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NakooTheTauren
11-02-2009, 02:40 AM
Finished my cosplay!
So I thought I should update this >.>
So It was super hot at the event ): But it was great being in costume.
I got great reactions and being on stage was fun and scary.
I hope you enjoy my costume and photos.

You can find photos:
http://deathwingsbaby.deviantart.com/
http://www.cosplay.com/costume/263324/





Old post:
Sorry had this in the wrong thread,

I am working on a Ho-Oh mascot!
And would like some help with picking the fabric to use and stuffing/padding ideas.

Hears a link to the sketch I did that I am working from:
http://deathwingsbaby.deviantart.com/art/PokemonCosplay-Ho-oh-141599169

This is the costume and its wip work:
http://www.cosplay.com/costume/263324/

So I have finished the feet and will be working on the tail next week.
For the tail I will use chicken wire for the base, then wire for the feather that stick up.
Ill put the wire for the feathers in rows some on the base wire and some on the rim.
Then I have this beautiful fabric, Gold Velvet, for the tail and that will go over the base before the wire feathers are put on then fabric over the feathers.
A kidney belt or Weight lifting belt to hold the tail on.

But what I am unsure of is if I should use Fur or just Fabric?

anyway guys thanks in advance!

NakooTheTauren
11-03-2009, 12:36 AM
Here is the wright up I did of how I will make this costume:

http://deathwingsbaby.deviantart.com/journal/28099707/

Pokemon Cosplay: Ho-Oh!

I am making a Ho-Oh cosplay ( http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Ho-Oh_(Pok%C3%A9mon) ) to tide me over because the queen is a really big project. I new that when I started and I had only hoped that it would be done, But this is really a "Just in case" still. Anyway here are the details of the new costume.

Ho-Oh, The great guardian of the skies.
Ho-Oh is the version mascot of Pokémon Gold and its remake, HeartGold, appearing on the boxart of both.
And this is why I am making a Ho-Oh mascot costume.
The PAL version of Heart Gold will be coming out around the time of the next con here so it is perfect costume.

So if you don't read the link for Ho-Oh here is some info for you:
Ho-Oh is a phoenix-like bird with red being its dominant color. Ho-Oh also has yellow tail-feathers, a white underside, and green feathers at the tip of its wings. Ho-Oh has a green stripe on its neck, a yellow beak, black rings around its eye and a feathered-crest. Ho-Oh's wings are prismatic, causing it to trail a rainbow behind it.

About the costume I want to make:

I would Like to make a Mascot/Furry costume of Ho-Oh.
An anthro version, Though Ho-Ohs form can easily hide the human form.

Hears a link to the sketch I did that I am working from:
http://deathwingsbaby.deviantart.com/art/PokemonCosplay-Ho-oh-141599169

So from the drawing you can kinda see where I am going with my costume.

Here is the Materials list:

Head:
-Ballaclava
-Elastic
-Foam
-Fur, Red, Green, Yellow
-Fabric, Yellow
-Mesh plastic/See-through fabric
-Zip/snaps
-Fan/Batteries(? If it will fit)

Body:
-Undersuit (got that from my Tauren costume : D)
-Zip
-Snaps
-Stuffing/Padding
-Stuffing/Padding case
-Fur, Red, White
-Camel Pack (optional but I would like it, I was very thirsty and exhausted in the Tauren and I didn't take water with me)

Wings:
-Gloves
-Fur, Red, White, Green
-Stuffing/Padding (this is a maybe I don't think I will need it)

Tail:
-Chicken Wire
-Wire
-Duct/Fabric tape or Foam
-Heavy lifting/Kidney belt (Don't know where to get or what to get)

feet:
-Heeled Shoes/Boots
-Foam
-Snaps
-Elastic
-Fabric, Black, White

Making of ideas:

Head:
Will be easy just use :iconCanineHybrid: balaclava method Hopefully I can find a good balaclava and Styrofoam head.

Body:
Ether use the pattern I already have or cut up my duct tape dummy, ether way I need to make a new leg pattern and change the arms.

Wings:
I want these attached along the bodies side. shouldn't be to hard, I hope.

Tail:
I will need to make a chicken wire base with wire feathers sticking out. I have written up a guide for my self I might post it with the tail later, but the idea is to cover the base in fur then cut the fur so you can put the feathers in. Then I will need to farsen it to a large belt so it whont fall and sag.
I am worried it will bend if people bump into it but then again I will have a handler that can straiten it out before photos or going on stage.

Feet:
I have finished these but here is what I did.
I went out and got some shoes from a life line (opshop, err goodwill? for usa). They where High heels with a large base (sorry don't have a pic of them with out any thing). Then I put foam on top to shape the toes, and foam for the claws. Tape over the toes and shoes, then cut it off to create a pattern. Cut the fabric and sewed it up on the sewing machine also I made my leg cover at the same time. Though I found a problem with attaching them. I wanted them to be able to separate but there was no good way to do it. In the end I hand sewed them together and it looks great! Then I made the claws, cut and shaped foam then covered in tape cut apart then fabric and then hand sewed the claw fabric and sewed them to the toes!


This is the costume and its wip work:
http://deathwingsbaby.deviantart.com/gallery/#Work-In-progress-Cosplay
http://www.cosplay.com/costume/263324/

NakooTheTauren
11-07-2009, 01:06 PM
Ahh... just a bump to see if I can get anyone's options on this...
I am going to get the balaclava and head tomorrow but I am only working on the tail this weekend. It is going well and it is really big now! it is about the length of my torso and a meter wide.

Braithcakes
11-07-2009, 03:28 PM
hmmm...I'm not sure, but if you end up using fur, i HIGHLY reccomend the shag monster fur from SYfabrics, it comes in ALOT of colors and it's super soft, I've been in suits made of it before and it actually breathes pretty easy compared to other types of fur xD

it looks REALLY good though :3

NakooTheTauren
11-07-2009, 10:33 PM
Oh thanks I was trying to find places that send to AUS and that have Samples available. But I will give those guys a look.
Yes I think I will make it with fur, can I ask did you where anything like a under suit with the fur you where wearing, Braithcakes?

NakooTheTauren
11-10-2009, 11:02 PM
Bumping in hopes for some more help.
I am worried the balaclava method may not work, dose anyone have any pointers on using it?
My tail is very bid now and I am just trying to cover it in fur.
Need a belt for it first though I should get that soon.

strtrewuux
11-13-2009, 10:26 PM
I accept with information:Head:
-Ballaclava
-Elastic
-Foam
-Fur, Red, Green, Yellow
-Fabric, Yellow
-Mesh plastic/See-through fabric
-Zip/snaps
-Fan/Batteries(? If it will fit)
Body:
-Undersuit (got that from my Tauren costume : D)
-Zip
-Snaps
-Stuffing/Padding
-Stuffing/Padding case
-Fur, Red, White
-Camel Pack Tail:
-Chicken Wire
-Wire
-Duct/Fabric tape or Foam
-Heavy lifting/Kidney belt (Don't know where to get or what to get)

NakooTheTauren
11-13-2009, 10:45 PM
I accept with information:Head:
-Ballaclava
-Elastic
-Foam
-Fur, Red, Green, Yellow
-Fabric, Yellow
-Mesh plastic/See-through fabric
-Zip/snaps
-Fan/Batteries(? If it will fit)
Body:
-Undersuit (got that from my Tauren costume : D)
-Zip
-Snaps
-Stuffing/Padding
-Stuffing/Padding case
-Fur, Red, White
-Camel Pack Tail:
-Chicken Wire
-Wire
-Duct/Fabric tape or Foam
-Heavy lifting/Kidney belt (Don't know where to get or what to get)

Yes this is what I said, I am confused as to what you are meaning?

Braithcakes
11-14-2009, 07:19 PM
for an undersuit I just wore a breathable "underarmor" bodysuit so I didn't die of heat.

uhhhh......if you mean how did I give it form? I put little wires through it so I could have more of a tummy ((I was cait sith from final fantasy XII))

NakooTheTauren
11-14-2009, 11:21 PM
Was that like the stuff sports people where? or the stuff dirt bikers where? and was it expensive?

Braithcakes
11-15-2009, 09:54 AM
Kind of like....yeah, biker type of stuff, and nah it was on sale when I got it so it was about 25$ for the pants and shirt.

I think you might be able to use a surfing rashguard too though. it's mainly just to keep some of your moisture sealed and to stop yourself from rubbing the inside of the mascot suit so much.

score
11-21-2009, 02:01 AM
bulbasaur forever.

NakooTheTauren
04-11-2010, 12:35 PM
Bump for finishedness.