X 1999 is a great classic clamp title. Ceratopian had mentioned that one of her dream costumes was Hinoto and naturally I decided that the best character option for me to do was Kanoe. I had a hard time deciding which Kanoe, mostly due to modesty issues. However once I discovered the fake cosplay boob tutorials I figured her stunning blue feathered design wasn’t too far fetched for me.
In the scheme of things Kanoe wasn’t hard to make; it just took forever for all the pieces to dry. Unfortunately my air compressor is out of commission and I had to hand paint the feathered wings and felt feathered dress accents.
The most challenging part to this was deciding what materials to make the wings out of; after a failed attempt at using wire and felt, I discovered that I’d need an even lighter weight fabric. Enter interfacing. I simply put a thick wire in between two feathered shaped pieces of interfacing and ironed them together. Once I had the feathers made I had to paint them; that is what took forever! I had a lot of feathers to paint; back and front.
The felt feathers on her dress were a little disappointing; the paint really didn’t dry well and even with three coats the colors turned dull and muddy. In retrospect I should have made the dress feathers out of interfacing as well, but I had run out of time and had to work with what was available to me.
Hinoto cosplay by Ceratopian
CosAlive Shofuso event photography by SpookyElectricの写真, GooJunky Photography, and Simply Frank Productions
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