I’m kind of late to the party with posting my cosplay from Anime North 2012, so I hope you guys don’t mind! It’s one of my favourite cosplays I’ve done so far and I love the game (Okay I know it’s not even released yet…but I love the artist! Props to Hyung Tae-Kim)
This year I cosplayed as a Blade Master from the upcoming Korean mmo, Blade & Soul!
Here is the picture of the original concept art:
And here is my costume below!
The two pieces of the costume that took the longest were the hip capes and the armour pieces (well, actually the whole thing took me awhile because I’m not really good/efficient with sewing clothes together either!).
Sorry I don’t really have any pictures of the whole process, but I have a couple for the capes!
I drew the stencil on bristol board and just cut out the pieces with an exacto knife – it’s a lot easier with a sharp blade! The hard part was planning which areas were to be cut out so they don’t mix up with each other. After I finished cutting it, I put it on top of the fabric and spray painted it on! One thing to keep in mind is to make sure your fabric isn’t the type to bleed, because for mine, the edges weren’t as crisp as I wanted them to be and sort of blurred a bit.
As for my armor pieces, I cut out the general base shape and used GREAT STUFF Spray Foam to spray on the general shape and sculpted away. I only knew about the spray foam from Coco because of her progress pictures, it looked really useful for armor pieces and she was able to sculpt out any shape she wanted to!
After that, it was a couple layers of paper mache so I have a surface to paint on, and then mad painting with acrylic paint.
Another picture of my friend who was a Bloodmoon Akali and I.
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