NoFlutter’s Galaxia


This was a fun joint project I’ve been working on!! A ‘burlesque’ version of Galaxia, from Sailor Moon! Galaxia was one of my first costumes when I was a little cosplay babby, so it’s been so awesome to get to touch on her again! And also I apparently can’t ever do enough Sailor Moon themed cosplays!

CosplayFabrics kindly sponsored all of the gorgeous fabric for this costume, and I just think it’s SO beautiful!! I was struggling with what to make, when my incredibly talented friend NoFlutter suggested designing a new Galaxia for me! I love all of her designs so much, of course I was immediately like HECK YES PLEASE. For the fabrics, it’s all Dual Fantasy White/Gold Dupioni!! I wefted 2 wigs together for more fullness and length, but decided to avoid Galaxia’s ankle length hair…wigs that long just turn into a nest, for me just getting a lovely, long gradient was more important than fighting a hot mess of wig hair! I hand colored all of my gems and jewelry (tutorials available!), and the boots have shoes in my size permanently built into them. I added lots of crystals and beads, and Robby Idol Photography took some fantastic shots!!



Hopefully I’ll have more photos of this one to update with, soon!
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Ghost in the Shell: First Assault

It’s finally done, and I got my first picture back from Robby Idol Photography: Major Motoko Kusanagi, from Ghost in the Shell. My fifth Major cosplay, this one is from the First Assault game. I loved this design the second I saw it, before the game was even released, and started planning it. The Major means so much to me, and this was such a well designed take on her Section 9 tactical gear.

To start, the base fabric is a heavyweight spandex, which I airbrushed the hexagon pattern on before constructing it together, I have a tutorial posted on how to do that! I used Yaya Han bodysuit pattern (which I altered with a lot of inches added into the torso and legs, just in case you’re a tall girl!!!). But the lines in the pattern matched up to the design of the character PERFECTLY. For the black parts, I used pleathers in several different shades and sheens of black, because I wanted the black-on-black cuts to show the details and shapes throughout the design. The gloves are a separate piece, then the black over them being another piece. It took a little figuring out how to get the jacket to close so that there was no visible zipper or closure, but it actually wraps shut, then the lower ribcage has the buckles over it. So many accolades are deserved by the amazing and kind Phil at EVAkura Armor! Phil is so incredibly talented at figuring out how armor should fit together in working ways, keeping it moveable and light, and even got it to light up! Please consider commissioning him for armor needs, he’s magical! The wig was the original wig I used on my original tactical major, but I gave it a trim and re-dyed it (sorry, I still love the Sharpie wig dying method!). I was always frustrated that even though I had dyed it purple, it photographed blue. This time I was able to figure out the color mix so now it photographs a much more accurate dusty-purple color.

This costume is shockingly hot to wear, because I used such a heavyweight spandex it’s much more warm to wear than most of my other spandex costumes. I won’t be wearing this to warm summer conventions, but at cooler winter ones!


Prints of this is available on my Etsy, hopefully more images soon!

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Ryoko: Tenchi Forever

 

 

The 3rd cosplay of Ryoko I’ve done, I love her so much. Tenchi Forever was such a perfect way to end the Tenchi Universe series and movies. It made me so happy. I really like Ryoko wearing Earthling clothes, she looks so good in them! Then again, she looks good in everything she wears.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


I only have a few from a shoot with Robby Idol, I hope to get more of her soon!


Hopefully more of this one, soon!

Hera: Star Wars Rebels

 

 

 

I got absolutely HOOKED on Star Wars: Rebels, it’s such a good show! I was hesitant to get into it because I didn’t enjoy its prequel: Clone Wars as much at all, but if you’re a Star Wars fanatic, please at least give Rebels a shot!

Hera Syndulla is a Twi’lek in Rebels, Captain of the Ghost team of Rebels. She’s spirited and endlessly hard working, her personality reminds me of Leia in a lot of ways.

I chose to do an original outfit that was based on a design by ObieWanKenoobi, because honestly as cute as she is and as much as I love her, I hate her yellow jumpsuit she wears in the show. I have been wanting to cosplay Hera for a while, but I didn’t because of that jumpsuit…till I saw this piece of art! I loved most of it, and made my costume based on that!

The lekku are latex….they were originally a pair for a twi’lek with them set much lower on the back of the head, but I cut them apart and reattached them to the cap to sit very high and separate like Heras!

 

 

 

 

 

 


All of these photos were taken at Star Wars: Celebrations in Orlando FL in 2017, by Robby Idol!

This beautiful O’ola twi’lek is Joanie Mars, a great friend and cosplayer! We got green together in our room!

I will add more pics as I get them, and will definitely be wearing Hera again! I love her!!
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Velvet : Odin Sphere

 

I have wanted to make Velvet for years but always put it off because I didn’t know how to make it in a way that felt kind of like my own. I finally realized I wanted to add more textures and change some details to be a little different, and I’m super happy with the result!

I airbrushed the red velvet with large stencil onto using the same method I’ve made a tutorial for. The stars on the hood and veil are brass metal stampings with filigree. The black parts of the costume are a textured velvet feel fabric that I fell in love with, I used it on my original Prince Utena costume recently. For the jewelry on the top, I went with drop beads instead of coins, chains, or ruffles just for something different! I purchased the thigh high tights, and made the garters from sheer fabric chiffon and matching bodice fabric.
The Graveryl Chain was made using Worbla for the black “claw” parts, and the diamonds are plastic. I loaded LEDs into them so they glow!

All of these lovely photos were taken by Robby Idol Media!





 

Boa Hancock 2

Ahh there she is again, queen of my heart: Boa Hancock. I love this simpler outfit

of hers, and I own this adorable little figure so I decided to make this one,

as well! Another easy costume made from leftover fabrics I had here, already!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


All photos in this page by Robby Idol Media!

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Nico Robin from One Piece

 

Another One Piece costume! Of course!

Nico Robin is such an awesome lady. I think my favorite outfit of hers was the post Time Skip outfit,
I swear I’d wear this on a vacation. It’s so comfy and cute!

I made this in a day, out of leftover fabrics I had. 😉 Just for a fun shoot at the beach!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


All pics taken by Robby Idol Media!


More pics whenever I wear this again 😉

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Warrior Sailor Cosmos

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This is another version of Sailor Cosmos, as designed by my incredibly talented friend NoFlutter!
You should check out her Facebook and grab some of her prints, I have many & they’re all so beautiful on my wall!

Making this!
Starting with the shoes and working my way up…I used shoes that I had and covered them in lycra with metallic gold faux leather. I love the color of this gold fabric I used, because it’s more of a subdued gold than yellow gold! The skirt panels are all textured vinyl, and I painted each one to have a mottled leather look. They were trimmed in the same gold fabric, and I added gems! The corset is faux leather, I added the same soft gold trimming, and the bra is a separate part so that it matched the illustration as much as I could. The soft fabric draping over the shoulder/skirt is chiffon, and the feathers in my hair and on my shoes are foamies!

I used Thibra for the armor, I LOVE this stuff so much, I plan on using it for so many things *_* I used it for the shoulder pauldron, arm gauntlets, and dango covers! It’s so lightweight, smooth, and easy to work with! The wig is also from Arda, I made it for my original Cosmos cosplay from a Chibi and a Ponytail clip on I pulled apart…it was difficult for me to make so I was super happy to also be able to use it for a new version of Cosmos as well!


For some reason halfway through making this, I needed a break. I just didn’t feel confident about it, and took some time off to finish stuff for DragonCon. I’m so happy that I finished it, though…I think sometimes creative people are so hard on themselves, and we need a reset before we get back and tackle whatever is tripping us up! I love this costume, now!

All of the beautiful pictures in the gallery (so far) are by Robby Idol Media!


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Hopefully more when I get to wear her to a convention!
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Armored Wonder Woman

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I did not expect to enjoy wearing this as much as I did! I was worried it would be uncomfortable, but I’ve learned enough from mistakes I’ve made on past costumes to figure out how to secure things, fit things, and make things connect that it all stays in place and other than Atlanta being pretty hot out, it was SO MUCH FUN to wear. Kids lost their minds, and it makes me so happy they love such a good role model as Wonder Woman!! I plan on wearing this costume so much!!

Wonder Woman construction notes:
I really loved the original fanart I found by Jamie Tyndall of Wonder Woman in what he called “Elven inspired armor”. Even though WW doesn’t technically need armor, I thought that if she wore it, it would probably look something like this.

I also have to admit I took a lot of liberties with the design. It’s a really beautiful concept art, but not all of the armor would work and allow for movement of joints freely, and my anatomy isn’t quite the same as the art (dem ankles!), so I told myself to use it as a guide and allow myself creative interpretation room. After all, it’s already an original design! 😉

I started with the pants since they would be simple, they’re stretch faux leather with piping lines down the legs. for the “chainmail” top, there was no way I was going with real chainmail. It would’ve added SO much weight and bulk, not to mention be super warm (I hate wearing chainmail in bulk), so I went with a spandex printed with a chainmail pattern (thank you, Spoonflower, then used 3D puffy paint to add dimension and shine on the links.

Next was the open skirt/capelet on her waist. It’s a deep navy satin with red faux leather, stars bonded on using Heat N Bond, and gold spandex metallic trim. For the underbust corset, I completely eliminated the “fans” of fabric hanging at her lower abdomen that stuck out to the sides….I felt it looked a little Asian inspired, and didn’t suit WW so just removed those. The corset has trim along the bottom in the gold spandex, with metal stars sewn on. The gloves are a thick spandex, in navy and red.

Since I started this costume with less than a month to go for DragonCon, Robby Idol Photography kindly stepped up and made my shield and sword out of foam for me, and from there I painted them. I don’t think this would’ve gotten done in time on my own. And naturally, I ruined the first sword with a fiberglass incident and he cranked out another one for me super fast, which I painted. Yay!!

The “armor” on the arms and thighs is metallic spandex (from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores collection of Yaya Han fabrics), since there’s no kind of interlocking armor I know of that looks braided in that sense and would allow for the joints to bend much at all. I made the armor on the thighs the exact same way I did as on the arms, so that the whole outfit was tied together with the same techniques.

For the armor on the arms, the arm guard, and knees I used thin, flexible craft foam and covered that in the same metallic spandex. I hand sewed on more 3D metal stars. The boots are just shoes I made covers for out of more red spandex, with gold spandex accents. I wanted the gold without “armor’ on the ankle, it wouldn’t make sense to have that small spot guarded and again, mobility!

The chest armor I made for myself out of foam, which I hand painted with a slightly metallic red paint (I wanted a metal look but not blindingly shiny!), and the gold on it was more foam covered in the gold spandex. I changed up the WW logo on the chest a lot from the art. Honestly, I felt like the “W” on her chest in the art looked a lot like a spider, and I worried it would look a bit too much like SpiderMans logo and confuse people some. I altered it to be much more like the “W” on Wonder Womans original costumes, and I’m super happy with that!


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I hope to have a lot more pictures of this, soon!

Cammy from Street Figher IV

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Basically, everything on my body (legs, arms, torso, and hat) are all from the Yaya Han pleather collection, I really love this stuff! It’s more breathable and comfortable than I expect from most stretch pleather!

The brim of the hat is worbla covered in PVC. Robby Idol and I both made the armor, as I was desperate for help since I only had a few days to finish it before I wore it to MomoCon! It’s all foam, so cheap and light! The bolts on the legs are painted right onto the tights, though they snagged, I may just paint my legs for other cons? Depends on the con.

The skulls were metal wings and plastic skulls that I glued together and backed with Worbla for strength, then painted and antiqued. The gold accessories (shoulders and belt buckle) started as foam layered for depth, then covered in Worbla. I left it rough so they looked a little beat up, then painted and antiqued them.

I debated using rigid collodion for my scar, but the last time I did that it actually hurt my skin…screw that, cosplay ain’t worth that XD Make up it is!
Photos by Robby Idol Photography
So that’s it, Bison Cammy!


Photos by Robby Idol Media!

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I made Chibi a Bison to go with me a few months ago, and we got Robby Idol to take our photos!
Robby Idol also made Chibi’s armor pieces, he helped out so much putting this one together!


I love wearing this one and will be more! Prints of this are also available in my Etsy!