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Re: Amami Haruka Cosplay- Costume Completion
« Reply #225 on: June 06, 2012, 03:09:29 am »
Boots- Would tin foil give the boots a metal look? But even so, that would be a lot of tin foil.

Tin foil is cheap but will look crappy and will eventually come off after just walking around.
Thanks for the suggestion though.

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Re: Amami Haruka Cosplay- Costume Completion
« Reply #226 on: June 06, 2012, 03:28:24 am »
Tin foil is cheap but will look crappy and will eventually come off after just walking around.
Thanks for the suggestion though.
True...! Anyway, good your next cosplay! ^.^

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Re: Amami Haruka Cosplay- Costume Completion
« Reply #227 on: June 06, 2012, 07:27:49 am »
Metallic spray paint should give the desired effect.

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Re: Amami Haruka Cosplay- Costume Completion
« Reply #228 on: June 06, 2012, 06:39:03 pm »
Metallic spray paint should give the desired effect.

Yeah! I've been thinking about that!! <3 Thanks!

Edit: I've now found the perfect solution for the metal boots. I found an American guy living in Japan who is getting his doctorate focusing in cosplay. He showed on his youtube channel how he makes armor out of foam and then layers it with vinyl. It looks really realistic. So I can mark that down as another problem solved. Now I just have to try it.
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Re: Amami Haruka Cosplay- Costume Completion
« Reply #229 on: June 07, 2012, 03:58:52 am »
Yeah! I've been thinking about that!! <3 Thanks!

Edit: I've now found the perfect solution for the metal boots. I found an American guy living in Japan who is getting his doctorate focusing in cosplay. He showed on his youtube channel how he makes armor out of foam and then layers it with vinyl. It looks really realistic. So I can mark that down as another problem solved. Now I just have to try it.

Wow. I did not even know that was possible. Those 4 words just sort of blew my mind.

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Re: Amami Haruka Cosplay- Costume Completion
« Reply #230 on: June 07, 2012, 06:33:21 am »
Wow. I did not even know that was possible. Those 4 words just sort of blew my mind.

Neither do I.

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Re: Amami Haruka Cosplay- Costume Completion
« Reply #231 on: June 07, 2012, 03:01:08 pm »
doctorate focusing in cosplay.

And we all knelt down on the ground and bowed our heads as we called him: Master!

Best thing I've heard today.

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Re: Amami Haruka Cosplay- Costume Completion
« Reply #232 on: June 15, 2012, 02:30:27 am »
Update. I've figured out how to craft the boots and decided they're going to be one of the easier parts of the cosplay as a whole. Will post process pictures.

References:

These two videos of this awesome cosplayer:

Making Automail
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOMvQjB88gU&list=FLi2WgCBJiRV-mEMSnUZZ55w&index=7&feature=plpp_video

General Cosplay Construction Workshop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vugy-x0hiGk&feature=BFa&list=FLi2WgCBJiRV-mEMSnUZZ55w

My friend in the doll hobby recently acquired a Saber doll who has armor boots that are very similar to the Wired Marionette ones so now I have more reference imagery.






Back seam will be similar to my own. The boots will be constructed in two parts the calf part and the shoe part.
For the calf armor I'm going to construct that out of a foam covered in vinyl. For the shoe I'm going to basically be covering a pair of high heels.

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Re: Amami Haruka Cosplay- Second Wave
« Reply #233 on: December 29, 2012, 12:00:50 am »
Here's a miniature update on the Wired Marionette project.

Here's the fabric I have bought!


Curious thing about this fabric is that, I cannot photograph it at all. (As a side note, I'm pretty familiar with my camera's settings and work with it on a frequent basis so that is not the problem.)

The purple fabric, which I promise is actually dark purple in real life is a nice poplin. It drapes delightfully and is lightweight. The fact that it photographs in the more bluish color will help end the debate over the actual color of this outfit.
The metallic fabric is some kind I'm not sure of, but both of the fabrics shown are hanging off the edge of my bed as drape reference. As you can see it is very thick and very stiff. It does not drape at all and has a very very metallic like sheen. After some ironing I think it will be easy to get the metal boot illusion using the same boots I used for my previous Haruka cosplay.


There are still some fabric and notions I am missing though.
For the dress, I am using a concealed (lapped) zipper that will make it so the dress can completely come apart (fold flat out in net form). A similar style for what I call the "Wired Corset" which I'm making separate from the dress for sake of traveling and transporting.
This costume also features quite a few belt thingies, which I need to locate. These belts are extremely convenient for finishing the edges since they won't need to be hemmed or lined and I can use the belt as a finisher. 


Tl;dr I'll be starting the actual sewing soon.


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Re: Amami Haruka Cosplay- Second Wave
« Reply #234 on: December 29, 2012, 02:55:11 am »
Whatever you mean, after seeing your previous costume I'm surely awaiting this one... :-)

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Re: Amami Haruka Cosplay- Second Wave
« Reply #235 on: March 03, 2013, 12:26:33 am »


Another short update. Contact lenses!!
A subtle green color since normally green lenses creep me out a bit. So I'm even more Haruka now. ^_^

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Re: Amami Haruka Cosplay- Second Wave
« Reply #236 on: March 03, 2013, 05:30:41 am »
Your cosplay is absolutely amazing!  Your love and effort really show! :D

And yes, I'm a little late to the scene. I really need to pay attention to the board, there are so many wondrous things here.
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Re: Amami Haruka Cosplay- Second Wave
« Reply #237 on: March 03, 2013, 10:19:47 pm »
Best Haruka in NA.

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Re: Amami Haruka Cosplay- Second Wave
« Reply #238 on: March 11, 2013, 05:12:33 am »
Your cosplay is absolutely amazing!  Your love and effort really show! :D

And yes, I'm a little late to the scene. I really need to pay attention to the board, there are so many wondrous things here.
Best Haruka in NA.

本当にありがとう! Thank you guys!! :D

I will start working on Wired Marionette tomorrow morning!! ><
My tentative schedule is getting the petticoat, dress, sleeves, and  back ribbon done tomorrow.
Then corset, gloves, and bib on Tuesday.
And finally boots , kneepads , and other belted accessories on Wednesday.

Wish me luck, will have lots of updates coming at you!

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Re: Amami Haruka Cosplay- Second Wave
« Reply #239 on: March 13, 2013, 12:59:44 am »
Massive update.


Started this morning by working on the petticoat. Here I am attaching the frills to the bottom.


Then sewing it to the skirt.


The ruffles turned out fabulously!


More pinning for the waist band. It was nearly two yards long, so it took forever.


Test fitting before lunch.


Result!! Petticoat/Inner skirt is now finished.

Then I started working on the dress. I made it in two parts. A "blouse" and then a "skirt". The seam will be hidden by the wired corset so I figured this was an okay approach.


Haruka helped me iron it a bit.


First time doing a scalloped hem so I used this tutorial http://www.coletterie.com/tutorials-tips-tricks/tutorial-scalloped-hem


Completed scallops


For the black inner scallops, I created all these tiny ones one by one.


They were then hand sewn inside. The inner hem was also reinforced.

So finally,

Here's a little teaser of what the final product should look like.

Will be doing more work later, but that's all for now. ^_^