Psychoelle
 


Costume :Hikaru
Source :Angelic Layer
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon 2015


Costume Photos

Battle!

Guided by the angel's will

Masquerade

Fallen angel

Angelic fight!

Onto the layer

Headset progress

Reference

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £65
Time Taken : 20+ hours

Description
I was originally gonna do Misaki but I have been leaning towards Hikaru (rather than deleting the profile I just altered the info of thats ok ^^;). I always wanted to give something like this a try and found the perfect wig. Fingers crossed I'd actually do this!

UPDATE SEPT 10
Although this costume was surprisingly easy to make, it was a very difficult one to wear so for my next event I will have to make a few adjustments, most notably the leggings as one of them stayed put while the other did not defy gravity and to add some eyes and hooks to make sure the bodice stays in place. Plus the headset needs repairing as it broke just as I (while drunk ^^;) said 'My headset is INDESTRUCTIBLE!!!!' XD Nothing major but it likes to fall off my head and thankfully the glue was just peeling off a little at this point :)

2014 has been an awful year in life but an excellent one in cosplay making. I adore this costume so much and I am excited to bring this one out again and considering rewearing to my next convention where hopefully I will not feel so ill. Easily one of my favourite costumes!

Rewearing this at Kitacon 2015 as I would not be able to get Sora done considering I have a new job so need to reduce my stress levels.

Comments

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This would be great to see!

by InfiniteJester on Wednesday, 5 February, 2014 - 10:43
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Hikaru is so cute :D Looking forward to seeing you cosplay this :D Going to be adorable :) Glad to see some love for Angelic Layer :D

by gaming_goddess on Monday, 10 March, 2014 - 00:20
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I demand that there be a Misaki cosplayer to chuck you into the layer. "Angel wings! Please guide me, and Hikaru!"

by Ashy-kun on Monday, 10 March, 2014 - 00:44
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Hikaru has such a cute outfit and you'll suit perfect! Good luck and all the best with this ^^

by Mew Rocky on Monday, 5 May, 2014 - 19:55
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Thanks everyone :D Im sure this one will be very fun to make and wear ^^ Looking forward to it alot!

by Psychoelle on Wednesday, 7 May, 2014 - 04:07
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Looking forward to seeing pictures! You'll look cute as Hikaru :)

by Lady Bahamut on Friday, 6 June, 2014 - 17:24
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Looks great so far! I hope I get to see this at Alcon, I love Angelic Layer!

by ToroSonyCat on Wednesday, 20 August, 2014 - 01:26
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Yess I remember seeing this at Alcon and you looked amazing!! I love Angelic Layer so much but rarely see it appreciated and you did such a good job with it :D

by ToroSonyCat on Sunday, 2 November, 2014 - 23:15
 

Journal

Upgrades! (Posted 27th February 2015)

To be honest I was not too keen on the shoulder and wrist parts so I had planned to get them replaced for some time. I was looking through my sewing box today and found some leatherette left over from Suzaku and some push-up bra pads and immediately remade them. I used the 'push up' parts of the bra pad as stuffing for the wrists. One of the wrist thingies took like 4 attempts to get right but at the end I was happy with the results. For the shoulders I used the original shoulder bits as stuffing, just covered it in leatherette.

I have begun sewing poppers to connect the undersuit to the leotard :) At Alcon I had to safety pin it to keep it up lol lazy.

Angel wings! Please guide me and Hikaru! (Posted 3rd September 2014)

Litterally just waiting for the glue to dry and sewing that would just take a few minuites.

Setting this as complete now.

Semi final! (Posted 2nd September 2014)

All the PVC is sewn together! Just gotta make the shorts, finish hemming the undersuit, sew the black gloves and glue all the yellow details! Woohoo!

First time using PVC! (Posted 31st August 2014)

And I must say I am pleasantly surprised! For the first time since forever my sewing machine actually works well. Base of the sleeves and leggings are done!

The mock for the bodice is nearly nailed so very excited to carry on with that.

Right! The rush begins! (Posted 27th August 2014)

I had some time yesterday morning so I bonded the screws after cutting them out the night before. They will need another layer of paint or 2. The wings and the rings on the arms are looking good!

The reason why I have been making slow progress lately is because I had a fallout with the sewing machine. Ill be borrowing my aunt's machine tomorrow so hopefully thats the undersuit and the black gloves done and dusted by the evening. Also might get some tape and saran wrap to work out the pattern (and ice for the Ice bucket challenge XD)

The white shoulderpads and the wrist cuffs are about done. Just some lycra, stuffing and some packaging/parcel wrap thingy I have found in my room.

Headset is complete (Posted 25th August 2014)

Could have done it easily last week but I have been sewing the rest of the costume ready for dying. Sadly it became hot pink instead of ruby red so Ill be getting some more fabric shortly Since I dont have much to do outside of redoing what needs doing I am thinking of ditching the lycra and going PVC!
The headset is Worbla with craft foam for added thickness. Being my first time using Worbla it quickly became an experimental piece and been playing around with glues and paints, getting the best results from super glue and acrylic plaints.

Headgear (Posted 16th August 2014)

I have decided to take a break from the sewing machine and focus on the headgear :D

My Worbla arrived on Thursday afternoon, conveniently waiting for me after a trip into town for some additional supplies and the skipping ropes arrived too. I cut them and started the painting right away and spend most of yesterday adding layers of paint and made the end for the cables.

Worbla is fantastic for this sort of thing but with details like the cable ends and anything involving making it into a putty I think Ill be better off with fimo clay :'D My hands felt really sore due to the heat.

The next step is adding a few layers of paint onto the cables, buying some more craft foam for added thickness and getting some good glue to clue everything together ^^ Alot of work/fixing/gluing still needs doing but getting there.

More shopping (Posted 11th August 2014)

So yeah, just ordered some worbla and a alice band for a base. First time using thermoplastics as I want something more sturdier than craft foam :) Very excited! Also giving some skipping ropes a try to see if they would be suitable for the cables.

The oversuit is shaped and darted to standards I am pleased with. After lots of messing around I am finally very happy. Just need to finish the gloves and leggings before throwing it all into a nice red dye bath :D

Bodice (Posted 5th August 2014)

Taking shape now :) the 'oversuit' is being made entirely with trial and error so messing around with thr seams to get the right strech.

Slight change in plan (Posted 23rd July 2014)

The weather doesnt seem to cool down anytime soon and I really need to get this going so im gonna use lycra. Work is stressing me out so working with lycra should be easier and quicker than PVC and be easier to focus. I have some white lycra anyway (thanks again to my boyfriend's aunt! :D ) so Just gotta make the bodie, sleeves and leggings and dye them :D Not gonna be bad for less than a fiver!

Do Your Best, Hikaru!  (Posted 6th June 2014)

Had the wig for a week now. Love it!!!!!

The leotard to go under the bodice is nearly done and the gloves are almost there.

Gonna order the PVC on payday.

The angel decends! (Posted 28th May 2014)

Ordered the wig first thing today yay! I now have an insane amount of black lycra and have a zipper so thats gonna be fun. Might make a start on the gloves later today ^^

My very own angel! (Posted 5th May 2014)

Putting this as 'in progress' as I am activly mentally planning what I am doing for this.

I have been looking at stores and seeing where would be the cheapest place to buy the PVC and been looking at pattens. I think I can use a Bunny suit pattern as a base and as a result found a cheap, and hopefully reliable, method to how to pattern Hikaru's bodice, involving Saran wrap and tape. My boyfriend's aunt had a fabric clear out recently which happens to be mostly what I need for the undersuit so hopefully that is a few quid saved XD

Hey! Lets shop at Piffle Princess! :D (Posted 16th April 2014)

Rightio! I want to make a start on this as soon as possible as summer isnt too far away and due to the nature of much of the fabric I would like to make the bulk of it when the heat isnt too much for me.

I have been looking into PVC for the main body, legs and arms. Putting my health into consideration I am thinking of making a black lycra undersuit so the red PVC is velcro'ed on if I feel I would overheat (I dont do well with crowds and heat >.>)

Wig-http://www.coscraft.co.uk/ash/423-ash-in-milkshake-pink.html
Fabric-http://www.cheapfabrics.co.uk/thestore/product_info.php/products_id/1927

I cant wait to order the wig so I can make a patten for the headset ^^