Xianghua - Soul Calibur 3




Leonie Heartilly posted on 24 August, 2008 - 21:19
The colours for this costume are gorgeous! And her shoes are cute & detailed ^-^

ryaoki posted on 28 August, 2008 - 15:34
wuu one of the coolest characters

Sephirayne posted on 28 August, 2008 - 17:11
Can't wait to see this. I love SC.

Uni posted on 8 September, 2008 - 22:11
*Thumbs up* XD

Defrain posted on 19 October, 2008 - 13:54
is that a tattoo on your back ?

stripey_dani posted on 1 November, 2008 - 21:17
Yaaaay Soul Calibur for Maaay 8D

Defrain posted on 22 November, 2008 - 13:38
the leve seemed to work see aint i a genius :D

Nocturnal Blossom posted on 22 November, 2008 - 19:05
Love the colours - yet another costume I see! You have so many and they're all so good! ^^

Sephirayne posted on 23 November, 2008 - 11:52
Love the shoes. They are looking perfect.

Defrain posted on 23 November, 2008 - 20:19
the sex the sex and the sex lol love it

ryaoki posted on 23 November, 2008 - 20:25
wow hun looks fantastic all the sam saying sex 3 times worries me lmao

Bunni posted on 24 November, 2008 - 13:08
This is amazing!!!! The colours are beautiful and really suit you! The shoes are brilliant!!!

Adamoluna posted on 19 December, 2008 - 21:42
this cosplay will suit you so well. The shoes look adorable already.

Defrain posted on 20 December, 2008 - 08:12
starting to piece together i see :P

Ikkaku-kun posted on 20 January, 2009 - 17:25
woowooo more pink stuffs xD

Sephirayne posted on 28 February, 2009 - 00:24
The outfit is looking prefect.

Kaka Extreme posted on 28 February, 2009 - 00:27
looking awesome 8D looking forward to seeing this finished!!! =3

Uber-Nerd posted on 28 February, 2009 - 09:47
I love the shoes! Tab

Berserk667 posted on 28 February, 2009 - 11:02
looking real classy there :)

angel aiko posted on 28 February, 2009 - 11:30

Defrain posted on 12 March, 2009 - 09:16
looking awesome

Hexi posted on 5 April, 2009 - 21:50
looks awesome silver! ^_^

Leonie Heartilly posted on 5 April, 2009 - 22:08
It's looking great hun ^-^ Still think the shoes are my favourite part

stripey_dani posted on 5 April, 2009 - 23:31
Its just so cute x3

nanahara posted on 6 April, 2009 - 19:49
looking awsome, and the details done is all great

Moonchild posted on 7 April, 2009 - 17:46
Looks soo awesome! Can't wait to see this (along with your warrior rikku) at expo!! xDD

Defrain posted on 4 May, 2009 - 16:29
looking awesome

Uni posted on 10 May, 2009 - 14:56
Wow the wig looks PERFECT! can't wiat to see this!

Amy-Lou posted on 11 May, 2009 - 09:01
Great job on the wig :D

Odd-One-Out posted on 14 May, 2009 - 11:28
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.

Uni posted on 27 May, 2009 - 08:52
so cuuuute <3

nanahara posted on 27 May, 2009 - 09:12
so pretty ^^

Adamoluna posted on 27 May, 2009 - 14:33
said so, I said so! It suits you perfectly :3 You should have that hair colour + cut all the time.

ElegantAura posted on 27 May, 2009 - 17:05
Good ol Soul Calibur! This is fantastic, you make a great Xianghua! The colours are so vibrant, and that wig is spot on ^_^

JakeX posted on 27 May, 2009 - 23:34
hehe nicely done Bex =3 and with lovely photos as usual to show it all off =3

Ranma1-2 posted on 28 May, 2009 - 12:22
Such a sweet costume. You always look so good!

Berserk667 posted on 11 June, 2009 - 00:42
hey I saw you at May Expo and thought you look fabulous. Nicely done

MADALEENA posted on 23 July, 2010 - 07:25
Wooooo thats looks super spiffy!!! pretty colours ^_^

Misty95 posted on 21 September, 2013 - 21:57
So cute, good job, great cosplay

To-Do List

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Progress Journal

27th April 2009

Starting the Sword

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.

7th April 2009

Nearly completed!

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.

25th December 2008

Trousers done - onward!

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!

22nd December 2008

Pattern painting

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:

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.

19th October 2008

New top for Xianghua

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.

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.