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Vocaloid - Calne Ca Nurse version - Cosplay project walktroughVocaloid - Calne Ca Nurse version - Cosplay project walktrough

MaakieMaakie26 days agoDiary
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Note #1: Blog is listed as NSFW, as there are some pictures in a tight bodysuit and the character design overall can be seen a bit as ecchi.
Note #2: Blog is VERY picture heavy!


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Hello and welcome to one of my cosplay blogs! You maybe remember me from my last cosplay blog, about my Sanya costume BLOG #40372 or maybe from Lilith Aensland costume BLOG #31529 or older ones . Although cosplay is not related to figure collecting, there are a lot of people in this hobby also interested in it, or they would just like to read about the work that goes into a costume which is why I am publishing this blog here. There will be references to figures in this blog, although it's not the main subject. If you're not interested in cosplay, feel free to skip to the next blog~

The character this time is Calne Ca ENCYCLOPEDIA #50879 in her Nurse Cosplay outfit, as seen in this figure: ITEM #162402 ! Figures are the best reference material when working on a costume! For this cosplay it was a challenge to either change the proportions to be more humanoid, or use huge contraptions like stilts to make it work. I ended up going for making everything more humanoid.

Why Calne Ca?

I'm a huge fan of Calne Ca's songs and looks. Next to that I find Deino a very admirable artist, his character designs are so unique! I always loved characters that are creepy and cute at the same time, so I quickly fell in love with Calne. When her Nurse Cosplay version figure was announced I was even more impressed, the outfit and color variant was exactly to my tastes. I knew I wanted to cosplay this version from her the moment I laid eyes on the figure. This is my tribute to the character and her creator!

Making of the costume

This was an incredibly big project, because of the high amount of parts and needed techniques (sewing, mecha parts, skeleton parts, alternate body suit, heavy make-up and so on).

Just like my previous cosplay blogs, I will talk about everything piece-by-piece and not chronologically. Sometimes there is also more of a picturedump, so if you want something explained more thoroughly feel free to leave a comment. Enjoy my work in progress!

The mecha legs

The biggest part of this costume is, of course, the mecha legs. For this I also looked at what other Calne cosplayers had done, most of them made the legs loose props and wore black tights. I also saw a few that made stilts of the mecha legs, but looked very uncomfortable. An option I came up with myself is to have the parts stuck to my legs, but I quickly got off that idea once I realised that would mess up most of the proportions from Calne. I ended up going for an alternate version of the first option. You can see the result below!

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Every costume starts with prototyping and patterning!

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After the size and proportions of the paper prototype were what I wanted, I started working with foam!

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The foam plates that are going to be on the inside are going to be smaller, so that there is space to include the joints.

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The first layers of plaster to keep everything together and later sand it too a smooth finish.

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The first fitting of parts! The top part is a (here still work in progress) belt that can strap around my thighs. It will keep the mecha legs up.

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This looks like a small prop in the picture, but are actually huge legs, taking in the space of almost all the floor I have in my crafts room!

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This is the connecting parts between the two leg-halves.

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For the foot I decided I wanted to have small wheels coming out of the bottom. This to make sure I won't have to lift the legs and to minimize the chance of the legs damaging.

I tested the 'foot' with the wheels I had bought. I either had to change the size of the foot, or had to buy new, smaller wheels. I decided for the last option.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/3BUENxtUcF6LkelbTKPuDU4Z7rBCmMWcdfy8m1JS-iAGC6U_H_CFCBrJicVf85ORG8CsdLPrFv9Vhpo03hFKj495Cntzvcv1SJaBR7pOvrdzpgky0nTO86y4yv_PnIwsl9NoMbFbDUBGJuiJ7vBtqfJ1cgX_fw1QOGhDcDucwbHfKLNJI86WzHshM0KlXijFoByJisX_MgcgfGe-UwD8s0NU5T1RVdIBf6g0JnhdDRoJBSSfhMiun2kbnwvv1xuklM10z_3Jx4ECYd-G12Kvk_9xhlG2SKeX4e-xiVx6q1oik230qayNxwpYmMnDXE6ETdaCCmmVXjv9CHWsbom9KKwBRRGkq4xPKes0Y0zIx3W4THHs6S9N7kgSlbjrT8KRXY9-1FDMpKk7yZcxtL0MX6ECRTm5QP_fH36oYquflPgPOOqM7_UoD3ZAWm4zFU7aQ01OzUDHfdFeR-67k2EVhiMVKE-QVF3ryNzehLqMyIRQMmz9-etUGFA8jqeJdzokWhs38_qPsvc-f1pxuwvByGMz-9DzR6jLEw8FL25DtiH7ltoMsTWVPtd4ozgFsc0mVohjvEfFazapkMYcxzFXzmh76rmm2KWKGoqP5f7vYA=w1295-h971-no?.jpg

Some more progress on the sanding. It may seem like small differences, but the feel of these is so much smoother than before~

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/yQowJL0OZuVk4-vW9zRyxCC8zp2z5NBk105kbF8nGibGlwUFlv3b2_kGqN03GWz0R-BqMxjlGVpyDoovjWxdJ3pgOc37IuN8YR9yJ02ay2oV8BlaJnn4RqijWRtz3c-gL7SHpqU3G9nKtjdVU4l6oMO5gKAWzIFTKPXhchmuBZErG66VZ5hOr_XLtgOELwxgmQ8qx8rALVlNxT_zELqfUBRQuy-u5lJE0D78V_Cp627s5XeXJWyLAIkbf-beMemm6Mofv-2Y-7MlSI_rMX-cVpq2EqkHohMPfZnCyxVNaKnmmIqzO-QXFBgdXQFbs7QVPS3KoqyXzduOu4ezK0Jzpd6aSTaghA8Z8J8LYAMBUKXW1Y7lMy-nWHGU8mxONzNwfL1x7rzvCkV1U6fb_Cx4GVYq5jhcaTEFb91sFyP-9SLBQahNGkwH9gGy_8zKxxtmwetHWN7mZUR6Gu8mdnHo_VVtK_W75sOETDr4z6SRRSJ78ccbjkoKJ_G5mZDXlv9OPHAZHsPGAaYw73Uc2VRa6IdJb9zinp54W40tzgh1fAsscItMp1PvLsY5qkiuQ2qvm82aqM9niB0TQ2EtXkJh0Qm3lDgBCceNaBt5FYLmwA=w1295-h971-no?.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/lBti8dZHwm5eeYu-GI9DEOGgy0XXroOm4vl8qJ5uAsZxPmlheRMQDeP-5ICLVw4t4azOSAa2Bjy7pjrIU7GWoUkfwTuxcWva3KmXNtTfncbNGVZvMpPdTdEZK0Sjwm8QWWl4Wn8okP-FGuv8muG1W36INqMIkqH2TEUZTr9ZwUW5Toc5cI96KljB-XtsHWz9-2LPk3Nr5hNfmZSLoZdwolIAdUAAv8efZoYMaU0OO3-0A4ZvlfYO1PmP5-I7s6OEDc3pVHuPmJz096S18EWaW-pU1QjsWCxGRRfeC6JfGRc9-BvWsuXzUIX3ITt-yS7RGM9mc2_xWFZg9uDENMMhG04_R7qz1hpiQ21LFEXNo9WmEqjXn8eVsY0_tClnzZCxCu3wjA5pMMRdJwAbEYsI2JtSabPi17_4qFPFg9lOG4nslmurGPe6-iANhTuc40S5GLbOt1Ro-XsGvGVGEFjTVxDrTvNMEu93mwphRs__a4ztcgxvqFdwmUIQCk4Ny0nY-wQyYmdTLI8OhvIeZsNi5jFVeUfH1L9ir5Sf9qogKox0PiXpqwR1Hp-I7aPKv8NQBeeF-JZQPnaiL3Vt0M1Km0SfIE9M1SJYp-PkwPKc4A=w257-h343-no?.jpg

Started with detailing on the upper and lower leg!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/UAfe3RXqCr4M54DFeWGubO68mMmwKxWug_JuO56sGkmZ_QqYW83ZOgoPYNJqJZXNlJAztTHQMOLZPLd9A5uwUMMyHnHc1C-FUdav94CgSIikoN-8TjHwDAsE5RXAbpepj8_RatfkINACWKJFZwt4OYcXwgjdrCpOfQA6abVsiK4JBYt5P6bljpb_rwkPN2dwfX6kIOctW1uypoph4r02d83-coC3_3nNcxheNuw-8ucVsRpUfTtn2PJcNjQ6JJLqOpW-C9BWA7y5CrULLEcldXIBQjXeDPH8cIBmA4Tp06WMszQw500eCwhgiX6Mu4hlGQ9YWsOWOWNyuNPYeyEjKRlGYz7hMXvv6r9lPfyB5FNBWJECzPup6ErZEfjsJIEhMNRcOnu9jYG9H8DSjCdt0Y459S5EGU-LoTMVGuQ0gHu2j9AWA5LhQhPJgT3G90XzU_IDMA8F_HFw261IYkxuhdf2fjkKZQw7nvNN--miytSMJE8VmWznHhoEo1ZeNSJY_GE2Tbo7I5Y3D9HDCOA0tZFYOr9xGHGTk2tMuIGv1eH-5RkHN1qbJ5Tk9TSN3EChC4xK2yn3WQFg5epIvKRAK9xWav8wkqxF3QwPMgQEMg=w1295-h971-no?.jpg

There's lots of hours of sanding progress in here, even though it does not show much. (Also a spoiler for some other parts of the costume lying here!)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/neWVZW3ZLOr4yalX3R9VUizqOlSw9las-uDJuaY2SzXGr55dR3cRW0vItcgGa0-B3fXvB5foQI7iFUAL04Oy6nMTQkiuUadqZ_RECr0IhI5QeAW4p3DIgQY28BuBTPI35Yaxb3V2t2OXHHKuAkUlnSMlqQpyPKMGR5AWdJ0AH4wZ_q-pG-Kql2K6Y_8wlmyUKKf13H0LVclZXlvl-SiBlFUwKpgqlEW1UvhzOc0wTe5Adc2iSy7qT63w1d5Xhe4EM1WoA1P4j86LoB5gzyNivV1k5J9m8kqe82jEtrv5uc4yxJyozp6GJFd4rSN-xzCAMiBg8nzRG__aS6YBQ_srTSbDWTLbReHxilDWo76XixtejZ8XdFg0CPTzE_-m3ZscG9BL7UM23IK3EXgyHv5ZCPtc5VgeqgkaNWXyZoYm7ukbx6a-Mh8YJO4eB6MW9tnEeLArciCtH1CXSrXhDvt8wDURyq-jGRCehLa1QrpGJrXfCyEzRHKj2KS-UiUrAmzM5YD7BrUfT8etURqiEimDTU5ypGKIAt829hzJEoNhE1O2TI414C6BfOOLWGuWvacBhoQ7BWg_27MJv3SAJTwGVYKHiA2FhmugwTzCIBz4aw=w1295-h971-no?.jpg

There's lots of hours of undercoating here, although this also does not show. ;)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_Wti86CivsBkHBRHO22eCMBnGXS6aMuv1srOvzz6XdTnVOXoru9GmxrTHb_trtStwMrhD8fDYcQOS6bpfUmkk8_OMiHNJkUXYAH5Xuhn7IUNYT_ZwsXhSwRKaf_FoCxoJS8KL8EijBF1ojGBLQRaT2ev8QpuBU1oZ7PeQU_I0qN-qWM8b4FL7U5s8qVRzMode3ri1BOICokjV95ZXtsx9_5_FQZc3YrbK0TUH1tUm6vGrQVN4Y7w2YLum2klbZQR4AguikSmBMraN1GL8hcnxEKTLGLJoP-lSYScSIjdXnZD2cil87wf100I7XDf5TB0iuqjQndK9A8JLi7QzK0xr6CDE3Nen-BJhXXiW6TKvIsSlGUHbA88Y0wGkB1dxmKx8ROXbB6RR4v-5nCDbRfmzkZYI9PvsOvXUEfpUV25jAGc_ttI0HqfwaYOg2jyvnZmxb3ZSqCb0TS0lTnB8PaDsQkmXIFuMd4jEjQcJTtzUjNWNPZ8MRr_5lSjM_ug9Ki4bJgZgzdLyBsuSKNwfWvTo7rlhHVAmQZWGerpH4TN5VGvMHtKdNUQoiaM7bIi2hSTLuqki-gVDWNGCz-v1dq_ENNvnnShEseRpVNVXxA=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

Parts of the mecha feet ready to get painted!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/bNmvrTSXvj3c22DGGkYGeLFm4wEvYpqzFlwHx5gR4fEVJM0-NEtlHbhSdKYX0f-U9MUazuSIOS7SbnfK6q91cpbq7USEP8NkVvTbpCkYNMapKOvdZCF6GYjFi2SspfYRJ0Bhsrvx9MiqTvq2IVsiW5_MI9mytgb5EJmeHcL42kwO98394UG6Wor3UYqh-TvNBMngNJDn_oWUFmIQDKGCeh1wlxHmr6TUoqx4xcyO_-fAVeH0dchrZGbQTeAoIr0_swwSvBREP7DCf21fRRcz01F9VKMHm4fO18T09kgJNEUpndhvtDpYPOncB5t4_jyPB9seC-hkb09uwzU6GNyLo8m9dXH0tCQykscCdno1qRAHAz4rlRHsmAXzxAWft_HM2rlpSpKWyOPcxqD4ZRLQcp_RCEdS7kGtdn1WhyS4rI0hGbAYiLkSARgz8xInhnZfDJfY09C-rgVMIWTqSN2Bh8iizK9dkjw6r379akXA8WkzMTzpTsAmfdKNY7ISsBgcJBZdN6die0YfhISdqjXxCUel3yVsRm_sBARKymrLhV_mjU6x66iejrr23p02BuFq0pw2kMfT1hHxsvWcnwKXnDV7CB--UIQbkdYRO5w=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

Painting time! Now everything will look from a crafts project to something close to an actual costume!

https://tinyurl.com/y5r4nqsw?.jpg

https://tinyurl.com/y3sulm9w?.jpg

Calne's 'arteries' are electronic wires.

https://tinyurl.com/yyumcdpa?.jpg

https://tinyurl.com/yxoo6v3p?.jpg

https://tinyurl.com/y4rtylbk?.jpg

Some more painting and undercoating progress. Smaller details, such as the red parts, were painted by hand.

https://tinyurl.com/y43dpw5v?.jpg

After the seperate leg parts got attached, there was a lot of more work in sanding, undercoating and painting these pieces. It might not look like it from the pictures, but the legs were the part of the costume where most time was spend on.

https://tinyurl.com/yxcx7a8c?.jpg

Here are the lower legs getting closer to completion! I love how the silver paint shines!

https://tinyurl.com/yxuor2vv?.jpg

https://tinyurl.com/y6gb8unj?.jpg

Finally could get to attaching them!

https://78.media.tumblr.com/d1e7c166495ef53c55c138345b92ee04/tumblr_pd5s2arYsi1worw4bo2_r1_250.gif

Here is a gif I made to show off how the movable parts of the leg work.

https://tinyurl.com/yxkedg99?.jpg

https://tinyurl.com/y53ge2ho?.jpg

Look at these beauties! I'm quite proud of this result!

The body suit

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/RTBHrLEgGhVP1h8LQCL5CGjXYvuNSX_KjJY-Z-prq5DRuznVGPkagd9BtGMAt5qFc2WVEf4vfOezff7OwzF7Gmk4gd2ogXHpJ6AUu32JTAHBbwYFhBe9vXfn_zCP935paqAsyeKIl37leOqeZMJmA0O-WmmegSaIVexdAqwN7lY-UGIqK9YS-AmwnAt-gR98qS1lFs_hQ2o8BDXA32BZpvTyn9s0WR-vjS9vy2eGq9OcsTJgq4AONZCzcsDXKEE8750kknltPX9IRMjl3FJFTS_OcNr6MUgnBTR9E-zEOpaA7z-q2BJPerq2KBCJ3JhjDRReu79eQhbzvxtOwPo7RILYQPy_2NR_Mcu1LxX6O5cmDWQV_f4zntq1pBVO_bdgheT_AlfAaRgWpqRysY_eUB8Thta8IWmSowU0Sfj_wRbeJ1-Gi9yLuU0pQsnPjOFPi5K5AEnm00Iah5WMaetOV20TTsA5elq5HXaqmd6Mzga15iit4K9rA8r2018SCJZCCzI3bYCRV21c57aSsWBRshmaMip9AlMRTYpQZc5Pp7rGL1vEJvx1-HmcMCZgN5pClK6cHFU-22X4kfkJdM_hgCjxM83agvFk3aZEWX2ygXzRXBFk=w729-h972-no?.jpg

Considering the intriguing shape of Calne's torso, I decided I wanted to make this myself too! For the costume to not be this "nude" I had already decided to wear a bodysuit. Some alterations for a "loose looking" chest, shouldn't be too hard, right?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/zIwbZvx9HXrd7dUOETFync_jA7u0BZcyorowmyRgiXg8ZBqGw1IYGJ03RmTiayqJ8t3vbmaQw4ahyKaGF21R74z2BmYVEC8FwG81lGB0ngAyeOngmBnbzUBQIHwtQTV43bchNAFJbWUFGtK7MPsB3CyYkgyowU6SL8QH3sKMwq_0R4At7XZ0GgPFQSndplQxPn9B2ttAlT1btxe4gD7jZHWLpxmnrSV-BSMyE3N_aX_edmSxu8Y4kiskBXZqYu3yWnTlw1ScWmfdgfGVuqCCVKuTt8hzHh7n2qbsHsYvCuJYc2WkSKvfrk9Tvihrjp4qlmHjGji0omZLN_IWMqMMhT7ohdtHKRhYbzSTT7nNnTwoYx5WSfFduHrzC-1XTUJsmk4s3KObnVrsE9Ghl0jJVtnWfAgb3LYyAH7dsp8P3Id4GszvAVZRvMa6kiBNuKfMjtgpaBd5QaRPoSU8ot38kB7CnfEj2N5SDIEykaFzbBASeCa3jwA12oRsuwrhpjSEwSMVIi3cukdcaN3xzVkuKYkRikcD0CFKxJgxheCFTOVWTrK3Z17Pk16ilD45fg7Rpuw5Sbf_iTLvharHgoSmxsovGqkN_ZZdMLvdZMSdjEe15CLX=w1295-h971-no?.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/bnihf61MxcJa2cSxl7OyrjiXUlgArEbJTzp8iEMhTkjscYt1Wz2iKw-hIi6LJP89sKf5Zs7VA_jWI4AcTGITPjiciExInW6CZzlJDH1ETvqrlG0dTdzlRlYwerVeX4C-5gPZ9NCOU2DIpUB08dlXNz6uW8-ymDNY9ObytzII69gkdDUnf5gTms3I1rm355kxdci0KPu6xUPK_sVvi20Js1S-5fB6-qgvaNgphd_hEZdbGbEC1SLvOafUwGpu-aapLta-nXC_wndQDMK1HMfGQJZQJWWhjtmhcSGcIEutjfEvGzG0KsnRUPv0pIRzT_7slAuZpbuGnL62RGyarCNvqF0eqlDYLve7nvfEW3bhEhdgI4Gg0OWdRzyr178MqSnBSdHzWcD3aH23SC9phLnTQHB4HrOYZX0wkYZL0Q1bmnsC7l6dHegKPrn7Q7WSh8g7vzc1Z8UYdJ09AiSJadz83L_GSpfmnles1YTTmsFVYlXRoBVMPSDhiXNrC8iGUfkTCZk1Nbexp-Lr-TObuQHIgHORfS-9xpR5yUMej_qwYwq9gFOhpcXA12Be-3QOr05SpljJZ1L-p0FcY14jmWrLFHyYQJhoregJ5apiORVijh2XmfpY=w273-h323-no?.jpg

I decided to partially follow and make my own version of this famous "fake boob" cosplay tutorial: twitter.com/ate... , the progress pictures of this look ridiculous!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/somuE51PmS9-yw4AnRQXrq4shhnZ5pxof9IJbAvdb5_z2zdsWyntpYihGpKCVfd5ICUrvycqb27rdGB-v4GSGjV3KQYrra1HifXo4kEoToznEyBZrD-839854ISa0UyDSi-qw4JkUdmzJyDsN3l_foH5kLuwOKdW_dTbPtL5h7iMcUvCbGWQZA6oBsUVRThzGxNFw3lO0Qk-t9iUOEyz5ObEbVc1O0dVJxf-x7pWbQHo3lCB4dGsQ-pNRw4P8-rWmshHy5P_Qmzu1YKDymnxeUaos_SCFYuETkInUlelSrAGDH0BzGMglg5ZHh9k7Co58XoELBS_RNDls5i83M4LMml89npHyitH34zgWK075Pe1DCC8XNQg-JRKYOz_MaG8PEVqCCKKInnmlBEIVjeLdATDBLQDzIo2w-IFZDmKj49QDS-wy2iVWlnCFJz-xcU0k4mLFH7hkMGP2sw1bxKunfiCL7WuGcwoazDMN83HzDRy041jyH3lDoHKDpIsa7l74av6hXEoL6N6pvJ_k1qDwoQkdv8Y1p3G1OuTXdX5XFCt-6q5EG-I4ZSsmWymHk6_eBF197DO5izh9M3WJ_FNYbKvGMiC83a4ePgwp5HLoA=w697-h789-no?.jpg

Here is the full breastplate I will use for Calne! Attached with straps to my waist.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/rlDYanbRp6Nt5qWZLoq8CgieRVXWR9mK05GfCvaN_gH9JIqKhfJhs3nLMG74w6eK5BaCyhDvIfS67B9htze5sdaKdSy-btY0RNt9yzxFyEAK9zsTwu8IP_8m9b8YMjV9FiiWo4SXzx9mPGdpQxsHOGjDJVZsNchPTfuRzj0kHjVCQDNx_3kOU21jXA4z2LV-QYkj1BZM6W82LN1Orc_2NQ_9QctSvxg_VhxlIQkrvdWLvg5U4HavQ6dzb1go-JIxT-N4q-6n1HhQDZOLo1fFiUzCLcIu2rX7mYu49iinJCIpx63i7294k_DC9k81mEYIetMoRBsmyjv7cyNamBIsXPZCSBA5ixu7PGMLVWC8LACKuqBUwqIaLpXlQsKNo3nVAKrFdYCztKYdjOBkbNFEVfVifM4kdKCTqfQK6CStt8XqI76PZ-or_UrvAXWcBAJYBkMddZ1tKDd7vYE8rtppD0-17LXUEzoy1kRC85kXTcuWqvhk2wrHwbYBUHWddHL6UMpO_rXjEm4yCJyLbWzMnMG-PRg1BXnmmPlNyNjcdVW_TV28I8BweK1zqRhanYWjrMKXEICAZfTL2cE8ES-bQJwJKOjaa8nZT58yh9FqXQ=w783-h971-no?.jpg

Wearing the bodysuit with the fake chest. On purpose the bodysuit was made too big, so I can do...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/1M-dzZ9MmyRlspftLE3JopB5swhGuTE9PzF-UDPdUk9rUop45pqHPojbx-3LkPCQDy_5irO_ftyXCYN_z5oBm4ajwAyZ8TFRiSdCGRL0XZf64-AiKgvFM1DLON5djEdTCXSTc6sw2H-6alliqIFmxfHp8-03fR0WsY9rpsAAGQxq4_o1Z0cHTJkaJOSvPfeW0Bfuz-5fPc-FbbqSXigivtO-BUq1tZInD2m8aXagTdCIQqDUdTv0w0bi41ivkMSkz4lAPQIOSOHAyX-Kl6SCOzoQqpFCxF3c53IWEEOo7j3NOaWC91hc4Srbd6I1h__dVh_O3zhjEPSzl8bDWV6t_LymqBBvcJ4-xOOdpgogmVVp6mTymENB64N7yjweDIzTFvZAju6XKJmiZChWh6qlsd8typ8tdIdj4EFe7-cSSdNSEPxeP3nmg9uouuwbdW8__ksUB6KtALjSxY6vBY5F5JkbAUZhlelwwJNcs58UstzqwBXUWt0TnEZnhtNaNFhGZ-W3n3LuT7Bs8xTDhgYHpzBWSSSy3mfaf9Yz1ToiwjRp72hh6NezvquEtIs4Zw4qQH1CAfArYPhieAVUq7eekVkDZVtCAcetSvMiFXH6hQ=w1062-h971-no?.jpg

...this! Which also looks really weird and wrinkly right now, but I'm promising you guys that the end result will be a lot cleaner!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/aut_Dxb8sGALhe6ObOYKwTsWhDcTDIuAtjN-nU6vbwiI22_KoyI2IxbJC8RoKMARkr8EhbUXrRb5zbtdFzOgfzAhLiJi4yJRmqosWhmJGPSMUH2ffGT6Uww9WOsQ6DswOPOz3ZjxDN6_ruKXc49M7WM15Yvc87a-jWYTLvpUZq2XOAzjFqTJNwMM-XzOLjhXEu9dpfHUJPL13eNquRXn7z_0l2gaAbw3bf1rAwBvTOSZAPvIdzugZ66GxW71ojJcd8YsZbvh3eB3FB6frFig-cLA9wXRYBOfJnrN6YMo0xNm04aQ0nvdbmhi0B7kDu5kyJksaHzNFkz-HzcjEFwhxTbGvG8U4plsw3SrZsMYNoLETVThivkkCRCN1UQJdRpzZfwxVueJiE2blguHYLF1KCzJtCOu-eH1tMmmRoOnZVHjjFGuqr8N-hR4p0UClwnXhHeSsUgwZVOB4GM2u1g88QTv6s3nikA3yWWuIGioyjlCzOdUYQPHaOTBl9Tz3N3o3LXA2WI27C3ZbyS0XvGLcp3JbzwCmB4sUmQwvpRPOzP-h2FqZNCWxuQ_ETUcXWFrW_62vxgkDbxiDhN3ZCxwb5oios_yn56SBdcZk5c=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

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Because of certain parts of the body being nude color and other parts being 'hidden', I had to mix and match a lot!

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An important part of the bodysuit is the part where it transitions from the flesh body to the mechanical parts. On the real Calne, this is all empty space. I'm using black fabric, where my plan is that when pictures are made against dark backgrounds, these parts seem 'invisible'.

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After sewing and attaching some parts to the body suit, here is the result! (Tattoo and bracelet have their own chapters below.)

Other

Just wanted to inbetween show off my new organizing for my crafts room, haha!

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I would wish to use more cabinets of the size of the below ones, but I have too much materials in a big size, so that won't fit. I will still need seperate, bigger boxes unfortunately.

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My figure was my perfect reference to this project. A lot of times I would just sketch parts of her outfit or mecha, which I later drafted into patterns that I used to assemble the costume.

The skirt

Calne's skirt was also a bit of a challenge, as I've never before made a pleated skirt from scratch! After looking up some tutorials, it turns out to be a lot of calculations and testing upfront, but the actual constructing is pretty easy (but time consuming!).

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Loooooots of fabric goes into a pleated skirt. My whole skirt laid out was almost the length of the full hallway of my house!

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I first sew all the red edges on the white fabric. After that I started on the pleats.

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I was surprised how well the pleats were holding!

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The top band makes the skirt looks way more professional and makes the pleats more secure in place.

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Calne wears a lot of belts, so belt loops needed to be made.

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Can't forget to put a zipper in the skirt!

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I did a quick wear with the belt-style Calne has View spoilerHide spoilerwhy do so many anime and game characters wear a crazy amount of belts in weird patterns?!. The skirt only needs a few final touches! I wouldn't say the skirt is perfect, but I learned a lot from it, which can greatly help me with a future cosplay I want to do which also wears a pleated skirt: ITEM #18544 .

The mecha arm

Next to the mecha legs, Calne also has one mecha arm!

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Here are the first pieces for the arm drying in the windowsill.

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These bigger parts will later form a 'box' where I put my right hand in.

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These are the patterns for the 'fingers' that will come out of the above box. The box will give the illusion that I have a longer arm.

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I started assembling the pieces of the mecha arm: the 'hand' and the 'shoulderplate'! I skipped some pictures after this, as the progress is really similar to the mecha legs already talked about.

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And here is the mechanical hand fully assembled and working! Now only some more details need to be added!

The fingers are all hold together with a big iron rod, of which you can see the closing at the side. On the inside, there are wires I can put my fingers in. Unfortunately I lost these progress pictures due to memory card issues on the camera.

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Here is a gif I made to show off how the movable mechanical hand works.

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Continuing on the mechanical arm, some parts needed a bit of repainting before attaching it to the bodysuit.

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Calne has lots of 'arteries' on both her mechanical arm and skeleton arm, and here you see an example of these being made.

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Attaching the mechanical parts to the bodysuit and adding some details on the skeleton hand (covered in the skeleton arm chapter later).

The bracelet

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I started making the 'bracelet' for the left arm, very easy, no pattern needed: just measuring my arm and making three pieces that can wrap around it. This is the piece Calne wears where her 'human' arm stops and the skeleton arm starts.

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After some quick paint and assembly: ta-dah! Probably the easiest part of the costume. Not pictured, but later I also made more adhesive material on the inside, which I also put on the bodysuit, so that the bracelet was sure to stay in place.

The bags

On one of her belts, Calne wears two small bags. You maybe remember the look and pattern of these bags from my Elizabeth BLOG #20041 costume!

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Because this was a technique I have used before, I did not make seperate pictures. The bags are made of fake leather, made sturdier by being glued on a foam base, sewed together. It's a very easy method with a clean result. You can also make the bags just the size you want (these bags have enough space for my wallet, phone and camera)!

The shirt

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Everything starts out with a pattern! With the many costumes I have made, I have some 'general my size' patterns lying around, which I alter for each outfit to the actual piece of clothing I am making. Calne's shirt is 'simple', as in, it's quite loose fitting. So I won't have to think about a lot of measurements and on purpose went for a more 'square' look.

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I always make a small draft piece to see if it's the fit I want. My weak spot with sewing is attaching sleeves, so I was very glad this costume is sleeveless!!

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Making the pattern for the borders~ They have to be twice as big as I want them to be, because they have to fold around the other side.

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Aligning the cut borders.

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Inside half sewed, other half to go!

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Now it was time to work on the collar of the shirt. Did I mention that next to sewing being my weakest spot, collars, especially popped collars, are quite hard to make?

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I'm quite content with how clean the sewing turned out here. People that know a lot about clothesmaking would punch me for my construction, though.

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The most stressfull part, attaching everything. *wheeze*

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The collar turned out smaller than I had planned, so the collar was at this point on my 'will possibly re-do this part if I have enough time for the competition'-list.

Between this picture and the next picture was a big time difference, as I started to work on a lot of the other parts and kept the fabric parts in storage.

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Gave a good wash to all the fabric parts of my costume, because most of the fabric parts had been stored for a long time while I was working on other parts of the costume. This is also a good test for the quality of your sewing, luckily everything hold together well!

The hat

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I already had an idea on how to make the hat, but the blood spatter seemed like quite a challenge to me!

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For the hat I made a foam frame that would keep the hat itself in place. The hat was made of the same fabric as the shirt and skirt.

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This was one of the hardest patterns I ever made!

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The end result was messier than I expected, but I actually liked the look, so I kept it this way (with also a note to 'maybe fix later if I have enough time'). The red paint bleeding less or more at certain parts also gives it a more 'blood-like' effect.

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Halfway done with sewing it together! The back of the hat will have small clasps, so the hat can be easily attached and removed to the wig.

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And here is the finished hat! The clasps can also easily grab onto my normal hair View spoilerHide spoilerwhich makes it very tempting to also use it in future J-Fashion coords. I'm very pleased with the result!

The tattoo

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On the bit of human flesh Calne has on her left arm, she has a tattoo. There are multiple ways of reading it, but people told me the most fitting for Calne is that it reads 'corpse'.

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The pattern for the tattoo was also quite intricate and a bit scary to cut. Considering I can't write Japanese myself and know nothing of stroke orders, I'm just following what I can see. I hope my 'handwriting' won't look too bad for people that can actually read/write Japanese! ;)

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Because the bodysuit itself is from stretchy fabric, everything had to be very specificly held in place.

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I first drew all of the outlines and then carefully started 'coloring' the letters.

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It was a very time consuming task...

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As you can see from the picture it was really late at night when I finished this! I thought it would just be an afternoon of work to make this, but I ended up spending all day... Anyway, the result turned out to be better than I expected! Some parts are a bit thicker than they should be, but it's still very legible.

The ribbons

Calne wears two really big ribbons in her hair, that have large and cute looking loops! As the ribbons were also the same white and red as the skirt and shirt, I decided to make my own instead of buying premade ones.

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As these ribbons are looooooooooooooong, a lot of fabric is needed!

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I also made some mock-ups with scraps of fabric to see what would be the best kind of loop. Here you see a miniature version of the ribbon I will eventually make.

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All the fabric for the ribbons pressed and ironed!

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And now for the hardest part of the ribbons, the sides have a zigzagged pattern.

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I first sew the zigzagged parts together.

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And then later I flipped them inside out, resulting in this look. Exactly what I wanted, woohoo!

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And now to just attach them to all the white fabric, which is not a hard thing to do, but something that will take me lots and lots of hours...

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Almost finished all the details on the ribbons! This was such a crazy amount of work!

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Here are all the completed fabric parts of this costume together! I will knot the ribbons when the wig is done.

The mouth mask

And now for a part I was very excited (but also very scared) for to make...Calne's mouth! I decided it would be the easiest to make half a mask.

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I first started off making a paper prototype that would fit my face well. After I got a good prototype, I could easily cut it up to use as a pattern.

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Calne also has electronic 'teeth' coming out of her mouth, which were very hard to recreate when it comes to shape, I kept on getting the proportions wrong, but I think the version I made in the end is quite neat!

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The teeth have a foam base that later will be covered with Worbla. You may notice an empty spot in the shape, that's because that part of Calne's teeth is transparant and I have decided to use plexiglass to recreate that look.

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I absolutely despise having to cut plexiglass, but it's worth it for the end result!

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Here are the foam and worbla bases. At this point I was working on mechanics to get the teeth actually moving in my mouth, hence the 'mouth hole'.

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All the parts from Worbla.

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All the teeth assembled! At the left side of each of them you can see that I left some space for the mechanism I was making to move the teeth. At the bottom one you see an example of this.

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Showing off what I have so far!

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Between this picture and the last one, quite a lot of time passed, where I fiddled and worked around as much as I could to make the teeth movable. With the way I made the mouth opening and the space there was on the inside, it was not possible with this mask. So much to my disappointment, for now I dropped the idea of having movable teeth and continued with the mask. Of course, 'movable teeth' were added on my list of 'try to make this if you have enough time to rebuild parts'! Anyway, in this picture you can see my work on the undercoating and fixing the teeth in place. I decided to place the teeth in different positions, to mimic movement.

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Not having movable parts did come with one huge plus: I could change a lot to the looks of the mask, such as the place where the teeth attach to it.

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I went through a lot of effort of masking everything so I could spraypaint it. Only to realize halfway through the process 'this would have been a lot faster if I would have just handpainted it, haha! Oh well.

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I need to fix a few droopy parts by hand, but the end result is nice!

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I improved the band that attaches to the mask and will keep this huge and heavy mask on my face!

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To wear the mask comfortably, I have this brace in my mouth. It was the first time since I stopped doing martial arts that I had to shape one of these things again, I felt quite nostalgic!

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This was a quick make-up test to see how I would do the make-up for my 'blacked out' eye while wearing this cosplay. No worries, later versions look a lot better!

The bug

On Calne's head sits her bug friend! The reason why I'm calling it a 'bug', is because there is always a lot of discussion about the bug being either a roach, isopod or something else. So to keep it simple and not flame up discussions, I'll just call it a bug, haha!

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Starting out with some sketches that became the pattern. On purpose the parts were made in a bigger size, so they would 'layer' correctly for the look I was going for.

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Just assembled...and after shaping!

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After multiple layers of shiny undercoat!

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I wasn't sure yet what color to give the bug, but because at this point I was also busy with painting some other parts, I decided to make it a base white color and just shade around a bit, to see the result. The bottom pictures I showed to multiple friends, asking for their critique. Most of them agreed that the color was too light and I should go for more grey and/or brown.

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After asking around some opinions, I went all-out on the shading of the bug. I like the end result very much!

The needles

On Calne's bag where the belts are, she also hangs three needles. Just like the character design, I wanted to make the needles fully transparant. Guess what that means? Lots of cutting plexiglass and tired hands...but I think the result is worth it!

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The ends of the needles are sideways shaved pieces of plexiglass. Don't worry, you can't hurt yourself on them!

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A lot of plexiglass cutting and glueing! I'm quite liking the result so far!

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And here are the finished needles! Now to just think of how I'm going to attach them to the belt...

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First I went for glueing it with E6000 glue (pretty much the 'holy glue' for cosplayers), but even that turned out to not be sturdy enough. So after the glueing was done, I also secured them extra safely with invisble fishing wire.

The skeleton arm

One piece I was heavily intimidated by to make, was the skeleton arm. In my experience trying to make realistic organic-looking parts can be very hard, I'm personally better in mecha, symmetrical parts and the like. I did decide that I was going to completely try and make this myself, instead of buying/altering premade skeleton parts, because Calne's proportions are not that of a human. One night while browsing some cosplay websites for inspiration, I found a tutorial of people making lightweight parts of a costume with flower arrangement foam. I never thought of making a costume with that, because the material seems so brittle. Nevertheless, flower arrangement foam is really cheap, so I thought "why not try it?"!

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As always, started out with sketches that later became patterns. I directly drew off my Calne figure and tried to make the sizes fitting for me. I will play a bit of a trick with especially the lower arm being 'longer', so these are not completely on my scale.

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Mistake I made #1: Worked from the middle of the block. I had sooooooooo much leftovers that I needed to cut off, it was horrible. If this blog inspires you to work with flower arrangement foam for your own projects: Don't be like me, folks!

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"Imagining" the design in 3D while you are cutting it, is quite hard. Well at least it was for me, but maybe some other people are better in it I was the person that always took way too long on her woodworking projects in high school and this felt like a flashback to those times for me.

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This material is incredibly brittle. Even a single push with your finger can deform it. You have to be really gentle and gently carve away all the leftover pieces.

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A few hours of working later (I got really dirty with how 'powdery' the material was, I definitely recommend wearing a mouth mask), I got the first few 'fingers'! Because of how dirty I got, I did not make inbetween pictures.

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I gave them a bit of 'raw edges' and 'bumps' on purpose to let them look more organic. Also, not pictured because I was so dusty, but I broke 3 foam fingers (2x the middle part and 1x the bottom part). This material does. not. glue. together. after breaking. Break it means starting all over again. Luckily this costume is mainly small pieces and I noticed that the more I was working with this material, the better I was becoming.

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Because of them being so brittle, this material needs tons and tons of undercoat to be usable for cosplay. This picture was taken after their first later of undercoat. The material completely sucks up any liquid! For undercoating I used wood glue. The foam would completely suck up the wet glue and then harden from the inside out, it was a perfect combination!

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Top parts: About 4-5 layers of undercoat, bottom parts just got their first layer.

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With my confidence boosted by making the fingers, I decided to tackle the upper and lower arm.

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Again, I surprised myself by making this. Did I find some hidden talent or is this material super duper easy to work with?! What I thought would be one of the hardest (and to be honest, probably also crappy looking) parts of the costume, I tackled without any problem??? This feels to good to be true...

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Now everything has so much undercoat, that the foam itself has sucked everything in and the outside could get it's own layer now! The material has now become a lot less fragile, you also can't deform it anymore if you squeeze it a bit. Still, it's quite brittle, so I would not recommend putting any force on it. I will handle it very carefully when I wear the costume~

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I painted all the bone-pieces in a generic white base color.

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The upper and lower arm needed so much undercoat! You may be very cheap with buying the foam itself, but I spend a small fortune on the undercoat for these things...in the end it's probably just as expensive as making the full thing from premium material, haha!

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Shading time!

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I started off with very gently shading everything with brushes...until eventually I was just smearing everything around with my fingers, because that gave a better result, haha!

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In these pictures I gave every part a layer of protective coating! I'm quite happy with how the shading turned out!

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These screws are for the top of the 'arteries' sticking out of Calne's skeleton arm.

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To make it easier to attach the skeleton parts to the body suit, I made a duct tape dummy of my arm (my only other duct tape dummy is of my torso).

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These dummies are a bit scary to make, as you need to be fast and it's quite uncomfortable, but the end result is worth it!

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After stuffing I present to you: A Maakie arm.

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These foam parts outlined and formed a 'foam skeleton' for where the actual skeleton parts were going to be added.

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Everything is laid out and ready to get attached!

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This required a lot of precise positioning and patience.

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It also required lots of drying time and small adjustments and adding extra glue inbetween.

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Finished!

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I really love the shadow this hand casts!

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It is also surprisingly really easy to move my fingers!

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Attaching the 'veins' and the screws to the skeleton arm!

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The skeleton arm is done!

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I like how my actual hand almost 'disappears' when you have it in front of a black backdrop.

The wig

Oh boy, the wig. Also another part I was quite scared off. My experience with long wigs is mostly: work a lot on them to have them look pretty, wear them and have them become a tangled mess in no time, then spend a lot of time on fixing the wig for the next time you will wear it, repeat. I prefer to avoid cosplaying characters with long hair because of this, but sometimes when you love a character, you have to make sacrifices. *removes a tear from eye*

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So here is the huge wig! Consists of one main piece and two big ponytails. The first thing to do was dyeing the wig with fabric dye. As Nurse Calne has a quite unique hair color and gradation, I could not find any existing wigs like that. This was also my first time dying a wig myself.

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Even with wearing gloves, the dye stained so much!! I had red hands for multiple days!

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I slowly moved the position of the wig in the paint bucket. Longer exposure to the paint = darker color. This way I tried to make gradiations.

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It really looked like I had some dead animal upside down hanging here. That the wigs kept on dripping red dye for a couple more hours also did not help.

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After they finished drying, they needed a good brushing!

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Interesting is that the hair net also completely absorbed the color. Some of the color also stuck to the clips of the twintails. This picture looks like it could come out of a horror movie!

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End result after lots of brushing and painful wrists... The gradiation was quite nice, but I had actually expected a more varied result considering the instructions I followed.

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Now it was time to start cutting on the main wig!

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I had cut off quite a bit of hair, which is nice, because it gives me a lot of extra material to make wefts with if needed.

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The huge side-ponytails I stored away for a while, while I cut the basic wig.

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Starting position before making any changes to the basic styling the wig is in.

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Not that much to talk about, just a lot of precise layering and little bits of cutting here and there. Enjoy the pictures!

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I sometimes end up making more layers than actually needed in the design, just because I like layering so much, haha!

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Calne has one robotic eye giving a red light. There were multiple possibilities of how to do this, with the most common one seen by other cosplayers being a prosthetic on top of the eye. As I didn't want to risk loosing too much eyesight (I was already expecing this costume to not be very comfortable), I decided to instead incorporate the light inside the wig, in the front bang that will be on top of the eye that is supposed to be robotic.

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Base wig is done!

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Light is working!

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Now it was time to add the earlier finished nurse hat and bug!

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The HUGE bows were quite a lot of work to position well.

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And here we have the finished wig!

Attaching all the finished parts

Crunching away with attaching the last parts of the costume in the few weeks before the competition!

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Putting the legs together!

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Putting the last bits of the bodysuit together!

The whole costume

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This picture shows all of the parts of the costume laid out...it's crazy how much pieces this costume has and how big this thing is!!!

Test fitting!

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Sorry internet, but you won't get any picture of my face without any make-up on!

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Before leaving to an convention for the first time in a new outfit (and especially if you're entering the competitions, it's a good idea to do a test fit. With my test fits I always find some small parts that need tweaking before I go 'live' with the outfit! The main changes I made after these pictures are the fitting of the collar in my neck and the attachment of some props.

The competition

No matter how much you prepare yourself, things always go wrong when you do anything with high pressure like a cosplay competition. For me, with this costume, on our way to the event the mechanical legs got damaged. Which meant that they had to be downgraded to stage props instead of me being able to use them to walk around with. Anyway, see my entry for the competition below, I'm still quite happy with how it turned out! Unless I tell people this, they don't realize that the act was supposed to be different.



I also got some nice pictures of when I was on the stage, credits to Jeroen Weimar Photography: www.facebook.co... .

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I was also asked by videographer Appel Works www.youtube.com... to appear in his video of the convention, made a small gif of my part in the video which you can see below. If you're interested in the full video of the event, you can watch it here: www.youtube.com...

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Photoshoot

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After a repair to the legs, I also went on a more extensive photoshoot with amazing photographer Winterman Photography www.facebook.co... . We went to this industrial location just over our Dutch country border, to Germany, called the Landschaftspark. It's an abandoned factory that is now accessable for the public (caution when entering/exploring is still needed though). It was a very fun location to visit, would have also liked it a lot if I were there as a normal visitor and not for photoshooting purposes. Photoshooting in Germany was actually quite pleasant, a lot of Germans seem more open for these kind of things than Dutch people. Some people even recognized it and went 'oh look, those people are busy with cosplay', haha! I do seem to have scared some kids, which I absolutely did not intend to do. I did not expect people to take their young kids with them to such a 'dangerous' location. X_X

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You have reached the end!

I hope you have enjoyed this way too long blog about the progress of the biggest costume I have done so far! I have already been working for a while on my next cosplay, which is from my own character in the MMORPG called TERA. Here is a preview of what I am making now:

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See you at my next blog, which will be a figure review again!
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GerardHaZ (24 days ago) #59830215This is such a great work and very much effort :o
Congrats!


Sorry for my late reply! Thank you very much. :)
6 days ago
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This is such a great work and very much effort :o
Congrats!
24 days ago
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Rajke (24 days ago) #59829832Really amazing result. And what an impressive costume you made. I didn’t expect that all the parts of this costume could fill a whole room. The amount of different materials and techniques makes this a difficult costume. You really made Calne Ca’s parts realistic. From the ribbons to the bug and the mechanical parts to the bones. I like the way how you can move those mechanical parts. You really thought about every detail. Your cosplay entry even without the mechanical parts was realistic and you did a good job with her character.

Thank you for the comment, it makes me especially happy when fellow Calne fans appreciate the details I put in the costume. :)

It's a small room in my house, but it was indeed full. ;) Happy to read you appreciated the competition entry as well!
24 days ago
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Rajke Ca Fanatic
Really amazing result. And what an impressive costume you made. I didn’t expect that all the parts of this costume could fill a whole room. The amount of different materials and techniques makes this a difficult costume. You really made Calne Ca’s parts realistic. From the ribbons to the bug and the mechanical parts to the bones. I like the way how you can move those mechanical parts. You really thought about every detail. Your cosplay entry even without the mechanical parts was realistic and you did a good job with her character.
24 days ago
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Tjilp (24 days ago) #59820738The one time I decide to go check out MFC again... And I see this!! That's super awesome!! It's really cool to see all that progress, daaayum that was a lot of work wow o: It looks really cool and you look rightfully scary wearing it! :D
I'm always a bit reluctant working with all those fancy materials like foam/worbla (even flower foam? wow? xD) but you've done all of that. Well done~
Loved to read this! Took a while, but all worth it!


Thank you for the kind message, happy to read you appreciated it. :)

Finding out what material works for you personally and what is the best for certain costume parts, is one of the hardest things when you are new to cosplaying. At first I just bought whatever people recommended me (mostly overpriced foam and a lot of people swear by Worbla-ing everything), but the more you work on projects like this, the more comfortable you get and the easier it becomes as you have gained skills and formed your own opinion about materials. :)
24 days ago
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The one time I decide to go check out MFC again... And I see this!! That's super awesome!! It's really cool to see all that progress, daaayum that was a lot of work wow o: It looks really cool and you look rightfully scary wearing it! :D

I'm always a bit reluctant working with all those fancy materials like foam/worbla (even flower foam? wow? xD) but you've done all of that. Well done~

Loved to read this! Took a while, but all worth it!
24 days ago
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Moro (25 days ago) #59730511I'D BEEN WAITING FOR THIS

I'm a bit embarrassed about how long it took me to write this blog for the people that knew I was working on it. :') Anyhow, I hope you enjoyed! :)
25 days ago
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I'D BEEN WAITING FOR THIS
25 days ago
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damedanbo (25 days ago) #59725233This is incredible! great work!

Thank you! :)
25 days ago
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Klala (25 days ago) #59724475This is amazing ! !
I'm really impressed by the amount of work and time you put in this cosplay! (I get quickly bored when working on the same project for several days so I admire your dedication!) how long did it take to make this cosplay ?
I love how the mecha parts turned out and the costume looks so cool when it is in movement !
Thanks for sharing your work progress, I'm not into cosplay anymore but this was still extremely interesting to read, especially as a fellow Calne Ca fan!
Btw I've been to the place where you did the photoshoot before so the pictures feel kind of familiar XD
Good luck for your next project !


Thank you for your kind comment. :) Always nice to hear from other Calne fans as well~

This cosplay was made over the course of 2 years, but with a lot of breaks inbetween. Sometimes I didn't work on it for a month, then I would work on it again for multiple days in a row, I also did one more simple costume inbetween while half-working on this one. In the end I have no clue how much time I spend in total on it and I think it's better for my sanity that I do not know. ;)

This is definitely my only costume so far that looks better when moving than in pictures. :) I'm looking forward to costumes in the future with similar pieces. :)

And oh, interesting! I really loved that photoshoot location. You can't really move very far away from the dressing-room-options when you're in a costume as big as this, so I've been thinking of just visiting it casually later to explore the park better and also scout for other good photo locations as there were multiple entry points. :)

Thank you! :) Considering the positive responses here, I'll for sure also share my diary of my Elin cosplay project.
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