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I Can See You by rinoa-lewis I Can See You by rinoa-lewis
About time to upload eh?

This is my Cosplay of Deunan Knute from Appleseed : Ex Machina.
The costume was my entry in to the Madman National Cosplay Competition, in which I was a Wild Card.

I didn’t place, but I sure had fun dancing in my skit. Oh I love dancing. And the compliments I got afterward and what I read on Twitter about my skit were great to hear, especially after a good 250 hours spent!

These photos were taken in Port Adelaide under a train bridge, and were shot before I got too much regrowth in my hair because I sure wasn’t going to go and get it bleached again. To celebrate the shoot, my hair is now darkest brown. YAY!

About the Costume

More details to be in my journal soon, but:

The most expensive individual component of this costume was the hair. Oh god the hair. I’m not great with things on my head, so my boyfriend convinced me to cut my hair and bleach it. So I went from mid back length dark brown hair to basically a mop cut in blonde…well yellow. Glad to be rid of it!

The bodysuit is 3mm neoprene, up to three layers in some parts. It is very warm. If you need to lose some weight for summer I can lend it to you! I had to glue and hand sew all the seams as I didn’t want stitching to be seen from the outside, and my sewing machine would have broken anyway.

The armour, details (buckles and the like) and gun was cast of a combination of resin and flexible urethane, all pigmented the same black. Originals were made of air dry clay, a mould was made from silicone, then parts were cast one by one. Took a freaking long time. The shoes were…painful to wear, but I made them from scratch.



As mentioned, more details soon, but in the mean time, please enjoy!

Costume by :iconrinoa-lewis:
Photography by my boyfriend.
Shot at Port Adelaide, 12/12/10
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Yuki5188sudo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student
OMG! tis a an epically awesome cosplay!!!!! so amazed @ ur skillz. so lucky ur able to pull of duenan!! great job!
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rinoa-lewis Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Thank you very much! I almost cried cutting off my long hair and bleaching it blonde, so i'm glad it worked out! :)
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Yuki5188sudo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student
I feel ur pain. I spent three years growing my hair and within 30 it was all gone. but at least for you it was for cosplay that came out great!
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rinoa-lewis Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
:) Thank you!
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Jarrak Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Nice! :)
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DANQUISH Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Nicely done. :)
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whitetiger76 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
are you going to post additional photos of the costume? i'd love to see the full design - looks awesome so far.
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:iconrinoa-lewis:
rinoa-lewis Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Thank you! :) I sure will be uploading more photos...watch this space. :)
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Yiji Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
YOUR SKIT. YOUR COSTUME. YOUR ASS.

:iconjizzplz:

Everything about this costume was sexy! Ant it's taken me like EIGHT YEARS to type this because the sexiness is screwing up with my ability to spell. But HOMG <333

Yeah, you and me, babe. Totes cosplaying together someday <3

....dat ass. :icondatassplz:
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:iconrinoa-lewis:
rinoa-lewis Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
LOL...*shakes ass*

Yes indeed...you...me...cosplay....together. :)
Soon though. Not someday.

WAAAA!
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