Oda Nobunaga & Nohime

Sometimes there are not enough words to describe the entire unimaginable range of his emotions, impressions, and the “magic of business” comes into play. An example of the magic of implementing something that lacks eloquence and the strength to speak directly – and there is my clash with the magnificent heroine of my most beloved game – Lady Nohime.

Unimaginably beautiful, passionate heroine with a colorful and endless range of emotions, absolute charm and fortitude. A strong woman who played a huge role in the history of Japan, being a reliable and faithful support of her great husband and wise lord – Oda Nobunaga.

Under the auspices of the Oda clan, she made history side by side with the most famous warriors, feudal lords, strategists. Powerful and gentle, seductive and insidious – a magnificent combination of beauty and mind – Lady Nohime.


Oda Nobunaga – One of the most ambiguous figures in the history of Japan, he is considered the greatest commander by some, others consider him a tyrant who went to his goal no matter what. And yet the brutal heart of the feudal lord flinched under the awe of the wings of a fragile butterfly, hiding true serpent habits in itself, to rise to the imperious Demon Lord of the Sixth Sky.


For basic forms of armor, it was decided to use Eve foam due to the flexibility in thermoforming. But Eve herself is not a very convenient material in high-quality painting and refinement, so we decided to use elastic PU coatings to maintain mobility and wear resistance, as well as elasticity.

The armor itself and the patterns on them, we decided to metallize, which would most emphasize their realism. To do this, we will need a lot of time when preparing the surface, so the article will be supplemented.

Materials used:

  1. Eva penka
  2. PVC Plastic
  3. Glues
  4. Polyurethane elastic compositions
  5. Elastic varnish
  6. Rubber
  7. Polycaprolactone
  8. Fabric
  9. Chemical metallization
  10. Skin

Tools (equipment) used:

  1. Knives
  2. Thermoforming moulds
  3. Paint Compressor
  4. Metallizator
  5. Imagination

Step # 1 – Preparation of Drawing

We take off the necessary forms (my body is ready) basic patterns. With the help of scotch, foil, we form a relief, and with a marker we apply the product pattern we need.

Step # 2 – Transfer Drawing to Work Surface

We transfer the finished design to Eva, specially prepared for work. Our task will be to transfer the drawing to the plane and bring all the details and patterns to the desired ideal. * In the photo, an example of drawing a corset. The rest of the details are made in image and likeness *

Step 3 – Transfer the drawing to the finishing material (eva foam)

In the process of transferring, we form all parts from master models to the desired products. Then glue all the parts and get the finished product… so close

Step 4 – Application of elastic compositions on the surface of parts (Primer (ಠ╭╮ಠ))

For this step, we will need: a compressor and a paint cluster, as well as a special PU composition for a spill. We apply at least 8 layers of complete surface cover (1 layer with an interval of 20 minutes).

* in our case, we need a surface with a slight hammer effect. Therefore, we used a thicker version of the composition.

Step 5 – Application of elastic protective compositions and preparation of surface for metallization

Part 2 – sewing

I do not sew often, so I will begin by saying a huge thank you to all my friends, because they helped who could. Thank you for providing knowledge and… sewing machine: 3

For the fabric part, light cotton satin was chosen, since it was this color that was close to the canon.

To make a padded half-skirt, black and red fabric was needed. I needed to measure its length and draw a layout in order to cut the skirt evenly, observing the pattern. We use a spider – a special textile glue-strip, so as not to sew the edges. put two parts of the skirt together, sew them, and then attach the belt, which will then hide under the armor.

For the pattern on the fabric, a stencil should be made. Personally, I redrawn it with tracing paper from the XD monitor screen. But I still had to adjust it to the size of the skirt…

I used a special paint for the fabrics in the drawing. Let him dry the night and apply a thin layer again.

To make a banter, you will need red cloth, rope (which you will need to spit), glue doublerin (coat) (on the lower banter and on the lower part of the upper) and edge (upper part of the upper banter)

We make two pieces of the future XD banter. Outwardly, they will look like pads) Glue doublerin from the inside (edge on the upper part of the banter, on the lower and second coat banter in order to give the banter a tougher shape. The holes through which we turn, pour with a secret stitch with our hands, iron and then hide under the cord. Pull the strings and collect the resulting ribbons into folds. We’re sweeping. Now this is something more and more reminiscent of him…

We make a construction from rope (pigtail) and sew it to the banter.

We collect all this business… mmm… and it turned out cool)

Earrings are made easier ~

We buy 2 muline threads per earring. We put together, we achieve the right size. Then there’s the painting. Nohime clearly has a gradient on his earrings. To do this, we will need red, purple and dark purple paints. Carefully wet the necessary areas of the future earring with a sponge, achieving a smooth transition. I used the same comb and combed the threads so that they would not stick together. Sushim is a veil!


Well, that’s all ~ I’ll see you soon ^ ^


Elsa in hanbok or the price of the “Small Breakaway”

You know, since the first news about the exit of the new part of the Cold Heart, my soul has been eager to connect its way with one of the heroines I loved there. You thought correctly if the elegant and fragile image of the lord of cold and ice, Queen Elsa, has now surfaced before your eyes. Since Disney is so zealously trying to attribute her to the society of princesses of their magic kingdom, not paying attention to the title that our charming wizard receives in the first cartoon… my heart is divided into two parts. One of them has been owned by the lord of endless deserts – Princess Jasmine for how many years, and the second now in the ice of the ice queen – Elsa.

However, my story will go exactly about how I created the costume of Elsa, inspired by the wonderful art of the artist… especially for the Lost Ark competition…

The fact that I will take part in this competition – I knew right away. For she also played the game on the Korean server and managed to participate in all activities already on the poo. Well, I, as a fan of the MMORPG genre for a very long time, lacked something that could stick me to the screen for a couple of hours and at the same time not get tired.

Why exactly in the nomination Korean COSPLAY? It’s simple. At this point, I really wanted to finish my Naotora armor and two new Cold Heart 2 suits. Well, between gluing 7,000 rhinestones on Elsa’s dress and painting Anna’s costume, I decided that I could (sacrificing sleep and a large budget) bring to life one of the most long-awaited projects for me. Well, to present your creation in all its glory at the Gambler 2019… it happened

So let’s look at the rules of the competition and actually… what did they want from us?

“Want to try on the image of the brave hero of the world LOST ARK and win a cash prize? Every member of our community has this opportunity. We invite everyone to take part in the cosplay competition! ”

Well, then nominations, etc., were presented. Of course, nothing becomes clearer from the same name “Korean Traditional Cosplay.” Clarifying in the group from the administrators, I get this answer: “Faith, about the Korean traditional cosplay the answer is higher, but I will supplement it. In this nomination, you need to create, accordingly, an image in the Korean traditional blanket. An example is Hanbok. The image that you want to take as a basis – at your discretion ”

Yeah, super, but better say, “so it could be a character from another universe, like disney, marvel, etc.?”

And in the end we get the answer from Denis: “if the image at the same time will correspond to the nomination – yes.”

Great! The answer has been received, everything seems clear. At the moment, no more clarifications, storyboards, etc. were present.

Well, on the way, let’s figure out what the words COSPLAY and HANBOK mean

Our brave wikipedia gives us the answer:

Hanbok is the national traditional costume of the inhabitants of Korea. Hanbok is often sewn from bright monochromatic fabrics. Although the word “hanbok” literally means “Korean clothes,” in the 21st century this word is used exclusively to refer to the hanbok of the Joseon dynasty, these are clothes for official and semi-official receptions, festivals and festivals. Modern Hanbok differs from Joseon, in the 20th century its form underwent strong changes in favor of convenience. Throughout their history, noble Koreans often borrowed foreign clothes, and ordinary people wore varieties of hanbok.

Examples of Hanbok in MMORPG and Artah

Well, what is cosplay?

Cosplay – is a transformation into various roles, consisting in dressing in costumes and playing off character, body plastics and facial expressions of characters in computer games, cinema, literature, comics, anime and manga. As a rule, this hobby includes the manufacture of a costume and elements of the attributes of the selected character. It has some connection with the role movement (the difference is that the cosplay does not imply the development of the plot and character of the character, but concentrates on the characteristic features described in the source), as well as with historical reconstruction (requires a detailed reconstruction of the historical prototype).

The image chosen for cosplay can be taken from any source or invented by the author of cosplay as an original idea or as a synthesis of various famous characters and styles (for example, a version of a famous character in the steampunk style).

The last point just applies to my Elsa. And this means that we were asked to think through the image and present it in the “Korean style.” The author of the art, on the basis of which I made cosplay, from South Korea and his style is directly related to the vestment of various characters of different universes in the traditional clothes of his people.

“If you are a fan of all Korean – this nomination is for you! Any images in any traditional Korean outfits are allowed to participate. ”

Well, let’s start…

I did work in different directions. Since the art itself portrayed the character only on one side and only half its height, much turned out to be thought of by itself. The most difficult of the sewing part, I consider the banter on the back. We’ll start with him.

The two-layer banter, together with plume-shaped ribbons, occupies approximately 3 meters in length. In order to apply patterns, I prepared special stencils. Each of the 300 pearls and 100 crystals is sewn and glued into a hand. The number of patterns exceeds 500 uses of stencil (because of which it had to be redone many times). I painted everything at home, because I was afraid not to have time. Here came the first calls about chem poisoning… but there was a plume ahead. The banter is also decorated with a ribbon depicting cranes and bamboo with gold metal patterns at the tips and snowflakes cast from transparent polyurethane. At the ends of the banter and in the middle are also snowflake jewelry.

Then there was a cape with a plume. The basis was the shape of the Elsa plume from the first part. The plume itself is about 2.5 meters long. All patterns are hand-painted and decorated with crystals and poured snowflakes. In front, they are also decorated with pendants made of tidal snowflakes. During the painting of this plume, I received chem. poisoning and spent about 5 cylinders of white paint. At first, a white bleach was applied along the border, there were already patterns of snowflakes and stars on it, after which everything was decorated with crystals. It took about 10 hours of total time to paint in order to create a feeling of a snowy plume.

The lower dress was made in accordance with the drawing. Sewn from two different types of fabric, decorated by hand with white patterns and crystals. Also, a belt was sewn separately, on which jewelry (3d printing) and knots (handmade) were attached after.

Wig and Decorations on your head. Since the option on the art was not nice to me, I personally decided to make something more interesting to me. This something was a clip with roses and winter berries, decorated with poured snowflakes, crystals and a suspension with snowflakes. The glove was also decorated with a snowflake with a crystal. A tape with metal earrings was woven into the spit and decorated with studs with snowflakes and a cap with a fan at the end. A wig from an incomparable https://vk.com/floradaria

Fox collar. Yeah, it was made by hand, too. Under the guidance of the wonderful master – Gin – the sweet head of the fox was born, which was then sewn to the collar. Tails were made separately, after which they were sewn to the main “sausage” and decorated with scarlet cords. The base of the head was cut out of polystyrene foam, then wrapped around a thief. After the fur was glued, but before that it had to be cheered up a little, because it turned out to be very long. After fur, it was otfacturen, after which cilia were injected and crystals were glued. Decoration on the ear as an addition.

Make-up, studio selection and photo processing

Make, I completely did myself. The main difference from the original Elsa was the bright “scarlet” shadows. This color looked very beautiful with sky blue eyes. Also, I inflicted a lot of brilliance, highlighted the “frozen” pink cheeks.

I picked up the studio for a very long time and seriously. After all, one of the rules of the competition was:

After such words, it was a shame to photograph against the background of a brick wall or a single-color cyclorama. Therefore, it was this location that was chosen, because it most reminded me of the throne room of the ice queen.

“You can only use the graphic editor to create collages and color correction” – all according to the rules. The photos presented at the competition did not specifically use any “magic,” effects, etc., but only light color correction. You can even clarify the moment with the photographer himself – amazing https://vk.com/eva_photo


Walking the suit made a real splash at the convention. A lot of forest words, praise and enthusiastic speeches. Thank you for APPRECIATING ALL THE WORK invested in this suit. I imagined it as “made specifically for the Lost Ark competition”


Well, now you can really reasonably appreciate the work done and all the work. And maybe you can explain to me where is the line between a perfectly done job worthy of the highest praise and a small separation. Thank you for your attention

Your Oichi


15 Years of Magic and Battle

And the other day two big holidays, namely the 15th anniversary of two large franchises, known for the whole World, were warmed off! What do Winx and Samurai Warriors have in common? How do they differ? How did I become a fan of these two worlds, which at first glance are absolutely unlike? Want answers?



The Winx fairy universe opened to me at the age of 6-7 years. I remember the first time I encountered the heroines of the club in a color magazine presented to me by Mom during a trip to Ryazan) On a pink cover there were five beautiful characters whose bodies were wrapped in sparkling magic streams… then I first met Bloom – my favorite fairy of the Winx club. According to all forecasts, it was Flora who was supposed to become my favorite… well… pink, romantic and tender character, but… I don’t know what, but something connected me for life precisely with the Dragon Fire Wizard (perhaps the answer lies precisely in Bloom’s leadership qualities and magic features). Then I began to ask Mom to paint red, envied Dad that he had a birthday on the same day as the red-haired fairy… in general, so began my story of friendship with magic. As a child, it was important for me not to miss a single series of the series! Everything was amazing! Excellent oppening, then still an interesting and unique plot, beautiful heroines and, of course, fairy magic. My friends and I came up with our own characters for a long time, wrote stories, painted arts with all the collections of Winx clothes, starting with the usual transformation, ending with side costumes dedicated to individual series or holidays. With the release of the second season, Pixie babies were created – their character, abilities and history were prescribed by us no less than the character-owner himself. With season 3 – pollen, with season 4 – pet Love & Pet… and so on…

Oichi Del Elion – Fairy Qi

If you suddenly look into the albums of the group, you can find two albums, one of which is called “Oichi.” Exactly, the image of Oichi, as we have it now, appeared inside the Winx fendom. Briefly speaking, the plot of the story of Oichi laid the foundation for the writing of the book. Inside the Winx fandom, Lady Oichi Del Elion was endowed with the Magic of Qi – the energy of life with which to manage death and life. And in the design of Oichi we notice… CHINESE AND JAPANESE DESIGNS. Even then, love for the Samuraev franchise took possession of me, but about it a little later… Nevertheless, it is worth saying that this story about girl wizards has given faith in magic to no generation.

The project has a huge number of haters, but mostly these are just those people who did not even try to watch the Winx Club. For this mult is childish for them, for some reason stupid?, snaky, and so is the drawing of KAKAYATASTRANNNAYA… “I do not want to,” they say. Well, it’s yours, but personally, I hesitate to assess something I don’t know anything about… In this “cartoon,” for the first time I saw true friendship, love, magic, the resilience of family ties and selfless sacrifice in the name of the common good. I have nothing more to say but “Thank you” for these beautiful years filled with magic and beauty… and remember, the main magic and magic within you ~

The introduction to the Samurai Warriors franchise occurred during my 5th grade training. A toy with a beautiful picture on the cover was presented to me by the Pope in honor of a good end to the academic semester. Then I had only Wii. As soon as I started this game… I fell in love. The beautiful design of only accessible characters, among which was OITI itself, simply could not but please the eye of a little girl. My first game character was Kai – a student of Khljo Ujiyasu – the head of the Khojo clan, competing with a ninja girl named Kunoichi in the struggle for the heart of the brave warrior of the Sengoku period – Sanada Yukimura. An excellent video immediately riveted my look to the screen, but as soon as the game began… I did not understand WHAT TO DO!? However, in one I understood the match perfectly in all the details of the game and calmly opened the character behind the character. Then I first met Oichi – the character who shared fate with me on a level with the wizard of the Dragon Fire. Pink outfits, beautiful appearance, elegant weapons and the sweetest character. About the beautiful moment when I first saw her first video about the first meeting with the beautiful Azai Nagamasa – the husband of the beautiful Oichi. She sees a lilac tree growing in the middle of the battlefield, approaches it, reaches for flowers and first TOUCHES HER BELOVED, not noticing how he reached for the same flower XD NAGAMASA RIPS FOR HER FLOWER, WANTS TO STAB IN SHINY SILK KUBAREM! SHE RUNS AFTER HIM, RAISES HIM, THEY LAUGH AND… AAAAA! God, that’s nice! In general, a princess with a charming prince in armor… which may be more beautiful. I’ve been very attached to Oichi ever since. The next game in the series was immediately DW8 and WO3, which came to me as well as the first part of the overall series. Then all kinds of additions to Sanadamaru and Extreme Legends appeared in the collection. In SW4, the design of Oichi upset me a lot… in terms of hairstyle. The beautiful suit did not get involved with such a haircut in any way, so Oichi’s cosplay did not reach the SW4, and it was too late for SW3… but never say never! Thanks to this series of games, I just began to devour historical books and art novels that said at least something about the Three Kingdoms or the Sengoku Era. As a result, I even spent several lessons at the school and at the institute for students on these topics XD And so on the 15th anniversary KOEI made us another gift:

“At yesterday’s Samurai Warriors anniversary strip, President and CEO Koei Tecmo Hisashi Koinuma announced that Samurai Warriors 5 is in the debagging stage and the announcement can be safely waited for by 2019-2020.”

5 part of SW, GUYS! 5 PART! God, that’s beautiful!

However, what to do now?) Do we make Matsunaga on SW4 or are we waiting for a new part?)

Summing up, I want to again say THANK YOU to Mr. Ijinio Straffi for the faith in unlimited power in magic presented to us, and to Mr. Hisashi Koinum, together with the entire KOEI company, for the knowledge that I received thanks to my interest, which the Sengoku warriors brought up. I can’t hold back tears when I listen to songs from the first Winx feature film, when the devotee Oichi prefers death next to her Husband, life alone, when the brave and fragile fairy of nature sacrifices himself in the name of his sister or finds the strength to confess his feelings to his lover, when the great ruler finally gains power over a country ruled wisely and prudently…. these are my heroes… and… once again… THANK YOU.

Winx Club 3D: Il Segreto del Regno Perduto – All the Magic


And here is a small gift ~ Do you expect cosplay on Fairy Oichi? WAIT, FRIENDS, WAIT ~

Koshosho (Samurai Warriors 4) — Cosplay By Oichi

Oichi (Heroes of Legends) — Cosplay by Oichi