Repede
Tales of Vesperia

Cosplayer: Fizzykat

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

1st place at Kitacon 2014

Kitacon 2014

18th March 2014: sword holster this is what i had made so far, still need to add the leather tp the bottom and tidy up the top, then i need to make the harness

18th March 2014: sword holster progress i gathered my materials, tan lether, dark brown leather and light brown suede and made a start, i made the liniang with leather and the cover with leather so i had a good thickness, also added abit of heavy interfacing

11th March 2014: blue mohoawk added finally added the blue mohawk to repede, sewed two strips of the fur running into each other to give the mowhawk height and also put a strip of foam inside.

11th March 2014: test wear im so please with the overall shape of repede when i am wearing him :)

9th March 2014: open eye installed :) Repede has two eyes!!!, made the eye lids with leather and added eyelashes. the actual eye was a egg shaped christmas baulble. i painted the back of the baulble in layers of acylic paint to make the eye, so the black first, then the green, then the white in top. because the eye was painted on the back i hae now got a follow me eye :)

9th March 2014: leg stilts complete these are officially finished, the claws are added and i have attched the rings around the ankles :)

9th March 2014: new scar i hated the painted scar, so i ordered some beautiful super luxury brown fur to replace it. it looks so much better i think :)

3rd March 2014: sword progress mde the sword using worbla, the filled it with some expanding foam lol

3rd March 2014: claws the claws are all fimo and spray painted black

3rd March 2014: scar i hated this when i first dne it but hopefully after a brush it will look beter

3rd March 2014: nose added the nose, he is coming to life!

3rd March 2014: closed eye installed i used a duff resin cast eye to give the closed eye shape, i then made the eyelids using a scrap bit of leather on the sewing machine.i then cut out a hole in the fur and sloteed the eye inti place, i also added eyelashes and his eyebrow

3rd March 2014: shaving the head i shave the head so he does not look so shaggy!

3rd March 2014: before and after shaving the paws shaved the fur shorter around the paws, it looks much better

3rd March 2014: body suit i finished the body suit! just need to add a zipper! it looks weird because i have not put it on the dummy properly

16th February 2014: pattern making for the body This doesn't look like much but it's just taken me a good 3 hours to make a Pattern for the body fur using scrap fabric

16th February 2014: sword progress i got the walking stick handle which i love, gonna make the rest of the sword using worbla, so yesterday i made a paper pattern for the worbla :)

14th February 2014: harness i spent a couple of hours this evening making a harness system to suppot the tail and the weight of the head. :)

14th February 2014: head progress i have attached the fur now and put the pipe in the jaw. i still need to add the eyes but im having trouble. I have casted them in resin but they are not setting after two weeks! i must have done the mixture wrong :( will have to redo them i think

26th January 2014: head fur pattern making to ensure i did not waste any of my luxury fur for repede's head i decided to make a pattern. this also helped cut the pieces out nicely for the different shapes. I started by completely covering his head in tape. i then drew out the lines with a marker pen and wrote what each pattern piece was. i then cut the pattern off the head with a stanley knife. I then placed each pattern piece onto the fabric making sure the fur runs away from the nose and cut the back of the fur fabric with the stanley knife. finally i hand sewed all the pieces together ready for it to be hot glued to my foam head.

14th January 2014: pipe armed with a old paint brush handle, half a toy capsule and some worbla! i carefully made repede's pipe and burnt my fingers! please with result though, cant wait to paint it:)

14th January 2014: jaw set made my fimo jaw set, repede dosnt seem to have many teeth in the picture

12th January 2014: all the padding profile here is all the costume so far put onto the mannequin. still unsure about the neck lenght may have to do some alterations. bottom jaw is not fixed yet.

12th January 2014: head carved the head out of a block of expanding foam and then attached it to a helmet, i have for the angle right but unsure if the neck is too long. need to do s test video with me wearing it all.

12th January 2014: tail i cut a piece of foam out into the shape of repede's tail and then put some expanding foam onto it to mak it stiff at one end. also put a pole onto the base so that i have something to help me attach it to the body.

9th January 2014: Progress Made Lots of progress but just have not updates my journal in a while, body all padded out

25th October 2013: Stilts with dummy All ready to start building up the body shape with foam!

25th October 2013: Paws I used some left over short pile lux fur for the bottoms of the feet, I also made paw pads from carved pieces of foam and the I covered them with some dark purple suede fabric.

25th October 2013: Front paws I carved the front paws before the arm stilts were screwed together, this was to ensure the foot piece was the correct size.

25th October 2013: Arm stilts ! Here they are pretty much complete, I am thing about experimenting with some elastic to make it move more smoothly.

25th October 2013: Arm stilts step 4 After lots more maths and measuring we drilled the holes into the correct place for the carriage bolts. We were then able to screw all three parts together.

25th October 2013: Arm stilts step 3 Step 3 was to measure my arms and figure out how long I needed to lower pipe to be. I then cut it to size.

25th October 2013: Arm stilts step 2 First thing I did was drill holes through for the handles, I glued them in place and the cut off the excess pipe.

25th October 2013: Arm stilts I wanted to make jointed arm stilts so started with these materials. 4" PVC pipe, 2.5" PVC pipe, 1" PVC pipe, carriage bolts.
The first job was to measure it out and cut the pipe to size. There are two pieces of 4" pipe one is the upper arm and the other is for the foot. The 2.5" pipe is for the forearm. There is also some 1" pipe for the handles

24th October 2013: Duct tape dummy complete!!! I must have used about 30 newspapers to stuff this! And about 50 hours! I'm so happy that I've actually finished it! Now I can move on to the fun parts of creating repedes body shape.

12th October 2013: Duct tape dummy Here is the dummy cut off! :) now time to spend many hours stuffing it!!

12th October 2013: Duct tape dummy Me and meg started making our first duct tape dummy! Thanks to thekillingdoll's fantastic workshop at ayacon, we kinda knew what we were doing! Any way it was a really painful experience! We used a disposable decorators overalls for the base.

29th September 2013: Chunky chain I got the chain from the Halloween section in asda! It was painted black so i spray painted it metallic chrome silver.

29th September 2013: Sword sketch I only managed to find one reference of repedes sword out of its case. I made a sketch of what it looks like. I think I'm going to carve the whole thing out of one block of wood.

29th September 2013: Final furs This is the fur that I have ordered for repede, I changed the turquoise to a long pile blue frost as the colour and fur length was more accurate for repede

16th September 2013: Weapon i noticed that repede's weapon handle looks alot like a walking stick handle.
lan is to buy a cheap walking stick to mould around.

16th September 2013: fur samples2 I am very pleased r=with these swatches, so much that i have ordered the cream and purple. but now unsure about the aqua frost so ordered a swatch of a light blue frost instead.
This is cream blush longpile, shaggy purple and Aqua frost.

16th September 2013: fur samples 1 here is one example of the fur swatches i ordered, the is bright white long pile, lux aubergine and aqua frost. I dont like it too much as the colours are all too bright, i would like repede to look more realistic

12th September 2013: Fur swatches Just ordered a load more purple fur swatches from mohair bear website. Sadly the sample I ordered was perfect except its no longer in stock :(

20th August 2013: Fur samples ! Just ordered some luxury fur samples from swincraft,
I'm so excited about making this!


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Emzone - 13th October 2009
*w* A Repede! 8D
Can't wait to see this!

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SarahSaiyan - 28th December 2009
ahh this sounds awesome!! can't wait to see it XD

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Anonymous - 15th March 2010
Repede is the most awesome dog ever, he has a pipe for gods sake :D this'll be epic!

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WhiteWraith - 29th September 2013
I can't wait to see this, will look amazing :)

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DefineImagineMJ - 14th January 2014
Looking forward to seeing this and hopefully having some photos with you as Yuri. :-)

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Zelvyne - 14th February 2014
This is looking fantastic :) can't wait to see it finished.

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EvilShadowMaster - 3rd March 2014
THIS LOOKS AMAZING! I always wanted my own fursuit! T_T I wish you good luck on it!

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ArcaneArchery - 3rd March 2014
It’s fascinating reading your journal and watching how you go about putting such a complex costume together

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Raye-chan - 6th March 2014
Brilliant progress so far! Seriously well done! Can't wait to see it at Kitacon :D

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DefineImagineMJ - 10th March 2014
Looking absolutely epic! :-D

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Frederica la Noir - 1st April 2014
This was just so beautifully crafted! It was such an honour to judge the cosplay contest and to choose both you and your sister as 1st place <3 well done and keep up the epic work! x

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Zelvyne - 2nd April 2014
I'm so glad I got to see this - the whole group looked great, and congrats on winning the cosplay contest.

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Lady Bahamut - 3rd April 2014
I love this! You look so fluffy and looks so well made! <3

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DefineImagineMJ - 12th April 2014
It was fantastic getting photos with you! ^_^
You guys were awesome!

Hopefully the full photoshoot pictures will be up in the near future.

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KiraraYumi - 12th April 2014
Amazing, so happy to have seen this! Seriously, Repede turned out so awesome <3 I hope you'll wear him again sometime =D

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Getti - 9th June 2014
This is so great!