Lugia
Pokemon Gold/Silver

Cosplayer: Freyarule

Variant: Gijinka version

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

7th January 2010: Japanese Arts Festival 8D So, my boyfriend's taking me to the Japanese Arts Festival, and we wanted to do a debut of a couple cosplay. Soooo seeing as I didn't really want to make more costumes for this year (already got 4 more or less in the works for this half of the year alone!) I decided to bring back Lugia for the masq, and we're going to make a Ho-oh gijinka costume for him :) so yeah if you guys go to the festival and see us and don't be afraid to come up and say hi!

It's very tempting to do a skit just what about lmao xD

23rd August 2009: Finished! In a way Sooo...I finally finished it xD

I glued the foam fins onto the leotard and then the tail and the feathers...and then I put it on. I seriously can't put it on by myself, I'll need someone to help me >.> lol

But the funny part was putting it on, and all these noises like snapping where coming from it and I was like "oh darn..."
The top fluffy bit has come almost off, it's only attached at the ends. It looks alright the way it is...it's just a bit annoying, but oh well. The only things I need to really fix are the feathers, and that's easily done.

So, my mum took some photos of me (without makeup, which is why it's not completely finished) and I don't actually look too bad...I think I might need to lose some weight, of course, but it's not blindingly obvious 8D yaaaay!!!

20th August 2009: Update Just letting you know I'm hoping to finish Lugia within the next few days :3 "hoping" having a huge emphasis >_>

30th July 2009: Work done ^^ So I finally attached the "wings" onto the leotard. It made me think a lot because it was very hard to do Dx I ended up grring under my breath, but I managed to get it done ^^ next thing to do is to affix the fins onto the back, and also the tail. Then it's a matter of sticking loads of feathers here and there, and walla! We have a Lugia xDD

14th July 2009: New design I updated Lugia's design, it's going to stay like that now xD
I mostly changed it to fit with the wig I bought :3 now it's more blue than purple, hur.

I gave the Lugia brown eyes because that's my eye colour and I has no moneys for contacts atm xD

2nd July 2009: Progresss So the leotard is ready to be painted on ^^ And I'll need to sew the sleeves onto it. I would have taken a piccie but my camera suddenly died on me Dx nuuu.

I've also done a new design reference, since the actual costume has altered somewhat from the original design. This is why I love my own designs xD I can easily alter them if need be. I mean, Freya's design altered many times over the time spent on her ^^

20th June 2009: Wings = done! So being bored this afternoon I decided to start making the wings. I was wondering how to do them and a clever idea from CrystalNeko was to have the fingers all floaty floaty, to make it more elegant looking ^^

So I set to work making the pattern. Halfway across the wing it's closed, so it's like a sleeve, and then it opens out to the fingers. To prevent the fingers from fraying I did a zigzag stitch along the edges ^^ it looks pretty cool :3 I won't put the feathers on until it's fixed onto the leotard!

15th June 2009: Yohohoho a Lugia's life for me So my makeup arrived, a Mehron FX in a blue colour and a silver glitterspray. My wig also came, courtesy of Fifi (aka CrystalNeko) which was awesome :3
I need to rethink the makeup, methinks. My mother insists the white Snazaroo (that I previously used for Freya) is good enough (I wanted to use white Mehron FX but we'll see) but I need to redo the blue bits, because they look so messy >_< (maybe someone else could do them rather than doing it myself? xDD)
Also the glitter spray, although is supposed to be for the face, is not the best. It made the makeup run and didn't sparkle at all. Plus doing it yourself and not knowing where it will end up is not a good point xDD

The funniest part was when the postman came with another parcel while I had a white face. I said, "Don't ask." he just laughed and walked away quickly. xD


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Violet Kestral - 16th May 2009
Oh wow, I love it already and there's nothing to seeee!! =DD
Can't wait to actually see it then =]

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Freyarule - 16th May 2009
Thanks a lot! That means loads to me :D

At some point I'll be drawing up a design...maybe after May Expo when I have more stress-free time!

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Anonymous - 16th May 2009
Yay~
8D
Lugia~
Can't wait to see her complete~

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Anonymous - 1st June 2009
I like the design, I can't wait to see this completed!

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FlyingMammal - 10th June 2009
I also love this design :) And I know it will turn out looking great!!

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FlyingMammal - 15th June 2009
you could make a stencil for the blue make up :) so you apply it over the stencil with a sponge, may not smudge as much...

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Freyarule - 15th June 2009
Thanks everyone ^^

@wilterdrose: you know what? That's a good idea :3 I'll look into it :D

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Anonymous - 24th June 2009
Hey, it's Wraith from the MCM forums? (No duh)
Just thought I'd come by and check out the progress... It looks pretty cool! Especially the make-up ^-^
May I ask... Are you planning on painting every bit of exposed skin or just head to shoulders?
Can't wait to see how this turns out :3

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Anonymous - 17th July 2009
this is going to look great, i cant wait to see it all finished at the expo ^^

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Kacela - 23rd August 2009
this looks awsome, a job well done ^^ cant wait to see the full thing at expo ^^

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Anonymous - 23rd August 2009
This looks amazing *w*

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Lady Bahamut - 23rd August 2009
Awesome progress :D It's looking great! ^^

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CrystalNeko - 23rd August 2009
Like I said on MSN, you look amaaaazing~ I love how fluffy it is!
Keep up the good work~

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Freyarule - 23rd August 2009
Aww thanks everyone! *happyblush*

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FlyingMammal - 24th August 2009
ohhh wow! your almost finished looks awesome!!! Really really awesome!!

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Limegreenjelly - 28th August 2009
looking good cant wait to see the thing for real :)

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Smallfry0 - 30th August 2009
WoW lugia is coming on great can't wait might have to pester for picture :D

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LittleMissChikorita - 31st August 2009
AHHH this looks awesome!!! xx

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Freyarule - 31st August 2009
Thanks everyone for the comments! >u< xx

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RebaSephiroth2 - 17th September 2009
I love your Lugia cosplay. ^_^

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LittlePidgey4 - 19th October 2009
I've found you! I was the one at the UPAS meal social with the Pikachu keychain. Your costumes are looking fabulous!

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Freyarule - 19th October 2009
Kyaaah! Hello! :D Ima gonna stalk your profile now xD

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Kacela - 27th October 2009
you looked fantastic good job ^^

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RebaSephiroth2 - 31st October 2009
It's was great to meet you at the expo and it's a great picture of Sephy & Lugia. ^_^

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Freyarule - 31st October 2009
It was great to see you too! Can't wait to see you again :D

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neko_riddles - 22nd November 2009
Yays!! Lovin my lugi...i mean lugia :P

Loved this costume very much :P I think i just might have fel in love that day :)

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Freyarule - 22nd November 2009
d'awww don't make me blush O/////O <3