Costume SHOWCASED on 03-10-2010

C. Viper / Crimson Viper

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Street Fighter IV

Last Updated: 10-01-2009


I was so happy with how well this was received at Akon 20 this year! I absolutely loved the way it turned out and the hair.. oh the hair.. BTW, if you've ever wondered why Viper kinda seems pissed in the game/series I tell you of one reason she's pissed... THE HAIR.

Obviously the key to Viper is just getting the hair right. I told myself if I couldn't get the hair right then there was no point to the rest of the costume.. I'm glad I stuck to my guns :) The hair is made of approx 7 -8 packs of loose fiber from Doctored Locks, that has been straightened with the hot water treatment and made into wefts using the no-sew method. The guest bath in my apartment was literally unusable for about 3 weeks while I made this monster. Then, the week of the con, while I was trying on my glasses I made (I found yellow lenses and created a middle piece from paperclay) and attaching them to my face with spirit gum (I looovvee spirit gum) about .3 ounces got onto my wig.. while that doesn't sound too bad BELIEVE me it was the one thing I didn't need. It happened right at the base where the braid met with the headpiece (headpiece created from fabric, batting, hair wefts, sewing and LOTS of hot glue). So I ended up having to cut the braid off and reattach it to the headpiece. Honestly though.. I kinda liked version 2.0 more than the first! :3 But if your wondering the hair weighs only a couple pounds, but god it felt like a whole lot more after wearing this for about 10 hours.

I plan on wearing this to at least AFest and maybe one or two more after that but I will definitely get new gloves before then... these were recycled from my Lady DMC4 cosplay so they died after the photoshoots at Akon. Besides that I'm very happy with the way it turned out.

Here is a link to my answer to a forum question on how to make the braid: http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=182832

Photos were taken by EBK, Sleepy and WisnerPhoto.. yeah.. I was exhausted at the end of the day ^_^; Luv you guys so much!

**I have ALOT more photos to upload (I was sent over 100!) so check back later for more pics!**

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Phoenix_Kasai

United States



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Character C. Viper / Crimson Viper
Series Street Fighter IV
Costume Views 25408
Favorites 119
Comments 53
Upload Date 06-07-2009
Debuted Akon 20 (2009)

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