Kan-chan
 


Costume :Ashlotte!
Variant :Player 1
Source :Soul Caliber 4
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon 2009


Costume Photos

Kitacon

wiggish behaviour

Underdress!

Elbow template

Ashlotte Ref

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £40ish?
Time Taken : So very long...

Description
Going through all the Soul Caliber 4 characters, I saw so many I wanted to cosplay! But I decided on Ashlotte because it's such a wonderfully unique design!

Everything ended up going okay, as a whole. There's a few things I need to improve for may expo, and kitacon had too many narrow corridors and doorways for me to wear it for long.

I ended up taking the wire skirt off, in the end, which had broken slighlty by the end of the weekend. That will have to be improved.

My glooves fell apart T_T But the craft foam itself stayed well. I think either superglue, or better base gloves that aren't painted gold would be better.

A lot of people said how wonderful my costume was though - i didn't get many pictures taken, probably because I wasn't wearing it as a whole for very long, but expo can be for camwhoring. I'll be happier with it then, anyway.

Comments

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HELLZ YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!
we are so gunna rock <3
im tempted to put mine up XD

by kitty on Friday, 23 January, 2009 - 22:28
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very nice, it's great seeing a new character from Soul Caliber, I am a man who crossplayed as Amy so I know you'll do great^__^

by Anime_Angel on Friday, 23 January, 2009 - 22:32
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thats actually the coolest thing ive seen in quite a while >8D i look foreward too seeing it :)

by Ikkaku-kun on Friday, 23 January, 2009 - 22:43
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Isn't is just?! You can see why I wanted to make it xD I've never actually owned any of the other SC games, but I have played a few around friends' houses

by Kan-chan on Friday, 23 January, 2009 - 23:20
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Yay another Ashlotte! I'm doing mine for May so expect me to PM you asking for tips. X3

by SephNoir on Saturday, 24 January, 2009 - 10:02
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this will be great to see done

by nanahara on Saturday, 24 January, 2009 - 17:30
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Looking good there Kareeeen x3

by stripey_dani on Sunday, 8 March, 2009 - 23:15

This is one AWESOME character design! I can't wait to see this!

And yes you may hunt me down in May!
Be sure to bring me pastaa~ ^^

by goodbyeworld on Friday, 20 March, 2009 - 19:14
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I'm loving the progress so far with this one^__^ please say you'll be wearing that at the Expo in May because this looks just great^_^

by Anime_Angel on Saturday, 11 April, 2009 - 21:53
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IF I can think of a safe way to get the wire dress and the BIGASS prop there, then I should be.

I might have to drive up DX But yeah, hopefully! Thanks!

by Kan-chan on Saturday, 11 April, 2009 - 21:59
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progress is looking great

by nanahara on Sunday, 12 April, 2009 - 08:24
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Ooh did you wear this at the May 09 expo? Very nice work.

by AmethystEyes on Wednesday, 5 August, 2009 - 11:03
 

Journal

Complete for Kitacon ^^ (Posted 21st April 2009)

I managed to finish everything in time for kitacon, minus a few details.

I need to make some serious improvements before may expo. Kitacon just wasn't laid out well enough for me to wear this costume for a long period of time. I got a few good pictures taken, I think.

The wire dress xD Was such a stupid idea! I couldn't sit down, and it bent, and skewered people because I hadn't put the pendants on the ends. I'll probably replace parts of it with something much more flexible. Like ribbon or er...ribbon.

The gloves I bought as a base for the armour were so lame - the paint started coming off with the hot glue, and they wouldn't stay up! So they kept falling apart. I also think I need something to cover my upper arm with, as in all the photos, it looks a bit odd ^^;

My prop was greaaat, thanks to kitty, but a little bit bigger than I'm used to prop-wise. I'll get used to it though!

The makings of a wig (Posted 11th April 2009)

Right, so my wig never came. So i ordered 5 packs of extensions at £1.99 each and paid £6.70 for next day delivery.

Then i realised 5 is probably a bit too many.

But anyway, i now have 2 102cm lenghts of hair drying straight on my curtain rail, and two ringlets, and a fringe that was initially much thicker than it is now.

I'm using hot glue to create a sealant, but it's not sticking as well as I thought it would ^^; so chunks keep coming out. But it's a working progress!

My main dress is done. Just bolts left to paint on, and hooks to attatch it to the wire dress. Oh and some poppers for the heart.

The head part...will be done at some point. i'm working on the arms at the moment.

'Scuse my head in the wighead picture xD

THE END IS NIGH (Posted 26th March 2009)

So the main dress is almost complete. I need to find a little wire hoop to attatch the straps, and add the details, such as the heart and the bolts, but then it's totally finished.

I bought some gold gloves as the base for the arm armour, and some really pretty luminescent white facepaint off amazon x3. My wig is also on it's way, then i can start creating the head piece.

The wire dress has basically been sitting in a corner of my room for the last month or so. But I'll be ready to attatch that soon! Luckily, but also not so, my best local fabric store was closing down, so I got a whole load of poppers for half price for the little...strap..things.

I really need to get this costume done if I want to have two for Kitacon though >.< Nights is still nothing more than a pile of material sitting patiently by my radiator.

Pictures kinda soon! I took a couple of the wire but it was really unclear O.O

DRESS! (Posted 8th March 2009)

Urgh i had SO MUCH STUPID TROUBLE with the white dress. I think it was laziness, but it took me about 2 weeks to make. I made the top part too small, then I made the skirt wrong. And the sleeves still aren't accurate but they still look nice. And now i've got a month to make the rest ^^ And...two other costumes *dies*

Wire skirt! (Posted 13th February 2009)

I've started making the wire skirt. I had a whole kafuffle with figuring out how to stop the wire from twisting everywhere...when i figured out that OF COURSE one wire attatched to the circle and nothing else is gonna twist. When it's attatched to everything else, we have no problem! Some of the wire's pretty wobbly too so I'll have to keep constantly bending it until it's all straight.

So yeah. Working progress! I'll take a picture when it's all finished. Which could be tomorrow :OOOO

Must order my wig soon. I also made both the elbow pieces, but they need finishing. i had a bit of an accident with a knife and one of them, but it's not visable >.>

ARGH (Posted 10th February 2009)

Got all my material now.

the shiny stuff didn't turn out quite like I wanted, but with a bit of shoe polish, it seems it'll be okay.

I also hate sewing satin. That is all.