|..Because I want one of those twirly ribbon thingys to play with... ^_^ |
Luke.. aka - ryukredapples.. is doing his Ranma Saotome for May Expo. Ahhh my namesake. How could I resist? Kodachi...why do I keep picking the psychotic femme fatal types!? ^^
This is for Sun up to lunch time. We want to get some pics and purely have fun (not entering these into masquerade). Then after lunch I will change into my masquerade costume for the competition. So if ya wanna catch Kodachi and Ranma you have to find us early on in the day.
Update: 7 June 2011 - Expo cosplay
Sorry that I ran out of time to add the black edging to the leotard. Altering the neckline had to be dropped too because of bewb coverage. So I just wore the leotard as bought in the end. Im glad I got to cosplay Kodachi and we had fun with our Ranma photoshoot outside the Excel. I was surprised how natural and at ease I felt wearing this costume. It was very comfortable to wear esp those gym slippers. Playing with the ribbon twirler out in the open air was fun too.
I didnt notice any strange looks so Im assuming I pulled it off enough. ^^
ryukredapples - Ranma boy type
Manga Girl - Ranma Girl type (and taking photos)
Fables for taking photos
and Nert for taking photos
Finished Roses (Posted 7th June 2011)
These are the finished Roses, after several coats of purple ink.
Black Rose (Posted 13th May 2011)
Kodachi has a thing for black roses ..actually they are more a dark purple.. So using some artists ink watered down a bit I painted the violet colour onto the red roses. The silk flower fabric really soaked up the colour well and turned the roses a reddy purple. So I applied a coat of just blue. Now the roses are very dark purple. :) Tommorow they will be completely dry and I will see how the colour looks in the daylight.
scented roses (Posted 12th May 2011)
Somebody mentioned parylising boquets of flowers??
leotard (Posted 7th May 2011)
..and here trying out the leotard with my white canvas dance/gym shoes. Obv my legs wont look as long and anime in these. They are very comfy though. ^^
leotard (Posted 6th May 2011)
The fabric I ordered arrived, but is a lot more blue green in real life. hmmm. Thats why it is always better to go to a market and see the fabric for real.
So instead, and because is ticking to Expo, I decided to buy a green leotard off eBy. And this is it. Im so pleased. ^_^ The colour is beautifull and the fabric is really soft. So all I need to do now is add the black edging detail with some black stretch lycra.
I tried the leotard out with white heels, cuz Im a glamour puss *_*, ..and also with my canvas gym shoes..
finished ribbon twirler (Posted 5th May 2011)
I finished making up my ribbon twirler ..3m of wide ribbon plus a Prym eyelet.
Gymnastics ribbon twirler (Posted 2nd May 2011)
Still waiting for the fabric to arrive, so I set about making my ribbon twirler. I used a piece of wooden dowel, the turnbuckle and metal bits are taken from a keyring - I just removed the plastic toy and screwed the eye into the end of the dowel. I believe they need some loose linkage like this on the end to keep the streamer from tangling.
Just need to buy some ribbon now, stick an eyelet in the end and attach it.
Kodachi wig styling - first experiment (Posted 29th April 2011)
This is my quick experiment at styling my long Nehelenia wig - I can see why Luke thought Kodachi was gonna be difficult to style now!
For this experiment I just dragged the hair around to one side, stuck a clam clip thingy on the back to hold it in place and tied some of it up on the side as high as I could. I dont think it looks bad. Pony tail is waaay too long but the look is getting there imo. At least this can be my back up plan if I cant get any closer..