Wednesday 13
Wednesday 13

Cosplayer: FlyingMammal

Variant: I walked with a Zombie video

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

1st June 2012: Expo He went down well at expo. Except one person asked if I was Manson or Wedders hehehehehe, bless. It was sweet.

I can't wait to do more with this. OMGOMGOMGOMG KAT tweeted Mika back in reply to her Kat Von D cosplay. YAYs!!

I want to do something based on the IWWAZ video. that would be sooo cool. Just have a load of zombies and a tree'y area and then a room with a fire place. Easy... right? lol Unless people have other ideas we can make a totally diferent video.

Also, it was extremely hot at the weekend and Mika said 'aghhhhhhhhhhhhh you should have made his umberella.' Which if I thought about it I would have made. Though only for outside where it couldn't offend anyone :/ yeahhh, anyways...... So, I will do other bits to this along the way. Extra props and OMG IRON THE damn shirt! I totally forgot to.

13th May 2012: patch I decided to make a patch today while watching Formula1 ...
I stretched out some fabric I cut off an old t-shirt in a cross stich hoop. I drew on the design in chalk and backstitched the spades. Then turned it over so the design you see is actually the back of the stitching. After stitching the whole design, I took it off the hoop. This made it unstretch around the cotton. I then cut it to a circle and stitched it to a circle of black felt.

Then onto the hat. It's not the best looking, but it's my first proper embroidary (done bits on cross stitch and eyes on plushies) so I'm kinda proud.

9th May 2012: OMG WOW Humans are going a bit nuts over this! Fangirling and everything - WOW! I can't believe it. Friends are Tweeting it to Wedders and all sorts. hehe. Thank you everyone You are all TOO lovely xxxx Even my dad didn't realise it was me when I went to take the photos down stairs. His face was classic! xD

Anyway, I forgot to say I made the white and black 'sweat band thing' from an offcut from Ghoulia's top. hehe and the upper bands which I forgot to put on are the same fabric as the gloves, it's just some thin jersey I think. Don't know it was left over from Arte I think.

26th April 2012: jacket almost done.. you may have noticed I am trying to use up some scrap fabric. So I didn't have enough to line the jacket. But to be honest I think it will look ok without it. Maybe I shouldn't admit to this but I am cutting corners unless I end up having more time. I drew the design I wanted, cut the design out on the red PVC and hot glued it into place. I just need to cut some fabric off and sew up the 'collar' where it is pinned. For now, this is all I'm doing. As I said if I have more time I will line it properly.

Hope it looks ok... :/

21st April 2012: update... I made a shirt. I hate sewing buttons on. It's sleeveless because i'm awesome and didn't have enough fabr... i mean i thought it looked cool.
There's the detail on the trousers. not much really. I will be making the jacket tomorrow - hopfully! drawn on the fabric but i am thinking it might be pushing it to have enough fabric as i'm trying to use all my left over fabrics.

I'm going to have a black sweat band thing on my upper arm and a black and red (unless i can buy a black and white one) sweat band for the right wrist. I might not if I wear the jacket. I'm tempted to do a few of his tattoos,Probaby 13 on elbow, Jack head and herman. If I have the wristband and upper arm band it should cover most of my arms. Ohhhhhhh infact, thats a good idea.

Need to fix the dreads but I am putting it off. I'm really excited though.

Ohhhhh by any chance does anyone have a spare 'Dig It' patch as I call it. Red circle with 2 spades and a 13 on it. I have literally looked everywhere. Why it is not on my old bag I have no clue, infact my murderdolls made patch and a KiTTiE patch has disappeared too............. ??????????? the patch theif???? I have found one I forgot I had though, it's Wed13 in the fangbang cd print/13 tattoo logo

15th April 2012: Trousers... I bought some black jeans a few days ago. a size too big so I could cut them up. I've sewn them to the shape I want, although for some reason I can't figure out they don't sit right.

I'm cut open one knee and cut the bottom of the legs so they look worn. I also found my dangley/bondage strap.. no idea if it has a name. It was off an old Omen top but I used it for my trousers. I'm think thinking what to do to the jeans. Maybe I'll add a zip on the leg or something. I want them to be simple but not plain. I think I have some D rings in my craft boxes, if I do I might add a couple to the side of the leg. I'm not sure. I'm not sure the red skelton glove was a good idea, maybe I should have gone with white.....

9th April 2012: a few things.. are finsihed. both gloves. Right is a red pvc skeleton bones -fingerless glove and the other is an open finger/thumb glove with grey stitching on the seam.

I have finsihed all I am going to do with the hat. I did try and stitch it up better but it just looked stupid so I unpicked the stitching i did.

I cut out the pvc lining from the inside of the hat and used it to make two strips for the front. I then took some studs off my belt and attached them to the strips. Then added a bit of shiney pvc to the end of the strip. hot glued all that to the fron tof the hat, but so I can get the studs back off. I put eyelets in the sides which I painted black. I've done the best I can. As this is more for fun and I got sent the totally wrong hat, I don't think Ive done too bad of a job.............

I'll add photos tomorrow, with better lighting.

EDIT: 11April - added a photo although it's before I glued and cut off the finger tips on the red pvc glove. I also forgot I need to add black circles on the ends of the straps on the hat.


7th April 2012: so far... yes that's the horrible hat that got sent and not the one in the picture on the site. So I have taken off the gold buttons and will be changeing the black stripe on the front into pleather or pvc then adding patch and studs.

I didn't realise just how long I'd made the dreads, oops. omg, EEK! Basically I have attached them to a hair net, and most of it get covered by the hat or the hair. but AGHHHHHHH I can't really make them shorter it will lose most of the red. Maybe I'll have to move them to oposite sides of the netso they cross over and loose some length... /Unless no one cares.

Ihave a few more dreads to add. I'm glad I didn't add them all now I know they are overly long. *sad face*

And only a quick makeup no lippy or foundation, just wanted to see how the dreads looked but thought I'd post progress as I know Mika will want to see :)

7th April 2012: EEK! yes again i'm stressing about this. even though I don't need to stress.
Basically, Mika is now being Kat Von D as she can't get Nikki done in time. This is all fine because I wanted to see her as Kat anyways and we can do Nikki/Wedders another time.

Now, I have already made the tie and gloves for IWWAZ video, but now she's doing Kat I might feel a bit over dressed, and so thought I might do a more casual Wed.. Something like stage wear .. maybe something like the Fang Bang artwork. although doing that will mean a top with no sleeves - which means I have to do some kind of tattoo sleeves. I have an idea and if I can do it then that's good, if not I was trying to find a way to tone down IWWAZ but I dunno. I might just do a mixture of things I've seen him wear.

I deffinatly need a hat to cover the top of the dreads/my hair.

I have my own clothes I can edit for a more casual look, but then I want to use the tie and gloves I've made and if I did stage skeleton than it would need to be white but mine are red. So ... yeah I'm back to square one.

and now I'm more confused and you are deffinatly confused if you even read this.

EDIT: I'm going to carry on with IWWAZ, but if it feels too much then I'll just grab some of my clothes and edit them. Then again I think Mika is wearing a jacket too... I want to at least have his spidar tattoos............ but everything will be covered up. Ohhhhhhhh maybe I will cosplay him on the way down casually then change if I feel like it... OMGOMGOMGOMOG I have got it. I can wear IWWAZ at night and have some photos.. WOULD ANYONE LIKE TO BE I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE, ZOMBIES FOR ME? That way I can do both!!! Anyone got a guitar I can edit?

1st April 2012: tie and dread update... because my friend asked about the dreads so thought i might as well update this.

28 dreads as i said in previous entry..

i have started on the gloves. Made a pattern for the main gloves, then a pattern for the skeleton bones design. I'm going to cut the bones out of red pvc.

i'm now thinking i shouldn't have made the tie thinner... but it just looked wrong thick. ah well. it's all good.

i hope i have enough of the red pvc for the design on the jacket too. i totally forgot about that when buying the pvc. Really going to have to cut corners on this cosplay. EEK. It's a lot bigger project than I wanted to be honest. But I want to do an alright job on it so I just have to bite the bullet and crack on..................................

If only my partner had kept his old Tripp trousers they would have been ideal and would have saved a lot time money and effort ;P Always the way...

also messed about with make up today but didn't go to plan.

23rd March 2012: Tie.. Made the tie.

Wow what an exciting post. Thought I should make it longer by saying something about how I made it.. The only thing I can think of that was remotely type worthy is the fact pvc likes to stick itself together so I used tissue between the pvc and the sewing machine... yeah that was worth reading wasn't it? haha.

BTW I'm doing everything black and red as that is how it shows in the video, rather than the black and white.

21st March 2012: more dreads.. Made some more black dreads. I will need to re seal them again, yes again again before or at expo. I didn't do well to be honest.
Still Cheesed off about the hat. they offered me a refund, but I think I'm going to use the hat as a base and make it into how I want it... if it failed then I'll change plans. At least I have a black shirt. Oh and I bought some red PVC to make the tie.. Was going to do it today, but I didn't.

8th March 2012: not happy.. the hat arrived just now, and it's NOTHING like the photo infact it's the horrbile cheap fancydress one. GRRRRRRRRRRRR damn it! I have emailed the person, oh and it STINKS. makes me free sick. meh... something tells me this isn't going to be fun... i was all excited i was getting some where, damn! I will post a photo later so you can see why i'm so annoyed.

7th March 2012: dreads my kanekalon braids arrived yesterday and i got chance to sit and make a few dreads. i had no idea now much i would need so i just got what i thought. i've done 8 red and black and 4 just black. so almost half way, but i've order some more black as i deffinatly haven't got enough. I will do some more asap but i want to use the iron to seal them instead. I used my hair staighteners and water to steam them but it's not worked as well as I would like. i've hung them to dry. after a few i got the hang on it and have figure my own way to do them.i thought it woul dbe a lot harder than doing real hair dreads, but it's not at all. just takes time... and a good comb.

EDIT: as I uploaded the photo I realise I actually did 13 dread tonight lol. that's kinda funny.

EDIT 2: Forgot to say, I will trim the ends when I seal them again. as i said i'm not happy with the sealing i did and obviously i didn't want to cut anything.

3rd March 2012: stuff.. not much to update really. ordered a hat though. i found some better ref images of him wearing the hat, the studs are cone shape.. the ones i said i have are different to that (yes i couldn't think of a shape to call them).. I do have some cone ones but they are on my bag. I'm not really going for accurate on this cosplay, infact looking at ref images and the fact this is more for fun factor, I will be improvising a LOT and to be honest it will probably end up a mixture of clothes/styles. I want to base it on i walked with a Zombie vid still, but yeah... see what I can do. Saying that it's pretty much a black shirt and red pvc tie.. trousers?? I WILL deffiantly be having dreads though as I'm making some - awesome. lol.

1st December 2011: Stumped.. I have no idea how to start with him. Meh... I looked up dreads and I could get them made to how I need. Saw a hat but got out bid.. Can't find my damn patches anywhere.

WHERE DO I STARRRRT??????????????????????????????? :(

Ceeeez, Helllllpppppppppppppppppp!

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FuriePhoenix - 21st October 2011
HELL FRIGGING YES!!!! W13 RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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FuriePhoenix - 1st December 2011
ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm wish I could help!!!!

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ammersXamphetamine - 8th March 2012
omg! this is going to be awesome! :D

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FuriePhoenix - 8th March 2012
loving the dreads!

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FuriePhoenix - 7th April 2012
I'd say to mix it up, do the IWWAZ hat, gloves and tie but with the casual jeans and shirt? Maybe do tattoo transfers for his tats? Im wondering if you can get NBC ones to sort of match the jack skeleton ones he does.. if not maybe get a tattoo pen like i will be for Kat and do a few of his larger ones that are simple-ish to replicate?

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Acanatane - 15th April 2012
This is such a kl idea - I love W13! cant wait to see this

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FuriePhoenix - 21st April 2012
shirt looks ace! I THINK mom has that spades patch, I'll ask her if she does, and if you can borrow it for the day ^___^

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FuriePhoenix - 7th May 2012
OMFG!!!!!!!!!! I THOUGHT THAT PROGRESS PIC WAS A REF IMAGE!!! YOU LOOK INSANELY LIKE HIMMMMM!!!! Mom says "will you marry me? Is the summer alright for a 'white wedding'" LMAO!

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FlyingMammal - 7th May 2012
EEEE, as long as I have yours and your mom's approval then I'm happy :D YYYYYYAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYs. Ohhhhhhhhhh I can't wait for Expo now! FOBL (falls off bed laughing) Brilliant! Summer is good ;P

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lilkimmi27 - 7th May 2012
Holy crap I didn't even recognise you, you look so much like him! you could totally fool fans at a gig, amazing work

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FlyingMammal - 9th May 2012
woah thank you Kim tehe. thanks for all the fangirling on FB people hehe and now thanks to Mika for the tweet to Wednesday. I went from 'omg, nooo he can't see it' to 'I need to know what he thinks'

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NatalieNoodles - 9th May 2012
WOW! This looks amazing! *0*

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FlyingMammal - 9th May 2012
thankkkk youuuu noodledoodles all these comments are soooo lovely <3 see you at expo :)

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MissAriel - 24th May 2012 :D

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FuriePhoenix - 1st June 2012
we soooo rocked Expo!

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FlyingMammal - 5th June 2012
we raised a little hell that's for sure! xD thank you for making me want to pounce on you all day.. Naughty Wedders..

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Acanatane - 6th June 2012
awesome job!!

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Kitticus - 15th August 2012
looooooooooooooove this so much!! <3

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FlyingMammal - 17th August 2012
thank you lots Acanatane and Kitticus \m/