Monday, April 28, 2014

Banzaicon progress!

A bit late but here are my progress fro Banzaicon! didnt get to post it before it was over xD will post about banzaicon soon;D
It's was a lot back and fort! started on alot of cosplays but our group MERCAS had to make alot of changes, and I didn't have time to finish Sylvanas for Banzaicon, so have to be her later.
Day 1. Sakura Mikan From Gakuen Alice

Day 2.Celestia Ludenberck from Danganronpa

Day 3.
Utau Hoshina Lunatic charm From Shugo chara

I was really unsure if I would manage to finish this cosplay, I actually didn't sleep at all the night before the con and made this in one night x) So didn't get many in progress shot's because I was sewing like crazy ヽ(。_°)ノ
I have always loved gakuen alice a lot and wanted to cosplay Mikan! It was one of my first anime series so its really close to my heart<3

When I first saw Celestia's outfit and hair I fell in love! Then I wathced Dangan ronpa and loved it so much! It's awesome! Going to group cosplay with Rirukuo, Ekame, my sister and another friend!:3
 I started with the hair, wasn't totally sure what to do but I know I wanted them to look thick and big because they rally are x3 I started trying out chicken wire but it sucked working with and found out that I wanted to use sleeping pads with steel wire. Cut the sleeping pads so they ended of being around 5-6 meters oO and after I glued on two thick steel wires. Then I used duck tape over to make them stay in place. At this point I just tough I wanted to spray it and start gluing hair on, but NO! it wasnt that simple x) used alot of hair by trying to glue it on right on the sleeping pads but it wouldnt stick to it at all and I got really depressed by this, because it looked horrible xD
Then I got an idea about gluing fabric on the sleeping pads and it worked great, it made it a bit heavier tough, but it looked so much better. then I cut thin wefts from my wig and glued and sprayed on. I am maybe going to glue on more hair later but didn't have time right now x3  And I have used around 6 karlsons glues and two got2b hair spays on this wig へ(゜∇、°)へ
Then I drilled holes in two big black headbands and used steel wire to fasten them to it. also used steel wire in the top curls to make them stay in place\( ‘з’)/

 For the bonnet I used craft foam with glued fabric over and and folded fabric! and silk ribbons I sewed on and drew the other details with a fabric marker(〜 ̄▽ ̄)〜
Also had a short black wig I cut for Celestia.

 For the rest of the outfit, well it was a lot of folding ヘ(゜◇、゜)ノ
the skirt had around 12 meters together with folds and had to sew folds for a lot of other details to x).
 For other small details, I bought some used shoes that was so cheap and pretty! but they was a bit small but I can always suffer for cosplay! xD spray painted them and made some extra straps. For her necktie I had a red one already so just draw the pattern on with fabric markers, really fun pattern:3 for her ear rings I used big pearls with worbla and spay painted them gold and but on a red little diamond:3

The last day I will group cosplay with my little sister!~(˘▾˘~)

First I actually made my sisters Amu outfit. Really easy with craft foam and glued fabric over. and sewed a top and shorts and glued the pieces on :3 The hat I made out leather and the wings in craft foram. Pretty snap chat picture( ꒪Д꒪)ノ

My utau outfit was alot harder to make, her skirt is made out of craft foam with glued fabric on both sides, and then sewed together with corset boning and then biastape over. Then I sewed it together with the top, it was hell I broke my sewing machine needels two times ლ(ٱ٥ٱლ)
The wings I failed with alot, I started trying out gluing leather on cardboard and it failed. Then I just tried using leather with alot of steel tread and it worked! also needed some extra hold and thickness where the wings start so I used a bit of thick foam and hot glue and glued on some glue sticks xD
To put then tugether so they would hold I used worbla and then leather over and tried to make them as flat as possible so I would be looking like quasimodo (☉ε ⊙ノ)ノ

Got done in Time yay !! щ (*ㅇ△ Φ☆)ノ