Cosplayer: Angel_of_Algebra

Variant: Gijinka

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Ayacon 2011

18th August 2011: Finishing touches! Styled the wig, painted the shorts and did a few other little touches before leaving for the con!

13th August 2011: Tassels and fuzzy balls! Finally made the tasselly braid thingy and sewed it and the fuzzy balls onto the tunic. Been putting off doing this for a while. And I'm glad I did as the fuzziness is moulting all over my lovely white tunic. Unimpressed. Anyway, that's the last thing to do for this before Thursday (i.e. the day before the con). Hooray! inb4 I forgot something.

11th August 2011: Finished hammer head Finished painting the hammer head. Can't really be bothered adding more detail at this point. More likely to mess up the paintjob and make it crack everywhere than actually make it look better. XD The picture shows both sides of it.

Only the finishing touches on the outfit to do. Unless I've forgotten something. >_>

8th August 2011: Big red hammer head The hammer head is now entirely red! Took long enough. And I'm starting to paint cloud designs onto it. They're much more defined shapes than some of the concept art shows, because it would be awkward to get the right amount of undefined without it just looking like a mess, plus I like it more this way anyway.

Will outline them in black once they're all blocked in, then possibly do a wood-grain effect on the red. It's all coming together!

5th August 2011: Moar hammer It rained all of yesterday, but was nice today, so I paper maché-d the hammer. Looking and feeling a little less precarious now.

Hopefully gonna start painting tomorrow.

3rd August 2011: New sewing machine! I used the tiny little sewing machine to do my red kimono this afternoon! ^_^ And that's the last big piece of this done. Also made a little progress on the hammer. It's slightly less likely to fall apart, but still bending dangerously. It'll be fine, it won't even be assembled most of the time. That makes everything fine. >_> Tomorrow is paper maché day!

Also, wow this picture is bright. The red fabric isn't actually BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN.

31st July 2011: Hammertime! Getting fabric and a new sewing machine on Tuesday, so I'm working on the prop.

The base of the hammer is cardboard tubing, and I'm bulking it up with newspaper. I'll paper maché that for strength (it's gonna need it), then wrap cardboard round it to give it a nice round shape. Paper maché again, and paint! The handle is an extendable window cleaning tool, that unscrews apart, so I can deconstruct it and travel with it in my bag. I've fixed one of the heads of the tools into the hammer head, so it'll just slot onto the handle as designed (plus the extra weight of the head, we can always hot glue it in on the day if necessary).

The green line is my height standing straight against the wall, just for reference. Of course, the hammer isn't straight against the wall, and I'll be about a foot taller from my footwear and ears, but it gives an idea. It's about 1.6m tall full constructed so far.


24th July 2011: Wig, ears, obi and sleeves progress Made the ears. They're the softest, fuzziest white material in the world. <3 The wig also arrived, and I am in love with it. From the neck up, this is my favourite cosplay ever. It's fluffy at the back, and longer at the front, and soft and gorgeous and I want to wear it every day. The picture quality is kind of awful, but oh well.

Also did the obi and most of the sleevework. Will put pictures of those up, because it would be mean to hide progress from certain people, and a separate journal entry once I finish the sleeves. The obi isn't exciting enough to get its own entry.

24th June 2011: Please do not hurt me, scary lady. ;_; Also the shorts, just did these tonight, promised I'd put the photos up as soon as I did.

These look kind of ludicrous when they're not on me. And only marginally less ludicrous when they are. Still have to paint the moons on the front and maybe give them more shape somehow. Undecided on that part.

Also, I resisted the temptation to just post blurry pictures of cats with my journal entries. As tempting as it was.

24th June 2011: Posting for own safety. I made this bit ages ago, but since I am within reach of Laura's wrath, I had better post it up. It's the tunic-type thingy for the top half of the costume. The shoulders aren't done yet, have to be neatened up.

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nanahara - 7th December 2010
you should so do this for Aya if your going, I'm hoping to get a celestial brush gods group together ^^

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Angel_of_Algebra - 7th December 2010
Yeah, aranel told me about it and asked if I wanted to do this. If I go, this will be the first thing I'll work on for it.

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eternal_aranel - 7th December 2010
Yes!!! This group is like coming together!!! <3

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sjbonnar - 15th June 2011
Awesome ^_^

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nanahara - 31st July 2011
progress is looking great ^^

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Angel_of_Algebra - 31st July 2011
Thanks, nana. I heard you're hiding progress from Laura. XD So mean! Should go shopping Monday or Tuesday, then hopefully be done by the end of next week! That's the plan, at least...

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Leolarua - 31st July 2011
looks great so far :D

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Toshi-chan - 2nd August 2011
progress is epic!! xD

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CrystalNeko - 23rd August 2011
Your prop was just too epic! Oversized props ftw! You made an awesome bunny :D

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Mtani - 28th August 2011
fluffy, soft eaaarssss!! 8D You made an awesome bunny! :D

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Lady Bahamut - 3rd September 2011
You are an awesome rabbit 8D That hammer is epic!

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ElegantAura - 6th September 2011
Such a fantastic costume! and although it weighed a tone that hammer is 'winning!'

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HatsuneHawke - 26th January 2012
really awesome cosplay, nicely pulled off.