Costume SHOWCASED on 07-24-2008

Pit / Kid Icarus

Super Smash Bros.

Last Updated: 05-30-2008


I've always loved Pit, since I was about 6 years old - I loved him in Kid Icarus, and Captain N. When he was announced about 2 years ago to appear in Brawl, I immediately jumped at the opportunity to cosplay him and started planning things out. I gathered up all the reference images I could find over time, and set about learning new things to make this dream costume a reality. I worked on the costume over a series of months, on and off, about 50 hours of work went into it - possibly more. All of the leather was hand-tooled with tiny picks, to create an embossed look for the details (which you can't really make out in photos). I learned leather work from a friend of mine who does great leather pieces (negativedreamer), without his good advice I don't think this costume would be up to snuff or have come out nearly as nicely. I thank him tremendously for teaching me leather. All leather pieces were custom-patterned, the leg bracers being the most difficult of the leatherwork but probably the piece I am proudest of - there are custom-made buckles (2 per bracer) that were rivetted in the back to keep them on, so they are accurate in form, function and design. I originally wore my Chibi-Usa wings with this costume, but I finally got around to making the appropriate wings for this costume, smaller, lighter, and actually wearable for long periods of time, with a small and easily concealed harness to keep them on. The trim for the touga was hand-painted - about 6 yards total, both sides. I patterned out the layers for the touga, and it was a pretty simple job to sew it all together and finish it up. The blades are made with wood, patterend out, cut, and then sanded down along the edges. I still have work to do with them. There are a few secrets to this costume for what I used to make this or that, and I'm very happy with the results. It might very well be my favorite costume to date! :D

Awards

Best in Show - AnimeExpress 2008

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Hime no Toki

United States



Stats

Character Pit / Kid Icarus
Series Super Smash Bros.
Costume Views 18171
Favorites 52
Comments 20
Upload Date 01-30-2008
Debuted MegaCon 2008

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