|Awards :||1st Place Masquerade at the Midlands MCM Expo|
|Time Taken :||10 Hours|
|So, my first cross-play! And it went so well I'd certainly consider doing it again ^_^ But I couldn't help myself. I wanted to do something new, something a bit different, and Orochimaru is...well, he's sexy! I just had to have a go at cosplaying him, especially since my boyfriend was cosplaying his Jiraiya and I wasn't ready to bring out Tsunade again so soon ^_^|
Oh, it also helped that we came up with a fairly amusing skit involving Jiraiya and Orochimaru ^_^ And woot! We won first place in the masquerade with it too! Though the skit was a fairly last minute decision, thus leaving me with two weeks to get the entire costume sorted for the Expo ^_^'
The makeup was a whole lot of fun to wear for this costume, not so much putting it all on though! Also I got to use my own hair, which is a nice change ^_^ I also loved my ninja shoes lol, which I made out of black flipflops and socks! And my snake, Chibimaru :-) He was definitely one of my fave parts of the costume lol. Oh, I also loved all of the fan girls I got! hehe ^_^
Nothing of this costume was particularly difficult, Orochimaru's quite a simple cosplay :-) Even the bow wasn't too bad in the end, it's just a few pieces of foam insulation pipe attached together and beant into shape, covered in purple fabric with black elastic wrapped around to make it look more like rope :-)
The most awkward part of this costume was having white painted hands lol because it got everywhere ^_^' Had to be careful when hugging people, but I also got dried paint all over the steering wheel, gear stick and door of my car as I drove over ^_^' It was quite hilarious though to see other drivers make a double-take as they drove past an Orochimaru and a Jiraiya though ^_^' Just glad we didn't cause any accidents!