Sunday, 27 May 2012

A change of Plan

Well after being so excited for my Sally Jupiter cosplay plans I have descided that when I go to the Birmingham MCM in Novemeber I am not going as her. I really want to do the cosplay but in November? I must be nuts. My partner going as the Comedian is okay, he'll be 95% covered up, I wont be.

So a quick change of plan and plently of time to sort it. I'm going as Ada Wong and he's going as Leon Kennedy from Resident Evil 4 to celebrate the new movie thats coming out in September with them in it and the release of Resident Evil 6 in October. Although Metal Gear Solid is my favourite game series, I have to admit that, for a very sueamish girl, Resident Evil is not far behind.
Ada Wong, see those flowers! That'll be fun to do

I'm going to take an idea from a fellow cosplayer and once I've made Ada's dress, I am going to paint the flower design on her dress, then stitch them over the top. Makes life so much easier me thinks. The hardest part is finding the perfect wig, and if not getting a short one and styling it, so I think I need to nvest in a proper wig stand, then I'll finsh my sally wig for whenever I want it.

Leon in his Mafia outfit

My partner is going to just grow his hair longer as it's already a leonish colour, i just need to put together his costume, he wants to go as the Mafia version from Resi Evil 4, thank goodness as that means there's less hassle trying to get gun holsters and straps here there and everywhere sorted to make it look good. All I need is a leg holster and be brave abotu having a slit up that high in my skirt.

Sounds like it will be a fun day, I might consider going to the London MCM for the day next year to show off my Sally Jupiter cosplay, fingers crossed it will be as warm then as it is at the moment, phew its hot. I hope everyone at the London MCM this weekend has had a brilliant time!

So, there's my next mission, I keep having ideas and not finishing them, I need to be more consistant! =)

Happy Cosplaying.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

The Comedian

Well, for my Sally Jupiter cosplay, I have a brilliant accessory to go with it, The Comedian!
My partner has agreed to going to my next expo with me and as The Comedian. I wanted him to go with me for 'protection' seeing as I would be walking around nearly naked, yea, I thought best to take a man with me and who better than my own partner. He gets to make sure I'm okay and get an eyefull at the same time.

We've had a few ideas for it already, even though we only agreed to it yesterday. We have a green boiler suit that we are going to see if we bleach it if it will go green, and if not then try and bleach it enough to dye it yellow. It's a long shot but at least we didn't pay for the boiler suit.

The hardest part I think will be the boots and the belt. He said he didn't want to walk around in wellies all day so there goes that idea (though I don't know why, walking round in wellies for the day can't be half as bad as the boots I'll be wearing!). The belt buckle, I will either have ti find one somewhere or if i really want accuracy I will have to make one.

For Sally, I think I have found a pair of boots almost spot on for hers, the only difference is the lace holes and hooks, she has hooks at the top, the ones I found have got about 5 lace holes up and then hooks all the way up. Apart from that they are spot on, and so much easier to get on and about £70 cheaper than the ones I was going to get, even better =)

I am thinking about going to the next Birmingham MCM as her, which i think will be 24-25 November... which means I will be so cold dressed as her but it will be worth it. Lets hope for a sunny November... and central heating!