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Hilde Kunst portrait

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Hi guys,
this is my latest costume.I work during 5 long and hard months on Hilde.
Why Hilde? She is from far my favourite character from Soulcalibur! First, I was in love with her IV outfit, but when the soulcalibur V was released, I found this one particulary interesting.

As I won at Paris cosplay a sewing machine, I wanted to give a try to this version for use the gift and make other thing than full armor.
It was very interesting to sew, to dye fabric and fur, to create patterns myself.
I spend more time on the fabric parts than the armor itself.

I made myself the purple jacket with " matelassé" aspect.
All is hand made, the chain mail, the helmet with the removing part on the top, the eperons, the belts...I dye the wig too in order to have the good " red/auburn".

The flag was the hardest part with the little red skit and the helmet.

5 months ago, I meet Laura, who worked on Hilde too, we shared lot of things thank to Hilde ^^ I was really happy to find someone who made Hilde in the same time.
I finally meet Laura during Japan expo, and she was really kind and funny!
Have a look on her gallery please : :iconnebulaluben:

During the con the weather was very very hot, it was hard to wear Hilde's outfit, but I was at ease on stage ^^
I was however very very tired and my face show how I was close to faint è_è

This is the two links of my skit, sadly because of the light, no one saw my fighting pose at the beginning.

link 1: [link]

link 2: [link]

I have really lot of good memories of Hilde, it was hard as hell, but I was happy of my work for this time.
Hilde is special for me ^^

Photo by Kashu [link]
Image details
Image size
3264x4928px 4.16 MB
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D7000
Shutter Speed
1/160 second
Aperture
F/4.5
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Jul 7, 2012, 3:26:58 PM
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Levyathyn's avatar
You look amazing in this. The ONLY possible improvement is more shiny, but it still looks incredible, and very faithful. Bonus points for how well the helmet turned out! =)
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MiyuzakiOgino's avatar
This cosplay puts everyone else to shame. Impeccable Hilde, execution is just flawless. 
Shoko-Cosplay's avatar
Aw  *blush* thank you very much it is an amazing comment **
BurgerKingGhidorah's avatar
this is magnificent work! please tell me, as a soon to be armored cosplayer, what material do you use to make realistic plating?
thanks in advance
Shoko-Cosplay's avatar
Thank you :)  all our armors are made in foam called " plastazote" :)
 but you know, the paint job is the key for a realistic result, I use simply car spray paint
BurgerKingGhidorah's avatar
thank you very much. that info will really help with the ornstein cosplay i'm planning!
thegilgameshlore's avatar
Unfathomably inspiring photos ^_^
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Thank you very much :)
Pahisman's avatar
Wow! Very cool armor. O.O
Shoko-Cosplay's avatar
Thank you very much! :heart:
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I love your Hilde cosplay!
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NorseDanceParty's avatar
No problem! The world needs more soul calibur cospays :)
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Awesome Hilde! I love Soulcalibur armor styles.
Shoko-Cosplay's avatar
Thank you so much! I hope to do her in Soulca IV armor, I love this one too :)
Kairisia's avatar
how do you work on your foam? :) i mean, do you cover it with woodglue or sth?
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o0o
dragons are going DOWN!
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