QUOTE(Cat the Terrible @ Feb 14 2007, 05:01 PM) [snapback]505120[/snapback]
You two are both awesome. I'm loving that Riza wig - so many Rizas don't bother styling the hair. :\ Also, your uniform looks very crisp and well-fitted, which is also unusual for military cosplay.
; I like the epaulets. I'm working on a military uniform right now - it's a huge pain to get the details, and you nailed it.
LOL-- it's not a wig, Cat
It's my own hair, with a string-fall from Cosworx pinned into the back of it (upside down, if I might add...)
Getting my own hair to blend with the string fall was, um, "interesting" to say the least. I've been dying my hair by myself for MANY years, but mixing the right color of bleach was a challenge. Also, finding the right kind of clip that would actually hold THAT MUCH HAIR was a pain too. Aaaand-- I'm going to need to find a new clip sometime soon that will match the dress I'll be wearing when I cosplay Tattoo!Hawkeye sometime in the near future.
Actually a friend of mine from New England made the uniform-- I sent her the fabric and told her to go to town. I made and sewed the grey bias trim myself because her sewing machine hated the fabric. I also did the accessories (the gun belt, holsters, finding the contacts etc.) But she is really the one to thank for it fitting so well-- even considering the fact that I lost about fifteen pounds between now and this time last year when she took my initial measurements. O.o
Funny you said you liked the epaulets. I *think* that was the one part of the costume my commissioner actually WASN'T pleased with (I know she thought the stars were too large. I figured they would show up better in photos.)Chiyo
totally wins at Winry. For real.
(And yes, Chiyo. I think I'll be going by "Liz" from now on. My username is way too long.)
There are actually more pics now. Taken by my friend Dave this past weekend.
(my apologies-- this was x-posted to the RoiAi thread a few hrs ago.)
Dave currently has the online album locked while he finishes up post-production work, but he gave me the password, and I managed to download a few of the shots to my hard drive. I'll post a link when the album gets unlocked.
But for now...Click to view attachment
(I love the sign that says "Authorized Personnel Only.
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(This is what my hair is supposed to look like-- when it DOESN'T get raped by humidity. Instead, it got raped by 30 mph winds...)Click to view attachment
Anybody Home? Click to view attachment
(I LOVED these bridge shots. The scenery was SO nice. But it was SO COLD being that close to the water.)Click to view attachment
(I hadn't seen my photographer friend since before Christmas, so he said that he still had my Christmas present, and he'd give it to me during the shoot. YES-- it is a Hayate! LMAO!!)
The link to the rest of the photos should be unlocked by tomorrow.
I'll edit this post when it's working.