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So with MCM just two days away, I'd better share my lineup

Friday: Fionna The Human from Adventure Time
Saturday: Lucina From Fire Emblem Awakening
Sunday: Toon Zelda from The Legend of Zelda. 

I'm so excited about this con, I've got so much planned and I've got so much to do. I hope I meet as many people as possible! Sorry I've been so quietly recently, been caught up in assignments for uni and have been doing a bit of creative writing. 

I'll be announcing next year's costumes and con schedule shortly MCM. 

How everyone is well!!
  • Mood: Peaceful
  • Listening to: Martha's theme from Dr Who
  • Reading: A Game of Thrones
  • Watching: Educating the East End
  • Playing: Pokemon Y
Fire Emblem Awakening: Lucina cosplay WIP montage. by Light-Sensei
Fire Emblem Awakening: Lucina cosplay WIP montage.
It's done, it's finally done. Can I cry now? Here's just some progress pictures before MCM next week. I still need to style the wig and attach elastic to the pauldrons but apart from that I'm a happy potato. With procrastination time and moving to uni, this costume took just under two months to complete. So many new techniques have been learnt with this costume. 

Construction notes: 

Tunic: The tunic for me was the hardest part and trickiest part. It's made from a thick stretch jersey I had to draft the patterns from scratch and somehow figure out how to attach all the gold trimmings. The tunic itself is made from 2 pieces of fabric. The middle part is completely separate from the rest of the tunic and is attached at the armholes. Also, my first time ever making a mandarin collar. The entire tunic contains at least 5m of gold bias binding. 

Cloak and Cowl: the cloak and cowl are two sperate pieces and are made from cotton I tried to be as accurate as possible and include a hood. the patterns again are all drafted from scratch. The cloak was cut on the bias to give it a more fuller look. The cowl is just an extremely long rectangle piece of cotton. 

Belts: First ever time using leather despite owning the material for years. Always make sure to get special leather needles for the machine. Made bias binding from brown cotton and sewn onto the edges. The other I just folded down the edges and sewed over them to neaten it.

Belt rings: Cut rings out from styrofoam and sanded using a dremmel-also for the first time. Covered in paper mache, primed and painted.

pauldrons, tiara and broach: all made from worbla backed onto foam. Covered each piece in several layers of wood glue to smooth it out and then painted over with acrylic paints.

Boots: Bought the ankle boots from primark for £8 and then made the long bit of the boot into stockings. Stockings made from same material as tunic and flaps made from white cotton.

Gloves: Attempted making gloves but after several attempt, gave up. Bought some cute blue leather gloves off amazon. Cut off half of the fingers, removed lining and blanket stitched over the edges. Cuffs are made from white cotton and 'X' is drawn on with fabric pen.

Falchion/sword: scaled down sword and made a to scale blueprint on greaseproof paper. cut out base of sword from styrofoam and shaped using a dremmel. Handle accentally fell off when testing, due in an imbalance in weight distribution. Covered the entire thing in paper mache to strengthen it, primed and then painted. All of the detailing is made from craft foam and coated in PVA glue to smooth it out before painting. The handle is covered in red bias binding. 

Scabbard: Made from the cardboard from the styrofoam packaging, covered in paper mache and then painted over. 


This was one of my more trickier and most time consuming costumes to create. Learnt a lot of new techniques which I'm excited to use again. This costume will be debuted for the first time at the October 2014 London MCM Expo/comic con on the saturday.  

If anyone has any more questions on how this costume was created then please feel free to ask.
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One of the final few pictures of Sheik. I would really really love to remake parks of the costume, such as the hat/turban as currently I have no way of keeping it on my head properly so I can take it to a con. Unfortunately, for now, it'll just have to stay in my wardrobe. 

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Costume, props and model: Light-Sensei 
Photography: Darkchibidrummer  

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Hi guys,

Sorry for being so quiet the last few days, I've been trying to haul all my stuff to university. Moved in officially last tuesday and have been getting to know my teachers and classmates over the past few days. My timetable is really nice, despite an early start on a monday. I've gotten fridays off which means I WILL be attending the London MCM Expo and I'll be attending all three days with my brother Darkchibidrummer so make sure to come and say 'Hi'. SerenityLunae, this will be our year, hopefully you'll be there and if you are I'm going to make sure we definitely have time together. I'm still unsure of my Lineup but I have a few ideas of what costumes I'll be bringing. This year I'm upping my game and I'll be bringing cosplay business cards which will make sharing all my pages and sites with people and photographers a lot easier. Really wished I had them at the LAGC. 

Lessons for me start on tuesday, so I'm going to be busy trying to get into a reasonable routine before I promise to start anything new writing wise. I will however try and upload a Lucina WIP montage just because I've made so much progress with her and I would like to show you guys how everything's looking. 

Thank you again for all the support and I hope to be checking back soon!
  • Mood: Peaceful
  • Listening to: Martha's theme from Dr Who
  • Reading: A Game of Thrones
  • Watching: Educating the East End
  • Playing: Pokemon Y
Apologising once again because I'm being an extremely slow with DA. Again been sorting out uni stuff. Finally gotten my accommodation all sorted. I'm sharing a house with 5 other girls, which should be fun. My room is nice and big and there is lots of room for all my Zelda posters. I'm really looking forward to getting started and stuck into the course and working as hard as I can.

Because I won't be making any new costumes during the term time, minus any repairs, I'm going to be trying to focus on my vlogging/blogging and my writing. I really need to try and find a balance between work and uploading things on a regular basis. The theme of my vlog/blog is just about my day to day life at uni, my opinions on various topics and maybe the odd cosplay video or tutorial. 

Speaking of cosplay, I'm currently about 3/4 of the way through Lucina and I'm hoping to get her finished over the course of the weekend before I move away. If I can't then hopefully I'll be able to finish her in the next few weeks. She'll be my last costume until next summer. I've already decided on a list and am going to be trying to focus on non Zelda costumes. I'll announce those closer to summer. 

My brother Darkchibidrummer and I will hopefully be attending the London MCM Expo next month, I don't know the exact days I'm going to be able to attend and I'm not so sure on my lineup yet although a few people are asking for Toon Zelda again. 

Also, congrats to jmyungsook for catching the kiriban, the last few days have been a bit chaotic so I haven't had a chance to head up to the post office, but I will be posting the Maiamai before I move out next tuesday. 

Anyway, sorry for the ramble, just wanted to keep you updated on where I'm at. 

This is about a month overdue but...

Tagged by crocheter 

The Rules:
1. Each person has to share 5 things about themselves
2. Answer the 10 questions asked to you and invent 10 questions the people you tag will have to answer
3. Choose 10 people and put their icons on your journal
4. Not something like "you are tagged if you read this"
5. You have to tag legitimately 10 people
6. No tag-backs

Facts about me:
1. Despite being 18 I've not gotten completely drunk or been to a club or bar
2. I'm more content with being alone that being with other people.
3. I drink far too much tea. 
4. I've only found my name on a coke bottle twice.
5. I've recently watched Gurren Lagann and absolutely loved it.

crocheter 's Questions
 
1. Coffee or cocoa?  
Coffee
2. Which languages do you speak?
UK English, a tiny bit of Spanish and a tiny bit of Thai
3. A song that describes your mood right now. 
Safe and Sound- Capital Cities 
4. How would you name your children?
Forest and Genevieve 
5. What kind of music do you like?
Anything really, it just depends on the mood
6. Do you like handicrafts? Tell me something about your projects :3. 
I love handicrafts, it's mostly just sewing though, but I do knit and I would love to learn how to crochet 
7. If you could choose a superpower which one would it be?
To be able to fly 
8. Pets. Do you have anyone? Explain me the reason of their names. 
Unfortunately no pets ><
9. Which Eevee evolution is your favourite? 
Glaceon 
10. Best videogame ever. 
Pokemon Ruby

My Questions
1. If you could travel anywhere, where would it be. 
2. How's the new school term treating you?
3. What's your favourite book? 
4. Any Dr Who fans, if so, what are your opinions on the new series?
5. Cosplayers, what would be your dreams costume create?
6. Where do you see yourselves in 10 years time?
7. Chocolate or sweets?
8. What advice, if any, would you give your younger self? 
9. Favourite manga or anime? 
10. What's your OTP, if you have one.

I tag: ToonPrincessZeldaFan  LoftwingQueen Ohimesama-chan Rin-Egin muzaiko Darkchibidrummer AwkwardMoosey and anyone else who wants to do it.
  • Mood: Peaceful
  • Listening to: Martha's theme from Dr Who
  • Reading: A Game of Thrones
  • Watching: Educating the East End
  • Playing: Pokemon Y
So with MCM just two days away, I'd better share my lineup

Friday: Fionna The Human from Adventure Time
Saturday: Lucina From Fire Emblem Awakening
Sunday: Toon Zelda from The Legend of Zelda. 

I'm so excited about this con, I've got so much planned and I've got so much to do. I hope I meet as many people as possible! Sorry I've been so quietly recently, been caught up in assignments for uni and have been doing a bit of creative writing. 

I'll be announcing next year's costumes and con schedule shortly MCM. 

How everyone is well!!
  • Mood: Peaceful
  • Listening to: Martha's theme from Dr Who
  • Reading: A Game of Thrones
  • Watching: Educating the East End
  • Playing: Pokemon Y

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Light-Sensei
A geek and proud of it.
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Name's Light-Sensei I'm a London based 18 year old cosplayer, who at the moment is trying to pursue a career in astrophysics while trying to maintain a healthy social life. I have an unhealthy addiction to tea, fruitcake and Zelda.

I've been cosplaying and attending conventions since 2009, my first being Light Yagami from Death Note at the London MCM Expo but I only really took it more seriously in 2012. I try and make most of my costumes to the best of my ability and I'm always trying to achieve an accurate looking costume while adding my own little twists.

I get all my inspiration for cosplay from my love of video games, my favourite being The Legend Of Zelda, which most of my costumes are from. My dream is to make every single Princess Zelda costume. Going to take me a while but I'm determined to get there.

I'm also into writing, drawing and photography. I'm the proud author of the Zelda fanfic Hidden Heroes check it out here: fav.me/d54yzi7 which stemmed from RP-ing with the wonderful :icontoonprincesszeldafan:
I believe that a person can only be beautiful on the outside if they are first beautiful on the inside. If this is not the case then one cannot be beautiful no matter how much makeup you put on...

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Convention Schedule:
:bulletgreen: London Anime and Gaming Con, Sunday only: Toon Zelda from Minish Cap, Wind Waker and Spirit Tracks

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I WAS WONDERING WHY I WASN'T GETTING ANY OF YOUR ART,

THEN I SAW IT WAS BECAUSE I WASN'T WATCHING YOU
HOW DID I LET THAT HAPPEN
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Thanks for the fav :)
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You're welcome :)
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Just wanted to say that the cosplays you make are gorgeous and you have earned yourself a +watch! : D
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Thank you so much!!!
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Aww bless you thankyou for all the favorites I was shocked hehe :heartL
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You are very welcome :)
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Your such a sweetie :heart:
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thanks so much for the watch!
oh god your zelda is wonderful!!!
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