Years ago when I first made my cosplay for Daisuke Motomiya from 02, I knew absolutely nothing about how to make shoes. The end result was... passible - if you didn't look too close, but I was never happy with them. Now having made my first pair of boots (for Neku from TWEWY - Part 1, Part 2), now I know maybe 5-10% of what goes into making a pair of shoes - just enough to be dangerous and just the right time to give it another go.
In Part 1 we covered patterning and the assembly of the upper. Now it's time for some sole.
I first played The World Ends With You back in 2008 and it instantly became my favorite video game. I loved everything about it - the gameplay, the setting of Shibuya, the graffiti art style, the music and of course the anti-social protag Neku Sakuraba. As I got more into making cosplay over the years, Neku's always been on my list but I never wanted to make it unless I thought I could tackle his shoes properly.
So yeah, was a little bit excited for some new Cardcaptor Sakura after all these years. This time, Xiaolang gets some of Tomoyo's handywork in a new battle costume. Lots of nods to his outfit in the original series. Having recently made the outfit from the original series and a hoodie, of course needed to make the Clear Card series outfit.
Catching up on some old pictures, here's some construction pictures of a hoodie I made for this winter. After doing Xiaolang's battle costume, I wanted to try a hoodie design based off it for more everyday wear.
Catching up on some older pictures I never posted. Here's some construction pictures of the Jacket I made for Lann from World of Final Fantasy.
Catching up on some old pictures, these are from 2017. After making a Patamon Kigu for my wife, I figured I should make something for myself. I really liked the idea of having Gabumon as a two-piece design, since he kinda a dinosaur that wears a fur coat.
Went with fleece for everything, but I guess I could always remake the top as fur if I wanted to. But this is a kigu, so I think fleece is more appropriate.
Having made the Rashinban board, it was time to work on Xiaolang's ceremonial battle robes from Cardcaptor Sakura.
I got a chance to play with the new Universal laser printers at TechShop. My next Cosplay is going to be Xiaolang Li from Cardcaptor Sakura, so I wanted to make his Rashinban board.
So Bandai released the official version of Taichi's Googles from Digimon Adventure 01 and I had to have them. I've done Tai's outfit from 01 as well as the school jacket and orange shirt from Tri. Of course, at the start of Adventure 02, Tai gives his googles to Daisuke after his are broken. Since I already had the googles, that means my next outfit needed to be Daisuke/Davis from Adventure 02!