Here begins the "how to be a demon" series! *drumroll* I want to do separate posts about different parts of my oni!Chizuru (aka demon!Chizuru) cosplay so I thought I'd make it look a bit cooler than it actually is, huehuehue.
So first part: oni!Chizuru has two small horns on her forehead... but on the one and only official screenshot I have, she doesn't have horns.
|Where are your horns? WHY DO YOU LOOK EPIC? ;A; <3|
Ehem. But in the actual game in which she transforms into an oni - Hakuouki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom - Chizuru does have the horns. You can see it in the artbook.
Many tears later...
Okay, so... her horns are white. Mine were originally grey... just because. So I recently
burgled borrowed some paint from Jäätynyt Enkeli and painted them anew.
Pictures are taken by Shiro Samurai.
It's not really visible but these horns were red in the beginning. They are just cheap plastic Halloween props that you clip in your hair and boom red horns. But I gave them a new life in cosplay! :')
|Starting to re-paint.|
|Painting in progress...|
The paint I used is actually wood paint, but it worked fine! I put three coatings (and raged quite much because the brush I had was way too small for this kind of thing :< ) and I'm very satisfied about how they look now!
I'm happy because they don't look very smooth; they kinda look like they're made out of bone, which is very nice. Real demons don't have cardboard horns. ;)
I'll show now how I clip them on my wig - prepare for rage, because they are a bitch to put on.
|Shove it in the netting of the wig.|
|And press so that it clips.|
|That's how it looks on the inside of the wig. Horns were here.|
It doesn't look too bad, but you can still see the closing system when the horns are clipped on the wig... which bothers me. This kind of closing system also has a limited life span: after a while the round-ish part that stops the metallic part and keeps the clip closed gets worn and the clip opens very easily. So the horns fall off with the slightest push. This is very annoying because as I said, they're hard to put on. Shoving them in the netting of the wig isn't the easiest, and when you think you've got it right and put on the wig... one horn is right and the other is pointing to the left and looks completely retarded. :< Also, good luck getting them symmetrical...
Because of this amount of rage, I'm really thinking about taking off the metallic part of the clip and then sanding my horns flat so that I can just glue them on my forehead with spirit gum. I will wait until Tracon is over before doing this though - just in case it fails. I'm not sure how well the spirit gum and plastic horns feat. paint will get along so I'll do my experiencing when I don't have a con on the coming week-end. :'D I don't want to be hornless for Tracon in case this fails.
This concludes it for the first part of the "demon" series!
Spoilers: Next part will be about growing some blood-sucking device on your teeth... x)
|That's it for today! See you in the next post! ~|