herpderp jeg er blown away to the moon av det her

  2. omg! Jeg trenger alle linker til alt du kjøpte for kostymet ditt...Hvor fikk du tak i Resin og hvor kjøpte du worbla'en din? :o
    Og den overcoatingen du gjør for å få blank finish, what is this? D:

    Jeg sliter innmari å finne ting i Norge, så ville vært til utrolig hjelp!

    Awsome cosplay!!! <3
    (hvor mye brukte du totalt?)

    1. Tusen takk (⌒▽⌒)

      Jeg kjøper resin fra ebay for de selger det ikke i norge;o
      dette er resinen jeg kjøper og liker best:

      His du lurer på hvor jeg kjøpte silikonen så er det fra sløyddetaljer, de selger også en form for resin der men den har jeg ikke prøvd enda, og har funnet ut at den er dyrere og har mindre innhold enn den jeg kjøper på ebay. Pluss at den ikke er to komponent som vil si at den er vanskeligere å blande riktig xD

      Worbla kjøpte jeg 10 store sheets av å det ble super dyrt, bare så du er klar over det xD pluss 25% i toll -.-

      coatingen min er Oceanlakk blank fra panduro og jeg elsker den ;3

      Til sammen på begge cosplayene brukte jeg kanskje 5000-6000, for jeg brukte mye dyrt stoff fra nettet og stoff og stil, og failet med parykker så måtte kjøpe nye, og masse dyrt matriale som, plastglass, worbla, leds osv x3

      håper du fikk litt hjelp og beklager sent svar xD

      Mvh Mia (´∇ノ`*)ノ

    2. Omg wooo tusen takk for svar! ^o^

      Har kjøpt worbla selv, men fra istedenfor, jeg tror de har litt billigere frakt :o

      Det var det jeg trodde med Resin, stupid norway som ikke klarer å ha noen ting hahaha >:C

      Skal definitivt sjekke ut sloyd siden! :D

      Tusentusen takk igjen!! :D
      Sees på neste con! (sikkert xD)

      ( tror forresten vi har noen bilder sammen? Jeg og venninnen min cospalyet Panty and stocking "angel style" på desucon i fjord og mener vi tok gruppe bilde da dere var zombie variant? hahah 8D )

    3. np;3 ok da skal jeg å kanskje kjøpe derfra istede da;o
      ja norge selger nesten ingenting ヽ(#`Д´)ノ ja sløyd detaljer har mye kult;3
      Ja skal du på banzaicon?;3
      JA, dere var awesome;D har du noen side eller blogg?:3

  3. Woah, helt utrolig cosplay! Utrolig mye jobb med kostyme, men jeg må si du naila det helt! :D Jeg hadde også tenkt til å lage det samme cosplayet til neste Banzaicon med min cosplaygruppe som skal være resten av goddessene, så vi kommer til å være vanlig versjon og transform versjon, så det blir gøy c: Trodde ikke Hyperdimension Neptunia var så kjent i Norge, men er gøy å se! :D Vet ikke om mitt cosplay kommer til å bli langt nær så bra som ditt hahah, men jeg kan da håpe c:

    1. Tusen takk ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆
      Awesome! gleder meg til å se dere!! ;DD
      Skal også på banzai men jeg og gruppa mi skal cosse fra Rozen maiden og shingeki no kyojin ヽ(*⌒∇⌒*)ノ

      Aww du nailer det sikkert ;D Lykke til og sees på banzai d=(´▽`)=b

      Mvh Mia( ^∇^)

  4. SUGOOOOI x.x.x.x.x.x
    Just amazing. I dont know how u do it... but i want to steal your skillz x.x
    Did u eat the art-art fruit or something? cause that would explain everything x)

    Just incredible too see how u work.. so pro o.o
    Teach me!

    Nei seriøst du er utrolig flink!

    Stor fan... stor fan..


    Din Stalker ^.^

  5. Hahahaha Thank you so much!:D<3