Prince Vegeta (Cell Saga) - Dragon Ball Z

StatusComplete
Worn AtMinamicon 14 (2008)
AwardsNone. Beaten by a Vincent Valentine because of 14yr old girls who love him.


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Our group’s first cosplay was all based around Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z. The costume designer for our group Tab Kimpton suggested that Christian R. Allan would make a good Vegeta considering his forehead, short height, and large thick hair…

(Christian did not know if this was a compliment or not, but didn’t care as he wanted to be Vegeta and kill stupid humans)

Tab first suggested the idea of an under layer muscle suit made out of bits of foam glued onto two pairs of leggings we bought from Primark. We then used a ‘cold’ glue gun to attach the foam on Christian’s under suit.

Once Christian had recovered from the scolding, we realised that the glue had lied. Cold glue gun does not equal cold. Just means slightly colder than the third degree level of burning.

So we then decided a safer option was to sew the foam on with really big bits of wool. This involved needles really close to Christian’s crotch. The incident tested their newly found friendship, to an extent that has never been surpassed... (or HAS it?)

Because of the loose positioning of the foam, when it came to making the full body suit that went over the top, we had to make sure that all parts of the body were accessible in order to move the bits of foam in the right place. As a result, we had to get very creative with respect to the positions of the zips.

In the end, the suit was made of two pieces (a top and bottom!) with two zips under the arms and two zips under the legs so we could then touch every part of Vegeta to get to the foam and position it.

More testing of the friendship then occurred.

(A note on foam, we muscled ever part of Christian’s body, except his bum. He didn’t need it there.)

The Armour was then made using a cheap poly-cotton, which was sewn like a quilt with batting (or wadding, or whatever). And then we put zips in the side. The gloves were a bitch, and Tab shall not mention their construction here. But there was no pattern, only pain.

The shoes… Well, the first time we made them from scratch, and our Sayajins had very sore feet due to their size. They were made a bit like slippers, sorta, and then we stuck cheap Primark shoe soles on the bottom. NOT FUN, ESPECIALLY IN RAIN.

The next time the costumes were worn we made new shoes, this time making them out of UGG boots (from Primark!) which we covered in the same fabrics. Only problem was that the soles wore out very quickly, what with our trips outdoors into the wide, wide world of Tesco’s…

Comments

ryaoki posted on 24 September, 2008 - 00:03
awsome cos buddy

MangaChild posted on 24 September, 2008 - 06:09
EPIC COSTUME!!! THE BEST VEGETA I HAVE EVER SEEN Makes all the cold gule gun burns worth while :) It was hells of a funny when we managed to convince you to place a bid in the charity auction... "OVER 9000" I hope we can get a DBZ group sometime in the future XD

Uni posted on 24 September, 2008 - 09:40
YAY! I did not know you were on CosplayIsland! Welcome! and i LOVE this cosplay! You sir are EPIC! >:3 I was Princess Peach at ReCon and then Steampunk cosplay at Minami.

Uber-Nerd posted on 24 September, 2008 - 10:04
Great to see you guys again! It's so weird finding people you actually know on the internet!

Sands posted on 24 September, 2008 - 10:32
i love you! you made my minami

Uni posted on 24 September, 2008 - 14:48
haha you got that right XD

Uber-Nerd posted on 24 September, 2008 - 15:43
Sands! I know you- you were the samurai with the wooden headdress at Expo! We were hellsing!

Haynes84 posted on 25 September, 2008 - 20:36
ahh yes the Uber-Epic dbz costumes at minamecon ^_^

Ikkaku-kun posted on 26 September, 2008 - 10:13
haha thats epic man xD love the wig xD

Uber-Nerd posted on 26 September, 2008 - 10:19
That's not a wig... - Christian R. Allan

Uber-Nerd posted on 26 September, 2008 - 10:38
HAhahahahha Yeah, that's Christian's REAL HAIR -Tab

Deceipher posted on 14 February, 2009 - 20:11
Dude this is so epic I wept! everyone's used the word epic but I suppose it's the first thing that pops to mind. XD

Uber-Nerd posted on 14 February, 2009 - 20:59
Thank you! The best part is actually seeing Christian act as Vegeta. He's got the character down so well. Tab

Uber-Nerd posted on 19 February, 2009 - 00:03
Thanks guys! I guess Vegeta will have to come out of retirement... one day! Christian

eva_fan posted on 19 February, 2009 - 00:23
Ah i see you used my photo (just as you said you would). :D The best Vegeta. And some of the best laughs at Minami.... I remember you stood at the bar drinking a cup of tea when i asked how many sugars you took. Can be seen & heard about at about 6mins, in this video by my friend mike. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Yf910C11M8&feature=channel_page

Uber-Nerd posted on 20 February, 2009 - 10:57
Hahaha! I'm such a nerd! - Christian

timpey posted on 19 August, 2009 - 16:14
loves your vegeta, talk someone into doin nappa with u ^^

street-angel posted on 16 December, 2009 - 12:34
There were major lols to be sure...Vegeta love catbus...only I was cosplaying Sai not Temari in the Naruto cross-over ness XD Jay was Pre-Time skip Sasuke btw...I know this is like ancient but I only just found you on CI D: Sorries