Faye Valentine
Cowboy Bebop

Cosplayer: Heorot

Variant: Casino

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

8th May 2013: Gesso grief Unless I was impatient, I put a little too much on the second coat [especially on the edges]so some of it has peeled :( I just want some rigid edges, tbh, then I can think about painting >.>

3rd May 2013: Paint it White used Humbrol Enamel in Matt White. So far so good but I didn't realise it stains your hands a little! Was a git to get off the brush too

Think it takes 6 hours (!?) to dry >_>

29th April 2013: Moar chip progress Sanded/filed down after being in the freezer for about 5 days. It's not perfect but I'm happy with it! Gesso next or straight into painting? Hmm...

23rd April 2013: Poker chip progress This is my second attempt and my first time working with clay. I want the sides to look rigid but don't know if this is important/how to do it. Really appreciate some feedback on this before I go any further.

UPDATE 25/04: Thinking of using gesso over what I've done to smooth over my derpiness and hopefully create the edge detail that I'm after

22nd April 2013: Poker chip research/planning After looking into the dimensions of regular poker chips and their weight, I now have a clearer understand of constructing the "key to the key".

diameter: 39mm
weight: 10 grams
thickness: 3.5 mm

I doubt measurements such as the diameter will be bang on as I want to give myself more space for painting the markings on. I would like the weight and thickness to be correct though

21st February 2012: Cufflinks + more The cufflinks arrived today, woo hoo! Really pleased how quickly they came as I was a bit concerned they wouldn't be here in time for HJ. It's difficult to tell until I've got my whole costume on, but I think I made the right choice and they're gonna go really well with everything (: I like that they're subtle but still look different to most cufflinks you see.

I spoke to my Spike briefly on Skype last night and he's coming to HJ! 8D
Excuse the pic being a bit wonky- because of it's gloss, it's kinda difficult to photograph D:

16th February 2012: The wilds are calling me! You can’t keep me locked up! Aw, poor Faye faye costume...she's been left for almost a year now. Seriously though, I've quite missed being her; and with Hyper Japan next weekend (thanx to my dad for spotting it being advertised on the underground), I should be there as Ms Valentine!

Hoping to have Spike back with me too, but he's super busy at the moment so is gonna let me know nearer the time. This time I will DEFINITELY bring Ein with me- I have to make my leaving the stupid dog behind at Expo last year up to him somehow, so I guess he can come.* Either way I'll definitely have a pretty strange cross-over going on; my mate is planning on coming as Black☆Star!

Just going through this [awesome] Tumblr http://fuckyeahcowboybebop.tumblr.com and thinking of cosplaying as Faye again makes me wanna re-watch 'Bebop; but I have soo much college work to do at the moment :( Sad tiems.

Actually really looking forward to it though (: Have emailed the HJ cosplay team asking if we can bring our BB guns [magazineless and battryless, naturally]. I hate being without a prop!

See you then, space cowboys xo

* I was just getting into character there, I actually love Ein and my Ein plushie to bits >D

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Frostie.The.Snowman - 26th May 2011
Wooo more cowboy bebop cosplayers at May Expo! :DDDD Can't wait to see it ^_^ what day are you going as Faye? :D

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Heorot - 31st May 2011
Oh my goodness I just got your comment! I'm so rubbish at remembering passwords Dx I think I met you, though; arn't you the Ed I took a picture of with our Ed? (I explained that soo badly) >w<

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LittleRecordGirl - 1st June 2011
Saw your photos on facebook via a friends album and you make a gorgeous Faye.
Very jealous actually.
But, mon' the Faye cosplayers! Haha. x

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cosplaymatt1 - 13th April 2012
hey rose i totally think yould suggest this costume for showcase its just so well done

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KC-HOME - 17th April 2013
wooow~!!! it's awesome ♥ I like ♥
and epic group man ~
awesomeness~ !!

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Heorot - 17th April 2013
Thanks muchly KC ^-^

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Zelvyne - 2nd July 2013
Very cool to see this outfit, and it looks really good :) you really suit faye

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cosplaymatt1 - 19th April 2014
wooop your gunna wear this to see wendy lee :D this does mean you gotta wear thouse shoes again :S

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Heorot - 19th April 2014
Yeeah ♥ I'm actually thinking of wearing these pixie-style red cowboy boots; not accurate but much comfier!

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Deathblow_Prime - 29th October 2015
Love this! You make an amazing Faye.