Tsupo
 


Costume :Mahmut
Variant :Volume 2 Cover
Source :Shoukoku no Altair
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Ayacon 2011


Costume Photos

Japan Expo 2012

Cosplay Fever: Screen Clip

Child of Türkiye

The Eagle General

Reference

 


Costume Information

General
Awards : Ayacon Cosplay Award 2011
Time Taken : Around 2 weeks, juggling Ciel and fighting procrastination.

Description
Eagle General Mahmut and Poison General Zaganos, worn at Ayacon 2011!

Mahmut- Tsupo
Zaganos- Yukioto

I actually cosplayed Mahmut for the sole reason of getting more people into Shoukoku no Altair (I've yet to meet anyone who recognised me or even knew about the series that I hadn't introduced it to). It's one of my all time favourite mangas and it was only until I realised how much work it would be that I decided to enter the cosplay competition at Ayacon to give myself motivation so I could do him justice!

I was incredibly lucky with all aspects of this cosplay. I found a fabric that I was really happy with (dull in colour so it didn't look too modern, heavy enough to tailor a jacket yet light enough to drape and with an expensive sheen that didn't look 'synthetic shiny' [my pet peeve] for just £4 a metre.

The Eagle and talons were just paper mache covered in paperclay- hand detailed and then hand painted using mainly acrylics and gold leaf. The details on the Talons were Children's decorative material glue with embedded pearls and strung pearls wound around. They actually weren't very heavy at all- but the long cuts of fabric wound around the base hat and turban were! It ended up giving me pretty sore neckache (Sorry if I was a bit grumpy at Ayacon- this is why + a huuuge hangover from the night before- I blame Yuki giving me straight vodka in a water bottle)


There are a few details that I want to finish and hopefully will be doing so this year, as well as dulling the eagle so the gold isn't so bright, like in the reference.

I loved being Mahmut (minus when I was asked to move seats and ended up not seeing the rest of the competition because the person behind me couldn't see the stage + walking into random objects because I forgot my head was a lot bigger than it used to be + when I totally walked off stage into some black curtain that apparently wasn't the exit and had to shuffle awkwardly out and felt like dying of embarrassment) and have plenty of his other outfits planned! I really appreciated all the support everyone gave me, too, because I was so nervous about making something so big! Massive love to Berniebear who helped me sew poppers on the night before and Yukioto who helped me edit my audio! (because I'm technologically retarded)

Showcased 19th February 2012

Comments

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Lettieeeee~~ *A*
This cosplay is the most amazing you've done yet! I am still in awe with that gigantic headdress of yours! Really fantastic job and a well deserved award!

by CrystalNeko on Monday, 2 January, 2012 - 23:33
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Yay you're on CosplayIsland!! this cosplay was epic!! the details are amazing and so well made you definitely deserved your award ^^

by Einmyria on Tuesday, 3 January, 2012 - 00:02
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So so beautiful!
This is such a well constructed cosplay, award very much deserved!

by TheStarlightFairy on Tuesday, 3 January, 2012 - 00:06
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Lettieeeee :) Loveee this cosplay!! <3

by Plasticsharkattack on Tuesday, 3 January, 2012 - 00:08
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I love this so much! The head piece is so stunning!

by JustPeachy on Tuesday, 3 January, 2012 - 00:31
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ahhh lettie! you got a cosplayisland :P *stalky stalk*

by InfiniteJester on Tuesday, 3 January, 2012 - 00:40
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I remember seeing you at Aya and you looked amazing!!! :D I love the detail put into it - the head dress is gorgeous! :)

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 3 January, 2012 - 12:36
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This was so amazing and stunning and gorgeous and gbyuilby everything <3

by Emzone on Wednesday, 4 January, 2012 - 00:12
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I absolutely loved this costume, fantastic stuff.

by KhaosKreator on Wednesday, 4 January, 2012 - 10:52
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This was awesome ^^ Really awesome work!

by BabemRoze on Wednesday, 4 January, 2012 - 11:53
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this is incredible! Utterly stunning

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 4 January, 2012 - 12:20
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Most amazing hat ever. This is a gorgeous costume.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 4 January, 2012 - 21:50
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Wow! Thank you so much everyone! I really appreciate it!

by Tsupo on Thursday, 5 January, 2012 - 22:38
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i saw this at aya, i had no idea what it was from but it looked amazing

by Leolarua on Thursday, 5 January, 2012 - 23:53
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Thanks! ^^

by Tsupo on Friday, 20 January, 2012 - 18:11
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Such a eye-catching design, and your plan worked - the minute I got back from Aya I looked up the manga, it's quite awesome :D I loved all the detail on this, so pretty and really impressive!

by Delusional on Sunday, 29 January, 2012 - 16:03
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Thank you so much :]
I'm glad you like it- such a amazing manga!

by Tsupo on Sunday, 29 January, 2012 - 20:18
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this is so amazing! so much detail ^^

by KawaiiKira on Sunday, 19 February, 2012 - 16:07
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Gratz on the showcase! :D

by Plummer on Sunday, 19 February, 2012 - 16:37
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I'm speechless O_O
Amaaaazing, well done on the showcase, this definitely deserves it!

by tripletriad on Sunday, 19 February, 2012 - 18:25
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congrats on the showcase!! totally deserves it!

by InfiniteJester on Sunday, 19 February, 2012 - 19:56
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Oh gosh, guys- thank you so much! >////////////<

by Tsupo on Sunday, 19 February, 2012 - 20:34
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C:<

THIS IS AMAZING AND I'M GLAD I DID IT.

by Clood on Sunday, 19 February, 2012 - 20:37
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you are so evil, but ilu c:

by Tsupo on Sunday, 19 February, 2012 - 20:40
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LETTIE, YOU ARE JUST AWESOME

by Plasticsharkattack on Sunday, 19 February, 2012 - 20:56
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Every single detail on this looks so beautifully crafted!!! :D

A big congrats on the showcase! Very well deserved!!!

by Psychoelle on Sunday, 19 February, 2012 - 22:06
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It was gonna happen! Well done!

by Manticore on Monday, 20 February, 2012 - 00:23
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This was so beautiful and detailed <3
I love that head piece <3

by SachikoYumi on Monday, 20 February, 2012 - 08:36
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Congrats on showcase my dear! :D You definitely deserved it :D

by Freyarule on Monday, 20 February, 2012 - 12:20
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Congrats on the showcase. Totally deserved.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 20 February, 2012 - 16:57
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I don't know the series, but that hat is the mst epic thing I've ever seen! *_* Well done on the showcase :D

by Lady Bahamut on Monday, 20 February, 2012 - 19:05
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gratz on the showcase!

by Leolarua on Tuesday, 21 February, 2012 - 17:46
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Thank you very much guys! :D

by Tsupo on Tuesday, 21 February, 2012 - 18:21
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YAY showcase!! xD

So so so deserved! One of my favourite cosplays ever :)

by Toshi-chan on Tuesday, 21 February, 2012 - 18:55
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Ahh! >////< Thank you so much! ^^

by Tsupo on Tuesday, 21 February, 2012 - 19:42
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It looks amazing. The head piece is so interesting to look at

by Berserk667 on Wednesday, 22 February, 2012 - 01:03
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This is such a beautiful costume hun! Fantastic work <3

by Littlegeeky on Wednesday, 22 February, 2012 - 15:20
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Thank you! ^^

by Tsupo on Thursday, 1 March, 2012 - 11:51