Kasumi (Blue) - Dead or Alive 4

StatusComplete
Worn AtMinamicon 15 (2009)
AwardsTecmo Cosplay Idol 2009 1st Place


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Information

I just have to! ;)

Doing the 4 version as I prefer the hair down and the added detail to the skirty flappy bits

Worn at Minamicon 2009 and London Expo October 2009

The wig was also modified slightly as part of a Dead Fantasy group at expo!

Comments

ryaoki posted on 29 January, 2009 - 21:46
LMAO NOW THAT IS WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT YEAA BOIII hi5 (cheers for the happy birthday on facebook hun) and youll pull this off epically lets just hope its not windy or thatll be you with the panty shot like the ref pic ouchh lol

SherlockHulmes posted on 29 January, 2009 - 21:58
Durp! Kasumi is like my favourite DOA girl. If I was a girl, I would cosplay her. :D

Sands posted on 29 January, 2009 - 23:17
YYYYAAAAAYYYYY I actually came up with a good idea =DDD youl look so frickin awesome as her =]

stripey_dani posted on 30 January, 2009 - 12:06
YAY! Im doing Ayane for Minami and Kitacon x3 DoA is so epic!

Ilpala posted on 2 February, 2009 - 15:13
You will make an awesome Kasumi *thumbs up*

sjbonnar posted on 2 February, 2009 - 23:53
I'm looking forward to this ^_^

Defrain posted on 4 February, 2009 - 12:38
every ones favy shinobi

stripey_dani posted on 4 February, 2009 - 14:56
Ayanes still better :p I love them both x3 We'll have to get some epic battle photos ;)

Amy-Lou posted on 11 February, 2009 - 17:00
This will look great on you and that's a beautiful wig!

HelloKitty posted on 11 February, 2009 - 19:32
i soo cant wait to see this, i love kasumi but could never pull it off myself, the wig u've got there is spot on and laura's right, u suit her perfectly

K posted on 23 February, 2009 - 15:04
This is looking gorgeous! I'm really looking forward to seeing this :D

Ilpala posted on 23 February, 2009 - 15:20
That detailing is looking really good! :D

MangaChild posted on 23 February, 2009 - 16:32
*GASP* !!!OMG!!! Crazy free hand paint detail!! Another incrediable costume :D I cant wait to see it all together!!

stripey_dani posted on 23 February, 2009 - 17:39
Yaaay awesome details ^^ My Ayane failed miserably so Im remaking her, fingers crossed Ill get her done for Minami :)

Littlegeeky posted on 23 February, 2009 - 19:18
Looking amazing so far, there's so much detail in the painted bits :D Can I ask what paint stuff did you use to paint it? (that doesn't make sence :S sory)

GunstarVixen posted on 23 February, 2009 - 19:41
I used dylon fabric paint, it works really well even if it does smell while wet!

Defrain posted on 23 February, 2009 - 19:49
please say this is for minamie :) looking awesome

GraceyDarling posted on 2 March, 2009 - 13:06
wow looking amazing so far ^^ your gonna look brilliant as Kasumi :)

Moonchild posted on 2 March, 2009 - 14:05
Looking epic! XD

Bunni posted on 2 March, 2009 - 14:20
Looking really good hun, Can't wait to see it. Kasumi is one of my fave characters <3

Sephirayne posted on 2 March, 2009 - 15:40
Looking so amazing. I love the wig and the hand painting. So can't wait to see. You are going to look stunning.

p-chan posted on 4 March, 2009 - 13:31
oh my 0_0 this is looking absolutely stunning and very sexy =D!

Defrain posted on 4 March, 2009 - 14:00
looking awesome lou what day you whereing this will have to get a few pics i will :P

GunstarVixen posted on 4 March, 2009 - 14:37
wearing on sat. Thanks for the lovely comments guys!!

Demented Kid posted on 4 March, 2009 - 15:05
Such an awesome Kasumi, you look just the part X3 Very sexy indeed!

sjbonnar posted on 4 March, 2009 - 16:21
Looking billiant hun!

Ranma1-2 posted on 4 March, 2009 - 20:54
wow yeah coming on nicely. ^-^

sjbonnar posted on 31 March, 2009 - 11:27
Absolutely stunning!

Taffeta_Rose posted on 31 March, 2009 - 12:54
Fantastic service :) The paintwork is awesome.

Adamoluna posted on 31 March, 2009 - 13:06
whoah, gorgeous cosplay and gorgeous woman. :D can't get much better than that.

Ranma1-2 posted on 31 March, 2009 - 13:53
I missed all the fun! Wow, Turned out great. We knew it would. ^^ Did you lay down some Kusumi moves? :D

CrystalNeko posted on 31 March, 2009 - 14:53
You look AMAZING as Kasumi! You've definitely brought her to life~

stripey_dani posted on 31 March, 2009 - 15:18
Wonderful! You look great at Kasumi ^^

nanahara posted on 31 March, 2009 - 19:09
WOW you look great as Kasumi

Captain_Marvelous posted on 1 April, 2009 - 11:41
This looks fantastic ^.^ saw it in development and was bowled over by it ^.^ wonderfull cosplay *has a statue of her in room*

Sweeturk posted on 1 April, 2009 - 16:34
saw u at minamicon u looked awesome =D great cosplay.

White Leviathan posted on 7 April, 2009 - 20:28
JIGGLE JIGGLE JIIGGLE! You know if you need me to check the hemming on that trail again I will anytime...

eva_fan posted on 7 April, 2009 - 22:06
Danm Jake! Wish i'd thought of that line. :P Was an awesome Kasumi. :D One of the best i've ever seen!

Ragepotato posted on 28 June, 2009 - 15:02
Gah you were so awesome at minami! <3

Sephirayne posted on 10 July, 2009 - 12:07
Fantastic cosplay. You looked so stunning in person at Minami

Zehphir posted on 2 October, 2009 - 12:39
Absolutely stunning 8D

- posted on 16 June, 2010 - 14:29
SUHUHDSU you look perfect! Absolutely perfect! *_*

To-Do List

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Progress Journal

slight tweak (Posted 6th October 2009)

I've remade the panties, the ones I originally made were a bit too thick round the sides and were a little flimsy being made from tshirt fabric. The new ones are much thinner at the sides and are made from a cotton lycra mix which is much better!

w00t! (Posted 12th March 2009)

And she's done! I ended up re-doing the ties at the side, the cotton just didn't sit right and kept sitting at weird angles, so I got some normal ribbon instead. I also added a strip of white fabric round the middle to make that look a little better, and made a giant button hole to feed one of the waist straps round so it sat straight. I've added a couple of concealed straps to the back to hold the shoto in place, and one sneaky little one to keep the sword in the sheath (and hopefully make it safe enough too keep on me all day). Sleeves were fixed so they actually puff out a little, and the socks now have silicon bits sewn in to keep them up (butchered from some hold up tights!)

very nearly there (Posted 10th March 2009)

Just have to tidy up the ends of some seams, add a couple of ties to the back to attach my sword to and ribbons at the sides. (all cut and pinned, just need sewing). Should be done in less than an hours work!!!

gantlets (Posted 4th March 2009)

OK so I will make the little glovey bit to keep the gantlets in place. They move so easily!!! will just be a quick bit of white tshirt fabric to go round the wrist and the round my middle finger and attached to the armour. On looking closer at the artwork they are in there, just not in all the in-game shots. But for my sanity I think they will be a good idea!

shoto (Posted 4th March 2009)

re-wrapped the end in red, and added dangly pompoms threaded on thin red cord! Shoto is not done pending a quick clean of the blade

nearly there (Posted 1st March 2009)

shoto arrived, should sit nicely on my back but I might make a concealed holder to make sure it doesn't slip off. Have done one complete leg, (shoe, cover and armour/guard) and just need to attach armour to the second one. Then just the second set of cranes and a few final touches!!!

progress (Posted 13th February 2009)

Have ordered short samurai style sword (not quite sure what that style is called - shoto maybe??) Which should be here in a week or so's time. Being an ornamental replica I will have to keep it sheathed most of the time, but will bring it out for proper shoots.

I have also started making the gauntlets, have done the main parts, just need to make the gold cuffs (still not sure whether to make glove type things, as they don't always seem to be in the pictures. Will see if they stay on with just the cuffs for now.

Started on the shoes, have made the white thigh high bits, have dismantled the slippers down to just the sole. I cut pieces of buckram, soaked them in water, pinned them in place round the sole and left them to dry (man I love buckram) so now the shoes have some shape and they should stay on my feet now!

Also drawn on the pattern on the front of the tunic (or tabbard, or kimono thing, not really sure what to call it tbh) so that just needs painting tomorrow!

Getting there! It's turning out to be a fairly simple costume for a change!!!

wig (Posted 11th February 2009)

wig turned up yesterday, will need to trim the fringe to style, which should be a fairly simple job, just need to make sure I'm wearing it properly before I attempt it! (dont want to make it wonky or too short!!)

update (Posted 4th February 2009)

So the main tunic is kinda done, well the blue pieces anyway, it just needs white trim and painting detail. Must also remember to teach paul how to take photos...

fabric (Posted 3rd February 2009)

Have bought blue cotton drill and white tshirt material. Will probably get started this week

started (Posted 3rd February 2009)

Have bought some mens slippers that have a great black flexible sole which i'm going use (queue lots of stitch un-picking) and have sketched out designs. Just need to get some fabric! Oh and some white panties, which is proving much harder than I thought...