Dead or Alive 4

Cosplayer: GunstarVixen

Variant: Blue

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Tecmo Cosplay Idol 2009 1st Place

6th October 2009: slight tweak I've remade the panties, the ones I originally made were a bit too thick round the sides and were a little flimsy being made from tshirt fabric. The new ones are much thinner at the sides and are made from a cotton lycra mix which is much better!

12th March 2009: w00t! And she's done! I ended up re-doing the ties at the side, the cotton just didn't sit right and kept sitting at weird angles, so I got some normal ribbon instead. I also added a strip of white fabric round the middle to make that look a little better, and made a giant button hole to feed one of the waist straps round so it sat straight. I've added a couple of concealed straps to the back to hold the shoto in place, and one sneaky little one to keep the sword in the sheath (and hopefully make it safe enough too keep on me all day). Sleeves were fixed so they actually puff out a little, and the socks now have silicon bits sewn in to keep them up (butchered from some hold up tights!)

10th March 2009: very nearly there Just have to tidy up the ends of some seams, add a couple of ties to the back to attach my sword to and ribbons at the sides. (all cut and pinned, just need sewing). Should be done in less than an hours work!!!

4th March 2009: gantlets OK so I will make the little glovey bit to keep the gantlets in place. They move so easily!!! will just be a quick bit of white tshirt fabric to go round the wrist and the round my middle finger and attached to the armour. On looking closer at the artwork they are in there, just not in all the in-game shots. But for my sanity I think they will be a good idea!

4th March 2009: shoto re-wrapped the end in red, and added dangly pompoms threaded on thin red cord! Shoto is not done pending a quick clean of the blade

1st March 2009: nearly there shoto arrived, should sit nicely on my back but I might make a concealed holder to make sure it doesn't slip off. Have done one complete leg, (shoe, cover and armour/guard) and just need to attach armour to the second one. Then just the second set of cranes and a few final touches!!!

13th February 2009: progress Have ordered short samurai style sword (not quite sure what that style is called - shoto maybe??) Which should be here in a week or so's time. Being an ornamental replica I will have to keep it sheathed most of the time, but will bring it out for proper shoots.

I have also started making the gauntlets, have done the main parts, just need to make the gold cuffs (still not sure whether to make glove type things, as they don't always seem to be in the pictures. Will see if they stay on with just the cuffs for now.

Started on the shoes, have made the white thigh high bits, have dismantled the slippers down to just the sole. I cut pieces of buckram, soaked them in water, pinned them in place round the sole and left them to dry (man I love buckram) so now the shoes have some shape and they should stay on my feet now!

Also drawn on the pattern on the front of the tunic (or tabbard, or kimono thing, not really sure what to call it tbh) so that just needs painting tomorrow!

Getting there! It's turning out to be a fairly simple costume for a change!!!

11th February 2009: wig wig turned up yesterday, will need to trim the fringe to style, which should be a fairly simple job, just need to make sure I'm wearing it properly before I attempt it! (dont want to make it wonky or too short!!)

4th February 2009: update So the main tunic is kinda done, well the blue pieces anyway, it just needs white trim and painting detail. Must also remember to teach paul how to take photos...

3rd February 2009: fabric Have bought blue cotton drill and white tshirt material. Will probably get started this week

3rd February 2009: started Have bought some mens slippers that have a great black flexible sole which i'm going use (queue lots of stitch un-picking) and have sketched out designs. Just need to get some fabric! Oh and some white panties, which is proving much harder than I thought...

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ryaoki - 29th January 2009
LMAO NOW THAT IS WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT YEAA BOIII hi5 (cheers for the happy birthday on facebook hun) and youll pull this off epically lets just hope its not windy or thatll be you with the panty shot like the ref pic ouchh lol

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SherlockHulmes - 29th January 2009
Durp! Kasumi is like my favourite DOA girl. If I was a girl, I would cosplay her. :D

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Sands - 29th January 2009
YYYYAAAAAYYYYY I actually came up with a good idea =DDD

youl look so frickin awesome as her =]

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stripey_dani - 30th January 2009
YAY! Im doing Ayane for Minami and Kitacon x3 DoA is so epic!

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Ilpala - 2nd February 2009
You will make an awesome Kasumi *thumbs up*

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sjbonnar - 2nd February 2009
I'm looking forward to this ^_^

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Defrain - 4th February 2009
every ones favy shinobi

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stripey_dani - 4th February 2009
Ayanes still better :p

I love them both x3 We'll have to get some epic battle photos ;)

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Amy-Lou - 11th February 2009
This will look great on you and that's a beautiful wig!

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HelloKitty - 11th February 2009
i soo cant wait to see this,
i love kasumi but could never pull it off myself,
the wig u've got there is spot on and laura's right, u suit her perfectly

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K - 23rd February 2009
This is looking gorgeous! I'm really looking forward to seeing this :D

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Ilpala - 23rd February 2009
That detailing is looking really good! :D

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MangaChild - 23rd February 2009

Crazy free hand paint detail!!

Another incrediable costume :D
I cant wait to see it all together!!

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stripey_dani - 23rd February 2009
Yaaay awesome details ^^

My Ayane failed miserably so Im remaking her, fingers crossed Ill get her done for Minami :)

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Littlegeeky - 23rd February 2009
Looking amazing so far, there's so much detail in the painted bits :D Can I ask what paint stuff did you use to paint it? (that doesn't make sence :S sory)

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GunstarVixen - 23rd February 2009
I used dylon fabric paint, it works really well even if it does smell while wet!

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Defrain - 23rd February 2009
please say this is for minamie :) looking awesome

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GraceyDarling - 2nd March 2009
wow looking amazing so far ^^ your gonna look brilliant as Kasumi :)

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Moonchild - 2nd March 2009
Looking epic! XD

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Bunni - 2nd March 2009
Looking really good hun, Can't wait to see it. Kasumi is one of my fave characters <3

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Sephirayne - 2nd March 2009
Looking so amazing. I love the wig and the hand painting. So can't wait to see. You are going to look stunning.

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p-chan - 4th March 2009
oh my 0_0 this is looking absolutely stunning and very sexy =D!

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Defrain - 4th March 2009
looking awesome lou what day you whereing this will have to get a few pics i will :P

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GunstarVixen - 4th March 2009
wearing on sat.
Thanks for the lovely comments guys!!

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Anonymous - 4th March 2009
Such an awesome Kasumi, you look just the part X3 Very sexy indeed!

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sjbonnar - 4th March 2009
Looking billiant hun!

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Ranma1-2 - 4th March 2009
wow yeah coming on nicely. ^-^

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sjbonnar - 31st March 2009
Absolutely stunning!

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Anonymous - 31st March 2009
Fantastic service :)

The paintwork is awesome.

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Adamoluna - 31st March 2009
whoah, gorgeous cosplay and gorgeous woman. :D
can't get much better than that.

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Ranma1-2 - 31st March 2009
I missed all the fun!
Wow, Turned out great. We knew it would. ^^

Did you lay down some Kusumi moves? :D

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CrystalNeko - 31st March 2009
You look AMAZING as Kasumi! You've definitely brought her to life~

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stripey_dani - 31st March 2009
Wonderful! You look great at Kasumi ^^

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nanahara - 31st March 2009
WOW you look great as Kasumi

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Captain_Marvelous - 1st April 2009
This looks fantastic ^.^ saw it in development and was bowled over by it ^.^ wonderfull cosplay *has a statue of her in room*

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Sweeturk - 1st April 2009
saw u at minamicon u looked awesome =D great cosplay.

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White Leviathan - 7th April 2009

You know if you need me to check the hemming on that trail again I will anytime...

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eva_fan - 7th April 2009
Danm Jake! Wish i'd thought of that line. :P

Was an awesome Kasumi. :D
One of the best i've ever seen!

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Ragepotato - 28th June 2009
Gah you were so awesome at minami! <3

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Sephirayne - 10th July 2009
Fantastic cosplay. You looked so stunning in person at Minami

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Anonymous - 2nd October 2009
Absolutely stunning 8D

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- - 16th June 2010
SUHUHDSU you look perfect!
Absolutely perfect! *_*