|Cost :||£109.31 + My Soul|
|Time Taken :||Idk~ It feels like years with all the details x_X'|
|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
|Sew Buttons to the bootcovers >_<'||High||Complete|
|Attach all the damned velcro!||High||Complete|
|Sew on Collar + Sleeves||High||Complete|
|Glue bootcovers to shoes||High||Complete|
|Buy blingy gems||High||Complete|
|Raised armour bits||Medium||Complete|
|Weapon BWHAHAHA FEAR MEEE >8D||Medium||Complete|
|White Undertop/Dress/Skirt thingy||Medium||Complete|
|Make all the armoury bits||Medium||Complete|
|Make blue dress||Medium||Complete|
|Buy uber long wig||Low||Complete|
|Style the uber long wig||Low||Complete|
|Buy suitable shoes||Low||Complete|
|Buy red extension/dye||Low||Complete|
|Buy makeup and stuff||Low||Complete|
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 7th 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~
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;
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 :/
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.
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.
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.
Bling bling yo~ (Posted 26th February 2010)
Ebay raid for silly amounts of gems? Complete (Y)
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
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
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...)
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.
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!
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 :/
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