Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:31 AM
Bastion of Winalils from Unsounded...
Normally, I would use kind of second-rate materials as I don't compete with these things and I just try to have fun, but since I'm the first cosplayer publicly known of for the series and the author knows about this little adventure...
I'm already over $150 in materials. I have a whole bunch of leather for the not-a-shirt, red satin-y stuff for trimming things, and six (SIX!) yards of some random cloth for making his cape, his pants, and his man-skirt. I need to get the patterned leather for my shoulder guards, material for the bandages, regular leather stuff to make a pair of boots, all sorts of trappings for those, modelling compounds and some plastic to make a sword, enough wire for a power plant, some buckles and stuff for his not-a-shirt, interfacing, pretty things for his jewellery, a bit of prosthetic latex to fix my nose and jawline up, some rawhide, make up, a pair of inserts because the shoes I'm turning into mens' riding boots have lost their squishy...
Oh, and my hair decided to stop growing too fast, so now I need to buy a wig the same colour and basic cut as my hair, but TWO INCHES longer. As of winter, when I chose to do this, my hair could easily grow the needed two inches, maybe even more, in the time until ACen. Now... it's grown perhaps an inch since then. I jinxed my hair growth, I think.
I've pretty much resigned myself to borrowing show boots from someone for ACen to replace the likely unfinished custom boots, and I know I won't have the sword done. No way for that. It should all be done for the autumn, though. I'm amazed at the speed with which my helper is capable of doing stuff, though. She does amazing things. Miraculous things. I'm pretty confident that the pants, not-a-shirt, man-skirt, and cape will all be ready to use by ACen.
At this kind of expense, I think I'll be cosplaying this character for a few years to come. Maybe more than a few. Maybe I'll just become a rich and powerful necromancer in real life so it stops being cosplay. Ayup. That sounds good to me.
Are you a deadman?
Deadman Wonderland Photoshoot 2012
We have candy...
ACEN XV: Mockingbird (Deadman Wonderland [5%], VY2 (Vocaloid) [15%]
SoyCon 5: Utatane Piko Love is War ver. (Vocaloid) [0%]
Hallowe'en 2012: Joker (Kuroshitsuji)[0%]
Miscellaneous: Drocell Keinz (Kuroshitsuji) [25%]