23/04/2016

Feitan (Younger - 2011)



Character: Feitan
Manga | Anime: Hunter x Hunter
Version: Younger (2011)
Status: Finished
First used: Anifest 2013 (Portugal)
Making Time: 4 days

About: This was yet another crazy adventure of doing something new just a few days before the convention! Originally, younger Feitan wasn't the first version I wanted to do of him, but the chance came and I just went for it. There's not much to say about the costume itself since it's really simple. I decided to use a chinese pattern for the vest instead of completely black since - supposedly - Feitan is of the equivalent to chinese origin in Hunter x Hunter. At the time I thought it gave an interesting touch to the costume (I still do), but I might redo it sometime and use just black.








19/04/2016

Nagisa Hazuki (Splash Free!)



Character: Nagisa Hazuki
Anime: Free! Iwatobi Swim Club
Version: Spash Free! (ending)
Status: Unfinished
First used: Anifest 2013 (Portugal)
Making Time: -

About: I fell in love the moment I set my eyes on the Splash Free! ending and saw the costumes used by the main characters. Both Egyptian and Arabian designs always catch my interest and after ignoring my urges for years, I just couldn't say no anymore! Out of all the Free! boys, Nagisa and Nitori are the only ones I believe I can actually pull off, so it was an immediate choice as to who I would cosplay! Unfortunately, this costume was super rushed (I stayed up working until 5 or 6 a.m. on the day of the convention) so it's not nearly as finished as I'd like it to be. I decided to keep the main design intact but add lots of detail so it can look more "rich". There's still several things to be added but hopefully I'll have it done by Summer 2016 and make a photoshoot!





28/11/2015

Carla Radames



Character: Carla Radames
Game: Resident Evil 6
Version: Ada Wong's doppelganger
Status: Finished
First used: AmadoraBD | 2012 (Portugal)
Making Time: 3 days

About: I'm not necessarily a big fan of Carla (I love Ada, however), but as soon as I saw her outfit, I fell completely in love with it and knew right away this would be a costume I'd enjoy making. Of course, being the way that I am, I decided to make it for a convention... Four days before it was held! It became one of the most thrilling (yet scary) cosplay adventures I've ever had, though it was still a lot of fun. I never managed to get pictures that I liked and when I (finally) had a photoshoot planned for Summer 2015, I found out the dress was too big because I lost around 15kg since I made it. I do enjoy seeing myself as Carla and I would really love wearing this again, so it's on my remake/fix list.











15/08/2015

Ion Fortuna (Arabian/Artbook)



Character: Ion Fortuna
Manga | Anime: Trinity Blood
Version: Arabian/Artbook
Status: Finished
First used: Anipop Kyuu-Ti | 2011 (Portugal)
Making Time: ?
Costume by Leonor Grácias Cosplay

About: Normally I don't cosplay characters that I don't know or that I never watched/played the game/anime/series/etc they belong to, but Ion was suggested by my dear friend Leonor who commented that I would look good. After doing a lot of research on the character, I agreed on cosplaying as him and later on make a photoshoot with her as Mirka Fortuna. I commissioned this costume to Leonor because I felt I didn't have the time/skills to do it, and she kindly accepted. She was also the one choosing this version. Unfortunately, the photoshoot ended up not happening (never loosing hope though!), but I still enjoy cosplaying Ion. Over the years I've been upgrading the costume's accessories, and I'm still considering new improvements.