Mahmut (Volume 2 Cover) - Shoukoku no Altair

StatusComplete
Worn AtAyacon 2011
AwardsAyacon Cosplay Award 2011
Showcased 19th February 2012 What is this?


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Eagle General Mahmut and Poison General Zaganos, worn at Ayacon 2011!

Mahmut- Tsupo
Zaganos- Yukioto

I actually cosplayed Mahmut for the sole reason of getting more people into Shoukoku no Altair (I've yet to meet anyone who recognised me or even knew about the series that I hadn't introduced it to). It's one of my all time favourite mangas and it was only until I realised how much work it would be that I decided to enter the cosplay competition at Ayacon to give myself motivation so I could do him justice!

I was incredibly lucky with all aspects of this cosplay. I found a fabric that I was really happy with (dull in colour so it didn't look too modern, heavy enough to tailor a jacket yet light enough to drape and with an expensive sheen that didn't look 'synthetic shiny' [my pet peeve] for just £4 a metre.

The Eagle and talons were just paper mache covered in paperclay- hand detailed and then hand painted using mainly acrylics and gold leaf. The details on the Talons were Children's decorative material glue with embedded pearls and strung pearls wound around. They actually weren't very heavy at all- but the long cuts of fabric wound around the base hat and turban were! It ended up giving me pretty sore neckache (Sorry if I was a bit grumpy at Ayacon- this is why + a huuuge hangover from the night before- I blame Yuki giving me straight vodka in a water bottle)


There are a few details that I want to finish and hopefully will be doing so this year, as well as dulling the eagle so the gold isn't so bright, like in the reference.

I loved being Mahmut (minus when I was asked to move seats and ended up not seeing the rest of the competition because the person behind me couldn't see the stage + walking into random objects because I forgot my head was a lot bigger than it used to be + when I totally walked off stage into some black curtain that apparently wasn't the exit and had to shuffle awkwardly out and felt like dying of embarrassment) and have plenty of his other outfits planned! I really appreciated all the support everyone gave me, too, because I was so nervous about making something so big! Massive love to Berniebear who helped me sew poppers on the night before and Yukioto who helped me edit my audio! (because I'm technologically retarded)

Showcased 19th February 2012

Comments

CrystalNeko posted on 3 January, 2012 - 00:33
Lettieeeee~~ *A* This cosplay is the most amazing you've done yet! I am still in awe with that gigantic headdress of yours! Really fantastic job and a well deserved award!

Einmyria posted on 3 January, 2012 - 01:02
Yay you're on CosplayIsland!! this cosplay was epic!! the details are amazing and so well made you definitely deserved your award ^^

TheStarlightFairy posted on 3 January, 2012 - 01:06
So so beautiful! This is such a well constructed cosplay, award very much deserved!

Plasticsharkattack posted on 3 January, 2012 - 01:08
Lettieeeee :) Loveee this cosplay!! <3

JustPeachy posted on 3 January, 2012 - 01:31
I love this so much! The head piece is so stunning!

InfiniteJester posted on 3 January, 2012 - 01:40
ahhh lettie! you got a cosplayisland :P *stalky stalk*

Pandora-Chi posted on 3 January, 2012 - 13:36
I remember seeing you at Aya and you looked amazing!!! :D I love the detail put into it - the head dress is gorgeous! :)

Emzone posted on 4 January, 2012 - 01:12
This was so amazing and stunning and gorgeous and gbyuilby everything <3

KhaosKreator posted on 4 January, 2012 - 11:52
I absolutely loved this costume, fantastic stuff.

BabemRoze posted on 4 January, 2012 - 12:53
This was awesome ^^ Really awesome work!

FuriePhoenix posted on 4 January, 2012 - 13:20
this is incredible! Utterly stunning

Sephirayne posted on 4 January, 2012 - 22:50
Most amazing hat ever. This is a gorgeous costume.

Tsupo posted on 5 January, 2012 - 23:38
Wow! Thank you so much everyone! I really appreciate it!

Leolarua posted on 6 January, 2012 - 00:53
i saw this at aya, i had no idea what it was from but it looked amazing

Tsupo posted on 20 January, 2012 - 19:11
Thanks! ^^

Delusional posted on 29 January, 2012 - 17:03
Such a eye-catching design, and your plan worked - the minute I got back from Aya I looked up the manga, it's quite awesome :D I loved all the detail on this, so pretty and really impressive!

Tsupo posted on 29 January, 2012 - 21:18
Thank you so much :] I'm glad you like it- such a amazing manga!

KawaiiKira posted on 19 February, 2012 - 17:07
this is so amazing! so much detail ^^

Kinreal posted on 19 February, 2012 - 17:37
Gratz on the showcase! :D

tripletriad posted on 19 February, 2012 - 19:25
I'm speechless O_O Amaaaazing, well done on the showcase, this definitely deserves it!

InfiniteJester posted on 19 February, 2012 - 20:56
congrats on the showcase!! totally deserves it!

Tsupo posted on 19 February, 2012 - 21:34
Oh gosh, guys- thank you so much! >////////////<

Clood posted on 19 February, 2012 - 21:37
C:< THIS IS AMAZING AND I'M GLAD I DID IT.

Tsupo posted on 19 February, 2012 - 21:40
you are so evil, but ilu c:

Plasticsharkattack posted on 19 February, 2012 - 21:56
LETTIE, YOU ARE JUST AWESOME

White Tigress posted on 19 February, 2012 - 23:06
Every single detail on this looks so beautifully crafted!!! :D A big congrats on the showcase! Very well deserved!!!

Manticore posted on 20 February, 2012 - 01:23
It was gonna happen! Well done!

- posted on 20 February, 2012 - 09:36
This was so beautiful and detailed <3 I love that head piece <3

Freyarule posted on 20 February, 2012 - 13:20
Congrats on showcase my dear! :D You definitely deserved it :D

Sephirayne posted on 20 February, 2012 - 17:57
Congrats on the showcase. Totally deserved.

Lady Bahamut posted on 20 February, 2012 - 20:05
I don't know the series, but that hat is the mst epic thing I've ever seen! *_* Well done on the showcase :D

Leolarua posted on 21 February, 2012 - 18:46
gratz on the showcase!

Tsupo posted on 21 February, 2012 - 19:21
Thank you very much guys! :D

Toshi-chan posted on 21 February, 2012 - 19:55
YAY showcase!! xD So so so deserved! One of my favourite cosplays ever :)

Tsupo posted on 21 February, 2012 - 20:42
Ahh! >////< Thank you so much! ^^

Berserk667 posted on 22 February, 2012 - 02:03
It looks amazing. The head piece is so interesting to look at

Littlegeeky posted on 22 February, 2012 - 16:20
This is such a beautiful costume hun! Fantastic work <3

Tsupo posted on 1 March, 2012 - 12:51
Thank you! ^^