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I sorry, everyone! And, thank you for the mail I recieved about the characters. These three cosplayers are from the Playstation game, Lunar: Silver Star Story.
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Hello! Sorry this is late coming up, I had lots to do today! And assorted computer trouble didn help either But, as promised but late, a review of the costumes winning in the cosplay/costume contest for Otakon. Right now I going to just look at the winning costumes, and save the rest of the costumes for later. On the far right are Hinoto and one of (I think) her attendants. All the outfits are virtually perfectly accurate, and I amazed that they actually built not one but two prop shinken. I surprised that Kanoe and Karen were both allowed to wear those outfits in public, however they were tastefully done and quite accurate. Arashi uniform is fairly simple but well made and is a good match to the original. Poor Kotori has the matching light white dress she appears in in the movie, and seems to have a fairly good natural hair match to the character. Kamui a little hard to se, half hidden by stage equipment and Kotori, but he and Fuuma are both (again) wearing a fairly simple school uniform with a bit of modification. The jacket red trim has the proper angle cuts and red trim around the edge and pocket, and a good, high closed collar with a school insignia (I think) on the right side. Nataku a little hard to see, though the robes and scarves do seem to be correct, and the white hair does do a good job. I think the purple shades may be a bit bright, but I don know the X characters well. Skipping the Lupin costuming announcer, we move to Satsuki. That outfit I finally recognize, and is pretty accurate, down to the loose straps in front of the thighs. Vinyl was a good choice, as well, since regular fabric or spandex really wouldn have done the deed. Mechagodzilla is made of some sort of ultrametallic shiny fabric with various large size greeblies (mechanical looking items) and a really nice job on the construction, and I curious to find out how they did it. I guess heavy cut foam underneath fabric carefully cut to fill a certain way, with a body suit as a sort of inner lining those look really heavily padded, and must have been hot! I impressed that they got the Godzilla fins, and the face so well done. And the head of Mechagodzilla really looks mechanical, and constructed. Again, lots of buckles all over the Cruss, and good work on the costumes., Again, fairly simple but the color match, and the cut of Wolfwood suit is a really good match.
Fourth place is an unknown, but I take a guess as Captain Harlock. I can see the costume too well, though his detail work with the gold trim is well done, and the costume looks pretty accurate.
Next up, in fifth place, is Kei and Yuri, the Dir er, Lovely Angels! And lovely they are, with most definitely the figure to properly cosplay the character, and the hair is especially well done. The hair looks dyed, and my only complaint is that Kei hair looks cut too short, since it supposed to be fairly full and top heavy. The details like the armband and headband for Kei are great. Wakaba costume hits it pretty well, a basic green accented sailor outfit, but is accurte with the wide white stripe around the edge. Purple haired guy has what looks like a custom made all satin jacket, because it looks as shiny as Utena and the back lapels are cut very low. All the red cord trim is really nicely done, not too thick and it matches the trim, for the pockets and edges. Miki on the far right duplicates the costume, in pale green trim. Gold or yellow braid accents his shoulder, and the cape is well done white fabric, red lining for detail. And Utena outfit is amazing a well made vest, with the soft purple trim and gold accents. The skirt I would guess is purchased, but if so they matched the vest material really well. And, I can tell if the pink hair is a wig or hair, it really well styled.
And then a quintet of Cowboy Bebop cosplayers a little overweight Spike with a really well done jacket that matches the style almost perfectly, and even has the right hair, then Faye and Jet done really well. Jet cyberarm is a little bit simplified, and could have stood a bit more work, but the jumpsuit and hairstyle (with cool trimmed beard!) and the rest of the outfit came out pretty well and looks like something Jet might end up wearing. And Faye Faye. Perfectly. Purple hair, attitude, banana yellow halter and hot pants, and even the leggings. Great work. And then there scary Ed guy and Ein plushie with accurate goggles for Ed, and an Ein welsh corgie plushie with John Lennon sunglasses and a cigarette is just too funny!
Now on to two thoroughly amazing outfits: the Tallgeese from Gundam Wing and Jajuka again from Escaflowne. The Tallgeese is amazingly constructed and well deserving of the Craftsmanship Award I built a model kit of this Mobile Suit, and this kit is nearly perfect. All the angled parts are properly angled, from the waist up it correctly proportional to the original, and includes all the small details I saw on the model. The legs are a bit squished compared to the original, but sometimes sacrifices to human biology have to be made, if you want to walk around in it. And to see it walk, there two more pictures online. My only complaint is that they don have the thruster units mounted on the shoulders. Admittedly, that would stress the shoulders, but if it were made out of foam, and painted carefully and then sealed, it might come out well. Again, I just guessing it still an EXCELLENT work! Please e mail me I have to know how you did this one, what it made from, how long it took, the full interview!
Jajuka also won Best Constructed, for good measure look at the gold detail and how smooth it is! I wonder how long it took to put all that on. The outfit seems to be made of some sort of polyester material, and the face was probably made from a lion mask but it still looks Grrrrreat!
Next up is a good closeup of Hinoto and Kanoe and the dreamer sisters fabulous outfits. Kanoe outfit probably could have been picked up in a koff specialty store, since there a LOT of lace to it, but would have needed extensive modifications and the fact it looks professionally made testifies to the quality and skill of the creators. And, Kanoe really does have the face for the character, that haughty look is really well done. Hinoto outfit really blows me away something like this has to be custom made, with the kanji down the front, and the immense sleeves and the size and flow of the robes. I guessing it made of either a very bright satin, because even a budget silk would be quite expensive with that much fabric, and would also not be something to drag along. The hair for Hinoto is really well done as a color and style match, and the person cosplaying does look a lot like Hinoto very young looking, round face. (As a silly aside, Kanoe foot is stepping on Hinoto robe I have this strange idea for a fic now! Backstage antics.)
And going for the Ultimate Nick Wolfwood is easily the one with the Biggest Gun.
Winning Honorable Mention for attention to detail is a cute pink black cat Sakura costume, with the perfect shoulder ruffles and design. Quite deserving, I would think.
And a rather nice Iria, with what look like sculpted armor plates. Were those some sort of fired clay or a plaster The hip plate is split, but seems to have black adjustable straps or tape across it. This picture, from the front, shows a lot more detail and really shows the great job done.
More later, though I be busy this week and gone this weekend, so I try to post again before Friday. Saturday and Sunday I be doing anime shopping in Los Angeles.
Hmm, I have been informed that the “Zagato” cosplay below was actually Ilparazzo from Excel Saga.
A quick note, archived due to length of previous entries. If you want to see the San Diego Comic Con review, or the Boomer cosplayer interview, it archived here. Why do guys cosplay so many girls This one is a really well done