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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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:iconyuki5188sudo:
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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:iconrinoa-lewis:
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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:iconyuki5188sudo:
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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:iconrinoa-lewis:
rinoa-lewis Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
:) Thank you!
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:iconjarrak:
Jarrak Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Nice! :)
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:icondanquish:
DANQUISH Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Nicely done. :)
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:iconwhitetiger76:
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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:iconyiji:
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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:iconyiji:
Yiji Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
MUST BE SOON

:iconomgsocuteplz:
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:iconaliz-seraphim:
Aliz-Seraphim Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
loved ur skit it had me nearly falling off my chair in laughter great cosplay!
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:iconrinoa-lewis:
rinoa-lewis Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
:) Thank you! Twas great fun to do and it seems to have won me a few fans. XD
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:iconaliz-seraphim:
Aliz-Seraphim Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
yeah it was fun i defiantly enjoyed it
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:iconk-tetsu:
K-tetsu Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
This is AWESOME!!! >< I love your costumes and adore your skits!!!!
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:iconrinoa-lewis:
rinoa-lewis Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
WAAAAAAAAA! Thank you! It's really great to hear that. :) I have a long way to go before reaching the likes of yourself though! (Love the dancing!)
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:iconk-tetsu:
K-tetsu Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO its not about reaching other peoples levels!!!! >< >< i reckon its about a level that you are happy to be at...and i guess okay, a professional level perhaps...but i'm just a cosplayer like you~~~ *DANCES MJ MOVES WIF U*
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:iconrinoa-lewis:
rinoa-lewis Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
...you can moonwalk right? I can't. :)
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:iconk-tetsu:
K-tetsu Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
ME MOONWALK???? 0_o no no no no no!!! i could totally learn the thriller dance tho~ XD
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:iconrinoa-lewis:
rinoa-lewis Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
And we shall raise an army (from the dead of course!) and take over the world!!! (probably just the cosplay world...but it always helps to aim high!)

*insert evil laugh here*
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:iconwakaleo:
Wakaleo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Looking badass!! :D
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:iconrinoa-lewis:
rinoa-lewis Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Watch out! :D
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:iconyestherdey:
YestherDey Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Superb cosplay! Look awesome! :love:
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:iconrinoa-lewis:
rinoa-lewis Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Thank you! :love:
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:icontorment-lies-within:
torment-lies-within Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Looking gorgeous sweetie, you did an awesome job.
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:iconrinoa-lewis:
rinoa-lewis Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Thank you!
What are your plans for next year? :)
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:icontorment-lies-within:
torment-lies-within Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Victorica from Gosick and Atelier Totori for Waicon, then some Samurai and Dynasty warriors, some secret stuff. Trying to back up on the amount of cosplays I do.
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:iconrinoa-lewis:
rinoa-lewis Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Ah yeah. Money doesn't grow on trees....but it should. Or they should change cosplay prizes to cash. That'd be awesome!
You have quite a bit ahead of you though! Looking forward to it!
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
THRILLLLLLERRRRRRRRRRR
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:iconrinoa-lewis:
rinoa-lewis Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of the thriller!
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:iconmangalphantom:
mangalphantom Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Loved your skit at nationals! Was really surprising, and a joy to watch, turned out great!
Awesome work ^^!
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:iconrinoa-lewis:
rinoa-lewis Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Thank you! It was great fun to perform, and to hear that other people enjoyed it with me is awesome!
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:iconshinomatrix:
ShinoMatrix Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010   Photographer
fantastic stuff
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:iconrinoa-lewis:
rinoa-lewis Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Thank you! Glad you like it! XD
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:iconbreathless-ness:
breathless-ness Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
You are so awesome man!!! Truly inspired by your hand sewing and all that casting DX
I'm gonna rave again about how well your skit worked too *raveraverave*
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:iconrinoa-lewis:
rinoa-lewis Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Hahah glad you liked it. It was great fun to perform; I've already been asked to head up a team for the zombie walk here in Adelaide next year to do Thriller. :) Everyone should come down and dance!
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Stryde22 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
UMMM!!! YES!!! i could advertise you for the zombie walk if ya want, i'm in the inner circle of admins :D
also, this is too freaking fantastic. and i had NO idea you actually bleached your hair, i just thought it was epic wiggery. so much good!!!
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:iconrinoa-lewis:
rinoa-lewis Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Lol! You too eh? Well I suppose you're probably the one to speak to at the end of the day. :)
Oh, and there's more pictures to come so...
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slykura Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
yaaay
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:iconrinoa-lewis:
rinoa-lewis Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
YAAAAAAY!
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:iconlittlecrane:
LittleCrane Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Oh I loved your skit!! It was very very fun and enjoyable to watch! I hope you enter madman again... I look forward to seeing more of your stuff!
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:iconrinoa-lewis:
rinoa-lewis Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
:) I'm glad you liked it!
and I look forward to seeing more of my stuff too. We shall just have to wait and see!
Thankyou for the :+fav:
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