I-no
Guilty Gear

Cosplayer: Mighty Odango

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

18th July 2009: Mmm... leather I've pretty much patterned everything out and started cutting into the leather, which made me pretty nervous. I've had to order twice as many skins as I initially thought because I forgot about the sleeves and the hat will require two to cover both sides of the brim, but it's worth it because it smells so amazing!

I've also made the base of the hat using fine mesh wire. I'm aiming for a very organic looking hat so the bendiness of it is ideal. I've also split it into two parts as I have a cunning plan for the inside ^_^

Note to self - pinning leather is extremely difficult and bends pins a lot. I have special needles for the sewing - but are there special leather pins?

6th March 2009: Boots #2 Boots arrived 2 days after ordering ^_^

I was aiming for block heel red platforms as that's the closest to what I-no actually wears, but they have proved rather difficult to find without shelling out over £100 on pure leather ones. If I were likely to wear them for anything except this costume, I'd have considered it, but thigh high red platform boots aren't *really* my everyday style.

Anyway, £30 pleather boots with a slightly more stiletto-styled heel should do the job. They certainly make me tall enough, and the added stretch of the pleather means they're pretty easy to get on and off, even with my huge muscular calves. I'm going to use real leather on the rest of the costume so I'll just have to hope it matches well enough.

Because of the height of the boots, many people will be at approximately eye level with my bust, so I'll have to take extra care in constructing the top so that nothing escapes...

My boyfriend, who is far more skilled with props than I am, has kindly agreed to make me a nice, light, consafe guitar, quite possibly containing actual guitar components. Star :)

2nd March 2009: Boots Boots ordered!

It occurred to me the other day that between the platform boots and the hat, I will be over 6 feet tall in this costume. That'll be interesting to say the least - thankfully I suspect most of my I-no activities will be outside!


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Anonymous - 18th August 2009
This was very sexy. I love the red leather adn the hat was epic!

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Sephirayne - 18th August 2009
You looked stunning in this. Great job.

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Amy-Lou - 18th August 2009
You are I-no, totally suited you and the hat was awesome!

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Anonymous - 19th August 2009
The best I-no I've ever seen! I was flailing at you in envy, you are so gorgeous!

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Mighty Odango - 19th August 2009
Only the best I-no til you do yours, miiol! ;)

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DarkElf - 21st August 2009
Looking SO awesome hon! <3 I'm so sad I didn't get to see it in person :(
You did a stunning job on this and it suits you so well ^_^ very sexy indeed!

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Anonymous - 24th August 2009
You are kidding me! I am a fan of yours! You're sexiest I-no ever!! (plus I know the leather/pleather sewing pain lol!)

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jaks-kingdom-dwarf - 11th September 2009
This is a brilliant cosplay :D very well done

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SephNoir - 8th November 2009
Omg I didn't realise it was you! I joined you and Nia for some photos!
Loved your costume so much!