Mononoke Hime

Cosplayer: Siouxsie James

Variant: Full costume, including mask and weapon

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Amecon 2012

24th July 2012: ...and the work on this costume starts again ¬_¬ So a couple of things bothered me about this cosplay when I made it and one of those things was the ears!!
They weren't a size/shape that I liked and they were stuck on a little wonky~that's what I get for sticking them on at 2pm the morning before MCM Midlands!!! :P
Anyways as I'm hoping to take this cosplay to Amecon I thought I'd re-make the ears... so I've started with a cardboard base, then I've paper mache'd on top and finally I've been putting plastiroc on top (which I really love to work with-I used it for the necklace pieces and the spear thing).
Here's a WIP of the ears with paper mache and plastiroc...I've cut them a bit since this as I realised I made them too big (I never measure anything!!) and they are not very smooth either (they have lodes of bumps etc in them :3 oh well~let's just see how it goes!!)
Afig x

17th February 2012: Finishing in time (I think)!! Well I've spent the last couple of days trying to smarten this costume up, I'm sure there is a lot more I could do to it (as this is officially my first 100% made by me costume with all the trimmings!!) but I think I'll just stop and wear it tomorrow and see how it goes :) I can always work on it again some time I suppose (like re-making the shoes which look sooooo bad lol!!!)

29th January 2012: Making a face! Wooooooooh! Happy with the progress! Got a nice wig (which needs a little trim) in a local shop for cheap ^^ have started the mask and ears too!!! Also Dyed fabric with tea for the shoes!! So I hope this will be finished on time, I've have a lot on at uni and work which has slowed me down ¬_¬

22nd January 2012: Getting there... slowly :P Instead of making her spear from scratch I got a free cardboard tube from a material shop, I shall paint this when I have paint ^^ have been making teeth today for the necklace out of some Plastiroc stuff and the white vest is made too (It took me ages as I sew everything by hand). Shoes, wig, mask/ears and spear left now and 3 or so weeks left :)

8th January 2012: Shoes Found some very cheap slippers (£3 in new look) and I hope to put material over them for her shoes :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D Will start making her spear today from Cardboard and paper mache!

30th December 2011: THE DRESS IS DONE! The dress is done, the dress is done, the dress is done :) now I can start on everything else!!! (Only after I do some university work though!!)

29th December 2011: Second try Ok so yesterday I went shopping for all the materials for this costume (minus the weapon and necklace) then I came home for a sewing session with my younger sister. She made a fab Piplup hat and I made the dress for this costume, which although was 'fine' it's not really going to do and needs to be re-done therefore I have more material today to have a second attempt :)and I'm going to use this persons pattern to try and get a more accurate result!

28th December 2011: Getting started...? I am going shopping for materials today to start making this!! So excited!! Hoping to make it in time for Telford over a month away :)

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Kata-san - 29th December 2011
AWESOME-SAUCE on chips! I can't wait to see this, I love Princess Moonononononoke :D

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Siouxsie James - 29th December 2011
I can't wait to see this the moment I can't picture it (as it's not going to plan)! (;_;)

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jettyguy - 19th February 2012
Did you go? O: I don't think I saw you :c

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Siouxsie James - 19th February 2012
Yeh I was there!!! Plus I saw a couple of other Princess Mononoke cosplayers as well!!!

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Anime_Angel - 19th February 2012
why thank you for the complement^_^

you made good work on your mask thare aswell^_^

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Wyrdsister - 23rd February 2012
You looked good, I remember you xx

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Siouxsie James - 29th February 2012
Why thanx! :)

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L4dyPaiNe_X - 29th February 2012
This is amazing great job!

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j_mercuryuk - 29th February 2012
This is so damn cool. I love the costume, you've carried it off so perfectly.

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cosrai - 29th February 2012
This is soooooooo good, love the photos!

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Siouxsie James - 1st March 2012
Thank you all :D and the photo's were kindly taken by my friend Katherine Patrick who goes by 'Daggersnatch' on dA x

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minato_haruna - 1st March 2012
Been watching your progress and it looks great now it is complete! Love it ^^

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Siouxsie James - 1st March 2012
Thanx ;-) gota amit it's far from perfect but I'm happy enough

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Tedward - 4th March 2012
So well done !

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Siouxsie James - 6th March 2012
:) ty Ted!

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Captain_Marvelous - 9th March 2012
I really really love it! :)

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LinkyLex - 29th March 2012
Love this! & the photos ^^

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Siouxsie James - 31st March 2012
Thank you very much! :)

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MissAriel - 18th April 2012
This is really great! :D

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Siouxsie James - 19th April 2012
Thank you :)

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Siouxsie James - 25th April 2012
hahaha lol thanx Mary :P

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Fliss - 19th May 2012

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Siouxsie James - 19th May 2012

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CrystalNeko - 25th July 2012
Ahh, I love the mask and all that fur. You look awesome! Looking forward to seeing this at Ame :D

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Siouxsie James - 26th July 2012
Thanx for the kind comment :) I hope I figure out the new ears by the time of Amecon as I've pulled the old ones off!!! :P

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Clover-tan - 14th August 2012
This is really great! Fantastic cosplay, love the photos! ^_^

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Siouxsie James - 14th August 2012
Thank you very much!! :)

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Tallia3 - 17th November 2012
By Lordy, I love your Mononoke - it's so darn good! XD

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Siouxsie James - 17th November 2012
Ty Tallia :) I've changed it a few times since the original, trying to develop it etc :P I'll probs bring it out once or twice again before retiring it, it's just too much fun to wear!!

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Sponberry - 3rd March 2013
This is such a great costume! Your mask is ace! :D

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Siouxsie James - 4th March 2013
Thanks, it didn't look so great up close though hahahaha I'd love to cosplay this again some time :)

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HarryKurt - 8th March 2013
This is absolutely stunning! :O Your pelt is perfect and the mask, ears and spear are so beautifully crafted. You have San's poses down perfectly too. Amazing! <3

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Siouxsie James - 8th March 2013
Oh my thank you!!! I did try quite hard on the mask and ears lol :P

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Emzone - 8th March 2013
Really convincing! Great job on the mask =D

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Kacela - 10th March 2013
Oh you make such a pretty Mononoke! Great work =]

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HotshotShan - 26th April 2013
Wow this is amazing! You look absolutely wonderful :)

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Lunadysania - 26th April 2013
I love Mononoke! So gorgeous <3

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Siouxsie James - 26th April 2013
Thank you all so much, glad that other people like her as she's one of my favourite characters :D

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Moonlight_Requiem - 8th May 2013
I love this so damn much! Your beautiful and amazing!

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InfiniteJester - 6th September 2013
Looks great!

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TheStarlightFairy - 6th September 2013
Aaah loving the new photos <3 You and Beth make a great team <3

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Siouxsie James - 6th September 2013
Beth is the best!! I adore her work!!!!!

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misfit_mosher - 7th October 2013
wow you look sooo awesome here !!! <3

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DefineImagineMJ - 21st October 2013
You look epic as Princess Mononoke!

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MioBombino - 11th December 2013
You look incredible. I'm so envious. Fantastic. :D

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Moonlight_Requiem - 10th February 2014
Needs to be showcased ^___^ /vote vote

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Siouxsie James - 10th February 2014
Thanks for the comments guys. Thanks Moonlight, that is a really kind thing to say :)

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Moonlight_Requiem - 5th June 2014
I`ve probably already said this to you in person ^^; but you really are the most perfect San ^_^ I loved how you`ve built this up over time and i really hope i can be half as good as you when i try it :)

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XxSylentiumxX - 10th February 2015
You look amazing as her ~ its as if you jumped straight out the movie *-*

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Siouxsie James - 13th February 2015
Thanks for your kindness guys :)

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Kitri du Lac - 21st August 2015
This is super! So accurate and you pull off the character really nicely too!