Syaoran (Epilogue) - Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle



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OH GOOD GOD. LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT CAPE.



Okay! I think it's about time I gave myself a challenge and I think this is the perfect cosplay for it! I offered myself up as part of a future group and I would love to be able to pull this off X3


02/05/2012: Okay. I'd like to stress that this cosplay, despite my efforts, is very much a "mark 1" version. I simply don't have the time to put all the details on this cosplay as I would like. Plus I've been cutting a few corners that I would like to fix.


AFTER EXPO EDIT

Wow! I was so happy at the reception this cosplay got! For the first time I've cosplayed I was asked for photos more than once! Infact I had quite a few on both days, which for me, is a pretty big deal ^^; Everyone seemed to like it (I think everyone wanted my cape more than anything 8D) even though I didn't have time to do everything I wanted. These will be added for Mark II, which currently, I'm planning for May 2013. Which could be a mistake if it was as hot this May!! This is by far the hottest cosplay I've worn ^^;


Comments

KiraraYumi posted on 7 November, 2010 - 19:39
I've gotta lot of love for this outfit <3 Can't wait to see thiiiis! You have the 2nd artbook?! I'm jealous...

Dark_Angel_15 posted on 7 November, 2010 - 20:18
Cool

charlieparrot posted on 12 November, 2010 - 16:53
This is one of my fav Syaoran outfits :) Never realised how massive the cape is XD

Sakurastar123 posted on 22 February, 2011 - 18:40
I'm thinking about doing this for May expo next year now, as I really want a huge cape of doom! What fabric would you be thinking of using?

Sakurastar123 posted on 9 June, 2011 - 18:51
Oooh, an early start? I'm actually tempted to make Mokona's cape as a trial for how I will make the main costumes ^^

zabuza89 posted on 15 July, 2011 - 11:41
really wanna do Kurogane's version xD

angelic-cat15 posted on 18 September, 2011 - 18:33
wows just looks so cool can't wait 2 see u do this 1 mate ;)

blackorcid posted on 24 February, 2012 - 00:13
I'm in love with this outfit, its beautiful. :D can't wait to see :D

Fizzykat posted on 25 February, 2012 - 19:50
oh wow! i cant wait to see this!!

Sakurastar123 posted on 2 March, 2012 - 22:27
Looking good! I will start mine soon, once I get the other Fai outfit out of the way :3

Natsumi posted on 26 March, 2012 - 19:17
Looking awesome as ever. Love that cape!

charlieparrot posted on 26 March, 2012 - 19:32
Wow! Its looking EPIC :D Love that capeee & the green is brilliant!

Sakurastar123 posted on 5 May, 2012 - 09:54
The progress is looking so good ^-^

InfiniteJester posted on 15 May, 2012 - 18:14
ahhh hope to see this at expo!

Hawkeye posted on 21 May, 2012 - 10:21
This is looking great! Have fun at Expo :)

Lady Bahamut posted on 24 May, 2012 - 19:15
Thanks everyone :) I just hope I don't die of heat stroke over the weekend ^^;

Ichigo-Chan posted on 29 May, 2012 - 17:58
I really admire your Syaoran cosplay, all the green detailing is so perfect, so I am happy to see this in real life. And..... DAT CAPE!!!!! I love my Syaoran I WANT DAT CAPE

Carmina posted on 31 May, 2012 - 20:17
Looks absolutely fabulous!

Tsuchinoko posted on 1 June, 2012 - 17:05
The green parts on your costume looked so neatly sewn ( and the cape made a nice tent, too... ) =P I had a lot of fun at the CLAMP meet =)

Pandora-Chi posted on 2 June, 2012 - 19:41
This is a really well done Syaoran cosplay :D The outfit is neatly constructed and I just love that cape! 8D You suit him well

NixieThePixie posted on 2 June, 2012 - 20:07
That is so amazing. Really, wow... And I love your Batman pose too, really spot on there lol

charlieparrot posted on 5 June, 2012 - 19:56
You look EPIC.This should be named EPIC Epilogue Syaoran <3 The whole outfit is amazing and I know every little detail is perfect. I adore your cape!! Thank you for letting me wear it on the day!! XD Its all beautiful!!! ^__^ Soo glad I got to see your epic outfit in person :D :D

KiraraYumi posted on 9 June, 2012 - 19:46
Ohemgee how have I not fawned over this cosplay in words yet? SO, SO much admiration of your skills for this one. SO MUCH. Everything is so perfect and the photos are perfect and Batman is perfect and all that CAPE <3 Simply put, you are once again a perfect Syaoran >w<

Lady Bahamut posted on 11 June, 2012 - 19:48
Thank you so much everyone ^^; I'm not sure I deserve such high praise, but I really appreciate it :) I hope I'll be able to improve upon it for Mark II!

KC-HOME posted on 3 March, 2013 - 19:35
Wow !! amazing !!! I really love it (CCS was one of the first mangaS I read so omg 4everlove♥) really well done AND such a cute Sakura as well!!!! ♥ I LIKE ♥

MoonLily posted on 6 March, 2013 - 18:54
This is beautiful! You did an amazing job on that cape - the shape, the crisp designs, it hangs beautifully. *_* And I also love the boots. :3

Deathblow_Prime posted on 7 March, 2013 - 14:41
Wow! This is beautiful :)

Emzone posted on 8 March, 2013 - 16:30
So much love for this Dat cape <3

BlueberryTale posted on 9 March, 2013 - 19:13
So beautiful! great job ^^

cowiee posted on 20 March, 2013 - 19:44
Oh wonderful job! Loving the cloak c:

TheStarlightFairy posted on 12 April, 2013 - 18:23
Ohhhh wow! This is amazing! I love how much volume you've managed to get in the cape, great job!

sjbonnar posted on 18 June, 2014 - 18:13
Love it! Epic cape!

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Progress Journal

14th May 2012

Final bits and peices

All that's left to do is add on the straps and buttons. These include the ones on the collar, the cape and the boots. I won't be putting the strap that should be on the black under-top as I don't really like the top I'm using ^^; So again, this will be added on for Mark II.

I never learn my lesson with sewing through leather on boots D:

4th May 2012

Trouser progress

I didn't have so much trouble with the trousers as I normally do. I made the base and added on the green details as I did with all the other parts. The only part that did puzzle me slightly was that line you can see that comes from the top of the trousers and into that first green section on the leg. I couldn't work out what it was, so in the end I concluded it was a seam line, so I put in a sneaky, very small, dart to simulate it XD I'm not sure if anyone actually cared about this tiny detail in the end, but it would drive me insane if I knew it wasn't there ^^;

4th May 2012

The cape - The final stages

So once I FINALLY located some large D-rings (Only took forever) I put the 2 of them onto the dangly bits on the shoulder (ish!) part of the cape. I didn't have time to put all 5 on (will be done for Mark II) so this cape follows the manga version rather than the artwork version... for now!

Only then could I finally sort out the lining. Which was a NIGHTMARE. Either the base cape was bigger than the lining, or the lining was bigger than the base cape and it never sat quite right with each other >_< After much raging, I sorted it out and did some sneaky stitching so the lining couldn't move out of place.

I then put the bias binding on (which took foreveeeeeeeeeeer) and it was all finished!

20th April 2012

The Boots

My boots came today from ebay! I didn't realise they had a bit of a curved heel at the back. But never mind! I'm pretty happy with them overall :)

20th April 2012

The Top

Urgh, the top DX

Well, I had made the base before Christmas I think but it looked... horrible DX So I hid it away and hoped that it would somehow fix itself. Then it came around Easter and I needed to actually work on it! After much crying on Facebook, Miss Freyarule helped me sort if out and made it much better fitted ^^; I did this by taking it in at the sides and putting in a dart at the back. I then added on the collar, which was surprisingly easy this time!

So once that was sorted, the process of putting all of the green detailing started. I started off with the bottom, then the arm holes (which was alot harder than it should have been, plus I screwed them up), then the collar and finally the one on the front.

The bias binding went on last with the fastenings, which I hid on the bias. The little dangly bits with the D-rings on them were added later when I got them.

The top could be better IMO =/ Will fix it for for Mark II.

2nd April 2012

Cape - Green detailing

Me and my paper patterns 8D I don't know what I'd do without them!

I obviously used my paper pattern to get the size right for those little square details on the cape corners. Unfortunately, the green cotton I had brought didn't match the width of the cotton I'd brought for the cape base, so I ended up having to do the detailing in 2 sections. I sewed the sections together into one big whole. I folded the edges of the green cotton under itself (so it looked nice and didn't fray everywhere) and sewed it all down with the machine.

2nd April 2012

The cape base

I really didn't have enough floor space for this 8D Even 4 meters of fabric folded still took up the entire floor area that was available to me ^^;

ANYWAY!

I decided that unlike last time I made a cape (For Clone Syaoran), this one would be a half circle cape. I followed a video I found on Youtube for as to how to work out the neck hole size. As for the overall length I just put it on and made a mark and went from there 8D I used a pencil on a piece of string to get the circular shape, which was very difficult doing it on my own!

I'd like to say a special thank you to Hawkeye for putting up with my annoying questions on making a half circle cape oTL

12th February 2012

Sorry!

I have been working on this! Honestly! Although I haven't really gotten very far with it due to being REALLY lazy. I have made the base for the white top and the trousers, but I can't go any further with them untill I find the green fabric!! Which is impossible to find in the correct shade ¬_¬ I may have to settle for an inaccurate one D':

I brought 4 meters worth of cotton drill this week for the cape! It's going to be HUGE.