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Sakuyamon-Shaman Digimon by Elita-01 Sakuyamon-Shaman Digimon by Elita-01
I do like this shot quite a bit though I wish my wig looked neater. It was extremely difficult to keep it looking nice when I literally had no means to reach behind me.
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TasharahOWNZerin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Hello. I am also going for a sakuyamon cosplay, how did you get the ball shoulders to stay on? Any advice if you can remember?
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Elita-01 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Ah, sorry for the late reply!

I attached nylon straps to the inside of the pauldrons and if you look closely you can see they go from the shoulder across my chest and attach under my arms in the armpit area (I attached velcro to the nylon straps so they wouldn't be bulky under my arms)
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franchii-manchii Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is great I started this cosplay a few years ago got caught up in some others instead and never went back to it.
I like your helmet better than mine it looks sharp! Can i ask you about the materials used to make it?
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Elita-01 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Of course! You can ask me anything you like and I'll do my best to answer!
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franchii-manchii Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I did a Helmet one out of pink foam and fiberglassed it with epoxy and then used acetone to burn out the pink foam. you said you used glue what type of glue did you use? and with news paper?
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Elita-01 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Oh! The helmet is pink foam sanded and covered with a wood filler/water mixture and sanded until smooth.

The newspaper/glue is the shoulder pauldrons, they were made from paper mache (just school glue and any ol' newspaper I could get my hands on) and also covered with wood filler/water combo

I live in an apartment so anything with a lot of fumes or need to be done outside is a little difficult for me which is why I loooooooove the woodfiller/water method, it gets things so smooth. I'll usually hit it with a light coat of spray primer before any painting to make the surface take to the paint nicely.
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franchii-manchii Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well since I papercraft armors and my sites users have clammered for a user friendly way to harden the paper ,I started them using Waterproof wood glue and either cloth , news paper, and a few other materials with are easy to get , especially in foreign countries ,,,our Japanese friends use POGIE but its less than cost effective ,,
so it forces me to ask what is the name of the filler you use with such great success and what is the ratio to water? I would like to try it myself to see it.
Thats for all your answers and soory for all the questions , but it will get put to use , my site is www.techdollogic.com if you would like to see it. and if you wish I can link your method back to you if you so wish.
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Elita-01 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
www.rocketryforum.com/attachme…

That's what it looks like. I'm not sure if it will work with papercraft it can be kind of a heavy and thick substance. I've used it with great success to cover insulation foam, paper mache, styrofoam, and cover seams in craft foam. It's also great to fill in any holes or dents. I like using it more than a typical hole filler. 

Now I'm terrible for never measuring! 
This is what it looks like:
4.bp.blogspot.com/_wd3jrZoTHV0…

It's kind of putty like. I scoop out a generous amount (if i'm doing a large project) and i'll add just small sprinkles of water a bit at a time and really mix it in well. You want it to look smooth and creamy but not so much that if you lift your stir stick it dribbles off of it. It shouldn't be runny, just smooth.  Kind of like warm peanut butter, easy to spread but it doesn't drip everywhere.

also when applying it you'll want to use a foam brush and try to apply it smoothly it'll save you a lot of sanding work if you don't just slop it all over your project and let it dry. 

I generally use about 3 coats to make sure I've got lots of room to sand before I start hitting the project itself. 

You don't have to link back but if you or anyone else has more questions you can send them here. I can always take a couple pictures to show the process.
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franchii-manchii Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for your Excellent reply.
I know this putty but never thought to use it to do that.
Ill have to get some on payday and try some out for cosplay!
Paper craft can be surprisingly strong ,I use 110 weight cardstock and when bent and glued correctly into shape it holds up very well, It has too since we build armor out of it.
Alot of the time I use Either Fiberglass or Epoxy to further harden it , the current projects I have are Kaprima from TERA en.tera.gameforge.com/wp-conte… and a 16 foot Rathalos from Monster Hunter img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20… he is due for 2 event first on Dec 13th Holiday Matsuri Orlando where I got invited because of such large Live Event cosplays. and then January will have DragonFest which is a great little RenFair that happens close to home and I thought they sure needed a dragon! Rathalos is mostly made from soft foam and PVC but the head is crafted.

Kaprima is my most advantageous papercraft yet even thou ive done bigger he/she is the most complex model yet with 124 pages of parts
And Rathalos takes place of my 14 foot Velociprey as a Con Live event and other huge thing I dont really need in my garage. lol

You can always tell a cosplayers house when armor and weapons are used as wall decor and Dinosaurs take up the garage instead of cars.
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DraginKYle44 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Awesome
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The-Magnificent-Unsu Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
It looks spectacular!
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jarvik2009 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
this is an amazing costume. incredible detail
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Elita-01 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Thank you!I hope to improve on this some day!
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shuukichi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
please be my sakuyamon,,,
this is so lovely well done, the suit look impressive
maybe just the wig not too long enough, but no problem because almost entirely well made. very good :) 
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Elita-01 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Youre right, the wig is not long enough.  I was worried it would become tangled at the convention as I cannot reach behind me to fix it or brush it while in the costume so I made it shorter to keep it under control.


Thank you though! I saw your Ruki, costume (you're the Ruki right?_) and it's amazing!
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shuukichi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yes, this account is for ruki and takato cosplayer
thx for your comment, i love kyubimon renamon and sakuyamon, so everytime i saw their cosplay, i'm very happy, and your armor was very neat and cool!!

ohh or maybe you have to brought someone to help you preparing or accompany you in the convention, so they can help you when your cosplay is in trouble like dropping something or buying foods and drink, and brushing your hair :D or anykind else :)
 
but welldone, if only we can meet and cosplaying as partner, it will be awesome :D

greet from indonesia!

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Elita-01 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
I had my boyfriend to help me with the armour but unfortunately he doesn't know how to brush a wig..
Maybe next time I wear it I will try to have a longer wig and teach him how to comb it for me.
It would be amazing to have pictures with your Ruki! I especially love your wig, it's perfect!
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shuukichi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you so much!
and i loveeee your suit, really, i bought the wig from taobao, brand lucaille, their wig is expensive for my budget but it turn out easy to style because its thick enough, love it.
yeah sakuyamon, do your best!
and come back to real world please renamon :'(
still sad about the ending, glad to know you, may i add you as friend?
thank you for chatting with me :)
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Elita-01 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
It's a beautiful wig, my wig is really thin and doesn't feel very nice. I paid quite a bit for it but it still feels and looks cheap. I think I'll have to buy a new wig for Sakuyamon to wear her again.
I love the way you styled the back of yours though.
Augh that ending was so sad but Season 3 is still my favourite season of Digimon.

Of course you may add me! Anyone who likes season 3 Digimon is someone I want as a friend lol
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mfleury75 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Most certainly, by far, probably ... (and words kept coming). Fantastic was the best I could come up with.
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Elita-01 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Haha, well thank you! Fantastic is a wonderful compliment
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mfleury75 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
"I got a knack for words." They confuse me.
Their mischievous ways eludes me.
A treasure kept under lock and key.
A secret, a puzzle a conundrum, don't you agree?

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Dani-Castro Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
woow so great
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iPhlux Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Nice job.
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DannyboyO1 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
I'm picturing this as the new costume for the Queen's guards. Partly because it's not really sillier than the obese tribble-hats, and partly because it'd be amazing to see you try and march in formation in all that. :lmao:
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Elita-01 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Man, I can barely stand up and sit down in it let alone march. 
I learned in this photo that stairs on the natural enemy to this costume
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DannyboyO1 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Yeah... the visibility, the heels... I'm guessing sitting makes things shift or something?
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Elita-01 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
It's weird, the costume doesn't look like it should be hard to move in but it totally is. When I sit I kind of have to just bend my knees an dfall back on my butt and get someone to help me up when I stand again. So glad I didn't wear this to the convention by myself as I've done in the past!

A bathroom break is like a 20 minute endeavor! I definitely did not think of THAT when I made this!
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DannyboyO1 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
The bathroom time surprises me least. Although it seems like it would be easier to escape from than to get into, unless the buckles are a bit fiddly with gloves.

Man. This gives me an idea for a 'con business concept. Rent-a-squire! A booth near the restrooms staffed by people who help folks in and out of fiddly costumes and watch the bulky bits and swag bag whilst you're in the loo. Wouldn't bother listing a price... just a tip jar. Because I'd never have the stone heart required to haggle with someone who actually needs the service. That'd be evil.
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swift56 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
well, this is pretty amazing
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Elita-01 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Thank you! I appreciate the positive feedback
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