|Time Taken :||Long! o.O|
|I've wanted to cosplay Black Rose ever since the first time I saw her. I simply love the design of her outfit! And I'd get to have pink hair and a huge sword! :D|
Now that I have made it and worn it at a con, I'm not so entusiastic anymore: I do not suit short, pink hair!! XD Besides, no matter how much I fought with the bra/top it just wouldn't shape the way I wanted it to. So if I'm ever wearing this costume again, I'll remake it, this time with a better shaped bra. I don't know if I'll wear it again, the only things that keeps me back from saying 'no, never again' is that I only have a very few decent pictures of my Black Rose cosplay. So I'd like to have a Black Rose photoshoot at some point, and then retire her.
I don't really like this cosplay because I need to work out (my stomach don't look so good from been lazy most of the summer XD), I couldn't sit down wearing it, and I couldn't bend my arms. But in spite of that I'm really glad I made it. It taught me so much about different things, using fun foam in partucular, so now I'm one step closer to being able to make cosplays I couldn't make before ^_^
The sword had me really worried a week before Amecon. I couldn't find anything to make it out of, so I ended up using floral foam. It worked though! The sword is really lightweight, and it even survived the con without any damages =D But it is also another thing I might remake if I'm wearing Black Rose again. I want it thinner, and there are parts of it that doesn't look so good.
It was fun being recognised by so many at the conh! When I arrived at Amecon it was raining really bad, so I had the vambraces in a bag, and the sword was wrapped up in two big, black, plastic bags. So even without the sword, and still wearing a jacket, I hear someone whisper to each other behind my back "That's Black Rose, right?" =D
I also got to hear "that... is a BIG sword!!" a lot! XD