|Ok... so I;ve been talking with FlyingMammal and there is no way I can do the version of Nikki Sixx in time for May Expo... soooooooooooooo we were talking it over and to still go with her Wednesday 13 I'm going to cosplay this amazing lady... my idol.. Kat Von D.|
You're probably thinking "HOW!? SHE HAS A FULL BODY SUIT!!" well, thats where we get really clever and creative...I will use my super awesome wet look leggings for this and my killer wedge shoes that I bought ages ago as they remind me of something that Kat would wear. Then I'll be focussing on her main tattoos such as her facial tats, her finger tats, her neck rose one and her 'Hollywood' with lipstick hip one.
I can use my biker jacket to cover my arms for the majority of the afternoon as the friday is a half day OR I can use fake tattoo sleeves... they wont be accurate but this is more for the fun of it that being completely accurate.
This is someone FlyingMammal has always wanted to see me cosplay, and a lot of my friends do call me Kat Von D when their not calling me Ariel XD! I look up to Kat a lot not only for her artist skills but as person- she's real on LA Ink... yeah she can be a bitch and in the wrong but at least she's not afraid to show that at times and to me that makes her more real than ANY of the so called 'reality tv show celebrities' on tv nowadays
UPDATE: Had a Blast being Kat for the day! Had to use old shoes of mine in the end as even my gold ones rubbed my heels so much they were bleeding before I even got to the train station! BUT BIG NEWS!! KAT VON D SAW ONE OF MY PHOTOS AND TWEETED ME ABOUT IT!!!!
"Kat Von D @thekatvond
@ArielCosplayer oh man! You totally pulled it off! Better than I do!"
HOLY FECKING HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NIGHT = MADE! Infact this has made my EXPO experience and all the pain on my feet sooooooooo worth it!!!!
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new shoes (Posted 14th May 2012)
Okay, so I've had to get new shoes....the shoes I WAS going to use, have started to break apart at the heel. Now I know what you're saying... "just get the heel glued back together in a shoe repairers" yeah I thought of that, but when I saw these new ones in Primark today, I began thinking.
They were down from £16 to £8, the incline from ball of foot to heel is a bit lower than my other ones, the sole on these new ones have a better grip type of sole, where as my others only have a wooden sole that is very flat and can be very slippy on non carpeted floor. Also, I was thinking of this main thing: Kat Von D is KNOWN for having ridiculous looking shoes and glittery ones in particular. I looked at them with a Kat Von D mindset, and knew they'd be overall better than my other ones.
So even though I couldn't afford them AT ALL, I went ahead and bought them anyway (with mom talking me into it!) I have also been a right mood just lately and needed retail therapy. So although off, I initially wanna say "omg these shoes are horrid!" but on I can't help but say "Omg I LOVE tese shoes and they make my feet look soooooo nice!" so yeah...
These are the new shoes I'll be wearing with my outfit for Kat Von D. Something else I thought of... they'll give my outfit a bit color too against the sharp black of my leggings and bandana.
Her hands tattoos (Posted 7th April 2012)
Now I know I wont be able to replicate all of her hand tattoos, BUT I found a guide to every tattoo she has on her hands, so I'll definitely do the knuckle ones on both hands.
Below is a guide to Kat von D’s hand tattoos:
Top of hand – All-seeing eye engulfed in a ribbon by Kiore Flatmo
Right palm - Heart by Oliver Peck