Holy cow I haven't updated in how many months. Life has been... in the way.
None the less here is a new costume that debuted during Fanime 09. Our MKR group won Best of Division: Best Group Craftsmanship! Good job team.
In case you are not familar with this series, this is Hikaru Shidou from Magic Knights Rayearth. This is her final armor version from the end of the series.
Photo by Leonard, LJinto on Flickr.comConstruction Notes
The armor was made out of fiberglass. This was my first time working this material and I must say it was a learning experience! I had to cast my chest to get the right size of the chest plates. They are held together with large snaps and elastic. It is actually pretty comfy. The shoulder armor is mainly fiberglass as well, the gold parts are craft foam. The cape is attached to the armor via Velcro and feeds through an opening in the back just like the art work!
Sword is made craft foam, paper clay, foam board, dowl rod, fiberglass, and bondo.
The knee armor and wrist thing are made of craft foam. Boots were purchased off e-bay.
The head piece is made of ABS plastic, the horn part was sculpted and then casted out of plastic. The gem on the front is casted out of resin and the gold frame was also casted out of plastic.
The dress was tricky with the black design. Pattern was modified (heavily) from a coat pattern. It is made of casa satin and velvet. Gold trim is gold vinyl. The gold vinyl was also used on the bottom for the gold "armor" looking pieces.
Gloves were made of white vinyl.
All gems on the costume were casted from Epoxy resin. Check out my tutorial video on how to cast here -->[link]
Wig is a Scruffy and extention in Dark Pink from Cosworx.