|Awards :||London MCM Expo May 2013 - Sunday Masquerade (Parade) - Judges' Choice Award (First Costume Construction)|
|Time Taken :||Five months (not continuously)|
|I really enjoy the Spice & Wolf series, so I decided to cosplay as Holo. It's my first time in making a costume, so it's been a bit of a learning curve in what works...and what doesn't ^_^. Nevertheless, it's been extremely fun to do :)|
Worn at/Going to be worn at:
London MCM Comic Con (Expo) - May 2013
London MCM Comic Con (Expo) - May 2014
The first time I wore this costume was May 2013. Due to university commitments, I'm unable to create a whole new costume for this May, so I'm going to wear Holo again ^_^. The only difference this time, is that I will have a new tail, one which will be a little more manageable when walking throughout the Con. Hopefully, it will also work with the rest of the costume more than the previous tail.
|Small Costume Adjustments||Low||Complete|
Tail Two :) (Posted 17th March 2014)
Currently, I'm making the new tail for Holo, which will be the only major change to the costume, alongside a couple of minor adjustments. I'm hoping that the new tail will complement the rest of the costume better than the original. That's not to say I didn't like the original, it's just I was slightly disappointed that the wig-to-tail colour match wasn't quite right. This time it will not be a problem, the only challenge lies is being able to make it on time.
It's all over... (Posted 27th May 2013)
So, the Expo is now over (until October), and it was brilliant. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and winning an award in the Masquerade was a definite shock too ^_^. It was great to meet people on here, as well as others, to see in person the amazing work that went into their costumes.
It was one awesome weekend, and I hope I can attend again in the future :D
Complete! (Posted 24th May 2013)
The costume is finally done, and I'm very happy with how it's turned out. I shall update with pictures of the completed costume after the Expo :)
Finishing Touches (Posted 17th May 2013)
The costume is almost complete :) I need to adjust the cloak slightly so the fabric hangs the way I would like it to ^_^. The anklet which I made...well...didn't really work the way I expected it to, so I've essentially scrapped it and started again. However, once these areas have been completed, alongside a few other finishing touches, the costume should be done ^_^
Dual Wield: Hairdryers (Posted 4th May 2013)
Today I managed to complete the pouch, which is good. Currently working on the tail faux fur. I need to dye the chosen fur with acrylic paint to get the ideal match for the wig; at the moment I have a hairdryer in each hand, hoping to get at least one section dyed and dried by tonight :)
With less than a month to go... (Posted 1st May 2013)
After reading the manga and watching the anime (now reading the novels), I decided to cosplay as Holo (with my partner as Lawrence). Currently, most of the costume is complete, just a couple of adjustments here and there. "In progress" pieces left are the anklet, pouch and tail, which should be done soon.
I shall try to upload some pictures too. If anyone has ideas on how I can improve, please let me know; this is my first time making a costume, so I'm sure I've missed a trick somewhere ^_^