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Destination of Fate by kyykun Destination of Fate by kyykun

Takakura Himari; Princess of the Crystal:=kyykun
photog:Barrett Ishida;~barrettphotography

this is a cosplay that, although it caused me much grief in many ways, i am very proud of. i spent a good amount of time and an even greater amount of money of it. originally, i used black velvet, not vinyl, but found it difficult and much too heavy. i made the majority of it more than once (therefor spending the amount of two cosplays on one) and actually gave up on it numerous times. working with vinyl was something i had acquainted myself with when i made Hatsune Miku's Append cosplay, but hardly to the extent that i needed for this one. the fabric i chose had absolutely no stretch to it and its stiffness didnt allow it drape or gather nicely at all. the lack of stretch in both the gloves and the boots made it ridiculously hard not only sew, but move in as well. the other main issue i had was the puffiness of the dress. had the skirt not been open in the front, a simple hoop skirt would have worked quite nicely. however i wasnt quite so lucky, so i had to choose between having the exaggerated, for lack of a better word, bigness of the skirt either at my hips or my butt (basically the choice between making a pannier or a bustle). i went with my hips and spent a lot of time researching and making a pannier cheap, but also strong enough to hold the weight of the vinyl skirt. all in all, i am very happy with how the cosplay came out and i look forward to getting a proper shoot done some day so that i can submit a full body picture.
look forward to more of this cosplay in the future!

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couhby Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This came out great! You are a very talented costume designer.
thank you very much
vi-ki Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful cosplay!! Love it!
Seena-Cha Mar 27, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
nicely done =D
you did a great job on the craftsmanship (:
thank you very much <3
Seena-Cha Apr 3, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
my pleasure =D
bttrswtnstlglia Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In other words, you murdered yourself making it.
It looked really wonderful though, and you were probably the most stalked person at the convention.

Where are all of your commenters?
basically haha

lol what commenters?
bttrswtnstlglia Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What commenters indeed.
...Where are they.
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