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Post  Aura Hummingbird Thu May 05, 2011 2:37 am



Okay, so aside from Psych I'm a pretty big nerd - like, a really big nerd. I go to Anime Conventions every year, and yes I do dress up in costume when I do so. This year I'm going to Anime North at the end of may, and my cosplay of choice is Rita Repulsa. The costume isn't complete yet, but here's some of what I've made.

The Adventures of Cosplaying Staff <- Rita Repulsa's staff. This took me the better part of two days to finish.

The Adventures of Cosplaying Torso <- The Torso of her dress, this took me about a day. I have her shoulder piece done and her hat is almost done and I'll post more pictures when its complete. However - this is what the whole costume is going to look like when I'm done.

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Post  allikitty699 Thu May 05, 2011 2:50 am

Dude, I do the same thing! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
Your cosplay is AMAZING. Seriously. I can't believe you managed that in three days. I wish my cosplays turned out that well. D: How much did it cost to do all that?
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Post  Aura Hummingbird Thu May 05, 2011 3:09 am


Errr.....The fabric collectively cost me $50, the chicken wire I used for the hat cost me $20, The staff I lucked out and got all the materials for free because we recently built a shed, and then christmas came around so I had all the cardboard I need. I bought a bunch of poster board from the dollar store and that cost me $10, the cones for the breast plate cost me $8, aaaaaaaaand the paint collectively cost me $40..So this cosplay so far has cost me -

$128.............lol about one month of cable LOL!!
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Post  allikitty699 Thu May 05, 2011 3:44 am

Wow. O.o Most official cosplays are more expensive, and they don't look as good as that.
It really is awesome. Very Happy I haven't seen the anime this is from, but this looks spot-on from the picture.
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Post  Aura Hummingbird Thu May 05, 2011 3:50 am

Rita isn't from an anime lol, she's from the original power rangers series. Back in the 90's when coloured tights were cool. Very Happy
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Post  Antivertigo Thu May 05, 2011 5:39 am

Hey, who says tights aren't cool?

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But seriously, that's pretty awesome right there. ^.^ If I had the money I'd be going to cons every year, completely in costume with my LARP gear, lol.
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Post  Aura Hummingbird Thu May 05, 2011 12:02 pm


I don't have the money =( I work two jobs, and in April I work over time so I can pay bills a month early, then in May I just take the paycheques I get in May as my spending money.
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Post  Riddles of the Werewolf Thu May 05, 2011 6:03 pm

Dude! You are so lucky you've got to go to those conventions. I've only been to one convention (not fully dressed up, but wearing a pikachu hat and yellow shirt) - and it was great! I'm defiantly going to more conventions and comic-cons, but I've never had enough time in the past. I love being a nerd because I get to love going to things like that.

And now onto your costume - it looks amazing. Was it really difficult to make? The staff looks really good - I wouldn't have eve known where to start with making that.
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Post  allikitty699 Thu May 05, 2011 7:05 pm

Aura Hummingbird wrote:Rita isn't from an anime lol, she's from the original power rangers series. Back in the 90's when coloured tights were cool. Very Happy

*headdesk* THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I STAY UP UNTIL THREE.

Yeah, real people generally don't appear in anime... >_< Derp.

As for the money - there's a free convention I go to every year. It only costs a lot if you buy a lot of manga or merch, which I have a bad habit of doing, but there's plenty to do other than shop, even though it's a small con. There are free cons in a lot of places, from what I can tell; they just aren't advertised as well. :/
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Post  Aura Hummingbird Sun May 08, 2011 1:40 am


I'm almost done my armour! I just have to add a little more black paint around the edges - The Adventures of Cosplaying DSCF8057
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Post  Antivertigo Sun May 08, 2011 5:53 am

Dude, you're epic. Just putting that out there. ^.^
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Post  Aura Hummingbird Sun May 08, 2011 11:10 am

I thank you lol.
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Post  allikitty699 Sun May 15, 2011 6:39 pm

Speaking of cosplay -

I'm cosplaying Mello from Death Note this summer, so I decided to save money on the wig by buying it from a friend. The style is pretty close, but the color is wrong. Does anybody know of a good, blonde spray dye? I'm not sure any other kind of dye (even temporary liquid) would work with this material.
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Post  Aura Hummingbird Tue May 24, 2011 7:49 pm


No idea, my wig hair wasn't the right colour either, I used spray paint haha. Anyhow I'm here to say that my cosplay for this weekend is officially FINISHED. Viola!

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Post  Antivertigo Wed May 25, 2011 12:15 am

XD Dude, that looks really good to me. Now for the con itself?
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Post  allikitty699 Wed May 25, 2011 10:14 pm

Oh. My. God. That looks totally awesome.

Have fun at the con! And thanks for the tip. Very Happy
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