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Cosplayer Chiara Scuro > Costume of Tira from Soul Calibur 5

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07-08-2013
Series
Soul Calibur 5
Character
Tira
Special Variation:
2P
Year Completed:
2012
Construction Difficulty:
Very Difficult
Costume worn at:
Katsucon 2012
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
Hardest, most complex costume I've made to date (including the chakram. I am SO not a prop maker).

Corset is fully boned, with advice from Rufflebutt on it's construction. I didn't have time to set grommets into it to cinch it, so I'm going to go back & do that to give it the proper shape. All of the designs on the corset were painstakingly cut out & applied by hand on Valentine's day (haha I have no life...). God knows how many of those little brass wings are in this costume from the jewelry, Around 20 I believe. The 150+ feathers are hand dyed. Applied to a line of cording & batting for the shawl & batting & wire for the skirt. The designs on the shoes & gloves are hand painted on. The gold wings on the shoes are craft foam reinforced with wooden frames. The chakram is insulation foam, sanded down by hand into blades at the outer edges, reinforced with a hula hoop, sealed in mod podge, hand painted & then coated in resin for strength. The embellishments are hand painted craft foam & model magic. Not insanely happy with the chakram, but it's my first foray into props. Too many other construction details to list right now. x_x

Tira was a challenge because just about every single part of her was a new method of construction for me. It made me nervous & it made me excited at the same time. All in all I'm insanely pleased with how she turned out & proud of myself for seeing this personal goal through to completion (even though I got 12 hours of sleep the week of Katsu). She was totally worth it
Personal Thoughts:
THERE ARE CLEARLY NOT ENOUGH WINGS OR FEATHERS ON THIS DESIGN. LET'S PUT SOME ON HER FACE! WHAT DID YOU SAY? LETS ALSO GIVE HER SOME CROTCH & BUTT WINGS.

After this costume, my living room looks like a phoenix exploded. True facts.
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