Sky High
Tiger & Bunny

Cosplayer: Ino

Variant: Hero suit

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

27th March 2012: Oh no, I have so much to do! ... well that's a lie. I don't have too much left. XD

No photo I'm afraid, just an update. This is more a useful exercise for me to actually realise what I need to do. I have to
1) Attach silver spikey bits to my boots
2) Add collar to my purple top
3) Find a way to wear the gauntlets without them slipping off but able to detach easily
4) That stupid booster pack

I'll be pretty satisfied when I've done all those things!

6th March 2012: Only marginally better Ok, this is the second coat. It's going to have to do. XD If you don't fear its shininess, then there's something wrong with you.

It looks ok on, although it gapes at the arm on one side more than the other. That seems to be a running theme with stuff that I do. It just goes to show that I haven't really learnt anything in the past few years, haha.

Just so you know, the black thing on the side is part of the belt that I am starting to attach.

17th January 2012: Oh dear Well, I did a LOT of the coat. Cut out all the white, the lining, the grey bits at the bottom etc. I sewed it all together, did the splits, put on teh gold trim, put in a zip at the back. Tried it on at this point ... and guess what? I forgot that I have stupid woman hips. It all got cut up, and I have begun again. XDDDD;;; I have everything ... except I've run out of lining so that means I'll have to wait until Sunday to get more. Therefore, I shall continue with Tidus for the rest of the week. ~_~

27th September 2011: They're Called Epaulettes I made a start on the shoulder bits. Look, I know the balls (PFFFF) are too big (PFFFFFFFFFFFFF) but I kinda like the way it looks XDDD Just need to finish the gold bit and the tassels.

Everything about this journal entry sounds disgusting.

9th September 2011: Tamashii Nations Well, this is really something I should do when I'm a bit further with everything else ... when does anything ever go to plan? XD

I originally drew the design with pens on paper, you know, the old fashioned way. It was more to get a feel for it and practice for putting it on the foam, but I liked how it turned out so I cut it out and slapped it on. I painted an uber thin outline around it with red paint. After peeling the paper off, I then put the black outlines on free hand, and then the colour blocks. I had to somewhat alter where the zig zag part was to get it more accurate. The writing ... well, it's wonky so you can DEFINITELY tell that -I- did it. XDDDD

8th September 2011: Up and Away I may as well start a journal for this beast. XD

I couldn't wait to make a start on this, so I had a root around what was left over from Bartz and Yukimura. Craft foam, my old/new friend! I thought this would be good to make the silver sleeve bits out of, so I cut out the shape and started painting straight away (it was black foam). About 8 layers so far ... I also made some gold strips for the detail. Once I've made the purple top, I will attach these to the sleeves so there will be no fear of them falling off! (I hope.)

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Anonymous - 2nd September 2011
DO IT DO IT DO IT! MAKE THE HELMET! Aaaaah, this is so awesome, I cant wait to see this~ Sky High is immense~ @_@

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birds-hate-flying - 5th September 2011
I second Demented-Kid: MAKE THE HELMET! You know you want to!

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Ino - 8th September 2011
Cheers guys!

And @ Cpt Wakka : LMAO! I'm sure Sky High has that effect on almost everyone ;D

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Manticore Arts - 8th September 2011
Hell Yeah he does! Omg Please do this for Amecon next year. I'd love to have a team up there for Tiger and Bunny

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birds-hate-flying - 9th September 2011
additional re: journal: that's interesting and useful-- I was looking for an example of unprimed foam, foam where the person had painted straight on to the surface. Did you use normal acrylic or fabric paint for this?

Thanks for the input!

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Ino - 10th September 2011
I use fabric paint for foam, because it reacts well if you're going to mould/bend the foam. A good example was Bartz's shoulder armour; the paint did not crack at all. Sure, it takes like 10 coats ... but it looks pretty good when it's done! Acrylic may well work the same way, but I figure if it ain't broke don't fix it. XD

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sarmander - 10th September 2011
AHHH you've started? And it's looking awesome! DAMN I need to get my ass in gear. BTW...the wig looks brilliant, too~! XD

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Felixize - 19th September 2011
And make that damn toaster-oven helmet! Might as well go the whole hog~!! :P

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Manticore Arts - 27th September 2011

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birds-hate-flying - 27th September 2011
re: your recent journal entry: YOUR BIG SHINY BALLS, LET ME STROKE THEM.

What are those magical things made out of, anyways? There's a really interesting pattern in the blue colour. Also I wondered if you were going to use some of that gold sofa-curtain-tassley stuff for the gilding, then I looked at the photo again and there it was. omg.

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Ino - 28th September 2011
Leave my balls alone, you! ... yeah, so they're just plastic transparent half-balls which I painted the inside of. You can see the paint came off a bit of it even after I'd fixed it with my trusty enamel coating. *le sigh* I kinda like the general effect though. Yes, I have the tassels and they are super~~! :D

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birds-hate-flying - 28th September 2011
alright, alright, we'll leave that part to Duan(e?)...

Painting the inside of the transparent halves was a great idea: inbuilt protection from the plastic when glued in place and sweet gemstone patten from the colour/brushstrokes. They look good!

Tangent: is it bad CI etiquette for me to keep commenting/conversing about a costume on its page? In my exlore-y jaunts of CI I've not seen people doing it much, the conversing, which is odd because this pretty much is an artsite and we likes to talks about the works, yes? Maybe it's just because of the lack of a direct 'reply' function. Hm.

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Saffron - 7th March 2012
That coat looks amazing *___*

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JustPeachy - 7th March 2012
This is looking awesome! I can't wait to see the finished costume!

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Pandora-Chi - 7th March 2012
The progress of this is looking fantastic! 8D

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JustPeachy - 19th April 2012
This looks so good! Can't believe I missed it at Kita >.<

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yami-no-neko - 19th April 2012
oh wow that looks awesome XD

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Pandora-Chi - 19th April 2012
Ooh wow the jacket looks amazing!! 8D Yet another great Keith cosplay ^^

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Anonymous - 20th April 2012
I met your Sky High at Kita!
You looked truly amazing XD It must have been so difficult to do all the accessories, and you even had the jetpack!!! *Awesomeness*

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Ino - 20th April 2012
Thank you guys! To be fair, I only wore this for a couple of hours at Kita and not many people were around at the time. Sky High will appear again, don't worry~

@Toko : Thank you! I think I remember meeting you and your friends ... I heard someone say 'sugoi!' when I walked away and I was like 'kyaaah' XDD;

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Eloraborealis - 20th April 2012
Wow this is amazing, you make such a great Sky High! :D

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Natsumi - 21st April 2012
Awwww yeeeeeaaah~ This was so cool! I hope you rewear this again because it's a very flattering costume and looks FABULOUS on you. =D

The coat is epic. :3 I wanna be a hero with you one daaaay. ; 0 ;

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Manticore Arts - 21st April 2012
Oh Keith...<3 Im so Sad I missed this! But there's always Next time ^_^

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birds-hate-flying - 19th June 2012
yes yes, another case of 'I comment an obnoxious amount of times', but I wish to add my voice to the chorus of: the coat turned out amazing, and this costume is fabulous. All those long shapes-- the coat length, the gauntlet/sleeve colour split, the detail on the front of the coat, the boots-- they work very well on you. Beautiful construction.