|Time Taken :||30 days|
|1st paragraph is just me telling a long story of how I chose to go as Neo Aqua Madoor. Pretty insignificant, so you can skip if you like :)|
Funny story behind choosing this guy. If you can be bothered to hear about it, then read on! I was originally going to go as "Kai" from beyblade, but his massive silver fringe and flat blue hair at the back caused complications. So my interest moved onto an old and pretty bad yu-gi-oh card called "Sand Gambler". I really like this guy. He looks cool, suave and easy to do, but that's where the real problem arose, TOO easy to do. Basically just a tuxedo and i'm done. Also, I'm sure there are a lot of characters in the anime world who wear suits, leading to a very embarrising situation where I could be recognized as some guy I have never heard of before XD. Okay, Kai was to hard and sand Gambler was too easy. I was looking through my yu-gi-oh card collection (yes, I am quite a big fan of the card game :P) and there he was! NEO AQUA MADOOR!
Now then, onto to this costume!
I chose this guy mainly because he hasn't been done before (according to cosplay island) and he's actually a pretty good card. Also, he looks AWESOME! HIS CLOTHES ARE AWESOME! HIS PICTURE IS AWESOME! HIS HAIR IS AAAAAWSOOOOME! And hopefully, I'll look that awesome at the 2011 October London Expo!
|Silver spray for belts||Medium||Complete|
|Yellow glass paint||Medium||Complete|
|Silver hair spray||£2.00||Bought|
|Silver spray for belts||£2.00||Bought|
|Red finger nails||£0.99||Bought|
Update on sssssstuff (Posted 27th October 2011)
Right! Just done the blue shin-pads. Made with paper mache. The spiky collar is in progress. Made the template with paper mache (what else) and some fabric will be attatched to that. Got the little choker he's wearing. Found some boots in the cupboard (not great but they'll do). Made his silver belt by spray painint a black belt silver, then drawing lines on it with a felt-tip pen. Only the collar to do then! :D
Nails and cape (Posted 25th October 2011)
Nails arrived this morning and cape is done. He's almost complete >:)
Mask is FINISHED! *practically* (Posted 18th September 2011)
Well, here it is. :D Might just add a few more layers of paint for the eyes so they're just...better. lol
Lower body (Posted 5th September 2011)
Can't see it...lol. However, in episode 3 of "yu-gi-oh capsule monsters" it (luckily) shows a full image (except the feet, DAMN!) of neo aqua madoor and I saw that he is wearing black tight-fitting trousers AND, interestingly, blue shin guards. Planning on making those from carboard to save some money. As for the shoes...I guess I'll just have to use some imagination. Saw some nice black gothic boots in a charity shop. Might get them.
Mask (Posted 3rd September 2011)
Have started making the mask. Got shape by cutting it out of a cereal box. Am now papier-macheing it for strength. Will upload a pic when I have painted it and done the eyes.
Clothes around the house (Posted 2nd September 2011)
I already had some black jeans which should do the trick for the trousers. But will continue to look for a cheap pair of black leather trousers instead. Now that would make it so much cooler. Found some black belts which I will spray paint silver for his metal-looking belts around his waist. Also found a black strap (I think it's a blind-fold XD) to wear around the stomach.
Shirt (Posted 1st September 2011)
Ordered a long sleeve mocha coloured shirt online for about £8. The size of it is too small for me but that's exactly what I want, because I need my muscles to show through the shirt, just like Neo aqua madoor in the picutre. Just one problem though, I'm not as ripped as he is 0_0 Just one solution though...MUST WORK OUT! :P
Hair (Posted 1st September 2011)
Was testing with hair gel to see how high up I could get my hair and was very pleased with the results. :) Ordered some silver hair spray online for about £2. So that's the hair covered. The AWESOME HAIR!!! :D