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Cosmos at DragonCon by AmazonMandy
Cosmos at DragonCon
This photo was taken by Robby Idol Photography at Dragoncon!

To start, the wig is from Arda, it's a Chibi and and a long Pony Clip! I had to let the pigtails out of the Chibi and move them up quite a bit, I wasn't happy with them more on the sides of my head for this style. The heart shaped dangos were styrofoam I carved into the right shape, and covered in the hair, and the Pony Clip was split in two and sewn into the stubs for the long hair. Covering the styrofoam was the most difficult part, because they are heart shaped...the hair just didn't want to wrap right, so each piece was a struggle x.x

The dress is a thick lycra, and I had a really hard time deciding how to approach this one. In half of the reference art, she has very straight pleats, and in the other half it flows like a dress. There is no way to get a form fitting dress to turn into pleats without seams that I thought would be unattractive around the top of the skirt portion, so I decided to go with the flowing dress, since I always favor that in Sailor Scout fuku over box pleats, anyway! The gold shoulders are spandex I stuffed with cotton, the collar is a bridal satin with 3 gold sparkle stripes sewn on (because Sailor Moon is SPARKLE). The color stripes on the front panel were made of metallic spandex, because MORE SPARKLE. ALL THE SPARKLE.

The cape is actually 2 layers of fabric, one sheer white and one sheer pale blue, because I really like how the inside of her cape seems blue at times. The little wings on the shoes, brooches, shoulders, and wig are craft foam, as well as on the staff! I covered the shoes in matching fabric...I could've just gotten white shoes but there are actually many shades of white and I really wanted them to match 100%. I made all of her pearl rings out of oversize pearl beads, since I was limited on time and couldn't find any that were right. The earrings are made of different sizes of the same pearls.

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Thibra: First Impressions by AmazonMandy
Thibra: First Impressions


If you'd like to see more how-tos and video tutorials of Thibra coming up, I hope you will consider subscribing to my Patreon!

Thibra!!! I got my new thermoplastic, Thibra, from ard and I have to say I love this stuff SO much. It does everything I wanted to do with Worbla, but much easier, and with a smoother result. I will still use Worbla at times, but this is definitely going to be my new standby!

This was a test I did using a small sample armor piece, I wanted to test it on something really curvy since that's where Worbla always gave me the most trouble!

~I cut a big enough piece to cover the foam and wrap around the edges, and warmed it (not too hot!) with the heat gun. This stuff is a little sticky when heated a lot, so I recommend just warming it.
~I laid it right over the foam, and it instantly began hugging the curves all by itself. I had to gently work out one or two folds in it, but it didn't fight me at all!
~I trimmed around the edge all of the access, heated the edges from the under side, and wrapped them around the armor.
After warming the top just a little again so it was a little more malleable, I used my fingers & the tips of scissors (clay tools also help a ton) to work it around each foam shape and into all of the edges.
~Let cool! It's super light weight! It has a little more flex to it than Worbla which you may or may not want depending on the project, but I love this.

I'm honestly not sure if I even had it right-side up. I am going to experiment, the side I used was a little tacky, I'll try it both ways. Either way, It worked out REALLY well.

I have a big cosplay picked out with a DragonCon goal date, but I'm not starting it until I finish a last minute one I'm doing in the next month as a project with a friend. And I plan on using Thibra for SOOOOOO much of it!!! I can't wait!


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Cosplay Vs Character 31: Project Ako by AmazonMandy
Cosplay Vs Character 31: Project Ako
Mixing Throwback Thursday with Cosplay Vs Character again! Project Ako!
I love the 4 Ako movies so much, I still watch them all the time to cheer myself up, when needed! The adorable Cko with me is FatWetDog, and this photo was taken by Vasilion Photography!

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Cosplay Vs Character 30: Princess Kakyuu by AmazonMandy
Cosplay Vs Character 30: Princess Kakyuu
I'm still having fun doing the Cosplay Vs Character meme!
Princess Kakyuu- Sailor Moon Stars
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I only wish I had red contacts in...I did this one before I was brave enough to try them! 😔

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:iconshadowdreamers:
ShadowDreamers Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
You're welcome. :)
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stillreflection Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Student Photographer
Are you going to A-KON again
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AmazonMandy Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
I'd love to, but I'm not sure if they have need of any quests. If you'd like to see me there again, contact the convention and ask them to have me back! :) I loved the con, it was so nice!!
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stillreflection Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student Photographer
Sure. I'd love to work with you
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SunakoNakahara1990 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! Your works are great :D
And happy new year ^_^
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AmazonMandy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Ahhh thank you so much!!
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djpj411 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Hi there
How are you?
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AmazonMandy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Super busy, in the middle of moving! How are you? :)
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djpj411 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Fine thanks
How is the move going?
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AmazonMandy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Insanity T_T Aren't they all?
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