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My cosplay of Maxim

Postby SinReVi » Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:37 pm

So back in 2014 I went inside a 2nd hand store and saw a black coat that reminded me of Maxim's jacket. It was longer than his, but I knew I could turn it into Maxim's coat myself =P
Then one or 2 days later... guess what... I found a 2nd hand red wig (in a different store) for just a few cents XD As there was an animecon coming up in one month, I decided to just go for it and make a Maxim cosplay in one month. (I have improved my cosplay after that con though! Got a new wig as well)
I think that in a way, that Maxim cosplay chose me instead of the other way around =P

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This is the current version of my Maxim cosplay which I wore to Animecon 2015 (the photo was taken afterwards at my parents' home though) I need to replace the gloves which are worn out=P

Miscellaneous photos
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I like this photo with Snorlax =P

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I ran into Crono

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I went to a table to ask for a commission of Selan, turns out the artist is a Lufia fan as well and wanted a photo after his drawing was done.
This photo was still my first version of the cosplay, which has a different wig.

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With Hideo Baba (from the Tales of Series) who was a guest at the con.

Making of:
(This is actually my first cosplay =P )
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14-5-2014
This was the coat as I bought it. Everything else I'm wearing here is just random stuff from my wardrobe.
I made the pockets out of the cloth I cut off the coat.

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Checking what length I wanted to make this coat =P

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15-5-2014
That's when I found the red wig for a few cents =P
I shortened the coat and bought a \white T-shirt as I didn't own one =0 (well, not one that actually fit me, that is!)
Also bought 2 belts which were the wrong color, and a pink and a green scarf for... idk what to call them, those pink and green skirt like stuff Maxim wears.
I did end up using the pink scarf, but I didn't like the color of the green scarf (not the right kind of color, it's too light) and besides that the material isn't sturdy enough for what I wanted to turn it into.

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17-5-2014
I think I was working on the pink cloth here. Anyway, this has a better view of the jacket before I added the details like pockets.

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18-5-2014
Progress on pink thing. And I got a toy sword =P

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19-5-2014
I think the pink thing is finished here? I couldn't find any red pants in store that were also my size (and a reasonable price) so I sacrificed my own red pants for my cosplay.
The details on the pants were added with yellow crayons for textile.

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Unfortunately it turned out you couldn't see it unless there was really bright light, so I had to paint over it with gold textile paint.
Both the crayon and paint were done freehand.
I actually made a new pair of pants , the paint on the new pants were done by using tapes and templates so it looks much better than this one.

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21-5-2014
The back of Maxim's jacket. As the writing is way too blurry in the trailer, I decided to write Neverland under the feather.

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24-5-2014
Next was Maxim's green skirt-like cloth. Which is actually made of the lower part of a green dress =P The white is made of a white cloth I didn't need anymore.


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26-5-2014
2 new belts, in the right color. They... were actually not strong and 1 broke so I had to buy 2 new ones later. But I was actually able to use the weak belts to add details on the collar of the coat so that's a good thing!
Bought boots and replaced the ties with brown ones like Maxim's. Also tied it like him =P
Added a strap to the green cloth.

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2-6-2014
Well, this'd be funnier if I were Artea but i just had to take a photo with that chocolate box!
You can also see I added the straps on the green cloth (for the belts to go through)

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Make up test and "styling" the wig. And by "styling" I mean I just put it upside down and hairsprayed the heck of it. This actually isn't a good idea because the hair will just go down after a few hours of walking around so I had to spray the wig every time I had to use it (I didn't know that yet =P).

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Making dye to turn the elastics around Maxim's shoes green/blue.
I think the elastics are supposed to go into your hair but the only thing I cared about when I saw them in store was "Hey that's just what I need for my shoes!"

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4-6-2014
Replaced my random necklace with a locket, in which I inserted portraits of Maxim and Selan at their wedding.
Maxim wearing a locket was actually my headcanon long before I made this.

Next, I think it was about this week that I dropped some super glue on my pants and wasted about a week trying to fix that. I didn't get it out but I made it less noticable. After this I made and attached pockets and other details on the green thing and Maxim's coat, though I don't think I have photos of that. Fun fact: the pockets on the green thing were made just big enough to fit my 3DSXL, so I can carry that around on cons. However, since I have upgraded to a New3DSXL by now... it doesn't fit inside the pockets =P

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Well, here's a photo of my coat the afternoon before the con! I thought the overall cosplay was recognizable as Maxim, but since I've come so far I decided to just add the pockets I already worked on before. And as you can see I already had 1 and a half pocket attached, so i couldn't just walk around like that on a con anyway=P
I worked on the coat for the whole night and finished it at 5am of the morning of the first day of the con O_0 The con is actually 20 minutes from me by bus, so I was able to get a few hours of sleep since I didn't have to spend much time on traveling =P

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And here's a photo on the con,
I call this the first version of my cosplay. I wanted to redo the pants because I dropped super glue on it, which I couldn't remove.

Next photos are from August 2014, when I redid the pants. There was a con late August so I thought that was another good reason to redo my pants.
This is a new pair of red pants. (I actually bought 2 pairs just in case!)

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Using tapes to make the lines straight and neat! When I did my first pair of pants, the crayon/paint was done freehand.

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Time for the paint!

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The crosses have dried

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Using a transparent sheet to draw where I want the details on the pants.

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Then I used that transparent sheet to make a template.

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Using the template and waiting for the paint to dry.

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The left side after removing the template

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Time for the right side. I turned around the template, so the details on the pants turned out symmetrical. The template is actually made of a cereal box.

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After it was finished!

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The old pants for comparison.

I got a new wig around october 2014, which I styled myself and wore to a con in November. I don't actually have photos of when I styled the wig though. That version with the new wig and new pants is what my cosplay still looks like now! I also got a bigger sword than the one I had in 2014.
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