View Full Version : Persona 4: Izanami

06-04-2010, 09:13 AM
So hey, guys! I'm still a bit new to cosplaying (I've done it before, but this is my first time actually taking on the outfit by myself [my first I just bought and the second my mom and grandmother helped me make]).

I'm thinking of going as the goddess form of Izanami, from Persona 4 (not the gas station attendant), and I've got a couple of questions.

1. Her outfit is a flowing gown with long sleeves. Now, I have no clue how to sew and I really can't make sleeves or stuff from scratch, what's a good way to have that work? Do I just find a gown and leave as-is or try to change the sleeves myself?

2. There's a v-shaped pattern around her neck- how exactly do I replicate this?

3. I've also asked for help on this in the props forum- but I'm trying to add parts of her spine and two extra arms to the cosplay (you'll see what I mean in one fanart). I've found good cheap skeletal arms to work with, the question now is how do I attach them to myself?

Any help at all would be appreciated so very much.

Images for reference:

06-08-2010, 02:13 PM
... it looks like you'll be layering a lot of sheer fabric... for the sleeves I've thought of ways to make something without a pattern and make it look right, or atleast decent. Just pin the fabric and put it on, then move the pins around as you feel nessecary.
now the dress looks like a shiney silk-type fabric, and sheer fabric. You could also do the arms if you feel like a challenge. you'd need wire, lijke the stuff hangers are made of, then maybe drip lots of hot glue on them and paint them a glossy red. If you don't like using tape to hold up wires I'd suggest a soddering iron. If you need further help just pm me. ^o^

06-13-2010, 06:41 PM
Hey, um, I've made goddess Izanami cosplay before (it's not in my profile because I'm way lazy) and you'll need to clarify whether you mean the boss version or the.... sexier old lady version.

If you're talking about the regular, non-boss version, she doesn't have sleeves. It's basically just a circle skirt worn at the neck... And the V-neck is actually several kimono collars underneath.

I'm not sure if you're going for the fanart look, which is DRASTICALLY different from her actual character design.. There's a big difference in what you're doing if you use one or the other. Only one of those pictures (MAYBE two) are accurate to her canon design.

Also, here's the general Persona cosplay thread: http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=43016&page=52