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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D800
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1/200 second
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F/1.4
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85 mm
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Jul 17, 2012, 1:15:01 PM
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Follow the butterflies by Samietheturtle Follow the butterflies by Samietheturtle
Series
xxxHOLIC

Character
Maru

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:iconsamietheturtle:

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:iconhonosuke:

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Team Denmark 2012

Behold, my stage cosplay for WCS 2012!
I love this character and getting to portray her is so much fun~ I love mu huge chiffon dress!

HUGE thanks to my AMAZING photographer and my helpers on this shoot! They are the ones making me look the way I do here :D

Costume and wig crafted by me.
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JeremyMODE Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Gh, so beautiful!
How did you do the wig? It's fantastic!
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Samietheturtle Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Thank you very much :D
It's not an easy process!

The wig contains 4 wigs sewn together. 3 very long and a short one to the base. Started with styling the short one, cutting it to the right length and so on. The 3 long ones were then stripped down into individual lanes.
For the 'ponytails' I made two tubes of craftfoam which I glued some of the lanes on. Those got sewn on, one on each side. Then a very time consuming progress of curling aaaaall of the lanes, which I used a haircurling device for (made sure on a test that the hair wouldn't melt, before starting). Once that was done, all of the lanes was gathered around some cotton and I just started stuffing into them tube, occasionally gluing and not really sure if it would hold it all xD
But well, it's survived a photoshoot and a rough trip to Japan, so I guess I did something right :D

That was a quick go trough of it, hope it helped you a bit :D
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JeremyMODE Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
You worked really hard then!
It's a very beautiful work, you're amazing ;__; !
It also needs patience I guess XD
I would have gone mad!
Anyway I'll try to use your suggestion, thank you ♥

Did you go to Japan? Rlly? To a convention ~ ?
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Samietheturtle Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
I used a lot of time on it, yes xD It acquires some patience indeed ;)

I went there as part of Team Denmark for something called World Cosplay Summit :D

And thank you very much with the compliment! It's the most difficult wig I've ever made, so I'm happy that others likes it too :D
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anikaori Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
wow!! love it! how do you made the hair bands? I want to make this cosplay.
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Samietheturtle Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Thank you very much, I love it too :D

Here's a 'short' go trough:

The wig contains 4 wigs sewn together. 3 very long and a short one to the base. Started with styling the short one, cutting it to the right length and so on. The 3 long ones were then stripped down into individual lanes.
For the 'ponytails' I made two tubes of craftfoam which I glued some of the lanes on. Those got sewn on, one on each side. Then a very time consuming progress of curling aaaaall of the lanes, which I used a haircurling device for (made sure on a test that the hair wouldn't melt, before starting). Once that was done, all of the lanes was gathered around some cotton and I just started stuffing into them tube, occasionally gluing and not really sure if it would hold it all xD
But well, it's survived a photoshoot and a rough trip to Japan, so I guess I did something right :D

Hope it helps a bit :D
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anikaori Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
thank you so much!!! and you do a great job =D
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Samietheturtle Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
You're welcome :D

Thank you very much :blush:
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AnyaPanda Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
This is lovely! And the wig looks so perfect!
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Samietheturtle Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Thank you very much! :blush:
It was hell to make, so I'm happy you like it :D
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