Emileigh's Art Corner

Fine Artist

I will post on everything related to my artistic endeavors.

Ahhh i forgot my Kyoko spear! How could i do that?! it’s such a big part of the cosplayyyy I’m already many, many hours away from home, there’s no turning back

Looks like my Kyoko will be spearless for Sakura con :(

The Making of Freya from Chobits - Finished

I’m finally finished with this costume! This was a remake of a costume I made about 7 years ago and looks about 10,000 times better than the original. Because it was a remake, it was also one of the easiest costumes I’ve ever made. I’ve already had to overcome all the hard parts on this costume once before and knew what to do, avoid, and make better. The craftsmanship is also blows the first costume out of the water. There is just no comparison. I’m very pleased with how this came out and I can’t wait to take it to sakura con with me!

I don’t think I ever work on cosplay at a reasonable time. It’s always at like 3 in the morning.

The Making of Freya from Chobits - Finishing Touches

So, I’m down to the small details on my Freya costume! I finished the collar, it looks way wonky on my dress form because my neck is itty-bitty while… my dress form is not.

Sleeves just need to be sewn together.

I had made a bunch of straps previous, however I didn’t like how they ended up, so I came up with a different way of making them and now they look gorgeous. The second to the last photo is the before and after photo of them. The only downfall is that I ran out of the new straps I made on the last one, so I will need to make some more.

I’m excited to finish everything up. I should be wearing this at sakura con in a few days!

The Making of Freya from Chobits - The Dress Finished

I’ve finally put together both parts of the dress! The most tedious parts of this thing are behind me! I haven’t finished the attachment for the belts because I’ll need to put it all on to make sure it fits snugly. and I don’t feel like struggling with lacing it up right now. It’ll be for another day.

Now all i need to do is the sleeves and collar

molihua10 asked: For Kyoko's spear, how did you adhere the flat end (not the screw threads end) of the connectors to the PVC pipe segments? I tried just gluing them flush against each other with E6000, but when the whole spear is screwed into one long pole, a little bit of force applied in the right place breaks the connector right off :( Thanks for your help!

I bought twice as many connectors as I thought I would need. I chopped off the threaded end on the connector screwed it in part way onto a regular connector with some PVC glue. the new threaded end you just made now should fit tightly into the pipe.(i had to hammer some in). But I still used pvc glue to secure them in. I’m sure E6000 would work just fine as well, i just had the pvc glue laying around and figured it was my best option.

One thing to be careful of is that the connectors are designed to be watertight when you screw them together. which means that you will have a hell of a time getting them apart unless you do some more modification to the connectors. I just cut down the length of the connector significantly and used a lubricant(Vaseline) to help aid unscrewing it.

i have a more indepth explanation of what i did here: http://emileighsartcorner.tumblr.com/post/50217716241/the-making-of-kyoko-from-puella-magi-madoka-magika

I hope that helps you!

The Making of Freya from Chobits - Odds and Ends

I’ve finally completed lining the back of the dress as well as putting in all of the studs. I’ve also gotten it all pleated, so now all I have to do is attach it to the front of the dress! It’s all coming together quite nicely!

I also received the belt buckles and shoes I will be using for the cosplay. With the belt buckles I can start making the rest of the pieces of the costume! I’ve already made the belt templates so I can start busting those out.

Sorry for being silent lately. I’ve been struggling with internet issues. Long story short, century link sucks balls, and I had to wait 2 weeks for internet. I thought i was gonna die. I kept relatively busy while i was internet less though. Besides reading the first game of thrones book, starting Pokemon Y, and working on cosplay, I’ve been drawing this in my spare time. It’s going to be a gift to a family member. I just have a few tiny work in progress pictures right now on this, but it is actually 13” x 17” I still have a lot more i want to do with this before it’s done.