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Costume :Presea Combatir
Source :Tales of Symphonia
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Oct 2009


Costume Photos

Kitacon 2010- improved wig

Presea

group shot

Concept Art

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : lots

Description
The wig is the biggie- if I cant do it i wont make the rest- its already giving me nightmares! I love Presea though . . .

I loved this game- It was the first proper rpg I owned

Entered into the masquerade at expo

Comments

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wonderfull idea she is an amazing character

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 30 August, 2009 - 12:35
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damn you! I am seriously thinking of martel now..... :p

by montblanc on Sunday, 30 August, 2009 - 21:11
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I LOVE the wig *o* Well done on the styling it looks awesome!!

by Charlie-Bear on Saturday, 10 October, 2009 - 21:53
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agh I wanna do regal now :(

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 11 October, 2009 - 12:03
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Awesome Presea wig ^^ You don't often see cosplay of her :)

by Manjou on Sunday, 11 October, 2009 - 18:20
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Thanks guys, it's my first styled wig so I'm so glad people think it looks ok!

by agi on Sunday, 11 October, 2009 - 20:29
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Such an awesome cosplay congrats on the wig aswell!! really nice to meet you too ^__^

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 27 October, 2009 - 00:41
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The wig is HUGE O_O

by RanmaSyaoran on Thursday, 12 November, 2009 - 11:57
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It's a shame I didn't see you.
Well done!

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 29 January, 2010 - 20:55
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the wig is so much better now :)

by montblanc on Friday, 2 April, 2010 - 18:07
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funny isn't it! I didn't think it was so bad before but i was horrified when i looked at the pics next to each other XD

by agi on Friday, 2 April, 2010 - 18:18
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Hi, long time no talk! =D
Your new wig looks fantastic, well done!
I have a better shot of you, smallfry and I at the photoshoot guy's set-up somewhere, I'll try to find it.

by KiraraYumi on Tuesday, 29 June, 2010 - 13:40
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This looks perfect! Adore the wig!

by InfiniteJester on Wednesday, 31 July, 2013 - 21:36
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aww thanks! I unfortunately had to take it apart because of lack of storage but will be remaking it next year some time :) hopefully it will be more comfortable next time now i know what i'm doing better XD

by agi on Monday, 5 August, 2013 - 12:34
 

Journal

Wig improvements (Posted 1st April 2010)

So in a moment of madness before kite I decided to rework the wig to try and get more shape into it and make it a little fuller. I added more extensions to the back to fill out where there were a few gaps, added more extensions to the covering on the foamcore (so where there are gaps it's a lot less obvious) and coated the spikes in silicon. they hold together better and it meant i could trim them nicely. Much happier with it now but it feels more difficult to wear, think i must have pulled it tighter when i put the bunches in again. also on bunch is slightly higher than the other but shhh :p

fixing up (Posted 7th December 2009)

well although i listed her as complete i wasn't very happy with the edging- the ribbon had pretty much all fallen off around the arms by the end of the day and it was a little messy around the collar. I plan on taking her to Kitacon 2010 so i've bought some bias binding and it's ready to sew on, it nicely hides all my dodgy coloured thread and hopefully the collar will look a bit tidier too :)

I hate this wig! (Posted 7th October 2009)

What was I thinking . . .

sew the extensions in: check
Painful parting: check
neat and tidy high bunches: check
spikes: err . . . .

so plan a,b and c failed, all seemed to be going ok, first spike went fine then the rest wouldn't hold so i bound the hair to the foam and wire structure i'd made with invisible thread and it just sort of looks a bit weedy and crap and I REALLY HATE IT :(

I'm going to wash it out and have another go in the morning but at the moment i'm thinking Presea will not have spiky bunches :(

tools of the trade (Posted 26th September 2009)

Made the bag and belt and finished off the knife this afternoon, feel quite pleased with myself! (the paint was still drying so no pic of the knife atm)

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4112681&l=38903c5ba4&id=666761209
stupid image didn't upload :(

Put the first lot of extensions into the wig, looking good so far :)

adventures in glove making! (Posted 5th September 2009)

So having blown the budget yesterday buying real leather for my gloves (it was the perfect colour and it's so soft and lovely) I thought I';d have a go at making them today while I wait for my wig to arrive

So I'm making my own pattern- with a little help from a website- Wish me luck!

I've only done 1 so far- it's a bit lumpy in places and you can see most of the stitches but i think i can tidy it up a bit, I also forgot to allow for the width of the top of my arm so i need to put a piece in, oops! i'm sure the left one will be much better!

Edit (sunday morning)- woke up feeling brave and decided to strengthen the seams on the sewing machine (I'd hand stitched originally) and it's much better, just wish I'd been a bit more patient and cut the bits down between my fingers a bit more, I'm going to do the left one tonight so I'll post some pics in the morning