Sunday, 27 July 2014

Chansey Gijinka - Cosplay Construction

When: March 2014
Where: Portland, OR

Friends and I were looking through Cowslip's drawings of pokemon in human form (called gijinka) when I fell in love with her Chansey design and had to give it a go. It was only for a small local event and I managed to get the costume done in a week. I loved making it but was sad that no one recognised the design, and even more depressed after because no one came to talk to me about the costume and the photos I got of it weren't very good.

I had to change the design a little because of time restraints and the fact that the proportions on the design compared to a real human body didn't quite work the same way. But I tried to get it as accurate as I could. I also didn't have a sewing machine at the time so the entire thing was made by hand.

You can see the final costume here


Pokemon Gijinka Chansey

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Lara Croft - Tomb Raider I - Photographs

When: March 2014
Where: University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
Photos by Meltopian (who also makes amazing AMVs)

This costume was so much fun to do! I really do prefer the smaller convention/parties as people just seem so much more friendlier and willing to chat about costumes. That and I know I'd get a lot of fat comments at large conventions >_< At least I fear I would.

You can see the construction for this costume here.

Tomb Raider Lara Croft Cosplay

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Lara Croft - Tomb Raider I - Cosplay Construction

When: March 2014
Where: UK

I'd been wanting to cosplay Lara for a really long time because she's one of my all time favourite game characters. I played the original series when I was younger on the play station so of course I had to do the Tomb Raider I version of her.

However, there are always a bagillion Lara Crofts at conventions and I didn't want my costume to be just another Lara in the sea of Laras (especially with the recent release of Tomb Raider on PS3). So when local geek party Geekfest at my university in Kent came up this was the perfect chance for a Lara!

I don't have many pictures of the construction for this costume because I made it in literally a few days.

You can see the final costume here.

Lara Croft Tomb Raider I Cosplay

Lara Croft Tomb Raider I Cosplay

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Shiki Ryougi - Kara no Kyoukai - Photographs

When: March 2014
Where: Minami Con 2014, Southampton, UK
Photographs by ManyLemons and Locke

I was actually really annoyed when I wore this costume. I was really unhappy with how the whole thing looked, and it was a really warm day, which meant I couldn't wear the juban otherwise I'd die. It was bad enough having to wear the jacket. I had also had a problem with the wig and it wouldn't go in the style that I wanted it to. So my first few shots in the studio taken by Nert were really bad. I just wasn't feeling the character or the costume and I looked soooo bad. So I didn't include the ones by Nert below.

My friend Locke who is an amazing photograph took some great shots, and he was kind enough to edit them for me so they actually came out looking fairly decent. These are the photos below.

I don't think I'll ever wear this costume again though.

You can see the construction for it here.


Saturday, 5 July 2014

Shiki Ryogi - Kara no Kyoukai - Construction

When: February/March 2014
Where: UK

I made this at the same time I made the Furisode Girl cosplay. Two VERY different character but both with kimono style costumes.

Reference Picture:

Ryogi Shiki reference pictures Kara no Kyoukai