Hi there =D

Hi all,

First just to clarify this isn’t Kimikotan! Who is it you’re wondering? It’s her awesome partner in crime Hermsi making myself known on this blog.

I’m just posting to give you an update on Anime Expo…Prop work I guess? You should’ve sen the first go at them…man did they suck! Hopefully next year will go a LOT smoother. So, here’s a look at prop work that was done as an after thought of needing props in a week since the first ones failed!

Ok, so here you see the first image yes? Pretty aren’t they? They are…origami! They sucked to fold but they are for the Ragnarok’s Assassin cosplay and can be thrown like Tron discs…. which I’m really tempted to do! Anyway, I wish I could paint them black and gloss them but I don’t have time.

This lovely beast is the book that the Ragnarok Wizard is going to use as a prop! Yes…the wizard, I know the sorcerer uses books and not the Wizard but hey…what can you do with such little time? The star is Origami (have you noticed I like Origami?)

Last, but not least these lovely cards from Ragnarok again! The first two are completed, being the Succubus and the Deviling (Kimikotan is going to hold this in her Archbishop, what a contrast right?) The third is Zealtous in which i’m too lazy to finish coloring for the Assassin so….eh…Oh well right?

Well there you have it! Some awesome prop work with a quick mind and a short amount of time….

Enjoy =3

Hermsi.

Hey, Sorry!

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)

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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
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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.
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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:
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All painted gold with the thanks to my brother and sister~ Because as they did that I cut out this lovely beast:
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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…
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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~

–Kimikotan

Xiao Qiao Fans pt.2! Cutting ><

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So it took me about 3 times to draw a decent petal to make a flower for the fans. And I know its not symmetrical! I wanted it kinda funky looking~ I think it gives it a little bit of.. character? xD
I made the same petal but smaller to make the.. well smaller flowers. Tried it out on the fan.

It took me awhile to decide what to use but I decided to use Foam as well as cardboard.
Unfortunately, all I had at the moment was foam board so I used that instead.
It’s REALLY hard to cut. But I spent 4+ hours on it anyhow.
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Added some leaves.. and just cut! Yea. Lovely huh?

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But it looks better ^-^
Ignore the pastel colors! I’ll be painting over it all. But that’s the gist of it. Hopefully it’ll look good in the end T.T I’m really really hoping for it because… I don’t make props very often and this is a really BIG prop of Xiao Qiao’s.

But hey. I’m just glad I can say I have 30% of the fans done? T.T;;

–Kimikotan–