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Topic: Vinyl Jacket of Doom! (A Jrock cosplay)  (Read 2768 times)
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caustic-mind
« on: June 16, 2008 07:08:36 PM »

So I'm almost 2 months late in posting this.... oops

Back in May I attended Anime North, an Anime Convention in Toronto, ON. I chose to cosplay a Jrocker instead of an Anime or Video Game character like Everyone else. That J rocker, was Kaoru, Guitarist of Dir en Grey.

In all, I made;
- the Jacket, made out of Vinyl and properly lined, with the help of a friend and her serger
- the multiple "patches" on the coat and pants. They we're all hand painted and torn
- The rising sun on the back as well as the two pieces that extend onto the shoulder
- the large spikes on the shoulder

The wig was purchased from cosworx.com
The spikes were found on studsandspikes.com
The pants I found at Value Village.


In all this costume took about a month and a half to completely finish. I actually didn't finish until the first day of the convention  Embarrassed.

My blood, sweat, and tears literally went into this costume, but did it ever pay off! Alot of people reconized me at the convention, or atleast more than I thought would. Someone 6 or 7 floors up in the Renaissance hotel saw me standing outside and shouted "Kaoru!" from the hotel room window and waved crazily  Cheesy

We'll here is it!










and the Original:



For bigger pictures of the costume check out my costume page on cosplay.com

http://www.cosplay.com/costumes/m97103/

If you're a member don't be afraid to leave a comment ^_^


Thanks for looking and I hope you all enjoy this costume as much as I did  Cheesy


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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2008 07:24:03 PM »

that is so awesome Cheesy and another torontonian Cheesy i've been meaning to attend anime north for a while,  but have never found the time to do it. I'll definitely try sometime next year ^^
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2008 07:28:27 PM »

It's an awesome CosPlay but if you want to be different then an original character would be the only thing I can think of that's out of the norm now. Web-manga characters, J-rockers, cartoon/anime characters, all sorts of other things are very widely done.
Although I'd think an anime or manga character would be more appropriate for an anime convention but then again not much is totally inappropriate in fandom.

I know cause of all the freaking SCA events I get dragged to and the scifi cons/one gaming/one anime cons I've been to.
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2008 07:34:55 PM »

Hehe, when I saw the picture, I was like "Is that....Huh?!!!!" You did an awesome job, Diru is one of my favorite bands, though I do miss their old style...*sigh*
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2008 05:15:16 AM »

Excellent costume - you did a fabulous job!
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2008 05:27:40 AM »

OMG YES! you finally posted it!!!

Adequately named 'The vinyl jacket of doooooom!'

You did an amazing job on the costume Brooke, and this summer we must make some more costumes cause although that one was a major pain i really enjoyed helping you make it ^_^
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2008 05:52:29 AM »

It's an awesome CosPlay but if you want to be different then an original character would be the only thing I can think of that's out of the norm now. Web-manga characters, J-rockers, cartoon/anime characters, all sorts of other things are very widely done.

I wasn't really striving to be different. I'm just a jrock junkie who figured I'd show my love and appreciation for a band through cosplay  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2008 07:02:06 AM »

Very cute.
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« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2008 07:17:41 AM »

Awesome work! You look very like the picture, GREAT work!
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