Cosplayer: Sunsetdancer

Variant: Human Form

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Ayacon 2011

15th August 2011: Added Pockets So I ripped out some pockets from an old pair of trousers I had and added them to the Tachigami trousers to help on the day.

14th August 2011: Test Fitting Had a test fit today and everything looks great. I really happy with it all.

Just had to add a stitch into the sleeves of the cloak and the ribon on the arm sleeves.

12th August 2011: Belt Made the belt. Made it really long and added loads of velcro so it takes the weight of the cloak well.

11th August 2011: Scarf Made the scarf out of black fleese.

9th August 2011: BLUE!! The sword is now completely blue :D

7th August 2011: Sword and Dangly Bits Started and completed the dangly bits.

Cut the holes in the sword and covered in PVA.

6th August 2011: Filler on the Sword Fillered the holes and errors in the sword.

6th August 2011: Sword and Socks Added the spine down the length of the sword. Also screwed on the L pommel.

Also started and finshed the socks today too.

4th August 2011: Sword Pommel and Guard The sword pommel was cut out today twice and glued together. Also the hand guard was cut and glued to the sword.

3rd August 2011: Sword Edge Cut out and applied an edge to the sword.

2nd August 2011: Sword Contruction Marked out the sword on the foam and cut in the pole through the middle

1st August 2011: Started the Sword Started the sword with sticking together the two foam sheets to create one long enough for the sword. Then templated the actual blade section.

30th July 2011: Sleeve Construction Worked out and contructed the sleeves.

30th July 2011: Robe Airbrushed Airbrushed the robe with the pattern

23rd July 2011: Robe Construction Finished The robe has been finished off construction wise. Happy with it. Just need to airbrush the red pattern on when I have the mindset.

Also added the zip to the red top. Have found out though that it doesnt sit right around the neck so will need adjusting.

5th July 2011: Robe Construction The second batch of material turned up today so I managed to get the last sections cut out and overlocked. I started construction on the robe, it was very large but by the time Id pleated the top it fitted fine. Just need to adjust the sleeves and add the hood.

4th July 2011: Top Beginings I started the top today. Finished the basic shape. Just need to wait for a zip. Then need to add the details like the dangly bits.

3rd July 2011: Patterns and Robe Today I worked out the pattern for the robe and after much hardship drawing it out on newspaper I finally started to cut out the sections needed. I didnt have enough in the end so need to wait for more to turn up. I cut out the sections and overlocked the edges.

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nanahara - 18th April 2011
hell yeah XD, yet another awsome sized prop

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eternal_aranel - 18th April 2011
You have to make it realllly oversized Aaron, to make you look smaller!
ITs like this cosplay was made for you! XD

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Sunsetdancer - 18th April 2011
Bearing in mind I usually make them bigger than needed do I need to make this bigger than the ref?... think about it... XD

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sjbonnar - 15th June 2011
What a surprise you chose the one with the giant sword :-p Looking forward to this!

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Sunsetdancer - 15th June 2011
Actually I was tasked by Laura..... I in no way had any part of choosing it.... honest



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sjbonnar - 4th July 2011
LMAO You're gonna look ace mate!

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Sunsetdancer - 4th July 2011
Cheers looking forwrd to it now. I started yesterday.

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eternal_aranel - 4th August 2011
*hyper ventilates* I WANT TO SEEEEE

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Sunsetdancer - 4th August 2011
NOOOOOOO though I do have LOADS of progress pictures here....

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Toshi-chan - 18th August 2011
MY GOD! that is a big sword.

eeeeeeeek I can't wait to see the whole group together now xD

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Amy-Lou - 25th August 2011
That's some incredible prop work, it looked so solid!
When you say you used foam was it blocks carved down, or like foamboard sheets built up?

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Manjou - 26th August 2011
That sword was a little crazy, I loved it. Guts from Berserk next? XD

Great costume :)

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Sunsetdancer - 4th September 2011
@Amy-lou it was styrofoam wall insulation sheets.

@Manjou thanks I guess it done the job then, thanks

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CrystalNeko - 4th September 2011
Your sword... Was like the best thing ever!
Really loved your costume, was just so epic!!

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Sunsetdancer - 4th September 2011
Thankyou <3 We all worked really hard and everyone looked amazing!

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Fishyfins - 18th October 2011
I said it then, and ill say it now... im still amazed at that sword, and still cant imagine how you got it to Ayacon in a car 0_o amazing cosplay, as always :3

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Sephirayne - 23rd February 2012
That sword was epic. Loved the costume and the group.

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carsec - 9th December 2013
wow great job, not only the sword all of it is impressive