Da Qiao - Dynasty Warriors 5


My first big cosplay (majority made from scratch except for the stockings)
Worn to the London MCM Expo, October 24th 2009 ^-^

I will be re-making both the top and skirt for when I shall next be cosplaying her and also re-doing the design on the sash to make it more accurate.

Cost Notes~
Base Fans x2~ £11.19 (including P+P) from Ebay
Craft Foam A3 Sheets in White x12~ £13.18 (including P+P) from fredaldous.co.uk
Chinese Silky Satin in Ivory~ 4 and 1/2 meters~ £6.75 from FabricLand
Organza in gold (for side-skirt)~ 1 meter~ £1.99 from FabricLand
Organza in white (for headdress)~ 1/4 of a meter~ 50p from FabricLand
Plastic Hair Comb~ 39p from FabricLand
New Look Shirt Pattern~ £5.60 from FabricLand
Purple Metallic Tassles x12 (I'll only be using 2)~ £2.50 plus £1.50 P+P from Ebay~
Red Fabric Pen (for detailing on sash)~ £1.35 from Local Craft Store
Chinese Silky Satin in Royal Blue (for skirt)~ 1 and 1/2 meters~ £2.03 from FabricLand
Spanish Satin Bias Binding in Wine Red~ 2 meters (for collar and cuffs on shirt)~ 70p~ FabricLand
Organza Ribbon in Pale Pink (for cuffs on shirt)~ 30p from FabricLand
Red Thread~ £1.25 from FabricLand
Royal Blue Thread~ £1.25 from FabricLand
Invisable Thread (for veil)~ 55p from FabricLand
Solid Opaque Thigh-High Stockings in Red~ £3.76 plus £4.39 P+P from Sock Dreams
Red Chinese Print, Dragon Pattern (for vest-top)~ 1 & 1/2 mt's~ £7.27 from Rolls
& Rems
Gold Satin Bias Binding~ 25mts (On a roll)~ £5.50~ FabricLand
'Old Gold' Organza Ribbon (for sash and side-skirt edging~ 3mts~ £3ish from The Thread Emporium
Gems for shoes~ £2.50~ Local Craft Shop

KamikazePenguin posted on 2 June, 2009 - 18:07
Wow, this will be amazing to see! Love DW (: Good luck with it, can't wait to see progress!

GraceyDarling posted on 2 June, 2009 - 19:12
should do this for october colzy ive got a dynasty warriors cosplay lined up now =)

GraceyDarling posted on 2 June, 2009 - 19:13
and you can borrow my game if you want cos ive got 2 dw5 and dw5 extreme legends (which is daves XD)

Sephirayne posted on 2 June, 2009 - 20:21
Excellent choice. I can't wait to see more Dynasty Warriors love.

Anonymous posted on 13 June, 2009 - 10:32
ohh i cant not wait to see this! your going to look so cute!!! damn we defo need some pics together when you get it finished!!!

Moonchild posted on 22 June, 2009 - 12:36
Thanks guys ^-^ I can't wait to get it started! @Kaka: Thank You!! ^^ I'd love to get some pics with you!! XD

goodbyeworld posted on 23 June, 2009 - 17:58
Wow! I can't wait to see this! Da Qiao is awesome Good luck ^^

GraceyDarling posted on 16 July, 2009 - 23:07

Sweeturk posted on 17 July, 2009 - 13:58

Anonymous posted on 7 August, 2009 - 18:17
I need one of those fans :D

No thanks posted on 30 August, 2009 - 04:27
wow cant wait to see this! <3

PinkCharlieBear posted on 28 September, 2009 - 09:32
Aww you're gonna be adorable *_* I love the fans 8D Cant wait to see more!

GraceyDarling posted on 1 October, 2009 - 15:00
Looking great so far, i know it will all come together really well :)

KamikazePenguin posted on 1 October, 2009 - 15:41
Wow! (: The progress is looking awesome on this so far! :D I love the material of the shirt it looks so nice. (:

Zelda posted on 5 October, 2009 - 23:51
Your base fan is amazing!!!

ElegantAura posted on 10 October, 2009 - 23:49
Fabulous progress on the fans and great work so far, this will look beautiful when finished ^_^

tousen_218 posted on 10 October, 2009 - 23:54
Awwwww the fans look so pretty, cant wait to see the whole thing ^_^

GraceyDarling posted on 11 October, 2009 - 10:23
looking amazing ^^ your dads done such a good job on the fans :)

ellygirl posted on 14 October, 2009 - 14:46
Wish I could see this in real life. To bad I will not be able to go in october :(

Kacela posted on 21 October, 2009 - 17:59
this is lookin beautiful, can't wait to c it finished at expo ^^

Moonchild posted on 21 October, 2009 - 18:14
Thanks for the comments guys ^^ Really hope it will all look okayy despite not being totally accurate ^^'

ellygirl posted on 22 October, 2009 - 14:23
wauw looking great! :) you must take pictures this weekend, I want to see the whole picture! It must be lovely :)

Ichigo-Chan posted on 30 April, 2011 - 20:01
Your costume is very pretty and you did an amazing job on the fans

TheEmoEmu posted on 24 July, 2011 - 21:56
So purdy *_*

Moonchild posted on 27 July, 2011 - 13:19
Thanks for all the lovely comments again guys ^^ I MUST remake this one day!

Sephirayne posted on 18 July, 2014 - 16:16
This looks so fantastic. Can't believe I failed to comment on the finished costume.

Fabric, Patterns etc. (Bought)
White Under-Shirt
Vest Top
Sash & Side-Skirt
Stockings (Bought)
Shoes (Bought/Altered)
Giant Fans

Total cost: £0.00

10th October 2009

Progress Going slow but good ^-^

Well progress has been quite slow on this >_< Mainly due to the fact that I was only able to afford fabric half way through last month and Only got the sewing machine back a few weeks ago >_< But its all going good ^-^ The white shirt is almost complete with the exception of the collar and need to sew on some fasteners. The skirt now just needs a waistband and for the zip to be sewn in. Iv'e also decided I will but cutting and shaping the bottom to how she has hers as Its more accurate that way and I think will look better on me ^-^ Iv'e done all of the hanging peices, flowers etc. out of craft foam, they all just need to be painted and attached. I decided for the fans to completly remake the paper part just from paper so it will hopefully be lighter and also easyier to paint. My dad will be doing most of the painting due to my fail art skills XD He started one today and I love them already! My stockings also came a few days ago which is good ^^ Thier a little too red for my liking, I would have prefered them slightly darker but couldn't find any so they will have to do. Also bought some flowers for the headdress and now that I finally have paint will be able to finish it ^-^ I finally bought some chinese fabric for her vest top as well so shall be starting and finishing that over the next week. Then will just need to make her sash and side-skirt which won't take long at all. Then need to cover the shoes I have in fabric which is last on my to do list lol I KNOW I KNOW Theres like 2 weeks till expo which is a very short time but I don't go to college and unfortunetly still no job so every day leading up to expo ^-^ IT WILL BE FINISHED IN TIME!! :D or i cry...

29th August 2009

Fans Progress~ 29/08/09

AH Finally some progress ^-^ Well I ordered some craft foam last week and started work on the flower blades during the week but only finished today as have had the downstairs part of our house upside-down due to decorating so has been difficult finding space >_< So the flower blades for the fans are nearly complete, I just need to paint them and attach them to the fans ^_^ (Though I may cut some card to go behind them for extra support) I also finally got to go fabric shopping last wednesday (due to having no money for the past few months this has all been pretty much on hold T_T) They didn't have everything I needed in stock but I managed to get a pattern for the shirt, 4 and a half meters of Chinese silky satin in 'Ivory' (for the shirt, sash and side-skirt), 1 meter of 'Gold Butterscotch' Organza (for the side-skirt) and a quarter of a meter of White Organza (for the veil on the headdress) Iv'e also been looking for some shoes online and may have found some ^-^ I also ordered some purple tassles for the sash XD Due to not having the sewing machine at the moment i haven't been able to start anything eles T_T But I should hopefully have it back by the end of next week~ Untill then I shall be finishing the flower blades, headdress and other bits on the fans ^-^

15th July 2009

Da Qiao's Fans =) 15/07/09

I found some fans on ebay a week back and managed to get them =) They cost me £11.19 altogether including P+P and arrived today. I may replace the paper-part with a lightweight fabric as they are a little heavy and im slightly worried that being made from paper thier more prone to tearing >_> but apart from that I love them! Thier bigger than i was expecting so may be a more accurate Da Qiao that I thought I would be! After I decide weather or not to replace the paper-part I shall attempt to paint them (I say attempt as my dad will probably end up helping!)and also paint the handle and spokes in gold. I'm also going to make the gold 'flower-blades' and the bits that hang from the handles out of craft foam but still need to decide on how to attach them to the fans so that i'll still be able to close them...is going to be quite difficult >_> but still XD I shall post progress pictures once iv'e started painting them~

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