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|Rufus will be my first male cosplay, I was making him for our VP2 group for the London MCM Expo October 2011 but as that is no longer happening I will have him made for next year (2012).|
Although I am still playing through the game, Rufus is one of my favourite characters ^_^
Taken from Wiki:
Rufus is one of the main protagonists of Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria. The only half-elf in existence besides Odin, he refuses to accept his fate as a replacement vessel. He is an Archer.
Rufus is witty, enthusiastic and somewhat cocky, tending to keep an optimistic and relaxed attitude most of the time. However, his origins are a sore point for him. He greatly resents the gods and is, at first, understandably wary of Silmeria and other elves. He sympathizes with Alicia's plight and views her struggle as a chance to challenge his own destiny. Over the course of the game, he gains confidence and eventually accepts the responsibility of taking Odin's place of his own volition.
His feelings for Alicia evolve past simple camaraderie, but her choice to sacrifice herself to become the vessel for Valkyrie prevents the relationship from fully developing.
Rufus was born in the Forest of Spirits at an unspecified time. The circumstances of his conception are unknown, but he was raised much like a farm animal by the other elves. Designed as a spare body for Odin to use should his own ever become damaged or deteriorate, he was given the Ring of Mylinn, a distinctive red gem which kept him from ageing. He could also not remove it, as it would cause his soul to wither away.
Eventually growing tired of being treated like an object, he flees the Forest and roams Midgard in the hopes of discovering a way to escape Odin's influence. Hearing that King Barbarossa is planning to oppose the gods, he sets off for Solde to try to reach Dipan and try his luck there.
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|Buy head scarf||Low||Complete|
|Fingerless gloves||Low||In Progress|
|Ring of Mylinn||Low||In Progress|
|Boot detail||Low||In Progress|
|Beads and wig styling||Low||Planned|
|Detail on head scarf||Low||Planned|
|Ring of Mylinn||£2.99||Bought|
Lots of progress (Posted 12th May 2011)
I have tried the wig with the head scarf = awesome, so just the beads and detail on this to do.
I now have my boots to edit with the relevant detail.
I have also made a mini bow, the big bow is planned.
So the next step is the outfit itself.
Ring of Mylinn (Posted 4th May 2011)
Just found the perfect ring on ebay so this is now on its way too ^^
Hand gloves (Posted 4th May 2011)
Looking at the reference pictures Rufus has black looking gloves that are held by the middle finger and otherwise fingerless - I have just bought some long arm warmer type gloves that are fingerless of which I can shape into the correct style.
I have also today been looking at beads and a ring and this weekend I will be looking at fabric.
Waiting... (Posted 3rd May 2011)
Currently I am awaiting my wig and scarf to arrive, I am also figuring out how to make the bow and arrows (I have green paint now too!) also I need to get some beads from Hobbycraft or Workbox
Beads (Posted 28th April 2011)
The bead shop that was in my village has now closed and the online store is not yet up and running so I am hunting for beads now! I need red, blue and white for the hair beads
Wig on way (Posted 27th April 2011)
I have purchased the wig this morning ^_^ Can't wait for it to arrive! I can then put the scarf with the wig for some head shots
Purchase made (Posted 26th April 2011)
I have bought the scarf now, I am looking into the bow and arrow and have decided to make it, they are too expensive to buy!
Wig and head scarf (Posted 26th April 2011)
I think I have found the wig for Rufus, its 33 inches long but the colour goes so I am wondering whether to buy...
I have also found the head scarf which i can amend with detail... need to buy
Planning (Posted 19th April 2011)
Okay so today i have been planning out what im going to need as well as looking at different wigs, progress to follow!