Soooo, if you guys didn't know, I got addicted to One Piece.
I got my first taste of it years ago before it hit the US, and then I watched about a hundred episodes around the time Funimation saved it from 4kids, but I had to stop because college stole all my free time. So when our friends decided to do a One Piece cosplay group together, I started over again this past summer and am currently over 400 episodes in.
I always liked Sanji's character, so that's who I picked to cosplay first. I already had nearly everything I needed on-hand too, so it was cheap and easy.
The button-up shirt was from Goodwill, but I dyed it a slightly darker blue and hand-painted the pinstripes with fabric paint.
I used pants, a tie, and shoes from my closet, and the wig was even recycled from an old costume. I did make the suit jacket though, out of a linin-like black fabric I had leftover from something else. The cigarette is a fake halloween costume prop. XD
I got to doodle on my face with an eyebrow pencil.
I GOT PHOTOS WITH THE CUTEST OF CUTIES <3 Seriously though, one of the biggest things I was looking forward to when making my Zidane cosplay was getting to cosplay with my friend's Garnet! And just so you guys know....FFIX is the most adorable Final Fantasy love story, and one of the best games of the series. I cry at the end. every time.
Zidane- Garnet- Costumes made and worn by ourselves.
This is likely going to be the last shot of this Mera costume that I submit here, or at least the last one from this shoot, I do have a few more ideas for shots with this Costume (also I just plain like Mera). This is one of my favourites shots and after I made it my facebook banner I realised I didn't have it here.
Costume, wig and makeup all by me (I also made the crown)
Oh one last comment about this photo, the insanely white background that is in fact snow. lots and lots of snow.
I found a store selling real cheap N64's so I bought one and figured I'd customize the case a bit. After a little thought, I decided to go with the Legend of Zelda theme. My thought behind the design was that if there was an ancient Triforce pedestal found in Kokiri forest, this is what it would look like. As such, I went with the that.
The base was painted gunmetal, I figured, whoever made the 'pedestal' would have made it out of metal to last. Next, the top was painted brown to look like aged wood ( possibly donated courteously by the Great Deku Tree). As it was put together, the carpenter cut out the symbol of the of the Triforce into the wood and put glass in the etchings, maybe to let some curious traveler look into the mystery's the pedestal might hold inside. However, I wanted it to look old, so the glass is cracked in places, and as you can see, the wood has a little moss growing on it (but not too much to get annoying and to get messy when you move the system.)
Finally, the 'On' red LED light was replaced with a more appropriate green light to go with the Zelda theme.
So this started off as a bathing suit, then I added a midriff and tights so I could wear it around at convergence, then I realized I wanted to make it more legit Aquaman, and now I really just want to redo everything but the gloves and make it the exact New 52 version... This is the costume I will apparently never be quite satisfied with. Photo by helloFeanor
Hacia mucho tiempo que no subia algo nuevo. Y pues, despues de tanto tiempo que mi hermano me insistio en que hicieramos al tan amado en su tiempo perol de la avaricia, finalmente lo terminamos xD
Para aquellos que conocieron la serie de Yugioh, Pot of Greed era una carta que habitaba en cualquier deck por su efecto de brindarnos dos cartas mas de nuestro mazo a la mano sin ninguna clase de costo. Su prohibicion llevó a nuevas estrategias y sera dificil que vuelva dado que ya existen cartas que hacen el mismo efecto pero ahora pagando un costo.
Y pues, esta jarra comenzo siendo una jarra de barro normal a la que fuimos agregando plastilina en sus alrededores, tratando de ser lo mas "fieles" a la carta xDD... Despues se endurecio con pegamento blanco. Lo siguiente fue darle color con acrilicos y finalmente se le rocio esmalte transparente. Para marcar los dientes se uso plumon xD. Tambien se corrigieron un poco los tonos con photoshop xD.
Did a bit of an impromptu photoshoot with our friend George on Friday evening of Katsucon. Our Ace Attorney group was derptastic, so I am proud I managed to kinda keep a straight face long enough for this photo.
New costume means wall of construction info!
I'm sure you all wanna know about da wig. I got the Cady lace front in Spanish Brown from Arda Wigs with intentions to ventilate the hairline. But after previously ventilating a hairline on a Legolas wig, I had zero motivation and patience to do that again for a while, so I just did a glued hairline. I figured since the Phoenix Wright games are so stylized anyway I would be forgiven...? XD
The Cady alone isn't long enough in the front for his antenna; I first made small plush forms out of a brown soft felt, and I covered them with hair from extra wefts. Afterwords they were hot-glued to the front of the wig, and I then did the glued hairline. Some of the hair from the hairline goes right over the antenna to blend them. This is my more recent glued hairline tutorial that I did for work: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KawyKs…
I made the vest and slacks. I believe the red fabric was a sateen? I can't remember. but I found it with the bottomweights at JoAnn's. The black on the back of the vest was just a lining fabric. I used McCall's 2447 as the base pattern and altered it to have the lapels and an extra welt. I used Simplicity 2860 for the pants.
Got the shirt from H&M and the tie from Kohls!
My attorney badge was a lucky find when I was browsing the fashion district in New York City; I got it at a store that sold buttons. I just drew a tiny scale in the middle of it and sealed it with clear nail polish.
The bracelet is made out of craft foam, sealed with 2 layers of mod podge, and painted with acrylics. I made it fitted to my wrist, and it closes with velcro.