Cosplayer Chunlichan > Costume of Zafina from Tekken 6
About this Costume
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I made this for PAX2009, and it's been done for awhile now, but I just updated today. I loved the new character Zafina's fighting style, but nothing really hit me in terms of cosplay until I saw this design by Mutsumi Inomata (from the "Tales of" series) it's just so beautiful! Anyway, I sharpie-dyed all of the flowers by myself, which took the longest. For the top, I used the left over fabric that I had from June (I still have about 2 yards left) and put that over craft foam. Craft foam is also what I used for the black butterfly veins on it as well. I attempted to sew on ribbon for it, but it didn't look right, so I took it off and used my sister's advice on trying craft foam. I used ribbon for the edges of it, and for the middle, however. Also, those ribbon strings on the sides are all that was holding me in, however, I made several safe-guards by the way they were tied. Amazing goop is holding on the gems in the middle and sides, as well as the craft foam "veins". I bought chandelier crystals for the diamond shaped pink crystals, and hand-beaded some seed-beads, which I attached to the back of the "bra". The belt was made as well, it is just hooks and rings together. Thanks to my friend Chris for his expertise in plying those together. The boots are boot covers. I found a tutorial online and modified it. To get the lace underneath I used some thigh-highs. The shoes under the boot covers are the same ones I used for my KOS-MOS costume. The boot covers have the flowers and leaves glued to them with Amazing Goop, although after wearing for 3 days I had to pin a few. My boyfriend drew the vines with a fabric pen. The gloves were made by purchasing a pair of long black gloves, which I seam-ripped, and hammered gromits into. I then hand-sewed craft foam into them to have them keep shape. I wired the flowers to lace gloves that I wore underneath these, for lack of a better option. As for the wig, it was very easy; just pulled into a ponytail on side and I wired the flowers to hair combs which I put in. My boyfriend drew on the antenna on my chest for the original photoshoot, at PAX Monica did it the first day, and after that I got good at it enough to do it myself! As for the wings, it was just two almond shaped-pieces of fabric sewed to the choker that I made out of ribbon and velcro. It was a lot to get done in two weeks, but I did it! And it was fun!
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