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Seung Mina - Halloween 07 by cera Seung Mina - Halloween 07 by cera
I started this costume for 2006 but didn't leave myself nearly enough time to work on it so it got pushed back a year...with a detour to plan my wedding and get married:)

All of the pieces I made from scratch, NO PATTERNS! The boots are the one big exception, I bought boots at Target and then painted them red and made the necessary additions.

View separate shots of the main pieces here [link]
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Top to bottom, here are the pieces and any unusual work done:
Headband: Made from knit fabric with hand painting of dragon-ish logo
Fake bangs: Since mine are bleach blonde
Hair bands: Pink ones made with purchased blue elastics on top
Earrings: Bought at Claires, took them apart and used the base, added brown suede to the outside
Top: This was the MOST trouble! Hand painting of the dragon on the back that I am VERY proud of!!! :D
Gloves: Actually they are two pieces. The bottom layer is the red gloves with the cut off fingers glued to cut off socks, with the brown and yellow bands painted on. The top layer is the cuff with the silver ring attached.
Skirt/Fancy Loincloth: Hand painted dragon logo on front and back pieces. Adjusted a pair of white undies to work under the costume, wore them over my nylons.
Boots: Socks have hand painted brown and yellow bands, boots bought at Target and painted red. Added the cuffs on top and brown strappy thing over the top of the foot.
Halberd: For the weapon I used my color guard flag pole, covered it with red fabric, carved holes in styrofoam balls, painted them yellow, made blade out of cardboard and duct tape:)

I think that's all. Hope you like it, it was fun to finally put the whole thing together after so much work!

*EDIT* I forgot to link pics of the character...btw she's from Soul Calibur II ;) Go here to see screen caps [link]
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:iconjagerschnitzelananas:
you make a fabulous Seong Mi-Na! this ma be the best cosplay of her I've seen yet
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vitaminanime Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
awesomeness!
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JohanSutherland Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man I wana cosplay now XD Great costume, and you look like you had great fun. Thanks for the share, you're an awesome mina ;)
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NintendoStarKnight Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, the costume suits you. You look just like her.
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trumi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
Hmm.Funny and very interresting.
Mina would be proud of you.
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:iconcera:
cera Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
:) thanks!
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misaokiley Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
u did awesome! btw u have stunning legs! :P
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:iconcera:
cera Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
LOL, I have stunning panty hose! Thanks though! :blowkiss:
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xailachan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
OMG! This is awesome and I like it. And its over *TEN THOUSAND* bonus points for the colourguard pole. GO FLAGS! ♥
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:iconcera:
cera Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
lol, thanks! I can't bring myself to take it apart just yet. Maybe when the weather gets warmer and I might actually use the flag:)
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Katrileo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Professional General Artist
Excellent cosplaying. I am a fun of Taki, but well, S. Mina also is gerat by her personality (memories from Soulblade) That girl is pretty :heart:
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cera Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
I love to cosplay, just didn't know what it was called at first! lol The first costume I made was Sophitia, my favorite since I first played on the Dreamcast, but it wasn't nearly as well constructed as this one. And I don't have the patience to make it all over again:)
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Katrileo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
You would look excellent if you disguise cosplaying as Sophitia.
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:iconcera:
cera Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
well thank you! I'll consider it for next Halloween, I still have the wig and everything:)
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:iconmildweed:
mildweed Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007
Very nice costume.
I do love Soul Calibur...
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:iconcera:
cera Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
thanks, it took more work than Sophitia but I think I've learned a lot about sewing since then too.
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SoundGuy27 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
*gasping*

wow...
It's spectacular.
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:iconcera:
cera Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
lol, thanks! :D
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taniafarias Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice :D
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:iconcera:
cera Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
Thanks! :blowkiss:
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taniafarias Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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IxWraith Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
How many sit-ups a day did you do for how many months in preparation for this costume?
I'm glad to see that some things never change.
And just in case the fact had eluded you up to this point, you're kinda a nerd.
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cera Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
lol, you ought to know me by now. I bought new tennis shoes and started walking for awhile but that died fairly quickly and no sit ups at all happened, ever. I just chose very carefully which photos I added to the collage ;)

Ah yes, I revel in my nerd-dom/geekery.
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Sketchy-Stories Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awesome costume to go along with an awesome game! You clearly paid a lot of attention to detail!
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:iconcera:
cera Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
Thank you! I got so much grief for complaining about all the stuff I knew I didn't get right:) But this is a contest so of course I'm not going to advertise that stuff;)
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pesto81 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
ow ow!
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:iconcera:
cera Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
Thanks, though I'm not sure I'd call that "constructive criticism" ;)
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Julica Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
LMAO at you playing it whilst dressed like it

Love that game!
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:iconcera:
cera Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
That was my favorite part, cleaned that corner of the living room just for that shot;)
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Julica Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
lmao.
Nice job altogether on it... ^_^
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