Evangelion: Ayanami Rei I also decided to make this shot of my school uniform costume during our Christmas photoshoot. I wanted it for a long time and finally here it is, thanks to our most talented photographer ! ^___^ Me as Rei (costume, wig, make up by me) Photo by Kifir 2015
Hi, guys! We think it's never late for Xmas cosplay photos, do you agree? x) Holidays are finished for most of us, but cosplay is always a little holiday for us. So we're bringing you back some Christmassy feelings. We hope that you had a nice celebration and wish you in this new year lots of creativity, joy, happy moments and non-stopping wonderful adventures! Let's be kind and understanding to each other!
Everything you see here is real. Background was not part of the postprocessing. It was designed, drawn and printed, and all the gears are hand made by our magnificent artist and photographer Here's the full art
I also want to say special thanks to my amazing friends Ryoko and Predator for their help and support!!!
By the way, costume based on an amazing art of a very talented artist Go and watch her fantastic works!
Follow Firefly Path costuming & make-up on Facebook - www.facebook.com/FireflyPath This gown is one of those dream gowns I've always wanted to create! I love the way the art has flowing airy layers of fabric falling from an empire waist gown. We put our own Firefly Path twist of this design by lowering the waistline and giving it more structure with a boned under bust corset. I really wanted this to look more like a bridal gown than a cosplay costume. In order to achieve that look we used white and silver crystals along the neckline and the bottom of the corset. Fluffy rosettes wrap around the arm. The knife pleated organza gives the large bow in the back the shape of wings. Of course, to keep it in the moon theme a tiny crescent moon rests in the center of the bow. The skirt is three layers of crinkle taffeta and pleated chiffon. Each layer is hemmed at different lengths with horsehair braid to give that wavy effect.
Einer meiner Lieblings Charaktere in Tolkiens Welt. Diese absolute Genauigkeit und Details sind atemberaubend. Das Nest + die Vögelchen haben das ganze so wunderbar abgerundet. Wunderbar ______________________________________________________________________________________________
Ich war hin und weg Schaut euch nur diese Details an! Mit Abstand eines der Besten Cosplays dieses Jahr auf der Leipziger Buchmesse. Es war mir eine Freude :3 _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Es war mir eine Große Freude euch Fotografieren zu dürfen, bitte zögert nicht mich Anzuschreiben wenn Ihr euch auf den Bildern Wiederfindet. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Snow day!! Since I'm stuck at my house, I decided to share a photo of the newest costume I made!
Enira, the Banshee Queen from Lineage 2
Why I decided to make this costume: As soon as I saw this character, I knew I had to make the costume. It was an instant obsession! I began collecting materials immediately, which is the key for me to turn any cosplay wish list item to actual craftsmanship project. I really really believe that half of the work on any costume is done through research, break down of materials and techniques, and the acquisition of every bit of material you may need. I also knew early on that I wouldn't be tall enough for the proportions of Enira. There were too many details on her costume for it to fit on my damned short figure. So in a crazed moment I decided to buy a pair of stilts online and incorporate them into this costume. This one decision made Enira instantly into the most pain in the ass costume to make/transport/wear, out of all 270+ I have made.
How I made this costume: Oh Goodness, this build felt like a battle all the way, mostly due the time limit I had to set for myself. I knew I had to get this costume done before my convention tour for 2014 started, because my travel schedule is about to get crazy and last through most of the year. I have the most blocks of time to do intense crafting between December and end of February, which is why often you'll see my most elaborate costumes come out in Spring, not Summer. I used to not have the luxury of choosing from a wide range of materials, so these days, I buy in bulk and I usually get back up options as well. Time is my biggest enemy, so being prepared is the most important weapon I can wield.
To keep this post from turning into a huge novel, I will post a detailed breakdown of construction on each piece when I add Enira to my website. For now, let's just summarize that every piece on this costume is made from scratch. My wig is 2 Arda Wigs combined, which a foam and Worbla base. It's like a helmet lol! Steel boned corset, custom patterned sleeves with foam backing, a lot of Worbla used on various pieces, made and painted wings, 5 foot long ballgown skirt, tattered with a blow torch, spiderweb skirt is neoprene with Worbla spines, Fred the skeleton and my horns are foam with fast curing plastic brushed over and sealed… I'm sure I'm forgetting something… All together, about 50 yards of fabric, 100 yards of trims, hundreds of feathers, 1.5 full sheets of Worbla, 14 days of non-stop crafting with 1 - 3 hours of sleep each night, and a very scared Yaya not knowing if she can even walk on stilts with all this weight on.
I have learned a lot of lessons over the years about how to plan out and make costumes, and it felt very out of my element to take on a project that I didn't feel confident in. There were many variables that could go wrong, and it was an interesting journey to make Enira in such a short amount of time. A big part of me is glad that even after 14 years, I still have a lot to learn and there are tons of projects out there that provide challenges for me. The whole point of being an artist is to keep growing and learning, and I appreciate every lesson.
I have to give a special shout out and Thank You to the following friends, who came over for an emergency day of help right before I left for New Orleans. Yashuntafun Cosplay, Twinklebat, Jessie and Rachel work in my office and saw that I was super overwhelmed one day, so they came over and helped with tedious bits such as tattering the skirt, making chain tassels, spray painting, gathering tulle, packing up the big pieces for shipping to New Orleans etc. Brian also helped with Fred the skeleton and getting me dressed each time since it was a 3 person job lol. A special Thank You also to Kevin Spooner for mixing an amazing track of music for me to walk out on stage to. I'm all about giving credit and I appreciate my friends' support in this project. Sometimes, a costume is bigger than you O_O.
Private Shoot 2013 Sailor Neptune - Sera Myu Sailor Moon Photo by the insanely awesome Costume by the amazing talents at
Childhood dreams do come true~ One of my very first cosplay costumes was Sailor Neptune at about 10 years old. Since then, I have only dreamed of reprising the role. She is my ultimate favorite Senshi, my anime role-model, and, to me, the epitome of beauty, elegance, and grace. Here is my first attempt in over ten years. I hope I can do her a small measure of justice.
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Oh my my this costume was just cursed *laugh*~ I made this costume to fit to my bf's character. He is a huge One Piece fan and we decided to cosplay Mihawk and Perona for an event in Italy. But this costume was really cursed. First of all the wig did not arrive, so I had to order a really expensive one from my own country. And sadly the pink is not the right pink shade. Then the con in Italy got skipped to another date and we could not go anymore. So we wanted to wear it for Tracon. I totally ruined my umbrella....it looked just horrible T_T....the we made a shooting after the con and I fogot to put on my hairpins for 2/3 of the shooting time ((( SUUUPER depressing T_T~~~
About the sewing and materials: costume is made mostly out of polyester. I needed this syntetic material to be able to melt the edges. Perona has this tiny bows on the edges of her skirt and also the "lace" on collar and sleeves are a bow. I used a technique that I saw on a costume of my friends, the Rainbow Riders. I cut out the exact form I wanted with a scissor and then melted a bit the edges with a "soldering iron" /en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solderin…. The white parts and the black emblem on the chest are also made this way. After I cut them out and "burned" the edges, I attached them with the help of "Vliesofix" also known as "Bondaweb" (www.vlieseline.de/English/Prod… on the other fabric. The edges of the red fabric burned in black, coz the fabric had some black colored fabric inside. Usually it stays the same color (like you see on the white parts).
Yay! New photo from shooting in Moscow. On my Facebook album you can check some interesting inprogress of this costume. Also (if you know Russian) you can read my costume tutorial here and here
World of Warcraft Sylvanas Windrunner Costume production/model: Narga (me) Photo/makeup: JustMoolti Assistant: Aoki-Lifestream
Sylvanas is a very famous and racy character with a long and tragic story. I hated Sylvanas since I first met her in the "Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos" where she was a Hight Elf. She'd very annoying me even in WoW with her endless intrigues. I never thought I will cosplaying her. But one day I felt that my hate raised in a very strong feeling that called "I Want To Cosplay It". I alwayas loved her costume design. With this mix of love and hate I made this costume for a 2 month. It's very fast for me. Materials: For a breastplate and pauldrons I used camping mat. Other armor parts (including pant straps and ears) I wade from PVC. It was my first experience with a PVC and I totally satisfied by the result. All traceries and sculls a made from paper clay. All armor painted by me. I adore working with paint More photos with my Sylvanas are coming soon
During my trip to BlizzCon I had the opportunity to visit some stunning places for a photoshoot with my new Wizard costume from Diablo III! Usually I edit the photos Benni takes of me, but this time I've played that much WoW (in fact I've played the whole night today... again) that I've let Benni explore Photoshop and Lightroom a bit. We both have usually no idea, what we're doing, but for that the result turned out quite well I guess! And I'm proud we resisted to add rainbows, ha ha! Hope you'll like it!
The whole costume was made in only one week with the great help of yayacosplay and my husband Benni. Material for armor and staff is mainly Worbla and EVA foam (just check out my page for a ton of tutorials (www.kamuicosplay.com/) while I've used several yards of dupioni silk for the fabric part. Really love how the colors and the armor work together!