Yang Xiao Long

Cosplayer: Littlegeeky

Variant: Art Version

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

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AyaCon 2013

13th August 2013: Gauntlets: Paint and detail. Finally it was time to paint the gauntlets. I used acrylic paint as I didn't have time to go out and buy some yellow spray paint. It's a few layers of yellow acrylic paint and I waited for them to dry. To get the weathered effect I used some darker yellow paint and applied it was a sponge and used the harder side to scratch it up. I then used a black sharpie to add the black lines.

12th August 2013: Gauntlet progress: Pattern into 3D product. I glued all the pieces together using a hot glue gun. This is how they looked once I'd glued all of the pieces together. I then covered each gauntlet in layers of PVA glue, around 4-5 layers. Then the paint would apply evenly and I'd get a better finish. Plus it also makes the foam more sturdy.

12th August 2013: Gauntlets: Pattern progress I firstly made a pattern out of card. Luckily both gauntlets are the same so I only had to make one pattern. After some alterations I was able to use the card pattern to cut it out of funky foam. I tried to combine more foam together but it wouldn't glue well together so I had to leave them rather thin. These are all the pieces and what the pattern looked like.

12th August 2013: Wig styling progress The wig is one from Coscraft. It's so thick and lovely and very easy to style. I fist divided the front of the wig. I then took part of the wig at the top to make the flick Yang has on the top of her hair. I did this by using an empty toilet roll (yes thats right) and sprayed the hell out of it with Got2bglued hairspray and holding it with hair clips until it was dry. I then started styling the front of the wig and the bags by using hairspray and gel. I also cut the top flick so it was a bit smaller.
EDIT: I want to re-do the bangs as they aren't that accurate.

12th August 2013: Finished Jacket. Added buttons to the leather cuffs on the sleeves and now applied all the gold bias tape on the edges. It took awhile but I'm very happy. There's little hooks on the front of the jacket so I can get into it and fasten it without any buttons showing. It fits very nicely but I am worried about the front of the jacket as the things don't stay down well.

11th August 2013: Jacket progress. Thanks to the draft version of the jacket I made it was the simple case of cutting out the fabric and sewing it together. I did a couple more alterations before hemming up the base of the jacket. The sleeves were two pieces of different coloured fabric sewn together then brought in at both the top and bottom so they were puffy and had more shape. I then added a pleater black cuff to the end of each one. I added the cuffs on the front of the jacket and the little extra rectangles on the bottom of the jacket. Finally I sewed a gold bias tape on all the edges of the jacket which took a long time but it really finished it off.

11th August 2013: Skirt is finished. I ironed the pleats of the skirt and it looks a lot neater. I'm hoping the pleats stay in place for when I wear her at Ayacon. I've ironed these with a lot of heat and kept adding steam to them. I'm rather proud of how neat this turned out.

11th August 2013: Skirt Flame Detail. This is a separate piece to the skirt. I sewed two panels together and left the tops open, then turned it inside out so the seams were on the inside. I ironed it flat and brought part of it over at the top. I drew the flame pattern on once again but this time using chalk in the form of a small pencil. This was actually painted on with acrylic paint as fabric paint looked so watery and uneven. This was quite a few layers then when I thought it was even enough I used a darker shade of yellow at the bottom to make a gradient. Once it was all dry I went over it with a sharpie black pen to get the lines all neat. Not the way I originally thought I would be adding the flame but it actually turned out really nice. I then sewed on the gold bias tape around the edges and add some poppers to the flap part so I could easily attach it to my belt.

11th August 2013: Yang's Flame Burn detail I used a reference I found online of the pattern just on this own and sketched it out with light pencil on the top. I used some cardboard in the middle of the top to keep it sturdy and so the paint didn't go through the top. I then used black fabric paint and a small paint brush to paint the logo on. Then just ironed over it with baking paper once it was dry to set it. It took awhile as it was hand painted but I'm glad I took my time as it turned out a lot neater than I thought it would.

10th August 2013: Brown skirt progress This is the first time I've ever made a pleated skirt. I didn't use a pattern either. I just cut out a rectangle of material and sewed them together, turned them inside out and ironed. I then did lots of measurements and math to work out how to get so many even pleats. I had pinned the bottom of the pleated here so it's more of a pumpkin shape than a usual skirt shape. I'm very pleased with out it turned out though and I just need to iron it and attach it to the shorts then this is complete.

10th August 2013: Boot progress I first got a boot base for this cosplay and then altered it. I cut the material off the top and used that to make a strip for the bottom of the boot. I then curled over the material and used super glue to glue everything down. With the strips for the bottom of the boot I also sewed them at the side so they had matching stitch detail. These are not yet 100% finished but will do for now as I'm unable to do the yellow zip at the side or the little belt detail as there was only enough material from the boot to make the foot straps.

9th August 2013: Shorts and white underskirt. The shorts were a pair of black jeans I owned which were too small leg length wise so I cut them up and altered them into a pair of shorts for Yang. I had some silk left over from an old kimono I made. I sewed up two pieces together which was a bit wider than the width of the shorts so I could gather it up slightly as the top. The bottom is meant to be longer at one side than the other.

8th August 2013: Top progress I used some yellow t-shirt material to make the top. It was a rather simple tank top pattern I used and pinned the top to get the shape right. Then it was a simple straight stitch to hem it all up. Basic and simple and easy to do.

8th August 2013: Finally some progress I still need to alter the boots but the shorts have been altered from a pair of old jeans. I'm waiting on the belt pouch in the post and have fabric pinned for the pleated brown skirt and underskirt. I just need to sew everything. I have a rough jacket sewn out of old material to test the shape as it's sewn out of two different fabrics.

6th August 2013: First draft and pattern for the jacket. I couldn't find a pattern for this jacket which I thought would work so I decided to make my own. I firstly made a draft of the jacket. This was actually just two pieces of fabric sewed together and me altering and drawing on it while I was wearing it. Once I was happy with all the alterations I cut it up and used it on the fabric.

20th July 2013: Gloves These were the gloves I bought for my Mai cosplay. I bought them originally and altered them as they were originally prom gloves. I cut off the fingers and shorted the length of them. I had to hand sew the ends of the fingers as they were way too small to get through the sewing machine. I can now use these for both Mai and Yang.

25th June 2013: Contact lenses (purple) Just a phone shot of the contacts, they look brighter in real life and stand out a lot in natural life! I'm hoping to cut the wig soon and do a make-up test. I've got the gloves ready to edit and material to make the scarf! I've yet to go fabric shopping for the main part of the cosplay.

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DarkShine Cosplay - 3rd June 2013
Yay! You'll make an awesome Yang <3 Can't wait for our group

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No thanks - 28th July 2013
Can't wait to see this done!!!

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Freyarule - 8th August 2013
Looking forward to this!

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Rhavia - 10th August 2013
Really looking forward to seeing this! <:

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SephNoir - 20th August 2013
You looked so perfect as Yang! You were awesome in Chess!

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Manticore Arts - 21st August 2013
What Seph said! It was a pleasure fighting and carrying you off!

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Mangamad - 25th August 2013
LK, you're Yang cosplay is awesome. ^o^

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dan-dan - 27th August 2013
this is awesome :D

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iggie - 30th August 2013
You made such an amazing perfect Yang <3 It was so nice cosplaying with you again and having you as my big sissy!~
I hope we wear these again really soon <3

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Mr. Sat-Ash - 12th September 2013
^o^ You were both awesome and adorable in the Cosplay Chess.

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yuubalu - 13th September 2013
You made such a good Yang. Your characterisation was spot on, and I loved your gauntlets too! <3

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ToroSonyCat - 14th September 2013
Perfect as always!

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Frederica la Noir - 23rd September 2013
You looked awesome in this! really fantastic :) <3

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Littlegeeky - 29th September 2013
Thank you everyone! I was so nervous about this cosplay so I'm glad it turned out ok :D

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Cattrocious - 1st November 2013
You make a fantastic Yang. It looks spot on!