I'll be a member of Sephilia's Dynasty Warriors cosplay group at Otakuthon 09! :D
She needed someone to be Guan Ping, so I volunteered to be him. I'll need to work out for the next few weeks...
She's responsible of making the main clothes and part of the armor pieces for me, for a fee (I'm commissioning her). I'll be responsible to build the weapon and the rest of the armor. I'll probably request a wig from her too, as I just cut my hair.
Aug 1, 2011 - Otakuthon is just days away and the armor has NOT been received yet. Wig is done. I brought what was done to Otakon '11 and had a good reception from another DW cosplayer!
Jul 23 - Finished scale mail armor scales for Anime North 2010, now in Mourngrim's possession. Wig is in Yukem's possession. I hope they'll do a good job and that they'll finish them very soon. I still must pass the black vest to Jusdepomme for her to embroider the red dragon design on it.
Jan 14, 2010 - Made the necklace, doing the belt buckle ornament and the headband patch.
Sep 07 - Got the wig, but arrived after I left Montreal for Fan Expo. Weapon completed (at 90%) in the hotel room on the night from Friday to Saturday at Fan Expo, at 5 in the morning.
Jul 29 - Passed the $100 mark in cost of materials. Crescent blade, spear head and tassel hair finished. Next: Blade holder and spike.
Jul 15 - Ji halberd weapon completely analyzed and measured. Buying materials this week.
Jun 09, 2009 - Started to study the character and his weapon. Started to plan to make the weapon, choosing the materials, gathering the tools, etc.
AMOUNT SPENT SO FAR:
This is the gross amount spent toward this cosplay. It includes other items bought/ordered with the cosplay items, plus taxes and shipping. All amounts are in CAD, unless otherwise noted. The net amount has yet to be calculated. Note: I stopped counting my spendings after the commission fee.
Corrugated plastic for Ji spearhead - Bought - $9.92
Isolation foam, Wooden dowels for Ji axe-blade and shaft connectors - Bought - $28.50
1 more dowel (previous ones were underestimated in diameter), primer, painting brushes, spray paints (dark red, dark green) for Blue Dragon Ji paintjob - Bought - $47.22
Red ribbons for tassel, acrylic paints, metallic paints - Bought - $23.47
Leather string for necklace, craft foam pack - Bought - $13.48
Dark brown wig, wig cap - Ordered - $46.49
Armor pieces, made in real leather - Commissioned from Mourngrim - $120
TOTAL GROSS AMOUNT SPENT - $289.08
None yet. Aiming for Novice - Best Presentation or Novice - Best Weapon at a Masquerade. If not competing in Masq, a Hall Costume Award.