Limegreenjelly
 


Costume :Len Kagamine
Variant :Fleeting Moon Flower
Source :Vanan'ice
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2011


Costume Photos

Vanan'Ice hitting the stage

In the moment

Playing the crowd

In concert

Silent Flower

Mesmerising Kaito

Playing as one

Vanan'Ice Once Again

Elegantly Enticing

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Costume Information

General
Cost : £90
Time Taken : 3 Months

Description
For a group with Ayame as Gackupo and Kirisakimax as Kaito possibly for Ayacon
First crossplay, however somewhat slightly girly...

Hand painting takes so long XD, it's incredibly comfy I recommend Hakama to everyone... O.o Can't wait to test wear Len at Expo with Ayame, and once Kirisakimax finishes her we will be a completed Vanan'Ice :D

Will be painting the guitar another time as we felt wierd doing our full costumes without our Kaito, so look out for us at another convention ;)

Comments

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Wow! Love the design. looking forward to seeing your group.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 22 March, 2011 - 08:05
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I am sooooo excited XD You are going to look amazing <3

by Ayame on Tuesday, 22 March, 2011 - 18:53
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Wig is lookin beautiful. I should be starting mine next week XD

by Ayame on Wednesday, 29 June, 2011 - 21:57
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good job on the wig

by Defrain on Thursday, 30 June, 2011 - 05:43
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love the wig, cant wait to see pics of this ^^

by Neverforever on Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 - 09:06
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I love the pattern on the sleeves- that bubblegum pink floral pattern! Did you paint it? If so: wow!

by Sammykins on Friday, 7 October, 2011 - 10:26
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O: How did I miss this!!!??? You and the group look amazing!!!! I love the detail! You look so beautiful x

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 2 November, 2011 - 13:01
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wow really cool. It must have taken ages

by yami-no-neko on Wednesday, 2 November, 2011 - 16:39
 

To-Do List

ObiHighComplete
Hand Paint All DetailsHighComplete
TopHighComplete
HakamaHighComplete
Wig and AccessoriesMediumComplete
SleevesMediumComplete
ShrugMediumComplete
Shoes and SocksLowComplete
GuitarLowComplete
Blind fold and FanLowComplete
Nail VarnishLowComplete
Blue Contact LensesLowComplete

Journal

Guitar (Posted 15th January 2012)

My guitar is now hanging in the garage with a white gloss paint covering on it, dad did spray the guitar string part and the plug in for the lead gold however we are going to spray hammerite gold smooth instead on the metal as the gold dad has sprayed will scratch off the parts.

Will also be getting some gloss black paint to finish the other couple of parts on the guitar, then the neck will be softly sanded and varnished with a darker shade to make it look almost black and the frets will be made Gold... :) Hope this works...

Will not be modifying the guitar purely because I would like to use it for other costumes like Imitation Black and Lost Memory :) Will be photoshopping still the pink on the guitar :)

Taking things bit too far (Posted 6th January 2012)

Guitar is now stripped, here's hoping that it will be a easy restoration and re-modelling otherwise me and dad are going to be in trouble. The colour scheme is white, gold, black... the pink will be photoshopped in later as i would like to use the guitar for other Vanan'ice costumes including Imatation black and Loveless.

The Little Things, The Little Things (Posted 3rd January 2012)

Found my guitar I want to make into Len's and re-styled his wig as his wig didn't really survive last time as he was styled long before I wore him...

Going to try and bribe dad to help me again with my guitar, A southern comfort and a box of liquorice alsorts should do the trick ;)

UPDATE: Wig been restyled... with extensions and everything so hopefully is looks more like Lens and less like a mess xD

Rewear (Posted 2nd November 2011)

Will be making Guitar during the break now, and will be buying a longer braid for Len's hair so you can actually see it XD and new yellow nail polish as mine was horrible to put on ¬_¬ it dried too quickly. Hopefully I will have blue eyes for his costume next time... Small things but worth the changes.

Flower Power (Posted 24th October 2011)

Finally done all the painting on Len ^.^ Happy times got a few little things to do now including putting black satin on the bottom of the Hakama and sewing up the shrugs. Hopefully this should be done tonight then I can carry on with my other bits and bobs tomorrow and wednesday night.

Did a make up test last night and it went rather well.
Not colouring my eye brows though XD It was really wierd looking.

Painting, painting, MORE painting (Posted 18th October 2011)

this is a never ending challenge O.o Its been 3 weeks of non stop painting with Ayame to get these costumes worthy for wear. We aren't going to be doing out guitars as our Kaito couldn't make it to Expo this time round, we will be doing them for another time... Not wearing these for one showing XD that painting has nearly killed us both.

Still got some painting on the shrug and the Hakama, hopefully wont take me long now to finish it off. Got a few roses to make, then this costume should be sorted for Sunday ^^ I got to also grey wash my shoes.

Painting has begun (Posted 13th September 2011)

Starting pencilling out some of the paint work on Len Kagamine and now the bow for the obi is ready for painting. Got the shoes painted, however not really happy with the outcome at the moment.

Going to try and sort the sleeves tomorrow night, so pencils will need to be sharpened, and the sleeves need to be sewn up as well. Got the braid in the hair done, and the chopsticks are on their way to be modified slightly into his chopsticks.

Guitar needs to be found so that progress can get started as soon as possible. Going to have a painting session on the weekend of the 25th Sept so hoping hakuma will be painted.

Still needs to get black satin for the shrug that goes around Len, so much work to do but we are ploughing slowly through

Fleeting Flower is reborn (Posted 25th August 2011)

Been making this slowly since Kitacon. The wig was first of all, then bits and pieces were made with some of the fabrics I already had in my house. I did try and do the top first. We screen printed some of the design onto yellow cotton to all the yellow detaisl on the costumes.

However the design was slightly wrong for my costume and hand painted some of my details on, but I made a mess so the top needs re-doing. After a break I got some red and black satin which I've made Hakama and the Obi for the costume. The shoes were brought in Weymouth, and socks soon followed.

Already had nail polish, fan and blind. Currently thinking of buying a few coloured chalk pencils to make lines to help me paint, will be using printing ink where possible all little details will be done in fabric paint.

Asked my dad about my Guitar upstairs in our loft, and he is willing to spray it for me :) Hopefully maybe able to shape the guitar as well.