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21 January 2004 @ 02:55 pm
Moment of truth  
I have roughly two weeks to decide on my A-kon costumes. In all events and likelyhoods, most of these will get scrapped, and I will be lucky to do two new costumes. Let's assume.. in a perfect world... that money is no object, and I get to do two from the list. I don't have a paid account anymore, so I'm going to take a GHETTO poll :P Please reply with a vote. You can choose two.

Shiva (Game, FFTA)

Queen Nehelenia (Sailor Moon Villain- I have most materials already)

Sizer (Anime, Violinist of Hamelin)

Yu~ki (Malice Mizer, Le Ciel image)

Yukari (Baiser, Terre album image)

Bebedora (Game, Arc the Lad:Twilight of the Spirits)

Now for the bias.

Shiva - I am currently biased against Shiva because of funds. I could probably swing it, money-wise, though, if I started peicing it together right after Ushi, similar how I budgeted Millenia. So, it's possible. It's a LOT of work, too.. and since I am feeling very lazy, I don't know if I can do it. I mean.. I know I can make the costume.. and I think I could probably do a very good job if I really wanted to go for it.. but... it's hard feeling motivated now adays...

Nehelenia - Despite having most of the materials for this, I have not finished it yet. Tracking down the right wig has been a little more difficult than I'd anticipated, as well as tracking down the right shade of lavendar creme makeup for my face. I'd also consider getting yellow contact lenses, which could be used for Yu~ki (not cat's eyes, just yellow. Nehelenia's eyes are really powder BLUE cat's eyes, which would be an expensive custom job)... and I'd have to get some elf ear-tips, probably.. bleh.. anyway.. lots of beadwork and metalwork and wigwork and sewing left undone on this one.. but hey.. it's been started.

Sizer- Sizer is one I've been on-again off-again about, too. I really want to do this one sometime, but the fiberglass involved scares me. It would be my biggest fiberglass project to-date. Bigger than Shiva, even. The upside is...the fiberglass pretty much IS the entire costume.

Yu~ki-Ah.. my poor underappreciated bassist. I've been planning on doing this costume for ages now. I don't think I could pull it off very well.

Yukari- Another J-rock symphony in white. This one would be simple and fun, since at the time Yukari's hair color was pretty much the same as mine. I think I could streak in some red temp. color and it would look pretty good. Only problem it.. I can't find enough reference photos to make this one...

Bebedora I don't have any reference photos to show you.. but it's a cool costume. Basically, she looks like a little girl in a large poofy coral dress (long skirt) with a really odd pattern on the front of a gaping open mouth with a tounge sticking out. She has a tall hat with two eyes (one on top the other) on it that covers her face, and she carries around a large, scary-looking stuffed bunny by the ears. She hits people with it. She also has a backpack that looks like a huge coin purse. She's the ultimate weapon created to destroy humanity! :D Akuma is playing this game right now, and keeps talking about how cool he thinks the costume is, and how he thinks I ought to do it. I'm somewhat biased towards this one, because Akuma suggested it. I'm very happy when he shows this sort of interest in what I'm doing.
Edit: Look at the "red girl" photo here

Anyway.. I'm certain I've bored you all to tears. TTFN

Edit x2: Remember to ask Mako about her Koboshi costume.
I was thinking about doing Misha's school outfit. I picked up the manga, and Misha is a complete moron. I think I can relate XD Anyway.. I was seriously thinking about making it, but if I did, I'd want to be able to wear it with the other girls, and I know that if I bought fabric to do it here, it would probably turn out too red.. so if I want to match, I need to ask Mako about fabric and/or bribe her into making it for me :X But I didn't say that last part. Nopenopenope.
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Nerdy Temptressbevo on January 21st, 2004 10:51 pm (UTC)
Im going to say Bebdora..and Yu~ki.

Cryokineticcryokinetic on January 22nd, 2004 05:13 am (UTC)
i have to say shiva,.. just cause.. well.. it's shiva :P
you don't have to do ffta shiva though :)

second vote is for bebedora.. i'mnot really familiar with the rest, (except nehelenia).. so there you go.
Squidlet: Ragnarok::+::Friends!tare_cthulhu on January 21st, 2004 11:19 pm (UTC)
;__________; SIZER!!!! ._. Or Shiva...
the singer and the song: cosplayelya_chan on January 22nd, 2004 08:40 am (UTC)
You know I'm casting my first vote for Yu~ki. ^_______^

As for my second vote... Bebedora looks damn cool. XD
Makoto: smooooooothkinomakoto on January 22nd, 2004 09:21 am (UTC)
We'll chat next weekend, of course, but hmm... I really don't know. XD All are fun in their own way. I too would lean towards Bebedora, because impulse rec costumes make some of the coolest creations. :) Deciding is always so hard... >_
HIDE your facekyonomiko on January 22nd, 2004 02:31 pm (UTC)

Now that's not fair. That was only 1 vote. You are supposed to pick two :X
CEO, Air Perv: Cosplay Manazoi_no_miko on January 24th, 2004 09:23 pm (UTC)
Yu~ki~!! ^__________^ *votevote* Can I cast two for him? *laughs*
I don't know which Yukari cos you're taking about.... but the Neherenia one sounds reallyreally coool....
HIDE your facekyonomiko on January 24th, 2004 09:59 pm (UTC)
oohhh.. you brought back my favorite Zoi avatar ever XD
I am looking for good Yukari reference photos. Baiser sites are hard to find. So far the best one I've found is a Russian fansite with tons of pictures, and it MIGHT have a reference photo I need, but it loads soooo slooowww
CEO, Air Pervzoi_no_miko on January 24th, 2004 11:18 pm (UTC)
XP Crappy slow-loading pages. *pats* Have you asked yuki_no_ningyou? *askes her*
She says possibly, what does it look like?
HIDE your facekyonomiko on January 24th, 2004 11:35 pm (UTC)
I haven't! I don't know her. XD
It's one of his trademark white outfits with a ponytail and silly hair extensions. He always wears these lacy black pantyhose on his arms...
Anyway... The outfit he's wearing is the one on the cover& inside the booklet art for the Terre album. (It's the image I most often see for him, and one of the only albums I have) and I saw a photo with a really blurry screencap of the enfleur video..and it looks like the outfit is similar.
See: This site
Page 3, blurry Yukari photo #21
CEO, Air Pervzoi_no_miko on January 24th, 2004 11:54 pm (UTC)
This one?

She says she has more close-ups, if it'll help. ^_^
HIDE your facekyonomiko on January 25th, 2004 01:37 pm (UTC)
Sure!! :D

Actually, I downloaded the enfleur video, and that wasn't the outfit I needed. I'm pretty damn certain this is the right one. If not, I'll make this one anyway :D I want a white Yukari outfit, dammnit!
(One day, when I feel like subjecting myself to angony and financial strain, I'll make the Nazi outfit. But until then, this looks good)

More photos of the outfit (if possible) would be wonderful. Since they use such bright lights to take these photos, it's hard to see the garments when they wear all white, and it drives me insane. I can't see enough details to replicate it properly.

You are being such a great help :] :snug:
CEO, Air Pervzoi_no_miko on January 25th, 2004 07:34 pm (UTC)
Awwe~! *snug* And yeah, I know what you mean with the bright lights. Teh Zoi shall never do a white cosplay. *nodnod*

yuki_no_ningyou has been my #1 crack dealer photo resource provider. ^_^ She says just drop a line. ^_~