Saturday, December 28, 2013

The wigpost

Hey everyone!

Welcome again :D
I said (long ago) that I would dedicate a post to my wigchoice.
I've searched for some time and I think I found the wig that I want.
I first had to decide what kind of hairstyle I wanted.
Long, short, curly, straight, with bangs, without bangs, etc..
I liked a medium wig. I have mediumlength hair myself and I think it would suit the costume nicely.
But my hair is blonde and I want some kind of white or very light grey. Blonde can be alright, but I would only not wear a wig if I don't have a white one, so only in "emergencies".
I searched on google (yay for google again!) for some reliable sites which sell wigs. I prefer to buy from webshops other then those on ebay and amazon. Don't know why, I just do.
There are 3 sites that came up most:

All three have nice wigs. But I don't know much about wigs so don't ask me about quality :P
At first I had my mind set on a wig named claudia:
But later on I found a wig on which is cheaper but which I might even like better:
I would have to model the bangs to my likings. Hope I will succeed.
This wig is less "full" but I actually like it anyway. Love the soft white color and the curls/waviness.

Once I've ordered the wig (which will probably take a while, so don't count on that happening soon) I will post again.

Thanks for reading!


Friday, December 27, 2013

Concept art

Made a drawing of the clothing of my cosplay design.

The experiment


Wow it has been exactly 2 months now since my last post!
I hereby inform you on the fact that I'm still alive and working on my cosplay...sorta.
It has been busy past few months and I think I still won't be able to post as much as I used to when I started blogging. Nonetheless, I'm still motivated to fulfill my goal (completing my human Amaterasu cosplay).
I'm embaressed to say that I actually started experimenting a little with pu foam, which is (if I'm correct) just the sprayable variant of polysterene foam. I cut a circle out of cartboard and sprayed on both sides.

Much cool,
Very cirle,

One at a time of course, the foam needs to expand and harden completely.

Sadly the cardboard was bent during the expanding process.
I cut the foam with a crafting knife in the shape I wanted, which was the Divine Retribution (which is now of course not straight because of the cardboard -.-)

Design sketches of the Divine Retribution

Once I got the shape I wanted, I covered the shield with plaster band. A few layers.
Then to fill little dents, I used the stuff you use to fill little holes in walls, I honestly have no idea what it's called XD

Once I finished that, I started sanding it with sandpaper.
Still not finished doing that but so far it looks okay. Except for the fact that it is bent. :(
Oh well I will just have to live with it....

In the end I will paint and varnish it.
I still have to decide how to make the flames, probably some kind of fabric?
Suggestions are very welcome!

Well, you guys are fully informed again :)