England (Arthur Kirkland) (Military Uniform ) - Axis Powers Hetalia

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FuyuCon 2009

3rd Place ACP Hetalia Photo



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30th Completed cosplay! Yay! 8D

Oh right yeah I suppose I better actually update this space. :P

I'm hetalia obbsessed. It's quite worrying really. But it's too late, i'm too far gone. XP I was drawn to England straight away and not for the reasons you might believe! I identify with him alot...which is also worrying. (Am I a walking stereotype?! X.X) But I knew straight away I wanted to cosplay him. ^_^

This is based on the manga/webcomic version. England has much lighter hair in the anime, but I prefer his dark blond manga style hair. ^_^ I managed to find the perfect wig on ebay! It even has like....dodgy stitching on the weft that makes the back stick up unevenly (unintentional, but perfect for Iggy! XD)

The uniform was alot of hassle. X.X I looked in alot of army surplus stores and such cause I was determined to be accurate. Eventually had to get one tailor made for me by a company that makes uniforms for tv and film. O.O But because of various complications (i.e. I dont want to get into it again. :P) I ended up basically having to tear the trousers totally apart and re-make them to fit me. So at least I gained trouser experiance from this cosplay. Stillhatemakingthem. X.X

Shirt, tie, belt ect are all historically accurate too! I have no idea why this sudden OCD cropped up with this cosplay. I think I was just hoping to do as much homage as possible to a character that means alot to me. ^^;;

Boots are recyled from my Wolfram costume and actually fit pretty well! ^_^ And gloves are from my Roxas costume. Costume piece recyling ftw!

Brows are my own. Yes. I finally found a cosplay where I dont have to do anything to my brows. It's a small miracle. A god given gift of massive brows. :P

First cosplayed this version at Fuyucon with big hetalia group and had an awesome time! I love being England. It's a cosplay I just feel totally at ease in and almost assures me i'll have a fantastic time due to my awesome fellow hetalians! ^_^ I also rewore at the Grand International Cosplay ball and got lots of love which made me so happy. ;_; I'll be wearing this alot. Be prepared to be sick of it. XD Now a con doesnt feel complete unless I bring this with me. <3


Comments

kitamurin posted on 17 January, 2009 - 22:33
Oh wow, I'm really looking forward to seeing this :D I love Hetalia too<3

Felixize posted on 17 January, 2009 - 22:34
Awww; I'm sorta potentially planning on doing Germany next (oh wait, this!) year... Hopefully when I do it I'll have people cosplaying Japan and Italy with me :D Too bad we're not going to Fuyu though, but really, I totally look forward to seeing your progress on this! I love England (Go figure) and Hetalia! ¦D Good luck~

Rosiael posted on 21 January, 2009 - 03:31
Are you going to London Expo??? :D

MoonLily posted on 21 January, 2009 - 12:48
Rosiael - Yes I am...but cant cosplay Arthur there unfortunatly because I've already planned for two different groups! >_< (*Needs more days*)

Rosiael posted on 3 February, 2009 - 17:09
That is a huge pity then! :( There are 33 people in the Hetalia group now at the expo forums. :D

MoonLily posted on 3 February, 2009 - 18:22
Jesus! I had no idea it was even that popular! Well I'll definetly been looking out and taking pictures of you guys! Which day is it planned for?

PKNIVES posted on 27 April, 2009 - 16:54
Hee hee, Arthur is my favourite! You'll be absolutely amazing in this costume! I'm so looking forward to it! Hetalia Love! I hope you don't mind me adding you to my friends list! That way I can keep updated on this cosplay and your others. Plus you're awesome! X

MoonLily posted on 27 April, 2009 - 17:57
Wow thanks! I hope I can live up to expectations! #><# Aha no problem at all! ^_^ I'll add you too. :D

Denmark posted on 6 May, 2009 - 16:21
Yay Arthur :D!~

CrystallineKnight posted on 11 May, 2009 - 20:58
Duuhuuurr, why have I not commented yet? I have persuaded myself to try and do Prussia at some point. Maybe Fuyucon. Do I have permission to take your vital regions? <3

MoonLily posted on 11 May, 2009 - 21:43
Oh my gosh yes do it! Our fuyucon group is missing a Prussia! *_* .... *protects vital regions* >_>;;

CrystallineKnight posted on 14 May, 2009 - 13:16
-long sigh- I'll get the material soon. I will get everyone's vital regions by the end of the day. I'LL START WITH YOU. D<

AmethystEyes posted on 19 June, 2009 - 14:24
I am totally going to France you up!

CrystallineKnight posted on 14 July, 2009 - 13:17
Ah, ah, ilu too, mon cherie.~ <3 This costume will rock so hard, it really will. I will not hold back. 8D -grabbyhands-

HotshotShan posted on 22 August, 2009 - 20:15
Ohhh it looks fantastic, can't wait to see in person for the full-costume glory.

Ranma1-2 posted on 22 August, 2009 - 22:03
Oh my gosh this is actually very convincing crossplay. I'm not sure how, cuz normally you a pretty girl, but you did a very convincing job on Arthur. :)

MoonLily posted on 23 August, 2009 - 10:46
Thankies wonderful people! Ranma1-2: Actually...you're not the first person to say that at all. One of my best friends didnt recognise me and asked who the boy was...XD I don't see it myself, but as you probably know it's a huge compliment to a crossplayer! XD

Ranma1-2 posted on 23 August, 2009 - 16:59
Wow to sneak under your best friends radar... that's so amusing ^^ Yeah crossplayers know it's a great compliment, cuz they know what is involved. ^_^

Littlegeeky posted on 23 August, 2009 - 18:31
You make an amazing Arther hun (I love this character so much) The jacket and shirt look awesome :)

Charlie-Bear posted on 6 September, 2009 - 12:50
Oh wow your are Arthur!! Can't wait to see this at Fuyu its brilliant! 8D

MadameLapin posted on 6 September, 2009 - 18:33
UWAH! I'm not going to Fuyu Con so I can't kidnap you *emos in corner* I need cheering up British style.... Anyway *briefly recovered* You are such a perfect Arthur, I love this outfit, or at least what has been shown so far. You make such a molest-*ahem* I mean, convincing Arthur. Your faces are totally adorable, in fact... you're probabaly one of my favourite Arthur cosplayers. I-WILL-STEAL-YOU *resumes emoing*

MoonLily posted on 6 September, 2009 - 20:03
Thanks everyone! ^_^ Special-Pleb - Oooh you're at fuyu? Yays! I'll see you there! ^^ MadameLapin - Ha ha! Don't worry I'm so Arthur obbsessed i'll be wearing this cosplay to many cons next year so maybe we'll cross ways then! But no molesting! X.X... Also full length photos should be coming soon...I actually lack the trousers right now...I'm not helping the no molesting argument am I? XP

MadameLapin posted on 7 September, 2009 - 13:45
No problem! I'm happy that you're going to wear it again, and I shall restrain myself (sort off)... I WILL MAKE SURE THAT WE CROSS PATHS! You sound pretty dam awesome anyway. Although, you see... France was in my house (he invaded it, there was nothing I could do T-T) and he happened to see the "lack of trousers" comment. He's dissapeared (thankfully) but for your own safety, I shouldn't answer the door for a few days. I didn't like the look on his face...

CrystallineKnight posted on 11 October, 2009 - 18:14
LOVE. <3

Shenny posted on 11 October, 2009 - 18:20
Why do I find this hot <.<

MadameLapin posted on 11 October, 2009 - 18:27
YAY! IT'S FINISHED! OMG YOU LOOK AMAZING! Seriously, I am so sad that I can not see all of this at Fuyu Con... YOU MUST WEAR IT AGAIN SOME TIME! Seriously =D Then I can be your FAIRY! You're my favourite England ever, if I ever see this in person then prepare to be LOVED!

bakurakat posted on 11 October, 2009 - 22:15
AYYYYYY TROUSERS OF DOOM!! it looks so awesome put altogether~ FFFF you make such an awesome england~~~ bring on kita xD and fuyu. of course. :D

MoonLily posted on 11 October, 2009 - 22:18
Weee thanks guuuys! <3 <3 <3 Shenny - Because you are the embodiment of France. Also you know you want the manry side of me. 8D MadameLapin - <3 Don't worry i'll be wearing it again for sho, already defo wearing it at the cosplay ball and at kitacon, and i'll probably wear it at amecon next year if I can fit him in! XD

Scorchgid posted on 12 October, 2009 - 13:37
Ready the tanks England, I want France ass beated... again

seawaterwitch posted on 13 October, 2009 - 11:17
So bishonen ^^ = Pretty Man ^^ Awesome costume ^^ You looks good in it ^^

Charlie-Bear posted on 26 October, 2009 - 18:53
Deffo my fav England ever! You've got everything perfecto, glad I got to see this for myself! I can't wait to see the video you were making, it was so funny just watching you make it! 8D

BladeyCakes posted on 14 January, 2010 - 16:32
You make such an awesome England 8D Love the photos~! Really great cosplay! ^w^

RavenBlakh posted on 17 January, 2010 - 23:20
Ooohh you make such a fantastic England - I adore the wig, it has this lovely messy look to it that really fits him. And your in character expressions for this costume = perfect! *__*

MoonLily posted on 18 January, 2010 - 12:35
Ahh you're all so sweet! Thankyou. ^_^

Enchanting_ELK posted on 22 January, 2010 - 16:09
omg epic win! :D You really suit him~ Not in a bad way ^_^ In a GOOD way :D LOVE THE WIG :3

White Tigress posted on 28 April, 2010 - 19:45
Honestly the best England cosplay I have ever seen :D You suit him really well! Im very sorry that I didnt have a chance to speak to you at Kita, being all shy and that being my first cosplay group (I was Liet).

InfiniteJester posted on 26 May, 2010 - 18:22
awesomeee englandd :) methinks i shud hurry up and get france n prussia on the go now :)

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Progress Journal

7th October 2010

New wig

Old one was getting just AWFUL. So now I have a new wig...and I took this spack pic to prove it. :P

17th July 2009

Weeeee

I NOW HAVE NO MONEY!!

I'm kinda super picky and worked out the only way I was going to do this how I wanted would be to spend money (more money than just picking up a freakin £20 jacket...I hate myself sometimes. X.X) Buuuut now everything is ordered and should be here in a month or so. 8D All the effort required on my part now is just buying the belt, the rest of the props and getting myself into a permanent state of pissed off-ness. Good times! >D

3rd July 2009

Making a start

Moving Arthur to in progress now as i'm starting to assemble pieces (online) to buy when I have money...>_>;; This cosplay was meant to be cheap but it's turning out to be most likely my most expensive cosplay this year! X.X Gaaaah...

Still! Yay! Cant wait! ^^