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Vindictus Cosplay Contest 2014 – Entry for YukinoRyu ft. Succubus Set

03 Nov

Warning: This is a very picture heavy post with large images. I went though all the effort of putting the outfit together so i decided to go all out. I borrowed a friend’s good camera and took pictures upon pictures before i had fun burning the wings up. Just kidding They’re still sitting on my table.

Fact: This is my first cosplay ever. And it was done during a month of midterms oTL

Disclaimer: anything that doesn’t look like it’s real-life is property of Vindictus, Dev-Cat, Nexon and god knows who else.

Fact: I did not cut/sew/craft everything. Outfit pieces will be listed at the end.

Fact: the wings are disproportionately large

Fact: size matters 😉 bigger is better

The original Contest Post in the Vindictus.nexon.net forums can be accessed by clicking here. It’s post # 24.

Items Modeled
Succubus Wings Jacket
Succubus Skirt
Succubus Long Boots
Heremon Twin Swords Infinity Twin Swords

Whalecum to my den.

Whalecum to my den.

Character Class Modeling Outfits: Vella

Pose: Neutral Half Akimbo

Reference

Reference

Close enurff

Close enurff

Pose: Chilling with the Logo

It might be hard to make out, but the logo will be in every pic.

It might be hard to make out, but the logo will be in every pic.

Pose: F10 aka Beckon

Come closer....

Come closer….

I don't bite... hard   ;D

I don’t bite… hard ;D

Pose: Neutral with Swords

Squirrel?

Squirrel?

Squirrel!

Squirrel!

Pose: F7 aka Salute

Get ready to die?

Get ready to die?

Logo is hitchhiking on my wing.

Logo is hitchhiking on my wing.

These swords are just for show. I bite.

These swords are just for show. I bite.

Pose: the Weird ‘n Awkward One

This one hurts

This one hurts

My wrists  Q.Q

My wrists Q.Q

Pose: Sitting with Legs Crossed

There's a piano in Tieve's Inn!

There’s a piano in Tieve’s Inn!

Extras

Ties are warmer than  women's fashion scarves >.>

Ties are warmer than women’s fashion scarves >.>

Hmm... what to wear next year.

Hmm… what to wear next year.

You’ve reached the end of the Gallery!

Process and Pieces:
Most of the things were relatively inexpensive or things I already had. The only piece i made from scratch were the wings.
The boots are normal, long, black, heeled boots with red ribbon on double-side tape. I was too cheap to spring for buckles (those fckers are expensive).

Top:
Calvin Klein white dress shirt: collared, button up, no pockets – shirt can be found at Nordstrom Rack, in your mother’s closet or a similar one can be found clicking here.
Black Tie: very basic though this one has a sapphire lined back – can be found in your father’s closet, Nordstrom Rack, Marshall’s, or …. just find one anywhere.
Waist Corset: hip to under bust only – I got mine from Dresslink here.
Bat Wings: beading wire + crepe satin + epoxy putty + duct tape + wire clothes hanger + gel locite + black thread and needle + TIME: the wings were  made from scratch. I will give a brief overview and material listing of what i used for the wings after I’ve finished listing what i used for this outfit.

Bottom:
Black Skirt: velvet, rolled up to be shorter (way shorter) – I’ve had this for literally forever, as far back as I can remember. There are pictures of me in preschool wearing this. That’s how old this skirt is so don’t ask me where i got it.

Boots:
Over-the-Knee Black boots: soft pseudo suede + red ribbon trim – I got them from Dresslink here. They can be folded over to be knee and such.

Face/Makeup: here’s a partial list
Smashbox – Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Legendary over Be Legendary Lipstick in Infrared Matte
Smashbox – Waterproof Kohl Liner in Nude (btw: it aint waterproof)
The Body Shop – Color Crush Eye Shadow in Chocolate Linger #220 (used as a matte contour powder)
Estee Lauder – Bronze Goddess Bronzer Powder in Light
Stila – Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Black
BH Cosmetics False Eyelashes in Flirt
Benefit – Blush in Bella Bamba (Discontinued)
Kiehl’s –  Micro-Blur Skin Perfector (primer)
Foundation
+ lots of brushes & q-tips

Dresslink has been very trustworthy so far. I have never had to deal with their customer service so I can’t say anything about that department. I have ordered from Dresslink a great deal of times. The quality of various items is hit or miss but over all ,,they have been pretty good for the prices. There are some things that are stellar and I would absolutely recommend them but I’m not going to bore you in this post. Warning though: shipping is slow. I ordered the corset as soon as i heard about the contest and had decided what outfit to enter. Shipping took 3 weeks on their cheapest option. The 1 week shipping option usually costs more than the clothing items themselves.
Whatever you wear in normal US sizes, go one or two sizes up. They do Asian sizing so if you order in exactly your size, it will be too small. Their shoe sizes only go up to Women’s size 8, sadly.

Boots: 1 hour
I got two 9-ft. spools of 3/4″ red ribbon from Joann’s for about $2 each. You can get ribbon at pretty much any craft store or even supermarkets during the holiday season.
I wrapped the ribbon around my leg in 5 spots with the boots on, cut the ribbon to length then stuck them on with double sided Scotch- tape. It’s a pretty simple process that’s easily reversible.

Wings: total time took about 48 hours spread over 3 weekends
26 gauge Beading Wire – black (Joann’s)
16 gauge Beading Wire – black (Joann’s)
14 gauge Beading Wire – black (Joann’s)
1 square yard of black Crepe Satin cloth (Joann’s)
Locite – Gel Control  x 2 bottles (Ace’s Hardware Store)
White Epoxy Putty (Ace’s Hardware Store)
Duct-Tape
Wire Clothes-Hanger

How to Make the Wings
1) Get materials together.
2) ??? for 48 hours
3) Profit

Naw. You wish it was that easy.

1) Unravel the 14 gauge wire, split the length in half and use one piece for the main frame & longest “finger” of one wing
2) Unravel, split the 16 gauge in half
3) Cut each half of the 16 gauge wire into 4 pieces of varying lengths (you’ll have to figure this out for yourself because I didn’t bother to measure). Two will be used for the spokes, one will be need to be longer so that it fan form the frame of the underpart of the wing and the 4th will be twisted around the main frame “arm” to reinforce the main frame’s integrity.
4) Use the epoxy putty on the joint where the horn-tip of the wing is. Cut off a quarter inch section, shape it into a triangle.
Attach it to the arm frame and stick the spokes into it too hold the frame and spokes together.
I also jacketed sections of the main frame/s arm in putty to reinforce it even more.

14 and 16 gauge

14 and 16 gauge

5) Use the 26 gauge to weave a net/backing. Where there are cross sections, stick a small piece of putty on them to make them stay. that’s what the little dots are.

You just need a shapely web

You just need a shapely web

6)  Cut the black crepe satin cloth square in half diagonally.
7) Use one of the cloth halves to cover the frame you have made. I attached it with a combination of Locite and old fashioned sewing

bleeegh this takes a while

bleeegh this takes a while

8) Repeat the above steps to make the other wing in a mirror image of the first one. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
9) Attach both finished wings to the clothes hanger with duct tape. It should look something like this

the tie dye is the duct tape i used

the tie dye is the duct tape i used

10) Stick the hanger hook into the corset on your back and get a friend to help you bend the wings into the desired shape. I also used duct tape to make the wings more perky.
11) Enslave previously mentioned friend, steal a good camera, and make them take your pictures.

 

 

**Edit July 2016. Two years later I am so embarrassed by this but I’ll leave it up so I can laugh at myself alongside scores of other people.

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Posted by on November 3, 2014 in Crafting, Vindictus

 

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