Hildarea
Shining Wind

Cosplayer: Amy-Lou

Status: Planned

Condition: Not Set

This costume has not been worn at any events yet.

24th August 2009: Back on track I've dug Hildarea out from under the table for Minami 16 as part of my vow to finish the pile of half done costumes I've racked up.

The chicken wire hat is way too heavy to work, so I've picked up a roll of buckram and I'm going to wire up the circumference.
This is my first time working with buckram, so it's all new and exciting XD

Thankfully I kept the pendant I made, so I'm a little way ahead.

9th December 2008: Hellraiser Skirt The cage! To me, the most important part of the costume. I have made a grid of boning held together with pins pushed through, so it's a bit spikey to try on XD
Just sewing the cage to the waistband made it fall flat from the belt, so I sewed it upside down, allowing it to bend back on itself and hold the shape.

I'm going to use the busstle method of a stip of fabric attached at each side seam of the cage rather than a bumroll as this will be cooler and lighter, I will have to be careful how far down I take this as the front of the skirt is open :)

9th December 2008: Pain I cut the huuuuge hat brim out of chicken wire (shredding my fingers in the process). To stop the wire wearing through the cover and snagging unwary passers by, I wrapped insulation tape around the edges. Having cut the head hole into it I'm starting to wonder if this is too heavy in chicken wire, if I turn my head too quickly I can imagine it falling off.


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perfectly_purple - 4th April 2008
That looks like it's gonna be a really good cosplay. ^_^ What's it from?

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Amy-Lou - 10th April 2008
It's from the RPG game Shining Wind. There's a crossover anime called Shining Wind X Tears as well.

This one should be for Amecon. I'm really looking forward to making the huge hat and the mechanical broom :D

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Mighty Odango - 13th June 2008
:O

If you wear this again post-Ame, let me know and I'll make Mau! She's on my list anyway :)

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Annadill - 30th June 2008
first: great cosplay pic :D
sec: yay hat pictures!! lol ive always wondered how people made hats, if you could do a short guide that would rock.

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Anonymous - 1st July 2008
What a cool cosplay!
Looking forward to seeing it at Amecon =^_^=

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Amy-Lou - 2nd July 2008
Thanks guys ^^ I'm really excited about this one!

Ooooh good idea Annadill, must remember to get lots of in progress pics and I'll see what I end up with.

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ryaoki - 18th August 2008
this looks so good, what did you use for the skirt cage