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Mononoke Hime by SerenadeStrong Mononoke Hime by SerenadeStrong
Princess Mononoke was my first cosplay EVER! I made this three years ago for AB'07 :D It feels like so long ago, hard to believe I've only been doing this for 2 or 3 years...

I learned how to sew to make it, and I still really like the costume <3 Of course if I did it now there would be lots of technical things I could do better and inaccuracies I could fix, but I put a lot of effort into this and I think it came out fine for a first try ^^

This was the second half of my Soi Fon/Mononoke photoshoot with :iconda-rk: :D

The mask was probably the most labor-intensive part of the costume. It's made of plaster gauze, fit to my face, covered in a few types of spackley things, then sanded smooth and painted.
The fur headdress is fake fur hot-glued to the mask. It's super soft - there were definitely a few times at AB when some stranger would try to pet me D:
The ears are stiff paper with a layer of plaster gauze-putty-spackle-sanding-paint. It's heavy so it has to bear some of its own weight via hidden velcro in the back.
The dress the first garment I ever sewed xD;; It's not hemmed or anything xD;;
I didn't make shoes so I went barefoot for the shoot.

At some point I will post a picture in my scraps of the HUGE patch of poison ivy we didn't notice until we were leaving that I somehow managed to avoid.
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makoto-sama Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Did you cosplay this at AB last year with a random Iron Town fighter?

In any case, you're awesome for cosplaying this and it looks amazing.
SerenadeStrong Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
that must've been a different Mononoke, I only wore this to AB'07 and '08.

I'm glad you like the costume though! Thank you for the favs :love:
makoto-sama Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
No problem! Also: way to go on avoiding the monster patch of poison ivy. :3 I probably would've walked right into it. ^^;
da-rk Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
*pettssssssssss* XDDD

yeyyyyy you posted pictures! XD ahah I need to get on doing that too... 8D;
SerenadeStrong Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
heheheh fuzzy >3<

yeah, I really should've gone to bed but I wanted to post pictures instead :3
AshtreeJ Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! Cosplaying sounds like so much fun. :D
SerenadeStrong Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
thanks! And it is super fun! XD
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