Anywho, everything is safe for work (although there may be some harsh language), but may be painful to eyes. Some costumes really should have been ironed and half the time I'm so out of characters it hurts (BUT HURTS SO GOOD). Also, there are a ho-jillion pictures.
This is the Houndoom gijinka I made for Fanime (and then wore at AX as well). It's really comfy and I wear the pants for it all the time because they are sweatpants. The only thing that's hard to wear is the hood, because the horns slip sometimes!
My dad is cutting down the redwoods in our backyard because they're taking over and blocking the sun to the garden and stuff, so it was fun to play on the logs. =)
Just playing in the garden~
Okay, so shortly before Nur took all these pictures, he sent me a link to Asian Poses, which I spent a good half hour laughing my ass off reading. It was just a matter of time before we threw some of them in.
This is my Kurotabou (from Nurarihyon no Mago) costume I made for Halloween last year. I kept the costume in a box and didn't even think about needing to iron it until I put it on. WHOOPS. Oh well. That wig is the bane of all that is fun in the magical land of cosplay. Ugh, so bad.
WHERE DID THESE WEAPONS COME FROM LOL I DUNNO
One thing I loved about this costume was that I got to collect weapons for one of Kuro's attacks. Of course, I can't actually perform the attack, but I still lug the weapons around in my sleeve. And I got to paint them with blood. Because... I wanted to.
After about ten minutes of taking pictures, I decided I wanted to put on some ...."makeup." I own only a bit of foundation for another costume, so I got some flour to whiten my face a bit more and my fake blood. Fake blood is too much fun to play with and it ended up looking like I had an accident with a strawberry-filled pastry. But yeah. So this is back on those redwood logs.
AND THEN WE DECIDED THAT CRACK PICTURES WERE MORE FUN.
NO ONE CAN BEST KUROTABOU! I AM ONE OF THE STRONGEST OF THE NURA CLAN!!! CHECK OUT MY KUNG-FU FIGHTING SKILLS!
Kuro savors the bouquet of the fine red wine.
...I totally stole that wine from my dad. I don't drink, so he was pretty confused when I asked him for his glass. Ku ku ku~
BABY APPLES AAANYYAARRGH
Okay, so that's that. On to Sever.
Sever is an original character that I wanted to try to make a costume of. He's actually a large beast, but he's based off of a plague doctor, so I wanted to make him more into a plague doctor for this costume... I was going to make a very neat robe for him any everything, but I ran out of time to make it before Comic Con (where I was going to wear it), so I just wore a vest-outfit with it instead.
Sev has a really big head. And big fuzzy ears, which I love to pet.
The jaw on the head sits tight against my own jaw, so when I talk, the jaw moves as well. I like it, I think it looks cool, and I'm happy with how it turned out. However... I can see out the eye sockets, but my visibility is cut down significantly, PLUS, with the shape of Sev's "skull," I can only see two flashlight-sized circles in front of me. Most of the time I just look through his mouth, but even then I can only see a sliver of my surroundings. (If I'm just walking around trying to get somewhere, I can pull the whole top half up and see that way. ...But when I'm in character pulling half your head straight up isn't so smooth!)
It was only a matter of time before things got silly again.
My grandfather had given me a pocket watch around Christmas, and I thought it might be cool with the costume, but with my gloves on, it was really hard to get out of my pocket!
And the "asian poses" are BACK.
Another "asian pose". Every time I see this picture, it makes me crack up. Sev looks so DERP DERP in it.
Sitting next to the creek.
"BAH! IT'S SO HOT! I need to get out of the heat!"
"At the very least, I'm getting out of here."
When I "weathered" the mask, I was doing it out in the very bright sunlight and couldn't tell where I had and hadn't worked. Obviously, I missed a great area on the front. Whoops.
"Oh hey, I have an idea! I'm going to frighten those who pass by! Hey! There's a bridge nearby! It'll be just like the trolls from fairy tales!"
"HEY YOU, BIKER! FEAR THE FEROCIOUS SEVER! I WILL TEAR YOU LIMB FROM LIMB! I WILL FEAST ON YOUR FLESH! I WILL—"
Biker: *zoom* Wait, what?
Utter failure, Sev, utter failure.
"FINE!! I WILL GET THEM ONE WAY OR ANOTHER!!! NYAARRGHH!!"
I tried to put a gauze mask in the back of Sev's mouth area, but it made it hard to breath and near impossible to see out of, so I decided against it. So you can see my face whenever I open my mouth wide enough. =)
And so, Sever had a successful day of attacking bikers, walkers, and pretty much the general population. Congrats, Sev!
One last shot with a hat I had just gotten. Such a stylish monster!
THE END! FINALLY!