|Cost :||My sanity|
|Time Taken :||Forever|
|I've always loved Ryoko, and have always wanted to cosplay her ^^|
I'm still trying to pick one of the many versions of her battle costumes, but I've started getting other little bits and pieces together already
Update: Wooo with any luck I'll do this for Kitacon 2010 ^^
|Sew black parts of zentai together||High||Complete|
|Draw up pattern||High||Complete|
|Applique red design onto black zentai||High||In Progress|
|Re-cut and re-sew black zentai so that it bloody fits this time T^T||High||In Progress|
|Stop fucking up the zentai! D:<||High||In Progress|
|Style wig||High||In Progress|
|Sew red sleeves to rest of zentai||High||Planned|
|Sew black gloves to red sleeves||High||Planned|
|Cut out all red fabric pieces||Medium||Complete|
|Cut out all black fabric pieces||Medium||Complete|
|Order "subtle" fangs||Low||Complete|
|Buy red earrings||Low||Complete|
|Order custom eartips :D||Low||Complete|
|Order contact lenses||Low||Complete|
|Buy polystyrene ball for feet (and paint)||Low||Complete|
|Buy perspex rod||Low||Complete|
|Paint foam and polystyrene ball||Low||Complete|
|Add gems to wrists and chest/neck||Low||Planned|
More wig! (Posted 22nd March 2010)
Hokay so, this is the fruit of my last 8 or so hours of labour TT^TT
But it seems to be taking shape now at least, lets just hope the damn thing fits on my head without looking as retarded as it did before D:
So here's a scribbly photo of what's been done and what is left to do (as well as style those bloody bangs)
Also, the collar is finally on the bodysuit but I'm gonna have to fix it up a bit as it skipped quite a few stitches T.T also, I'm gonna have the hand sew the zip into it as I have lost faith in my sewing machine... GAY
Wig progress (Posted 18th March 2010)
Ok so I styled most of the wig the other night and realised that there is definately not enough hair to make it look the way I want it to look, so I've started making extra spikes out of Fosshape which I will then sew onto the wig and cover with hair >_<
Update (Posted 26th February 2010)
Wooo started painting the sword today, seems to be going alright, just about to start the 3rd coat. Using a mix of "493 Metallic Bright Red" acrylic paint and PVA glue to stop it from chipping and flaking, still might give it an extra protective clothing once it's fully painted ^^ Fingers crossed it comes out well!
In other news the contacts should have arrived by now (all post goes to my mum's house due to student accommodation stuff), I've ordered some "subtle" fangs and my custom latex ears are in the making :D Just got earrings as well!
In the not-so-great part of this cosplay, FUCKING BODYSUIT DIDN'T WORK AGAIN
Stuff! (Posted 21st February 2010)
Hokay, so I've been neglecting Ryoko a little bit, been working on my stuff for the ball/skit and commissions >_> need to give Ryoko some love or it'll fail miserably.
I bought yellow block contact lenses the other day and I've just placed an order with High Tower Crafts for some custom Ryoko ear tips :3 I'm seriously going all out on this, I love her and she's one of my dream cosplays, I'm determined to get it right, down to the last details
The beam sword is sitting in the living room just waiting to be finished, I'm unsure whether to paint it and then cover it with something to stop it chipping/rubbing off, or to be a bit more adventurous and try coating it in something like red latex (although that might just prove to be more likely to get peeled off accidentally) :/ thoughts?
As far as the wig is concerned, I've been making some extra wefts to thicken up parts of the wig, as some parts are surprisingly thinly wefted. I've shaped two more spikes since last time and I've also sectioned off where the rest of the spikes will go. This should also help with direction and stuff.
I'm so scared now of screwing this wig up... Srsly.
Attempting to tame the wig... (Posted 9th February 2010)
Soooo today I started the arduous journey of styling my Ryoko wig >_<
Now, one thing I must say is that I have never in my life seen a GOOD Ryoko wig, don't get me wrong, I've seen nice trys and all, but I think it's so difficult to make a Ryoko cosplay look amazing simply because the wig is so bloody complicated!
Anyways, so I made a start today, I've separated the bangs so that they don't look get mussed in with the spikes, still debating whether to point them or curl them, we'll see. Made the starting spikes as well, hoping to get everything to swoosh to the right like on my figurine I have (good 360 degree reference :D). Also attempted to sew wefts with my new extensions, but it didn't work so well... I found an old bottle of fray-stop in my tool/sewing box so I tried to use it like caulk and make some no-sew wefts, and they seem to work really well!
The weird long side bits she has (just in front of the ears) were the starting pieces with caulk, they've been pinned in place on the wig head to see how they'll look before I sew them in :D
Hokay... (Posted 1st February 2010)
So, got my black lyrca today, was lucky and managed to get what I hope is enough for my bodysuit for only 10.50 pounds (stupid American laptop keyboard...)
;_; (Posted 31st January 2010)
Ok, so, this cosplay genuinely seems to hate me... I don't think I've ever been this frustrated by a cosplay D:<
I think it must just be poor fabric choice really D: and as much as I don't want to, I think I'm going to have to shell out for some fancy matte lycra and start again for a THIRD time D:< and my overlocker seems to love lycra, my normal machine, however, hates it and eats it up D:
Although, if this ACTUALLY works and gets finished by Kita, I might put it in the competition as well as Ciel, since we're allowed to enter a cosplay on each day if we want! :D
But back to the crux of the matter:
FUCK YOU, BODYSUIT, FUCK YOU!
D: (Posted 12th January 2010)
Bah! Sewed up the body pieces the other day, bloody legs don't fit D: they're too tight by like, 1cm... so I'm going to have to make it all again T^T good thing I bought too much fabric...
Woooo (Posted 5th January 2010)
Wooooo! YES! I'm finally doing this :D bought the fabric today!
Still debating whether to do a different design instead though (to be more flattering on my build), either way it'll be black and red and pretty obvious that it's Ryoko! XD