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Mei (Luna - Year of the Rooster Event) - Overwatch

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MCM Birmingham Comic Con 2017

Runner up - MCM Birmingham Nov 2017

Showcased 12th November 2018 What is this?


 


The moment the event was announced I knew I was going to be making this cosplay.
I love Mei and I enjoyed cosplaying her standard hero skin last year so it was only a matter of time before I did another one.

So far this project has been the most time, love and money I've put into a project and I can't wait to debut it at MCM Birmingham

Amy-Lou posted on 7 November, 2018 - 12:24
You look fantastic! I’m really impressed you got such a good colour out of dying the fabric and everything is so neatly made.

gold scarf
pants
Jacket
Gloves
Giant Back Bow
Belt (main and chain)
Pouch
Tank
snowball
Accessories (hair and jewellery)
Wig
wig base and wefts
£0.00
medallion fabric
£0.00
dye/gold and red paints/sprays
£0.00
gold metallic 4-way-stretch
£0.00

Total cost: £0.00

1st March 2017

Jacket

The jacket was by far the hardest and most important aspect to get right. In the end I found the perfect medallion satin fabric, but it was the wrong colour, so I had to hand dye the whole job using a synthetic dye and the stove top method. The results were great. I used an existing hoody sewing pattern, retraced it and amended it to my length and to also incorporate a hidden zip under the collar. All of the gold bias binding and applique was made using the same metallic gold 4-way-stretch.

20th February 2017

Accessories

The hair pin, hair brooch and earrings were made with a combination of EVA foam and plastic beads. They were then painted with metallic paint or nail polish.

12th February 2017

The Tank

With snowball ready the next thing I worked on was the tank. I created the shape and size in reference to my own torso, so it didn't look disproportionate. Layering foam for the ends and finally wrapping a large piece around the centre to create the shape. Inside (not seen) is a scaffold of foam structs to add stability. All aspects were made with 5mm and 10mm EVA foam and contact cement.

5th February 2017

SnowBall

The first thing I started on was making Snowball. I wanted to wait for more reference to appear for the costume before starting it so I started on aspects I knew already. Snowball was entirely made from EVA foam and contact cement. He now just needs a paint job



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