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International Competitions: 2020 update

With conventions being postponed due to the current worldwide situation, what’s happening with all the international competitions? If you haven’t been following their individual announcements, we’ve summarised the current state of play below. >>

MCM Champion of Cosplay selected

With the final MCM of the year out of the way, that means the Championships of Cosplay have their UK representative! Read on to see the winner of the 4th qualifying event, and the chosen UK finalist who was selected at Birmingham Expo this weekend gone. >>

 

Recent Progress Journals

So it begins....

Raye-chan

I've got all the fabric! Just waiting for the right moment to make everything!

Baldric Belt Progress 1

Triforceofdragons

Taking a break from the wig to start the actual costume. I ordered a screen-accurate metal belt buckle from Ebay, and when it arrived today I decided to mix some black and silver acrylic paints to get a 'dirty' silver look, to make it more screen-accurate. Once the fabric arrives, I can start making the actual belt as well as the holster for his sword.

Wig Progress 3

Triforceofdragons

Today I separated the dreadlocks into ones I wanted to paint dark brown, ones I wanted to leave as they were (Jack has a few random pieces lighter than the rest of his hair), and ones I wanted to keep vaguely the same but to darken slightly. I painted all of the ones I wanted to paint a dark brown so that they would be consistent, although I kept all the pieces that were the same colour as the base wig so that they would blend well and I'd have some natural highlights. I also created the three front pieces he has, using a number of beads and trinkets, and some wefts from some black hair I planned to use for the dreads but didn't need. Getting the small; disk onto that small part was haaard... Tomorrow, I'm going to paint the remaining dreads, then neaten everything up ready to start attaching it to the base wig. I can't wait to see how this all looks when put together!

Wig Progress 2

Triforceofdragons

Today I made the dreadlocks - there's 16 in total, all various shades which I plan to paint over tomorrow to make them more consistent. To make these I used the cut wig fibres from the day before, as well as a number of clip in extensions of various brown shades, as well as some blonde as he has a blonde section in the later movies. To get them into shape I got bundles of loose hair and made them tacky with some watered down PVA glue, then twisted them into shape, before setting with a hair dryer. They look a bit obvious right now, but I'm hoping that the paint job will make them look a little better. Then I trimmed any flyaway pieces that I hadn't caught with the glue. Tomorrow I'm going to paint them to a dark-brown/black shade.

 

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Cleopatra from Assassin's Creed Origins

Queen Yam


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Events

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POSTPONED - RaiCon 2020 Spring - Glasgow (11th July)

POSTPONED - Tokonatsu 2020 - Bedfordshire (30th July)

POSTPONED - AmeChibi 2020 - Northampton (7th August)


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10th July 2020


 

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