|Undertaker is right up there along with Grell as my favourite in Kuroshitsuji, so made an obvious choice for cosplay! |
I probably put more work into this costume than any of the other cosplays I did at Ayacon, simply because there were so many bits to do and I made it a bit complicated with my choices of how I put it together (e.g. making the robe all one thing, rather than several layers)
The robe took me a while to make since I had to completely make up the collar part! I also spent ages faffing with fastenings to keep it shut in the right places--yet it still blew open at the bottom (I ended up safety-pinning it!)
As for the hat, it gave me a headache, figuratively speaking. I wanted to do the long part but it took me ages to figure out how....even though it was really really obvious. The hat pattern was drawn from scratch!
I am really pleased with how the belt turned out; I wrote about how I put it together in the journal section so if you're curious, check it out! (Hint: SPOONS)
Another thing I was pleased about was the boot covers since I hadn't made any before.
Strangely I had fewer problems with this super-long wig than the Grell one; it didn't seem to tangle up so much!
Had loads of fun with this costume and it's the one I'm most proud of out of all my Aya cosplays.
|Make belt thingy||High||Complete|
|Buy fabrics etc||High||Complete|
|Make beads etc||Medium||Complete|
|Paint fake nails||Low||Complete|
Charming! (Posted 2nd August 2011)
This costume is now 90% complete! The only task left is the wig (urgggh).
I couldn't find suitable pendants or cameo bases for a reasonable price, so these are made from scratch.
The trim around the edge is aluminium wire (I cut several long pieces and twisted them together) This I hot glued on, which in some cases took several attempts and a little cursing!
Once the glue was dry I gave them a couple of coats of spray paint and left them to dry for 24 hours. The spray painted gold was too fake and paintlike, so I rubbed on some brown acrylic and quickly rubbed it off again. The paint then gathers in the cracks and gives it more of an aged look :)
As for the middle, I lightly glued in some hair cut from the underneath layers of a few wigs. I cut 'ribbons' from gold card and glued them underneath the hair and then 'engraved' names on them with an old pen.
To cover the hair and finish the charms, I cut out pieces of plastic (just from things yoinked from the recycling) the right shape and size to slot in. This is where I screwed up a little since I tried to glue one piece in and it took off the paint! Oops! Obviously that charm was fixed at the back!
Booted! (Posted 31st July 2011)
Boot covers are sorted. I stuck with the cardboard option for the buckles--I seriously wasn't going to buy umpteen buckles at however much each for this part of the costume! The cardboard looks okay anyway, I just have to be careful not to bend the buckles lol
All I have left to do on this is the wig and the belt thingy (which I started on today)
Boot it (Posted 28th July 2011)
Started on boot covers. Have never made any before and am going completely by guesswork! So far they look okay, though they're being held together mostly by pins, at the moment.
Get yer coat... (Posted 24th July 2011)
At LAST I finished the coat! Also made the grey scarf/sash/thing and started on the hat! The hat is nearly finished but took a lot of messing about with fabric to figure it out. Thought my brain would explode XD
Like a straitjacket but not (Posted 17th July 2011)
Finally started this costume! Today I made the main part of the coat. With the super-long sleeves it has a bit of a straitjacket appearance!