Gracewing
 


Costume :Nefertimon
Variant :Quadsuit
Source :Digimon
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Oct 2009


Costume Photos

Nefertimon on stage

Nefertimon in the waiting line

Digitigrade patterns

Ohai!

Ready for painting

Angel Of Light(weight armour)

Armour

Legs and edits

More feet!

Digitigrade ductape pattern

Nefertimon

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : c350
Awards : London Expo 1st Place Expert Catagory, Saturday Masquerade
Time Taken : 3 Months

Description
(Modified now she's complete)
Nefertimon has never really been cosplayed as far as I'm aware, despite her popularity in the series. I now understand why as she's been the hardest thing I've built to date! She is not just a quadsuit, but a winged creature who is semi human and this proved problematic with scale and costruction. I'm still of the opinion that her front feet didn't work.

Sadly, Nefertimon has been horrificly damaged since London Expo, though it was done through accident not malicious intent...She was being stored in a conservatory, wrapped in bubble-wrap, and a several kilo bag of soil was unwittingly placed on her mask. The mask overheated and has crushed inwards. Nefertimon is therefore on indefinite hold for future events until I've got the enthusiasm to spend a week reforming her face.

Comments

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Really looking forward to seeing this hun! Makes me want to do a digimon cosplay!

by SephNoir on Friday, 7 August, 2009 - 22:09
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Yay! Nefertimon! :)
I can't wait to see this! I've never seen her cosplayed before, so It'll be super to see her done. Kinda makes me want to do a Pegasusmon cosplay (If only I didn't already have plans for my May 2009 expo costume... :P)

by Refira on Friday, 14 August, 2009 - 22:20
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-hugs you both- :D Digimon are still cool... especially 6'4" winged cats.. err.. :S I may have overdone my feet.

Refira - Aww, that would be -awesome-, I'd love to cosplay alongside you but my final exams are this May (AUGH) so I have to study :s

by Gracewing on Sunday, 30 August, 2009 - 23:18
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its nice to see more digimon cosplay! i applaud you for doing such a difficult one! :)

by Chii-ren on Monday, 31 August, 2009 - 00:12
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sooooooo EPIC XD, this is brilliant

by nanahara on Monday, 31 August, 2009 - 07:15
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OMG i'm so looking foward to this!! your progress is looking awesome already =D can't wait to see more ^_^

by Sweeturk on Monday, 21 September, 2009 - 13:07
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Wow thats some amazing progress! The finished thing is gonna be astounding! : D

by Charlie-Bear on Tuesday, 29 September, 2009 - 08:36
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WOW! i cant wait to see this and get a pic of you! love Digimon <3

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 29 September, 2009 - 10:58
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Wow!! Nefertimon is awesome. Good luck with the costume xD

by NekoSparky on Wednesday, 30 September, 2009 - 06:25
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Thanks guys! Wonderflex is fun...er.. even if I do get stuck to it in the wrong places.

by Gracewing on Wednesday, 30 September, 2009 - 20:28
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this looks awsum#! Tis one of my fav digimon!

by Samstar1990 on Wednesday, 30 September, 2009 - 20:30
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Congratulations for the win. ^_^

by RebaSephiroth2 on Sunday, 25 October, 2009 - 16:08
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You know all this already, but I more or less squeed when you came on stage - it was THAT EPIC 8D

by Freyarule on Saturday, 31 October, 2009 - 20:51
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id love to see some photos of your finished cos on here, ^^ and i hope u wear it again so i can get some photos with u. soz i couldnt make it in my wiz, but it looks really good

by timpey on Tuesday, 17 November, 2009 - 00:00
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Your progress is looking awesome =]

by Zelda on Tuesday, 5 January, 2010 - 01:16
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I'm impressed alreay, can't wait to see it finished :)

by TrueKitsune on Wednesday, 7 April, 2010 - 15:26
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it looks really amazing!

by Berserk667 on Wednesday, 4 August, 2010 - 00:18
 

Journal

Lament for a mask (Posted 3rd August 2010)

As per usual I'm awful at updates.
She's finished and she was a joy to wear, despite the massive heat of the event and things going wrong last minute (like one wing sheering off right before going on stage!!). Thank you to everyone at the cosplay desk and everyone who was helping me out all day to get around, I'd not have made it without you guys. :)

Sadly as the title suggests, she's been horribly damaged and her facemask that took so long to make now needs completely reforming or remaking, I haven't evaluated it enough yet past 'oh gods she's broken...'.

Things to do before she goes out again:
-New wings!
-Scale down the front paws, they're huge
-Repair the face mask, if possible
-Furry leg covers for the shin/ankle as the joint between her feet and my legs is too bulky.

Wonderflex JOY (Posted 30th September 2009)

This. Stuff. Is. Awesome.
I was verynervous about using wonderflex for the first time on this costume, especially given the cost to get it (still cheaper than getting it from the UK, grr). I'm very happy I did!
Paper patterns are always worth the hassle, as is an understanding of dressmaking when doing female armour. It's nigh impossible to make the armour out of one sheet piece of wonderflex.

Erm, right, what am I doing again? (Posted 21st September 2009)

So. I go back to durham on the 5th of October.
London expo is 20 days after this.
I have to have Neferti mostly finished before leaving because time restraints due to working (argh 3rd year!) mean I probably won't/shouldn't be working on her that much. I've already put her legs together backwards once, and I'm nervously waiting on a bodysuit pattern to finish the waist-up plans for this stretch velvet monstrosity.

I really, really hope this works.

-nervous-