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Persona 4- Serious tiem by youronlydoll Persona 4- Serious tiem by youronlydoll
Just throwing this up here from Otakon. I don't have a single picture of this costume up here so it'll have to do.

I mentioned that I was doing Jiraiya from Persona 4, right? I did Jiraiya from Persona 4. Now people who complain that I only do closet cosplays can shut right the hell up!

This was... a lot of work. Like, a lot. And I'm still really mad at this stupid costume for sucking. The head is completely out of proportion, especially on my frame, the gloves don't connect to the arms like I wanted, the jumpsuit is too big (originally it was big to make me look more manly, but it catches on my hips and makes me look hideously disproportionate instead) and even with three sports bras on you can still see the line of my boob. Also that helmet is extremely claustrophobic, something I didn't realize I was until I was wearing a hot headpiece with poor visibility and my handler wandered off without me. The scarf is also off; it ended up having to wrap two or three times around the helmet instead of one and so it dangled really short in the back instead of long and flowing. What I'm trying to say is that it kind of hurts to look at it.

But I'll be god damned if I don't have something to show for all the hours of painting, stitching, sanding, sculpting and mounting I had to do, even if I'm not happy with the product. At least it was a thing I did.

Fun fact: see how I'm almost as tall as my friend in this picture? Yeah, I'm wearing five inch Go-Go boots and my head is only about half as big as the massive helmet piece. I'm really freaking short and this is probably the closest we've ever come to being able to look each other in the eye.

Jiraiya is me.
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Teknoman-Darkon Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Awesome. It's unusual to see persona characters with their respective persona at a con. a rare photo op indeed. well done.
youronlydoll Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Well, we were cosplaying together.  We realized after the fact that we probably should have switched roles since she's a much better cosplayer than I am, haha.
Teknoman-Darkon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Nonsense you look fantastic. At least you got a persona cosplay done. I wanted to do Nyx from persona 3 last year but the wings are impossible to mount properly as they're mounted on the hips and jut out between the gaps in the waist armour. I still can do Akihiko Sanada though but not as good as the others I saw on the net.
Teknoman-Darkon Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Also So envious of your awesome work as Jiraiya. ^_^
quietstorm2 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013

you NEED to realize, that even when you feel something is TOTAL Donkey Poops,

It is STILL so AMAZING, and Practically Perfect, by everyone else's standards!!!

your Creativity and Strangeloveness always WINS!!

CamiiDesu Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Disco ninja frog <3
Soo funny .. i like!!
dead82 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i have no idea what to say
NoizRnel Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Disco ninja frog!!
NoizRnel Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol!!! :D
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