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WRGP Yusei by Malindachan WRGP Yusei by Malindachan
Finally finished! It's been two years since I made my original Yusei outfit, so I decided to take a step further and re-make certain parts of the outfit when making this version.
I'm really proud of how much I've improved over those two years, and I hope I can continue to get better in the years to come :3

Everything here was made myself except the pants (which were modified from a pair of jeans from Goodwill).

The following information is how I constructed this outfit:

Jacket: Base pattern was McCall's 5052, and I made adjustments to tailor it to my form and get the style I needed. Fabric was the same blue bottomweight I had leftover from my first Yusei Jacket, and I lined the inside with a black lining and blue bottomweight facing.Used bias tape around the edge that goes around the front and bottom, and the rest of the black trim is vinyl. Craft foam is inside the vinyl in certain areas to add dimension. Bigger bubbles on the shoulders and elbows are plastic ornaments that I painted orange on the inside. Bubbles in the collar are googly eyes that I cut open in the backs and painted. The patch was made with two layers of white fabric (heat n bond sandwiched between them), and I painted the design in fabric paint before satin-stitching black on the edges. I also satin-stitched around several vinyl spots to add a nice finished look.

Shirt: Used the pattern McCall's 5891 as a base, but made it more form-fitting. Shirt itself is made out of a black twill, and the design was made out of the same fabric I had leftover from my first Yusei shirt (was applied with heat n bond). I satin stitched the entire edge of the design to make it look pretty. Patch was made out of a thicker vinyl with orange bias tape. Put metal snaps into it as well.

Pants: modified a pair of jeans from Goodwill. Took out the belt loops and sewed in a belt I made out of craft foam covered in suede. Belt 'buckle" is made out of gray vinyl and attaches with velcro. Patches are made the same way as the one on the shirt. Knee pads are vinyl straps that velcro in the back, and the bubbles are plastic ornament halves like the ones on the Jacket.

Deck Boxes: Made completely from scratch with Foam board as a base, and then I covered them with suede and added snaps. They hold each of my Yusei-related decks! (one is strictly Yusei-only cards, and the other is my Dandy-Warrior deck XD)

Boot covers: I made a re-usable pattern back when I made my Guy Cecil cosplay (wrapped fabric around the boots, pinning and drawing seamlines before turning the fabric into a pattern). The nice thing about this version of the pattern is that the zippers are in the back instead of the sides. Made out of suede, and they're specifically meant to fit my knee-high boots, which I use for a lot of my other cosplays as well. Again, used vinyl for the black parts and googly eyes for the small bubbles.

Gloves: Used pattern Butterick 5370 to start with, but I had to modify the Gusset pieces slightly so the gloves would actually fit (it's originally meant for stretchy fabrics...and what I used does not stretch). made from the suede that matches the belt, deck boxes, and boot covers. Edge has vinyl and googly eye bubbles again like the boots.

Wig: Same one I've always been using. It's my pride and joy :3 (original WIP tutorial for that is in my gallery, but I have fixed it up a bit since I first styled it)

Makeup: I use the basics (foundation, concealer, powder) for my complexion, with kohl and liquid eyeliner for my eyes. The prison mark is a golden yellow Ben Nye Liquicolor paint with a very precise outline in liquid eyeliner.

Photo taken by :iconex-shadow:

Yugioh 5D's is (c) Kazuki Takahashi
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DraginKYle44 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018
DesignerTJP Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018  Professional General Artist
Hi! Wonderful Cosplay Suit! The Yellow/Black "Head Hair Appliance" prop on your head sure does appear to save money on Spike Hair Gel! What is it made from? Painted Foam Core Board?
Mich5Ds Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's amazing!!!! I love Yusei Fudo!! Great job :)
Noiz-Bleu Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student General Artist
How did you attack the bubbles to your jacket? ouo
Awesome cosplay!
Shine4000 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Awesomeness times 10! 8D
Shine4000 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
That's so cool now I want to Cosplay yusei in the future.
Altarior Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   Digital Artist
This is insanely badass! Though I do wish that the angle could have been turned just a liiiiittle bit. The hair merges with the black background an it's really such a shame! If the angle had been moved just slightly the figure would have been in full contrast to the brick wall and the composition and readability would have been so much better :noes: I could also wish for a little more emotion in the face, but I'm not totally familiar with Yusei so I'm note sure if that'd be out of character for him... But oh well, that's just how I would have done it. This is still totally awesome! ^^
Xelgot Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Scintillant-H Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   General Artist
it's creepy out good some people are at cosplay... ;)
Yamirabuka Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
i love you <3
Barbie-Yuan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ScooterBops Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sweet hair!
GulsumYusei Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
O M G! Awesome, super, amazing. You designed a fully planted it? Very, very nice :)
fantasymelodyradio Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
XiaoXiongMao Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG...... O A O

Shugi-tanPocky Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
artimiss1238 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
epicness ^_^
AlexFox11 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome cosplay!!! and it's super special awesome! that is all.
XxLordRage666xX Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beyond badass. i love it!
sae123 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maggifan Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
metalsonicgreen Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
how did you make the deck belt
NoodzMiyazaki23 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Holy Shit. O.O

This is friggin' brilliant! :jawdrop:
LadyBatchi Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
wow can i kiss you yu-kiun??? hahaha.just kiddin
Aznhomie333 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
This is an awesome cosplay ^-^
wsache007 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011   General Artist
NaiMek Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
nice costume :D
Lyson Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
srsly awesome
ManishaChan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! One of my dream cosplays :D
Meza-Uchiha Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
i actually CAN'T BELIEVE YOU
Meza-Uchiha Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
aw jheeze! now i dont know which Yusei to cosplay D:
Meza-Uchiha Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
What type of boots are underneath? :3 :iconmeza-uchiha:
Meza-Uchiha Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
ps forget my weird comments earlier about saying ive made the first laptops being a baka so it said "No comments have been posted yet" -______-' xxx
Meza-Uchiha Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
ohhhh wow! awesome description! were'd you find the plastic ornaments? are they like plates or balls that u cut in half orr something? thanks!

ps u are so amazing Malinda !!! you're a DON
Malindachan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I got them at Hobby Lobby and they already came in halves. They were meant to snap together.
Meza-Uchiha Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
oh rightttt awesome thanks! i love you Malinda :3 xx
Zorome Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
best Yusei Cos on DA :3
Malindachan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dawww, thanks XD
Sketch17 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
personally I felt it was impossible to take this character (and all the late Yugioh sessions) seriously because of his design (and the whole motocycle duel thing). but this cosplay has totally changed my mind. If i saw this guy in person I would head for the hills. so much bad-ass-ery! :nirvana:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I felt the same way about YGO Zexal and so far I'm loving it. The main protagonist is growing on me XD
IgneousSpirit Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is freaking AMAZING!!
RiouMegumi Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is the most amazing thing ever :D
PinkStrawberryKitty Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! Malinda, you are such an awesome cosplayer! Btw, I followed you on Twittwer :3
Amagake Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
This is amazing. I loves it. (Yay for awesome cosplays!)
MorganaBlackwings Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You make an awesome Yusei!
K-A-K-O Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
<3333333 This is pure awesome.
Reoko1 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very amazing!
albertxlailaxx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice. Great cosplay ^^
Unleashed360 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
lol this cosplay actually looks good because the cloths actually fit instead of it looking all ballooned up and whatnot, and the wig is absolutely awesome
Hilary1992 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're very beautiful ;D
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