The rest of the photos from our Early-Halloween "Cosplay" Day. Only the animation department were crazy enough to do this.Top picture, from left to right - Back row:
Balmung of the Azure Sky from .hack://
, Giotto/Primo from Katekyo Hitman Reborn
, Clopin Trouillefou from Hunchback of Notre Dame
, Wednesday from The Adam's Family
, and the Pyromaniac from Team Fortress 2
Kagamine Rin from VOCALOID
and a generic, Gothic witch. (To my fellow animators: if any of you guys have DeviantArt accounts/know the accounts of the others in this picture let me know and I'll credit them!)
These photos were snagged from several peoples' cameras, mostly off Facebook, but also from Giotto's sexy Canon camera that she brought to school that day. I tried to narrow down the numerous posing shots to try and just get the most interesting. The majority of these photos were taken in the Flash animation classroom, though three of us went down to the grass on the first floor and did posey-posey photo shoots.
And Burger King. That was fun. Try eating a Big King with your nose in the way.
---How I made the costume:
Several people have been asking how I made the Clopin costume. If you're still interested, read on.
First and foremost ... I didn't make it. Not the entire thing. I'm useless with a needle (I'm talking two hours researching how to tie a knot couldn't help me) so I drew out diagrams for each main part of the costume. I separated the gugel (the yellow bit around Clopin's neck), his tunic, the tights, and the hat, shoes, and mask. The gugel, tunic, and tights were then custom-tailored by the same lady who made my 10th grade Formal dress, which you can see here: [link] [link]
We used a fabric with a "two-way stretch" so that it can both hang loose where it needs to (around the belt) but also hug my body where the costume is supposed to be tighter (eg: the tights). This also avoided the problem of the gugel being too tight around the neck to slip over my head.
We actually encountered a little hiccup here since the tailor made the tunic blue and purple instead of blue and pink ... the look of horror on her face when we asked her to go back and change it to pink made me feel so bad.
The hat and shoes I actually had more of a hand in. They are made from felt - the hat has a wire base inside that I made by hand over one day to just
fit my head. The curly toed shoes are actually two pieces of felt sewn together and then glued onto a pair of Converse I haven't worn in almost five years, but still fit me. Since I'm crap with a needle my mother did the sewing for the hat and shoes, but I cut the fabric to fit.Extras:
The mask is paper maché over a half-face mask base I bought at an art store, supported around my head by black elastic that I hide under my hair. The hair is not a wig - I had it cut and straightened for the costume. Unfortunately, because I extended the mask at the top to match Clopin's as best I could I could no longer pull the hat down snugly over my forehead, so I wound up balancing the hat on the back of my head. The gloves were bought from a costume shop and the beard is actually faux fur cut and trimmed and stuck to my face with "Non-Exposure Tapes".
As I'm sure many of you have noticed, the feather is the wrong color. I scoured all of Singapore for yellow ostrich feathers and couldn't find them anywhere in the right size. With Halloween just around the corner I had to bail and find something that matched instead. It is stuck to the felt hat with super glue and unfortunately left an ugly white spot where the glue sucked the color out of the fabric.
Oh yes ... I also do have one hoop earring on, you just can't see it under all my hair.Makeup:
Not much makeup required. Because the mask doesn't move with my face (given how I'm not a cartoon character) I had to apply quite a bit of eyeliner to make my eyes pop out more. If the mask slid up and exposed too much skin it would look weird, so sometimes I would completely cover my eyes in black eyeshadow (you look almost like a grim reaper when you take the mask off). I also used eye liner to trace the "laughter lines" around my mouth, since Clopin's are very distinct. Also drew a little of the beard on with eye liner, especially to achieve the sharp tips at the ends.
I hope that covered everything ... Happy Halloween, people. And remember: eat the cow. Eat it.--Sak