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w00tastic
02-24-2005, 06:59 PM
Well, I'm sorta new to this and such but I decided I'm going to cosplay as Rip Van from Hellsings manga. Only problem is I wanna get it to look sorta nice and where its in black and white Ive got a few questions about it. So if somebody can answer these for me that will be good. I havent seen really any Rip cosplay so I have nothing to go by

1. The buttons on Rip's coat what are they like a gold type color?
2. That acursed tie she wears...Ive seen some places that say its black others that say its red, What do you guys think?
3. The huge gun she has with her...what is it I know its just a gun but any specific kind?
4. If somebody could help me find a good shot of her hair that would be great too.

Thanks alot ^^

Rip Van Winkle
02-24-2005, 09:27 PM
1. The buttons on Rip's coat what are they like a gold type color?

Yes, gold.

2. That acursed tie she wears...Ive seen some places that say its black others that say its red, What do you guys think?

Burgundy/wine/dark red.

3. The huge gun she has with her...what is it I know its just a gun but any specific kind?

Musket, Civil-War era. It's 7-feet long though rather than 3.5.

4. If somebody could help me find a good shot of her hair that would be great too.

http://www.bloodknight.net/RipVanWinkle.html Main Rip gallery on my site. I can't really point out anything about her hair though since I'm not sure whether you mean 'reference for how long it is' (which would be mid-thigh) or how her bangs go (which would be 1 massive curl (CURL, not loopy loli-pop-like spiral) and several stringy curly bangs around it).

I'm a Rip cosplayer m'self and was rather famous at Akon 14 because of it (well, after the "OMFG NAZI" and "What anime are you from?" comments).

Here's a couple pics of my costume:

Collage (http://www.bloodknight.net/Images/Rip001.jpg)
Length of the Gun+pose (http://www.bloodknight.net/Images/Rip009.jpg)

Don't mind my socks and shoes...I had the REAL Shoes before the con, but as luck would have it, they shredded my ankles before I got into the car to drive to Dallas. I had to wear 2 socks on each foot and my normal shoes so I wouldn't limp all weekend.

w00tastic
02-24-2005, 10:52 PM
Oh wow. Thanks SOOO! Much for the help and all ^^ I might have a few questions later on for you so dont mind my cosplay n00bishness

daguru
02-26-2005, 04:40 PM
Here's a couple pics of my costume:

Collage (http://www.bloodknight.net/Images/Rip001.jpg)
Length of the Gun+pose (http://www.bloodknight.net/Images/Rip009.jpg)


wow! that wig is awesome! I've never seen a rip with that "curl"

ripxvanxwinkle
02-26-2005, 06:20 PM
[QUOTE=Rip Van Winkle]
I'm a Rip cosplayer m'self and was rather famous at Akon 14 because of it (well, after the "OMFG NAZI" and "What anime are you from?" comments).
QUOTE]

dood, it's you! from Bloodknight!

anywho, Exactly what she said, Being a rip cosplayer as well, I've got pretty much that same idea, so she just said what I would have. I would also suggest some of pu-sama's hellsing fanart of rip for general colour and accessory ideas (www.pu-sama.deviantart.com)
That's all I can really add =P

ripxvanxwinkle
02-26-2005, 06:27 PM
I'm a Rip cosplayer m'self and was rather famous at Akon 14 because of it (well, after the "OMFG NAZI" and "What anime are you from?" comments).


dood, it's you! from Bloodknight!

anywho, Exactly what she said, Being a rip cosplayer as well, I've got pretty much that same idea, so she just said what I would have. I would also suggest some of pu-sama's hellsing fanart of rip for general colour and accessory ideas (www.pu-sama.deviantart.com)
That's all I can really add =P

Silvana_Girl
02-27-2005, 05:04 PM
rip van winkle, i worship you, that is a f'in good rip costume, i love the character and i have a millenium hellsing trio going to ctcon and otakon. my best friend is doing rip, how did you do the wig (is it a wig?) that curl on her head looks quite difficult... (im doing schrodinger, kawaii!)

Rip Van Winkle
03-01-2005, 08:43 PM
Oi...I missed a bunch!

Ja...I'm the BloodKnight doujinshi artist*laughs*

Ja...it's a wig. I got it from www.amphigory.com for like...$40. The curl was fabric wrapped around a length of armature wire which had about 10 inches excess to weave into the scalp of the wig. For my next wig I plan on adding the little curls/bangs, and improve the large curl itself. I might even get a third wig to do WW2 Rip where she's got her hair braided (though I may just use the old wig for that since the top of her head is covered by her hat.)

And nein...I wouldn't use anything for reference other than the manga's images itself. Fan-art tends to alter the design a bit to fit the artist's 'style.' Pu-sama tends to do weird things (like make coat buttons so out-of-place that there's no way the coat could be buttoned closed, or give Rip two big curls instead of one) so I wouldn't really recommend it. I already posted a link to the Rip gallery on my site...I think it's the most comprehensive gallery of Rip (directly from the manga) on the internet o_O Has almost every pic Kouta drew of her in there.

And who all is going to Akon this year? I'm gonna toat my Rip outfit again (as well as a sexy-Rip ensemble...don't ask, it'll be funny though C^_^) and maybe Girlycard (Alucard from 'Hellsing: The Dawn' (http://www.bloodknight.net/Images/Girlycard.jpg)) if I have the energy. I don't think anyone will recognize the costume Lol - only 13 folks knew my Rip outfit...and half of them were my friends o_O