Many hours of work went into this costume, particularly into hand-stitching on 40+ dome fastener pieces and the covers for the shoulder pads. My fingers were in great pain after this! Unfortunately, I went pretty much unrecognized at this convention, and so I was a little sad. (But I understand, because FanEx is largely attended by Comic and Gaming fans, rather than Anime fans.)
|Photo by cosplay.com's Baron Karza|
The jacket is modified from a pattern, as are the pants. I installed 6 zippers for easy access to this tight fitting costume, and even then I still think it needs to be taken in some. I carved the foam pads for the forearms by hand. As with the shoulder pads. I need assistance getting the beast hands on and off, but with the zippers in I can get the arm pads in easily.
|rest of the photos by my mom. :D|
Lots of topstitching on the front and sleeves. It was an ordeal getting everything to line up nicely. -_-"
The wig was styled and cut by my elder sister. :D
As the jacket is such a complex item, I used it in my portfolio for Ryerson's fashion program to show my skills with sewing. I wouldn't say it's runway material, but it certainly shows I can put in a zipper, topstitch, work with various materials such as fur and foam, modify patterns, etc. Fingers crossed! XD
Still have more work yet to do on this costume. I would like to take it in, make his weapon and sheath, and I still need to add more dome fasteners! -_-
For more pictures of this costume, check out my Cosplay.com profile: http://www.cosplay.com/member/186188/