Worked on Tomoyo recently. This is just a little bit of what I have done. It’s… basically done at this point o.o Just time to attach it all together and make it sturdy then I’m done!! Then… I can relax a little bit then start on what really matters =3
But I think one last coat of gold for it is in order as well as some shiny varnish… Ah who knows. The 3 gold diamonds are for the top headpiece and the swirlie purple/gold infinity signs almost… are suppose to be ont he black thing. I don’t know if it was smart to make it out of string but… I like the effect it gives off. If I don’t like in the end end I’ll just make it out of foam xD
Ahh.. prop work… this better pay off at AX xD I need some shoots for sure.
First off… my plans for everything has gone whack. But! I’m living, and that’s always good~
Gotta say sorry to wonderful Sojians who keeps going along with me and Kasu constantly rescheduling our shoots. …. and we still haven’t done it. So I’m sorry! But I did learn something from this. No more shoots if I don’t already have it done, and the same should go for Kasu and if she keeps rushing all her cosplays they won’t look very nice.
But just so you know, I have been doing stuff. And Tomoyo is by FAR the longest time I’ve spent on a cosplay. 5 hours here and there really builds up. Here’s some pictures ^^;; On her headpiece I’m basically done with… (Still have some painting to do and cutting string but nothing too time consuming)
This is a layer of regular school glue that I painted over the clay. I’m hoping it’d work well to smooth out the surface and create a better surface for the paint to go on. Apparently it worked wonders and the gold on it looks pretty nice. It gives it a nice shine.. the red one on the top is the glue dried already, the blue/black one is the glue just being put on. It would’ve sucked if I dropped it xD
This is the top! You can see its a little off.. well the left one was sanded a bit to smooth it out and the right wasn’t. See the difference? It’s small but it’s much nicer.
Now was the hard part of making the base out of insulation foam. The foam works wonders by the way. It’s easy to cut with a knife and it is decent when you try to sand it. The left is just a clunk of insulation foam. I just cut a smooth surface on the top and bottom and hot glued the dowels on. (The wooden sticks). Then I sprayed more on top of that (which you can’t see) I shaped it with a knife, sanded it a bit. Then you see the right picture where the grey is duck tape. I duck taped it all for a smoother surface and it serves as a nicer painting surface. You then get this:
All painted gold with the thanks to my brother and sister~ Because as they did that I cut out this lovely beast:
Painted glued and.. did SO MUCH MORE =.= this was soooo very… time.. consuming. So very time consuming. It’s not done yet but is very close ^^Here’s a side view of it for now…
It’s fatty =3 Sorry for such the long post. I wonder if this layout is better or worse than the last? Tell me whichever on you like~
So a quick update! I’m currently working on redoing Tomoyo’s headress and it’s going good so far. A few bumps on the road cause… making props is new to me.. I find fabric much easier to work with >.< But I guess it’s something you just have to learn…
I worked on sanding ALOT today. The right on is sanded.. somewhat. And the left is the original. See SOME difference right? Kind of fatty still.. I spent a good 5-7 hours on cosplay today? Just a lot of little things to do for it… >.<
Oh and I had a photoshoot planned for Saturday but it got postponed. I could’ve finished it in time but I’m glad it got pushed back, I have a little more leeway (aka procrastination) to work on it ^^
On another note. A cosplay site did an interview with me which can be seen here. It was nice for someone to want to do an interview ^^ Sooo.. it’s kinda gotten me to do a little more. I have the next tutorial in the making! Either video or picture-post. Soo.. look forward to it! ^^