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Natsu - Soul Calibur V by PinkJusticeCosplay Natsu - Soul Calibur V by PinkJusticeCosplay
About the costume:
This was my first major cosplay outfit I ever made. It was also my first leather project. I am so happy with the way it turned out.

The corset, tassets, chest strap, shin guards, gauntlets, shoulder piece and hairpiece were all made from leather. I cut out and hand tooled 56 feathers. The ones on the upper layers are riveted and the ones on the bottom row are glued with a leather glue. The corset was wet formed on a mannequin and the shin guards were two pieces sewn together and then wet formed. I did some slight wet forming on all the pieces, but not much. Instead of cutting a curved strap, the chest strap was a straight piece that was curved slightly by wetting it and then bending it into place. I used leather dye for the browns and blacks and acrylic paints for the grays, pinks and golds. I also hand dyed with fabric dye the feathers on the back of the costume.

The bodysuit and tabi were modified from zentai outfit I bought to save on time. I am glad I did this, it worked really well. I hand sewed the fishnet neck which I destroyed a pair of stockings for.

The swords and sheaths are those plastic kids katanas you can buy anywhere. The grip and sheath were wrapped in leather and painted with acrylics. The hilt is molded from sculpey and details were added with pieces of foam sheets. The blade was spray painted with a metallic silver.

The wig.....this was my first wig. It was way more complicated than I ever imagined. The wefts worked wonderfully, but the wig was styled the morning of. I plan on replacing this wig in the future, but it worked out well enough for the weekend.

I had lots of help and advice from my two pals:
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:iconxavietta:

All costumes were made by the individual wearing them!
Photo (c) Jayce Williams/AnimazeGuy [link]
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TGrrr89 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Now that looks like one super ambitious cosplay. I'd call that a job extremely well done.
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PinkJusticeCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwe thank you soo much!!
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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Artist
Hiya, i am the admin of :iconfighting-games-elite: and plan to organize an art contest there for jan or feb 2013 where group members have to do photomanipulations related to fighting games and their characters. I thought this Juri Han photo from you might be useful for it. So my question is, can i make it avaiable for the contest? If artists will use your photo, they have to credit you and also the cosplayer of course.

Greets and a good day, Ray
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PinkJusticeCosplay Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello Ray,
I am the cosplayer in these photos, not the photographer. I am fine with it as long as the photo manipulations are tasteful and don't allow sexually explicit or demoralizing entries. However, you may want to ask Jayce Williams, the photographer at www.facebook.com/Animazeguy because I don't feel comfortable giving permission to use his photos without his consent.

You must have done a lot of copy and pastes today because my cosplay is Natsu from Soul Calibur V, not Juri Han from Street Fighter. :)
Thank you for asking, I am flattered that you want to use my cosplay for your contest.
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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Artist
arrgh yes indeed, i send the message to around 20 photographers or cosplayers yesterday, the first was a Juri cosplayer and i forgot that i mentioned the name in the message...copied it..looked for photos which could be interesting for such a contest..and boom..got 10 replies of confused cosplayers/photographers who wondered why i mentioned Juri Han ;-) It was the fail of the day ^^

I would not allow any manipulations like sexualizing them etc anyway, what i had in mind was that an artisat, adds as example more elements from SoulCalibur, like a background.

Currently i can`t login on facebook because right another debacle about lost passwords and my own account not made by myself because i am not the biggest FB fan but well..long and boring story. *cough*

np, asking is my standard, on my dA groups or websites nothing happens without the knodlege and permission of the people behind art/photos
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PinkJusticeCosplay Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I figured it was a mistake no worries. I will ask Jayce tonight and get back with you. The contest sounds pretty neat I can't wait to see what people come up with.
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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Artist
Me too

I organized a contest in the summer about coloring line arts of other artists which resulted in around 40 colorations, many of them damn good. A photoman. contest could agin be interesting for the group members and result in nice images as well
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PinkJusticeCosplay Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Neat! Alright well Jayce said it was ok with him, as long as credit is given. :)
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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Artist
^^ excellent
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Lumis-Mirage Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist
looks pretty cool :3
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