I was going to do a costume run for both Yuri and Richard but alas, I didn't get time. Hopefully open chest-binding will work. Not really looking forward to that part. >_<'
21st May 2013: Finished Boots! The white overturn trims are now on the boots and they are both finished!
Thanks to mum for giving me a hand with those.
Yuri is finished other than the sword now. That will be finished tomorrow.
20th May 2013: Finished Bodhi Blastia I am not sure if this is 100% accurate, but there was a shortage of decent reference pictures that showed all sides. Anyhow, I used some leftover red nail varnish from when I did BloodRayne for the round jewels, and glued on a red cabochon for the front.
19th May 2013: General Progress 1.) The sword and scabbard are almost finished in terms of painting.
2.) The second boot has stripe on it now, and I just need to add the buttons before the white turnover is added at the top.
3.) The bodhi blastia just needs the rest of the paper mache to dry, then that can be painted.
4.) The pattern on the back of the jacket is now fully sewn on.
The sword's scabbard will need the white wrap around added on to it after everything else is finished.
Not much to do on Yuri now!
18th May 2013: Jacket - back pattern progress 2 Thanks to mum, we've got this almost sorted now.
To minimise time spend, she's helped me to get this pattern sew on to the back of the jacket. There's just the circle left to go on to it. :-)
18th May 2013: Sword and Scabbard Progress! The painting of Yuri's sword has now begun. It's a bit fiddly, but it's coming together gradually. The detail separating the blade from the handle was a pain to make, but dad managed to get that sorted out nicely.
17th May 2013: Bodhi Blastia Progress 3 I spray painted it gold, but it needs some smoothing out a bit, then re-spraying. The inside still needs to be papermâchéd though.
16th May 2013: Yuri boot progress! Boot no.1 almost finished The first boot is nearing completion now. The other one still needs the black stripe painted and the buttons stuck on. I will probably need to touch up the white on the front and the black stripes too though. After that, the white overturns at the top will be added.
14th May 2013: Boots progress I have started to paint the front of the boots. They will need another coat or two though. Then I need to add the curved black stripes, the buttons, and the white turnover detail at the top.
13th May 2013: Jacket - back pattern progress I asked Cocosilverhk to cut off the strip along the back so I could add the pattern on. If you look at the back of Yuri's outfit, you'll see what I mean. So, I've made the pattern out of the black fabric they sent me. Getting it sewn on is going to be a bit of a bugger methinks.
13th May 2013: Yuri's stuff from Cocosilverhk on eBay - ARRIVED! The stuff arrived this morning. I am SO pleased with it. I am doing the back pattern on the jacket as they wanted $50 extra (wasn't happy about that but the quality of what they did do is BRILLIANT). Everything fits perfectly.
I'd asked for 1/2 metre of the black fabric they use for the details (offering $8 which was accepted), and they sent a whole metre. Bonus!
12th May 2013: Bodhi Blastia Progress Mark gave me a hand this afternoon to get Yuri's bodhi blastia constructed. It's already constructed! I just need to add the round jewels on the back, paper mache it, paint it, and stick the cabochon on the front. Hopefully it shouldn't take too long to do alongside everything else.
9th May 2013: Costume Parts Made The seller, cocosilverhk on eBay has now finished the parts I asked for.
I asked them to send me some pictures before they sent it out, and now that I have seen those pictures, I can say that it looks satisfactory from what I can see.
I'll need to add the pattern to the back of the sleeveless jacket, add details to the boots, make the bodhi blastia, and modify and paint the sword I bought.
Whether I can combat all that as well as Richard in the next two weeks remains to be seen.
18th April 2013: Parts Bought I've bought the jacket, shirt and belt from a "different" seller from Richard's stuff on eBay, but I've asked them to alter the back a little. They wanted to charge an additional $50 to do the correct pattern...wtf?
Anyway, I asked them to cut the pattern off at the back so it could lead off for me to add it myself. I've bought 1/2 a metre of the black detail fabric so I can do the pattern myself. It doesn't make sense for them to not do the costume as per the accurate details, but hey, it will become more my own if I do it myself.
I'll be modifying a pair of boots myself as well, and hopefully getting a sword to modify as well.
24th December 2012: Wig styling 3 I thought I'd try on the wig today. I meant to do it a while back, but only got around to it today. Methinks I could pull of Yuri alright!
28th November 2012: Wig Styling 2 I'm still not convinced that M shape is completely right at the back, but it looks ok on the picture. I'll have to try it on again to see whether it needs any more tweaking. The front is now pretty much finished as well. I might have to use some hair products to get certain bits to stay in place though.
26th November 2012: Wig styling 1 I've started to style the wig now. Just for reference, the wig is a "Ghost Cos Wig" and I've found the quality to be fantastic! They're easy to brush with a good wig brush as well.
The styling itself has been more of a pain than other wigs considering Yuri has a weird shape to his hair. I think it's coming along nicely though, but it may need a few touch ups here and there.
9th November 2012: Wig and Jacket Bought I have bought the wig and the jacket now. The wig is in the post,
and the jacket has already arrived. The jacket itself is beige, but I will be dying it (and hopefully it will take).
It's 97% cotton and 3% spandex, so in theory it should work out alright, even if it needs a couple of tries.
KiraraYumi - 7th April 2013
I love that you cut the wig the way his actually is at the back! 8D Super looking forward to this, hope I run into you at Aya! =D
InfiniteJester - 7th April 2013
This looks great so far! I'll be doing another variant of Yuri at Aya too so I hope to see you there!
DefineImagineMJ - 7th April 2013
I'm not 100% sure if I definitely can wear him for Aya yet or not.
He's a maybe, but I'd love to do him for Aya if I can.
Unfortunately, I'll have to have a lot of this made due to time and not being able to find any suitable base components for him. I've bought some boots to modify though, and I'll modify a wooden katana and make his bodhi blastia as well.
InfiniteJester - 8th April 2013
Aw, that's a shame! Hoping you get it done anyway!
DefineImagineMJ - 8th April 2013
Aw thanks. :-)
The other plan was to try to do Duke.
Once I've got Richard and Zagato finished I can look further toward these two.
Yasmia - 16th April 2013
YAY! YURI! Love him!
Never actually seen anyone cosplay Yuri, totally sure you're going to look awesome!! The wig looks like just the right colour :)
It's a shame that I have to have a lot of it made though. I looked everywhere for clothes to modify for him, but found absolutely nothing suitable. There will be amendments that will need to be done to what I've bought (when the stuff arrives) though.
I hope that I can get the rest sorted for May Expo. If not it'll be Ayacon methinks.
Though, the jacket, shirt and belt were commissioned. I couldn't find clothes to modify (much less in time for Expo) but the pattern on the back of the jacket was done by me and my mum as the seller wanted to charge a lot extra to do the accurate pattern. Erm, no. I modified the boots myself with a little bit of assistance from mum, dad edited the sword and I painted it all, and I made the blastia with a friend's help to get it made in an afternoon, and I styled the wig myself. So, I tried to do as much of it myself as I possibly could.
Yasmia - 30th May 2013
You look fantastic! Gutted I missed seeing it in person! The pictures are awesome
DefineImagineMJ - 30th May 2013
I plan on wearing him again on the Sunday of Ayacon though. ;-)
Natsumi - 4th September 2013
You made such an epic Yuri! <3 that wiggly really suits you!
Thanks so much for letting me join your group for photos. ^__^
Even though it was brief sorry I still had fun!
DefineImagineMJ - 10th September 2013
Thanks Natsumi. You made an awesome Rita!
And it was great even if it was short.
Fizzykat - 15th January 2014
awesome Yuri! hopefully we can get some cool group photos with repede and estelle! x
DefineImagineMJ - 16th January 2014
Indeed! Looking forward to it. And let me know if I'm able to join you for the masquerade. :-)
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