Sorry I haven't been so active on here.
Kind of went through a dry spell/unmotivated with everything.
But today I'm feeling much better
So today I'll just be talking about my blackfire cosplay I worked on for the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con(June 21,15).
"Hence" worked, this con has already passed QAQ
So again I'm so sorry for not keeping up with my updates
Anyways, where to start ><
I guess I'll talk a little about the convention
This is my first year at alvcc. REALLY REALLY an awesome con.
There were sooo many booths, artistic, celebrities, etc compared to Wizard world.
In my opinion, ALVCC is alot better.
The surrounding seemed much happier and the con goers seemed so chill!
My honest highlights:
-Having little children ask for my picture. Their reactions were soooo ADORABLE! They legit made me feel like blackfire!
Especially this little girl we ran into after the con >< My friends and I were walking around town square and all I hear was "LOOOK!! IT'S BLACKFIRE!"
-Meeting Chuck Huber (CHILDHOOD FEELS) he's the voice of Hiei from Yuyu Hakusho
-Meeting George Perez and getting a picture drawn of the OG design of blackfire(ARIGATOU RANANA!)
-Finally getting a picture with "LokiHatesU" breh.... I literally died! or wanted to at least. HE COMPLIMENTED MY COSPLAY *DIES*
-Having these local cosplayers ask to join their "teen titans" cosplay plans
-R2D2 SEMPAI NOTICED ME!
-Beating "thugdere" at our con bet. (basically tag in cosplay XD)
-Spending time with my friends :3
-And generally people's reactions. It really made me happy hearing people compliment me. This is seriously my third cosplay and it just made me so happy
And I guess now I should talk about my cosplay and how I made it o-o
This cosplay is pretty straight forward. I did alot of research and I also watched this tutorial on youtube with this chick who made a starfire cosplay.
Their outfits are both the same so i figured why not
Here are the links I used:www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNctNPSfTRo
I basically ordered a bodysuit off of ebay(yeeh I cheated) but I figured why not since I have no idea how to sew a bodysuit. Plus honestly... I think it would be expensive to buy fabric.. so maybe next time
I'm pretty petite and normal clothing sizes don't fit me tightly. So I needed to alter the bodysuit to fit me properly.
Later I added the black detailed lines from her outfit with Black fabric paint.
I did a pretty crap job on this a few times.... but yeah still works XD
Next I worked on backfire's boots. I basically used my mom's old work shoes. Which worked out great because of the platform and height! I didn't take a before picture of how the shoes looked like. But its black o-o and I just spray painted the black parts silver(obviously) UUUUUUUUUUGH! I realized I didnt take alot of pictures making this cosplay -_____-
But next I followed the boots video from the link I posted above.
Side note----Materials used
-Fleece fabric(I used an a blue fleece blanket I never used in awhile)
And let me tell you that process sucked like hell!
I bled a couple times and pricked myself in the legs with pins YAY!
Um but I outlined my leg with a pen and sewed the pieces together.
Than later I used E6000 to glue the fabric to the shoe and wabam!
In this pic you kind of could see under the silver spandex these elastic bands I did this because I knew it would slip ontop of the bodysuit giving it a more tight looking feature.
Next I worked on her neck armor. Again for better instructions please watch the videos above.
-6mm Craft foam
Here I outlined the craft foam for the shape needed.
I know in the video she didnt use a zipper. Well I did! and it helps!
Next I worked on the gems for her neck piece and bracers.
I used Epoxy Resin Casting from hobby lobby.
The mold I used was actually from a paint tray o-o dont recommend it unless you have casting release.
Oh and also patience to crack the resin out once fully cured.
But I basically just pop it into the ice box and used hot water(just a little side note)
The small pieces looks like crap in this pic. But I trimmed the sides
Here's the completed look for the gems. I basically followed the video from above.
Cut out craft foam sheets into a bigger shape and covered them with spandex.
Here are the bracers I made for blackfire.
This is slightly different from the video's above. I basically sandwiched the top layer(smaller layer) with spandex and fleece to add a popping effect. And the bottom layer is just spandex.
I also used e6000 to glue the gems onto the bracers
Here is blackfire's top and skirt!
Basically purple spandex.
I used a sports bra and a pencil skirt I had at home as a pattern.
For her belt I sandwiched sliver spandex and fleece again to add the popping effect.
And her belt buckle the bigger layer is craft foam. And for the rounder part I used airdry clay you could find at walmart.
Molded that into a rounder shape,let that dry and covered it with spandex.
I glued everything together with e6000 again.
(look at this beautiful counter space!)
AND THERE YOU GO MY FRIENDS! YOU HAVE A COMPLETE BLACKFIRE COSPLAY!!
Sorry this seriously dragged on.........
But here are additional pictures from the con
So this is it for now! Oyasumi!
(stolen from facebook. I cant remember the name of the page. so I don't own this picture o-o)
CHUCK HUBER!!!! HE HAS A KIGU!!!!!!!!!
R2 Sempai <3
George Perez and Blackfire. He's such a sweetheart!! I love his hugs too
LokiHatesU SO DED QAQ