|I don't usually create threads but I wanted to share this now that I decided to be an active member of the forum. Most of you might have seen this in at least one pic that Dave shared, but I actually had made a cosplay of Bast almost 2 years ago now. My roommate and I made the entire thing for less than $200 (As the full price eludes me after these years I think that's the right estimate). We made it by hand and it may look a bit rough, part of the reason is that other than lack of funds, we made it in less than 2 months time. Why such a short time frame? Because that was when I decided to go to DragonCon in 2013. I'd never been to a convention before and wanted to make a splash.|
The thing about this is, I'd never really been interested in conventions and had I not discovered Dreamkeepers a couple months prior, I still would not have gone. Fate obviously had other plans as I not only had discovered Dreamkeepers but took note that the creators would be attending a convention mere miles away from where I live. Funny thing is there were actors and artists for different things I enjoy, but I went specifically to meet David and Liz. It was an amazing experience, both the con itself and meeting the Lillies.
One day I hope to refine the costume so it looks a lot better, but for now I figured I'd enjoy sharing a couple of pictures with the world. I really wasn't sure if this belonged in the Art Gallery or the LOOKIT THIS sections but I consider costuming art so I decided to post the thread here.
I've made you suffer my ramblings enough so here are the pics I've uploaded:
Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures as they were taken on cellphones.
|Awesome! So you are the one. I made a Namah cosplay last year for $100 that turned out decent. There's a thread here on the forums. I'll see if I can find it. |
You have been a very respected and mysterious member of the fandom since as long as I've been here.
There's the thread of my outfit.
Its got nothing on yours though.
How many times have you worn it?
|Respected and mysterious? I'm both flattered and embarrassed.|
I've honestly only worn it twice. First time for DragonCon and later that Halloween. Unfortunately I couldn't get last Halloween off to wear it again.
I still have plans to make an improved version of the head and tail at some point... and one day when I can afford it, go to some other conventions maybe.
Hey if you can think of other reasons/excuses to wear it, I'm all ears.
|Very cool! I love it, very creative. You could definetly wear it wherever, I think (fur meets, cons, Halloween, etc). Props to you!|
|I have only worn mine once, so I understand. I've got no idea what context it could be used in outside of cons and holiday.|
|The funny thing is, all I have to do is get another shirt and sew on the lighter grey and I could wear the pants and scarf as just every day out and about type clothing. I think I'd pull it off really well too, red seems to be a color that looks good on me. Though a scarf would probably look weird in the summer and/or cause heat stroke if worn incorrectly.|
|Nah, I live in Florida and wear a jacket and jeans through the summer. You could get away with a scarf.|
|I suppose so, especially if I wear it loosely like how Bast seems to do it.|
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