Rain
 


Costume :Black Rock Shooter
Source :Black Rock Shooter
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2011


Costume Photos

yeah...

aim

face shot x3

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Almost finished

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : Almost £200! Most expensive cosplay yet D:
Time Taken : took 4 months to make the rock cannon

Description
I love this anime. Black Rock Shooter is so cool wish I could fight like her.
I have never worn a bikini or anything this revealing before this but it was all worth it! I didnt feel too uncomfortable thanks to the coat!
Wont be cosplaying this at hyper japan anymore but my sister promise to help me take some more photos of it in august. Will update this again once I get some decent photos done!

Comments

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can't wait to see this you make a great miku =D (hopefully remaking mine so if you discover any good tips i'd love to know! ^_^)

by .neverbell on Friday, 21 January, 2011 - 14:29
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Thankyou very much for the comment! Sure I will let you know :D But I'm only making the cannon though, I was planning on buying the other stuff >.<

by Rain on Friday, 21 January, 2011 - 23:07
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I'm looking forward to seeing this, hope to see you at the expo~! ^__^ I'll be going as Miku too, but as the Vocaloid2 version xD

by Clover-tan on Monday, 31 January, 2011 - 18:17
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Haha thanks :D Coooool, I will keep an eye out for you :D

by Rain on Monday, 31 January, 2011 - 20:54
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The cannon is looking great, will definitely be looking out for you at expo! Which day are you planning on wear her?

by Nachtangel on Tuesday, 1 February, 2011 - 22:43
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Really!? O.o Thanks, cosplaying her on saturday :D

by Rain on Tuesday, 1 February, 2011 - 23:14
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Ah, well look out for someone else with a giant gun XD We must get pics ^^

by Nachtangel on Thursday, 3 February, 2011 - 18:56
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Yes! Looking forward to it :D

by Rain on Friday, 4 February, 2011 - 03:58
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That cannon is really looking cool! :3
Can't wait to see it fully <3

by rocksanie on Monday, 7 March, 2011 - 20:35
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Thanks a lot! Still nowhere near finished yet, got a lot of work to do gaaah xD

by Rain on Wednesday, 16 March, 2011 - 15:16
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One + weeks to go >w< I hope everything is working out! >w<

by rocksanie on Wednesday, 18 May, 2011 - 19:09
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Its going well, thanks! Just need to finish the cannon! :]

by Rain on Saturday, 21 May, 2011 - 12:49
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Oooh your doing Black Rock Shooter ;D
Looking forward to this =) I should be doing Dead Master on the Saturday so will keep an eye out for you =) Would be cool to get some photos!

by MissColzyChan on Monday, 23 May, 2011 - 01:11
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Awesome! Yes, will see you there hopefully!! :D

by Rain on Tuesday, 24 May, 2011 - 00:30
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Cant wait for the rest!

by CharlotteLuna on Tuesday, 24 May, 2011 - 03:47
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Cannon is looking good!!! :D
Looking forward to seeing you over the weekend n_n
And to seal the paint, maybe try gloss? Water based gloss is also good :D My mum used that on my sisters Dead Master horns (that wer made out of corrugated card then then masked over then sprayed black then glossed) which gives it a really nice effect too~ But that's what I would be thinking using gloss o3o

by rocksanie on Tuesday, 24 May, 2011 - 13:18
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@CharlotteLuna- Thanks! Not long now~ :D
@Rocksanie- Thanks for the advice!! I actually went and brought some gloss before I saw your comment. But at least I now know it was the right thing to buy! :D Its all glossed now, but its...er really shiny XD I think the shiny effect works well for it though! I think! XD

by Rain on Wednesday, 25 May, 2011 - 00:27
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Awesome job!! I love your gun :D Great BRS :D

by KP on Monday, 20 June, 2011 - 14:19
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Aww, thankyou very much!! :')

by Rain on Monday, 20 June, 2011 - 21:56
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Wow, you look so awesome!! :D :D Great job~~

by Ino on Friday, 1 July, 2011 - 23:45
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I have no idea what anime this is since i barely watch anime much anymore but you done the character really well hun, ive only seen pics of her and you look awesome and badass :D

by RevolverKitty on Thursday, 7 July, 2011 - 12:32
 

To-Do List

Get equipment for the Rock cannonHighComplete
get more cardboard for handle?HighComplete
Get wigHighComplete
Make Rock CannonHighComplete
Jacket!!!HighComplete
buy sand paper/block thingMediumComplete
BootsMediumComplete
Get shorts, belt and bikini topMediumComplete
Buy blue contactsMediumComplete
GlovesMediumComplete

Shopping List

contacts£7.00Bought
Jacket£51.56Bought
Tights£8.50Bought
More Cardboard (clas olson boxes)£5.49Bought
Fab foam£2.27Bought
Black spray (2)£8.60Bought
Primer£5.99Bought
Gloss£4.35Bought
Gloves£3.26Bought
Belt£9.60Bought
Chain£1.99Bought
Bikini£6.99Bought
Shorts£0.00Bought
Wig£30.52Bought
Araldite instant clear glue£5.00Bought
Latex disposable gloves£1.99Bought
12 dia" Tube thing 60/70cm?(innerbarrel)£8.00Bought
Cardboard£0.00Bought
Glamour cream container (for base)£0.00Bought
Mug tube cardboard container (it was part of my mum's mother day present last year)£0.00Bought
Peg basket (exchange for the mug container,cos mum was using it to store pegs :S)£1.00Bought
Newspaper £0.00Bought
1.9L foodsaver barrel£2.55Bought
1L jug£0.35Bought
Glue gun (was half price :D)£5.98Bought
Three A3 foamboards (brought this first, dont know what Im using it for yet, cant remember what it cost exactly DX)£4.74Bought
More glue sticks£7.20Bought
Face mask£2.00Bought
Vinyl(1m)£5.40Bought
Total£190.33

Journal

Update (Posted 21st May 2011)

Did a dress rehearsal of this cosplay today, its all good! :D The shorts arrived today and I've got everything but the belt. I dont have any pics of me sadly but I showed my siblings my cosplay and they said i pulled it off well. So I'm really pleased with it all now, just need to finish the cannon. I'm also getting my blue contacts on wednesday and the opticians are going to show me how to put them on an stuff ^^ They arent all that blue though they are pale blue and disposable.I didnt have enough money to buy the brighter monthly blue ones so I will stick with those for now, and will buy brighter ones next time ^_^ It would of been a waste of money anyway as Im only going to wear contacts once or twice.
edit- brought the belt today, sorted! :D

whoo (Posted 11th May 2011)

My jacket arrived today, quicker than i expected! Its awesome! I really like it but the arms are slightly too short for me. Its not too bad though! Its not custom made so thats to be expected. It isnt too revealing either, it covers me up well, so I dont think I will have to get dressed at expo! Yay :D
edit! My wig also arrived on the same day (what luck) the postman left it outside for some reason :/ They do that all the time now really when it comes to wigs. Good thing my Dad came home early and saw it outside the door XD
I expected the wig to be jet black but its actually mixed blue and black. I couldn't believe it, I thought it was black but I didnt really look at the photo the seller put up properly. My fault >.<
I didnt really like it at first cos I was expecting it to be just black but I love it now.
The bunches really tangle easily though. Miku wig all over again -.- I'm not going to cut the bunches unevenly like BRS'S hair, I just cant. I cant stand unevenness!
Ugh really dont want to go through the untangling process all over again -.-

more progress (Posted 28th April 2011)

Finished making the handle for my cannon today. It looks decent.... thats all I can say ^^
And I should be getting my coat and wig soon. Ordered them desperately, if my coat doesnt come in time I will just go without no big deal. But if my wig doesnt arrive then I'm screwed ^_^;

Stuff Ive notced (Posted 2nd February 2011)

Plastic doesn't stick very well onto other plastics
Plastic sticks well on cardboard
Cardboard sticks well on everything
Yesterday I noticed that glue works better in a warmer temp so instead of gluing it outside (cos it contains epoxy constituents) I did it in my bathroom next to the humidifier xD

Today I dropped my cannon on the floor on purpose as a tester and the top part came apart a little on one side. Typical -.-
Glued it together again but I wont be doing anymore "testers" my cannon is like glass D:, so I'm going to have to be more careful with it. (Like dont drop it ever!!! careful) -.- I'm hoping the glue will last long as expo is in a few months.

Glue issues (Posted 30th January 2011)

The cannon is looking alright so far but parts of it like the base broke away twice, once when i lifted it up(with force cos i was showing off lol) and when accidentally knocked it. I cant paper mache it until its completely stuck together, so I have to go find some stronger glue in the afternoon. -.- Annnoying...
Dont know why I write so many journal entries...

Making progress (Posted 29th January 2011)

Got my glue sticks on monday :D Started working on the thing a couple of days ago again, brought mum a peg basket so I could use the container she was using to store the pegs as part of my cannon -.-
I seriously did not know that peg bags existed till last week and in my mums case she didnt know they existed till yesterday. xD
Right now its 4:10 am. Havent slept at all because I'm trying to add as much detail to the cannon as possible and its taking time! Most of the base is covered in cardboard including this tube food container thing I brought from Tescos. (Note to self: Need to update my shopping list) The base is done and its actually really long. Ive burnt/glued myself and other things around me (like the table and my headphones argh!!)so many times while using the glue gun but its been worth it. But I've used up so many glue sticks! ;_;
Made a lot of progress though, :) Going to add the bar handle thingy bits last. This whole thing is a pain in the ass so it better be worth it in the end but end result depends on how good I paint it.
Really glad her cannon is black and only black.
Lets just pray I wont fail. Not adding progress pics right now cos Im scared it will go wrong but Im trying to take as many pics so I can add them later if the cannon ends up looking alright that is. Its really long at the moment cant lift it without using both hands or it hurts my arm and nearly breaks the grip. I made the grip out of cardboard, such a stupid thing to do -.- Too late now though!
I think this monster thing I'm making may actually end up being too heavy for me to carry for long periods of time. If I'm not careful.... ;_;

Listening to Seungri- "What can I do," at the moment! :D

Damn glue gun (Posted 21st January 2011)

Had to put my weapon making on hold because I need to get more glue sticks. Ordered some off ebay but its going to take a few days -.-

Cardboard shopping~ (Posted 21st January 2011)

Went to my local Tesco's today to do some cardboard shopping. I was a little frightened about taking some and walking out just like that so I asked some of the staff for permission. I told them it was for a art project, tehee but they were nice about it and said I could take as much as I need. There was quite a few people giving me WTF looks while I was walking around with long pieces of cardboard in three crappy Tesco carrier bags.Some woman looked at my pieces of cardboard then at me in surprise and smiled at me. Maybe she was amazed? Found it amusing? Who knows. Bit of a embarrassing experience but at least it was all free :D
In case you are wondering I need it for my Black rock shooter prop cannon.

Rock cannon (Posted 18th January 2011)

Got the base for my cannon cant wait to start on it. Just not sure how I'm gonna paint it yet O.o