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|A light and simple costume to take to LA for Anime Expo. Should be a fun group with Lex_is_evil as Sakura and Delusional as Li :)|
A step ahead on this one. Lex_is_evil lent me a Fai shirt she made for an old group and I bought some black trousers, so that makes a change from my usual 'I have all the accessories, but forgot the clothes'. In return I made all the wing jewellery for the group :)
The black shields on the pendants and chokers are acrylic sheet, wonderfully sanded to shape by Delusional. The wings are all made from fimo, I was hoping to make the large pendants from resin as they hang on long chains and fimo has a reputation for snapping. In the end we ran out of time to make the molds and cast them, so we stuck with the fimo. Turns out it was thick enough to be durable, I've even dropped them on the floor without a crack XD
Crafting tool of choice? A fork!
This was relaxing to work on as most of it was sourced from shops and customised so I could concentrate on the sculpting :) The majority of the cost comes from buying the wig and trousers.
I enjoyed cosplaying Fai so much that I think I'll make the most of the wig and do some more of his costumes! Though beware costumes with eye patches, or make sure you move them off your eye between photos. Mine was caught under the wig and by the time I took it off I was pretty blind from my eye over-compensating.
Li Pendant (Posted 14th July 2009)
This is the pendant for Li, made the same way as the Fai Pendant. I was worried this would be quite fragile as it's bigger than Fai's and has the spread wing shape which makes it thinner and gives more leverage to snap. To compensate, I tweaked the outline to remove anything spindly and make it wider at the join between the wings that goes behind the shield as this was the bit most likely to snap if the wings were knocked.
Because the shape spans out it took me ages to get it vaguely symmetrical as I'm really picky with this kind of thing. I was poking at it for ages before my sanity told me to make do or lose it. One wrong move and I'd have been kicking myself.
Fai Pendant (Posted 10th July 2009)
This is the finished Fai Pendant.
Wings (Posted 2nd June 2009)
I've made a start on the group jewellery. For the smallest pieces I'm using Fimo which will be sprayed silver when everything is done. So far I've done Sakuras choker wings and Fai's ring wing.
The hunt for black jeans is proving harder than I thought, not popular summer wear.