OneChanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers
Last Updated: 07-21-2011
Truth to be told, this costume was done to be part of a group with Straywind (Saki) and Jukebox (Annna). I was suppose to debut this at AN 2011, but due to cold weather conditions and rain it would have been silly to freeze in this. The hat and boa I bought from a halloween store, as well as the 2 swords. The fabric for the bikini was bought at a fabric store in Toronto called "Trendy Fabrics" this is almost exactley the floral print she has on her swimsuit, and the fabric was on clearance, how perfect :) The white fur trim on the top is just a white boa sewn onto the top. The boots are simply boot covers made from a micro suede that I already had on hand, I added the yellow ribbon to lace up at the back. The arm tattoo is a temp one I found at a dollar store, and the back tattoo was drawn on with sharpie by my friend Steph, she did an amazing job on it! The gloves and arm wrap were made of the same suede as the boots, as well as the leg harness. The 2 necklaces I made as well to look like hers. I added 2 western style looking belts that crisscross over the bikini bottoms. I made the costume to look like the one from the wii version of the game.
It's kinda funny, a few years back I was in the AN dealers room with ReJecT001, and he pointed out a statue of Aya and said "Hey, think you'd ever cosplay that?" and my reponse was "when hell freezes over" I ironically enough made this costume during a giant cold snap and snowstorm during the winter of 2010/2011...
I gotta give props to my photographer IcePhoenix, for getting these first few shots of the costume. He even got into the pool with camera to get some very awesome looking shots. The pics were taken close to midnight, with a blood moon seen in the distance beyond the trees, perfect setting for OneChanbara!
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