Ivan Karelin
Tiger and Bunny

Cosplayer: sarmander

Variant: Civillian

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

18th April 2012: Why I eyes ya Reference image for my Ivan eye makeup...or lack thereof, anyway. I ended up wiping most of it off and just applying those 3 lower lashes like he has XD;; I wonder if they actually were noticeable...probably not. T^T

16th January 2012: Mr. Heavy Brows ....Can never look truly happy. =/ It's amazing how just a slight change to the eyebrows compleeeeetely changes your facial expressions.
<---On the right, normal eyebrows. On the left, heavy brows of impending doom. Same vague expression, two rather different looks. May have to really think about the faces I'll be pulling before blindly jumping in front of cameras...

14th January 2012: Unwanted boobage I've had to make a flesh-coloured undershirt to wear under Ivans' vest, since my binder flattens but does not prevent cleavage. =/ Busty Ivan is not a good look. Unfortunately it's bloody hard to find a colour that actually matches my skin tone, so I've gone with the closest. These shots show how hideous it looks, BEHOLD! *shakes head* Luckilly it's way better with the jacket on as that covers the nasty seams and draws the eye away from it generally, and I'll find a way of fixing the edges to my binder so that it doesn't wrinkle up so much.

14th January 2012: Wigglie whoo Decided to go with the newer wig, despite the fact that it's not the colour I really wanted. Taken the plunge and styled it so that's all done and dusted now~

30th December 2011: JAPAN Okay, so the back of the jacket is complete, although i wish I could've done it some other way.
I attempted embroidery, a sort of decoupage thang, painting....all sorts. In the end I've had to draw the images, scan it onto my compy and print it out onto tranfer paper. Yup. It's a t-shirt transfer. =/
It actually looks pretty cool; clean and crisp, very animated. Not as vivid as the front pathces, but never mind. Problem is that it doesn't adhere to satin well, so I have to be reaaaally carefull not to scrunch the jacket up too much.

25th October 2011: Wig Woes Okay, I know there's a fair bit of time before I need to start worrying about this really, but it's already a bit of a headache.
I was going to use my Teddie/Finland wig since the colour is perfect. problem is there isn't enough hair to style properly and it ends up just looking..well, kinda crap and almost as though it's just 'plopped' on top of my head.
So i went and bought a new wig that looked perfect but when it arrived it was the wrong colour; far too yellow-blonde rather than icy platinum! GRAH! But it's such a beaaauuuutiful wig, so soft and yummy. *_* I haven't styled it yet because I'm trying to work out...well, what the hell I'm going to do. ie, which one I will chose, if either. i really don;t want to buy ANOTHER wig, that just gets ridiculous!

Comparison photos here <-------- What do? =/

1st September 2011: The weeabo loves army clothes it seems This was going to be a cheap cosplay since I already own everything but the jacket.....right? =/ Wrong. Turns out I;m going to have to re-buy and modify everything. XD
SO at least now I have the correct t-shirt, trousers and boots. Goodbye, hard-earned cash. ^_^;;
Photo make everything look dark but I'm actually really chuffed with how perfect the colours are irl. Also....fatty cosplayer is fat, please excuse my ginormous hips in this shot. XD;;

29th August 2011: Make up tests part 2 ...And this is my idea, using the pretty much all of the red parts of the mask including around the eyes, over the eyebrows (though it doesn't show in the photo) and even the upper lip.

Eeeeeeh, I think it's too much. XD But was fun to try, de gosaru~! (See Origami Cyclone suit ref. pictures for an idea of what i was trying to achieve.)

29th August 2011: Make-up tests So this is the most common fanart version of Ivans' eyemake up when he wears his Origami Cyclone oitfit. It's just taking the red around the eyes of the mask, basically.


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Ino - 28th August 2011
No need to feel guilty, everyone knows you'll be the best Ivan ever :D :D

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Natsumi - 1st September 2011
Yay! This is going to be such a beeaaaaautiful costume!! O_O

( Finally started watching the series now <3 )

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Manticore Arts - 8th September 2011
Keeepp This is looking awesome!

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birds-hate-flying - 9th September 2011
I'm not familliar with the source material but, damn, this costume is going to look cool. The character likeness is great when you are wearing the wig (also facial expression) and that is always a plus.

Because I am ruh-tard-ed and need clarification on "progressing to": are you constructing both the casual and hero suit costume variants? As in doing the full casual costume on one con day and then a hybrid version the next day...? Or do I have that arseways? Or is the design in the 2nd and 3rd ref pictures what you're making, minus the helmet? Or some hybrid hybrid!?

Anyways. That armour is interesting and I am curious to see it translated into three dimensions. This looks like a character you could capture well regardless of variant.

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sarmander - 10th September 2011
@ birds-hateflying
Aww, thankyou! =^_^= haha, sorry I'm not very good at making things clear or explaining myself well. I'll be getting togethor his casual outfit AND making his hero suit. it's juts that the casual will blatantly be finished first. ^_< As for the actual hero suit, I was going to go for a more humanised version a la fanart above. At least, that was the ORIGINAL plan...I've got to think long and hard about what I want to do~

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Manticore Arts - 25th October 2011
Its a Shame I wont see this for Expo, but Gung-Ho! Well Done!

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Tsuchinoko - 25th October 2011
I haven't watched any of Tiger and Bunny yet so don't know the character but I love the design and colour of your jacket and it's a great match to the reference images ^^

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yami-no-neko - 27th October 2011
oh wow, i've only just seen these pics. It's looking really good

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j_mercuryuk - 30th December 2011
wow, the back design is just perfect :D

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Felixize - 31st December 2011
Aaah I didn't see any of your progress pictures before but jeez I could totally gush over your Ivan forever nowwww <3
I can't wait to be Farrah-facebutt now, hopefully we can get some pictures together!!

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CrystalNeko - 16th January 2012
Woah! Are you really pulling the same facial expression in the brow test? Because you look like you're ready to murder someone XD
I love this so much, you really suit Ivan and the wig and costume are just perfect!

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Anonymous - 17th January 2012
Your costume is very beautiful. thanks

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Freyarule - 17th January 2012
Hehehe I love that jacket! Perfect for Ivan! (I had no idea it was satin but it really works! XDD)

Looking forward to seeing this :D

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LittlePidgey4 - 17th January 2012
Very awesome!!

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LittleRecordGirl - 18th January 2012
This is amazing!
I hope I see you at Kitacon so I can take photos! :D

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InfiniteJester - 29th January 2012
would love to see this at kita! If you're doing this on friday, look out for another tiger and bunny group that will be around!

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Captain_Marvelous - 1st March 2012
Thanks for the comment I hope to get a nicer pic when the wig and booties get here! God I love this jacket so much you really look the part! <3

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Pandora-Chi - 1st March 2012
OMG I never left a comment for this??? 0.o I think I saw you at Hyper Japan and took a photo with you! =D You looked amazing and so so cute as Ivan!! <3

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Pandora-Chi - 2nd March 2012
Thank god I was right that it was you! I was so happy seeing an Ivan!! :D Thank you for the lovely comment on Karina and sure you can use the photo!! :D I'll be happy to rewear Karina again but I'm not sure when - was considering Kita or May london expo? x

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Ino - 3rd March 2012
Awww great photo of you and Pandora at Hyper Japan! Your completed outfit is awesome dude~~

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Natsumi - 5th March 2012
Aww such a cute photo of Ivan and karina! :D this costume looks very polished everythings really well done :D totally envy your wig skills dude :3

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sarmander - 5th March 2012
T_____T Thankyou~!

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Captain_Marvelous - 23rd April 2012
Love this so much! the Bunny Is Kirato :) not sure his real name! ^^

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yami-no-neko - 23rd April 2012
I really like the group shots XD

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sarmander - 23rd April 2012
Thanks! And thankyou Captain_Marvelous, I shall ammend the details~ =D