|Worn to KitaCon 4 2012!|
I've wanted to cosplay Utena for years *A* finally decided to do her female movie version! This costume was being made by Shido of Paper Cranes to help advertise her stall! It was also used in Cosplay Chess at KitaCon!
I took care of the smaller pieces of this costume, including the wig, ring, gems, and the sword. It looked great at the con but unfortunately most of the resin and sculpey pieces got wrecked when I got back.. so most of the costume needs totally remaking :[
I love this costume though, I love how the wig looks even though it's not strictly accurate! The colours are so nice together~ and I looove the shoes I used <3
Sword Progress (Posted 11th April 2012)
So, some semblance of progress! The outfit is nearly done and I started work on the sword today- been busy working away on balsa wood and sculpey all day!!
So far it's just the main body, the handle/hilt piece will be made tomorrow! That's pretty much all that's left! it's pretty long (as per the reference) and the handle has all of the stem detailing and thorns. For my first real sword prop and first time working with wood I'm happy with this~! <3
I just hope I can get it all done in time.. ahahah! @_@"
Utena's Ring (Posted 1st April 2012)
Finished ring! I had some help from Shido with painting the motif since my hands are ridiculously shaky with details (and I'm terrible at painting) but it's all done now!
This is a sort of hybrid of the movie and series rings; the movie ring has some extra details (points at all 4 compass edges), which were added to the right and left of the ring. It's super hard finding any kind of silver signet ring -anywhere-, this was the only one I could find and modify and it left no space for the other points! But it's a nice compromise, I think!
Hopefully it looks alright though~ I'm really happy with it! <3
Utena's Sword (Posted 1st April 2012)
So, looking at art references the sword looked much easier.. but in the movie itself it's more like this.. seriously, the official art shows it looking more flat and with basic gems, not pretty rose details! More work more work!
It's so pretty though! I'm going to try make it for Kita (which hopefully I'll manage), it looks magnificent <3 the actual outfit still isn't done yet, but it should be for the con..! *fingers crossed*
Utena progress! (Posted 17th February 2012)
My wig for Utena arrived yesterday! It's totally the wrong shade of pink.. but eh, I like it anyway! It'll do for my first wear of this anyway, until I snap and order a better colour.
It's from MoeMall and a really nice soft milkshake, bad light in the photo haha. It's nowhere near orange. I tried it yesterday and trimmed the fringe to have the flick in the middle like in the movie, and it seems to have worked nicely!
I didn't have any makeup on for the quick test but I should be doing a makeup test for Utena soon ^^
I also got her shoes yesterday; they're kinda inaccurate as well, haha. I just want to jazz up her design I guess! I got heeled shoes instead of flats, all they need is the white to the front and back and the laces replacing.
Rest of this costume is being dealt with by Paper Cranes (Shido) for her stall at SunnyCon for promotion!