Xiao Qiao (Fury) - Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce

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London MCM Expo May 2009

Best Female - Neo Awards May 2009



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Xiao Qiao was the first character I played as when I was first introduced to the Dynasty Warriors series, and at my young age I fell in love with her cuteness. I felt Koei did an amazing job bringing her character to life in their Strikeforce designs and thus I had to make it.
My first attempt was in May 2009, in which the cosplay received a lot of praise which raised my confidence (seems as it was my first real cosplay, especially after winning the Neo Competition.
In 2010 I felt the urge to bring it back, simply because I adore it and I am incredibly proud of it.
The fans and wings are the most notable parts of this cosplay and I did indeed spend many hours working on them.
I made the fans by taking apart two giant paper wall fans, using the wooden skeletons as my base. I then painted some material (after cutting out the semi-circle shape)with the appropriate details and then spent many hours trying to iron in the creases. It took a couple of attempts because I realised I had ironed one of them the wrong way >< After glueing the material to the skeleton I began work on the flowers. The smaller flowers over the top of the fans were made vinyl (because that was all I had in 2009 lying around) and glued onto lolly pop sticks and attached to the back of the fans. The larger flowers were originally just painted card, but the Expo in 2009 destroyed them. So in 2010 I decided to make them out of coloured Fimo; it did add a lot of weight to the already heavy fans, but they did look wonderful =]
The wings were a simple idea, but the process was actually physically painful. I cut the base out of cardboard; it was on three parts. Each part was placed between two 'sheets' of leather before I sewed the leather together forming the shape. Of course it was hand-sewn and thus I nearly lost my finger tips ='[ I attached the three pieces together and then put them on a belt.
Doesn't sound as tricky now I have typed it out, but trust me it was no easy ride making this costume.


Comments

Uni posted on 18 January, 2009 - 15:12
That is just too cute! x3

ryaoki posted on 18 January, 2009 - 15:22
epic wig

nanahara posted on 18 January, 2009 - 19:21
looking cute ^^

Missytetra posted on 2 April, 2009 - 17:42
This will be beautiful, I can't wait to see it finished! Looking great so far ^^

AmethystEyes posted on 2 April, 2009 - 18:25
Very nice!

nanahara posted on 2 April, 2009 - 19:26
progress looking great

Chiconoe posted on 9 April, 2009 - 13:24
SUGOI that is way cool jj your way lucky lol xx

Toshi-chan posted on 30 April, 2009 - 15:43
that fan is simply gorgeous 0.o its soooo accurate its stunning!!! **searches for more words to describe amazingness** this is gonna be such an awesome cosplay ^.^

Lisu-chan posted on 17 May, 2009 - 12:09
It looks so gorgeous already! Great work! ^_^

nanahara posted on 18 May, 2009 - 16:12
progress is looking great ^^

Amy-Lou posted on 20 May, 2009 - 14:38
You look wonderful! I'll look out for you at Expo :)

angel aiko posted on 20 May, 2009 - 14:40
cute :3

Lisu-chan posted on 20 May, 2009 - 15:36
Wow! It looks VERY good! Looking forward to see this in person! ^_^

Demented Kid posted on 20 May, 2009 - 15:37
This is so adorable! Will be looking out for X3

Mio-Chan posted on 20 May, 2009 - 15:48
You are too cute! ^_____^

CheekyFlower posted on 20 May, 2009 - 16:47
AWWWWW ITS SSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOO CUTE I LOVE IT nice costume well done lol :) :)

12midnite21 posted on 20 May, 2009 - 17:40
Hey honey ^^ finished product looks AMAZING but i knew it would ^^ love you always

ellygirl posted on 25 May, 2009 - 12:49
you were so cute >< I am really happy I went to the UK to see the nice DW cosplays :)

JakeX posted on 26 May, 2009 - 13:12
looks rather cute indeed =3 Nicely made =3

CheekyFlower posted on 3 June, 2009 - 15:49
The pics look really sweet soo cute :)

Charlie-Bear posted on 3 June, 2009 - 16:32
You're sooo cute >w< Really adorable!! I remember seeing you in May, I love the wig, and the fan 8D Oh and your dress its all so pretty ^_^ Excellent Xiao Qiao!! <3

Freyarule posted on 23 August, 2009 - 16:48
Ah I remember seeing this costume! You won a prize for it, didn't you? Correct me if I'm wrong <33

Kacela posted on 24 August, 2009 - 10:10
Surprisingly yes i did win the Neo thing ^^ thank you for the kind comments everyone ^^

RebaSephiroth2 posted on 13 September, 2009 - 13:31
I love your Xiao Qiao cosplay & well done for winning in NEO. ^_^

cheeky_b1tch posted on 7 January, 2010 - 02:32
omg! u look so cute! im loving dis cosplay hehe! and fanks for the comment to i hope i can get my costume lookin as good as urs :-D

Kacela posted on 7 January, 2010 - 19:46
Thank you very much ^^ This is my only costume so far that I am truly proud of lol! I am sure you will pull it off nicely, its not as complicated as it looks to be honest; just has a lot of detail.

Feather-to-Earth posted on 27 April, 2010 - 19:25
Oh wow!!!! This was awesome to begin with but i just can't believe the fimo flowers, they look amazing <3 <3 <3

ElegantAura posted on 28 April, 2010 - 14:52
This costume is so adorable, and your improvements are looking really good, your new wig looks beautiful ^_^

Kacela posted on 28 April, 2010 - 14:59
Aww Thank you guys ^^ I look forward to finishing this!

Lisu-chan posted on 25 May, 2010 - 16:58
I love the improvements you made! The hairpieces work out GREAT! ^_____^ See you soon!

Ranma1-2 posted on 31 May, 2010 - 22:31
Loved your performance on stage with the fans. :)

Rogue posted on 1 June, 2010 - 08:24
You looked great at the expo! Thanks for performing with us!

Kacela posted on 2 June, 2010 - 14:27
Thank you very much =] and it was lovely performing with you too Naomi, hope to see you next May! SW3?

Feather-to-Earth posted on 2 June, 2010 - 19:17
Ooooo you looked so perfect all always, really amazing job you did on this ^_~

rocksanie posted on 23 August, 2010 - 00:18
So cute~~ : D Looks so perfect~~~The fans and details~

Manticore posted on 13 June, 2011 - 17:18
>.< Would you do a Da Qiao since you did a AWESOME Xiao Qiao?

Kacela posted on 13 June, 2011 - 17:49
She is on my list, I would love to do Da Qiao. Maybe when you do your Sun Ce?

Plasticsharkattack posted on 4 July, 2011 - 14:37
B-E-A-UTIFUL costume *_* <333~

Puppykitten14 posted on 28 November, 2011 - 14:07
Amazing!! Love your attention to detail and the fans and wig is perfect!! <3 it :3

Kacela posted on 28 November, 2011 - 15:10
Thank you so much <3

DizzieDee posted on 22 January, 2012 - 15:19
aww way too cute!

Koiice posted on 6 March, 2013 - 22:42
Oh wow, I wish I had seen this in person!!! Amazing!! D8 <3

SamanthaKaiba posted on 8 March, 2013 - 17:27
Love this...nice attention to detail ^_^

PandoraCaitiff posted on 15 March, 2013 - 18:17
Incredibly cute! Great job!

Varia posted on 26 March, 2013 - 15:24
This is really cool. I really like dynasty warriors, very underrated IMHO.

Deathblow_Prime posted on 2 April, 2013 - 12:31
So pretty! You did a great job :)

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Progress Journal

20th April 2010

Progress of Improvements

Things are finally undergo YAY! Decided not to do the shoe covers because it was too annoying and difficult ¬¬ But I am happy with the new neck piece simply because of the colours are better. Will get to work with finishing the fans this week (yay fimo fun) and I am keeping my fingers crossed that my wig arrives in time (damn natural disasters) otherwise I will have to use my tatty old one =[ bad times!! Also my contact lenses arrived which I will test nearer the time as they only last 30 days!

17th January 2010

Re-newing

I will be once again be wearing this costume in May. The wig will be replaced and to a better standard plus I will finish the other fan ^^ I hope to also have a proper photo shoot as this is the favourite costume and I'm so proud of it ^^