Valentine

Guilty Gear 2: Overture

Last Updated: 11-12-2009


OK, so anyone who is interested in doing this costume should reconsider. I seriously wanted to kill myself with some of the details and during the construction process. I'll go through a quick process of of how I made each piece starting from the top and working down. Also, looking through the artbook versus the game, they are a bit different so mine is a combo of both.

The hat. The base is a costume police hat built up with foamies and covered with the fabric. The shiny parts are thin sheet metal and I cut/made the pyramid studs because they don't sell them that big. The bones are Magic Clay because that material drys very light.

The jacket/collar is one piece but it was a long process of trial and error with the giant sleeves. There's foamies to keep the cuff in shape and there's also sheet metal for the part that says "nonsugar". The buckles are super ghetto and I may remake them at some point but for now I was on a time crunch. They are also made out of foamies (are you seeing the pattern yet?) and painted and detailed. I added the small cuff on the inside of the large cuff and that also has the red stripe detailing and the cuff link.

The top was pretty simple but I'm not completely happy how the bottom turned out. The zipper starts pretty high but that's ok. The zipper also goes all the way around the neck because in a few pictures it looked like it could. I did an iron-on transfer for the red design which is the one from the artbook, not the game.

The gloves were pretty simple but they did have the ruffle design on the top which I added. You can see a good picture of the gloves in the artbook as an fyi.

The skirt was probably the easiest thing because it just has those 4 big pleats with the studs.

The leggings were easier than I thought but putting the anchor-looking design took a bit of time. You can't see it too well on mine but it's there. I couldn't find a zipper short enough so I just painted one on. I'm not a fan of the tights with the bows attached that they sell because the bow looks way different so I made my own bow.

The things on top of the legging/shoes which I'm not sure what they are...but they were a little tricky since they had to cover part of the shoe. Mine are out of foamies (you probably saw that coming) with the red ribbon coming around from the back side and velcroed to the other.

Shoes. I was surprised that I could not find plain white healed shoes that weren't open-toed. So I went with a last resort and bought silver. I know it's wrong but I didn't want to buy them online because I have a weird foot size, and I was searching for months for these shoes. One day I will find proper shoes.

Lucifer... Oh Lucifer, that silly balloon. Here's a tip for you,: don't make it out of a real balloon! It will drive you nuts trying to keep the paint from chipping and trying to keep it balanced and floating. Be creative and don't make my mistake of making it out of a real balloon. But if you do, here's what I did. It's a 32" foil mylar balloon that I primed and spray painted it. The eyes and wings are, you guessed it, foamies. All the details on the balloon were painted. The ribbon and lace at the bottom are just that. I also did the game version of the balloon handle which can also be referenced in the artbook. It has the ruffle on handle as well as the metal links.

Because so many people were asking me how I made him, I made a really crappy video, enjoy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3iMtQK2mOc

I know it's not all 100% accurate but omg did I try. Props for effort? ^^;;;

Awards

Third place SF CBF 09

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Character Valentine
Series Guilty Gear 2: Overture
Costume Views 1158
Favorites 10
Comments 5
Upload Date 04-23-2008
Debuted SF CBF 09

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