Alyx
 


Costume :Darth Talon
Source :Star Wars: Legacy
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2010


Costume Photos

Darth Talon - Complete

Darth Talon - Otaku House Contest

Darth Talon - Complete

Darth Talon - Complete

Darth Talon - Complete

Darth Talon - Complete

Darth Talon - Complete

Darth Talon - Complete

Darth Talon - Complete

Darth Talon - Complete

Darth Talon - Complete

Darth Talon - Complete

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £142.16 O_o .... ouch!

Description
Okay so.. obviously I need to loose some weight for this! but.. I don't care if I get any negative comments about this, because.. I'M REALLY EXCITED!! (*edit* LOST A STONE!!)

Had no idea there was going to be a massive Star Wars group when i started this... but it just makes it even more awesome!!! CANT WAIT TO START!!!


I will be in this both days!!

EEEEEE!! SO EXCITED!!! Everything is bought! Everything is going well! Everything is on track! And I AM HAPPY!! *touches wood*

Everyone's reaction to this costume so far has been amazing! I'm so grateful! You're all amazing! Thank you so much, you all really spur me on to complete this and make it the best I can! I can't wait to show you all!! ROLL ON EXPO!



*AFTER EXPO EDIT*

Wow... Just... Wow!! I'm so pleased with how this costume went, and the reception I got from everyone made it totally worth it (you know it's going to be a good day when the whole train cheers as you get on! hahah :D)!! Thank you so much!! I was so nervous doing this costume, and at times I didn't think I'd do it, But I am SO SO SO glad I did!

Nothing broke (well apart from a little velcro, thank you montblanc! lol) Everything worked, and despite all the panicing I managed to have the contacts in for both days! Thank god for eye drops!

I definitely want to wear this again!! Though I would like to go over the tattoos again on the suit as I think they could have been a little darker, but I think that would be the only thing I would change.

I have never had so much fun in costume before, there is no way I'd only bring it to one event! So expect to see her in the future!! Because I cant wait to be wearing it again!!! BRING ON MORE STAR WARS!!!


Comments

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WoW. If you can do this...shall be one very sexy sith! :)

Body paint or body suit?

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 11 July, 2010 - 23:43
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Aww! Thanks, I'm thinking a very tight body suit so i can get the marking PERFECT!! and make prep time a million times quicker!! I am worried about seams and creases but, if its tight enough i dont think it will matter.

by Alyx on Monday, 12 July, 2010 - 00:21
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I think that is a good choice.. also you won't have to worry about body paint rubbing off on everyone and retouching it up all day.

Do you have your light saber yet?

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 12 July, 2010 - 00:41
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No i dont, Talons light saber is... well not your ordinary light saber, i'll upload a reference. I havent fully decided what to make it out of!

by Alyx on Monday, 12 July, 2010 - 11:12
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..wow that is an unusual lightsaber hilt. It will require a bit of creativity to make. The only thing I can think is adding the organic shapes onto a slim handle using Milliput epoxy putty - it can be rolled into sausage shapes and sculpted like plasticine and after an hour it sets rock hard. Good luck. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 12 July, 2010 - 12:09
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Sweet~ I love Darth Talon - she's such a sexy Sith. x3

What day are you planning to wear Talon? We have a Star Wars group (like a huge one, hopefully) organised for the Sunday - it was be really fun to get Talon there too! :D

by BlusterSquall on Monday, 12 July, 2010 - 23:55
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Thanks! Wasnt sure what day i was wearing her... was probably gonna be both as i cant really afford to do 2 costumes lol.

by Alyx on Tuesday, 13 July, 2010 - 10:45
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Good luck with making a start on the Lekku. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 16 July, 2010 - 18:11
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Thank you, i'm so excited! it wont be the first time ive made some so it shouldnt be too hard *crosses fingers* Painting them will be a challenge though lol.

by Alyx on Friday, 16 July, 2010 - 20:01
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Good thing someone suggested Snazaroo... :-p

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 13:33
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ooooh this will be epic! the face paint looks really good.

by alexandraheaven on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 13:49
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Makeup Test 1 - looks Fab. I concurr, Snazaroo is brill.

Ummm how do you get your eyebrows to look so thin and defined?

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 24 July, 2010 - 23:31
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Thank you! ^_^'
for my eyebrows its just.. lots of careful plucking, and a really good liquid eyeliner lol.

by Alyx on Sunday, 25 July, 2010 - 00:27
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Saw this on the homepage and just have to say...It looks EXCELLENT. I will have to keep an eye out for you at expo, and maybe attack you for photos ;)

by RandomRper on Thursday, 5 August, 2010 - 22:25
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Omg. i seen his on the homepage and died. This looks amazing!!! can't wait to see it in real life~!

by SachikoYumi on Thursday, 5 August, 2010 - 23:36
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Great work so far. I'm really looking forward to the Star Wars group at Expo, tis gonna be Awesome.

Are Talon and Maul from the same planet? We MUST get pics together! :)

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 5 August, 2010 - 23:58
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Aww thank you! I'm really looking forward to it aswell!!

As for the planets, Theyre not. Twi'leks come from the planet Ryloth, where as Zabraks are from Iridonia. Even so.. we still need to get photos, becuase we'll look awesome together!! :D

by Alyx on Friday, 6 August, 2010 - 00:09
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love Talon's and Maul's Sith tattoo's can't wait to see how you do them, also which day is this Star Wars group? i may have to get a few pics with you all (as Luke)

by Marauchettes on Friday, 6 August, 2010 - 10:43
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Wow can't wait to see this finished!
The make-up is excellent

by My__RoadOfBlood on Friday, 6 August, 2010 - 10:52
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Oh my lawd!

this looks AMAZING so far sweetheart!

by CharlotteLuna on Friday, 6 August, 2010 - 21:05
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I'm so impressed with your skills. *_* Well done. The hilt / lightsaber conversion looks amazing. (looks just like the ref) I never would have thought you could carve those shapes into foam like that. What tools did you use exactly?
Lekku, lol, that wip pic of them lying on the floor makes me think 'Are you really gonna stick those on your head and walk around Expo!" (lol some more - what are we like!?) But when they are on they look right. So don't mind me. :P

So yeah how did you cut the foam like that?
And, ..aren't Twilek's normally Blue?
Oh and, ..any luck with the red body suit yet? ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 12 August, 2010 - 11:34
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Aww your so kind ^_^
For the foam i just used a small craft knife. nothing special. the lightsaber has actually has come on leaps and bounds since i took that photo, ive put on so many layers of latex it really stands out now! im actually really proud of it. my camera has broken... so i will have to try and get pictures some how. my webcam just doesnt do it justice! lol. but its almost finished! i just had to add some damage and highlights, and paint hte crystal at the end! WHOOP!

As for the Lekku... i even look at them myself and think... how am i going to do this!! thyre sooo heavy!! but.. when theyre on.. they look the part so.. i'll put up with it lol. it cant be as painful as bayonetta!! lol

You do get blue twi'leks yes. But their skin tones really vary, they can be green, blue, black, pink, yellow, purple... every colour you can imagine really. But red is the rarest colour, caused by a gene mutation! which is cool! lol (im such a nerd >_<)

And yes i have bought a body suit. i ordered it last night, so i should get it soon! I hope the colour is going to match!!! *crosses fingers*

by Alyx on Thursday, 12 August, 2010 - 11:49
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Looks badass so far :D

by eternal_aranel on Monday, 16 August, 2010 - 22:38
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I'm so glad the Zentai colour matches your face paint. That's the worrying over for this cos now. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 17 August, 2010 - 01:13
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I am so so excited to see this. XD
The face paint looks so perfectly done, the Lekku are looking brilliant!
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by My__RoadOfBlood on Tuesday, 17 August, 2010 - 01:23
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How could you think you were going to get negative comments! you look really awesome! Kinda makes me want to change my costume to Cade Skywalker instead of Luke lol cant wait to see this! Love Talon so much!

by Captain_Marvelous on Tuesday, 17 August, 2010 - 10:44
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@eternal_aranel - Thank you :D

@Ranma1-2 - Tell me about it!! I'm so relieved!! i couldnt have asked for a better match!! now to get painting!!!!

@My__RoadOfBlood - Thanks you very much! I'm glad you're looking forward to it! lets hope it all goes to plan! lol

@ryukredapples - Thanks :) I was a little worried about having such a ... skimpy costume, after some of the comments i got for bayonetta, but.. i really don't care now, becuase i'm REALLY excited about this now!! As for Cade... that would be awesome!! never seen anyone do it. but Luke will be awesome aswell!

by Alyx on Tuesday, 17 August, 2010 - 13:37
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Hi hunni, I just wanna ask.. what do you use to apply the liquid latex onto the foam? ..a stiff paintbrush, sponge, special latex applier. etc?? (I'm finding it tricky stuff to get a smooth lump free finish, and it TOTALLY killed my paintbrush after one go @_@ ).

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 17 August, 2010 - 14:24
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What do! your Bayonetta was AWESOME! XD people can be horrid sometimes! and yeah XD got a lot of the armor peices for Cade but ive invested to much stress into lukes stupid black underjacket I would like his bantha tattoos though XD

by Captain_Marvelous on Tuesday, 17 August, 2010 - 14:29
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Hey, i had the exact same problem! i found it so hard to not get any lumps and bumps, the only way round it i could figure out was using a wide, flat, stiff paintbrush, and make sure it is contantly -CONSTANTLY- covered in liquid soap/washing up liquid. it stops the latex from ruining your brush, and stops the latex drying too quickly whilst your painting it on, which it was causes it to clump. I couldnt stop it from clumping completely, there are still a few rough patches, but it was such a large area i guess i couldnt avoid it. but.. yeah, it worked quite well. i hope that helps!!

by Alyx on Tuesday, 17 August, 2010 - 14:33
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This is looking SO GOOD. I must look for you at Expo!

Oh, about latexing, I've had the same problem as well! Just last weekend I was latexing stuff and cursing the damn lumps. It seems like it happens because the latex is starting to cure on the brush and when I dip that back into the latex to paint on again, the semi-cured latex gets onto the foam and makes everything lumpy. =/ But after experimenting for a bit I found that if I mix latex and acrylic (since I need to paint the acrylic on later anyway) in about 1:1 ratio, it won't clump! \o/ Also the mixture stays useable for much longer compared with latex alone. I mixed it in a bowl and covered it whenever I wasn't using it. It's been 3 days and the mix still hasn't clumped, the brush is fine and I can still use it to paint. The actual drying time when painted on the foam doesn't seem any longer than acrylic alone, too. :D You might want to try this on a small bit of foam and see if it works for you too?

by Pez on Tuesday, 17 August, 2010 - 14:42
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WoW thanks for the advice - these are the BEST tips for painting latex I have ever heard! ^_^

(hmmm, So recap; Use liquid soap/Washing up liquid (Constantly) on wide flat brush - check!
and, Mix latex 1:1 with acrylic paint, since it is going to be painted anyway, to get a smooth surface - check! )
Got it! :P Thank You for sharing.

Cant wait for my next experiment with it now.. ^_^ "Take THat, liquid latex.. I will master you!..."

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 17 August, 2010 - 23:52
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Does your Force Fx Saber stil work? I mean I see you have left the button but I was wondering if you were still able to put the batteries and what not in?

by Captain_Marvelous on Saturday, 21 August, 2010 - 09:59
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Yep it still works! Ive left a hole in the cover that i've popped a button through. And if i need to replace the batteries i just pop the button off, slide the cover up, and i can unscrew the bottom.

by Alyx on Saturday, 21 August, 2010 - 11:37
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Wonderful! ive managed to secure a force fx for expo! im very happy about it! they really make a costume!

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 22 August, 2010 - 12:12
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Tats turned out really natural looking! well done!

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 29 August, 2010 - 15:57
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Its seriously unfathomable how much i am in love with this!

you have such an amazing figure too! <3

by CharlotteLuna on Sunday, 29 August, 2010 - 16:10
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Tatoo work on the costume is looking really neat and precise. Did you use stencils?

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 29 August, 2010 - 20:57
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Aw thanks guys!!

But nup.. actually freehanded them all on so far... i surprised even myself! lol. I have traced the ones i've drawn on the hip though, so i can make then look symmetrical on the other side. Going to be a challenge lol. espeically as i have to have some one in it as i draw it!

by Alyx on Sunday, 29 August, 2010 - 21:01
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That's quite a costume - look forward to seeing it at Expo!

by Lunar_Kitten on Monday, 30 August, 2010 - 14:44
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This is looking awesome! Can't wait to see it at expo! XD

by visiting_wizard on Monday, 30 August, 2010 - 18:02
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This looks really beautiful!

The tattoos are amazing ^.^ must have been some painstaking hours gone into them lol

I'll have to look out for you in October though! :)

by Toshi-chan on Monday, 30 August, 2010 - 23:13
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Absolutely stunning! I can't wait to see more progress on this, and of course the finished product. :D

by Chariflame on Wednesday, 8 September, 2010 - 20:24
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This is going to look amazing. O-O Well done. Love the Face Paint. The head wear looks as it may be troublesome ^^

by SkyBlue on Wednesday, 8 September, 2010 - 20:33
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you have insanely amazing make-up skills!!
cant wait to see the finished product x

by kitty on Wednesday, 8 September, 2010 - 21:29
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Progress looks awesome Alyx. I don't know her, but you're doing a great job.
Those face paints you got, do they stay on well enough? The reason being in the near future I'll be looking for some fiery colours for my Flare Dancer.

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 8 September, 2010 - 22:54
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Great progress. I actually like your no budget armour method. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 8 September, 2010 - 23:54
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Great idea for the armor! just got my lightsaber myself XD this spurs me on!

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 9 September, 2010 - 12:02
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I can't believe how amazing this looks already in the progress!
Keep up the good work~

by Chibi on Friday, 10 September, 2010 - 22:47
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This is looking amazing hun!
Cant wait to see more ^^

by Bambi. on Friday, 10 September, 2010 - 22:50
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Ah more tattoo work - nice progress. (If you want the other Lekku to have a mirror image of those markings you could use tracing paper and then flip it over. Also, if you draw the lines on first using chalk or something that can wash off you will be able to edit/move the lines until they match, then go in with the paint.)

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 11 September, 2010 - 01:50
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@Everyone - Thank you so much,I really appreciate it. I'm pleased everyone is liking the progess ^_^'

@Ranma1-2 - yeah.. I did try to use tracing paper, but because of the texture of the latex and paint, and because their actually surprsingly squishy, i couldnt get the image to transfer over, so i think its going to be a case of sitting there patiently and draw them on as close as i can to match. good idea about the calk though, ill have to give that a try, because even the softest pencil i have doesnt make a mark! lol

by Alyx on Saturday, 11 September, 2010 - 10:30
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You could try the old artists trick - puch holes in the tracing paper with a pin along your drawn lines (like dot-to-dot picture), then lay it on the Lekku and dust some chalk pastel dust or foundation powder or powder eyeshdow...anything that's powdery and will also wash off afterwards. Dust the powder through the holes. When you lift the tracing paper off it should leave a trail of dots. Then just join the dots. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 11 September, 2010 - 23:10
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Oh! That sounds like it could work!! And sounds fun too! lol. I'll give it a go! Thanks!!! <3

by Alyx on Sunday, 12 September, 2010 - 00:01
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that costume looks very promosing, I got one of those FX sabers aswell and know how good they are, the headpiece looks really cool^_^

by Anime_Angel on Thursday, 16 September, 2010 - 14:41
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O.o Jesus I can't wait to see this! You've done a perfect job so far!
If you don't mind me asking, how long does it take you to get the red face paint on as well as the black tattoos?

by DuskatNight on Saturday, 18 September, 2010 - 15:09
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Wow! This is looking amazing. I can't wait to see it finished.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 19 September, 2010 - 22:57
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Omg Wow! This is actually fantastic! Can't wait to see it at expo!!

by Kacela on Monday, 20 September, 2010 - 14:16
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Looking good. Congrats on being nearly finished already.
Umm where are you getting your contacts?

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 20 September, 2010 - 21:57
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Thank guys <3

And I got my contacts from here:

http://www.bodyjewelleryshop.com/online_store/flame-contact-lens-complet...

Not sure what theyll be like, never used contacts before!! Im petrified of eyes!! lol

by Alyx on Monday, 20 September, 2010 - 23:03
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ok mee too then. ^_^
I've never tried lenses before either.

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 23 September, 2010 - 13:21
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looks amazing!

Gutted im not going to expo =[

by Numta on Thursday, 23 September, 2010 - 19:46
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progress on that cosplay is looking great, even the headpiece, I been wondering though, what time do you plan on getting out of bed on an expo day to do the make up because it looks like it needs time to do lol

by Anime_Angel on Thursday, 30 September, 2010 - 17:28
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I will hunt you down at expo!

Everything looks fantastic!!!! :)

by Toshi-chan on Saturday, 2 October, 2010 - 14:59
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Can't wait to see you in this at expo! If I don't find you (like last year with bayonetta) I will be so annoyed, everything looks amazing so far!!

by Nachtangel on Thursday, 14 October, 2010 - 00:30
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It looks amazing so far!! If I see you I'll definitely steal some photos!

by Youkai-Neko on Thursday, 14 October, 2010 - 21:24
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EPIC EPIC EPIC!

by Pez on Friday, 15 October, 2010 - 16:13
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i actually cant get over how amazing this looks!! i cant wait to get a photo of it and touch your Lekku!(if im allowed lol)

by FairyPorchQueen on Friday, 15 October, 2010 - 16:56
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Wow, this is gorgeous-looking! Your artwork on the tattoos especially is fabulous.

by Storme on Friday, 15 October, 2010 - 16:57
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XD You guys make me so happy!

@everyone - Thank you so much for your comments, i'm glad you are all looking forward to it. I shouldnt be hard to miss! hehe

@FairyPorchQueen - Of course you can touch them! I dont mind anyone doing that, as long as they ask first, and dont squeeze them... That would not make me very happy! lol.

by Alyx on Friday, 15 October, 2010 - 17:27
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yay ^__^ and of course i would ask hehe. They intrigue me!

by FairyPorchQueen on Friday, 15 October, 2010 - 17:30
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I cant help being reminded of KoToR where the Twe is in the corner and he says "Please touch my Lekku Ive just had them waxed" :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Friday, 15 October, 2010 - 21:46
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Armour's looking great. Who could tell they were made from cardboard!? Excellent work.
How will they attatch?

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 15 October, 2010 - 22:04
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@ryukredapples - YES!

@Ranms1-2 - Thanks! They will the attached with wide elastic and velcro, as hers seem to be attached with wide straps, its the safest bet i think.

by Alyx on Friday, 15 October, 2010 - 22:17
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This looks a-mazing. I <3 Star Wars, and Talon rocks in the comics.

*wonders about doing a Cade*

by Chiharu on Wednesday, 20 October, 2010 - 20:21
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Really looking forward to seeing some pictures of this all on. been following the costruction and it's looking great!

by Lulu Rose on Wednesday, 27 October, 2010 - 15:36
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Going to have to find you for some pics :D I'm a huge star wars fangirl so can't wait to see all the costumes ^_^

by Archer on Wednesday, 27 October, 2010 - 19:44
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it sure was great seeing this costume in real life^__^ you made a great job on it^_^

by Anime_Angel on Monday, 1 November, 2010 - 18:11
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This is fricking epic!

Gutted i didnt get to see it for real =[

by Numta on Monday, 1 November, 2010 - 18:16
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Absolutely awesome!
It's been great fun following your progress and the finished thing is great :D

by Amy-Lou on Monday, 1 November, 2010 - 18:21
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Was awesome! So glad I saw it!
:D

by eternal_aranel on Monday, 1 November, 2010 - 18:22
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Absolutely awesome!
It's been great fun following your progress and the finished thing is great :D

by Amy-Lou on Monday, 1 November, 2010 - 18:23
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Would have been cool to see this in person. Been following the making of and I'm so impressed with the result!

Screw height when you look that good!

Seriously, you look amazing.

by Lulu Rose on Monday, 1 November, 2010 - 18:54
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I saw you wandering around once or twice but I was too shy to come say hello XD

You looked absolutely stunning!

by Chibi on Monday, 1 November, 2010 - 19:15
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A-MAZE-ING. You're the best Talon I've ever seen!

by BlusterSquall on Monday, 1 November, 2010 - 19:26
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So happy I got to see you at Expo.....truly the most epic Talon ever.

by Toshi-chan on Monday, 1 November, 2010 - 19:49
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You were truly amazing at the Expo. This was my first Expo and yours was the first costume I saw when I got there....it was a great start to my weekend. Thank you for being awesome :)

by kizuza on Monday, 1 November, 2010 - 20:08
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You guys.. Just made me the happiest girl in the world!! Thank you so much!!! <3

by Alyx on Monday, 1 November, 2010 - 20:20
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This was AMAZING in person, everything was completely FLAWLESS i was really impressed! <3

by CharlotteLuna on Monday, 1 November, 2010 - 21:37
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I like the shot of that very handsome luke skywalker your are with XD haha no you looked amazing! so Effin pro! the Lekkun just looked so much better made out of that material :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 - 12:39
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I saw this on the Sunday, you looked fantastic!! :D

by alytheluvly on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 - 13:41
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you looked amazing ^^ i was very impressed!

by Fishyfins on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 - 21:56
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LMAO!!! It was BARELY a hug! We sort of just really gently moved around each other xDDD haha

by CharlotteLuna on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 - 23:09
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Congrats Alyx your cosplay is really WIN. All the work was worth it. You look Fab hun. ^_^ We must meet at some point. It is your...Destiny! :P

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 - 23:53
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I cant even explain how fantastic you looked dear!! seriosuly such amazing work!!!

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 3 November, 2010 - 19:23
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This is seriously amazing! You look STUNNING!!

by Chikinpoo on Thursday, 4 November, 2010 - 19:10
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I can't stop looking at this. Your face painting is amazing. the Leku are amazing, the Zentai suit is amazing and I'm so impressed at the colour match! AND the fact you painted it and it looks great. The armour and leather bits are so cool and the sabre is awesome too!

Unf!

by Lulu Rose on Friday, 5 November, 2010 - 17:19
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wow, this just looks so amazing i bet you had a great time walking around, i love the color and patterns just looks so brillant. hope you got the storm troopers with u to walk around ^^

by timpey on Friday, 5 November, 2010 - 21:46
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I was actually sat near you on the DLR when I was leaving the expo on the Sunday. You looked AMAZING!!! You look great in red and black *_*

by Lady Bahamut on Sunday, 7 November, 2010 - 17:40
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This was one of my favourite costumes from expo.
You did everything so perfectly im really impressed. Its so amazing <3

by Charlie-Bear on Tuesday, 9 November, 2010 - 01:17
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I only managed to see the back of this walk past me at expo but you looked amazing. Great job.

by KhaosKreator on Saturday, 13 November, 2010 - 23:34
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If you ever decide to have a go at do Talon without the head strap, head on over to this website www.theflagshipeclipse.com as there is a talon costumer there who does it as to the comic. I know she had issues the first time but i think she has worked out how it sits. her name is Courtney.

Great work though, this costume and character are a toughy to pull off!

by sakara on Saturday, 20 November, 2010 - 01:48
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This was amaaaaa~zing! You looked spot on :) Well done on a fantastic job! ^^,

by Fables on Thursday, 25 November, 2010 - 13:53
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Woah that is a seriously great costume. You wear it well and the make-up blends perfectly well with the bodysuit and head-tentacles. Really great job!

by SherlockHulmes on Wednesday, 1 December, 2010 - 13:32
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Epic, seriously! I love how flawlessly the bodysuit and face make-up match, it works so well, and the painting is brilliant. Absolutely love the tentacles :D

by Delusional on Sunday, 26 December, 2010 - 15:21
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Ah, I saw this at Expo. Even my two friends who aren't into cosplay (one of them didn't even know what it was -_-) stopped dead in their tracks and said "Wow!".
Amazing job :).

by Quinzel on Sunday, 2 January, 2011 - 18:05
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Amazing!!

by alienqueen on Thursday, 20 January, 2011 - 15:27

Unbelievable!

by Miku Hatsune on Tuesday, 22 February, 2011 - 14:18
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jhmvjah FREAKING AMAZING.

by Thirteenthesia on Sunday, 10 April, 2011 - 12:54
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I remember seeing you at the October Expo, you looked absolutely amazing!

by ShadowIndustries on Monday, 16 May, 2011 - 17:05
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This Is Freakin Awesome =]

by Spike on Monday, 16 May, 2011 - 18:10
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Its not that your short its that im freakishly tall XD

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 19 June, 2011 - 11:04
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Hahah nah.. I'm short.. You're tall.. and together it just makes me look like a midget! XD

by Alyx on Sunday, 19 June, 2011 - 19:57
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Thats radical!

by Captain_Marvelous on Monday, 20 June, 2011 - 14:50
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Wow, creepy :)

by Angelbo on Wednesday, 29 June, 2011 - 17:37
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Congratz on the showcase! Very well deserved <3

by Nachtangel on Sunday, 10 July, 2011 - 16:57
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A very awesome cosplay you looked amazing and well done on the showcase. ^_^

by RebaSephiroth2 on Sunday, 10 July, 2011 - 17:37
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Awesome job on the showcase, this looks so realistic, very detailed, amazing you should be very proud hun ^_^

by Plasticsharkattack on Sunday, 10 July, 2011 - 22:21
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AWWW YAY!! I am so glad you got a showcase ^_^

by Chikinpoo on Monday, 11 July, 2011 - 07:31
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ppffffft I'm only surprised it didn't get the showcase earlier :D
Awesome as always sweets :D

by eternal_aranel on Monday, 11 July, 2011 - 10:17
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congratu-fucking-lations on the showcase my dear! you really really deserve this n_n

by sandysuicide on Monday, 11 July, 2011 - 11:59
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This is phenomenal, definitely deserving of a showcase, well done =]

by tripletriad on Monday, 11 July, 2011 - 14:32
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Congratulations on Showcase, you sexy thing you :P It's so well deserved!

by Fables on Monday, 11 July, 2011 - 18:42
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Yours is the only showcase worth being up hun! well done!

by Captain_Marvelous on Monday, 11 July, 2011 - 20:48
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Well deserved showcase!!

by Wyrdsister on Monday, 11 July, 2011 - 22:32
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Well done on the showcase. You look fantastic

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 12 July, 2011 - 16:31
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So awesome! :D

by ToroSonyCat on Tuesday, 12 July, 2011 - 17:09
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Heee~~ n_n'

Thank you so much everyone!! I really appreciate it! I'm so Proud that Talon made the showcase! I never expected it!

*feels honoured*

by Alyx on Wednesday, 13 July, 2011 - 09:54
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Epic beyond words,, in fact epic doesn't even begin to cover it!

by Silantre on Thursday, 14 July, 2011 - 02:25
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wow! this is absolutely gorgeous!

by Lozzie on Thursday, 14 July, 2011 - 08:29
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This is amazing!! :o You are a genius at cosplay!!

by nerdosaurus on Thursday, 17 May, 2012 - 23:47
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Damn! That's impressive. You look amazing!

by PandoraCaitiff on Wednesday, 19 June, 2013 - 11:02
 

To-Do List

Tattoo ZentaiHighComplete
Make Lekku the Skint person way!! Foam covered in Latex! WHOOP!HighComplete
Buy Red ZentaiHighComplete
Paint Lekku HighComplete
Skirt...Belt.. Thing...MediumComplete
Black UndiesMediumComplete
Attach ear conesMediumComplete
Paint ArmourMediumComplete
Customize Force FX Lightsaber...maybe...MediumComplete
Long Black GlovesMediumComplete
Cutomize Black Strapless BraMediumComplete
Head Strap - Black leather, stitched with chin strap.MediumComplete
Make Armour - fore arms (poster tubes + paper mache)MediumComplete
Shin + Thigh ArmourMediumComplete
Ear ConesMediumComplete
Yellow Contacts... want to... but a phobia of eyes doesn&#039;t help...LowComplete
Tactical Pouch Belt (she doesnt have one but it is needed!)LowComplete
Attach collar to ZentaiLowComplete

Shopping List

upholstery foam£8.00Bought
black opaque hold ups£4.00Bought
Plain black knickers£2.00Bought
Strapless bra£12.00Bought
Boots£22.95Bought
Gloves£6.45Bought
red, black and silver acrylic paint£9.00Bought
thick elastic£3.98Bought
velcro£2.49Bought
red zentai£35.00Bought
pleather£1.60Bought
latex£8.00Bought
snazaroo paint£5.20Bought
toy stuffing£3.50Bought
Yellow and Red Flame contacts£17.99Bought
Total£142.16

Journal

crystal (Posted 27th October 2010)

Just a quick little pic to show the 'crystal' on the end of the lightsaber hilt. I wanted to make it look like it was sort of glowing.

More Lekku Painting! (Posted 26th October 2010)

finally getting round to painting the other lekku tail. i have been putting it off for ages but it NEEDS to be done! And it isnt easy as it has to be symmetrical.. and mirrored... and neat.. and they wobble! ARGH! lol

Make up Video (Posted 26th October 2010)

Just uploaded a Video of me applying my face paint!

Several people have asked how I do the face paint so.. Here is an AWFUL video! Half the time my face is not in shot and my goofy messy hair is!! And I Couldnt really see what I was doing because of the contacts, So its not perfect! But it will be on the day! I PROMISE! Enjoy... HUR HUR!

Bra Finished (Posted 23rd October 2010)

I was going to do the leather strips all the way down, but due to the shape of the cups it didnt look right, so i decided to dont 3 strips on the stop of each cup.

Ear Cones (Posted 17th October 2010)

Again.. not very excititng but i've made the ear cones today. not sure how to attach them yet, but i'll think of something. Male Twi'leks have humanoid ears, yet females are nearly always shown with these ear cones. some round and smooth, and some more pointed and ridged all the way around, which I prefer, so thats what ive gone for. As im running out of time and money these have just be carved from a foam block, and painted.

Belt - WIP (Posted 15th October 2010)

Not much of an update, but this is how it should look once all stuck together!

HOLY CRAP I GOT THEM IN!! (Posted 22nd September 2010)

I'm so proud of myself!!! IT WAS WELL SCARY!! but they really do look the part!... I hope! Lol

... I just need to get used to them... I can feel them moving!!!

Contacts! (Posted 20th September 2010)

These are the contacts I have ordered! Dont know how im going to manage it, but it will be worth the pain and fright! lol

YES! (Posted 20th September 2010)

Oh my.. I tried everything on last night... And Im actually so f*cking CHUFFED! It actually looks much better than I thought it was going to! I know its not 100% accurate now hat I have had to add a headband, but.. I dont care coz it looks SWEET! All the colours Match so well!! All I have left to do, it order my Gloves, and finish the Armour, and THATS IT! Oh yes and.. despite a phobia of eyes, I have decided to go ahead and get some yellow and red cotacts AND POWER THROUGH!! As im so pleased with how it looks I think the eyes will just top it all off. If it had looked poo.. I dont think I would have bothered! lol

YAY! (Posted 18th September 2010)

I have officially lost over a stone between now and when i did Bayonetta! I hope it shows when im squeezed into that Zentai! Chubby Talon may not look so good...

yay! (Posted 15th September 2010)

I'm so happy!! I have finally sorted out the problem keeping the Lekku on my head. I think I have finally found a way to make them secure!

As the plan to have them under the Zentai hood failed oh so miserably I had to adapt the costume a bit. Now i can understand that every single Talon costume I have seen has had a head strap. I was really hoping that I would be able to avoid this, but alas i cannot! *sigh*

BUT NEVER MIND!! I have made a Head piece that is so tight it keeps my Lekku on beautifully! *crosses fingers* With some help of some hair grips, alot of pressure, and 2 straps! ... it just makes me pretty deaf, so if you come up to me.. SHOUT! but IT STAYS PUT!! HOORAH!!

Although...If anyone decides to tug on them.. I WILL SHOVE MY LIGHTSABER SO FAR UP YO' ASS YOU WILL TASTE IT!!! *grins*

Lulz (Posted 8th September 2010)

I Are Evils!

DISASTER!!!! (Posted 6th September 2010)

*cries*

Armour Start (Posted 30th August 2010)

Okay so i started the armour today! Due to lack of funds i have literally had to rummage around to find materials. I have used a poster tube, that i split down the middle, and flattened out. I then wrapped my legs in cling film, and stretched the card over my shin, and moulded it to the shape of my leg as best i could, and paper mache'd it. Ive done about.. 5-6 layers i think. I then cut them off my legs and trimmed them. For the bolts I had to use something i could get lots of, so i ended up emptying a box of pills into a tub, and using the blister packet! Cut round each bubble..thing.. and stuck it on. Once it painted it shouldnt look too bad. And its costing me nothing to make 7 Pieces of armour!! WIN!!!

Tattoos (Posted 29th August 2010)

The tattoo's have been started!!

ARGH!! (Posted 17th August 2010)

Lekku are NOT easy to paint!!!! THEY ARE FRIGGING ALIVE!!! Wobbling about everywhere!! and i cant hold on to them, coz they're wet!! lol. Its quite fun though.... in an annoying but funny kind of way... lol

pre painted lightsaber (Posted 15th August 2010)

Here's what my hilt looked like before i painted it. i know some people feel it looks a little.... questionable... but it is a hilt, and nothing more!! LOL!

PROGRESS! (Posted 11th August 2010)

Well.. today i have been a little down. so i have been working hard to take my mind off it! today i have:

Done the final coat of latex on the lekku? - HAI!
Painted the base colours and shadows on the hilt? - HAI!
Measured and cut out the pieces of armour for arms and legs? - HAI!
Cut out the front shape for the belt..skirt.. panty.. thing? - HAI!
Colour tested 3 different red acrylics for the lekku to match the face? - HAI!!
Made a mess?? - HAI!!!!!

(web cam shot of the colour testing.. its not actually that bright.. and there are 3 different reds on there... you just cant tell! :P)

so.. a productive day!!

*proud face!*

More Latex!!! (Posted 10th August 2010)

Here's a little pic of where im at Lekku wise.. still latexing!! SHOCKER!!! they will need a couple more coats before i can paint them... but im running rather low on latex now... EEK!

..and yes i know.. they look silly in the picture.

CARVING THIS HILT SUUUUCCCKKKSS!!! (Posted 3rd August 2010)

Lol, so as you can guess i have started on my lightsaber.. now... As i already have a few i REALLY wanted to use a force FX lightsaber.. and as Talons is red, i had 2 choices.. Vaders, or the build your own. See now .. Vaders was the obvious choice, its a far superior saber. the sound is better, the light is better.. generally just... BETTER! but... the hilt was bulky enough as it is.. and looks NOTHING like talons, so i would have to make a cover for it.. and.. a cover on top of that already HUGE hilt would have looked reduculous. So ive had a play around with the other one, set it to red, taken off all the bits and pieces, and its actually perfect, So.. *crosses fingers* if all goes to plan... I have made a cover for it, out of foam, which i am carving to look like the knarled coral. This cover will then be coated with latex and painted, which should hopefully still make it flexable enough to take on and off so i can replace batteries and what not... so yeah.. here is it so far.. it looks pretty huge but.. hopefully it wont be!!

oh and.. ignore me in the photo cuz... LOL

*pukes from the smell off concentrated latex* (Posted 21st July 2010)

Lol.. so.. Last night i finished sticking all the pieces of the lekku together, with the most horrible spray glue EVER!! I mean damn does it work!! but its horrible to work with!! ANYWAY! So today i have started coating the foam in latex. I can only work on the main head part of the Lekku at the moment (even though it will be hidden) AS i need to stuff, and bend the tails into shape before i can latex them, and seeing as i dont have the stuffing or the wire.. i cant lol. SO yes! progress none the less. And please excuse the rubbish picture. They honestly wont stay pointing up like that!! lol

<3 (Posted 20th July 2010)

i LOVE SNAZAROOOOOO!!!

Happy Hernia!!! (Posted 19th July 2010)

Foam arrived today! And i am making the Lekku as we speak... although... I cant get the lid off my latex :( And i think i have just given myself a hernia trying, but i dont care! BECAUSE I AM EXCITED!!

WAHOO! (Posted 16th July 2010)

It has officialy started, things have been ordered!! So i can get underway with her Lekku!! I really cant wait!

Upholstery foam - HAI!
Paint - HAI!!
Latex - HAI!!!