Benten / Merill Yanagawa - Cyber City Oedo 808



Worn at Leeds Thought Bubble 2014 convention

This is a costume that has been on my list to make for FOREVER. And this year I decided to make it. And I'm glad I did. So much fun being a fabulous bishonen LOL. Dat hair and also _all_ the false eyelashes and make-up.

I plan to get a lot of use out of this costume.

Sadly didn't get any good photos, just a few before I headed out to the con. I definately want to do a proper photoshoot of this costume.

Also my first time being more full on with wig contruction, and I'm very pleased with the results.

Owl posted on 3 December, 2014 - 21:56
Looks great~! You did an amazing job with the wig too! :}

DarkElf posted on 3 December, 2014 - 22:01
Thank you very much :)

PandoraCaitiff posted on 4 December, 2014 - 00:42
Right in the nostalgia feels! Great choice and wonderful costume. :) "I'm arresting you for a whole host of **** I can't be bothered to list, you have the right to remain silent, and so on."

3rd December 2014

Wig construction

Wanted to post a bit about the wig. Other than dreadlocking for my Lenore wig, and some cutting on my Katherine wig, this is the most adventurous I've got wig with construction and I think it came out really well. How to do Benten's epic hair was always going to be the biggest part of this costume. So I decided the best approach was to get a short spikey wig and sew in really long straight wefts, to acheive that beautiful bulging mullet. Bit of final cutting and styling and I'm very pleased with the result. Sewing in wefts takes so much longer than you think it will...

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