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Ghirahim Cosplay Status: All Done

This post is actually long past due, but yeah, my costume is done.  The end.  Seeing as I took so darn long to get around to this post, I kind of forgot where I left off, so I’ll try to summarize how I made the rest of the costume.

            The Pants: Made Me Furious, Outraged, Sick With Anger!

Okay, so the pants.  Making pants is, surprisingly, an easy process.  Making pants with socks on the end, with diamond-shaped holes down the front, and that are form-fitting…is not as easy.  After sewing together the two pants legs, which were made using some patterns I used for Kefka’s costume, I found they were horrendously big, and it took me many attempts of tightening the pants to make them fit me.  The socks were not as hard to add as I expected.  I looked at sock patterns on the Internet, and based on what I found, I really only needed to ensure that the legs were extra long to accommodate the feet, and then I added ovals on the bottom for the bottoms of my feet.  These made the feet fit quite nicely, and it was a lot comfier than I expected.  The holes in the front were made by wearing the pants and putting pins where each corner of the diamond should go.  I went with only a few, as I thought making as many diamonds as would be accurate would be really annoying and would ruin the integrity of the pants, seeing as they’d need to be so darn close together.  Since my pants were so tight, I really worried about them splitting, but they ended up holding together quite well.  Nevertheless, I made sure I put them on carefully. Continue reading Ghirahim Cosplay Status: All Done

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Ghirahim Cosplay Update Status: Bothersome

Good day, dear readers. It is finally time I gave you an update on my progress for this year’s masquerade. I’ve been quite busy with all manner of tedious and frustrating things, but it’ll all be worth it. I know it. So, on to all the nifty things I’ve done since the last update: Continue reading Ghirahim Cosplay Update Status: Bothersome

Diamonds Are Not a Duck’s Best Friend

I just realized that I haven’t written about my costume progress lately, and oh, boy, the progress I have made. Which is…not that much. My first task of all was buying various supplies off of Amazon, which I may or may not have written about (I’m too lazy to check). Well, in case I did, I’ll summarize my experience with that for you.

Most wigs suck. Continue reading Diamonds Are Not a Duck’s Best Friend

The Duck Works to Become Kefka Palazzo

I don’t remember if I’ve ever said this or not, but I’m saying it now. I like to go to comic conventions. I don’t even read a whole lot of comics (because my spare money is spent on games first and foremost), but that’s not the point because comicons are not really only about comics. They’re about all things great, like movies and TV shows and, most importantly of all, video games. I just love going and getting to see all the people dressed up in their costumes and finding awesome things to buy. (I bought the Master Sword from “The Legend of Zelda” series last I was there. Jealous? I bet you are….)

Well, while I love my current costume for the “Advent Children” version of Tifa from “Final Fantasy VII” (got it from Amazon for $100, and it’s really good quality, too, with some fake, but still good looking, leather), I recently played “Final Fantasy VI” and thought of how awesome it would be to cosplay (that’s right, I know my terms) as one of the best villains of all time, Kefka. Not only is he an awesome character that seriously needs some love (Who even knows who he is anymore? No one. Yeah, I know he’s from a game that came out in 1994, but nevertheless, such a lack of awareness of his existence is a crime quite possibly even worse than any of the atrocities he’s ever committed.), but if I dressed up as him, I would get to wear some rather ridiculous clothes (including a cape, which is always a plus; Tifa didn’t wear a cape), along with feathers in my hair and face paint. I’ve always wanted to be a character where I can wear face paint. (Tifa doesn’t wear face paint. Or feathers.) But, I really didn’t think I’d ever actually go through with doing such a thing. Me, the simple Duck, prancing about in makeup and feathers? Wait, I already wear feathers. Never mind. Continue reading The Duck Works to Become Kefka Palazzo