Last Updated: 03-14-2007
This costume robbed me of any remaining semblance of modesty I may have had.
It started out as a joke. My siblings are absolutely in love with Monster Hunter, and while I do like it as well, I pretty much suck at it. So one day, whilst discussing cosplay plans, someone said that I should cosplay the newbtastic nekkid hunter (who isn't really naked, but clad in only... underwear, I guess you could say). I took it as a challenge, and... well... yeah.
I didn't start working on it until rather close to the con, so I bought some swimsuit pieces and other miscellaneous items, tweaked them a bit, and painted them with fabric paint (I'm still missing the brain cells sacrificed to the fumes). This was an excellent method in that the fabric took on a nice leathery texture and shine, but horrible in that every bit of skin covered by this costume was completely deprived of air. Then again, not much was covered, so that wasn't a huge problem, I guess. ;D
The gloves were too small and thus painful. The shoes I'd made from socks didn't work in the end, so I just used my brown Alice Elliot boots. I really wish I could've done something better with my hair, too. The shorts decided to ride up when I walked, so I think I scarred a few people for life. Few people understood my sign (which said "[comment] my other char is 20" which is an MH noob... thing), but I kinda expected that.
I loathe this costume in more ways than I care to count.
And yet, I just can't bring myself to fully retire it...
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