Lady Bahamut
 


Costume :Kimihiro Watanuki
Variant :CLAMP in 3D Land
Source :xxxholic
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2011


Costume Photos

Who's the man?!

It's RIGHT THERE

They're out to get me!

Slave untill the end

Masq pose!

CLAMP in 3D Land

Watanuki endorses this product

GET OFF MY CLEAN STAGE D:

Hand in hand

Don't do drugs kids!

Welcome to the shop

The only reference I get XD

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £45.62
Time Taken : Too long, lost count. Months! XD

Description
For my CLAMP in 3D Land Group for May Expo 2011! If you are interested in the group, please check out the thread!!

http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/forum?c=showthread&ThreadID=3045



Well, the expo has come and gone and I had an amazing time with the other 3D Land guys! I'm very happy to have met you all and the group wouldn't have been a success without you!

I had a great time as Watanuki and once again, my Pipe Fox Spirit got alot of attention 8D I made sure this time that my glasses were on straight! As when I cosplayed School Uniform Watanuki I had alot of wonky glasses in the photos XD

Thank you to CrystalNeko for being my lovely Yuko~ It was my first time cosplaying Watanuki with a Yuko and now I am happy 8D


30/04/2012: So I went for a photoshoot with some of my fellow 3D Landers in Holland Park! It was lovely there~ And we did it all in the pouring rain! You guys are epic!!


Comments

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Great idea! :) I think wearing yellow is a nice change for Watanuki (as he's usually in his school uniform). Hopefully I'll be joining you as CCS Sakura ^^

by charlieparrot on Sunday, 16 May, 2010 - 19:59
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There is a CLAMP in 3D group planned for next May? I'll definitely join if your putting a group together. There are too many CLAMP characters I want to cosplay.

by Ichigo-Chan on Sunday, 16 May, 2010 - 21:24
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Charlieparrot: It is actually XD He's usually in black!

Ichigo: Possibly XD I'm planning to make a thread about it after May Expo :) But yay! I'd love for you to join! X3

by Lady Bahamut on Monday, 17 May, 2010 - 11:05
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hmm its certainly gonna be interestin tryin to work out the bits o the outfit u cant see! im guessin just base it off the other characters clothes a bit too?

by InfiniteJester on Thursday, 10 June, 2010 - 20:46
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Yeah ^^; All of the trousers have the cloud design at the bottom so I'll put them on mine as well :)

by Lady Bahamut on Friday, 11 June, 2010 - 15:02
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oo i dint kno that - will add on to mine aswell :)

by InfiniteJester on Friday, 11 June, 2010 - 18:21

For some reason Watanuki in yellow highly amuses me...

Good luck with this =D s'gonna be awesome!

by Hannah-Kiwii on Monday, 14 June, 2010 - 15:05
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Thanks! It will be! :D

by Lady Bahamut on Saturday, 19 June, 2010 - 14:49
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I can't waaaaaaaaait! We'll have to do some of the box art poses, since we're on the same one! ;D
Gonna be awesome, good luck!
Thanks for all your kind words aswell~! =D

by KiraraYumi on Sunday, 27 June, 2010 - 22:25
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Your progress is looking great and investing in some new needles was definitely worth it ^^

by Sakurastar123 on Friday, 4 March, 2011 - 20:40
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Thank you! It was definately worth it :D

by Lady Bahamut on Saturday, 5 March, 2011 - 17:20
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Your applique is looking so neat and brilliant! Really well done Gem, we know you pull him off so well ;D
Really looking forward to seeing this finished :3

by Charlie-Bear on Monday, 7 March, 2011 - 10:41
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looks awesome so far! XD can't wait to see the finished product.

by blackorcid on Tuesday, 8 March, 2011 - 02:49
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I really can not wait to see this finished :D Great job ^-^

by Sakurastar123 on Friday, 11 March, 2011 - 20:27
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This is looking good and I'm looking forward to seeing you at the expo in May. ^_^

by RebaSephiroth2 on Friday, 11 March, 2011 - 20:31
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I feel your pain when it comes to darts looking funny, I did two on the back of Fai and it made it fit better although to start with it just made it look weird xD

by Sakurastar123 on Saturday, 2 April, 2011 - 20:30

This looks so good so far!
The yellow you've used is such a pretty colour <3

I start applique today...eek!

by Hannah-Kiwii on Thursday, 14 April, 2011 - 11:38
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The jacket looks epic.... so cant wait to see it :D at the expo

by xEmikox on Friday, 22 April, 2011 - 19:22
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I'm jealous that your applique is so clean and neat! Jacket looks great and I'll know you will be a fantastic Watanuki

by Ichigo-Chan on Monday, 25 April, 2011 - 21:38
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:D Love the appliqué on the trousers! I am really excited to see this all together ^^

by Sakurastar123 on Wednesday, 27 April, 2011 - 18:48
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<3 *bows to your appliqué* It looks amazing. :D looking foward to more of this!

by CharlotteLuna on Thursday, 28 April, 2011 - 19:18
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Congratulations on finishing!!! Looks so awesome! :D

by Sakurastar123 on Thursday, 28 April, 2011 - 20:17
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Thanks everyone X3 I really appreciate it ^_^

by Lady Bahamut on Friday, 6 May, 2011 - 11:34
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I look forward to seeing this :D your other costumes are brilliant :D

by flamewizo on Saturday, 14 May, 2011 - 13:23
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wowza, the pipe looks awesome! =O

by KiraraYumi on Thursday, 19 May, 2011 - 13:04

Totally love the pipe! =D

by Hannah-Kiwii on Sunday, 22 May, 2011 - 19:32
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The pipe looks great!

by Sakurastar123 on Sunday, 22 May, 2011 - 19:41
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Once again you made an excellent watanuki. The pipe fox is even cuter in real life! really love this cosplay - well done!

by gaming_goddess on Wednesday, 1 June, 2011 - 08:53

It was so great to finally meet you!!! You make an amazing Watanuki, and I'm so impressed by your appliquing skills. Plus the image of Watanuki skipping around the excel centre waving ribbons will probably make me laugh for years tc come. You looked so happy! =D

by Hannah-Kiwii on Wednesday, 1 June, 2011 - 10:25
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Perfect Watanuki, just as expected! ;D Seriously, nothing can be improved upon. You are amazing, 'nuff said! =3 I hope you and the broom will meet again someday xD It was great to see you again! Hopefully we shall have more CLAMP epicness in the future^^

by KiraraYumi on Wednesday, 1 June, 2011 - 16:12
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It was great to meet you again and your cosplay was so neat and perfect *-*
I would have to agree that the image of you skipping around with ribbon will make me laugh for a while to come and the broom, well, that was just plain awesome!

by Sakurastar123 on Wednesday, 1 June, 2011 - 19:01
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I love your applique work, it's so clean and neat. You are an awesome Watanuki!

by Ichigo-Chan on Friday, 3 June, 2011 - 19:46
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DON'T DO DRUGS WATANUKI >:
Pahahaha, I loved you as Watanuki, especially shooing all the violent people off stage with your broom, epic :'D
You've worked so hard on this and its paid off, job well done x)

by CrystalNeko on Friday, 3 June, 2011 - 19:56
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You all look great! I didn't go to expo but I saw your skit too! Was great! :D

by NatalieNoodles on Friday, 3 June, 2011 - 20:02
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Hehe, I love the shot of you chasing everyone with the broom XDDD

by Tsuchinoko on Friday, 3 June, 2011 - 21:35
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You looked brilliant in this ^_^ the pipe fox spirit was so cute and very well made! I look forward to seeing your future Watanuki cosplays :)

by Frederica la Noir on Monday, 6 June, 2011 - 15:21
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ndekjwntkjreng bawwhhh you looked so awesome! Great job on the cosplay *3* <3

by FrankieEstee on Sunday, 12 June, 2011 - 20:19
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Aww that pipe fox <3

by Speckles on Sunday, 18 September, 2011 - 20:50
 

To-Do List

Research jackets!HighComplete
Make the jacketHighComplete
Buy fabricHighComplete
Research and test applique! HighComplete
Applique all of the yellow detailingHighComplete
Iron completed applique peicesMediumComplete
CollarMediumComplete
TrousersMediumComplete
Bondaweb all of the yellow detailing onto the jacketMediumComplete
Make cloud design and get them the correct sizeMediumComplete
SleevesMediumComplete
Find a broom (Found! Thanks Charlieparrot!! XD)LowComplete
Smoking pipe 8DLowComplete
Back dartLowComplete
Wash and iron entire cosplay (Once complete)LowComplete
White bias bindingLowComplete
FasteningsLowComplete
Repair bootsLowComplete

Shopping List

White Cotton Drill 2 meters£9.98Bought
Sliver paint£1.99Bought
Yellow thread£1.45Bought
White bias binding 4 meters£0.92Bought
2 meters of bondaweb (from Fabric Land this time!)£5.18Bought
Embroidery needles (set of 5)£2.45Bought
200m Embroidery thread - 2 rolls£4.90Bought
Pale Yellow Klona Cotton 2 meters£10.98Bought
Bondaweb - 1 meter (probably will need more)£4.45Bought
Air-dry clay£3.32Bought
Total£45.62

Journal

The Smoking Pipe (Posted 22nd May 2011)

I would have put a nice little progress picture together, but I can't since photoshop has currently died on me XD

Anyway!

To make the pipe, I first got hold of a stick like base... which is actually a chopstick that CrystalNeko gave me XD I tried to make the first end (the end you would inhale the smoke) from Fimo, but quickly found out that wasn't going to work! I then went out and brought some air-dry clay instead, which worked out alot better! I made the first end, allowed it to dry, then made the top end (the part where you would put the tabacco) which was really hard! :S It has 3 wires inside to as it couldn't keep its shape by itself ^^;

So both ends dried and I then painted them with acrylics. I wanted the clay ends to be metalic silver, but since the paint I had brought was far too dark and I couldn't find anything lighter, I had to make do with what I could mix up... that ended up not being metalic XD

It has now been sprayed with my clear spray paint to keep the paint on and has been given a little bit of a shine 8D

In total, it's 13 inches in length. It doesn't have any of the pretty markings on it as I found that I'm not CLAMP and I cannot draw smoke like they can oTL

Trousers (Posted 28th April 2011)

So, for the trousers I am re-using the ones I made for my Nihon!Syaoran cosplay but I have altered them slightly.

I ripped up both of the bottom sems on legs so that I could make them wider and longer... they needed to fit over the boots rather than fit inside them this time XD Although it turned out that I couldn't make them that much bigger, turns out I had less of a sem in there than I thought >_>

But never mind! I then sewed up one side that the cloud would be going over and then bondawebbed + appliqued it on! Then then sewed up the last side and hemmed the bottom and they were done! Woo! 8D

Jacket complete! (Posted 22nd April 2011)

Yes! The jacket is finally finished! All of the bias binding was put on and I had brought 4 meters of it, and I JUST had enough to go around the entire jacket 8D I used poppers/snaps for the fastenings and they are hidden just under the bias binding.

So now that the jacket is done, all that's left is the trousers! ^^

The collar (Posted 14th April 2011)

I have made the collar. I hate them with such a passion. Now let us never speak of it again!

Applique finished! (Posted 3rd April 2011)

I personally liked doing the applique, but my sewing machine didn't XD We've had alot of arguements ¬_¬ But what you see is the finished result! Hurrah! Some of my "swirls" aren't very... circular however oTL

I decided to put a cloud on the back, took me awhile to make up my mind on that though 8D But my mum said to so I followed her advise for once XD

All of the applique has been ironed and is now nice and flat!

So now I'll start my next hated part of clothing: the collar DX

Top cloud detailing (Posted 25th March 2011)

This cosplay will kill my back by the time I've finished with it, too much bending over T_T

ANYWAY!

Firstly, I took apart the stitches of part of the shoulder sem so that when it came to the bondaweb, I could have it go down into the sem line and not have it look strange XD I then got all of the sections into the correct size/shape using my paper templates.

I then I used the bondaweb to put the yellow parts onto the white. I had a few hiccups on the way, due to my paper templates magically not being the correct shapes... which was rather weird :S

Then came the appliqueing! Oh how and my sewing machine argue over it XD But what you see is how it ended up!

Now to do the bottom half~

Sleeve progress part 2 (Posted 11th March 2011)

So, since the sleeves had been fully appliqued, it was now time to put them back into the jacket... Something that scares the crap out of me! It didn't go too well last time I did it on my School Uniform Watanuki cosplay ^^;

But I first stitched both sleeves down to make them sleeves shaped. I then carefully pinned both of them back inot the arm holes of the jacket (which took a couple of hours of pinning and un-pinning to get them perfect!) and tacked them in place, which is something I didn't do last time.

It's very hard to explain what I did differently this time, but last time I sewed the sleeves in place with the sewing machine, the top shoulder part bunched up. So I sewed up to it, stopped, and then re-positioned the machine past that area and carried on. I then came back to the area once the rest had been sewn and part machine sewed and part hand sewed it! I'm glad I did! It came out beautifully and I'm very proud of them! X3

Sleeve progress (Posted 4th March 2011)

These caused me alot of stress XD

First I needed to get the bottom correct, by which I mean the white "cuff" at the ends of the sleeves. I got a rough hem line for the white and then measured out 5cm (I deemed that about the right length for the cuff) and sewed the yellow down and then folded it over so that you couldn't see the stitching.

Then it was time for the Bondaweb DX This scared the crap out of me, I can tell you! I was shaking XD But it went smoothly but I did forget to check that the ends of the yellow clouds matched up DX Stupid!!! But in the end one sleeve was fine and the other only needed a tiny amount of un-picking and cutting.

Then came the appliqueing! It all went well apart from one hiccup where I had pulled on the thread and accidently bunched it up DX But it was only a small section and I re-sewed it ^^; It went slightly more "wavey" than my test peices, not sure why, but an iron will probably sort it out. If not, it'll be on my arm anyway and no one will notice 8D

Now to sew the sleeves up and get them back into the arm holes...

Finally got there in the end... (Posted 25th February 2011)

I had much more trouble with the appliqueing than I had expected! Before I sewed ANYTHING onto the sleeves (which I had gotten into the right places and marked out where they were attatched etc), I thought I had better check that I could successfully applique around the cloud shape. But I wasn't expecting the fabric to pucker so badly DX

After a few attempts and some help and advise, I brought some bondaweb and a embroidery needle (because my machine was shreading up the embroidery thread) which helped massively! Now the fabric doesn't pucker (or go "wavey") and it looks pretty good! ^^ Now I feel ready to go ahead and do the real thing 8D

And here's the hard part! (Posted 10th February 2011)

I finally got over myself and actually sewed the main jacket together XD I'm always terrified I'll have messed it up somehow when I actually come to sew it, but I haven't so it's all good! XD

So now is the hard part: The sleeves! DX Oh how I hate sleeves! And it'll be even more difficult this time because of the yellow parts!! I plan on cutting out the white part of the sleeve and then appliquing the yellow on top... but I will be doing that with the sleeve flat to make it easier. Which means I have to sort of where and how the sleeves fits into the jacket first, mark that out, then sort out where the yellow goes, applique it on, then finally... actually sew the sleeve onto the jacket with it hopefully in the right place I had marked out eariler DX

So much hassel DX

So, after much stress... (Posted 2nd February 2011)

...we have finally gotten to this point XD I had alot of trouble working out how the design worked and had ALOT of advice in the process ^^; In the end, I decided to follow a similar design to that of Lloyd from Code Geass which I thought looked alot more sensible and workable!

And so the picture you see is the current result. I've also taken in a big dart in the middle of the back to make it more fitting. Now I have to make sure it is perfect and then sew it 8D

Getting started (Posted 19th January 2011)

I now finally have the time to get started on this!

I have taken the same pattern I used for my other Watanuki jacket and just made it longer 8D So far all of the panels have been cut out.

Athough I don't think there was any need to make the inside front panel as big as I did... I may not need much of it at all, if I plan on having a split at the side then the back part would be enough. I know what I mean, I'll have to see what it is like when I start pinning parts together 8D

Applique testing (Posted 24th November 2010)

So before I start anything with this cosplay, I first needed to test whether or not my sewing machine could do that nice applique stitching! Thankfully, it can. Not very big, but it can do it. I simply set my sewing machine to the zig-zag stitch and put it on the smallest stitch length. This is the result! I think it looks really nice :D