KhaosKreator
 


Costume :Billy Strings
Source :Original Design
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Amecon 2010


Costume Photos

Stage performance at Kitacon

Stage performance at Kitacon

Stage performance at Kitacon

Stage performance at Kitacon

Stage performance at Kitacon

Stage performance at Kitacon

Stealing Lex's hat

Group on stage

Cogsworth and Billy on stage

Back of costume

The spurs

Billy Strings

 


Costume Information

Description
Billy Strings is another member of the Khaotic Emporium crew. He's a travelling showman originally from Texas. He travels with his prize puppet Roxie Parts.

The shirt and waistcoat were both made from scratch by me. The fabric for the front of the waistcoat is a stretch fabric that had to be fused to cotton. The beard is actually fake, though it's made of real hair.

This costume was worn for several performances in Kita's got talent this year, one where it came off. Feel free to check out the performance video!


Comments

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LOVE the waistcoat design! Its really gorgeous!!

by Charlie-Bear on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 22:09
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swirls are quite lovely!

by Ninodog on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 22:49
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you look more of a man than i do.....i wish i could get a beard like yours man (CRYS)

on another note, your design is absolutely amazing, ive never seen something soo....(in gay accent) FABULOUS MANN

by ryaoki on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 22:56
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this was pretty cool

by Defrain on Wednesday, 21 July, 2010 - 06:57
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I loved your outfit is was very swish and suited you very well :)

by Combustible Lime on Wednesday, 21 July, 2010 - 09:53
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Totally pimpin'

by Amy-Lou on Wednesday, 21 July, 2010 - 10:01
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Fantastically well made :D

Was epic seeing you in this, i didnt know it was you at all :O

by MangaChild on Wednesday, 21 July, 2010 - 22:17
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@Mangachild- I'm just one big pink Texan ninja.

-Tab

by KhaosKreator on Wednesday, 21 July, 2010 - 23:59
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Why i do declare my eyes have been smitten by a beautiful young gentleman~ *swoons*

by Uni on Friday, 23 July, 2010 - 08:14
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Abs awesome! Your face is so engaging in these pics, looks like you really enjoy cosplaying this char. Yep Billy is quite the showman, I feel like I know him from somewhere.. XD

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 24 July, 2010 - 23:17
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Glad you like him! If you're at Ame I'll be wearing him again.

-Tab

by KhaosKreator on Saturday, 24 July, 2010 - 23:58
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Wow, much epic love for that waistcoat O_O I love this! So flamboyant and stylish!

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 25 July, 2010 - 00:02
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As i said on cosplay night. I love the facial hair! :D

by JakeX on Sunday, 25 July, 2010 - 00:08
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Completely flamboyant and totally you. Fantastic!

by theKillingDoll on Thursday, 19 August, 2010 - 10:54
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Really enjoyed watching your Ame skit on YT.

Costume - ..You make mens fashion interesting..mens fashion is Never intersting..how do you do it!? All I can say is You have style. It's yours. Please never exchange that for the boring dark drudgery which seems to have colonised the whole western (male) world. I think you know what I'm talking about. ^_^ Go Tab you are a breath of fresh air! btw I loved your cravatte that you were wearing in May too but I didn't get around to saying.. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 20 August, 2010 - 01:11
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Bloody hell, that front fabric is outstanding! (Nice matching of the bias too)

I especially liked the violin-body-esque lapels. Also clever idea on the puppet mouth marks, they really emphasised that character!

by RanmaSyaoran on Saturday, 4 September, 2010 - 23:38
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@RanmaSyaoran- The bias is actually made from the fabric used for the lapels. I find I almost never use pre made bias as it's pretty rare to get it in a good colour.

by KhaosKreator on Sunday, 5 September, 2010 - 11:53
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That pic with Lex's crown is just too brilliant

by Kuma on Sunday, 5 September, 2010 - 16:59
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Lovin' the colours in this one ^_^

by Chikinpoo on Tuesday, 7 September, 2010 - 00:55
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That waistcoat... it's delicious!

by Fables on Friday, 19 November, 2010 - 23:08
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This is awesome. I'm amazed I haven't commented on on it sooner. Love the waistcoat. The photos are ace

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 23 December, 2010 - 11:46
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A fantastic look! I love the beard and tache particularly, they make you look wonderfully seedy. I definitealy wouldn't buy a used dirigible from Billy! ;-)

by PandoraCaitiff on Monday, 31 January, 2011 - 18:28