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Medusa cosplay version 2.0 by Kawaii-Miko-Senshi Medusa cosplay version 2.0 by Kawaii-Miko-Senshi
This is basically version 2 of my Medusa cosplay. I kinda have a version 1.1 and a 1.2 before this, but there were so little changes that I don't really see the need to post them (unless I posted pics in scraps or something). I bought and modified pants for version 1.1 (which I wore at Ohayocon 2011) and remade the shoes to be more sturdy, and my wig finally came for version 1.2 (which I wore at MTAC 2011). I had also painted the snakes's (Ana) head green; however, it was too light of a shade of green and looked very bright in pics.

This is from OMGcon 2011. And yes, I am sitting on my "tail." :D 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. :heart:
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. :heart: :D

(details about how I made other parts of the costume are posted in the description for version 1). Still more versions to come! :)

~Risa-chan
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Hikarikun18 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My friend and i were wondering if you could give a bit more information on how the vector stool was made. We would like to make a similar one for our own medusa as a surprise gift. So any advice would be well appreciated. 
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Kawaii-Miko-Senshi Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
sure! I bought a heavy duty metal pole from Home Depot that would support my weight (I don't remember the length though -- I based it off how high it needed to be when I sat down, but they come in several lengths). I bought 3 "L" braces (the kind you use to brace shelves up on the wall) and had a friend weld them to the metal pole on the bottom to act as a support. it was still a little unsteady in the front, so I bought 2 more sideways "L" braces, again for more support (I just glued and used nuts and bolts to hold those on). I added the arrow tips (just cheap wood piece) to keep within Medusa's trademark arrows so as to not distract from the prop. I bought a comfortable bike seat to sit on at the top of the pole. the arrow itself is made of poster board. the whole unit weights about 20 lbs, so it is a little annoying to drag around, depending on what I'm doing. sitting on this does take a LOT of balance and practice as well. hope that all makes sense and helps. let me know if you have any other questions! and good luck with yours! :D thank you for your interest! :heart:
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Hikarikun18 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
 Oh my gosh thank you so much for your information here! This helps alot! We made out a map out on what we're going to do. Make a wooden tall box that a pole/PVC can fit and the seat can fit (Like the top of a drummers seat) Then make support arrows and exaggerate them for more balance. (Also not to steal your incredible idea.) We'll also going to make the arrow glow on the edges like Medusa's does that magenta purple. The height of the pole/wooden box (That the arrow will cover up) is like 27 inches and the seat will probably be another 3. I hoe this works and if it does we'll probably up load some pictures :)
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Kawaii-Miko-Senshi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
no prob. :) and thank you! I wish you luck and can't wait to see how yours turns out! :D
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Hikarikun18 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We'll be crossing our fingers on hoping this will turn out awesome :)
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Kawaii-Miko-Senshi Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
good luck! :)
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Hikarikun18 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Kawaii-Miko-Senshi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
^_^
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Sketching-Eclipse Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student General Artist
omg this is amazing!! I love how you did the snake and the tail and everything! >w<
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Kawaii-Miko-Senshi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Thank you! :D I added her vector arrows and soul in later versions too. :)
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Sketching-Eclipse Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student General Artist

I saw ouo

you seriously need to be on 'Heroes of Cosplay' or something, because your cosplays are EPIC!

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Kawaii-Miko-Senshi Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Thank you so much! That means a lot! :D I'm probably going to steer clear of the drama associated with Heroes of Cosplay though...I don't feel they quite represented our community accurately. I would love to be on something more like Face Off. I really appreciate the compliment! :heart:
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Sketching-Eclipse Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student General Artist
haha, no problem ouo
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glitterkyo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
THIS IS AMAZING!!
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Kawaii-Miko-Senshi Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Thank You! :D
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glitterkyo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure~
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AyaneMatrix Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WAIT A SECOND! :o I remember you! My friends and I took photos of you during MTAC 2011! They were dressed up as Maka, Soul, Black Star, and Death the Kid whereas I was just a normal con goer. :icondefeatplz:

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?
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Kawaii-Miko-Senshi Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Hi! :wave: and thanks! While I did where Medusa at MTAC 2011, I did not have my soul... I did have it for MTAC 2012, and yes, I won Best Master. :D I think I remember your group. I'd have to see a pic to be sure though. XD My facebook is Medusa-Entei Prop-Hime if you wish to tag any pics of me. ^_^ I hope to be returning to MTAC 2013 as Medusa and with my new costume, Entei... we will have to see how things play out for me though. Thanks again! :heart:
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AyaneMatrix Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: Yeah, I put the wrong date in my original message and realized it pretty late. :ninja:

I'm going to make sure all of the tags are correct for the photos I did post of you on facebook! They were posted at [link]
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