View Full Version : Nel Tu's Release Form from Bleach costume help

02-22-2009, 12:36 PM
Okay so I'm making Nel's release form from Bleach. I already know how I'm going to make the pants, shirt, and her helmet/skull. I need some help on how to make the armor and more importantly the hooves.

What could I make her armor out of that isn't fragile and not expensive? (I'm not going to use wonderflex...to expensive) Also, I need to be able to move my shoulders too. As for the hooves I need them for my hands and feet. The one's on my feet need to be a little more sturdy than the one's on my hands. I was thinking maybe using Crayola Model Magic, since it is very light weight but I don't know how I would attach them to the sleeves. I would like some suggestions on what to use and how to attach hooves and armor too. Thanks so much.

By the way, here are some reference pictures of Nel:
Nel1 (http://s67.photobucket.com/albums/h320/escavelion/?action=view&current=SPOILERBLEACH.jpg)
Nel2 (http://s67.photobucket.com/albums/h320/escavelion/?action=view&current=Gamuza.jpg)
Nel3 (http://s67.photobucket.com/albums/h320/escavelion/?action=view&current=Bleach.jpg)

Yukari Kaiba
02-22-2009, 01:02 PM
just fyi, main Bleach thread is here: http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=45741

for the armor, your best bet is craft foam - I've seen some fantastic armor made out of it (and one would have been never able to tell its made out of it too). Theres a basic tutorial here that you could just modify to make Nel's armor.
As for the hooves, I would not suggest using model magic - though its light, I don't think its durable enough to endure the kind of abuse it would take as footwear. Craft foam would work here well, and paper clay might too (though a bit heavier than model magic, its more durable).
If you still have questions about it, I would definitely consider asking Doragon - she's done a release form Nel and it looks great. I'm sure she would be willing to answer your questions if you have any.
good luck with your project!

02-22-2009, 04:11 PM
Shinobi Yukari- Thanks. I guess I didn't look hard enough for the Bleach thread. ^^'

Also I've been talking with Doragon about too. I was jsut wondering what else I could do for armor and so on. And I was thinking about the model magic on just that hands not the feet. I know it wouldn't be strong enough on the feet. :3

I'll ask in the Bleach thread too...