Soul Calibur IV

Cosplayer: theKillingDoll

Variant: player 1

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

2nd place - Amecon 2010 masquerade

4th December 2010: Finally finished! Kilik (mark 1) is finally finished.

This was my first major sewing project, prior to this all I had done was a cat suit as I have tended to focus more on the props side. However, I have learnt so much while making this costume, especially in sewing techniques and patterning. It has helped that I really loved the design of the costume as soon as I saw it, so encouraging me to persevere.

I really enjoyed making this and I am very pleased with how it has turned out. I was so surprised to come second in the Amecon 2010 costume competition!

This has proved a lot to myself about my abilities, so onwards and upwards! I must try and schedule a photoshoot now it is completed.

Thinking about making a mark 2 of the costume, maybe, as its one of my possibilities for eurocosplay 2011. We'll see.

20th November 2010: shoulder armour progress Shoulder armour in progress. Given that it is going to be attached to the silk satin of the costume, I have had to choose materials that are very light weight. In the end, I've decided on a combination of card, paper clay and some air dough. Turns outs air dough can be sanded very well, but it doesn't like sticking to anything.

11th October 2010: shoulder armour Finally getting around to making a start on the shoulder armour. I had to make do with the quick armour piece for Amecon because I was moving house at the same time.

Now, hopefully, I have enough time to do a decent job on it before Auchinawa. Unfortunately, it needs to be as light as possible since it is attaching to silk, so some experimentation is required.

16th August 2010: Kilik v1.1 I have updated Kilik v1.0 I wore at Minamicon.

The upgrades weren't as comprehensive as I would have liked due to moving house, but I have made a new belt and the leg wraps with detailing, as well as adding detailing to the shoes. So Kilik v1.1 was wore at Amecon.

I still need to redo the shoulder armour as I didn't have time this time round.

20th April 2010: almost complete Well Kilik was worn to Minami 16. One of these days I will actually finish a costume with time to spare.

This was really my first major sewing project, all my other costumes have been basic sewing with armour. I am pleased with the results although there are a few minor problems which will be rectified before it's next outing.

I will post some photos when I get them, and thanks to everyone for their lovely comments, it has given me more confidence to attempt another difficult sewing project.

6th April 2010: kilik progress Well I have some reasonable progress on Kilik. After three mock-ups to make it fit properly, I was finally able to start cutting out the silk.

I have put some progress photos up of the jacket with the appliqued detailing. It still requires a lot of bias tape to go on yet bt that will be one of the last things to do, and it'll also cover up the fraying ends. Better continue with the rest of the costume...

29th September 2009: Siegfried.........whoops I mean Kilik Well I was originally going to do Siegfried, the crystal armour version. Partly down to very persuasive friends, partly the fact I look a lot like him, and partly because I have a tendancy to do the more difficult style costumes. My first choice was Kilik, but this costume had already been taken within our group.

I had done tests on the crystal armour which were promising, and I had even managing to give it that transparent blue tint to simulate the ice. However, a number of things have happened since the inital armour tests which lead me to change my mind.

Firstly, the person doing the Kilik costume changed his mind and decided to opt for another. I find it is much easier to work on costumes which are your favourites, so this was the main reason I changed my mind.

In addition, most of my recent costumes have been very restrictive and/or armour based. I wanted to expand my sewing skills and this was an excellent opportunity to do this. Although sewing silk is a little tricker than normal fabric (stop fraying!).

Finally, Tab has also decided to do Siegfried and I admire his work. With me currently limited on space at home and short on free time, this costume is not practical at the moment. I fully expect Tab to do a very good job and I would rather not directly compete with him at this time.

So I have started on Kilik, the lovely blue silk costume!

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Sephirayne - 3rd January 2010
Looking forward to seeing this as Kilik is one of my fav characters from Soulcalibur.

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KhaosKreator - 6th April 2010
This is looking good. The silk is really nice- where do you get it from?


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theKillingDoll - 6th April 2010
Thanks, it makes all the mock up work worthwhile.

The silk is from the almight Shepherd's Bush, one of the few places in London where fabric is very cheap. After searching all eight shops I settled on this, one of their more expensive silks. It has a good depth of colour but it still only came to around £7 per meter.

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KhaosKreator - 7th April 2010
That's really good. It's hard to find silk which isn't duponi in southampton- in fact it's pretty impossible.


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Anonymous - 7th April 2010
Nice work, this is looking fab so far :-)

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Ilpala - 7th April 2010
Shiney! But looking very good so far.

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PokethePixie - 16th April 2010
wow ur jacket it awsome ^^ i cant wait to c this finished :)

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Sephirayne - 20th April 2010
Great to see this in person. Loved the detail work.

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Amy-Lou - 20th April 2010
Really stunning costume, all the hard work paid off :D

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theKillingDoll - 20th April 2010
Thanks to all for your comments. I have been apprehensive about this costume because I didn't think I had the sewing skills or experience to complete it, but I am very pleased with it's progress so far.

It has certainly been a confidence booster.

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Angelphie - 22nd April 2010
So amazing! I absolutely love all the applique work, you really did a fantastic job.

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Tsuchinoko - 22nd April 2010
I'm not familiar with the character but I really liked this costume.
The outfit design is really nice and it's well made, too.

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Ninodog - 22nd April 2010
I really loved the stitchwork on this!

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Kacela - 22nd April 2010
The detail and fabric choice is awesome! Absolutely love it ^^

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Anonymous - 22nd April 2010
Oh - you know this already but I really liked this costume. Your work was amazing and the colours are just... wow. Especially the blue silk.

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Ilpala - 23rd April 2010
Mate, this was nothing short of stunning!

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DarkElf - 23rd April 2010
ahh it got finished! It's looks excellent ^_^ great detailing.

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theKillingDoll - 16th July 2010
It's not finished yet. Wearable, but not finished.

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MangaChild - 17th August 2010
you do make a great Kilik :)

Found some pics of you from Aya

I cant wait to see the 100% finished version

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KhaosKreator - 19th August 2010
Awesome pictures! I much prefer this with your real hair instead of the wig


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Amy-Lou - 19th August 2010
Love the new pics, especially the Guardian one, Epic!

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rocksanie - 19th August 2010
Wow, awesome Klilk cosplay! :D
Those photos are amazing ^^ and the detailing is wow <3

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Ranma1-2 - 20th August 2010
Nice work. Applique and getting the design down, well done.

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Debbie Ella - 23rd September 2010
Very, very cool!

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Anonymous - 13th October 2010
Absolutely FANTASTIC work so far! This is beautiful!

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FairyPorchQueen - 25th October 2010
WOW, just wow!!

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Anonymous - 14th January 2011
You look totally awesome!

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Sephirayne - 8th May 2011
This is one of the best Kilik's I have seen. Congrats on getting it finished and for getting 2nd place at Amecon 2010

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LittleRecordGirl - 15th August 2011
Gorgeous detail!
I love it!

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Kitticus - 9th April 2012
Absolutely adore the detail on this cosplay!

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Viola - 20th August 2012
Especially the details turned out great, nice job! (: