Defense Devil, Idamaria Costume Journey!
Hey peeps, I’m back for another costume journey/breakdown entry I don’t know about you, but as a cosplayer myself, I LOVE knowing/learning how other cosplayers do their costumes and props. I might not ever do a costume that required that knowledge but it’s always interesting to know.
Anyway, here to share my Idamaria’s Costume journey with you guys ^_^. First off, I decided to cut myself some slack and tailor this costume instead of making it from scratch. Other than the black dress base, everything else is self made.
You know how dark coloured clothes can merge the subject into the background?. I found out through this cosplay that sometimes... It's good to use reflective cloth :D The material for Idamaria's dress reflects enough light to sculpt the figure but not too much to blind the photos. The fabric is a sort of polyester satin from Ghim Joo :D.
And mad love the lantern sleeves my tailor and I devised for such sleeves. Okay, more credits to my tailor than me =X We used the same pattern for Eclair too. I shall do another entry for the sleeves in the future.
The golden cross are cut from golden vinyl, added 3d paint to the edge and sprayed. The little knoots/screw thingy are made from.... make a guess!
Yellow cylinder format erasers!!! It must have been the most fun part of the costume. Prior to using erasers, I tried modelling with paper clay. Made a bunch of them by rolling the clay out and cookie cut them out with straws (they are the red ones in the above pic). But the result was very asymmetrical and varied buttons =(
Anyway, the erasers were super glued on and the entire cross motifs were sprayed metallic gold then stuck onto the dress with my trusty fabric glue. After spraying them I realise how idiotic I was for shelling out $9 to buy gold vinyl , only to sprayed over later.
Made my sword with the cardboard method. The paint job was a disaster and kept flaking (think I should invest in some sort of paint sealent product ) but the sword was ultra light. Kaname and Aira were both super shocked when they tried holding the sword xD
Sliced into my toes while cutting the cardboard. It was really ouch T_T
Tried to save some money by making my cross instead of buying it. It is made out of polyfoam (name?) with a layer of hard cardboard and painted with white nail polish. And I learnt the slow way that despite coating with white glue, the foam is still prone to corroding under spray paint. Had to do the cross 3 times T__T
Made my petticoat myself and though it wasn't perfect, I'm still pleased with how it turned out. Also love my skirt's lace which i bought from korea.
Made the pouch out of foam. Click here to find the template for it.
The gun was made by combining a store bought toy and a cardboard fixture on top of it. Black foam and white paper was used to create the cross like design on the cardboard fixture while white 3D paint was used to write the words. Those words pretty much killed my fingers=_=
Boots are store bought. Was super lucky to have found a identical pair at an affordable price!
Alright, this marks the end of my boring and lengthy costume entry! Please let me know what you think about such costume entries xD