Cosplayer: Ranma1-2

Variant: Saturday Night Live

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Best Performance May Expo 2012 sat masquerade

5th July 2012: accessories This is the necklace and nail polish accesories I picked up cheap on the high street.

5th July 2012: cami suspender The sheer cami suspender was easy to make..basically like a boob tube. I took the shoulder straps off a bra and suspenders off a sbelt. The hard part was matching the scalloped elastic around the hem. In the end I cut off some knicker elastic from some donated knickers. Pic shows carefully removing the elastic.

5th July 2012: boots finished Finished boots with the buttons added. The soles should be painted red but I figured these are going to be re-used for other costumes so I left them.

3rd May 2012: boots after black shoe dye Boots after shoe dye. Nice and black. I am really pleased how they turned out. I did buy two packs of shoe dye as I thought one might not be enough since these boots are thigh length and the packaging says will cover a pair of shoes or small boots. But one pack was actually enough. The dye even dyed things like the zipper and elastic. Superb.

Method - I first cleaned off any polish from the grey boots by rubbing down with kitchen paper soked in gentle nail polish remover. Then as per the instructions I used the supplied abrasive sponge with warm water and lightly scrubbed all over. Left to dry. Then I decanted the shoe dye out of its plastic bottle into a glass jar so I could see how much was being used up, and because the plastic bottle looked like it could easliy tip over. The supplied application brush looked rough and stiff so I used one of my art brushes instead. The dye washed out of the brush with water. I def recommend this Dylon shoe dye, certainly changing to black worked fine.

If you are wondering what is stuffed inside the boots for the photo - I made myself these boot fillers a while back, they are usefull if you are trying to paint or dye long boots, they stop them from collapsing. Also can paint all over the boots without handling them - just hold them by the boot fillers. Made from long cardboard tube - empty wrapping paper tube - built out with scrunched newspaper and then wrapped in a layer of wall paper.

2nd May 2012: Boots - modifying Thes are my donor boots which I am going to try to mod to look like Madonnas Louboutines. First step is change them from grey to black. Here goes with the Dylon shoe dye..

6th April 2012: layers This is my sketch breakdown of the different layers in Madonnas costume - As far as I can make out she is wearing a bra top with hot pants, on top of that a sheer cami suspender, on top of that an underwired bra which looks latex or pvc and is halterneck with ring fixings.

26th March 2012: Black semi transparent fabric Fabric for the sheer cami suspender. It is beautifully soft net fabric and has 4 way stretch. (called Powermesh) I used it on my Chicago dress for glad I kept the sellers details. ^^

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Captain_Marvelous - 15th March 2012
Steve I love you! :)

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Athora.x - 15th March 2012
WICKED! xD that's an amazing idea, I can't wait to see it ^^

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Wyrdsister - 15th March 2012
That's going to rock...

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Ranma1-2 - 15th March 2012
Thanks guys. ^^

Luke - 8o I feared you were gonna hate this! more Katys planned btw ..but I never say never. ^^

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Sephirayne - 15th March 2012
Brilliant idea. Looking forward to seeing the pics.

Win for Madonna. I'm a lifelong fan and have always loved her stage costumes. Have considered doing one of her 'Blonde Ambition' outfits a while back.

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Ranma1-2 - 15th March 2012
Aww thanks Sephy. You should DO IT! :D

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Captain_Marvelous - 15th March 2012
Madonna is a musician, Katy is a blemish on modern society XD how could I not love this!!!!!!!!!

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Ranma1-2 - 16th March 2012
hahahahahahahaha - you reeeealy dont like Katy do you! :D

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Anime_Angel - 18th March 2012
ahh nice, sure is yer specialty^_^ was the wig originally for yer barbed wire crossplay was was gonna do at some point? wig looks really good^_^

I gots new plans for Friday at expo, instead of Chuck Greene due to his leather coat in the summer, am gonna be poison from street fighter x tekken instead lol check it out^_^

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Ranma1-2 - 18th March 2012
Thanks. Um the wig Im wearing for this is actually the one from Toyah cosplay.
Yeah big coat in mid summer would not be comforatble. Poison cos on the other hand is Ideal! ;)

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TheGyroCaptain - 24th March 2012
I can't wait to see this :D

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Karakulz - 5th April 2012
Me and my friend have just decided that we are gonna go see the masquerade just to see yoooo x33

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Ranma1-2 - 6th April 2012
We cant wait either. ^_^ Thanks for your comments guys.

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RanmaSyaoran - 2nd June 2012
Another winner :D

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Alias Cosplay - 2nd June 2012
Congrats on the award.

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Fizzykat - 6th June 2012
this was so funny!! i watched it again on youtube :)

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JustPeachy - 9th June 2012
Loved your outfit and performance! You guys were great, well deserved award! :D

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alytheluvly - 10th June 2012
Love the pics! you both look great!! Congrats on the award!! ^_^

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SafiBear - 16th June 2012
just watched the video of the performance, so awesome!

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alienqueen - 28th June 2012
I'm glad peeps loved it :D Steves planning was amazing!