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1RadicalGrl
08-27-2009, 08:22 PM
First off....im starting way to hard for myself. I decided to go big this year and try something difficult so i decided to do Konohana Sakuya from Persona 4. She has a really difficult helm and wing set. My fiancee and I have been at odds on the materials i would need to use to make these things.

The link to the wallpaper for you who want to see it. Any suggestions are appreciated

*Note: Im on a 300 budget :P

http://www.atlus.com/persona4/wallpaper4-800.jpg

GORGEOUScissors
08-28-2009, 06:00 PM
hmm...I did a metis cosplay at anime north this year and I think the materials I used for my butt-wings and mask will work for your wings. 8D

for my helmet, what I did was take and old pair of headphones and attach my mask thingy to it. maybe you could paper mache your helm (and maybe use sheer fabric for eyeholes?) and then attach that seperate piece to the headphones (or a headband 8D)? and then sew a hood thingy so it looks seamless. It makes it easy to take off the helmet 8D.

here is a pic of my helmet...:
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee286/kittyreign/DSC05104.jpg

as for the wings, at first I wanted to use styrene plastic to cut out my wings from, but I couldn't find a sheet thin enough. so I improvised and used large lamination sheets and stacked them to get my desired thickness. but because I stacked them, some of the sheets kept coming apart because I used a bad glue gun. D8 so find a nice super strong glue (even for the rest of your cosplay_...and I mean incredibly strong. D8...
if possible, find the nice, big sheet of styrene (or polystyrene?) so that you don't have to experience my problems....and also because it is fairly cheap XD. I doubt you will go over $300. completing my wings cost me around $30 for spray paint, $0 for lamination sheets (since I swiped them from my mom's workplace oho~) and $5 for glue (buy better glue than me!!).

and my butt-wings:
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee286/kittyreign/DSC05108.jpg
they're kind of bent from bumping into people XD

as for putting them together, you could probably string all of your wing pieces onto a strong wire and one of the ends to your torso and the other to your hand? and then repeat for the other side.

btw, I attached safety pins (many of them) to the ends of my butt wings so they would stay on my clothing. perhaps you could also do that same? but your wings will be a lot heavier than mine.. D8 err.....or perhaps you could attach a glove or something like that to the end of the wire for your hand.

just remember you will need to take those wings off for transportation or they will be destroyed. D8...you may want to bring along a roll of packing tape to fix your cosplay if it breaks. because it will be fragile....D8........D8

err.....I had bad experiences with my metis cosplay...D8....XD
I think the most important thing is that you have lots of time to complete this. and also make sure to test your costume to make sure it won't fall apart at the con (like mine did. XD thank goodness for packing tape).

anyhoo, I hope I helped..
ERR...kind of confusing and long.....XD
good luck with your cosplay!

jlaynaeb
08-29-2009, 09:33 PM
I definitely think that paper mache would work best for the helmet. The wings don't look too hard since they don't really look like individual feathers or anything. Simply cutting out cardboard (and covering with a thin layer of clay to remove the ripples) or foamboard and attaching them all to the central piece would probably work. The costume is a gorgeous choice by the way.

GORGEOUScissors
08-29-2009, 10:05 PM
I definitely think that paper mache would work best for the helmet. The wings don't look too hard since they don't really look like individual feathers or anything. Simply cutting out cardboard (and covering with a thin layer of clay to remove the ripples) or foamboard and attaching them all to the central piece would probably work. The costume is a gorgeous choice by the way.

ooh 8D
craft foam would be a great idea since it would be much more durable.
and I agree, the costume is gorgeous. I would love to see it if you complete it. 8D

kanghead
08-30-2009, 12:49 PM
You can always start out with a plain masquerade mask and add onto it with paper mache for the helmet.

If you do get the cosplay done, I'd love to see it.

Morndulin
02-21-2010, 01:00 AM
Yay! Someone else is masochistic enough to do this cosplay! :D

Glad you made this thread so I didn't have to start it by myself. I've already started the helmet, but wings were also a problem to me, maybe I'll try those lamination sheets too.