Charlie-Bear
 


Costume :Astharoshe Asran
Variant :THORES Artbook
Source :Trinity Blood
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010


Costume Photos

Masquerade

Asta

Astharoshe Asran

Methuselah

Terran Scum!

Asta

Astharoshe Asran

Protect the Empress

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £109.31 + My Soul
Time Taken : Idk~ It feels like years with all the details x_X'

Description
I love this series way too much and have wanted to cosplay from it for ages but the designs are super scary! ;-;

Asta is my favourite female in the series shes so feisty! Plus Asta wears silver, crap loads of blue and red (My favourite colours!) has a pet tiger and has big boobs. It's like she was designed for me ~(Just kidding!) ;D

I shall be uber tall at expo. I'm sorry if I scare you >:

I finally finished Astaaa today :'D Theres alot I would like to remake, and theres so much I can see wrong with it, but yknow what im so inlove with this costume you have no idea ;w;
I'm really proud. I never thought I'd achieve this :'D!!!

-After Expo- Im chuffed with this, I think I lost two jems out of the 23875230957 on the costume, my hat beads broke but some lovely Sakura and Syaoran cosplayers helped me pick them up so I can attach them again later <3 Thankyou whoever you were! Also thanks to those who generally helped with regluing my arm armour.

Expo reception was AMAZING. Big thankyou to everyone and your lovely comments. It made my day :'D

Comments

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Awesome. I so can't wait to see. Love Trinity Blood.

I'll be there as part of a RozenCreuz Orden group.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 13 November, 2009 - 06:34
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I cant wait to see this either! I'll be there too and I might bring Isaak with me...Depends on how much I can fit in my suitcase!

by RandomRper on Friday, 4 December, 2009 - 20:23
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*flails* I didn't know you were going to cosplay as her!! O:
I can't wait for this!~ I'm going to be Ion for expo as well. Hopefully we could take pictures together *3*~

by FrankieEstee on Thursday, 17 December, 2009 - 17:09

:O This is looking fantasticccc
Cant wait to see this 8D

by goodbyeworld on Monday, 1 February, 2010 - 18:48
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Craft foam armour ftw 8D

by MikeJenks on Wednesday, 3 February, 2010 - 18:04
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This is looking awesome so far! XD Cant wait to see all those armour bits finished @3@ Gonna be great~ *Is very much loving the wig and make up test* X3

by Demented Kid on Friday, 12 February, 2010 - 20:47
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I'm really looking forward to seeing this! Especially as I might be bringing Abel to Expo if he goes well at Kita!

by sjbonnar on Friday, 12 February, 2010 - 21:16
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hell yeah XD

by nanahara on Sunday, 14 February, 2010 - 12:52

Holy crap that wig is awesome!

by on Wednesday, 3 March, 2010 - 11:49
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Wow! Looking so stunning. Love the wig and make-up test. Sooo looking forward to seeing this complete and in person.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 23 March, 2010 - 10:26
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big steve, lending a big hand for the armour i see LOL looking epic charlie

by ryaoki on Wednesday, 5 May, 2010 - 11:27
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BIG STEVE IS GOD! Where would I be without him really~

by Charlie-Bear on Wednesday, 5 May, 2010 - 12:00
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Looking fantastic O.o cant wait to see this at May I really need to make sure I get a camera charger >_<

by Combustible Lime on Wednesday, 5 May, 2010 - 13:31

Looking amazing! I'm going to have to take LOTS of photos of you =|

by goodbyeworld on Wednesday, 5 May, 2010 - 17:00

<< *lurks in stalker fashion* I will be tracking this group down for pictures!!>:O!!

by fistfighter_tifa on Thursday, 6 May, 2010 - 13:13
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OMG! Hat is looking so gorgeous.

So gutted that I'm going to miss seeing this in person now. I might try and get down for at least one day so I can see this in person.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 6 May, 2010 - 18:05
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Progress is amazing! Can't wait to see this in real life.

by Ichigo-Chan on Saturday, 8 May, 2010 - 22:49
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OMG!!! This is so stunning. I wish I could see this in person. Love it so much <3 <3

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 8 May, 2010 - 22:52
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This is coming along so great! =) <3

by Bambi. on Saturday, 8 May, 2010 - 23:32
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woah it looks georgeous *o*
The detail is so amazing

by Dusttee on Sunday, 9 May, 2010 - 11:26
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Aww thankyou everyone :3

@Sephi, dont worry! She shall be reworn again. Its sad you wont be there in May though D :

by Charlie-Bear on Thursday, 13 May, 2010 - 14:02
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as the youtube saying goes
WHAT THE FUCK
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM
AWSOME PROGRESS

by ryaoki on Saturday, 22 May, 2010 - 23:41
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this is going to look sooooo awsome XD

by nanahara on Sunday, 23 May, 2010 - 00:10
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Amazing! Cant wait to see finished

by Neverforever on Tuesday, 25 May, 2010 - 09:19
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love it , detail is imaculate

by ryaoki on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 16:18
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wow... just.. wow!

by Alyx on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 16:39
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FFFFF this is AMAZING! 8D

by Auyanne on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 16:43

Good Lord this is phenomenal O_O"

Well done!

by on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 17:24
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Looks really promising so far. Can't wait to see it <3

by Sley on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 18:14
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Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!

Such a stunning costume. *_*

by MoonLily on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 20:28

This is INCREDIBLE
I am hunting you down and taking many photos of you 8|

by goodbyeworld on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 20:38
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wow....this looks stunning *O*
It really was worth all the effort =]

by Dusttee on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 20:41
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LMAO finnally done eh

by ryaoki on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 21:04
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Yaaaay! Astaaaaaaa! 8DDDD It looks faaaaaabulous! (The proof is in me elongating all my vowels!)
Can't wait to see this for real! 8D You'll hear me going "ASTA LOOKS FAB, ASTA LOOKS FAB, ASTA LOOKS FAB" the whole journey to London >D

by CrystalNeko on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 21:13
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Looking ace ^_^

by Cosplex on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 21:52
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Looked fantastic ^^ We cheered extra hard for you in the masquerade :) I even popped round to see your walk on *thumbs up*

by Combustible Lime on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 14:13
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Omg that was you?! I thought it was a Charlie lookalike so i ddin't say hello even though I saw you like 10 times throughout thr weekend T_T This costume is too good for words.

by Odd-One-Out on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 14:21
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I liked yours better than the one on Sunday

by street-angel on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 21:11

Awesome cosplay! I remember helping you at the cosplay desk with some glueing >W<

-Phi

by phixix on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 21:20
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This looked amazingggggggg
I love the detail!

by Emzone on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 21:39

I love this so much!
I wish I got to take some better pictures! ;w;

by goodbyeworld on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 21:45
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coooooooooooooool XD

by nanahara on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 21:50
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HOMG so well done O.O Absolutely gorgeous, so detailed, spot on!!! I need to see you in this again, I'm hoping to do a Sheherezade so go go Methuselah :D

by sonia_leong on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 22:21
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Ahhh, I remember seeing you around the Cosplay Desk, while I was doing repairs. Awesome costume ^__^

by k4tt on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 13:19
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You looked absolutely amazing hun!! :D

by Manga Girl on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 20:48
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I was utterly amazed at you when I saw you at the Expo *.* I couldn't get over how much detail was on your costume. It seriously looked stunning x

by Littlerascal92 on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 08:39
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Wow! You look gorgeous! And the detail is immense! @.@

by Uni on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 10:07
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This is really stunning. *A* It's worth the amount of effort you put into it!

by phalor on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 13:34
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you was amazing,you walked out and the stage was yours :D

by J-Po on Friday, 11 June, 2010 - 20:55
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Wow! You look so stunning. Fantastic Astra. So want pics with you one day. Great job on her.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 11 June, 2010 - 21:44
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You was so epicly amazing (even more in masquerade) *A*~
I hope to see you cosplay as her again o3o~

by FrankieEstee on Monday, 14 June, 2010 - 16:25
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What a stunning costume! You did a fantastic job with all the detail.

by Amy-Lou on Wednesday, 30 June, 2010 - 14:25
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Yay I was behind you when queing to get in lol.......Brilliant costume man! I loved the dangly beads off your hat ^_^

by MADALEENA on Friday, 23 July, 2010 - 07:42
 

To-Do List

Sew Buttons to the bootcovers >_<'HighComplete
Attach all the damned velcro! HighComplete
Sew on Collar + SleevesHighComplete
Glue bootcovers to shoes HighComplete
Buy materialsHighComplete
Buy blingy gemsHighComplete
Make bootcoversMediumComplete
Raised armour bitsMediumComplete
Hat DetailsMediumComplete
SashMediumComplete
Weapon BWHAHAHA FEAR MEEE >8DMediumComplete
White Undertop/Dress/Skirt thingyMediumComplete
Armour BlingMediumComplete
Dress detailsMediumComplete
Make all the armoury bitsMediumComplete
Paint armourMediumComplete
Seal armourMediumComplete
Make blue dressMediumComplete
Make hatMediumComplete
Buy uber long wig LowComplete
Style the uber long wigLowComplete
Red tightsLowComplete
Buy suitable shoesLowComplete
Tights detailLowComplete
EarringsLowComplete
Buy red extension/dyeLowComplete
Buy makeup and stuffLowComplete
Makeup test!LowComplete

Journal

SHES FINISHEDDDD (Posted 26th May 2010)

YESSSSS *Punches air*

There were times I didnt think I could do this, really I didnt ._.''

I look at it, and I see so much I'm not happy with and I want to remake alot. But right now, I look at it and im filled with such pride :'D I'm so happy. I didnt think Id ever finish this tbh ;w;

I am very excited for Sat of expo, I shall have my wig on, along with my red nails and makeup. And I will be scary with my big spear. ROLL ON EXPO PLZ <3

DEM BOOTS (Posted 26th May 2010)

Are done :'D

Omg thigh highs are very high. I had to put my VERRRRYYY short shorts on to show the detail of the tights. Fffff D :

I might take them down a bit... >_>; I really like how fitted they are though ;D Cotton to match the sleeves : D

Plz excuse fatty legs D :

Hat dumbassery (Posted 24th May 2010)

Please see below journal for nice proper progress shots.

This is my derp derp face. It shows my perdy earrings I bought today which match well (Y)

Finished Hat (Posted 24th May 2010)

Argh there's so much I want to change about it it bugs me alot but I still like it qwhfiwbkegqe9jq09rebn >:

No one say to me its not symmetrical in real life. I will cry ;w;

I still like how it shines though ;D Better not be any magpies at expo...

More Progress (Posted 24th May 2010)

Better shot of the weapon. Told you it was crap eh? I want to remake it but I have no time ;w;

Been beading all my pretty expensive beads, theyre all on the hat. I'm just waiting for some foam to dry then I'll glue it on and post pictures of the finished hat. The 'back scarab' as I call it is done, and the sash. Photos for yooou~~

FEAR MEEEE... (Posted 24th May 2010)

...AND MY VERY LARGE CRAPPY WEAPON >8|

Pvc pipe cut down a bit with a saw. Lots of craft foam and hella loads of hot glue along with even more gluegun burns. Srsly my hands are covered in blisters ;w; I'd say I hate glue guns but I'd be lying, they're so useful <3333

The top bit is a chopstick covered in air dry clay. Everything was sprayed in a clear gloss, then once dried sprayed silver. The things taller than me. Haaaah this will be so fun on the tubes :/

I think its pretty funky but tbh its not the best I could of done, im running out of time though so I guess this will have to do. Might remake in the future ;w;

Pictures are a bit crap, might post better ones later once its properly dried.

Patterns~~ (Posted 22nd May 2010)

Just the collar, hat, puffy sleeves and front chest bit to go.

Bottom dress detail done, this is the back. Some armour to on though~

Tights Detail (Posted 22nd May 2010)

DONE! Its not perfect but ohwell I like it. Im not doing the inside leg for now it was awkward enough doing the ouside leg.

Done with acrylic paints~

Bootcovers (Posted 22nd May 2010)

FFFF EXPO IS LIKE A WEEK AWAY WTF IS DIS WHY IS IT SNEAKING UP ON ME?!?! D :

Its fine she'll be done in time >_>;

I need to buy some red fabric for the sash, more jems, some beading thread for the beads on her hat/scarab and lots of velcro.

I made the bootcovers today, they need a bit of taking in and I need to sew 38723571027 buttons to them. Then i need to hot glue them to my shoes and we're done. I'll post photos sometime over the weekend dont worry (Y)

Back progress and Tryout (Posted 8th May 2010)

Pieceing everything I have so far together. I'm beginning to think this is doable and that yes I might actually be proud of Asta ;-;

Started painting the back with the remainder of the paint I have, I NEED MOOOREE. Im not just making this up, I am looking at a couple back shots *cough*STARINGATASTAAAA'SASS*cough* and taking bits from the various images with my own touch. I hope you guys think its alright :|

Opinions are welcome, I think everything is looking in proportion/ok right?

Ps. not my sash, thats a random red tie as a standin LOL

PPS.All armour is pinned, hence why some is falling down in the photo =.='

More painting x_X (Posted 6th May 2010)

Finished sleeves, just need to sew the blue bit a little bit so its more attached to the white bit. Once thats done theyre doing on the dress~~

Bottom back of the dress, more jems are needed and more paint is too for further up the back.

Sorry for the crappy photos again >:

Armour done! (Posted 6th May 2010)

THE ARMOUR IS DOOONE *punches air* I really like it too 83 Just need to put velcro on the back and attach to dress~

I've been working on the dress detail, which lead to me staring at a picture of Asta's ass for a good three hours whilst paiting the back of the dress. I r perv *shot*

Also painted the sleeves, once they're dried I can sew them to the dress.

Buttons ordered for the bootcovers, hopefully they'll be here in a couple of days~ ILU ebay <3 Thankies for Fii for finding them for me <333

Beads purchased for the hat and the weird scarab bit on the back. (I call it a scarab because I think it looks beatleish. Dont ask just trust me on this xD) THE BEADS WERE SO EXPENSIVE GOD DAMNIT. I DONT WANT TO BREECH £100 FOR THIS COSPLAY T^T

I need more tulip silver paint =.= Thats four bottles down. FML.

Wig styled~ (Posted 6th May 2010)

I decided to style the wig now, leave it on my wig head and spray it every so often leading up to expo now~
I backcombed the bangs more, trimmed the back bits and added wefts in places to bulk out the long bits of hair. Ofc lots of hairspray was also envolved, hence why I can taste it in my mouth eww @_@;

Front of hat is decorated, just the back and top to do now. FRICK I really hate the shape of the hat now argh I cant be arsed to fix it >:

Painted Armour (Posted 5th May 2010)

About 2-3 layers of spray paint. I did the back and sides too so the color wouldnt be visable. I liked the rainbow armour ;w;
The paint job is ok, not the best but its ok. Just need to add jems and then add velcro to the back and we're done!
I've started the bootcovers, all pinned just need to be gunned through the sewing machine now. I used cotton drill with two very long zips at the back.
I've also started to decorate the hat, pictures once I've done more progress to it.

Off into town today to pick up some beads, lots more tulip silver paint and lots of buttons for the covers. Sorry bank account >:

Mofo-ing Pope Hat! (Posted 3rd May 2010)

It deserves the title mofo because of all the agro its given me. My hands are covered in blisters and burns from the hot glue and then my fingers hurt from hand stitching through mountboard and fabric. I bent a needle in the process :/
It also gave me a headache from trying to work out the shape, and I made it too tight originally. Ive made it bigger now but still its not as comfy as a beret :/

Photo is shite because i look naff and it was taken in a room with bad light and in a mirror. Sorry! XD' Now to pimping it up...

Its not 100% accurate in shape. Which will and DOES bug me. But ive had so much hassle im gonna leave it for now. Mays sneaking up way too close for my liking...

Dress Detail (Posted 3rd May 2010)

Started this, its slow because i need to wait for various parts to dry before carrying on. Also gotta be careful not to bodge it up and I've gotta get it matching. Some artistic license used.
Metallic silver tulip paint used. Its a godsend really it is <3 I need loads more though O_o

Bling! (Posted 4th March 2010)

Rage at the ebay seller! They sent me some bling in oval shapes, when i ordered circles! Im a bit annoyed but I need more circles in different sizes anyway so I'm just going to get them from my local fabric shop. Big bag of red beads I picked up for like a pound ages ago. I can use these on the dangly bits and maybe parts of the dress.
Ive just placed the jewels ontop of the armour for now so you guys can get an idea what it looks like :]

Blue dress~ (Posted 27th February 2010)

I hate being ill! I couldn't go to work and my normal routine when ill is to sit in front of the tv and watch spongebob all day feeling sorry for myself. (You can do this on Sky, hes always on trust me ;D) Aaaanyway my Dad was complaining he'd already seen these episodes (As in, I've made him watch them before) So in the end I got up off my arse and made my Blue dress.
You'd be surprised how much tweaking went into this, I really like it though. Just the collar to sew onto it, silver bias (hence why its not hemmed) and BLINGIN' DETAILZZZ to be added. Oh and the white sleeves but otherwise yeah, done!

Bling bling yo~ (Posted 26th February 2010)

Ebay raid for silly amounts of gems? Complete (Y)
I can't wait to sew on all the beads of various sizes onto the dress/armour...

ASTAAAAA you will kill me D :

Armour and Tights (Posted 14th February 2010)

I've painted all the detail in 3D paint onto my armour. Jeez my hand cramped so much its insane, I'm really pleased though, all of it need smothering in PVA then I can spray paint it :3
I wanted the excuse to wear my platforms so I put on my Asta tights along with the shoes I'm using. I love the red-ness of them *O* I think it'll work well for her :3
As for the wig I've cut short layers all around, it needs neatening up in places then I can flick it out and the wig will be done (Y)

RAINBOW ARMOOOOUR <3 I wish I could leave it like this ;-;

Armour Progress 02 (Posted 12th February 2010)

All my armour so far! We have bits for the shoulder, sash, arms, puffy sleeves bits and some for the back of Asta which you cant see in the ref I've uploaded. The thick black lines will be painted over in 3D paint, then PVA-ed then spray painted :3
I dont think theres much left armour wise for me to do. I think its turning out quite well!

Makeup test! (Posted 12th February 2010)

This is actually my second test, the first went horribly wrong. I was really upset with it because I looked like a drag queen or a panto ugly step sister! (Something along those lines anyway...)
I tried again with LESS eyeshadow which I think looks ok. Its nowhere near perfect, and the wig needs fluffing up so much! Along with the fringe needing proper styling. But either way a work still in progress, but I'm much happier with this test compaired with the first (And no, you guys wont see the first one. Sorry!)

P.S I have no idea what I'm doing with my hand. I make some weirdass freaky poses! ;-;

Devil hat is the devil (Posted 7th February 2010)

I'm not even joking, my fingers are COVERED in blisters and burns from my glue gun while trying to make this hat. I've ran out of mount board though, but I've got the base shape though.
Me and Fii have dubbed it Pope hat for obvious reasons. I love the base though! You get a very crappy webcam shot because im VERY lazy and look very rough!! It still needs side bits adding as well as the top. But I need to cover in fabric and pimp it up too!
I've been scouting beads and gems, im having trouble finding the right stuff but I'll get there.
Also started on more armour, arm bits as well as shoulder bits. I purchased red tights from primark too! Theyre such a nice red colour *O*

In the pic it doesn't look symmetrical. It is believe me, just the piccie!

Armour Progress 01 (Posted 1st February 2010)

I drafted the pattern out of grease proof paper against my mannequin, this took a while to get the proportions right? I think they're ok now XD' I hope!
I then drew it all out on craft foam, then using a thick permanent marker drew out a design for the armour. The refs not so clear so I hope its ok! I'll go over this with 3D paint, then smother the thing in PVA. Then I can spray paint it! :3
Shoulder armour was done in the same way. So much to do though with you Asta. It's just aswell I love her as much as i do!

P.S: I had a route through my mum's makeup, shes let me have red lipstick, red lipliner and red nailpolish <3 With my red eyeshadow I have enough makeup for a MAKEUP TEST :D I'll do it tomorrow after college though :3 I love my muuuum~<3

Wig Progress 01 (Posted 1st February 2010)

I bought a 51" white long wig, and cut the side bangs slightly so I could stick them out Like Asta's. I then 'wefted' the bits I'd cut off to glue back into the fringe area to get a thicker fringe. The red weft is from my Yoko wig, I like how its turned out but I think its too thick. I'm tempted to leave it, we'll see :/
I stole some of my mums hairspray (woopsie! Tresseme if anyones interested) to style the bangs and fringe. Its not finished yet, I've got to do the back short in places aswell then spray them. But otherwise I think its ok? 8D

Full shot is without flash. The top right hand picture is with flash! I have red eyeshadow now so I might do a makeup test for you guys sometime :3