Mai Shiranui
King of Fighters - Maximum Impact 2

Cosplayer: Amy-Lou

Variant: Alternate A

Status: Planned

Condition: Not Set

This costume has not been worn at any events yet.

4th April 2010: Jade Gems To make the jade drops I ordered these clear drops off eBay and painted the backs with jade nail varnish. The painting can look a bit rough, so I wouldn't coat the whole thing, but it looks perfect viewed through the clear front.

27th March 2010: More Bells My choices now were either painting the inside with acrylic gold paint, which would have brush strokes and not the same shininess, or spraying the outside and being careful when I wear them.

Sprayed up the outsides and they all look fab.

21st March 2010: Fail Bells So the plan was to paint the inside of the acrylic spheres to have the perfectly smooth surface and keep the paint safe from knocks and chips while walking

Only the surface of a metallic spray paint goes shiny, the underside that showed through the plastic was just a dark brown >.<

6th March 2010: Belt Rope Again using fabric left over from other costumes I had enough red and white to make this stripy tube. It's 3 times longer than it needs to be so I can gather it up and get that pouffy look.

24th February 2010: Recycling Possibly my cheapest costume ever. Between Kat and my old costume leftovers I have all the fabric covered!

Started the top last night. I've gone with two part panels on the front to keep it more fitted, though I possibly overdid it (there's no baggyness anywhere). I think the red belt should hide that, the white band can extend it and I'd have to buy more fabric if I change it, so I'm going to carry on.

I bought brown leather thonging for the accessories and some red fabric paint, but when opened the paint itself was more pink than red (so dissapointed). Just need to hunt down a big fat curtain tassel for the bottom of the tail rope.

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GAINAX - 25th February 2010

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Sillabub - 26th April 2010
Oooh, I like the design! Looking forward to seeing the finished costume! :D