Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Cosplayer: Freyarule

Variant: First outfit

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

22nd May 2011: Progresssssssss I've been paper macheing the gun, almost dry :) then I have to make a big decision - try and make the paper clay work? (it gave me hell when doing the wrench) Get some gesso and use that to smooth it? Or keep it as it is (not really wanting to do that D:)?

9th March 2011: Gloves finished, tunic 90% done! I finished off the tunic, only need to buy some tubes, cover/paint them orange and then sew on the fabric cases on the tunic below the shoulders for the ammo thingies. Also need to hem the bottom but I'm unsure as to whether to keep it long or chop it a bit - Nausicaa's skirt is rather short but I'm a bit uneasy with baring all like that so I'll decide once the leggings have arrived and I can test out viewability of underwear :P

White leggings bought off ebay, also white shoes. The shoes and leggings looked like the same colour on all refs, and I just need to make spats out of the darker blue material.

The gloves are finished :D first time making non-stretchy gloves, hoo boy. I used a glove pattern I found on google along with a tutorial, but the tut was a bit pointless, a lot I figured out myself. Also got the tube bits at the bottom of the gloves with the "dots" made of out the same material as the tunic. It's annoying to verify exactly what the gloves look like as every ref is different :S

Next I'm currently making the belt, I've got a buckle that I'll be gluing craft foam to painted gold. Either that or make out of air dough, or have a mix. Then I'll make the little bag she has, the spats, and then decide on whether I'm making the sword and mask thing. I probably should since it'll be more accurate.

12th February 2011: Gun I bought a long foam pipe thing from B&Q the other day, and am using that as the base for Nausicaa's gun :D I've got some cardboard boxes that I gutted and have basically done a cardboard, foam pipe and duct tape job. I will paper mache it then paint it over. It's wonderfully lightweight so I'm happy!

I also got a better wig (the first one I got was too red T__T) and I've cut the fringe. I'll need to put some spray on it to seperate it a bit though.

Now I just need to start the blooming costume T__T

4th September 2010: Sorta progress So the beads I got for her earrings weren't big enough int he end, but I have found some PERFECT ones on ebay that I've been watching for a long time now, until I have the money for them as they are expensive (BUT IT'LL BE WORTH IT THEY ARE AMAZING)

In other news, my boyfriend neko_riddles at the August JAF recently, he bought me a Teto plushie TwT they had a stall with Studio Ghibli plushies and we both saw the Teto, and I didn't think he was gonna buy it but he crept away at some point and bought it 8D it's so cyoot. Gonna have so much funs with my Teto x3

other than that, no progress on Nausicaa until after Expo, and then I can focus on my 2011 cosplays!

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picklesofdoom - 5th May 2010
Oh look....IT A COMMENT! :D

hehehe love Nausicaa and so can't wait to see this cosplay!! <3<3<3

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Freyarule - 6th May 2010
Hehe thankyou me dear :) I really love Nausicaa too <3

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Anonymous - 6th May 2010
I love her! When I first watched It i thought she had a very short skirt on with no pants...then i realised they were trousers!

Good luck.

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Freyarule - 6th May 2010
Thanks very much :) And I know what you mean! I thought that too XD the trousers are so close to her skin tone you don't know what to think lmao ^^

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Moonchild - 7th May 2010
oooh where are you getting those beads from?? I'm looking for simular ones for my Nia cosplay ^^ biggest ive found is 40mm i think...

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kawaii-kerri - 7th May 2010
this is amazing I lovelovelove Nausicaa! this will be fantastic will keep an eye out for your updates and progress ^_^

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Freyarule - 7th May 2010
@MissColzyChan: I bought them off ebay my dear, but I think they might be a bit too small for Nia, the dimensions are 16x6mm :) I did see some larger beads though if you wanted to take a look!

@kawaii-kerrI: Aww thanks very much! I hope I don't disappoint :)

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RebaSephiroth2 - 6th March 2011
Your working really hard on this it looks great. ^_^

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J-Po - 6th March 2011
your really good at this i want the gun :D

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Freyarule - 6th March 2011
Thankyou! I've been neglecting her a bit due to Stiltzkin but now that he's mostly finished this week is all about the bulk of her being made :D

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Myu - 9th March 2011
lovely progress so far :) And yay teto !!! Im going to Kita as Sheeta :) would be great to get photoness !

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Freyarule - 10th March 2011
Thankyoou! I think you're in the Ghibli group too? So we will most definitely get piccies :D

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Blinx - 16th March 2011
This is win

Looking good so far~

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picklesofdoom - 16th March 2011

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.neverbell - 21st March 2011
i would LOVE to do this outfit it's so nice! it looks great so far as well i can't wait to see it at kita =D

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Freyarule - 21st March 2011
Thankyou! I'm really glad you like it so far :)

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Refira - 20th May 2011
Very nice. I really like this! ^^
Shame I'm not able to take Teto to Expo, or we could have taken pictures together. :/
If you decided to enter the Masquerade/Eurocosplay - good luck, and have fun! ^^

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Freyarule - 20th May 2011
Aww thankyou my giant teto <3 XD I know, bad timing Q__Q but if you do wear him again, I might be tempted to make another of her outfits :D

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Lady Bahamut - 4th June 2011
I've still not seen this (I WILL PROMISE) but you looked super awesome X3 And I like the gun! Don't be so mean to it XD

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Freyarule - 4th June 2011
WATCH EEET XDDD LMAO I do love the gun really, I just wish I'd thought about making it stronger and stuff XD;;

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Hannah-Kiwii - 5th June 2011
You make and incredible Nausicaa, and the costume's so well made!

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Freyarule - 6th June 2011
Thankyou!! That's very kind of you >///<

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Storme - 21st July 2011
How have I not mentioned how awesome this is? YAY NAUSICAA! You look adorable.

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Freyarule - 21st July 2011
Dawww thanks my dear <3 :D

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Manticore Arts - 7th September 2011
Loves this loved this loved this! Did I mention I love Nausica!

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Freyarule - 7th September 2011
You didn't but I know now!! XDD glad you like Cap'n!

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Siouxsie James - 27th March 2013
<3 this is a lovely cosplay :) wish I'd have seen it irl!!

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Freyarule - 28th March 2013
Thank you my fellow Nausicaa! :D <3

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Siouxsie James - 28th March 2013
I'd love to know how you made the mask as I haven't even thought about it yet :P also I have no clue how to sew the top, did you use a pattern?

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Freyarule - 28th March 2013
I used a dress pattern which I modified to include the collar :) any long sleeve dress pattern will work well, you just have to make sure it's not too long! XD for the mask, I glued bits of craft foam together (the front bit with the holes cut in, and then a long strip to make it stick out - if that makes sense) and then stuck black chiffon on the inside to make it easier to breathe XD then used craft foam again for the bits at the side across my cheeks, they go up to my ears where I used elastic round my ears to hold it in place :) the floppy bits are fabric stuck on :) the whole thing was paper mached and then painted, but I wouldn't recommend it too much, as due to the strain it got when wearing it it started to crack a bit in certain areas >___<

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Siouxsie James - 29th March 2013
Thanks for sharing your wisdom ^^ think I'll try to foam and will be careful about the finishing of it (maybe no paper mache?) And I'll keep an eye out for a decent pattern, I have a friend that I think can make them! I like the fact that you've made the gun too!!

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Freyarule - 29th March 2013
No problem at all <3 the gun isn't amazing because I used a flexible foam tube as the core when I should have used something more rigid XD; it cracked all over the place on the day!

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Siouxsie James - 29th March 2013
Oh no!!! That's terrible!! Note to self don't use those foam tubes O_O you can't tell in the pictures though >.<

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Freyarule - 29th March 2013
Haha, I'm glad! XD