Costume :Xianghua
Source :Soul Calibur 3
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2009

Costume Photos








Costume Information

Cost : £50.00


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The colours for this costume are gorgeous! And her shoes are cute & detailed ^-^

by Leonie Heartilly on Sunday, 24 August, 2008 - 22:19
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wuu one of the coolest characters

by ryaoki on Thursday, 28 August, 2008 - 16:34
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Can't wait to see this. I love SC.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 28 August, 2008 - 18:11
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*Thumbs up*


by Uni on Monday, 8 September, 2008 - 23:11
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is that a tattoo on your back ?

by Defrain on Sunday, 19 October, 2008 - 14:54
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Yaaaay Soul Calibur for Maaay 8D

by stripey_dani on Saturday, 1 November, 2008 - 22:17
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the leve seemed to work see aint i a genius :D

by Defrain on Saturday, 22 November, 2008 - 14:38
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Love the colours - yet another costume I see! You have so many and they're all so good! ^^

by Nocturnal Blossom on Saturday, 22 November, 2008 - 20:05
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Love the shoes. They are looking perfect.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 23 November, 2008 - 12:52
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the sex the sex and the sex lol love it

by Defrain on Sunday, 23 November, 2008 - 21:19
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wow hun looks fantastic all the sam saying sex 3 times worries me lmao

by ryaoki on Sunday, 23 November, 2008 - 21:25
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This is amazing!!!! The colours are beautiful and really suit you!
The shoes are brilliant!!!

by Bunni on Monday, 24 November, 2008 - 14:08

this cosplay will suit you so well. The shoes look adorable already.

by Adamoluna on Friday, 19 December, 2008 - 22:42
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starting to piece together i see :P

by Defrain on Saturday, 20 December, 2008 - 09:12
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woowooo more pink stuffs xD

by Ikkaku-kun on Tuesday, 20 January, 2009 - 18:25
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The outfit is looking prefect.

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 28 February, 2009 - 01:24
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looking awesome 8D looking forward to seeing this finished!!! =3

by Kaka Extreme on Saturday, 28 February, 2009 - 01:27
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I love the shoes!


by Uber-Nerd on Saturday, 28 February, 2009 - 10:47
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looking real classy there :)

by Berserk667 on Saturday, 28 February, 2009 - 12:02
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by angel aiko on Saturday, 28 February, 2009 - 12:30
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looking awesome

by Defrain on Thursday, 12 March, 2009 - 10:16
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looks awesome silver! ^_^

by Hexi on Sunday, 5 April, 2009 - 22:50
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It's looking great hun ^-^ Still think the shoes are my favourite part

by Leonie Heartilly on Sunday, 5 April, 2009 - 23:08
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Its just so cute x3

by stripey_dani on Monday, 6 April, 2009 - 00:31
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looking awsome, and the details done is all great

by nanahara on Monday, 6 April, 2009 - 20:49
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Looks soo awesome! Can't wait to see this (along with your warrior rikku) at expo!! xDD

by Moonchild on Tuesday, 7 April, 2009 - 18:46
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looking awesome

by Defrain on Monday, 4 May, 2009 - 17:29
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Wow the wig looks PERFECT! can't wiat to see this!

by Uni on Sunday, 10 May, 2009 - 15:56
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Great job on the wig :D

by Amy-Lou on Monday, 11 May, 2009 - 10:01
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More like, good lawd I can't sew so I'd rather make props LOL. What I'd give to be able to sew like you.

by Odd-One-Out on Thursday, 14 May, 2009 - 12:28
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so cuuuute <3

by Uni on Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 - 09:52
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so pretty ^^

by nanahara on Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 - 10:12

said so, I said so! It suits you perfectly :3
You should have that hair colour + cut all the time.

by Adamoluna on Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 - 15:33
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Good ol Soul Calibur! This is fantastic, you make a great Xianghua! The colours are so vibrant, and that wig is spot on ^_^

by ElegantAura on Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 - 18:05
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hehe nicely done Bex =3
and with lovely photos as usual to show it all off =3

by JakeX on Thursday, 28 May, 2009 - 00:34
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Such a sweet costume. You always look so good!

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 28 May, 2009 - 13:22
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hey I saw you at May Expo and thought you look fabulous. Nicely done

by Berserk667 on Thursday, 11 June, 2009 - 01:42
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Wooooo thats looks super spiffy!!! pretty colours ^_^

by MADALEENA on Friday, 23 July, 2010 - 08:25
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So cute, good job, great cosplay

by Misty95 on Saturday, 21 September, 2013 - 22:57

To-Do List

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Starting the Sword (Posted 27th April 2009)

So I have to make the sword within 3 weeks.
I've started with a hollow pole down the middle of two lengths of cardboard. The cardboard has been masking taped together to keep it nice and tight. The first layer of paper mache will be going on tonight, followed by a second covering tomorrow night.

Planning on doing 4 layers. Then it'll be varnish, sand, paint, varnish.
I'm going to use a curtain pully type... thing for the blue bobble on the end. And gold trim for the gold decoration on the handle.

Nearly completed! (Posted 7th April 2009)

So. Now all the painting is done, it comes to the easy parts.

I have to order a wig and make their band once the wig has arrived. ^^ I'm looking forward to doing the final part of this costume. I'm also really looking forward to wearing it and weilding the sword being made for me by Ikkaku-kun! ^^

You can't see on the picture (cause its not from the back) but the back of the shirt is painted with the exact same pattern as the one on the front. HOURS of playing Soul Calibur enlightened me to this detail.

Trousers done - onward! (Posted 25th December 2008)

All the painting is done, they just need some ironing, which won't happen until this costume comes with me in May.
No rest for the wicked though!
Next up is the top. I have to get all the pink lining on the outside done and then paint the patterns. Fun fun!

Pattern painting (Posted 22nd December 2008)

So I've started painting the patterns on.
Started on the trousers as they're the easiest patterns to do. One side is done - three coats of paint and the white is completely white, and none of the blue shows through. So I have to do the otherside now too.
Then its time to finish the shirt and paint the white patterns on in the right places. Which... won't be too hard I think. The patterns are fairly similar on the top and trousers. I'm more concerned about the gold writing on the bottoms of the sleeves. D:

Trousers (Posted 22nd November 2008)

Wow. Doing the trousers was fun.
First I got confused by the pattern, but worked that out fairly swiftly. Then I had to dye them.
I ruined three tea towels and two of my t-shirts in the process, but they look... okay.
The colour isn't perfect, but the dye I wanted to use isn't actually availiable any more. Yet EVERYONE still advertises it. =__= So they're blue-r than they should be. But they look pretty good, as far as I'm concerned.

New top for Xianghua (Posted 19th October 2008)

Last night at God knows what time I started making a new top for Xianghua. The one I had made was made from polycotton and had very little (if any) give in it. I bought some t-shirt fabric from FabricLand a few days before to make boot covers and had a LOT left over, so decided to try making the top from that. I used the same pattern I had as before, followed my typical pattern rules and voila, a new top. Its quite stretchy so it goes on fine. Its off the correct shoulder this time too, and I can make the bottom section and scallop sleeves from left over fabric and re-enforce them with interfacing as they're quite stiff in comparison to the top itself.
I'm going to buy some bright pink t-shirting fabric or cotton for the inside and edge lining.

Shoes (Posted 11th September 2008)

Well, I started painting my shoes last night. Y'know, ten to midnight seemed like a good time.
I've done two coats on the soles of the shoes, and on the edges, and its starting to look okay. I think I'm going to have to mix up some pink and white paint to make it lighter, and it'll probably be about four coats until all the black on the rim and soles is mostly concealed.
Photos soon.