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Steampunk Geisha

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For about a year ago I posted a concept for a steampunk Geisha which I wore at Närcon 2012. In my eager to make new costumes I forgot to post the result here on the blogosphere. Well, I love how it turned out and we had an amazing photo shoot at a technical museum in Sweden.

My inspiration

My concept
And my result






I kinda love it.

Cosplay ideas for 2014

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I have so many projects I want to try, but nothing is settled yet and I definitely don't have everything planned out. But I am going to have some fun and learn new techniques.  

And suddenly my sister, the gorgeous BettcanardDesign returned from her adventures in Australia and we will team up for several projects. 

Catherine-320 (KAT) from Halo Reach.
In the way of trying new techniques this is a big one. I have wanted to make a female Spartan for ages, but never found the courage to work with the Mjolnir armor. But after seeing the wonderful work in progress photos of Lil Tyrant's Kat, my eager is blossoming. 
Photo composed by reniko-seika on Deviantart
And I had to watch Halo Reach Deliver Hope countless times lately just to really get into the mood, it is so good. 

Adjutant from StarCraft 2
She looks so awesome and this would be a very interesting costume with armor, prosthetic, lights, makeup and sound effects. I want to be good in StarCraft, I just don't have the time :/ Bu…

Morrigan Dragon Age Inquisition

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Finally I got the photoshoot done, we found a fort in Oslo (Akershus festning) And a really nice whiskey bar (The Dubliner). Photoshoot was done together with Karin Olava Effect. And check out Chrix Design on facebook for more cosplay randomness.

Documentation of the making of the costume you can find here. And everything was made in two weeks, that's a personal record.
The dressThe corsetThe necklaceThe Brooch
And if you want to know how Karin Olava made her armor, check out her tumblr Hanging out at a Tavern


"Are you coming Morrigan?" - "But the magic is so pretty!"
Secret pocket for cold hands
Open that door already!
Searching dungeons
Morrigan approves of Dragon Age Inquisition. Happy face :) And even though her shoes doesn't show I finished the look with my Bunad shoes

Bloody masquerade

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I apparently can't stop making stuff if I see an awesome idea. And the other day when I was browsing pinterest I found this interesting makup concept. This must be tried, and for you I documented the process. 
 Make up by Sandra Holmbom
And I was going to Kultcon and needed something to wear on the first day ;)

So the entire outfit with makeup was put together in just a couple of hours. 

You need a mask, and I didn't bother to make one to I bought a pre-made from Panduro.

After trimming it to my liking, I added a layer of glue to the front and several layers of tape and glue on the backside to get that "uneven flesh look". 

The inside was painted with red and dark brown acryllic paint, with a layer of glue over to get a more shiny effect efter it dried. 





For the front I used the same foundation I was going to use on my skin and sealed it with fixing spray. 

Then I added a few details as staple stitched along the rim. And a rod covered in a satin ribbon with feathers and a fe…