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Ryuko Matoi Cosplay - Wip 1 by GiH-Crafting Ryuko Matoi Cosplay - Wip 1 by GiH-Crafting
I'M STILL ALIVE !!
This month is a HUGE rush !! I have lots of costume to do for the next week since I had commissions from friends before Halloween. I can't wait for next weekend and wear my secret cosplay ~ ^_^
Right now I am working on Ryuko Matoi Cosplay that I started this week. It wasn't planned at all. Actually, I started watching Kill la Kill and this show is just so fucking badass. So I woke up a morning of this week and told myself: lol I'm doing dis. SO I DID !! Small touch up left, but almost done :D
I have two other costumes to finish before next saturday c:
I really wanted to do that prop so bad so I can add it to my portfolio ^_^

Before people ask, I'm using pink/purplish house isolation foam to sculpt the half scissor. It's really easy to cut out of it and then sand it. ^__^

Hope you like it!!

Render from Mein-Herzeleid
Costume by G-Houle
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GiH-Crafting Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you ! ~
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Angelicangel69 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What are the measurements for the scissor blade? 
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GreenBetty Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist
Hey just features your WIP on our page: www.facebook.com/amateurcospla…
also featured on our tumblr:
amateurcosplay.tumblr.com/
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GiH-Crafting Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Awww thank you so much I'm really happy to see this ! :D :hug:
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pastel-cutie Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student General Artist
What are you using to cut it out??
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GiH-Crafting Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student General Artist
jigsaw c: electronic knife can do the job too and I sculpted it with an ordinary knife + sanding with a 80 size. If you don't know what the number of the sanding paper means, overall, the bigger the number is, the smoother your surface will be. But you have to start from a low number like 80 and then going up smoothly c':
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pastel-cutie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Ah thank you!!
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Mitsurii Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist
Oh I love his! I wanna make same blade. I have a question - how thick is this foam?
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GiH-Crafting Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student General Artist
mmh thick you mean the size ? It's about  1 ½ inches. If you meant 'thick' by the consistency, well it is quite solid but fragile at the same time. I used this foam because it's easy to work with and light. You just need to cover it with fiberglass or woodglue (in my option, I used woodglue) to make it more solid and also, this foam doesn't tolerate paint so well, second reason why you have to cover it with something. 
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Mitsurii Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist
Ok, tyvm! :3
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GreenBetty Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist
Hey may i have permission to feature your progress photos in my facebook page? i will give full credit. its meant to assist other cosplayers in completing their projects, and answering any questions they may have! check it out and get back to me THANKS!
www.facebook.com/amateurcospla…
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GiH-Crafting Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Omh it's totally not the best wip picture but urhh yeah go ahead I would totally be happy to see it on the facebook page !! :'DD 
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Ninamy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Umm if you don't mind me asking where did you buy the House isolation foam?
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GiH-Crafting Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Any hardware store like Home Depot ! You just have to go around where there's all the piles of wood or just ask the staff! I highly recomand you to have a big car 'cause these pieces are friggin huge. Or you can always ask to pre-cut them. ^^
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Ninamy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok thank you ^ u ^
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GiH-Crafting Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student General Artist
you are very welcome  ~ Don't be shy to ask more questions :D
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HarmoniaFreak Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! This helps me a lot! :icononiononionplz:
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:icongih-crafting:
GiH-Crafting Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student General Artist
aaaww you're very welcome ~ :'D I'll soon upload a full version of my costume with the sword and full explaination on how to make it if you need more info ! ~ ^__^
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HarmoniaFreak Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
really? That would be a big help! Thank you~ :icononiononionplz:
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GiH-Crafting Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student General Artist
There: gih5.deviantart.com/art/Kill-l…

It's not a tutorial with pictures thing, only in the description, I didn't have the time to upload a full tutorial with pics (also I'm lacking pics to make one :/) But it can always help? :'D If you have any questions just ask !! ~
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Epsilon789 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
I used the same material for my sword! XD

But...I've gotten pretty much everything else, but I just can't figure out the top. T.T You don't have to, but can you give me a little hint on how you did it. :)
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GiH-Crafting Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student General Artist
which top? XD like the tip or the handle? XD I don't mind trying to tell you but my english is not the best ;-;
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Epsilon789 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
I should be more specific. I meant the shirt :) Sorry 
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GiH-Crafting Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student General Artist
ohohhohhh sorry my bad I didn't understand haha XD it was quite clear though XD 
But yeah I took an old shirt that I wasn't using anymore, cut it on the sewing lines and got my main patterns with that. I drew the patterns on the fabric and cut it with 2cm extra all around it just in case. Once all the parts are cut (front, back, sleeves) just sew them together. Obviously I had to edit the base patterns to make a sort of 'V-neck' so it's accurate to her. Then I found many tutorials or basic patterns on google for the sailor collar. ^_^ 
Don't be shy to ask more :'D
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Epsilon789 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Actually, that helped so much! Thank you! <3
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GiH-Crafting Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome ~ sorry for late reply ^^'
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Anukis Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
I like it! You're inspiring :) ! Was the base for Senketsu a commission or is G-Houle a friend? I'm hoping to cosplay Ryuko but have no idea where to start x_x !
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GiH-Crafting Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student General Artist
The costume is by me and made for me and only myself :) I didn't know either where to start xD I guess making the skirt was the easiest part of all since there's a lot of tutorials on google. then I made the top fuku. When I was bored I decided to make the scissor blade with isolation foam, but of course before starting everything, research all what you need a make a list of materials that you will need. Finally, make sure to know how much it will cost in total, 'cause you don't want any bad surprises ^^' 
Overall, the fabric cost me 20$ and isolation foam, for a huge panel it cost 30$ but you have enough for like... 3 or even 4 props. Finally, you need resin (15$) to cover the scissor because the isolation foam doesn't take the paint very well. With the resin all sanded, you will be able to put spray paint on it (which cost around 6$) for a total of 71$ and I don't need a wig :) 
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Breetastic Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What kind of resin are you using?
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GiH-Crafting Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Fiber glass resin should be oke ^^  (mine looks like this: www.homehardware.ca/products/3…
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deliaku Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student General Artist
trop cool o_o, ta les outils pou découper le bois et sculpter !
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GiH-Crafting Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student General Artist
C'est pas du bois mais du foam isolant. donc c'est quand même mou et ça se travail super bien avec un exacto, une scie sauteuse et du papier sabler ! :P
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deliaku Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student General Artist
oh =o, ca avait lair d'une planche de packwood.
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GiH-Crafting Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student General Artist
nope hehhe :D
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MaceRider Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're doing a good job so far! The scissor looks good - I used the same material to make the rifle stock for my Sniper costume. One suggestion - after you finish sculpting it, cover it with epoxy resin to give it a hard paintable shell, otherwise that type of foam doesn't take paint well + it's soft and you will end up denting it if you hold it too hard. After you epoxy resin it, you should be able to sand it up and then paint with anything, the resin shell doesn't care what you put on top of it.
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GiH-Crafting Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I already know that the paint wouldn't stick on that kind of foam, I did some tests and it wasn't the result I wanted. 
Thanks for the advice, I was searching for a product to put on so that I could paint on it and give a nice smooth look :P Should I apply some fiberglass too or the resin itself is fine?? Foam isn't really solid, is it worth it to use fiberglass or the resin will do the job? 

Thanks for the comment ~ ^__^
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MaceRider Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you fiberglass it, you will need to apply filler after that to smooth it out (the fiberglass has a rough texture), so it might end up being more work than you feel is worth it. It's up to you - fiberglassing it will definitely make it much stronger, but you have to keep the effort/result ratio in mind.

Personally I think you can get away with just doing a few coats of resin and that's it. Just don't smash the blade into things, and you should be OK.
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GiH-Crafting Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Alright ! Thanks for the advice !! ^__^
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