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Unread 02-01-2006, 01:55 PM   #1
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Mai Shiranui - RBFFS Version

This is my latest Mai costume, and my favorite I've ever made. It's based on an earlier design from the Fatal Fury series rather than King of Fighters, which is why the overall look might be a bit different than what you're used to. ^^

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...i_Shiranui.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2..._Shiranui2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...y/rbff2000.png
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...y/rbff2001.png

My Costume:
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=578317
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=576890
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=548864
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=577757
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=574661

Things I'm aware of:
- I don't have the footwear yet; this is because I really don't like the idea of walking around in a con with them. I've had bad experience with my footwear falling apart when I did it a few years ago as Mai. ^^; I'll make them when I do a photoshoot.
- My thong is white instead of red. Minor detail, but it bugs me. XD I just kept being so busy before both cons I've worn it at that I didn't have time to pick one up. NEXT time, I promise!
- Oh yeah~ I just added sprite references because I took the bottom flap detail from the sprite rather than the artwork. For some reason, her in-game sprite has the extra line of white on the bottom and the art didn't. But I liked that, so I added it. :X

The costume is made with bias tape, white cotton, black cotton/poly blend, and red casa crepe. There's heavy wire in the bow to keep it up, and a more bendable wire in the hairtie to make it shapeable everytime I put it on. I think that's about it. I didn't sew this, I hotglued it, because I like the seamless look for Mai. I've been hotgluing costumes so long that I've found so many ways to make them sturdy and not fall apart, so don't worry about that. XD The ball is two styrofoam spheres put together so it's hollow. I was going to use a big styrofoam ball but I couldn't find my old one when I made this. T_T Uh, I guess that's about it for costume notes.

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Unread 02-01-2006, 10:19 PM   #2
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I have to say You make one pretty damn good Mai. I don't think I could handle wearing a thong. Thongs and me just don't mix. ;_;

Also, will you be attending anime expo? I wants photos of the pretty Mai!
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Unread 02-01-2006, 11:54 PM   #3
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Thats an awesome job you did ther^_^ and um... *drool drool*
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Unread 02-02-2006, 12:17 AM   #4
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Thanks very much for the compliments. ^_^ I tried hard on this one. I was surprised it came out okay for being made in three nights... @_@


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I have to say You make one pretty damn good Mai. I don't think I could handle wearing a thong. Thongs and me just don't mix. ;_;

Also, will you be attending anime expo? I wants photos of the pretty Mai!
Oh, I hate thongs. That's why I wear mine on the outside of the pantyhose. It doesn't really go in where it's supposed to, haha. XD;

I'll be at AX for sure. I guess I can pull out this costume at some point, too. ^^
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Unread 02-02-2006, 04:08 PM   #5
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Awww Michi it looks fab!! I really like that design as opposed to popular KoF design. <3

And.. holycrap I can't believe you hotglued that. I AM SO AMAZED AND IN AWE.

I think the best part actually is the butt bow, the ball turned out well, and it's good it came out hollow, I think. If it had been heavy, it might've weighed the butt bow down. (maybe..>.>)

All in all a good job ^o^ I'm really fond of it!
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Haha, thank you very much, codi.

I like the design because of little details like the black obi versus a white one. It just adds a neat feel to the color scheme.

Yeah, I dunno. The entire thing is already weighted down quite a bit. At JTAF I tried to pin it, and at ALA I gave up and just attached the tie directly to the back of the costume. @_o That held it up really well, but it can still be annoying. XD;

Styrofoam balls tend to not be very heavy, but when they're wrapped in fabric and are attached to a good amount of fabric (the tail), it starts to drag... @_x

I can sew now, but I was making this in such a rush I didn't have time to bother any of my friends with sewing machines. x_x; Someday I'll have my own, rawr. But years of hot glue experience pays off...?
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You are very brave. XD
Auesome job.
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Oh, I hate thongs. That's why I wear mine on the outside of the pantyhose. It doesn't really go in where it's supposed to, haha. XD;

I'll be at AX for sure. I guess I can pull out this costume at some point, too. ^^
Ahh. Good idea. No butt floss for you! As much as I'd love to see it if you already have costumes lined up I won't be upset if you don't have it. Wouldn't want to make you feel obligated or something. O_O
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You are very brave. XD
Auesome job.
Haha, I'm actually pretty shy and modest in real life. ^_^;


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Ahh. Good idea. No butt floss for you! As much as I'd love to see it if you already have costumes lined up I won't be upset if you don't have it. Wouldn't want to make you feel obligated or something. O_O
Oh no, it's not a problem. ^^ I'll probably want to bring it anyway, because I don't think I'm making any new battle version Mai costumes before AX.. and I always love being her. ^_^!
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Very good. It is very neatly done.
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