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Kratos Aurion - Smile

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This is Kratos Aurion from Tales of Symphonia. I was trying out the manga's style of drawing so I decided to draw the panel with Kratos smiling - because I think that extra chapter is really sweet. Kratos and Lloyd family time ftw!

Done with a HB pencil and a rubber. Also, apologies for the poor quality scanning. The scanner doesn't like pencil tone...

I think he looks quite young here as well...
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LadyCerebellum's avatar
Okay, wait wait wait wait wait! Theres a manga?! Cuz i adore that game. Its kinda unhealthy.
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Thank you and for the :+fav: :)

Yep. It's available in French (I did A level French and used it as an excuse to get the manga) and Japanese. But you can read it in English here: [link]

Haha, love of ToS is never unhealthy :D
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Oh. My. Freaking. Jhonen. Thank you. Thats pretty much all i can say at the moment. Ahh. Just ahh.
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*hug* u r amazing...
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K1RA-L33's avatar
I Love this <3
the hair and the expression are so well drawn XD
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Naaww, thank you :)

It's all sketched from a manga panel though :)
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im going to the expo on sunday the 27th of may i amlost finished my sword
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That's awesome :) I'll be there both days but I haven't yet finalised what I'll be wearing.

I'm not sure if I can still get into my original Lloyd cosplay! :D
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your an a amazing artist oh and my emil wig is such a pain that stupid strand
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Sorry for the massive delay: I've moved back to uni.
Thanks :D

It's okay. If you brush out any gel you've put in it and start again, you might find it easier. With an 'up' do, it won't necessarily stay up forever but I recall being told not to weigh the wig heavily with gel at the top. I'd put most of the gel at the bottom of the strand to hold it up and together and give it volume. But for the rest of the strand, just rub a little gel on your fingertips and twist the strand, moving your hands up as you do. And use hair spray (a lot of it) to hold the style in place. It might be worth your while to just tie that strand so it's out of the way and you can do the rest of the wig first.

In my opinion, for most of the hair, it's better to leave it as natural as possible or it'll start to look greasy and you'll lose the 'realistic' style of cosplay. Remember that the longer you leave a wig styled before a con, the more likely your style is to deflate. Too many months and wigs can start to go greasy. (I used a Simffy's 80's wig and cut and styles it for Lloyd just over a year ago and it doesn't look too bad but it is mostly plastic).

If need be, you could potentially get a small blonde coloured plaiting band (looks like a hair coloured rubber band) around the bottom of the strand to give it the volume to stand up a bit and hide it with the wig hair but that would be best avoided!

Finally, it sounds obvious but make sure you have firm hold hair gel. I think mine's a 4 or 5 and L'Oreal. It's good stuff. You don't have to fork out mega bucks but I had some Boots stuff once. It was lilac. All it did was make hair look greasy. It didn't hold at all.

You can also buy this spray paint stuff that sets it like cement, apparently.

Twinfools on Youtube (and DA) is a real pro. He might have a tuorial that you could adapt if my method doesn't work.
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thanks for the advice your the best that helped alot now i have to make the sword
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Haha, I doubt that - I'm an amateur. But I'm glad I was useful. :)

Sword wise, I confess I haven't made any. But as the fantastic person who made my double sabre has proven, you can work wonders with some cardboard and papier mache! Just be sure to layer up the paint and varnish over it to seal. If it's small, you could probably use some light wood, but not for something big like mine because it'd be too heavy.

What I did with Lloyd, in my extreme laziness, was to buy cheap plastic ones. They don't look great but they're very light and really easy to transport. Plus they had their own sheath which made carrying them around much easier.

Good luck with your weapon! :)
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thanks i will try my best do you know anyone else who might cosplay from tos or tos2 so we could have like a big cosplay group from tos we would probaly get alot of pictures my friend wanted to go as marta but she said only if i help her make the spinner. i have a wooden sword a long one which i can use as a base for emils sword. your not a amateur you are a professional and dont you forget it
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Sorry for the delay! ^^;

At the moment, I don't know of anyone cosplaying ToS or DotNW to May's Expo. I know some Tales cosplayers, but I know what they're doing in May. If you look on the MCM Website or Cosplay Island, you might find more people you could ask about a meet. Another place to look is the 'Tales of Cosplay' group here on DA. I know someone organised a ToS meet through that last May.

Okay, well good luck! I'm sure it'll be awesome.

Haha, thanks but we'll just have to agree to disagree on that one! :D
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well i hope i see you their it will be really fun
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Same here; Expo is great :D
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OMG... He looks soooo cooooooool!!!!!111111
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There is an extra chapter?
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Yep, there is indeed. I first read it at mangafox 'cause it wasn't on onemanga but I have yet to find the TOS manga anywhere else. I do have it in French though. The extra chapters are in their own book, with Martel on the cover. It's not labelled as book 6, even though it is; it's 'EX'.

There are two oyako ones (that are both adorable and bittersweet), a GenisxPresea one, one about Colette, Lloyd and Genis when they were little and two covering Zelos' backstory. ^_^ They're well worth a read if you can find them anywhere. :D
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Yeah, I found it! Thanx!

Oyako one make me go SQUEEEEE!!

:squee:
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