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Which cosplay would you rather see for 2015? 

9 deviants said Volga (Hyrule Warriors)
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No deviants said Hanzo (Samurai Warriors 3)




ᐃᘛ -- Temple of Time -- ᘚᐃ

-Equipment: Kokiri Tunic
-Items: Ocarina of Time

-Anime North: May 22-24th, Toronto

-Console: Super Mario All-Stars (Wii)
-Handheld: Zelda: Link's Awakening (GB)

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November: Future Projects

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 16, 2014, 2:58 PM

Working on projects, has been really great. I normally hate shopping, but shopping for cosplay supplies, is like wearing tinted glasses, where everything has potential, and you never really look at an item the same way again. I've tried explaining stages of construction, and posting different work in progress pictures to help visualize my madness. I'm still terrible at explain things, so feedback has been greatly welcomed.

I looked through all my old submission, and noticed that certain skills do repeat. Basic techniques that can be applied to several situations, with minor modifications. I think, many people use tutorials in a similar way, to help spark an idea on how to construct something with their own skills set and experience. I haven't always posted all the costumes I've worked on, because of the overlapping details. However, I make far less mistakes now, then I did even two years ago. (Things look a lot better too... haha)

For this reason, I'd like to ask what you guys would like to see explained, or perhaps better explained. I thought about taking down my old posts over time, and editing them with a little more wisdom and options to get similar results. I'd do this with my new costumes I'm currently starting, but I don't want people to believe they magically turned out great the first time. There will always be trial and error, and years of practice helps a great deal. So don't give up, or beat yourself up if something doesn't look perfect the first time around, or even the first dozen times.

If no one minds either way, I'll just post finished costumes & props, or notable construction that might be useful. I've been a DA member for a long time now, through quiet and busy months. So thanks everyone for your support. :)


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dragonricca Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not dead, I have just been away from DA ^^;
I had almost no internet this summer so I kinda stayed away from the computer and I havn't drawn anything.. (or answered any posts at all..:XD:) Hopefully I'll start to be normal and do all these normal stuff hehe
I hope everything is good for you :)
xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
I'm glad to hear back from you, and that everything is fine. :) I hope even without internet, you enjoyed your Summer while it lasted! (I've also been neglectful of my DA, working on cosplays, so less drawing has occurred here too...)
dragonricca Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The summer was good :) relaxing
but autumn brought a nasty cold.. been lying in bed for days XD

I hope this autumn/winter will bring some inspiration, feels like I have had zero for months
Inspiration and energy, I have no idea where my energy fled? I really miss it

How are things at your end? I really hope it's better for you, not that it's terrible for me but still..
xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
I hope you have a blanket, or something to keep you warm then. :) Feel better soon!

I've felt unmotivated myself throughout Summer, but it's probably due to being overworked, and stressed. I've had a good amount of creative ideas though lately, which I'm hoping to start this October. I'm also hoping to do more on festivals, and take days off. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a day off, so maybe it'll help. Maybe look back at your days, see why you feel like you have no energy, you might be running around doing a lot of things too?

I might be on par with you, my Summer wasn't bad, but wasn't great either. Just busy. I finally caught up on all the episodes of turtles a couple days ago, the finale ended pretty solemn. I'm looking forward to the new season. :)
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Safira-The-Wolf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thx 4 the Llama.
IzzahEleinaSai Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
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Riku-Link Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please make a full tutorial for the master sword and the hylian shield,pleeease <3
(I mean, with the sizes, etc.)
xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
I tried to describe the process as best I could throughout my WIP images. They were done within a very short time, so I couldn't take as many photos as I was hoping. Everything was done through trial and error, and fixed throughout construction. The ratios are to my body height & size, so there's no set pattern. I'm terribly sorry... :(

I do plan to make a new set of weapons in the future, so I'll try to document it better! (Hopefully for the new Zelda coming out)
LinkIRL17 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Random question for you. How on earth did you make that collar on your awesome OoT Link Tunic? I'm working on mine right now, and I have no idea how to even attack this thing. -Rob
xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
It took me a moment to find the image, but you're right. I don't explain it very well! I'm also sorry for replying so slowly. D:

I cut out a basic pattern of the shape with thick interfacing (this helps keep it shape better), you can find that stuff at fabric stores, usually behind the cutting tables, so just ask one of the workers to help you out. Afterwards, I cut 2 larger pieces of actual green fabric in the same shape (taking into account seam allowance, so half an inch all around the edging, so I could fold/sew it in), and stitched the underside, so it was secure to the interfacing. I used strong adhesive fabric glue to tuck the top layer snug underneath, and trimmed as necessary.

It's not a perfect job, but it gives the right look, and you can get it pretty clean. I know there's some proper sewing method for collars.. I just suck at sewing, so I treat it like a prop, haha.
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