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TRON LEGACY: QUORRA EL WIRE BUILD COSTUME FULL TUTORIAL [Mar. 2nd, 2011|12:05 am]
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Hi All,

For Armaggedon this year I undertook the arduous task of a Tron Legacy illuminated outfit for Quorra. This is one of those notoriously difficult costumes I think people can benefit from knowing how I went about the build since it was probably the most finicky of any costume I’ve done in terms of patterning, electronics and materials.

QUORRA


arlo_arleh is doing Siren Gem, and as usual she managed to pull a costume out of ass at the most minute and it looks fantastic as that girl is crazy photogenic.

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CLOUD Final Fantasy Cosplay Making Of [Mar. 27th, 2010|10:25 pm]
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arlo_arleh
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HOKAY GAIS ITS MAI TURN NAO!

So because we are un-awesome in the upkeep of this comm and havent posted anything since... last year sometime.... I'm gonna do the rest of the FFVII progress post first and leave Ai No Kusbai and Fuyu No Semi til... later. yep *shifty eyes*

And because there are a hundred and one how-to-make-Cloud-cosplay tutorials out there I'm not gonna go through the making of my costume word for word, if anything I'll post some pretty pictures and write about any problems I encountered and then if anyone wants to ask more detailed questions they can.

(AS ALWAYS, THE FOLLOWING CUT IS IMAGE HEAVY. BEWARE 56K CONNECTIONS, DEATH AWAITS HURHURHUR!)

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And thats it. I hope someone finds this post useful, or if not, then mildly entertaining! Til next time folks!!!
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SEPHIROTH Final Fantasy Cosplay Making Of [Mar. 25th, 2010|11:30 pm]
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alita_b_angel
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It's finally that time again to show you the secrets behind the cosplay!

Myself and arlo_arleh did Sephiroth and Cloud Final Fantasy Advent Children Cosplay for Mini Animania 2010.

Sephiroth granted, is one of those 'traditional' as you would say cosplays that every costumer should try at least once. I've been slightly obsessed with the idea of being able to do it well, nay, do it better than the stock standard average, since this cosplay at least to me is not just showing you can look like the character, but have the serious construction skills to back it up.

It's worse since I happen to be a short asian girl who is tan enough to make people go "wait, seriously, YOU'RE doing to attempt Sephiroth, hold on, ghhwkkk, I just need to like... ahahahaha, go over here and AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA." at me.

So NOT ONLY did I have to make a costume which had to be better than the gigantic range of ready-to-buy-from-an-ebay-store costumes, but I had to somehow gain myself 6 inches worth of height, lighten my skin, and construct armour.

Meaning possibly for the first time I had to make 90% of this costume from coat, to buckles, to armour, to shoes and am proud to say how everything was done impeccably (I also went insane and weaved a wig, but then said screw it, I'll just buy one from maple and not have it look like ass).

And as I was doing this, over about 6-8 weeks. arlo_arleh made pants. How she managed to pull an entire FFAC!Cloud costume out of her ass in two days I will never figure out. That's how she works and thus continues to make my life HELLLLLLL.

Since there is a SEVERE lack of tutorials for this costume online (I LOOKED) I thought this might be the guide that an aspiring cosplayer will one day refer to and go, OH that's wtf it looks like from the back, or OH that's the order I should make things in.

ANYWAYS onto the costume.

WARNING! IMAGE HEAVY NOT FOR DIAL UP FOR EVEN SLOW BROADBAND!

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THE MAKING OF HMC part 02 [Aug. 17th, 2009|11:05 pm]
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Now where were we? Oh yeah, Alita's smugness of accomplishment and my lack of any costume at all D:

Now that's where it all changes >:D

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THE MAKING OF HMC part 01 [Aug. 17th, 2009|08:57 pm]
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Ahahaha yes I realise that another convention has come and gone since Supanova, but I also realise how busy alita_b_angel  is and, uh, how *ahem* lazy I am D:

After much procrastinating and putting it off I decided I'd better get my arse into gear and post something before Alita goes INSANE.

Cut for lols, as per usual :DCollapse )

And because this is getting too long I'm going to continue the rest of the making-of post in part 2 :)
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THE MAKING OF GRAVITATION post 02 [Apr. 4th, 2009|01:02 am]
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Okay, this is probably the post everyone's been waiting for in terms of ultimate lols, I promise you its much more lols than the last post :)

In which we colour our eyebrows, style wigs, and... make out? O_oCollapse )

I think my work here is done :DDD

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THE MAKING OF GRAVITATION post 01 [Apr. 3rd, 2009|12:35 am]
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WOW, Alita and I are so slack in updating this page... but then again we've been non-eventful in the cosplay department in general since Animania last yr lol. So the first convention since then was MiniAnimania last saturday and it was a blast. So many good coplayers now... must... step up... to plate... but... too.... lazy... D:

So anyway, here is the hilarious (as usual) documentation of the making of our Gravi cosplay (warning: heavy imagery and mind-breaking goodness under the cut):

Only for the hardest of hearts and the lolest of lols :DCollapse )

OK thats it for post 01, I'll post the wig styling and the gay tmw, because I'm tired and I really should be in bed...

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Mini Animania Photoshoot! [Apr. 2nd, 2009|11:20 pm]
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So for Mini Animania this year, myself and Arleh decided to go as Shuichi Shindou and Yuki Eiri from Gravitation.

For once we went all out, bought the right contacts, COLOURED MY EYEBROWS PINK, bought very specific wigs and actually spent some time styling them instead of just plonking them on our heads, and of course in my case, since I was wearing a mid-drift top, I wanted UBER ABS so I worked hard to get rid of my rolls with a million leg lifts and sit ups and jumpstyle.

Resulting in some EPIC HOTNESS. I will probably never be this in-shape or good looking again IN MY LIFE HAHA.

We also did a Photoshoot with some members of the OSU! TATAKE! OUENDAN group since they caught us doing Yaoi shots (OUR SHAME! IT WAS HIGH) and had to join in.

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COSPLAY - SPIRITED AWAY post 02! [Sep. 29th, 2008|02:36 am]
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Yeah you know you want more of this... SO. ONWARD.

56k UNFRIENDLY!Collapse )

HOKAI. So thats the ends of that epic escapade. We might post up actual photoshoot pictures later... if we get time to TAKE any pictures...

Otherwise you can all be content with surfing over to Alita's conreport post here.

You should check it out. On sunday we went as Ganguro Girls. Again, my foolish idea. OH GOD I AM AWESOME XD

TIL WE MEET AGAIN >:D
 


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COSPLAY - SPIRITED AWAY post 01 [Sep. 29th, 2008|12:15 am]
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So for the past 2 months, since Animania, I've been waiting for Alita to send me the rest of the pictures so I could do a post to show people how we made Haku Dragon. And finally, FINALLY, she decided to get her arse into gear and GIMME!

So without further adieu, I give you HAKU :D

SAY GOODBYE TO BANDWIDTH HAR HAR HAR!Collapse )

Ok that concludes post 1. Now... ONTO POST 2!!!!

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