Setsuka (1p) - Soul Calibur IV


Aya Revolution 2009

'Perfect Painting' award at Ayacon 2009 - from CosplayIsland


Just love this outfit! Currently scouring china town in San Francisco for correct parasol and weaponry.

OK so have so far bought a red parasol and a wooden sword in a sheath. Have yet to find anywhere that sells Okobo, and not entirely sure how i would go about making some. But i'm sure I'll work that out later!

So not finished yet. No chance of getting her ready for expo, so Aya will her debut not her second appearance as planned

So very nearly done! She will be ready for Aya!!

after 9 months, and over 50 hours of work, Setsuka is done!!!

ryaoki posted on 19 August, 2008 - 17:49
afetr seing le blanc this suits you so so well and very much int he face too !!!! cant wait to see this hun

Uni posted on 9 September, 2008 - 00:23
Woot! This is gonna be awesome! : 3

SasukeRoxMySox2 posted on 24 November, 2008 - 17:48
i have to agree with reiss...you are so totally going to kick ass as setsuka and i cant waiittt to see it <3

sjbonnar posted on 28 December, 2008 - 19:16
I'm very much looking forward to this ^_^

BlusterSquall posted on 30 December, 2008 - 13:12
Dammit! Use the timer on my little digital camera to get decent progress photos you! Also - haha. Boobs! XD Looks good.

GunstarVixen posted on 30 December, 2008 - 13:17
sorry they were taken on my phone! camera battery was dead!!

BlusterSquall posted on 30 December, 2008 - 13:33
Ah well - fair enough. Stupid camera battery in that case. ¬¬

Ikkaku-kun posted on 30 December, 2008 - 15:13
gah xD i need to learn to sew lol ... looks great *jealosy*

Sands posted on 30 December, 2008 - 16:02
woot, this is going to be epic. youl really suit it! cant wait to see it at expo =D

nanahara posted on 30 December, 2008 - 20:31
looks to be another great cosplay on the way. Looking forward to seeing this

Bunni posted on 8 January, 2009 - 16:29
Looking really great hun! This costume suits you down to the ground!!! Can't wait to see this!

stripey_dani posted on 8 January, 2009 - 16:34
Looking goood! I have to make a bra for one of my costumes too xD Its exciting stuff!

Anonymous posted on 8 January, 2009 - 20:00
O_O hot hot HOT!!!! *_* cant wait to see this at expo!

sjbonnar posted on 8 January, 2009 - 20:45
1. You do not need to "get in shape"! Your shape is already quite fine thank you! 2. You look great in this ^_^ Can't wait to see it finished!

Sephirayne posted on 20 January, 2009 - 07:28
Wow! you are going to be stunning as Setsuka. I love Soulcalibur so its always great to see cosplays from it.

Adamoluna posted on 20 January, 2009 - 19:14
OMG sexayy :D Looking forward to seeing how you'll do the kimono.

tousen_218 posted on 12 February, 2009 - 11:32
Yay your Setsuka is coming along great cant wait till you do her parasword ^_^ Which you can use when it no doubt rains at the expo. Who said cosplays cant stylish & functional xD

SasukeRoxMySox2 posted on 4 March, 2009 - 13:01
i actually really cant wait to see thiiiiiisss XD im planning to do er for october 09 so i might have to ask you for some help LOL anyway keep goiiinnng!!

SasukeRoxMySox2 posted on 4 March, 2009 - 13:01
i actually really cant wait to see thiiiiiisss XD im planning to do er for october 09 so i might have to ask you for some help LOL anyway keep goiiinnng!!

nanahara posted on 4 March, 2009 - 17:42
progress on this is looking awsome

Anonymous posted on 1 June, 2009 - 18:18
man this is looking awesome cant wait to see the finished thing!

Manga Girl posted on 7 June, 2009 - 16:31
This coslay is looking amazing! :D

perfectly_purple posted on 8 June, 2009 - 18:47
*sadface* This makes me even more gutted I won't be at Aya to see you in this!!! You're gonna be re-wearing it at other events I hope????

GunstarVixen posted on 9 June, 2009 - 12:08
will probably bring it to october expo!

KhaosKreator posted on 9 June, 2009 - 13:37
I had to paint a pheonix on a coat for Timber's Kilik costume. It spent most of its time looking like some kind of plant, so I feel your pain! I'm sure it will look wonderful though.

FairyPorchQueen posted on 11 June, 2009 - 13:28
Wow you are going to make a perfect Setsuka, im hoping to do Scheherazade from soul calibur 4, yay! would be awesome to get a group together sometime! :)

ryaoki posted on 22 June, 2009 - 11:07
you look amazing as her hun you ARE SETSUKA cant wait to see it, ok if i get some pics of it hun?

angel aiko posted on 22 June, 2009 - 12:29
nawwww cant wait to see this :3

Sephirayne posted on 22 June, 2009 - 14:55
Wow! Loving the progress so far. You are going to be so stunning.

Lozzie posted on 30 June, 2009 - 22:00
this is looking beautiful! Cant wait to see it!

Ranma1-2 posted on 1 July, 2009 - 12:46
Wow, working parasword..Neat! :) Waiting to see how you tackle those sky scraper sandals ^^ he he he

KhaosKreator posted on 1 July, 2009 - 13:26
Awesome sword. I'm so glad you made a working one. Like srsly. -Tab

Anonymous posted on 6 July, 2009 - 20:09
NICE awsome costume best of luck

Relion posted on 27 July, 2009 - 19:33
Amazing. Never seen a Setsuka before! :)

Anonymous posted on 28 July, 2009 - 09:55
Setsuka is hot!!! good luck with the cosplay *__* it looks gorgous so far ^o^

Uni posted on 29 July, 2009 - 10:28
HOMG Beautifuls! Great progress : D

Amy-Lou posted on 29 July, 2009 - 10:34
Looking really good! I really like the hair accessories and the phoenix doesn't look like a chocobo anymore :)

GunstarVixen posted on 29 July, 2009 - 15:30
I know!!! no more chocobo! Strangely part of me is sad that I no longer have a chocobo kimono :(

Sephirayne posted on 29 July, 2009 - 17:08
Loving the hair test shot. Your going to look so awesome XX

Ranma1-2 posted on 12 August, 2009 - 11:53
Finished Okobo = work of art, ..they're beautifull. You're so artistic. :)

Anonymous posted on 19 August, 2009 - 14:38
You looked fab as Setsuka - award well deserved =^_^=

Sephirayne posted on 20 August, 2009 - 19:16
Congrats one the award. You deserved it hun. You looked stunning as her. XX

ElegantAura posted on 20 August, 2009 - 19:38
What a beautiful cosplay! You make an excellent Setsuka, great attention to detail on your costume.

sonia_leong posted on 20 August, 2009 - 19:41
You were such a perfect Setsuka!! ♥ And WOW, congrats on the award, sooooo well deserved!! ^w^ It was also lovely to meet you properly at Aya too.

nanahara posted on 21 August, 2009 - 08:47
you look awsome XD

DarkElf posted on 21 August, 2009 - 20:49
Brilliant Setsuka cosplay, so much detail. It was great to group with you. Congrats on the award, it was well deserved! ^^

CrystalNeko posted on 22 August, 2009 - 00:04
You look exactly like Setsuka, very well done! All that effort was well worth it : D

Amy-Lou posted on 1 September, 2009 - 12:44
Love the new photos! You make a wonderful Setsuka, super grats on the prize too :D

FairyPorchQueen posted on 18 December, 2009 - 22:06
Perfect :D

picklesofdoom posted on 18 December, 2009 - 22:34
Sweet! Can't believe I missed you at Aya. Your cosplay is superb and congratulations on the award, it was much deserved! <3

- posted on 16 June, 2010 - 14:28
I'd actually love to do this cosplay! You look fantastic. Really always wanted to do a soul Calibur cosplay!

SasukeRoxMySox2 posted on 20 November, 2010 - 21:03
okay so like a year later im finally starting mine..i have a few questions.. are the okobo difficult to walk in and HOW THE HELL DID YOU DO THE TATT?!

hair ornaments and ribbons etc

Total cost: £0.00

1st August 2009

kimono done!!

and actually done! all the accessories attached to it and everything!!!

27th July 2009

wow so much progress

What a weekend! Okobo: Cut sanded and almost drilled (drill ran out of battery and is recharging) Straps just need making attaching, and the okobo need painting and varnishing. Kimono: Painting finished (I could add more but I will leave it for now, as it's fine as it is) The lining is now made and attached. All that is left is adding the collar and the ribbon detailing on the sleeves Kimono accessories: Obi belt is cut just needs sewing (which is easy as it's basically a long strip of lilac!) The bow on the arm is halfway there, the gold bit is done, but I need to buy purple cord. The thing on the collar is drying and needs putting together, but is basically done, and the little pouch thing that hangs from her waist is also just waiting on purple cord. Tattoos: drawn on paper, they need scanning colouring and printing on tattoo paper. I will do a little trial and see how well it lasts before the day. Parasword: just needs varnishing Bra and gauntlets: Done. Hair accessories: Done.

1st July 2009


Started on the okobo last night. cut the block in half but I need a better saw as mine is shite, so I'm off to dyas or argos at lunch to get me one that actually cuts wood! Have marked the shapes out, I tried sticking some ribbon round them and walking round the flat, they are heavy but not as heavy as i thought, so hopefully with a little hollowing I can get them even lighter! I also pretty much finished the parasword, it just needs a varnish and it's good to go!

30th June 2009


Wood bought. Its nice wood if a little heavy. What I think I'll do is drill some holes part way into the bottom to reduce the weight, okobo are traditionally hollow anyway, so I might grab a chisel and gouge out as much of the middle as I can. But it's nice smooth wood, which cost me a fiver for 55x6x8 but I have big feet so needed quite a large piece to proportionally look right. Parasword is very very nearly done. Just some gold detailing and a varnish and it's good to go. (oh well it does need a purple square attaching to the top but thats a 5 min job!) I'm starting to feel more confident about getting this costume done in time now. So much so that i'm going to pick up fabric for my other costumes at the weekend!

29th June 2009

blossom sort of done

White and dark blossom done. gold and pink to go. Started work on the phoenix with the gold edging. Still loads to go, but I've passed a major hurdle now. 23 hours and counting.

25th June 2009

1/4 of the main body painted with white flowers

17 hours...

23rd June 2009

sleeve 2 - white blossom done

16 hours and counting...

22nd June 2009

more paint.

So the red base coat is done. It is a little patchy in places, but I will touch that up once all the flowers are done and I can see what bits still need doing. I have painted the white flowers on one of the sleeves now, it still needs some darker and some goldish faint ones added, but only a couple for the sleeves as they will have the ribbon lattice work added to them. The main bulk of blossom will be the back. Getting there slowly. 14 hours of painting and counting...

15th June 2009

more painting

2 more jars of red paint finished. I'm nearly there with the red base coat. This is taking forever. I will post more photos when the base coat it finished.

9th June 2009


So I started the phoenix on the back. As I have so far only done the yellow base layer it currently resembles the bastard love child of the 9 tailed fox and a chocobo. hmmm, here's hoping that once it's finished it will hopefully resemble a phoenix.

7th June 2009


I got the parasol and extra tube painted and put togther, I've started sanding down the sword hilt so it is a nice snug fit. I have also started painting the kimono. Man it's going to take ages!! I have done the first red layer on the sleeves and that took 6 hours and just over a pot of paint. while they were drying I sketched out the two tattoos (arm and leg) which I will need to scan and colour in before I start test printing. (I think I'm going to need a new colour cartridge) I'm going to print them normally so I can get the exact sizing before I do a test print on the tattoo paper, as I'ver never used it before. But I have 5 sheets and it should only take 1 for both (plus a spare one with me) fun fun

6th May 2009

long time no see

Wow it's been a long time since I staretd work on this costume. Finally got round to making more progress. Have almost finished painting the parasol for the parasword. The pic I've uploaded was in progress I've actually done far more than that. I need to go and buy the sander today to get the sword done

21st January 2009

slowly does it

sewn the kimono together, and have started drawing on the flowers for painting. Have only done the sleeves so far and that took at least 30 mins, and they are only roughly drawn on!

5th January 2009


OK so the bra and the gauntlets are done, hoping when the kimono is done I will look less like a low budget porn superhero! Started the hair ornaments, the flowers are all painted and varnished, and the droplets are threaded together, just need attaching to the clip. The comb is now dry (air dry clay and a plastic hair comb) just needs painting and varnishing. Haven't done the ribbon as I'm waiting on the fabric paints to be delivered (which should hopefully be this week!) have also sketched the design for the back of the kimono. Oh dear it's going to be epic.

15th December 2008


Started yesterday, started making the gauntlets. Oh what fun, I appear to have strangely large hands which is making the fitting fun. The first one is done though and looks quite cool!

13th November 2008

it begins

I have a dark lilac for the gauntlets and bra, and the most amazing gold lycra for the trim (omg £10 p/m but totally worth it!) will try and get them done by the end of the weekend

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