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Taurus, by Sakizo

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Published: August 21, 2013
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Photographer: JWai Design Photography
Costume made and modeled by :iconfirelilycosplay:

Sakizo has been the hot cosplay lately, and even though I had been working on Pumpkin, Otakon was going to be far too hot to wear her at, so I decided on making Taurus. I partially finished this costume back in January for my New Year's party, and made the white bikini, front skirt, and shoulder piece (decorated with green and gold jewels).

To finish the costume, I ordered a white wig from Cosplay.com Wigs and trimmed and fluffed it. The horns are made from pink insulation foam, shaped and sanded, textured with Gesso, and painted with various shades of green, brown, and copper acrylics, then attached to a white headband. The medallions were resin casted using Smooth Cast 300Q. After curing (which took about 2-5 minutes!), I sanded the rough edges on the back and sides, then painted with green Floral spray and a bronze metallic spray by Rustoleum, then drilled in holes using a Dremel. Each medallion was sewn to the overskirt and bikini top, then decorated with 3mm, 6mm, and 8mm beads in various shades of green. The leg armor is made from leather with craft foam details, all painted green with copper weathering, and has elastic bands for wearing.

The bracelets were a neat find at Target and were originally orange, pink, and yellow. I sanded the inside of the bracelets to remove the color. then painted them using nail polish and custom mixed acrylic colors. The axe is made from 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch foamboard, a dowel rod, paper towel roll, hot glue, gesso, and paint. the haft is wrapped with green leather and olive ribbon. This axe is probably my favorite prop that I've made yet!

I forgot a lot of things during the first wearing of this costume - I forgot my earrings and my nails, and I had two bead strings break. The axe was a bit much to carry with two bags. So, I learned a lot of things for next time! Still, it turned out beautifully and I cannot wait to wear Taurus again with more Sakizo ladies :D
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ShortFusePinups's avatar
ShortFusePinupsProfessional Photographer
Gorgeous work!!
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FireLilyCosplayHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
asethey's avatar
If you don't mind me asking, where can sakizou's zodiac illustrations be found? In terms of zodiac all I've seen is the Libra, I would love to see the others.

Lovely cosplay by the way!
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FireLilyCosplayHobbyist Artisan Crafter
The Book is no longer being printed, so it's doubtful we will ever see the other pictures.  You can find a few online like Sagittarius, Libra, Taurus, Virgo, etc, but not much.  And thanks!
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cskadoz General Artist
:clap: x 1000 awesome cos & setting
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FireLilyCosplayHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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shiimapanHobbyist Artisan Crafter
I keep joking that Sakizo is the new Amano, not that I mind though because the designs are gorgeous! :la:

I had to look up this particular illustration but wow, you did a great job of translating it into real life! I love the ethereal-ness of the photo!
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FireLilyCosplayHobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's totally the new Amano :P

And thank you!
Cordain's avatar
O_O pardon me while I go into shock from the amazingness
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FireLilyCosplayHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, thank you so much :D
Cordain's avatar
You are most welcome as always Lily!
Shadowrave1's avatar
Truly amazing! I always like your updates :)
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FireLilyCosplayHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
AmazonMandy's avatar
I love this costume! I considered making it, I'm glad to see you did this. It looks so nice!
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FireLilyCosplayHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
dead82's avatar
dead82Hobbyist Interface Designer
OUO
i hope to see more
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FireLilyCosplayHobbyist Artisan Crafter
So do I!  This is just the first pic I've gotten back.
dead82's avatar
dead82Hobbyist Interface Designer
o.o
anything i can use?
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