Costume :Jin Race
Variant :Female
Source :Blade and Soul
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010

Costume Photos

photo by Chi 2

photo by Chi

by Code 2 me and kimi

by Codekallen

image by nert

by Nert

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Jin female


Costume Information

Cost : about £50 so far

Shopping list: (in progress)


-----------------------EDIT APRIL 06 2010-----------------------

I almost have the grey bodice finished, I made it by cutting a hole in the centre of the whole thing and slowly taking it in and stitching in the grooves, I did it that way with the Reith dress too (the shoes I killed myself over have fallen to bits T_T)

I've cut out the back petals and am in the process of lining the edges with bias binding.

I'm not bothering with a wig, as if this won't be uncomfortable enough already :3

I have various pieces of lace to make the flower embroidery, I aquired some bells from my mum who did morris dancing when she was a little younger;;

I have some grey leggings that I'll adapt to make the stockings, I seem to choose a lot of costumes with these stupid hold-ups, which NEVER hold up!



Now working on the grey jacket, not as hard as I'd expected XD

Should be done in time, will upload a pic tomorrow when the jacket is done :3

Edit May 13-------------------------------------------------------------------

At work right now, just bought silver and copper wire to trim the three arm/leg bands which you can see. Bought black suede cord for the top rather than white ribbon which was always temporary. Bought a small silver ring for the large bauble which you can see hanging from the top, yet to make the cage~~

Gotta keep going! :3 Its not really all that far to go now if I think about it;;

Plus I cut the shoes into the right shape, got to find a way to make them stay on better though, so sick of struggling with akward legwear <3

task of today; find the ideal bodysuit/ stocking... its not the most modest outfit and I'd rather have a little coverage :3 I'm not a total whore;;

Edit---------- 19th MAY

Been sticking brass thumb tacks into thick strips of reinforced leather for the past two days, and my thumbs are white, tenderized and numb T_T Its cheaper than a stud-gun though and looks just as effective I'd say :3

Made the little yellow hand-covers, you can't properly see them on the reference pics, but those are out of the way now, got the spiked bracelets and have started cutting up some leggings to make the suspenders, I'm happier with my progress how, should be done in time, the key part is to get all of the sewing out of the way! I can't use a sewing machine on the train XD

Also dyed the sash red which hangs down the back.

got just two more silver crosses to make until theyre done, to stop myself veing punctured worse than Pete Doherty's arm I'll have to cover the backs of the leather with foam/ card/ felt.

--------------------------Edit 24 May------------------------------------------

Progress progress :3

Sash is attatched and I've painted and embossed the bauble at the end of it.

Made little white studs to decorate the cross at the back and the yellow sash around the top of the tunic.

I've hemmed the leggings, and I'm told by a good source that Carpet tape is the best way to hold up/ down slippy garnments, so thats that demon slayed!

Backed the leather arm-bands with leather belts I've cut down and punched new holes into, I might put a bit of velcro down to hold it in place~ Just need to put belts on the smaller bands (lined with studs)

Painted the gold detail onto the um,.. back-flap? the little leather fan that is all that conceals my rear from the baying crowd XD

Eventually made the little cross-pendant (that is attatched to the ribbon tying on the jacket) from craft foam which I've reinforced and sprayed with yellow paint left over from Reith. I cut out some leather shapes to stick to the top of this (if you look closeley you can see they are featured on Kim's designs)

You want to know something! I now associate my costume with four things: Marie Antoinette, Ugly Betty, Lord of the Rings and "The Lion Man" tv show as thats all that seems to be playing when I'm sat making this thing XD


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Wow! It's very you! Looks super-cool!

by perfectly_purple on Friday, 22 January, 2010 - 11:40
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Wooo Hyung Tae Kim! That's a really cool design and we're losing you to Japan?

by Amy-Lou on Monday, 12 April, 2010 - 11:01
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I'm afraid so, I'm going to do TEFL in September and then awayy I go! T_T Lets make May fa~bulous! xx

by Komapsunida on Monday, 12 April, 2010 - 15:38

wow this looks amazing x

by kawaii-kerri on Saturday, 8 May, 2010 - 17:04
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Loving the progress!

by perfectly_purple on Wednesday, 12 May, 2010 - 21:11
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This outfit is looking absolutely great! It's gonna look beautiful once finished - Fighto! ^_~

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 13 May, 2010 - 11:33
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This looks AMAZING!! ^__^

by k4tt on Wednesday, 19 May, 2010 - 15:45
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this is looking awsome XD

by nanahara on Friday, 21 May, 2010 - 02:46
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The finishing result was brilliant!! It was lovely to meet you on the day ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 13:46

It was lovely to meet you too :D. I loved your costume so much ^_^. The colors and detail are amazing :). xx

by caylithe on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 16:28
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I'm sad I didn't get to see this in person, but I've seen Nert's photos and you looked awesome! I love your solution to the patterns on the dress, really clever stuff :)

by Amy-Lou on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 17:48
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You were sooo gorgeous and it was lovely chatting to you! xxx

by Nocturnal Blossom on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 00:48
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Yay I loved this outfit! It looked amaaaazing! I can't believe some of the stuff you said you had made it out of! Flower pots and thumb tacks?! You woman, are a genius! A beautiful, lovely genius that was so nice to speak to! I hope to catch you again sometime at a convention we should chat again! ^^

by Monkey on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 01:01
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Real sads I didn't get more than the crowded couple of shots of this T_T So pretty.

Should definitely have dragged you off for better photos :P Be warned if I ever get the chance again I will XD

by nert on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 01:31
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Lovely to see it close up ^^ Excellent craftmanship there :D

by Limegreenjelly on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 12:33
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I know nothing about Blade & Soul but wow, that's fantastic work. Love the details!

by Pez on Monday, 14 June, 2010 - 20:29
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O: you look so cool! Great job! <3

by Chain Toxin on Friday, 18 June, 2010 - 21:34
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you look soooooo amazing, this is such a well made, very detailed cosplay XD

by nanahara on Monday, 9 August, 2010 - 02:16
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It was beautiful to see this cosplay and you again my dear ^_~ Wish I could get photos of the one a person took with us together >.<

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 3 November, 2010 - 00:04
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WOW THIS IS SO AWESOME! So when's Blade and Soul actually out??

by PandaaPaws on Thursday, 4 November, 2010 - 17:15

Very nice work on the detail <3

by - on Thursday, 4 November, 2010 - 19:36
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you are so cute >3<
and the cosplay is awsome

by Minos-Chan on Saturday, 6 November, 2010 - 23:48

Wow you look fab. really amazing work on the cosplay. I looove the detail

by - on Thursday, 11 November, 2010 - 23:20
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Loving the new wig, this costume just keeps getting better! Really awesome detail.

by Amy-Lou on Friday, 12 November, 2010 - 11:43
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Wow this looks amazing!
Great detail :)

by My__RoadOfBlood on Friday, 12 November, 2010 - 12:07
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I seriously wanna say congratulations my dear! It was so wonderful to meet you in this - this cosplay is well deserved to be showcased <3

by Pandora-Chi on Saturday, 23 April, 2011 - 22:42
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Well done on the showcase, definitely deserved!

by White Leviathan on Saturday, 23 April, 2011 - 23:23
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Congratulations on the showcase!
This is brilliant :)

by My__RoadOfBlood on Saturday, 23 April, 2011 - 23:37
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Hunniiiii! You totally deserved to be showcased here since your outfit is just EPICAWESOMEWAAW 8D


by Lord Zero on Sunday, 24 April, 2011 - 10:56
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Omg, wow! Amazing!

by cowiee on Sunday, 24 April, 2011 - 14:56
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Congrats on the showcase. This costume looks amazing. Love the details.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 27 April, 2011 - 02:39
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So awesome!

by ToroSonyCat on Wednesday, 27 April, 2011 - 17:03

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