An original quilted wall hanging of Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid. I made this for my partner to go with her Princess Tiana one.
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Character: Tifa Lockhart from Final Fantasy VII Seamstress/Model: Tess [cupcake-rufflebutt] Photography/Editing: Brian [kuragiman] Location: A-Kon 2011
Construction Notes: I was so happy to finally have a chance to bring out Tifa again, having only gotten to wear her twice, as well as the opportunity to work with Brian again! I touched up a number of things that I didn't attend to properly the first time around, such as using E-6000 to tack down the craft foam boot covers (visible in previous uploads) and better securing the suspenders. I pestered Brian for a back shot of the costume because I've always loved the little details on her hair tie and suspenders, and he couldn't have read my mind more clearly -- This shot is exactly what I had hoped for! It also reminds me a bit of this hilarious exchange in the game:
Barret: Marlene... Daddy wanted to see you one last time... Tifa: Would you stop acting like a retard and climb?!
Myself as "Opera" Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop. Photo taken by Brian [Kuragiman] at A-Kon 2008. This is a rare but beautiful version of Faye, seen only in the infamous "Ballad of Fallen Angels" episode. I've always adored Faye, but never quite had the guts to cosplay her. All of that changed when I revisited the anime earlier this year and fell in love with this design. It was a lot of fun to work on, and this photoshoot in particular was just lovely. Can you catch the "Ballad of Fallen Angels" reference in the photo? ^__^
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Character: Winry Rockbell ("Conqueror Of Shambala" movie version)
Materials/Construction: This was easily one of the most comfortable costumes I've ever made! I had a blast posing and walking around in it. Here's a breakdown of the fabrics I used...
Belts- Suede leather Boot Covers- Pleather Collar shirt- Canvas material w/ spandex (pattern drafted by me) Jacket- Cotton/polyester blend (sewn from a Mccall's pattern) Pants- Store bought (laziness or practicality? Call it what you will)
Wig styling and make-up were done by me as well. This photo was taken outside the L.A. Convention center during AX 2009.
Myself as Talho Yuki from Eureka 7. Photo taken by Lionel [lionboogy] at Katsucon 2007. I've avoided posting this costume to my DeviantART for some time, simply because I was never particularly comfortable with the ensemble to begin with. Only once have I worn a skimpier costume, and that was for the love of Ms. Faye Valentine. Talho was a pretty uncomfortable experience, as no matter how sturdy and structured I made the garments, I still felt stark naked walking around a convention in the middle of February. I was also unhappy with the length of the wig, but lacked the time to order a new one. ^__^; Lionel takes a beautiful photo, though, and I can always look back on this as proof that I did, once upon a time, have muscle tone in my tummy, LOL. If only I could rewind two years to undo the damage that several desk jobs and a few too many bags of Swedish Fish did. Damn those tasty fishies.
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