HystericalDame
 


Costume :Razputin
Variant :Steampunk, feminine
Source :Psychonauts
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2009


Costume Photos

Test run in Hyde Park

Progress without jacket

Boots

Costume Design

IMPROVISE!

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : A bit over £100 (Thanks, customs, for making my wig half of that <_<)
Awards : Prize at Hyde Park Xmas cosplay meet-up!
Time Taken : Added up, a couple of weeks.

Description
Have been wanting to cosplay Raz ever since I played Psychonauts, which is one of my all-time favourites games. However, whilst browsing goggles on ebay for ideas, I kept running into steampunk-associated items, which is where I began to get the idea of taking a new look at the costume.

Comments

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Psychonauts RULES

by sjbonnar on Friday, 21 November, 2008 - 04:04
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Hear Hear.

"My name is... LIIIINNDAAAAAA!"
"What a magical lady :)"

by HystericalDame on Friday, 21 November, 2008 - 09:31
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"Look out, he's headed for the orphanage!"
*SMASH*
"It's okay everyone, that wasn't the orphanage!"
*SMASH*
"Oh no! The orphanage!"
*SMASH*
"and that was the orphanage... for PUPPIES!"

...

So yeah, I approve heartily of this costume coming into existence, make it so XD

by nert on Saturday, 22 November, 2008 - 23:33
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It's already on its way 8D I ordered my goggles and scarf from eBay today (I've been puzzling for a while what to do about Raz's bright green jumper - steampunk being mainly centred around the victorianish era, bright green jumpers were not particularly common. So, in the end, I have compromised by ordering a bright green stripy scarf, which I'll probably wear normally as it's just too cool. And then I'm putting that over a white shirt, and either a corset or waistcoat.

"--Although over time my husband will desire me less sexually, he will always enjoy my pies--"

by HystericalDame on Monday, 24 November, 2008 - 02:05
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Test run looks epic ^_^

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 23 December, 2008 - 10:52
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^__^ Thanks Sean! As you can see there's a lot to work on, but still, I'm glad I found drawbacks now than the week before expo!

by HystericalDame on Wednesday, 24 December, 2008 - 03:15
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I finally played this for the first time last night :D

Awesome cosplay! :)

(I secretly want to to cosplay Raz too though i think ^^;)

by Manjou on Monday, 12 January, 2009 - 09:51
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I freaking love this! Psychonauts does not get enough love!!! Would you rewear it if I got my Agent Vordello cosplay done?

by perfectly_purple on Friday, 5 February, 2010 - 20:55
 

To-Do List

Hat BaseHighComplete
Go to Primark, buy shirt, maybe boots, possibly look for a bag that could be adapted to save time.HighComplete
JacketHighComplete
Try on combat boots, test comfort. If uncomfortable, buy comfy boots.HighComplete
TrousersHighComplete
Buy GogglesHighComplete
Buy ScarfHighComplete
Buy WigHighComplete
Finish, fine tune and tidy everything!HighPlanned
Corsety/Waistcoaty ThingMediumComplete
GlovesMediumComplete
Ear piecesMediumComplete
Attach Ear PiecesMediumPlanned
Line trousers, jacket and corsetMediumPlanned
PatchesLowComplete
BagLowIn Progress
BaconLowPlanned
Cobweb DusterLowPlanned

Journal

Test run! (Posted 22nd December 2008)

Ok, after finishing the necessary pieces, I took them for a test run to a cosplay meet.

1) MUST LINE THE TROUSERS! Having just fleece on your skin is a sweaty nightmare, I shall line them with that satiny lining stuff. Anything will be an improvement. However, as trousers, they were comfy, and worked fine! No other alterations required!

2) TIDY JACKET AND ADD POCKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had no time to cut loose threads and such. It's fine in general, just needs some general neatening up. And pockets are a must: I refuse to spend another day rummaging in a bag every few minutes.

3) LINE CORSET. Waaaaaay too sweaty D:

4) ADD EAR PIECES TO HAT. I ran out of time.

5) PAINT GOGGLES. Again, time.

6) SEW PATCHES, AND VELCRO FASTENINGS TO BAG. This was really a rush job - it still worked, but needs a more convenient opening system, and the velcro which I hastily glued on just came off straight away.

Since this isn't too much, I'll have it done for May :D I'm going to take a break from cosplaying until after my birthday in February now. I need some time to relax, and concentrate on college work.

Jacket (Posted 13th December 2008)

I have all the main pieces cut, and it's part pinned. I'm going to have to concentrate on college work for the next couple of days, but as soon as that's handed in on Monday, I'll get sewing solidly. (This needs to be finished to a wearable standard for next weekend.)

Progress (Posted 11th December 2008)

So far I have the trousers and corset officially complete. The hat still needs the ear pieces sewing on, but it's nearly there. The shirt and scarf are pre-bought due to time limitations, the cosplay meetup's in under 2 weeks. Depending on the weather as it gets to May, I may need to rethink some of the costume anyway, as this thing is roasting.

Making good progress (Posted 5th December 2008)

I've only got about 2 weeks till the cosplay picnic, but I only have one major piece left to make the costume at least wearable, which is the jacket. However, I'm hoping to get a lot more done than that. Currently I'm making the corset/bustier thingy, am gonna move onto the jacket after that.

Trousers are go! (Posted 26th November 2008)

Started cutting and sewing them today, making good headway! They're now wearable, all I have left to do is sew on the waistband (to prevent the indecency of them falling down LOL), hem the bottoms, and... lol I think that's it. In the picture, those boots I'm wearing are not my Raz boots, they are my Oki boots. They really don't work for Raz at all, do they? xD But I needed to test how the trousers worked with boots. I'm quite pleased so far! They're very warm and comfy, the downside being they squeak a lot, thanks to the leather!