Cosplayer: sjbonnar

Variant: Gijinka

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Ayacon 2011

10th August 2011: First Layer of Papier Mache DONE! Another layer or two then PAINT!

Does it look like a Kakuna to anyone else...?

10th August 2011: Final Shape Ok, so the final shape of the horn (more angular than I'd like...) and I've covered the duct tape with masking tape as I plan on papier macheing it later and I know from experience that papier mache doesn't cling to duct tape.

9th August 2011: Taking Shape Ok, so the thing is starting to take shape now. Cut my fingers to ribbons on loose bits of wire...not fun LOL


8th August 2011: Work Begins on the Conch Horn Ok, so I started work on the horn... the base I was planning to use fell through so got wire mesh and decided to make a shape out of that.

It's so much stronger than I remember!

6th August 2011: BAH! New Fabric Still haven't heard back from the fabric place so I took matters into my own hands. Went out and decided instead of Polyester I'd go for an off-white Cotton Drill. Got a bi-stretch variant so it has some give. I'd hate to ruin the coat just because it doesn't move well with me ^_^'

28th July 2011: Wig, Earmuffs, Scarf and Rope Just a shot of some of the things I have so far!

Sorry for the blurriness!

27th July 2011: Rope sorted! One of the odd things I've been sorting is the thick, braided rope which Itegami wears to hold his conch horn.

18th July 2011: Scarf Gods, I've been working on the oddest things lately to get this sorted LOL After the fiasco with the fabric I've gotta send that back and get new stuff so now I'm focussing on things that aren't the coat. Got the scarf sorted now, just need to do a bit more sewing on it ^_^

It's two bought scarves that I've had to modify to suit the length and style but almost done!

15th July 2011: FABRIC RAGE the fabric that I ordered showed up...and it's black ¬_¬

HOW FAR FROM WHITE CAN YOU GET!? The seller's response? "Sometimes it happens." ¬_¬ But they are swapping it thankfully.

GRR! Delayed!

5th July 2011: WIG! The wig arrived and is pretty nice, needs a little bit of styling and it'll be sorted!

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eternal_aranel - 15th June 2011
Fur coat in the middle of summer. lulwut!
Thank you for doing this!! It will be amazing! I'm so excited!!! :DDD

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sjbonnar - 15th June 2011

Oh not at all! I really wanted to do Itegami so I was so happy when it seemed he was available again!

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Anonymous - 16th June 2011
:D Awesome!! I can't wait to see this~

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sjbonnar - 16th June 2011
Thank you very much! Here's hoping I don't mess up LOL

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Kitticus - 16th June 2011
Such an amazing outfit! Shame i wont be able to see it person but i look forward to following progress and seeing the final piece in photos ^^

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sjbonnar - 16th June 2011
Aww thank you ^_^ I'll do my best!

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nanahara - 16th June 2011
awsome to have you on board man ^^

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sjbonnar - 16th June 2011
Aww thanks dude. It'll be awesome to finally cosplay with you ^_^

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Angel_of_Algebra - 16th June 2011
Wow, I do not envy you. XD Mine isn't anywhere near as layered as this and I'm still like "DEAR GOD NO LINING I WILL MELT". This is really cool though, no pun intended.

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sjbonnar - 16th June 2011
LMAO No, I think most of us are looking at layers, I just think I got the short straw in terms of heat LOL Love him though! ^_^ (NO LINING ON THIS COAT PLZ! >_<)

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Toshi-chan - 17th June 2011
LIKE A BADASS!!! I cannot wait for this group xD

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sjbonnar - 17th June 2011
Haha thanks hun! I hope I live up to the rest of the amazing group O_O

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Whiteraven - 17th June 2011
I think this is gonna look pretty damn awesome =3 Can't wait

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sjbonnar - 20th June 2011
Thank you ^_^

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MysteriousFayth - 22nd June 2011
This is going to look awesome...we are going to look awesome =D

I love this outfit but will be very warm I think unless you cheat a bit. (Such a thing as a thin/light fabric that looks like winter clothing? XD)

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sjbonnar - 23rd June 2011
Oh I hope there is...I'll be looking carefully LOL And no way am I going to line that coat LMAO

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Ammy - 3rd July 2011
Can't wait to see!

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sjbonnar - 3rd July 2011
Aww thank you! I hope it lives up to expectations!

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Lady Bahamut - 3rd July 2011
Can't wait to see progress! X3 I love the designs!

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sjbonnar - 4th July 2011
I'm starting it soon ^_^' Very nervous!

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sjbonnar - 27th July 2011
I just hope I manage it ok! LOL

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JustPeachy - 29th July 2011
Ooo looking forward to seeing this! I love your wig!

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Amy-Lou - 29th July 2011
I like the chunky rope, did it come like that or did you twist smaller ones together?

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sjbonnar - 29th July 2011
Kawaii: Thank you very much ^_^
Amy: I tried doing one last failed miserably. Then I got the idea to try and find a barrier rope LOL

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Ranma1-2 - 30th July 2011
White hair..really suits you :) lookin good Sean.

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sjbonnar - 30th July 2011
Thanks Steve ^_^ And yeah, I love my white wigs actually LOL

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nanahara - 31st July 2011
nice to see this coming along man ^^

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sjbonnar - 31st July 2011
Thanks dude! I hope i live up to your awesome cosplaying skills as we're doing the walkway together LOL

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Toshi-chan - 2nd August 2011
shbfilsjdn PROGRESS!!!!

is so excited ^.^

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sjbonnar - 6th August 2011
Haha not much dear but I'm trying!

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Toshi-chan - 10th August 2011
Epic conch progress!! Sorry the balloons didn't work lol doesn't look like you need them though :)

how do you get papier mache to look so smooth!!?? 0.o

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eternal_aranel - 10th August 2011
Yes! :D

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sjbonnar - 10th August 2011
I...dunno ^_^' Just took a ridiculously long time smoothing it all over? ^_^'

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Jyagaimo - 10th August 2011
This looks really awesome :D

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sjbonnar - 11th August 2011
Thank you hun ^_^

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KiraraYumi - 23rd August 2011
Simply amazing! 8D

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Amy-Lou - 24th August 2011
You looked so good! What a snuggly fluffy costume :D

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Ino - 24th August 2011
You and all your Okami buddies looked amazing! I loved every minute of your Masquerade segment, it was so cool! *_*

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sjbonnar - 25th August 2011
Thank you guys so much ^_^

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Leonie Heartilly - 26th August 2011
You did a good job with this hun and it was amazing to get the whole group together!

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sjbonnar - 27th August 2011
Thanks hun and yeah Laura did amazingly well ^_^

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Lady Bahamut - 27th August 2011
You looked epic X3 As did all of you! :D

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sjbonnar - 29th August 2011
Aww thank you ^_^

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sjbonnar - 29th August 2011
Aww thank you ^_^

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FuriePhoenix - 29th August 2011
looks amazing!

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eternal_aranel - 29th August 2011
Thank you once again for being part of the group!!! You were amazing!! <3

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sjbonnar - 1st September 2011
Laura, I was honoured, seriously. Thank you so much!

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sjbonnar - 1st September 2011
Thanks Cez!

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Sephirayne - 4th September 2011
This was so much win. The group looked amazing.

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sjbonnar - 4th September 2011
Thank you so much hun! I was really worried I was going to let the group down...

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ElegantAura - 16th September 2011
Can't believe I hadn't commented on this sooner, this was an epic costume for an epic group and your prop was fantastic! <3

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sjbonnar - 17th September 2011
Aww thank you so much hun!

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Heorot - 19th June 2013
So nice to see some Okami cosplay, and done well! Love the make-up and group picture :)

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sjbonnar - 21st June 2013
Thank you! Was honoured to be featured on the official Capcom and Okami pages on FB recently!