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Blazblue - Taokaka - Death's Invitation by Kurai-Hisaki Blazblue - Taokaka - Death's Invitation by Kurai-Hisaki
Taokaka - Death's Invitation

I actually started this cosplay a couple months back but never got around to finishing until crunch time for the convention in guelph this past weekend. Finished it in 2 and a half day with =Yume-ka's help! Yay for teamwork and sweatshopping in my basement! We spent 50% of the time looking for scissors, fabric, pens, etc because it was so chaotic =___=.

The paws are double layered with stuffings from the inside of a pillow between it. One pillow of stuffing on each hand! Then there is an inverted/invisible zipper on it so that I'm not completely handicapped for the con and can unzip myself. ^^; My arms were so tired from carrying the 2 pillows all day, I was surprised at how sore they made me even though they were so light.

The braids were made out of yarn (which I thought looked better than a wig because it was fuller) and I handpainted the zipper parts and buttons. I had to handpaint the orange zipper thingy like 5 times because I couldn't get it to match that weird shade of orange on the hair ties OTL. It still doesn't match *facepalms*
I need to remake the mask so that it looks rounder one day and hopefully put some ventilation in it so I don't die of heat =___=... but I love this costume since it's so easy to put on and I don't have to worry about how I'm smiling or how to do my make up! Also love the paws and my tail that looks like a giant Q-tip. :giggle:

Thank you to all who helped me get around at the con, feeding me food and for helping me walk/see/do stuff! Without you guys... I probably would have fallen down the stairs OTL... so lots of love! :love:

:iconkurai-hisaki: as Taokaka

Special Thanks:

Photography & Edits:
Stephen Clement
This photo is so awesomely creepy - thank you so much!

Cosplay: BlazBlue Series:

BlazBlue Calamity Trigger Arc System Works
Con-G 2012
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Ghost9er2 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist
No idea why but, when I first saw the picture I, immediately smiled, and then I wanted to hug it. :blush: no idea why though because, I know nothing of this cosplay. 
Kurai-Hisaki Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
It's supposed to be scary... >_>
Ghost9er2 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist
Well, I find it adorable! :giggle: :huggle: I want's ta cuddle with it! :)
Scary to me, would be basically everyone's hell, like people strung up by their intestines like string puppets, corpses being mechanized to kill people... the usual nightmarish stuff. :giggle: 
wolkii Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
haha, thats sweet xD love it <3
Kurai-Hisaki Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
FoamFusion Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
great costume!Very nice work love the detail. IF you get a chance check out my new armor i am currently working on, it can be found here [link]
Kurai-Hisaki Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

Hey, that's pretty cool. I've always wanted to work with wonderflex but I never got around to it. It's expensive :(
Did you just order your wonderflex online?
FoamFusion Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
You can order it directly from the makers here [link] . I was contacted from them to make a original suit of armor for them, so they are sending me the wonderflex part of the supplies for it.
Kurai-Hisaki Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh that's pretty cool! Thanks!
FoamFusion Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
you are most welcome
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