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Costume :Nina Tucker
Variant :Chimera
Source :Full metal alchemist
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Oct 2009


Costume Photos

Expo Masq

almost complete bodyshot

illumination test

ref2

head furred!

hand made weft

ref piccie!

feets!

eye, unlit

Head sculpt

 


Costume Information

Description
hehe, i've been such a jerk about this up to now.

yes, my doubletalk was all bluff, i have been, infact, working on another creature suit while the mystic slowly causes me to die from stress.

Chimera Nina, or Ninaxander as i've lovingly named it.

up to speed:

i've strayed away from some of the usual methods that are used in projects like this. the head is a sculpt/cast exactly how i made the mystic head, i just have to mount it on the helmet i have, and fur the thing.

eyes are spooky as a ghost with extra ghosts as backup.

stuff!

[expo update]

was pretty dissapointed with the final look of the costume. quadsuiting is a pretty huge learning curve, and my current physical condition wasn't helpful.

Comments

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D:

by KhaosKreator on Sunday, 21 June, 2009 - 20:45
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ROFLMAO

by Odd-One-Out on Sunday, 21 June, 2009 - 21:01
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THAT'S JUST SICK, MAN.

Awesome though :D

by Sillabub on Sunday, 21 June, 2009 - 22:57
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Aww can't believe I'm going to miss this. T.T

by SephNoir on Tuesday, 15 September, 2009 - 00:16
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This freaked me out so bad X.X

But I cant wait to see pics of the completed costume!

by MoonLily on Wednesday, 16 September, 2009 - 16:49
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Wow, very original choice of cosplay.
Good luck on completing it.

by Tsuchinoko on Wednesday, 16 September, 2009 - 17:24
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this will be soooooooooooooo AWSOME XD

by nanahara on Wednesday, 16 September, 2009 - 18:32
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Can't wait to see this!

by englicana on Wednesday, 16 September, 2009 - 18:49
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omgosh! i LOVEEEE nina!! i cant wait to see this! ^^

by Neko-Chan on Wednesday, 16 September, 2009 - 21:04
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Oh wow, i'm looking forwards to seeing photos of this! Brilliant choice and looks like good work so far XD

by UnaSpi on Thursday, 17 September, 2009 - 04:21
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wow this will be an amazing cosplay ^_^good luck with it =]

by Charlotte-chan on Friday, 25 September, 2009 - 15:46
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Niiiiina... T_T I was pretty close to tears when that happened. DX

Can't wait to see this finished. ^-^

by Roze-Chan on Friday, 25 September, 2009 - 16:11
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duuuuuuuude this is looking EPIC XD

by nanahara on Friday, 25 September, 2009 - 20:29
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That is sooo epic!

Poor Nina and Alexander the dog..

by Petchy-mon on Friday, 25 September, 2009 - 21:30
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*holds back tears* this is so awesome!

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 27 September, 2009 - 10:51
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Wow, this is looking amazing and scary! Will I be seeing this on the Saturday?

by LittlePidgey4 on Monday, 19 October, 2009 - 23:35

yes, nina is saturday. rewearing Al for sunday.

by xaerael on Tuesday, 20 October, 2009 - 00:08
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I loved the finished costume, it looked amazing! Awesome work as always :D

by Sillabub on Monday, 26 October, 2009 - 13:06
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this costume crushed me man! it was amazing! :)

by Ikkaku-kun on Wednesday, 28 October, 2009 - 20:14
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OMG youve destroyed a part of my soul!!

This is fantastic but evil... you are a bad bad man

by MangaChild on Saturday, 31 October, 2009 - 20:15

This is disturbingly amazing...

Such a creepy choice in cosplay and so well done!

by Hannah-Kiwii on Sunday, 8 November, 2009 - 19:03
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guh you were the nina tucker. that blew everyone away. people were crying around me when you took to the stage.

by Zanaso Rymm on Friday, 13 November, 2009 - 19:51
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i nearly cried during the masquerade, truly one of the most haunting images in any manga/anime

by tomaki-suoh on Saturday, 14 November, 2009 - 03:18

This was so amazing!!
Excellent work ^^

by TheMagicalLucy on Wednesday, 25 November, 2009 - 00:25
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Wow this is just.... amazing! Well done!!! :D

by Littlegeeky on Wednesday, 25 November, 2009 - 18:40
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This is fab! :D Bless the Chimira :(
xxx

by Bambi. on Monday, 25 January, 2010 - 17:28
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Me and my dad saw you at the last expo and thought your Nina Tucker was absolutely fantastic. ^_^

What are you doing for the expo in May I will be Sakura Kinomoto in her First Movie Artwork Version from Cardcaptor Sakura. ^_^

by RebaSephiroth2 on Saturday, 13 February, 2010 - 21:28
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My sister and I agreed this was handsdown the most impressive thing we saw last expo :)

Love it!

by amberlovers on Thursday, 13 May, 2010 - 15:12
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This cosplay is amazing, I wanna cry just looking at it! Well done!

by Lolita Hime on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 08:59
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This part of the anime made me cry so much, But great job on the costume, looks amazing even though it makes me feel like crying lol!

by Zelda on Sunday, 16 January, 2011 - 00:36
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one of the most fantastic costumes i have ever seen, this actually sent a chill down my spine that i will never forget!

by kaasutii on Saturday, 19 February, 2011 - 21:53
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I remember seeing this from a distance at expo years ago and it looked awesome. I have to say the fact she got killed put me off FMA though.

by Larxene on Friday, 12 August, 2011 - 01:26
 

Journal

[22nd october update: project end] (Posted 22nd October 2009)

done! ready for expo.

[25th september update] (Posted 25th September 2009)

head furred :D

still needs shaving/tidying, but... progress!

[16th sept update 2] (Posted 16th September 2009)

time to let the cat out the bag?

yeah, why not....

[16th sept update] (Posted 16th September 2009)

can xae weft?

yes!

[31st august update] (Posted 31st August 2009)

completed the pattern for a section of the costume. starting to get worried about timescales now though... 2 months to complete u.u

[20th august update] switcharoo (Posted 20th August 2009)

due to unforseen circumstances (ie, a really good skit idea, and the mystic generally taking an obscene length of time to complete) i'm switching mystic and nina's dates.

sorry to anyone who was excited to see it in october!

[20th august update] project, go! (Posted 20th August 2009)

started making some smaller pieces to the costume post aya. some of the things that i saw were very inspirational to me, and many thanks to some people who i spoke to pretty much know where i'm going with the costume!

[27th june 2009]- project start (Posted 27th June 2009)

done some design sketches for the costume, pretty sure i have all the concept down now, just a matter of working out correct scale sizings and finding the proper materials.

you can go about your buisness now, move along.