Charlie-Bear
 


Costume :Inahime
Source :Samurai Warriors 2
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2008


Costume Photos

Leg and Arm armour 8D

Top armour!

Dyed skirt, + ties

BIG NECKLACE IS BIG and SHIIIIINY *Ahem*

Skirt ready to be dyed! 8D

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £55
Time Taken : No idea! TOO LONG!

Description
Wow Ina's outfit a lot more difficult than I first thought! Where to start!? I left things kinda last minute with this, wooops! [So last minute I was painting up till 2am Saturday night for Sunday expo AND finished the white jacket in the car...] >_< I think I was most annoyed at myself, my top armour and bow broke on the day of the expo so unfortunity I didn't wear it. I was so gutted >__< I plan to fix it all up though!!
I learnt loads from making this, though I admit I still want to do more armour cosplays in the future it has knocked my confidence in trying any time soon. Hmm I shall try again though! Overall I am so pleased with the work Ive put in for it, so its not going to be wasted at all. I WILL FIX AND WEAR IT! D<
[Stuck as complete for nooow~]

Comments

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wuu our skit is going to own hun, thankyou soo much for agreeing to do it wuu

by ryaoki on Tuesday, 10 June, 2008 - 11:35
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Wow wow Ina for the win! Cant wait to see this done!

by inspchin on Tuesday, 10 June, 2008 - 21:18
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which bow is it your making? im not an expert with them but i made 1 in the past that wasnt too bad :) mebbe i can assist?

by Ikkaku-kun on Thursday, 31 July, 2008 - 13:54
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WOW CHARLIE LOOKIN FANTASTIC, WERE GONNA OWN IN OCT its well good ahhhh im all excited now
lmao

by ryaoki on Sunday, 3 August, 2008 - 20:09
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COME ON CHARLIE, I WANT PROGRESS PICS BY TONIGHT LIKE IM PUTTING UP ahem
LISTEN CHARLIE
DONT FORGET
BELIEVE I YOU, NOT THE YOU WHOE BELIEVES IN ME
NOT THE ME WHO BELIEVES IN YOU
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
(enter text here)
gigaa
DRILLLLLL
(enter txt here)
yes im letting you win haha
cant wait to see this cos sweety

by ryaoki on Thursday, 23 October, 2008 - 08:02
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Looooove the details on the armour! YOU MUST WEAR THIS FOR A PHOTOSHOOT SOME TIME! I DON'T CARE IF THE COSTUME IS DAMAGED, FIX IT! XP

by CrystalNeko on Tuesday, 28 October, 2008 - 00:06
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awesome awesome awesome! Sucks about it being damaged though DX but fix it, seriously! from the photos it looks amazing, i can't believe you would have had the patience to make all that armour and design and stuffs,

by shigures high school girl on Tuesday, 28 October, 2008 - 12:38
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well rock when we finally crack out ina and kanetsugu hun

by ryaoki on Tuesday, 28 October, 2008 - 17:27
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Ah we didn't see you in the expo? If you come next time, please come to the booth for photo shoot :) GREAT COSTUME!!!

by inspchin on Thursday, 30 October, 2008 - 21:18
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WHY THE HELL DIDNT YOU TELL ME ABOUT THIS HUNNN,(LOOKS AT ARMOUR) I NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE....THATS IT I AM GONNA GET KANETSUGU DONE AND YOUR WEARING THIS, ITS AMAZING how coudl you possibly say im better at armour and props then you just look at yours there breath taking

by ryaoki on Tuesday, 13 January, 2009 - 01:08
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Ahhhhhhh WOW! Look at that armour!! How did you make it?

Please wear this to May expo! Itd be ace to have more SW people for my lonely Date Masamune xD

by stripey_dani on Tuesday, 13 January, 2009 - 09:25
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Aha thank you so much everyone!! ^^;

@ Ryaoki: Yeah yeeah I say you're better at armour because its truue! xP Thankyou though!

@ Stripey_dani: The armour was made from craft foam, covered in PVA and then painted. I think it definitely needed strengthening though, so if you do want to use that idea re-enforcing it is a good idea!! >_<

by Charlie-Bear on Friday, 16 January, 2009 - 23:54
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The armour looks amazing!:D

by Shazz on Saturday, 7 February, 2009 - 21:23

That's really beautiful, the detailed patterns on the armour looks really gorgeous and the colours are all fab! Well done ^^

by Missytetra on Monday, 30 March, 2009 - 10:13
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The armour is awesome. I love the detail work.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 28 June, 2009 - 16:18
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the armour is the definition of stunning!!!

^.^

**waits anxiously for completed photos**

by Toshi-chan on Sunday, 28 June, 2009 - 17:15
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wow the armor is so good how do u do it lol nice

by CheekyFlower on Friday, 3 July, 2009 - 11:09
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Aww thankyou again, the paint job on the armour did turn out ok =]

@CheekyFlower: The armour is made from craft foam, you can heat it to bend it into place and when it cools it retains shape. I made templates out of newspaper first, then cut onto craftfoam, then bent/glued what was needed. Then finally covered in PVA glue to seal it then when that was dried painted it!

Though I recommend using something to strengthen the foam, maybe a layer of cardboard under, lots more layers of PVA or buckram. It seems too weak on its own for things like leg armour. :/

by Charlie-Bear on Saturday, 4 July, 2009 - 17:54
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This is amazing =O
i wish i had seen it =[

by FusionRose on Tuesday, 5 January, 2010 - 04:51
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wow the progress looks amazing !

by Holli on Thursday, 15 July, 2010 - 19:30
 

To-Do List

Arm ArmourHighComplete
SkirtHighComplete
Armour topHighComplete
JacketHighComplete
Leg ArmourHighComplete
ShoesMediumComplete
NecklaceMediumComplete
Wig - Awaiting delivery + Needs stylingMediumComplete
HeadbandMediumComplete

Journal

Long time no update!!! (Posted 4th October 2008)

Wow coursework building up and oct expo growing closer I REALLY need to get a move on. Ina's my priority over Suu [As I can finish her in the car if need be whereas Ina I couldn't do that.] Wig has been ordered, needs strightening and styling. Let's PRAY it gets here on time! Im very worried about my bow as that beast is huge and i may end up tying it to the roof of the car?! O_O Most of the time consuming painting of armour is done so more things to the main outfit can be done now. Let's hope everything comes together in time!!