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KitaCon 2010

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Gun shoes are awesome....

oh man what can I say about this!?! I loved being bayonetta and had a fantastic response to the costume at kita... so thank you so much everyone for the feedback and the lovely comments. And the response at the masquerade.... MY GOD I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!! seriously the huge cheer as myself and jeanne walked onto the stage really got rid of our nerves <3

MASQ VIDEO HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzKEJzLO7xM

well i had to finish some bits as I arrived at the con... never good. And several bits went a bit wrong, the belts on the arms kept falling off, the buckles kinda gave up on me :( and the chain snapped on the catsuit in 2 places. I lost 1 of the chains holding a charm on one of the guns in the shoes and as I came off the stage i clipped both the shoes on the steps soo all in all the costume is very much worse for wear. :( the arm charms also kept being hidden by the arm drops, and the rose on the front was only visible at certain angles... XD The wig however was fine and very very easy to wear :D

I really really wanna remake the costume to make it more accurate of course keeping the bits that are already fine :) can't wait to do her again!!

pleather on a warm day.... is never good!!!

Thought I'd actually add some construction notes in here for anyone interested;

catsuit made by hand using my pattern I constructed with cammy's leotard and adding legs, back keyhole was made slightly smaller so it could sit firmly against my back without too much gaping. The whole thing had to be sewn together and adjested a few times to make it as tight as possible.
arm belts handmade again, each one is two strips of pleather carefully folded and copydexed together, moon details drawn and cut out and sewn around to get a neat edge. on my first run with lack of time I had these hotglued to me...hence why they kept falling apart! but for minami I took a day to sew them all in place.
shoes are an adaptation of the original design to slightly accomodate for my holster, the moon charm on the side covers where the straps attach to help hold the guns, I left the toes open too as any extra ventilation in this black pleather mass is appreciated!!
The wig is my masterpiece (so far!) constructed out of 3 wigs total though in a very specific way ;) and most of the hair actually sits on top of the head fairly centrally its very easy to wear and doesn't creep back at all really!! the ribbon was hand done by me and totals 4 m wrapped around, all the characters on the ribbon were drawn on by hand over a series of nights looking at the references of the alphabet in game :) If you want any advice on the wig / if you want to commission me for one drop me a pm about it!






Edit: 24/12/2009
well i've pre-ordered the game with the replica of scarborough fair (default gun) so i'll either have 1 very nice gun as a prop for sure... or more realistically i'll have the best reference for making the 4 guns =]
its kinda tempting to cast 4 new guns off the replica... but i'm worried that might ruin it altogether!

Edit: 14/01/2010
looking into the possibility of doing this for kita (yes yes insane...or is it? ;) ) got the poses and the voice down... and yeah. awesome!

Edit: 25/03/2010
well got today to finish off bits (like finish sewing the chain to the catsuit XD) but for those of you excited to see this at kita... make sure you watch the masquerade!! As I'm a little concerned over the wig holding together I won't be wandering around until masq time ;D see you there naughty angels!

Comments

sjbonnar posted on 9 December, 2009 - 23:51
I love her design so much!

BB Dubs posted on 11 December, 2009 - 09:57
She is too awesome =D

FairyPorchQueen posted on 24 December, 2009 - 13:27
your gonna look totally sexy

Captain_Marvelous posted on 16 January, 2010 - 18:36
A mix of grell and alucard :) what more could I want, cant wait to see this done!

Bambi. posted on 16 January, 2010 - 18:39
This is gonna be epic!! Gunshoes yay! :D xx

nanahara posted on 16 January, 2010 - 22:13
hell yeah XD. To see this at Kita would be awsome ^^

montblanc posted on 16 January, 2010 - 22:35
well i've signed it up to the masq XD so i better get working on it properly!! :D thanks for all the positivity so far everyone :D

FusionRose posted on 26 January, 2010 - 23:48
I love her outfit =D Good luck with this Can't wait to see

kimpey posted on 27 January, 2010 - 23:15
awesome i will keep and eye out to see your at kita ><

White Leviathan posted on 28 January, 2010 - 00:36
Flock off feather face! The female Dante... You'll do a good job I'm sure!

Bulletproof_Punk posted on 28 January, 2010 - 00:38
I didn't like the look of the game as much but this looks super cool! I'll definitely have to check it out when it's all done, sure they'll love it on the masquerade ^_^

montblanc posted on 28 January, 2010 - 00:42
aww thanks everyone ;) currently writing demonic script along 4 metres of red ribbon for the hair! can't wait to have this all together <3

Anonymous posted on 28 January, 2010 - 13:35
Damn you look so alike! Fantastic :D

CheekyFlower posted on 28 January, 2010 - 19:31
OMG you are gonna be an awsome Bayonetta ^^ good luck.

Anonymous posted on 28 January, 2010 - 21:10
it's looking awesome yer i've seen those guns up close 5 year old painters ^^, My idea was to cast like you said but with a two part mould. like these guys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSH19G_6Yeo But you could do that with any part of the gun and replace the barrels with pvc piping. Upto you. mould and cast the entire thing. Just an idea The script looks awesome as well. :) Regards Matt

montblanc posted on 28 January, 2010 - 21:21
ahh thanks matt for that link :) I was going for a 2 part mould... but currently money is a little tight so having to plan things carefully and it might have to wait a while!

Dragon wings posted on 28 January, 2010 - 21:57
This is going be awesome.Looks good so far.I was in gamestation today and saw posted of Bayonetta, then thought about someone cosplaying her well here we are.Good luck and can't wait to see it finished :)

Giant Lenin posted on 28 January, 2010 - 22:28
Woah! That ribbon is insane! Already this is looking amazing, I can't wait for the end result!

FairyPorchQueen posted on 28 January, 2010 - 23:04
looooking gooooood!

Anonymous posted on 28 January, 2010 - 23:42
Yer two part mould would be best. Problem being is there so poorly made you wonder if the mould will react with it. ^^ Umm can only try... They could be hand made with wood and pvc like my yoko rifle if you check it out. Same sort of thing two halves of trigger grips and then build up then barrels sight rail. Have a look. Regards Matt

agi posted on 30 January, 2010 - 09:20
hopfully?!? You're sister will be cutting the charms in metal :p even if you dont want them I'm excited too, we are gonna be fabulous ;) x

MikeJenks posted on 9 February, 2010 - 22:51
Mygawd, this is looking amazing already 8D

inspchin posted on 10 February, 2010 - 08:44
OMFG FOR THE ALIKE-NESS!!!!!! I LIKE I LIKE I LIKE!!!!!!

FlyingMammal posted on 10 February, 2010 - 19:15
enjoying watching your progress. wow wow wow. even the ribbon details - WOW

Zehphir posted on 15 February, 2010 - 21:20
This costume is one of the reasons I want to go to Kita. Looks sweet so far with your attention to detail, good luck with it and I hope to see it next month.

FairyPorchQueen posted on 19 February, 2010 - 10:26
i WISH i could see this :(

sjbonnar posted on 19 February, 2010 - 13:13
I'm REALLY looking forward to this! You actually look just like her which is definitely a good thing btw :-p

Manga Girl posted on 21 February, 2010 - 22:25
Looking forward to seeing this cosplay ^_^

eva_fan posted on 22 February, 2010 - 22:52
Wow... this looks like your very passionate about getting this costume looking just right. Look forward to seeing the finished thing.

Uni posted on 24 February, 2010 - 00:53
Excellent progress my dear! This is shaping up so amazingly, can't wait to see <3

sjbonnar posted on 24 February, 2010 - 01:11
The gun looks fantastic! The anticipation for this is ACTUALLY killing me LOL

Mangamad posted on 24 February, 2010 - 11:58
Looking good so far. Your cosplay will come out well. ^o^

MikeJenks posted on 24 February, 2010 - 14:29
This is looking incredible so far *w* Can't wait until it's done!! Keep up the good work 8D

SybersHikari posted on 24 February, 2010 - 15:00
BAYONETTA!! 8D Omg, Its gunna look sooo good! I look forward to seeing the finished product of this! It looks good so far, See ya at Kita! 8D

Kacela posted on 24 February, 2010 - 16:34
Progress is amazing! You are going to make a great Bayonetta, can't wait to see it completed!

timpey posted on 25 February, 2010 - 23:49
oww wow love the gun and you fit her perfectly

Cat_Cat posted on 26 February, 2010 - 07:17
This is going to be EPIC!!!

montblanc posted on 26 February, 2010 - 18:55
ahhh you guys! thanks so much for all the lovely comments <3 you're all inspiring me to keep going with this ^^ I just hope i don't disappoint in the end!!

KuroStylr posted on 26 February, 2010 - 20:47
Looking awesome mandy! Well done so far! I cannot wait to see this! XD

Pez posted on 3 March, 2010 - 00:55
The pics so far look /phenomenal/. Can't wait to see this!

kiichan posted on 3 March, 2010 - 00:55
Gun is looking GOOOOOOD so glad you decided to make them!

KhaosKreator posted on 3 March, 2010 - 13:39
The guns look good! -Tab

FairyPorchQueen posted on 3 March, 2010 - 21:07
still looking amazing hun!

Ikkaku-kun posted on 4 March, 2010 - 01:17
Twin blam cannons are lookin gooooood :)

Mangamad posted on 4 March, 2010 - 09:32
Before you go too far from your second gun...each gun has a different jewel.

kittenaid posted on 4 March, 2010 - 10:29
very beautiful. Good luck - cant wait to see the finished outfit x

montblanc posted on 4 March, 2010 - 12:42
@mangamad: don't worry I know I have green and red jewels for the other guns :3 everyone else: thanks for all the lovely comments!

Timber The Table Slayer posted on 17 March, 2010 - 02:37
keep up the great work. to your last comment you wont " disappoint in the end!! " you'll look awesome in the end so don't worry. ^^

Chariflame posted on 17 March, 2010 - 18:51
A great combination of detailed work and come on, you look like her! :D Excellent work, I can't wait to see the finished product.

Alyx posted on 17 March, 2010 - 22:03
Pretty awesome progress!! I hope my attempt can live up to this! lol. Guns look amazing!

FairyPorchQueen posted on 21 March, 2010 - 00:20
wow speedy progress, i wish you would wear this to mcm in may :( i want a pic of yooooooooooooooou

montblanc posted on 21 March, 2010 - 00:21
aww emmy! i might (very possibly) wear it in may too!! if I don't i'll make sure i get some good shots of it for you :)

FairyPorchQueen posted on 21 March, 2010 - 00:24
YAY!!! :D

nanahara posted on 21 March, 2010 - 02:57
the progress on this is.... EPIC XD

Sephirayne posted on 21 March, 2010 - 06:43
Looking amazing. I can't wait to see it complete.

RanmaSyaoran posted on 21 March, 2010 - 09:17
Argh! Why can't I make it to Kita! LOOKS AWESOME 8D

Getti posted on 22 March, 2010 - 17:13
Geeze, this is amazing!

kiichan posted on 23 March, 2010 - 11:31
Wig looking SO GOOD. Well done!

Uni posted on 23 March, 2010 - 12:13
Oh baby~ This is going to be so hot XD Can't wait to see it at Kita!

SephNoir posted on 23 March, 2010 - 12:27
The wig and shoes look epic! Can't wait to see this!

Moonchild posted on 23 March, 2010 - 13:53
This is looking so awesome!! The wig and shoes are amazing!! Really hope you wear this to Expo!! LOL I couldn't afford to go to Kita >.<

UnaSpi posted on 23 March, 2010 - 16:24
Really outstanding work so far! I can't wait to see this at Kita!

Bambi. posted on 29 March, 2010 - 16:22
Dis was wicked xD

SephNoir posted on 29 March, 2010 - 17:53
Such an awesome costume! I expect to see this fixed up in time for Minami...which you WILL be going to! <3

montblanc posted on 29 March, 2010 - 17:57
haha liz i love you <3 somehow I don't think I can manage to get it fixed up in time for minami... but I could try I guess XD

Uni posted on 29 March, 2010 - 18:17
Heart this soooo much! You did an amazing job :3

ryaoki posted on 29 March, 2010 - 18:24
epic mandy luls

Sephirayne posted on 29 March, 2010 - 18:26
Seen previw pics. You looked so amazing. Great job. I would love to see this in person one day.

KuroStylr posted on 29 March, 2010 - 19:22
Looked fab my dear- very you darling!

Ranma1-2 posted on 29 March, 2010 - 20:08
Waiting for more pics but looks Fab! Esp your catsuit - well done.

Littlegeeky posted on 29 March, 2010 - 20:34
This cosplay looked amazing at Kita! I love it ^_^

NightmareWings posted on 29 March, 2010 - 20:55
From the pics I have seen on facebook this was amazing! You look stunning.

Amy-Lou posted on 30 March, 2010 - 10:03
Fantastic Bayonetta! You even have gun shoes, I'm so impressed :D

DarkPharaoh posted on 30 March, 2010 - 14:12
you looked so amazing and being a huge fan of the game, very accurate as well, was glad to find your missing charm for the gun so it wasnt incomplete ^_^

Kacela posted on 30 March, 2010 - 14:32
Absolutely stunning!! You really suit Bayonetta, it is so accurate! ^^

montblanc posted on 30 March, 2010 - 14:35
@DarkPharaoh: you are still my hero for finding the charm and returning it ! <3

eva_fan posted on 30 March, 2010 - 17:53
Wow. It looks like it all came together really well in the end. Well done Mandy. :D

CrystalNeko posted on 30 March, 2010 - 22:48
Love love love love LOVE those guns!!! *____* You look so amazing <3

Bambi. posted on 31 March, 2010 - 06:59
I was left in so much awe after seeing you! =D You looked amazing! Bet those heels were a killer =p x

leumas posted on 31 March, 2010 - 07:15
Oh I saw this,you looked gorgeous,I would have come said hello but I didn't know it was you

Mangamad posted on 31 March, 2010 - 09:25
Your cosplay is super Smexy, my dear. ^o^ I just wish I saw this in person. T,T

YamiNoAeris posted on 31 March, 2010 - 17:09
An amazing Bayonetta! The costume looks great! :D

FairyPorchQueen posted on 31 March, 2010 - 19:47
youve really outdone yourself here hun, very well done, you look epic!

Charlie-Bear posted on 1 April, 2010 - 23:32
This was outstanding. Its just so perfect *O* I particularly love the guns and wig! You look amazing!!

Manga Girl posted on 3 April, 2010 - 19:26
I was in total awe of your cosplay!! I nearly forgot to take the photo XD

elenawing posted on 19 April, 2010 - 22:06
cant believe it took me so long to comment on this, but I adore your bayonetta. You still planning to bring it to ayacon? Would be nice to get some photos with my gomorrah, as long as mine doesn't suck too much xD

montblanc posted on 19 April, 2010 - 22:26
elenawing - aww thanks!! ^^ not totally sure about bringing it to aya currently.... as both times when I've warn it and its been sunny its kinda hellish T__T

elenawing posted on 20 April, 2010 - 10:59
totally understandable, dunno why i torture myself every year bringing big costumes xD Well if you do decide in the end, or even just wanna come chat it would be great to see you. (esp since your other cosplays are awesome xD )

Lil-Samuu posted on 20 April, 2010 - 21:13
This is a really good costume. :) It was worth putting the effort into doing the ribbon right, that and the wig was the first part of the costume I saw and I instantly recognised it. ^_^

Yuka posted on 20 April, 2010 - 22:06
Wow. I'm blown away. Did you step out of the game? O_O

eva_fan posted on 21 April, 2010 - 20:37
It was great to actually see you wearing this. Looks fantastic. :D

Sephirayne posted on 21 April, 2010 - 23:51
This was awesome to see in person. You looked so amazing.

goodbyeworld posted on 22 April, 2010 - 00:12
This is stunning!! You suit her so well and everything is just soo.. efhjdhfj <3

redheadgirl posted on 22 April, 2010 - 07:01
I love ur bayonetta cosplay ... real awesome job *tumbs up

No thanks posted on 22 April, 2010 - 21:40
Can i steal you? *_* xDD I jest <3! Stunning sweetheart

Numta posted on 23 September, 2010 - 10:59
Amazing bayonneta! Looks awesome!

Muraaski_Butterfly posted on 22 October, 2010 - 21:27
I really love your outfit , One of the best Bayonetta's I have seen :D

Jenivere posted on 28 January, 2011 - 09:09
Costume looks awesome :) I love Bayonetta! :D I was wondering though if you could give me some advice on making the guns - I'm planning to make a Jeanne costume by October/November to compliment a friend's Bayonetta and I want to get it right and possibly use the costume for competitions/masquerades as it'll be my first made-from-scratch :) or at least the first that will look any good :p

Jenivere posted on 28 January, 2011 - 09:09
Costume looks awesome :) I love Bayonetta! :D I was wondering though if you could give me some advice on making the guns - I'm planning to make a Jeanne costume by October/November to compliment a friend's Bayonetta and I want to get it right and possibly use the costume for competitions/masquerades as it'll be my first made-from-scratch :) or at least the first that will look any good :p

Jyagaimo posted on 24 February, 2011 - 19:19
I saw this at kitacon and it was absolutely fantastic! ;w; for serial!

LittleRecordGirl posted on 1 September, 2011 - 15:11
Will you be wearing this at next Kita? I'd love to get photos of you with Ivy, the badass girls of gaming! x

montblanc posted on 2 September, 2011 - 19:37
@Nakedsalad; that sounds awesome! I should be at the next kita and I'm planning to remake bayonetta so I'd love to do that :) x @ everyone else; thanks so much for all your lovely comments <3 remake is planned and I'll update it all soon!

Freyarule posted on 15 July, 2013 - 10:07
Congratulations on the showcase! You make an epic Bayonetta :D

BladeyCakes posted on 16 July, 2013 - 21:00
Fabulous <3 definitely deserves the showcase :)

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Progress Journal

29th March 2010

I'VE CREATED A MONSTERRRR

i. love. you. all. <3

anyways to clear up confusion, marked as complete as its been worn (and will hopefully be appearing in cosplay fever in the nearish future XD) BUT technically I would count it as in progress still as I want to remake the catsuit with the slight colour variation that it has in the game ^^

21st March 2010

GUN.....SHOES

I has gunshoes.
and I can walk in them haha
this is really immensely pleasing, so happy my holster plans worked out for this one!!

...i also have a nearly complete catsuit! :O

16th March 2010

ill ill ill and not long to go

well i've come down with horrible illness currently I've been coughing and spluttering the last 3 or so days, really not good!!
the catsuit has been started and I'm going to style the wig tomorrow... pic shows me testing the theory for styling, messy yup but gives me an idea what to do.
I also have my shoes which i've painted the soles of and they'll be modifyed to more closely resemble her shoes (though they are so nice I feel kinda sad destroying them!) and got my gloves, painted the palms and going to get to sewing the details on.
good times! now if only my cough would go away things would be done faster!

11th March 2010

few updates!

Well I finally got some pleather I'm pretty happy with (i.e not too textured, not to thick, not to thin, nice and soft to the touch!) so now its just a case of sewing the actual catsuit... which should be fun!
my shoes arrived to modify this morning, they help push me up to a bit of a more realistic height for bayonetta and are pretty damn sexy, so I hope I don't mess them up too much modifying them to hold the guns and adding the extra details XD
Gun number 2 is way underway having just been coated and I'll be painting that etc asap, gun number 3 and 4 need assembling and coating once i've cut the barrel lengths again. I still need to acquire gloves but I pretty much know what I'm doing for them :3 All in All its still ticking over quite nicely.

And my sister has pretty much finished her jeanne. Go see it her name on here is agi :) I'll be drawing up a plan for jeannes guns for her soon too.

its an excitement carnival!

28th February 2010

gun rage

sooo i started to test paint gun mark 1.... well the enamel didn&#039;t like my base spray paint dammit. so its very messy I&#039;m going to repaint it basically cause not happy!
doing this first gun has let me figure out how to do the others better :3

this one is becoming a shoe gun soo can be a tiny bit rough. prototype WIN

26th February 2010

pleather disasters

well the stuff I ordered showed up... and turned out to be upholstry pleather distinctly different from how it was described / listed and what the picture looked like <____< I don't want to look like a sofa cushion so pleather hunt begins AGAIN.
hopefully I can sort this asap.
also i'm quite enjoying making the guns currently so I might go the whole hog and make all 4 :D

also once more cause seriously you guys rock. a HUGE thanks for all the lovely comments :D

23rd February 2010

fly me to the moon~

still so excited over this!
bought 2 grades of chain today, a heavier one for the wig and the charms and a slightly lighter one for the catsuit

the charms got cut for me outta metal by agi YAY from myself drawing out the designs. I noticed after I was done with the painting that one is a little wrong but oh well.

Onwards and upwards!

10th February 2010

stuff stuff stuff!

First off thanks everyone for the lovely lovely comments / feedback so far I'm seriously flattered <3

well base wig arrived yesterday (as shown in the photo!) I'll probably get off my ass next week and actually style it all up properly with the ribbon and the chain :3 (this week i'm working pretty intensely then away at the weekend!)
on the pleather front I'm slightly annoyed as I ordered a couple of samples from an online site and they still haven't arrived D< grr! so again I might have to axquire that next week and have to settle for some of the stuff I've seen already and that won't make me overly happy as I wasn't too happy with the feel of the stuff I'd seen!
guns I will be starting on next week too, I am going to actually remake totally using tubing and foam for the shoe guns and just carry around the replica as I don't have the money to get silicon and resin for casting :(
but I should be sorting out the gloves and shoes tonight!

and if I f&*k up the catsuit well then... I guess naked bayonetta might be wandering around :p

30th January 2010

moving stuff along more.

well... i still have to acquire the pleather as i'm terribly picky. the thing is I have this awesome coat... with the nicest pleather on it ever and thats really making me stick in my head as to the quality I want.
and so far... what i've looked at in real life seems very thin or too rough to the touch :( but I'm not giving up yet!!
as you can see I did the glasses (pretty much as soon as they arrived) they aren't perfect but they will do. and the butterflies are too big but short of hacking up the sides I wouldn't get them to scale in time. there is some coloured mesh layered on the inside of the butterflies (making it look nice and messy) to add a subtle hint of colour though its not as vibrant as it should be.
and the ribbon is pretty much done. 4m of demonic script by hand, I considered if this was too long... then though nah. woo. kinda proud of myself for that one!
can't wait for my base wig to arrive and get cracking on that though I might delay it a little so the styling etc stays as fresh as possible.
and hopefully my sister is going to help me cut the 4 round charms that hang off the arms and the back of the legs from metal so they'll be all awesome.

I have never been so excited about a cosplay EVER. :) can't wait!!

24th January 2010

getting things underway

tomorrow i'm off to acquire some lovely pleather or something of the like to get cracking on the catsuit XD

wig has been ordered and I plan to scalp a couple of old black wigs I have sitting about for some extra wefts for the head cone. The base wig I've ordered is pretty long so I should be able to tie some of that up into the head detail to make it fuller on top... its going to be some interesting experimentation when that arrives either way!
also ordered about 4m of red double satin ribbon for the hair to play with, and some reading glasses to modify slightly... I accept that the glasses won't be 100% accurate but just got to live with that :3
I'm also going to be working out how to go about the guns best... though I still like the idea of re-casting off the replica, this might be a bit out of my budget currently :( but i'll be checking the price of resin tomorrow~
excited to get a proper start on all of this :D
I'll probably upload an initial make up and wig test once the wig and glasses arrive :D