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Cosplayer Hikarilight > Costume of Shark / Ryoga Kamishiro from Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL

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07-02-2013
Series
Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL
Character
Shark / Ryoga Kamishiro
Year Completed:
2013
Construction Difficulty:
Normal
Costume worn at:
Anime North 2013
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
Shark's outfit is very simple but it was actually very annoying to make.

The outer shirt itself had a simple design. The only things that were annoying were getting the pointed ends symmetrical and the diamonds. Seriously, the diamonds took much longer to make and make them work. I originally made them with a button inside so that I could sew it onto the shirt. However, the diamonds on the body proved to not hold their arrangement. The fabric of the shirt also made things difficult as the weave was large. Handsewing was a pain.

I couldn't find a a shirt the right red for the inside shirt so I had to get a round collar shirt and make it into a V-neck. Sadly, I didn't make the V-neck wider so it sits funny when I wear it. I don't think I need to explain the pants. I just made them too long so they need their length to be adjusted.
Personal Thoughts:
Zexal is just so awesome even though it's pretty bad. I just can't really explain why I like it so much and why I have to do almost all the characters..
Wig Details
Wig Brand
Cosworx / Cosplay.com
Wig Name
Ivy
Styling Notes
The wig was originally bought for Tsurugi (Inazuma Eleven GO) but it worked for Shark too. I was going to make all the octopus legs with just hairspray but that proved to be difficult as the first one I worked on (the front one) would not hold its shape whatsoever. I decided to glue it to see if it worked and yea, it didn't. I then decided to use a stiff felt base in the same it had to be and it worked! The only problem was that there wasn't enough time to make this nice so I had to use a glue gun to speed up the process. there also wasn't enough hairs in this wig and again, time was a constraint. In the end, everything worked out well and symmetric? I definitely want to fix this up and fill in the empty gaps with wefts! The front piece is craft foam as I didn't have hair in that colour anyway and painting it would be faster. Either way, I didn't plan on using wefts for that portion anyway.
Wig Review
This wig was more annoying than my Kaito (Zexal) wig. I was thinking it wouldn't be that bad but it was bad.
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