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Follow the butterflies by Samietheturtle Follow the butterflies by Samietheturtle
Series
xxxHOLIC

Character
Maru

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Photographer and editor
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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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AnyaPanda Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
You're very welcome! ^^
I can tell you put a lot of work into it, and it certainly paid off! :)
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Samietheturtle Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Thank you very much :D
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misatomireille Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Artist
cute Maru!<3
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Samietheturtle Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
aawt thank you! And thank you very much for the watch :D!
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misatomireille Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Artist
you´re welcome =)!!
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Zuum Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
All of my effing feelings!!!!!!! :heart:
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OniNiceBrain Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Samie you're so pretty and that cosplay is just stunning, and Iduneven :heart:! I can't wait to see your performance! I'm sure it's gonna be splendid :D!
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Zarsu Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
WOW DAT WIG. Looks so heavy - and pretty ;w;
Gorgeous cosplay and photo!
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Samietheturtle Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Thank you, Silas is amazing at making people look amazing ~

And the wig actually isn't that heavy :D
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TheLupin Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Well Silas is a God with a camera and YOU are a Goddess in-front of it! :heart:
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Easter-Centaur Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Oh I love you in that costume! Its like someone plucked you out of a midnight fairytale!! *w*

Those 4000 rhinestones are doing an amazing job to make the dress sparkle in a magical way *w*
Everything about those costumes are magical! :heart: :heart: :heart:
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aWacko Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
You look magical :I.
The costume, the wig, everything suits you incredebly well :heart:

You're so beautiful, sweetheart, I'm at a loss of words.
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Samietheturtle Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Thank you so much, sweetie:heart:

Silas did an amazing job, capturing the right mood :D
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Tiny-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
so much love on this! The wig looks awesome, just aswell as the costume!
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Samietheturtle Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Thank yoooou~;w;:heart:
Hardest wig I've ever done!
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Tiny-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
You can be god damn proud of it <33 really! it looks so stunning!
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terraskye Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student General Artist
DAT WIG.
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Samietheturtle Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Yup, that wig X'D It's horrible to transport, I pray to my gods that it will survive the journey to Japan, and back!
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terraskye Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Asdfghj- you've got to pack it extra carefully then! But I think wigs are pretty resilient, so hopefully it'll be alriight~
Anyways, have a good trip and enjoy!
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peacheschan Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i really like this cosplay
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Samietheturtle Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Thank you :D
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Lovemymudsy Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
you look stunning <3
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Samietheturtle Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Thank you dear<3
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Yokume Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
That wig looks so heavy .__.' But its a nice result. And ooh is that rhine/ hofix stones I see? OwO~ <3

Good luck ouob
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Samietheturtle Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
It's actually not heavy at all :D Or well, it's not like wearing a light wig, but it's really not bad :D~

Yees that is 4000 rhinestones you see ;)

Thank you<3
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Yokume Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
I guss that is a bit about balancing the weigh and make it fall right.? Or jus about being used to wearing different wigs wih different weights or something... * looks at the jabble, notes to self to go to bed * XD
asdf what a work it must have been to get them on , but asdfgh, it must look wonderful when you're moving around in the light <333
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Samietheturtle Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Yaerh something like that.. I think.... xD<33

It took... geez it took SO long to get them on!

It's so beautiful at night with lights on~
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Yokume Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
ufufu~ I must hope I one night must be able to see it rl then..? xD
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