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Daft Punk - Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem

@Maid Kyli

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This was my dream cosplay. Like, THE ONE. If you don’t know what Interstella 5555 is, please look it up on Youtube. It is a beautiful music video to an entire techno record by Daft Punk and you will love it.

Now that I have done it, all other things will be secondary ;p I am sure I could re-make it again at some point, like out of leather, with 100% accuracy and not a single drop of hot glue. But I probably never will. I made it, and I love it, and I will keep wearing it until I get tired of painting myself blue.

Admittedly, there are things I want to fix. I put on a lot of the details of this costume with hot glue, and sometimes it shows. I’d like to figure out a way to make my collar stand up better, and find a better zipper to put in the front. But overall I am really proud of it, and hey, there’s gotta be something said about being one of the first? And blue??? xD

Makeup is Ben Nye Cosmic blue mixed with teal mixed with white. I painted it on with a painbrush but it got kind of cracky and dry, so I may have to invest in the cream sets or something. Fabric is double-layered stretch knit, skin tight like woah. Rocket pockets, belt, and collar were insulated with batting to make them thicker and what not. The boots were old GoGo boots I had, which I painstakingly covered with fabric. I decided to outline everything with black squeeze fabric paint, which would have probably looked better if I had a steadier hand. Ah well <3

The Arpegius in the picture is my boyfriend, Josh. He made the cosplay as a ‘surprise’—meaning, he tried to make it a surprise, and ended up telling me one week before the con xD I spray-painted the gold record as a prop, but he ended up using it more because it looks whey more sweet with him.

I like the reactions I got to this. Generally, people were in one of 2 categories:
One, they saw me, thought “OMG BLUE, can I has a pic?” and got surprised when Arpegius and I posed together.
Or, Two, they knew who we were and FREAED THE FUCK OUT. xD Those people were my favorite. Interstella is a little bit underground and it was really awesome to see those who knew it. It was extra sweet when we were taking photos at the DeathCom photobooth and someone started playing Digital Love.

Mmm <3 Enjoy!

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@Maid Kyli
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Last Updated 12 years ago
Created 12 years ago
Series Daft Punk - Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem
Character Shep

Comments

BrassIvyDesign Fantastic costume! You look great in the costume. I just re-watched Interstella 5555 last night and was swooning over Shep. Now I have the drive to cosplay as him next. Great job!

IGNORANCE This is just... amazing. Truly an inspiration to daft/interstella fans and cos-players alike. I really, REALLY, wanna make my own, so would you mind telling me how much it cost to make the whole thing, and how long it took? Thanks in advance, but being my first real costume, we'll see how mine plays out ;) -IGNORANCE

Shelbeythegreat zomg marry me? AWESOMELY AWESOME cosplay! <3

Capasantafamily ooommmmmmmmggggggggggggggg.... so sexy!!!

Setchan This...ROCKS HARD. =D

Yokume Oh.. Wonderful work. Love it. I myself are also going to make Shep cosplay at the end of this year, but are starting working on it already next month. Don't hope that you will mind me if i get curious about something about the cosplay and ask you out about it? *Thumps up for a great cosplay * (( and sorry for my bad english xD ))

Chappy Rukia Wish i had been able to go to Ohyaocon JUST so i could take your picture in person and bow to your Shep :o

AkinaZen Amazing job! I remember seeing you at ohayo but I didn't have a chance to take a picture though:(

cloudwarrior this is awesome it came out amazingly :D great job daft punk awesomeness