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Shinigami_ky
Overview

I had hoped to start cosplaying with some friends at our very first convention, Minami 12 way back in 2006, but we had no idea what we were doing and never got round to it in time.
I did, however, manage it for Minami 13 (though technically, my first cosplay was the Doctor, at Midlands Expo a month beforehand) - where I cosplayed Seras Victoria, Lirin from Saiyuki and Duo from Gundam Wing.

Ever since then I've thrown myself into it, I absolutely LOVE cosplay so much, and I'd like to think my costumes get better every time - or at least I hope they do! I'm always learning new things.

I'm still not at a point where I'm really happy with most of my costumes, but I'm starting to be confident enough about them to want to wear them again - something I never did at first.

Last online 6 days ago

Glasgow

Joined: 11th Aug 2009

Completed costumes: 59

Photos uploaded: 219

Progress journals: 56

Events attended: 25

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Shinigami_ky - Holtzmann - 13th August 2016

Wigs and paint splatter

So my second lot of dye finally arrived and dye mark two happened, it...didn't go much better than the first one to be honest. I think it darkened the colour slightly which is good, and there's some bits that weren't dyed before that are now I think? But there's still bits that are undyed, only I'm not sure trying again would yield any better results, and the dye was getting expensive, so I decided to leave it as-is.
Looking back on it i think the colour I wanted was more of a heather than a lavender, but I'm okay with it for now. maybe if I do this same costume again in the future I'll try again with a slightly different tone, but honestly I think I've got three other Holtz costumes to work on so it'll probably be a while.

I did the paint splatters today and they were SO much fun to do, I bought a couple of tubes of acrylic paint for like 99p each at home bargains and basically just splattered it on straight from the tube. I put on a little more yellow than she actually has but I'm still really happy with how it turned out.

To finish off the dungarees I also bought some metal dungaree fastenings and put them on instead of the plastic ones they originally came with, as hers are metal fastenings.

So the dungarees are basically done and I'm really happy with how they turned out.

The wig also arrived yesterday and I tried it on this morning, the lace is a little dark but I am SO happy with this wig. It's the most expensive one I've ever bought but it's so worth it (especially if I'm going to do multiple Holtz costumes), it feels really nice, almost real (it's a human hair blend so it should ha) and it looks just beautiful. I'm still debating whether to pre-style it or whether to just do it on the day, because it should be easy enough to clip into place, the parting is already where I need it to be and it's easier to transport if it's not pre-styled, so I may just leave it as is and style it when I need it.

Things I'm still waiting for
- replacement yellow lenses for the glasses
- goggles
- boots
- chain for pendant

Things I still need to buy
- crop top
- pringles

Things I still need to do
- tint goggle lenses
- swap lenses in glasses
- possibly weather lab coat

 


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