Hildarea - Shining Wind

In Progress




It is on! Shining wind comming to Minami 16 :D

Unfortunately due to house hunting being more hasstle than planned and one of our group members injuring themselves this got put on hold, so I couldn't take it to Ame 08.

I've made the skirt cage from boning though I may add a few more strips for rigidity. I'm not sure how heavy the fabric on top of it will be, I think I'll still put a roll of wadding under the top to support it. I have a pattern for the poofy shoulders worked out and the rough top and jacket cut out.


Schizo witch is go!

I've decided to use chicken wire inside the hat brim and base of the point. Insulation tape should stop the edges from being sharp enough to poke through the fabric.

I've doodled a thousand ways to do the bluebell skirt, but currently a cage of plastic boning with removable horizontal pieces is looking like the best solution (plus a ye olde bumroll). I need to be able to transport it, so while I'd love to use chicken wire again, the train would be a nightmare :/


perfectly_purple posted on 4 April, 2008 - 18:07
That looks like it's gonna be a really good cosplay. ^_^ What's it from?

Amy-Lou posted on 10 April, 2008 - 12:12
It's from the RPG game Shining Wind. There's a crossover anime called Shining Wind X Tears as well. This one should be for Amecon. I'm really looking forward to making the huge hat and the mechanical broom :D

Mighty Odango posted on 13 June, 2008 - 21:17
:O If you wear this again post-Ame, let me know and I'll make Mau! She's on my list anyway :)

Annadill posted on 30 June, 2008 - 19:54
first: great cosplay pic :D sec: yay hat pictures!! lol ive always wondered how people made hats, if you could do a short guide that would rock.

Lunar_Kitten posted on 30 June, 2008 - 23:22
What a cool cosplay! Looking forward to seeing it at Amecon =^_^=

Amy-Lou posted on 2 July, 2008 - 10:33
Thanks guys ^^ I'm really excited about this one! Ooooh good idea Annadill, must remember to get lots of in progress pics and I'll see what I end up with.

ryaoki posted on 18 August, 2008 - 21:45
this looks so good, what did you use for the skirt cage

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Progress Journal

24th August 2009

Back on track

I've dug Hildarea out from under the table for Minami 16 as part of my vow to finish the pile of half done costumes I've racked up.

The chicken wire hat is way too heavy to work, so I've picked up a roll of buckram and I'm going to wire up the circumference.
This is my first time working with buckram, so it's all new and exciting XD

Thankfully I kept the pendant I made, so I'm a little way ahead.

9th December 2008

Hellraiser Skirt

The cage! To me, the most important part of the costume. I have made a grid of boning held together with pins pushed through, so it's a bit spikey to try on XD
Just sewing the cage to the waistband made it fall flat from the belt, so I sewed it upside down, allowing it to bend back on itself and hold the shape.

I'm going to use the busstle method of a stip of fabric attached at each side seam of the cage rather than a bumroll as this will be cooler and lighter, I will have to be careful how far down I take this as the front of the skirt is open :)

9th December 2008


I cut the huuuuge hat brim out of chicken wire (shredding my fingers in the process). To stop the wire wearing through the cover and snagging unwary passers by, I wrapped insulation tape around the edges. Having cut the head hole into it I'm starting to wonder if this is too heavy in chicken wire, if I turn my head too quickly I can imagine it falling off.