Yesssss I finally have one

November 22nd, 2014

Have what? A Portal gun!

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I actually tried to get one of these 1:1 scale replicas back when I first made my Chell costume, but they were sold out. Only the miniature version was still around at the time. They were also a limited edition thing, so I wasn’t expecting them to have more stock.

But… it’s been re-released! And it’s customizable this time!

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Rhyme in Shibuya

November 9th, 2014

I just got back from a 2 week trip in Japan! I loved it there, and I plan to write a lot about it soon on my other blog :) The trip is actually why I was working on a Rhyme costume recently. The game, The World Ends With You, takes place in Shibuya, which is a prefecture/ward in Tokyo. It features many real locations inside Shibuya, though some were renamed in the game.

I went there in my Rhyme costume and had my husband take photos of me. We found many locations featured in the game, a few were even by accident. We would walk around and be like, “hey, doesn’t that look familiar?”

We only took photos at a few very recognizable places though. We chose to do:

  • Moyai statue
  • Hachiko statue
  • Tower Records (Towa in the game)
  • Scramble and 109 building (104 in the game)

Here is a preview of me at the Scramble with 109 in the background!

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See all of the photos at the bottom of my Rhyme page!

Final stretch

October 24th, 2014

I am 99% done with my Rhyme costume! The missing 1% is her necklace because I haven’t found a small bell to use yet. Everything else is done now though :)

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I did end up dyeing the shirt one more time, and now I’m really happy with the color. It looks very similar to the color in her artwork, where it’s not quite orange or pink, but somewhere inbetween, like a salmon color.

I originally bought iron-on printer paper for the logo, but I didn’t use it. Both parts (the skull and the crossbones) were larger than the paper. Plus, I was reading reviews on how the color might bleed or ruin the shirt, which scared me. I went with the good ol’ Heat n’ Bond, which has always been trustworthy for me. I ironed it to some black cotton first, then ironed it to the shirt.

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Fortunately, I didn’t have to vector the design myself. Back when I was cosplaying Neku, I read many TWEWY threads on Cosplay.com and remembered this post in particular. Many thanks to Pollux for sharing it!

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