Warriors Orochi

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#16 Dragon on 8 years ago

Nice progress!

For the rod I put 'clumps' of papermache on them, let it dry after somewhat forming it in a similar form and only after letting it dry a couple of days I started sanding it in a good rough form. Then I scratched/carfed/worked and sanded the patterns in.
Perhaps that helps?

That or forming it before hand, drilling a hole in, that's big enough for you stick to go through and then fix it in place with hot glue or something like that.

#17 Dragon on 8 years ago

I finally started working on Taiga's alternate outfit.

So far I've done:

-bought all fabric
- colored 3 m of a white fabric a dark purple (there was no violet or purple coming even close to his color. In fact the only color I could feel was a light lavender -.-)
- researched material to use for the hat - and found it yesterday.
- found fitting tuffs - still gotta buy them
- brought out the old shoes
- checked Hanbei's (SW3) wig and found it perfectly fitting for dark Taiga ;P
- checked the rod. I'm not sure if I'm gonna re-use it or make the fourth weapon. Or go without. I'll have to wait and see.

Planning to do in the next time:
o make the talisman
o make the attatchment on the belt
o search for proper frog buttons to close the robe
o once more draw the pattern for the design on the side and the clouds on fabric
o sew the basic robe

And with 'next time' I'm refering to the next two months :3

#18 Dragon on 8 years ago

Finished the purple basic robe. I'm glad I used 3 m of fabric, cause only a half meter stripe was left.

Anyone got tips on where to buy chinese buttons? Also called frog buttons? I've checked my usual sources, but couldn't find what I'm looking for.

#19 Melanie on 8 years ago

Do you need fancy frogs, or just the basic straight ones? If it's the straight ones, I can send you directions on how to tie them, so you can make them from scratch (like the ones down the front of my Sima Yi costume).

Oh! And I have some good news on the progress of Yoshitsune~! I'll get some progress photos happening once I've got that other costume out of the way.

#20 Dragon on 8 years ago

Basic straight one from what it looks like.

The prob is I need them in golden and - if I'm not mistaken - in very light lavender. I suppose I could also use white ones, since I'm really not certain on those, but finding golden ones is a pain and I think you can't really dye those synthetic ones.

If you can also give me a tip on what material to use for them, I'd be rather greatful :3

That's great!
Looking forward to those pics!
Is there some 'hair' included? :D

I was a 'good girl' today too and did the hat <3
Still need to stabilize the plate (it's bending where I put the fabric on, since this one is thicker and heavier than I expected, but there is nothing else like it around u.u), but otherwise it's done. DNS proof included, since I accidentally stabbed myself with the needle and didn't notice until there was a spot on the fabric. One can't see it now anymore, but I guess I won't have to worry about proofing that one's mine if anyone wants to claime otherwise XD

#21 Melanie on 8 years ago

[QUOTE=Dragon;3839655]Basic straight one from what it looks like.

The prob is I need them in golden and - if I'm not mistaken - in very light lavender. I suppose I could also use white ones, since I'm really not certain on those, but finding golden ones is a pain and I think you can't really dye those synthetic ones.

If you can also give me a tip on what material to use for them, I'd be rather greatful :3[/quote]
I've attached the directions for tying them (Frog-closure.jpg). I used ribbon that I'd sewn into a tube to make mine... it made them nice and flat! I found the easiest way to tie them was to pin the ribbon in place and then twist the tails around, then removing the pins, and pulling the knot tight.

I hope that helps~!

[QUOTE=Dragon;3839655]That's great!
Looking forward to those pics!
Is there some 'hair' included? :D[/quote]
Oh yes! It's actually his wig I've been working on. Soooo pretty! *_* I don't want to cut the ponytail shorter!

[QUOTE=Dragon;3839655]I was a 'good girl' today too and did the hat <3
Still need to stabilize the plate (it's bending where I put the fabric on, since this one is thicker and heavier than I expected, but there is nothing else like it around u.u), but otherwise it's done. DNS proof included, since I accidentally stabbed myself with the needle and didn't notice until there was a spot on the fabric. One can't see it now anymore, but I guess I won't have to worry about proofing that one's mine if anyone wants to claime otherwise XD[/QUOTE]
Blood is important part of Warriors costumes! :thumbsup: I can't wait to see the progress!!

#22 moonlit-sky on 8 years ago

I finished TGW's earrings and they look like candy XD

[url]http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2871059/[/url]

Fishing rod is coming along nicely, i'm left with the dragon head end and it'll be ready for painting.

[url]http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2871060/[/url]

#23 Dragon on 8 years ago

[QUOTE=Melanie;3840208]I've attached the directions for tying them (Frog-closure.jpg). I used ribbon that I'd sewn into a tube to make mine... it made them nice and flat! I found the easiest way to tie them was to pin the ribbon in place and then twist the tails around, then removing the pins, and pulling the knot tight.

I hope that helps~![/quote]

Thanks, I'll try that!

[quote]Oh yes! It's actually his wig I've been working on. Soooo pretty! *_* I don't want to cut the ponytail shorter![/quote]

*_* That sounds promising!
Then don't! It's called an artist's freedom!

[quote]
Blood is important part of Warriors costumes! :thumbsup: I can't wait to see the progress!![/QUOTE]

XD It is? I don't think I bleed on the last one.

Gonna take pics tomorrow, it's to late today.
Also I attatched the white part to the sleeves. I'm officially K.O. Thought that's more the fault of me working on another cosplay today XD

Planning to do more tomorrow.


@moonlit-sky:

You are right, they DO look like candy. Thought I had to think of cute little larval first <3

Hehehe, I wonder how long the rod will stay that way XD I know I had it that far and then took forever with the dragon head. It's looking good thought :)

#24 Dragon on 8 years ago

Finally made and uploaded the promised progress pics:

Taiga's hat (still not as stiff as I'd like it):
[url]http://img850.imageshack.us/i/taiga2hat.jpg/[/url]

and the purple robe (fabric self-dyed) and white sleeve edges along with the yellow scarf/cape thingy:
[url]http://img269.imageshack.us/i/taiga2robemuffler.jpg/[/url]

#25 moonlit-sky on 8 years ago

It's been a while and i present more progress shots.

Earrings are completed! :D
[url]http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2889037/[/url]

I also took a big step forward and started making the dragon on his rod. The base is newspaper and masking tape, i'm using paper mache to strengthen the thing before cutting grooves to slot the spikes in.

[url]http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2889038/[/url]


ALMOST.DONE...

#26 moonlit-sky on 8 years ago

I'm finished with TGW's stuff!!!! And just in time for his debut this Saturday. ^^

Fishing rod
[url]http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2895483/[/url]
[url]http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2895482/[/url]

Hair bun
[url]http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2895484/[/url]

#27 Dragon on 8 years ago

Good job on the rod, especially on the dragon.
I read you find the pink a bit disturbing - I choose one that is slightly more red-ish, perhaps you'd like to apply I thin layer of red-pinkish.

Hair bun is also looking good. Had to laugh at reading you choose chopsticks as well and colored them :)

Now you can put it all together and rock the con :3


EDIT: I airbrushed the S-style lines on Taiga's robe yesterday. Gotta do the sleeves today and be careful not to mess up like I did yesterday. Wasn't much, but I don't like color where I didn't intend it :3

#28 moonlit-sky on 8 years ago

Successfully debuted TGW at the con, only a handful of people recognized me but i liked how everything came out.

[url]http://www.cosplay.com/costume/364516/[/url]

There will a couple more pics to upload.

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