Shadow Labrys
Persona 4 Arena

Cosplayer: The_Deadly_Unicorn

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

This costume has not been worn at any events yet.

16th February 2015: Final WIP The last picture to be posted before labrys is shown in her pure glory~! Such a journey!

17th January 2015: Progress Everything is beginging to come together. I've finished labrys's bottom half as well as her arms and head pieces. I've also begun work on her top which should be finished sometime over the next couple weeks. I hope to have some finished photos in February, so stay tuned :)
*crappy photo is crappy

31st December 2014: axe I've made alot of progress with the axe, I made the top part and painted the whole thing.
I just need to wait until I can get the staff to separate before I can do finishing touches.
I also need to paint a bit more stuff and sew the top and it's finished!

19th December 2014: nearly Nearly finished the bottom half...just a bit more painting and sewing...hopefully have that done by Tuesday

17th December 2014: One leg Finished on leg of labrys....Would nearly be done the other side if the paint hadn't have decided that t was going to crack and flake and not cover properly D:
Havent worked on the axe in ages, will start on that after the Christmas rush as well as the top and the arm guards.
Aside from that everything is coming along

14th November 2014: Wig~! 4 hours later and I've completely dyed this wig! I'd call today a success!

28th October 2014: Axe So far this baby is 2.2Kgs-(4.8pounds?) I think it'll only get heavier from here OTL.
I've nearly finished making this smooth, and I'm adding details to the 'light parts?'. I've bought a handle for it, which is wood. I also found a way to make it transportable, so once it was the screw thing placed in it I can then attach it to the main part and its pretty much easy from there.

14th October 2014: See picture for reference Finally got around to coating this axe so that its smooth, but decided to sand it down for ultimate smooth-ness which will take ages and add more weight to it, but hopefully it will be worth it.
I started to make the leg armour and the top bit is ALOT easier than the bottom...So I've only made the top so far OTL
I've also covered a pair of second hand wedges in a white stretchy material and then placed the little pointy bit onto it like labrys has, not 100% sure on them at the moment though, and I still have to make the matching pair.
A lot of my time for the next week or so will be re applying my smoothner and sanding down my axe. Hopefully adding the handle to it also...

11th October 2014: Start of this huge axe ;) I've started to make this axe and as I started it wasn't as intimidating as it firstly appeared (I might be speaking to soon though)
I need to add thickness onto it though as it has a 1cm thick foam core sheet as the base, I just need to add another 2cm to make it ideal. I'm getting the handle to it tomorrow and thanks to kamui's Cosplay books, its shown me how to finally make this axe transportable.
I need to prime the cylinder's in the axe and of course add more stuff to it, but at least at the moment it's a start.

Ohhhh~ And I've also bought shoes so I can make the shoes, I've start on my upper leg armour and my lower arm armour....So everything has been progressing quite nicely :D

25th July 2014: Most Recent I've tried out sharpie dying on a cheap wig and it doesn't look half bad, so ill get around to buying a foam head and a wig I can start to style that and dye it.
I made the other bit to go on the bottom of the head piece, I put pieces of wire down the craft foam so that it would be sturdy and not flop aroun. Still need to paint a bit more and layer it. Right now I don't like the visible mark where the 2 pieces of craft foam have connected. Ill try and get rid of that. I also managed to put in an invisible zip, I did that for the first time and didn't manage to muck It up. I'm also wearing the stoking that are going under the leg armour and my shoes, which give me height :P
Still haven't made the rest of the upper arm.

4th July 2014: EVERYTHING This is pretty much everything upto now(apart from some gloves im making). Ive got the fingers which are out of craft foam so that I still have some flexibility. I have the maxium I can bend my fingers up there too, going to be interesting to work in this outfit, but it's for Cosplay.
I've more or less finished the ear things, just need to paint it a bit more and seal it.
Ive nearly finished both sets of fingers, just need to secure them and paint them a bit better. (I'm kinda worried that they look to chunky though.... I think they might be fine?...)
I started to make the upper arm, once again need to paint a bit more and seal it, and create another one.
I'm also contemplating wether to make these gloves out of craft foam (to give it thickness and that armour look) or just go with material, ill make both and see what looks best.
When I get some worbla ill make the headband and start working on the other parts of the costume.
Last thing, I brought some stretchy white material so once I sew half a body suit to go underneath the fingers and armour, I'll be getting a lot more progress ;)

30th June 2014: fingers I've more or less made the fingers for labrys. It's a bit iffy on the back but the front doesn't look half bad, just wondering if they're a tad chunky.
Also made the ear part and the head band.
I brought material to go under then as well, hopefully in the holidays I'll be able to make the glove/sleeve and draft out the fore arm armor.

23rd June 2014: Started working on finger parts I finally finished patterning out my fingers for Labrys and ive drawn on set up on craft foam. I thought that id use craft foam instead of another material such as worbla because craft foam is flexible and would be easier to maintain though out a convention.
I'll make the hand part out of a thick fabric that ill paint the same colour as the fore arm armor. At the moment im thinking of getting some worbla shipped in to do so.

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nanahara - 1st July 2014
this will be awesome to see

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The_Deadly_Unicorn - 18th July 2014
Hopefully :) Im going to try and take my time on this so i dont rush it :P

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yuubalu - 31st July 2014
This is looking really awesome so far. I love all the detail you're putting into it. You're gonna look amazing! <3

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The_Deadly_Unicorn - 2nd August 2014
Thank you~ This is the first costume I've completely made, so I'm hoping it'll look good :)

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Ranmaru cosplays - 5th November 2014
this is looking good XD can't wait i see this done

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ToroSonyCat - 10th November 2014
Everything looks amazing so far! It's coming along super well :D

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Toptom-kun924 - 17th December 2014
This is looking fantastic so happy to see people doing a Persona cosplay and boy did you pick a challenging one Labrys is awesome can't wait to see the shadow makeup too keep up the ace work :D

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Lady-Aira - 17th December 2014
The progress you're making on this looks fantastic and it looks like it's all coming together nicely! And wow that reference sheet! I wish all came like that X3 You are one lucky girl!

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WhiteWraith - 6th January 2015
Progress is looking fantastic!

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InfiniteJester - 18th February 2015
The props look amazing!

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Amy-Lou - 21st February 2015
Fantastic work and interesting materials too!

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MadlyScientific - 26th February 2015
I'm not actually familiar with Persona, but the axe is incredible! I love this cosplay and after looking up the character, I can say that your cosplay is absolutely perfect