Kacela
 


Costume :Yu Meiren
Variant :Fury
Source :Dynasty Warriors: Multi Raid/Strikeforce 2
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2011


Costume Photos

Yu Meiren

Yu Meiren

Yu Meiren

Yu Meiren

Yu Meiren

Yu Meiren

My Epic Fury Group

Finished

Progress! - Complete Tiara

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £80
Awards : Runner Up Group in Neo
Time Taken : 32 hours over 5 months

Description
Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce/Multi Raid 2 unfortunately did not make it out of Japan but the character designs did. The second I laid eyes on Yu Meiren's fury I knew I had to make it; the colours were beautiful and the design itself was screaming a challenge at me.
I did change a little of the design itself just to make it more comfortable to wear and so it wouldn't be too much for my skills which are still slowly developing. One of the things I adjusted was the the top that actually cut down the middle and exposing much breast . . . I refused to do it and thus made a very slight alteration to ensure that I would be comfortable wearing it.
My favourite part of the cosplay was the tiara - made from craft foam and air-dry clay. It turned out to be so beautiful but extremely delicate. It did break at the Expo but thankfully the Cosplay Desk had supplies for a quick fix. Also during its travels much of the detail came off (mainly the branches) and was unfixable, but nevertheless I was so happy with how it looked.
What really made this cosplay a challenge was that I only had reference images that were blurry screenshot from game play videos and I had no picture of the back, so I had to really improvise and look at other Koei designs so that I could produce something appropriate.
Overall I was so happy with this, everything about it was wonderful and I really do hope it will be a long time before I retire it =]

Comments

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I can't to see this in progress. ^_^

Woop woop. XD

by RebaSephiroth2 on Saturday, 2 October, 2010 - 13:04
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The design is ridiculousy awesome, and I KNOW you can pull this off! SO MUCH EPIC!

by Lisu-chan on Saturday, 9 October, 2010 - 15:26
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Thank you to you both =]
I shall try my best to make it Epic XD

by Kacela on Saturday, 9 October, 2010 - 18:15
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So pretty! ^_^
Good luck!

by Yes-My-Lord on Thursday, 28 October, 2010 - 19:41
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I can't wait to see this costume. It is going to be so beautiful and I know you will ace it. Can't wait to make a start on mine too ^^

by hakuloveszabuza on Sunday, 7 November, 2010 - 20:45
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Woh this character looks increidible, the colours in it and all.

Yeah I thought since a dude never did any of these characters, I thought I'd be the first in the world lol

by Anime_Angel on Tuesday, 28 December, 2010 - 18:17
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Lovely progress so far :)!

by Frederica la Noir on Tuesday, 1 February, 2011 - 16:25
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OMG that Tiara progress is looking beautiful! I can't wait to see more of your work on this! :) *watches*

by Yuka on Tuesday, 1 February, 2011 - 18:36

You have a lovely face. What a wonderfull, wonderfull cosplay

by Miku Hatsune on Wednesday, 23 February, 2011 - 17:05
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Progress is looking great so far! Can't wait to see this at Expo =)

by MissColzyChan on Wednesday, 23 February, 2011 - 17:28
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Looks pretty much epic so far! Well done!

by Lisu-chan on Tuesday, 15 March, 2011 - 19:07
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Awesome cosplay as usual Jessie, well done. woop-woop! XD

by RebaSephiroth2 on Friday, 25 March, 2011 - 16:51
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Thank you very much everyone! ^^

by Kacela on Friday, 25 March, 2011 - 17:13
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Great progress so far. Loving the vibrant Red colours. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 17 May, 2011 - 22:03
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It's so beautiful! <3 that detailing *3*

by rocksanie on Wednesday, 18 May, 2011 - 18:18
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loving how it looks ! <3

by majinmarron on Thursday, 19 May, 2011 - 18:17
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Don't give up now! You can do it!

by Lisu-chan on Thursday, 19 May, 2011 - 19:35
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Nooooooo don't give up!!!! :( It looks amazing so far :D

by Freyarule on Thursday, 19 May, 2011 - 20:55
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Thank you so much for the support guys, means a lot. Don't worry I haven't given up on the costume, just my personal deadline! ^^

by Kacela on Saturday, 21 May, 2011 - 17:23
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Looks excellent

by SachikoYumi on Monday, 23 May, 2011 - 15:33
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I admit, I'm not very familiar with the game but this is BEAUTIFUL work! I really love the way you've done the dress and head piece :3 I hope I see this for real! :3

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 23 May, 2011 - 19:01
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me too im not familiar with this character but it looks epic hugs

by rosieroo on Monday, 23 May, 2011 - 19:06
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Looks amazinggg <3 ^^

by MissColzyChan on Monday, 23 May, 2011 - 19:57
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WOW you look amazing

by zabuza89 on Wednesday, 25 May, 2011 - 17:16
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Thank you very much everyone =]

 

by Kacela on Wednesday, 25 May, 2011 - 17:16
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This is beautiful, gorgeous dress and the tiara is perfect ^_^ Its such ashame i'm missing expo >_<

by ElegantAura on Thursday, 26 May, 2011 - 13:57
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This is really pretty ^^

by minato_haruna on Friday, 27 May, 2011 - 10:10
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You looked GORGEOUS in this cosplay!!! the detail is even more amazing seeing it in person! it was so lovely to meet you and I am so excited for our Disney group! ^^ x

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 30 May, 2011 - 14:07
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Fantastic work!

by Cosplex on Monday, 30 May, 2011 - 22:31
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you look so pretty!

by Sakurastar123 on Wednesday, 1 June, 2011 - 14:47
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This looks great in the photos. I wish I could've seen it in person. There's just something about it...I think I just love all the red. XD

by Xiaoqiaorocks on Friday, 10 June, 2011 - 15:24
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very beautiful ^^

by nanahara on Thursday, 30 June, 2011 - 16:10
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Stunning! This must of been a headache to figure out the fabric shapes for the dress! @_@ Very well put together, love tiara and little details <3

by Natsumi on Thursday, 17 November, 2011 - 20:56
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Gorgeous!

by seawaterwitch on Tuesday, 7 February, 2012 - 01:12
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Adore the colours on this <3
Especially great job on the headpiece and details!

by Emzone on Friday, 8 March, 2013 - 16:12
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This costume is really cool, suits you :) I like the headpiece that you've made!!

by Afireinsidegirl on Sunday, 10 March, 2013 - 12:29
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Oh, double thanks for the comment, I actually used your costume as inspiration for mine (especially the back and crown)! :D

by Pudding on Sunday, 24 March, 2013 - 23:12
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Amazing! :D

by Zomboi on Friday, 29 March, 2013 - 12:24
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How did I miss this!!? I wish I'd seen your work up close. You look very striking!

by Kei Lin Sama on Tuesday, 9 April, 2013 - 22:19
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all of your costumes are amazing but I think this one is my fav, you look stunning!

by TrixieTober on Thursday, 9 May, 2013 - 22:31
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It's youuuuu!!!! Well Yu XD You're Yu Meiren is simply beautiful. I love everything about it, its so accurate and detailed! =D just wow...did I say wwowwwww because =D You pull her of so well, I regret not seeing you. :) Maybe this weekend I will be lucky.

by Elfsire on Monday, 21 October, 2013 - 23:38
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I love this, the details are beautiful!

by ToroSonyCat on Monday, 25 November, 2013 - 18:46
 

To-Do List

TopHighComplete
SkirtHighComplete
SleeveHighComplete
WigMediumComplete
TiaraMediumComplete
Thousands of flowersMediumComplete
TightsLowComplete
ShoesLowComplete
CollarLowComplete

Journal

Skirt (Posted 2nd May 2011)

Just to prove I haven't given up . . . yet!
I am slowly working my way through the skirt which has a base topped with 28 petals (5 of which are complete), there are 7 layers and the little white tabs indicate which layer they go on. I have placed some of the petals on the base just so you get an idea of what it is like . . . but I got bored >< IT IS TAKING HOURS!!! why must I insist on hand sewing? My thoughts at the moment are indifferent, I can't really judge it until it is finished . . . even if it will be the death of me.

Update (Posted 28th March 2011)

Today I had a make-up test, and I approve of my choice (Barry M) as the red is wonderfully vibrant I just need more practice applying it.
I have also posted another photo of how the costume looks on me at this stage. I am very unsure about it because it just doesn't feel right and the leggings (at the top) don't fit so I have so much left to do. If I still don't like it after I have made the skirt then i can see me scrapping it which would be an absolute shame because I really have put my heart into this one =[

Progress!! (Posted 25th January 2011)

Today I began structuring the top as you can see in my uploaded photo. It proved to be quite a challenge and took quite a while to figure out a logical pattern. You can also see my attempt to cover my breast up and when t is finished my tummy won't be completely on display either . . . well I hope. Some of it is still only pinned so it looks a bit messy, but I am pretty chuffed It is going to take me ages to do this top but I can't wait to finish it ^^ The photo does unfortunately make the fabric look dull, but it is in fact a lovely red.
EDIT!
The image wouldn't upload so I will try another time when I have made more progress.

It Begins . . . (Posted 25th November 2010)

The beautiful wig arrived today, hurray! I think the colour is perfect but I am not looking forward to having to style it for I am awful at cutting wigs =[
Hopefully this weekend I will be able to actually start the construction of the Headdress, but I can't promise anything XD
Also I have decided that I shall be displaying my tummy when I make the costume but my breasts will be completely covered. I am not that confident!

Reference Research Results (Posted 1st November 2010)

Well I found I picture of the back in a very low quality game play video. Firstly it shows that the hair is in a bob style and not her default's braided style which is quite nice actually as it will be a little cheaper and less hassle to style ^^ (I hate styling wigs ¬¬)
The dress is also backless as well as strapless *despair*. So I am going to have to look into 'invisible' bras and tape so it won't fall off and so I am more secure. Advice would be wonderful!
I am still deciding if I wish to but my tummy on show or not as I am worried that if I cover it up I will be adding too much to the costume and 'over doing' it a little. Opinions would also be wonderful if anyone reads this.