This is from OMGcon 2011. And yes, I am sitting on my "tail." Pulling this off was just as hard making the illusion of the floating scales -- I had to give the illusion I was sitting on a very thin object, but still have it strong enough to support my weight. This was the only part of my costume that I had outside help on...and that's only because I don't have access to welding equipment. One of my coworker's husbands welded the metal on the braces for me (which I could have done if I had my own welding shop...that would be nice). I made all of the outside structure and design though. This "illusion" is also the one that shocks the most people.
I also painted Ana's head again to finally get the right shade of green. At this point, I had spent around a total of 3 weeks on the costume.
I entered this version into OMGcon's cosplay contest and won Best Prop.
(details about how I made other parts of the costume are posted in the description for version 1). Still more versions to come!
I saw ouo
you seriously need to be on 'Heroes of Cosplay' or something, because your cosplays are EPIC!
I had also posted a few images that I had taken of your cosplay on facebook and dropbox, but I still regret not being able to take any really good photos of your amazing cosplay.
And come to think of it, didn't you also win an award at MTAC 2011 for this cosplay, which also included the soul shell?