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Cosplay: Tira

Me as Tira. Picture taken by Eurobeat King at Fanime 2007

As I’ve said before, I love video games and I love evil people. Though one could argue that Tira isn’t really evil so much as crazy. Regardless I also love the characters with the freaky weird fighting styles and weapons. If I had the body for it I’d probably cosplay as Voldo but that’s another story all together.

Character: Tira

From: Soul Caliber III

Version: Player One in alternate color scheme.

Notes: I was originally going to do this costume in it’s usual green but I couldn’t find a green body suit that didn’t look goofy so I ended up using a black cat suit for the top and some pants that I found at some weird shop at the mall for the bottom. By far the only time I ever bought pre-ripped jeans in my life. Possibly the only time I ever will. The armor was actually cheap plastic roman armor painted and cut up. Add some ribbon, leather ties, a green feather boa and some gloves and you got a costume.

The full costume plus the bladed hula hoop weapon. Sadly the lighting was a little too dark here but you can see the hula hoop at least.

Hardest Part: The damned weapon. That there is a hula hoop with some foam core poster board and a lot of silver duct tape. The wig was also a pain as I started with a green wig, hated it and used a black one and some green hair spray instead.

Favorite Part: The body paint and the make up. I love how it came out.

Hours Spent on it: Probably about twelve.

Cost: Um… hmm… probably less than $100. It was a fairly cheap costume to make.

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Cosplay: Dizzy

That's me as Dizzy at Fanime

Hello All,

I’ve been rather busy with school and trying to find a job so I haven’t been able to post as often as I had been. So I’ve decided to give you guys another installment of cosplay. Hope you enjoy it.

Character: Dizzy

From: Guilty Gear X

Inspiration: Oddly enough this costume was suppose to be a present for a boyfriend by the name of James but then that relationship fell apart and I was left with this costume. Which was fine. I guess. I had been playing the game and I do like the character. She’s got this innocence about her despite the slutty outfit.

Notes: This costume was made by taking a bunch of other costumes and cutting and sewing them together. It’s probably the skimpiest costume I’ve ever worn save for that time my friend Cheryl and I dressed as savage tiger girls for Bay Con. That was pretty skimpy. If I had been doing this costume for real I would have started from scratch, made the wings a lot prettier and probably done a few hundred sit ups prior to wearing it but it turned out alright I suppose.

Favorite part: The wig and the sleeves. I think by far they turned out the best.

Least Favorite Part: The stalkings and the wings. That and the fact that I felt like I was going to fall out of it every time I moved.

 

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Cosplay: Morrigan Aensland

Entertaining the Troops

As you’ve probably noticed my cosplays fall into one or a combination of a few categories. Characters from Video Games, Villains, Vampires, or Strong Women.

Character: Morrigan Aensland

Series: Darkstalkers video games

Inspiration: I’ve said it before, I grew up as an Arcade Rat. I loved Dark Stalkers and Morrigan was always my favorite character. So when I had the chance I made the costume.

How Long it Took: About a week

Notes: Most of this was made from preexisting items that I hacked up and put back together again. The hardest part of the whole thing was putting the damned bats on the tights and gluing the bat wings to the leotard. Easiest part was attaching the bat wing things to the wig.

Awards: None

Best Moment: The picture above is the best moment ever. I was sitting by the fountain waiting for a photographer friend of mine to meet me and these two Storm Troopers walked up and asked to take a photo with me. I felt like some sort of bizarre USO girl.

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2012 in Costuming, Cosplays and Fashion

 

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