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Japan: Himeji & Kobe

In der Früh sind wir von Kyoto nach Himeji gefahren. Dort wurde das Schloß bzw. die Gärten drumrum angesehen.
Dann ging es zum Mittagessen nach Kobe: Lunch-Menü mit echtem Kobe-Fleisch! Dann schauten wir die tollen Nunobiki-Wasserfälle an und liefen kryptischen Schildern zu Schloß-Ruinen hinterher (Der Weg wäre in Deutschland niemals als Wanderweg erlaubt!). Fordernde Klettertour, aber…es war gut!

y-o-s-s-i:

Elphaba (Wicked) cosplay WIP - Part 4 (100% completion)

Part 1 (bodice) | Part 2 (skirt) | Part 3 (make-up)

This is my finished costume of Elphaba from the musicak Wicked.

For construcion details on the bodice and skirt, please refer to my earlier posts listed above.

HatI might have written about how much I despise sewing hats once or twice before, and I’m afraid it will never change. I sewed Elphaba’s hat last, because I was still hoping on some kind of epihpany on how to sew hats the easy way. It didn’t come.
I had found this soft, snake leather like faux leather at a fabric market some month ago and I really love it. I lined the crown with a sturdy fabric and the brim with craft foam which I ironed into the desired shape.
It took a couple of hours to finally get the brim attached evenly to the crown and I’m suprised how well it came out. I still don’t like sewing hats, but I like this hat.

CapeI took some artistic liberties with the cape, because it always annoyed me that Elphaba’s cape was fully intact, while the dress looked so dragged. So I sewed myself a nice cape out of chiffon and then had a little go at it with a pair of scissors.
It is attached to the bodice with press-studs.

WeatheringProper weathering techniques include sandpaper and talcum and the like. I had yarn/thread (mostly from tearing the stripes of fabric for the skirt), scissors and sequins (obligatory musical theatre costume bling). I used the scissors to fray out any edges, loosely stitched the little heaps of thread onto the bodice and finished it up with some sequins.

rinicake:

Domo-kun valentines display at the NHK Character Shop on Tokyo Station’s Character Street

rinicake:

Domo-kun valentines display at the NHK Character Shop on Tokyo Station’s Character Street

y-o-s-s-i:

Elphaba (Wicked) cosplay WIP - Part 3 (make-up)

Part 1 (bodice) | Part 2 (skirt) will follow tomorrow
I officially finished my Elphaba costume yesterday, which means I finally have time for writing blog posts about it and doing a make-up test.
The result of which you can see above.
I did the test very spontaneously. Originally, I just wanted to check the brightness of the green facepaint, but then my hand slipped, and I greenified myself.
I didn’t bother putting on fake lashes, nor is the wig properly attached. The test definitely taught me that I need to work on my shading, but otherwise, I really like myself as Elphaba so far.
I will debut the costume next Saturday at Connichi.