kitsune
 


Costume :Eibon
Variant :anime version seen when using brew
Source :Soul Eater, Anime
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2010


Costume Photos

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Costume Information

General
Cost : £30+
Time Taken : 2 months

Description
Doing eibons outfit from the soul eater anime.

(which is pretty much the same as the manga just I'm using the anime images to get the right colures).

Will be complete for Oct expo (sat only) since its such a bulky and heavy costume I'm only wearing it for one day like many of my other costumes.
(but also cause I can only afford to go one day)

Comments

WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN always wanted to see this cosplay!!

by Hadoken on Sunday, 30 May, 2010 - 12:48
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I'm glad XD will be fun to make and I will do my best!

by kitsune on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 16:00
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Wow, awesome! Yay, we're cosplaying from the same anime~! (I'm cosplaying as Chrona ^__^) We're doing a Soul Eater group too if you wanna join. :3

by Clover-tan on Monday, 7 June, 2010 - 17:23
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I might join the group I've put my name up on the london expo forum group one. just I hope it doesn't rain to much. X3

by kitsune on Tuesday, 8 June, 2010 - 14:35
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Ah-!

I can't wait to see this finished!

oh my!

by CharlotteLuna on Wednesday, 23 June, 2010 - 16:07
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hey thank you, its coming along just will be fun to put on, on the day. XD

by kitsune on Thursday, 24 June, 2010 - 12:51
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This is pure win!
I can't wait to see this completed!

by bushybrows on Thursday, 24 June, 2010 - 15:19
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THANK YOU!!!

by kitsune on Friday, 25 June, 2010 - 19:29
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Amazing choice! I nearly cosplay'd him myself! :D

by RanmaSyaoran on Monday, 28 June, 2010 - 18:07
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If you did that would have been awesome. :O THANKS!!

by kitsune on Tuesday, 29 June, 2010 - 14:30
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niiiiiiiice ^^, liking the progress

by nanahara on Thursday, 26 August, 2010 - 16:44
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Thnks, yeah its taking some time to do ^^; mostly doing the hardest bits first.

by kitsune on Thursday, 26 August, 2010 - 21:10

This is amazing - I've never seen an Eibon cosplayer before :D Can't wait to see the finished product at Expo!

by roguearcanis on Sunday, 26 September, 2010 - 10:23
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why thank you. <3 it appears I say thank yous more then I get comments ^^; there should really be a reply system on here.

by kitsune on Sunday, 26 September, 2010 - 22:44
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Damn, this is amazing!! :O

by Mosquitoast on Wednesday, 1 June, 2011 - 11:57
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Thank you so much :D

by kitsune on Monday, 31 October, 2011 - 19:07
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nicely done! looks fantastic ^^ must have taken a lot of time and effort.

by WarriorTeddy on Wednesday, 7 March, 2012 - 12:44
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Thank you, and yes it did take time. I usually take half a year to make any costume (but I do work on and off on them when I have free time). :)

by kitsune on Friday, 9 March, 2012 - 15:27
 

To-Do List

get lots of modeling wire/ chicken wireHighComplete
buttons/poppers/snap fastenersHighComplete
Edit harnessMediumComplete
test mod rock....LowComplete

Shopping List

thick foam ( 6mm-12mm£20.00Bought
FABRIC £50.00Bought
Total£70.00

Journal

COMPLETE (Posted 28th September 2010)

the costume is now complete, but you will have to wait for expo before photos are added. ^^

hope to see you all there.

ALMOST THERE... (Posted 23rd September 2010)

the back piece has been done just needs to have the gold sewn and attached to the sides of it.Its looking ok so far not sure how it will look on.

but to-do still:

>last side piece
> gold detail on back
>paint and secure scarf to helm

Scarf (Posted 20th September 2010)

now painting the scarf patten onto my scarf, used a fabric pen to draw the patten on then painting over the marks with a mix of acrylic paint and water.

still to do:
> scarf tassles
> sew on back red apron pieces ( all cut and ready to sew)
> sew last side piece

Almost done. ( will be working slow the day after today)

worker bee...working like mad (Posted 16th September 2010)

so now the front part is done minus the long gold bits which need to be hand sewn onto the harness. *CHEER*
so all thats left is:
> paint detail on scarf and sew together at the back with tassles
> red details on back
> side details

Then DONE!

Back to uni soon must work FASTER >< (Posted 15th September 2010)

Ok so I'm running out of time since I go back to uni full time on the 21st which will cut down my time a lot. So to make up for that I'm working at double speed at the moment since I usually only do a bit of the costume a day, now I'm doing full pieces of the costume each day.

SO far to day I've fully completed the sleves with details and attached them to the main coat so all thats left is:

> scarf to be dyed and painted (also attach balls and tassles to back of scarf)
> back and front red aprons (one out 6 done so far with details)
> attach aprons (front will only attach on side the other side will button up)
> side pieces (still need to sew together)
> Claws (may not be made in time due to lack of funds and foam)

But hey I have SLEVES!!!

so far... (Posted 13th September 2010)

I've sew the black coat together now it has straps on the inside shoulders so the harness can be put on first then the coat. The gap in the chest is for the chest piece to secure to the harness, and its the same on the back.
To-do:
> sew details on the front 2 red pieces left
> gold straps
> do back red pieces
> sew the side pieces on ( one already cut to scale just needs to be sewn)
> sleves
> dye new scarf yellow ( in pic) the paint details on it.

So a lot still to do ^v^

sewing on details (Posted 9th September 2010)

Starting to sew the details on the red parts of the costume now, have already managed to stab myself in te thumb while pinning, I so can't use the thumb on my left hand....for now.

The gold fabric is really good since it doesn't fray but the cotton does so sewing on details is a pain with the cotton. Also the scarf is to small, so I have to buy more yellow fabric to beef it up a bit once thats done more details will be done but for the scarf I'm painting on the black pattern not sewing it.

But I like it so far I'm putting alot into it now that I know Kamui is going. ><

SEWING.... (Posted 7th September 2010)

Ok so my sewing skills aren't brilliant, so trying to do the scarf is horrible mainly bacause I can't find good ways to make it keep its shape and I have to hand sew it around the neck at the back since the scarf is to small to put on over the head. but so far it seems to look ok have to paint the pattern onto it to match the tassle at the back of the head still.

But I'm happy with it so far, the main under coat/cloak (the black parts) is being funny because its a thin cotton at the moment which needs to be lined with a thicker fabric for it to hang better.

painting (Posted 26th August 2010)

so now I have started painting the back piece properly so it matches the front, also I've tried on what has been made so far.

One thing for sure I pray no one is stupid enough to even try and glomp me in this costume - -; even when walking its hard to balance the weight of the hood (at least my posture will be better after wearing it).So if anyone tries to glomp me I will just cave under the weight and fall over like a tree thats just been cut. "TIMBER" TT^TT

*please can no one glomp me in costume, a friendly hug after a greeting of "hello I like your costume" or " can I have a hug" will be perfectly fine just no full blown tackles. Thank you*

Other then that things are OK, going to buy fabric next week on friday.

slowly working..after another holiday (Posted 23rd August 2010)

Back from holiday (again) and back to work, but still haven't done any work on the main coat or fabric work at all so must buy fabric very soon. Started on the back piece now in foam this one will be permantly secured to the harness since I don't have to move it to get into the costume. Once painted the fabric work will start (I hope).

grill completed (Posted 10th August 2010)

so I've attached the grill and details to the helm, and they're all painted and ready to go. Next on the list is to do the back piece to match the front chest piece and to get working on claws and cloak.

working away ( hate painting foam) (Posted 5th August 2010)

Done most of the paint work now, was extreamly annoying and for some reason it still looks a bit off ( and not because I can't paint straight lines) I think its because in all my ref pictures the colure is either bright or really dark so I just did what I thought the colures were in real light. so they look slightly..off i'm sure it will be ok once the scarf is added and the main outfit made.

P.S. No, I haven't done the grill yet still keep forgeting to pick it up from my boyfriends house. sorry.

slowly taking shape (Posted 26th July 2010)

so the top half is almost done needs a trim on the edges to even it out since my stanly knife is broken and had to use scissors so it looks a bit hacked on the sides. Next I need to get the thick foam from my boyfriend since he dosen't want it, since he dosen't have the time to make his armor now so he's helping me *yay*. The thick foam will be used for the gridle on the front of the helm.

Back to work (Posted 19th July 2010)

got some foam and other equipment to continue the costume now. ( still haven't got to getting any of the big things) for now i'm concentrating on the hood because its the most complicated bit next to the chest peice.

For the mask though I have started to make it and the over all shape is done just have to attach the snap buttons to it so it can be taken on and off during expo, and then painted white and the blue eye covers added.

alost there...

work starts (Posted 23rd June 2010)

back and doing the hood now, and as my luck goes its been..ok.. the mod roc wasn't as light as I was hoping it to be so the hood is a bit heavy and because of this it really wants to lean fowards when its on the model but leans back when I wear it. At first the mod roc was so heavy the wire frame holding it keep caving in on its self but its ok now just need more mod roc to smooth out the lumps and gaps ( even though i have already used 4 rolls of mod roc just to make the hood stable and a solid shape).
other then that i've glued a piece of foam in the hood for my head so i don't knock my head on it when i put it on. after the hood is done have to do the mask and helm piece that covers his mask which will all be secrued to the hood so i will use lighter items to make them or the hood will just be too heavy.