Category Archives: Costume Breakdowns

Costume Breakdown: Ann Takamaki (Panther)

In Persona 5, Ann Takamaki’s Panther outfit consists of a shiny red bodysuit, dark red thigh high boots, pink gloves, a cat mask, a matching tail, and of course, Ann’s signature fluffy pigtails.  It doesn’t sound like there’s much to it, but it can be a bit daunting to make if you don’t have a lot of sewing experience.  I personally made mine from scratch, and I’ll walk you through the entire process in this costume breakdown! Continue reading Costume Breakdown: Ann Takamaki (Panther)

Costume Breakdown: Aranea Highwind

Aranea Highwind is largely an armor build, so having a basic knowledge of armor making is extremely helpful. The costume is essentially full body armor, with the only piece not containing some kind of “armor” being the skirt.  While it is mostly an armor build, its an intensive armor build, and it will take a lot of time and effort to make.

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Costume Breakdown: Kimahri Ronso

Kimahri Ronso was a long time in the making.  I started working on it September of 2016 and finished it in June 2017.  I worked on it sporadically for a large chunk of the time, and then stuffed the majority of the work into the last couple of weeks.  This is gonna be a long breakdown, so sit tight, buckle up, and get ready for 3,749 words of breakdown.

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The Making of Triss Merigold

I’m a total sucker for ladies with fiery red hair, so when deciding which Witcher character to cosplay, Triss was a no-brainer.

Triss was the first complex character I’ve done that was almost completely a sewing project.  The only things that weren’t sewing on this costume were some minor painting and fabricating a medallion (which I actually had already done prior to even starting the costume).  Sewing, at one point, was my most feared of all art forms.  I only started to really learn to sew after I got into cosplay, whereas I’ve been sculpting and painting all my life. Continue reading The Making of Triss Merigold