|Cost :||£138... So Far >_>|
|I decided to do somthing "Traditional"...|
So here's something from a Hentai doujinshi >_>
/Is not a letch
WHY DID THIS COST SO MUCH?!?
COMPLETED! Just XD
And everything par the cloth and shoes has now gone forever... I left them at the expo! ( Tokyo Toys was selling my bow for £8 at one point XD )
Revived for the May 2010 London MCM expo. I'll have a LOT more props including; scrolls, prayer sticks, a metal water canister, and HOPEFULLY a dead duck!
Total spent for 2010:
£4 (Tatami straw fabric)
£3 (Red felt)
£3 (String for bow)
£10 BUDGET USED. NO MORE SPENDING!
Forsooth! For he is stricken down by demons! Run in fear for he shall slay ye!
|3 Foot Tall Hat||High||Complete|
|Torso Under Back||High||Complete|
|Torso Under Front||High||Complete|
|Arrows & Quivver||Medium||Complete|
|Under Clothing Kimono Thingie||Low||Complete|
New Props (Posted 20th May 2010)
Yet another antique to carry around with me!
This is a VERY thick brass bell that has a loud ring to it that resonates for quite a while so it'll be easy to hear in the excel.
It's also going on the front of my boat afterwards! :D
New Stuff (Posted 19th May 2010)
I've now made two bags to hang from my waist.
I've gone along the lines of thinking; "If this is a travelling monk, wouldn't his items be worn and tatty?".
So, one bag is crudely stitched together and rough. The other is held together with dried grass!
I also have a large opium pipe (unused xD) and a nice scroll (which is Chinese so I will hide the text).
Bugger :// (Posted 9th May 2010)
Some water fell on the arrows (condensation from the windows) so I have to do them again =_=
Thankfully it was only two of them.
Sleeves Finished. (Posted 2nd May 2010)
Blimey, these too ages!
I've changed (from the old design);
The sleeves are now sewn to the under kimono to keep them in place (instead of Velcro), the grey kimono cloth has been added, I've used some elastic to hold the sleeves upright when I wear them, and the interfacing is now slightly longer.
Sleeves and Under Kimono - 2 (Posted 29th April 2010)
Plenty of wondaweb going into attaching these >_>;
(That stuff is expensive!)
The Descent Into Madness (Posted 29th April 2010)
After re-re-re-re-re-reading the doujinshi, I noticed that the character becomes progressively unhinged as the story progresses. I've chosen to reflect that in was as thus;
Sleeves and Under kimono (Posted 29th April 2010)
Are NEARLY finished 8D
Offerings bowl (Posted 25th April 2010)
It must be my lucky day! I've just been given a small wicker bowl that'll be perfect for an offerings bowl. I just need a small amount of yen in spare change to glue to the bottom of it!
Bugger :/ (Posted 11th April 2010)
Just broke my bow. I will now take £10 out of my birthday money to buy some more wood / string ://///////
Felt pens :/ (Posted 9th April 2010)
Drawing on feathers has to be one of the most BORING LABORIOUS TASKS IN THE WHOLE OF HUMAN HISTORY!
Pens :///// (Posted 6th April 2010)
Still can't find them :/
Scroll (Posted 30th March 2010)
I found two small curtain poles in a skip at the boatyard, so I can now make the scroll he has, I'll just pop down to my old job and have a nice picture of the heroine printed on some canvas 8D
(Also, I am not spending ANY money on this cosplay, it is made completely from leftover scraps and bits that I can find / get from people)
Pens :/ (Posted 29th March 2010)
The pens I used for the artwork on the flights seem to have disappeared :/
I don't have enough money to buy any more so I'm going to rip the boat apart to find them.
New hat 8D (Posted 26th March 2010)
I now have a new hat, it also has a chinstrap just in case it's windy when I go outside (it hides inside the hat if not needed).
I've also changed the shape of it so that it doesn't come down to my eyebrows like the previous one, it's also MUCH lighter and has a fabric with a natural pattern. (It's also not completely smooth like the last one, it now looks rustic and handmade like an original cloth hat)
17 Arrows... Red! (Posted 26th March 2010)
I've glued some felt onto the arrows to give them that red band at the top, just below the flight.
It looks good from the front but crap from behind :/
17 Arrows... Fletched! (Posted 23rd March 2010)
Took quite a while, made of buckram and stuck on with hot glue (I couldn't stick them on in two separate pieces / cut the wood as it looked unclean from the front)
They now need to be painted / illustrated.
Tatami! (Posted 22nd March 2010)
I've now made a straw mat that looks like a Tatami (traditional Japanese floor MAT) so I can stand on it a pose! ( Hopefully people will throw money at me 8D )
I AM REVIVED! (Posted 21st March 2010)
I'm re-making this for the London 2010 May Expo (Sunday).
I'll have the full 17 arrows (like the illustration) and a lot more props to hang from the belt (water canister, prayer stick, etc)
HUZZAH~! (Posted 14th May 2009)
I GOT THE ARROWS ON ME!
I've managed to get the arrows to sit correctly, through looping a cloth belt inbetween them and the quivver and then securing it to my back~!
It quickly detatches in the event of an emergancy (on-coming crowd XD) and it's very comfortable!
IRON DAG NABBIT, IRON!!! (Posted 12th May 2009)
THE CREASES WON'T IRON OUT! >_________________________<;;;
Home Made Geta! (Posted 11th May 2009)
I WAS going to buy some geta, but they were very expensive ¬_¬
So... I went and hunted around the boatyard, FOUND some wood and made them! :D
They were completely free and RECYCLED! (As we know how bloody important that is ¬_¬)
80% Done (Posted 5th May 2009)
Argh, this stuff is a bugger to iron =_=
/Personally doesn't like it now as he thinks it looks untidy ¬_¬
Bow and Arrow Combo! (Posted 5th May 2009)
17 arrows = Too many XD
It turned out that with the 17 arrows that I had planned to use, wouldn't actually fit on the quivver... >>;
So! I'm now using 10 XD
The quivver was very easy to do, a few holes were cut in it and I then thread some string through them to keep the arrows in shape. It's turned out a LOT bigger than I thought it would, maybe too big for the expo O_0
Torso Front (Posted 28th April 2009)
Notice the torso front... It has an opening which is tied back...
I DID have this shape, but now I'm cheating XD;;;
I went down to a dry cleaners to borrow a trouser press, I've put in a REALLY defined pleat, to give the effect of it being folded over. I founnd a button that looked like a knot, and just added a trouser hook to hold it in place!
It looks a bit off, but with the little time I have left... It'll do! XD
GIGANTIC SLEEVES! (Are quite small ¬_¬) (Posted 28th April 2009)
Due to the little mis-hap... I havn't got much fabric left, so the size of the sleeves isn't as big as they were before -_-
The hard bit of making them stand up is over and completed! I'm VERY happy with what I did to keep them like that! ^^
It's made by ironing in extremely stiff double sided interfacing, the sleeves are then attached to my undersleevs via velcro. Thus giving the view of them being "unsupported".
^_^ It's getting better, slowly... XD
The Hat! (Posted 28th April 2009)
I thought this would be hard! But... IT TOOK 10 MINUTES! XD
It's made from; Wire mesh, string, double sided tape & pleather.
I basically folded the mesh around my head to make the shape, tied it together, covered it in abolut 25 meters of double sided tape and then stuck on the pleather! It's glued together at the back to keep it taught.
I'm very happy with it! Only drawback though... IT'S HEAVY! And with it being 3 foot tall it sways about a bit!
I'm going to have fun walking with it XD;;;
Urgle... (Posted 28th April 2009)
I've started again... And I'm having to cut corners left, right and center... ;_;
I face the problem of not having enough time to line the fabric, etc... So in other words... It looks crap ¬_¬
Ah, this might not be my best cosplay, and I've got so much more to do... I do hope that I don't disappoint anyone who was looking forward to seeing it! >_<;;;
Woe is me ;_; (Posted 14th April 2009)
No, no, no, no!
I was sewing... On the treadle... And the fabric was pulled into the flywheel for the foot pedal... IT'S RIPPED... EVERYTHING!
The Quivver! (Posted 3rd March 2009)
Is a £2 corner shelf from B&Q!
I'm going to make a cloth pocket for it to sit in and then glue the arrows to the shelf!
(But I HATE the arrows... They are IMPOSSIBLE to fletch neatly! >_< )
Huh? How Do Those Sleeves Hang Like That?!? (Posted 3rd March 2009)
Take a gander at the sleeves... The seem to "hang upwards" with an air gap in between them and the "undersleeves"... >>;
I'm planing of fusing it... Alot... And then using bottles upon bottles of starch to keep them like that...
My main worry is... Will it stay like that whilst I travel to the expo? Methinks not... Oh joy =____________________________________=
Hello, I'd Like This Roll Of Fabric Please *Grins* (Posted 3rd March 2009)
O_o... - Was the responce of the teller at the end of the counter... When I bought the ENTIRE roll of 12 meters of white fabric... For only £22.49!
Yes... I WILL need that much! (I have to double line EVERYTHING, so there are 4 meters of fabric just in the sleeves O_O!)
The fabric I belive it curtain lining... It's VERY soft and smooth... And once ironed it won't crease when I move... PERFECT!
Now... To sewing! (With a semi-broken treddle... It's running TWICE AS SLOW AS BEFORE!)
Poofy Trousers! (Posted 27th February 2009)
Notice the trousers... o_o
I'm pondering on making HUGE baggy trousers and then filling them with bean bag fillings! I just don't hope they burst at the expo >>;
I DO love the idea that when I walk they;ll go "shush shsu shus" (like walking in the snow...) They would probably generate static electricity too! So I'll be shocking all the free huggers I see! :D
Cosplaying a H Character? (Posted 27th February 2009)
Hmm... I THOUGHT this would be simple!
I WAS WRONG!
This is so hard it's unbelivable!
Because everything is on show, you can't use anything to hide the seams... Or cheat. So this cosplay has to be made "real clothes" style... Urk >>;
I'm happy with the bow. Very happy XD It's HUGE too and it works!
/Is under orders not to fire arrows at the expo >>;
Oh yes, the arrows... Well, they are about 3 feet long and the fletching is "fun" to do... (Damn glue won't stick without melting the feathers or leaving a giant smudge ><) I've also got to figure out how to get the arrows to sit like that in a cloth quivver... Any ideas?
I'll be putting in as much work as I can ASAP to try and get everything neat and tidy XD