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01 December 2003 @ 10:31 pm
Plans for Otakon 2004  
I like FFX-2. I like interestingly-designed animal character costumes (many of which happen to be skimpy, but that's besides the point). Thus, my next cosplay project will be...


Yes, this is going to involve a hell of a lot of work, but I'm up for it. It doesn't seem to be a commonly cosplayed Rikku outfit, so I won't worry if parts of the costume give me a colossal pain in the ass, tempting me to simplify them into something that looks reasonably good and matches everything else. I saw a picture of someone dressed in a Berserker outfit with a plain white bikini and armor that was blue and sort of similar but rather plain, and the overall effect was still pretty cool.

Things to do:

- Find and purchase a sewing machine. I can actually afford my own this year. Yaaaay.
- Order fake fur.
- Figure out how to make stuff.
- ?????

Current Mood: daring
Current Music: me impatiently waiting for our file server to go back up
necessary evilmeanjunglist on December 2nd, 2003 04:10 am (UTC)
I am pretty good at making stencils that we could use to airbrush/spraypaint the design seen on the legs onto a pait of tights or body suit.. or we can even use theater makeup to sponge paint the stencil directly onto your leg. Let me know if you need help with any of that. I have a sewing machine and am actually starting to make my own clothing as I am disappointed with the fashion trends as of late.
The Heavy Metal Matador: frylockrydain on December 3rd, 2003 04:06 am (UTC)
Kickass! I was thinking of henna because I could put it on a few days before a con and not worry about it running, and we could stencil that as well.

That's awesome that you're sewing your own clothing. You could even bring in some spare income by selling your creations online. It wouldn't have to be any sort of major operation - you could just put stuff up in an eBay store or something.
necessary evilmeanjunglist on December 3rd, 2003 04:16 am (UTC)
I can do the Henna as well. I did that professionally a few summers ago. Just let me know. :)
necessary evilmeanjunglist on December 2nd, 2003 04:12 am (UTC)
I also have a lot of knowledge with simulating things with polymer clay....I can custom make the beads for the necklace and anything else as well....
The Heavy Metal Matador: frylockrydain on December 3rd, 2003 04:13 am (UTC)
Cool beans! I was thinking of going with Sculpey for the flat beads and buying big white round ones, and I just found some great articles on making costume armor out of craft foam and thin plastic sheeting, but if that doesn't work, I might have to bug you about this polymer stuff.

BTW, this gives me another eBay idea for ya - replicas of the jewelry that a popular anime or game character wears. You could also do this on commission if you wanted to. Not only that, if you're good at gradient dyeing, you could make some $$$ selling scarves for Rikku's thief outfit. That costume is going to be HUGE this year, I tells ya... ^_^
necessary evilmeanjunglist on December 3rd, 2003 04:17 am (UTC)
hmmmm.. that is something that I should look into.
(Anonymous) on December 2nd, 2003 06:54 am (UTC)
G-funk, this is Stef. You gotta help me. I'm addicted to Inuyasha, and have a new and inexplicable urge to make an Inuyasha costume. Not so good because a) I'm a girl b)I don't have white hair. Being human-InuYasha would alleviate the hair bit, but otherwise would make no goddamned sense... it's all about the little ears.
aitai on December 2nd, 2003 10:42 pm (UTC)
yay ^_^
oh man. you'll have so much fun cos'ing inu yasha. i have a kikyou outfit in the works, although I haven't worked on it in awhile. are you going to any cons this year? i think we're only going to acen. (anna)
(Anonymous) on December 3rd, 2003 02:21 am (UTC)
Re: yay ^_^
I don't know. I thought of going to... uh, that one in ohio, but honestly there aren't any real near here. I dunno, maybe I'll bite the bullet and go to Otakon this summer. What is acen? (stef)
The Heavy Metal Matador: frylockrydain on December 3rd, 2003 04:19 am (UTC)
Crossplay is nifty. I've had an inexplicable urge to dress up as Cloud Strife from FFVII, but I don't have a clue as to how to go about making his hair, so that's going to have to wait. =P

There are ways to get long hair underneath a spiffy white wig. As far as ears go, I've seen kitty ears that are glued to barrettes and can just be clipped into hair. Even if you couldn't find these in a store, I don't think they'd be too difficult to recreate.
(Anonymous) on December 2nd, 2003 08:42 pm (UTC)
PS-- Dana, making your own clothes kicks ass. I wish I had more time for it, myself.
aitai on December 2nd, 2003 10:45 pm (UTC)
oh neat. i never saw any of the pictures of the beserker outfit before. that outfit rocks!!! the horn on the head looks like it might be difficult to do...or heavy if nothing else.
selphie_fairy on December 14th, 2003 06:12 pm (UTC)
im going to be making berserker paine, so good luck! i have a site that sells false fur just gotta find it though...
The Heavy Metal Matador: frylockrydain on December 14th, 2003 07:12 pm (UTC)
*finds a pic*

Wowee! That's going to be an incredible costume. As far as fake fur goes, I ordered some swatches from Mendel's and like the look of the cheetah pattern. The fur seems to be of very high quality as well. It is expensive, though, so I'm going to wait to order it until I make my patterns and figure out how much I'll need.
selphie_fairy on December 15th, 2003 01:05 am (UTC)
that was the site i was looking for! yea, that's why I plan to have it done by 2005. I really want to make it and I just love piane's character so much. I also don't want to do her default one like so many other people =3 yay for berserker cosplayers!