Kurogane, the Ninja with a past, pawn of the Time Witch, violent and honorable warrior and in time a close friend.
This cosplay..... I thundered through OCD in getting it done and WOW in love with it! I made it for a group photo shoot which is to be in August in 2013 but decided that after all the fun I had with my friends out here who LOVE Tsubasa and are the BEST Syaoran and Sakura I've seen I wanted to kinda play along. Even better my best friend and Cosplay Partner Kimu would have fit Fai so perfectly. and YEP we have people crying with out antics together as Fai and Kurogane. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite cosplays!
I have the fake arm as well btw, this is just at the very end of the Chapters in Kurogane's Japan and before the ending battles.
This cosplay is made from fire, leather and lube... as Kurogane should be.
the arm is from wonderflex, 4way hand dyed stretch, slinky mesh and latex.
The REST of the outfit... leather mask, armor and belts, sewn, some by hand and hand painted/dyed so it's not 100% perfect but I LOVE ti as I think it adds character. As for the lube, easiest way to sew leather, even pleather is to use human water based lubrication. it neither hurts the cosplay or your machine and helps with a smooth easy stitching process for you and your machine!
The cape had holes burnt into it, and man I set off my alarm a few times doing so!~ D= not recommended! sadly it was a natural fiber material (I got it from a buck a yard bolt from Walmart, I figured Polly was involved SOMEWHERE! so all the sealing ever =\ but I LOVE my cape.....until the wind catches it and I get a foot through a hole and go down ever so ungracefully D=
This cosplay will be worn oh so much and having Kimu as my Fai....makes this cosplay one of my easy favorites!