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01 July 2006 @ 03:00 am
For Those Attending Anime-Expo.... (and those that are just cosplay curious ;) )  
For Those Attending Anime-Expo.... (and those that are just cosplay curious ;) )

Hey all!  I was planning to post photos of my finished Movie!Al cosplay... but apparently I managed to make it through the entire evening and put everything away before it even crossed my mind, doh!  I did, however, take some photos over the last few days, so I'll share some of those (the most complete photos shows this at about 70% with the wig unfinished and just sort of tossed on, so it SHOULD look a lot better tomorrow... assuming I don't melt).   

This is my first cosplay, btw. :)  It ended up fitting a heck of a lot better than I thought possible!  SOOOOOooo much work!

At least just tosssed on, this doesn't look half bad (sooo many hours of nervously cutting and styling!).... though I didn't have the shoes on here either.  ... I wish I had photos of this finished, rather than at 70% and the wig haphazardly tossed on. :-/  Ah well, another day...

You can see my real hair tucked underneat there.  Tomorrow the challenge of "hiding" all 2+ feet of it will come...  (Al's hair is shorter now, to boot)

My handmade "prop" is also behind this cut! :D ....KITTEN-STRONG! XD

As Alphonse doesn't really have... "props," I decided on a unique route: he... likes kittens.  Now, since I'm cosplaying as him as a human, I wanted some way to sort of distinguish this fact.  I've seen a photo or two of someone holding beanie babies and that sort of thing, but I decided the best way to get across what was in my head was to make an anime/FMA style kitten/cat...from scratch. ;)  He's grey, and he was really tricky to make.  He has 16 little toes, paw pads, the whole deal, and he was made from scratch with no pattern.  He has wire inside him so he can hang over my shoulder, arm, or in my cloak hood with ease. ;)  Bendy kitty!  And the blond hair is supposed to be patterned after: ARMSTRONG! XD 

These photos were taken before I "styled" the signature curl. :)    Nawwww! :D  Photos are from when it was about 70% done (he has whittle pink paws pads and toes now to boot!).

I'm looking forward to getting a photo with me entirely in costume at 100% WITH Kitten-Strong. :)

And seriously all: I'm going by myself (none of my friends out here are into anime, bleeehh!), so PLEASE feel free to say hi, or if you feel so inclined, lasso me to tromp around with you.  :)  I really enjoy making new friends, and am a short (5'1") unassuming female who is a film grad to boot!  You can also check out a lot of my more recent art on LJ

... I don't think I've posted any of my art to this community yet, but that's where I've made a majority of my income. :)  Mmm film and art...
Anyway: Have a great morning, all!  Hope you get more sleep than I'm likely to! ;)

Comtesse de Villefortdevillefort on July 1st, 2006 10:09 am (UTC)
That's your first cosplay?

Oh man, I can expect great things from you. That looks perfect.
Jellybean Whisperertheregaltigress on July 1st, 2006 10:11 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D It's been a sleepless week, but i'm glad it's turned out even half as well as it has!

Toxicbullets: Roy/Ed//This is Lovetoxicbullets on July 1st, 2006 11:21 am (UTC)
That's really good! I love the wig the best because you shaped it just perfectly and you really did look like Alphonse with it on xD. Omg, and the cat with the little curl of hair is to die for; it's so cute >33
Jellybean Whisperertheregaltigress on July 2nd, 2006 08:24 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks so much! That means a lot to me that you see hte resemblece; even at 70% done. ;)

*blushes and smiles*

Nauta Pharetra: Movie!Alpharetra on July 1st, 2006 12:20 pm (UTC)
The bangs of the wig are seriously adorable.
Very nice!
Jellybean Whisperertheregaltigress on July 2nd, 2006 07:51 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'll try to post photos of it done" when I get a shot as well. It turned out SOOO cute (even if everyone thought I was Edo. ~_~)

kawaiisporkmage on July 1st, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
*is determined to find you and attempt to steal your kitten. be warned.*

Are you going on Sunday?
Jellybean Whisperertheregaltigress on July 2nd, 2006 07:47 am (UTC)
Yes'sm! :D Sat/Sun/Mon for sure!

Jellybean Whisperertheregaltigress on July 2nd, 2006 08:24 am (UTC)
And who shouls I "beware" of? ;)

kawaiisporkmage on July 2nd, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC)
A random state alchemist. One of many. Beware, beware.... You will be found.
Jellybean Whisperertheregaltigress on July 2nd, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)
!!! *cowers in fear!* XD

kawaiisporkmage on July 3rd, 2006 04:04 am (UTC)
Told'ya so! :P

I didn't follow you around for half an hour before finally sending Luna/Selphie to talk to you, noooooo. XD
ohariko on July 1st, 2006 05:21 pm (UTC)
Looks like you had fun making it and displaying the costume. Though is it just me, or is your costume more orange then red? Or is that just your camera?
Jellybean Whisperertheregaltigress on July 2nd, 2006 07:47 am (UTC)
it's red, it's just the indoor lighting. :(

Let's Mosey: cosplay!Alteambenevolence on July 1st, 2006 09:06 pm (UTC)
lol love the Armstrong!Kitty.

That's really good for a first cosplay as well. Unlike me. I'm going to the London Expo in October and I'm just going to get my Ed costume commissioned.
Jellybean Whisperertheregaltigress on July 2nd, 2006 08:30 am (UTC)
Thanks on both accounts! (And considering how long this sucker took, I don't blame you on commissioning something!).

colonellazy on July 2nd, 2006 05:00 am (UTC)
This is the Sloth you took the picture with the Envy at the ADV booth today.



I'll upload those pics when I get home and recover from this trip, which should be around the 10-11th-ish
Jellybean Whisperertheregaltigress on July 2nd, 2006 07:49 am (UTC)
Haha, that'd be awesome! The one with me came out all blurry, but the one with you three came out awesome! Will you guys be at the FMA gathering tomorrow night? I desire social antics. ;)

GREAT meeting you!

_felis_heda_ on July 4th, 2006 02:52 am (UTC)
saw you there today! XD

My sister and I were talking to you after the movie outside the bathroom. I was the one with the cat ears. XD

Aww. I never made my Armstrong Tee. T___________T