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Cosplay - Team Magma Grunt by Ai-Bee Cosplay - Team Magma Grunt by Ai-Bee
I dunno how many of my watchers know, but yes, I dabble in other crafts from time to time. Cospalying (read: sewing cosplays) included. ~3~ Heaven forbid

But this year it's not for me, it's for my sister, ~lilsnowbear. She's also the one modelling the full outfit (save for the hoodie as described) since the thing was tailored to fit her. She's off at her first real con (Sakuracon 2012!) right now actually...
Did anyone see her today in this costume, assuming you've got internet to see this and be at the con at the same time? hurrr :D Worry not, there is hope. She's cosplaying another outfit tomorrow, which I'm posting next.

I'm posting these photo-dumps of the outfits since I spent about two months of sweat and creative effort on it, and I thought I'd show you guys the result of all those hours slaving away at the sewing machine QuQ;;

Things I learned:
- don't give in to using the hot glue gun if you want it to look quality
- DON'T GIVE IN DAMMIT
- I need to learn how to hem things better. At least it looks decent in the photos. ~~~~/o/
- Bee is a slacker

Q: But bee, WHY DIDN'T YOU GO TO SAKURACON TOO? OMG
A: because I'd have to get up and leave my room. :dummy:
also she was going with her friend's family and it'd be awkward. maybe next time when it's on my terms. /control freak

model: ~lilsnowbear
cosplay jargon made by me, with creative assistance from my mom and mandy of course. We make a mean clever team if I do say so myself!

Other cosplay: ~please wait~

PS: If you do go lurk her gallery, please, for the love of my blood pressure- don't tell her her art looks like mine and she should be proud or whatnot. I think it's much more individual than just a shadow of my style, even if she takes it as a compliment. ok? ok. /raging sibling
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:icongravenda:
Gravenda Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy carp, that is an awesome cosplay! I didn't know you were so handy with sewing. : O
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwh, thank you grav! I'm something of a jack of all trades, master of none ://D I just love crafty things. :heart:
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Sweet-Creme Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Excellent! And I definitely want to see you and Ty cosplaying someday. c: I hear it's good fun, and a wonderful way to bond. I really love how that fabric looks. It looks really soft, and the outfit looks pretty comfortable. :D
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We did consider it a few times, maybe someday if it's not too horribly stressful. I do wanna kinda pose with her like a dork though, I gotta admit... :giggle: Thank you so much! It was super easy and comfy to wear, she wore it twice I believe :D :heart:
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Tattooed-Fossils Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... my hair is REALLY long xD holy crap!
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the prettiest hair in all the land! /);333;/)
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lndzbrdn Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FEWJIBEFQAWUO: THAT HOOD :3 It looks just like the official art!
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:iconai-bee:
Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH YOU FLATTERING ME! X////X
always room for improvement, but yeaahhhh, I did try to keep it as close as possible. :blush:
Thank you!
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lndzbrdn Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob c:
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keida-shiro Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
WANT
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TheFrailHeart Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
*is off to lu~urk*
meanwhile bee is an awesome costume maker >w> just sayin'
also! what? no glue gun? Q-Q not even on cosplay dollies?
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>//__//> Lurk for what??
Pffbbt, it gets the job done I suppose... =///////= (\ Thank you though :heart:
I did have a glue gun, I just regret using it for various parts of the cosplay. BD;
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TheFrailHeart Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
okthankyouiwilltakethislessonwithgratitude
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Brittsky Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Fantastic! You did a really good job on that hood! :)
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:iconai-bee:
Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :love: :heart:
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Kei-babeh Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
b'aww your sisterrrr~~~ <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle: yeaahhh~~~ Thank you~~ :heart:
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vai-russ Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
o~ O3O ~o Eee, it looks so cool! Good job on this, it looks very nice!

Now, to get working on my cosplu... >____>' -looks nervously at pile of cloth in corner-
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That pile of cloth will guilt you until you do it... 8| Trust me.. I know. /angst and suffering

Thank you very much! :heart:
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vai-russ Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
;;____;; Indeed it does, indeed it does... Especially considering I have less than a month. OTL

<3
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CreatureOfEclipse Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I avoid sewing at all cost T^T (not that im not great at it, years of fixing mums couch for tearing it up in the first place and repairing siblings favored clothing) But yea im making red eyes black dragon for an up coming convention so all paper, cardboard, and tape.
Guhh so cheap Shoots self//
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gosh, I hope the turnout is good! That sounds like a horribly involved cosplay. @___@ omg. I'd feel more safe with sewing, ironically... but I wish you the best! :highfive:
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CreatureOfEclipse Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha, it is, there is a pile of cardboard, wire, paper, and other related things in the center of my room and at my desk so much duck tape, and masking tape x//D
Thanks
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Hoshihime Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
It's a pretty cute cosplay and it looks quite like the original. It was worth 2 months of your time.
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you! :blushes: I'm pretty happy with it too, for all the work I put into it. :hug:
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Randomkid122 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my, I think my brother and his exgirlfriend are going to Sakurcon! I don't know if it's today or tomorrow. But I'll tell them to keep an eye out for your sister!
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, if they don't know or watch me then I dunno if they'd care to meet her! :blush: But I'm curious to see if anyone says hi to her at least, haha/// :giggle:
Thank you!
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Randomkid122 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, excellent point.
You're quite welcome!
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chibicascade Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
how did you get those horns to stay up?
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rather haphazardly! I cut out circular fabric, shaped it into a cone, and stuck my paper reference (to trace the circle pattern onto the fabric) under the cloth cone for support. I would have preferred cardstock instead though? I also put a little stuffing in it to help keep its shape, but I think using cardstock would've been better and I wouldn't have needed stuffing. I don't recommend stuffing if you're gonna hot glue it, either, haha! Total fuzzy-gluey mess. But yeah, practice makes perfect :)
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Nosferin Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
LKASJ;DLFKJ;ALSKDJF I DID THE MALE COSPLAY FOR AWA 2010!!! :D
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWWW THAT'S AWESOME! HEEHEE :dance:
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Grudge-Glamorous Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
BEE CAN WE COSPLAY SOMETHING TOGETHER I'LL PAY YOU TO MAKE MY COSTUME

also what does it say about me that I TOTALLY zeroed in on your abbey plushy and basic frankie in that last pic


also i ttly hope you and twin are on scribbu tomorrow because Im sitting in on character ideation and that dumb bitch didnt get expelled also I got something that you might likeeeee
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I WOULD TOTALLY COSPLAY SOMETHING WITH YOU (AND EVEN DA WHOLE FAMBAM OMG) MY LOVE :heart:

I knew someone (you or trev) would. They're unavoidable and adorable. I ended up not blurring out the background just so you could catch it heeheehehee

*goes to scribble now for the roast-of-bitch-in-ideation*
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Yuujin1 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow awesome job Bee :D haha she should get a stuffed mighthena (that's there main Pokemon right?) man now I wanna cosplay, maybe as a hamburger :| nah as a waffle :D dude the hoodie so amazing and accurate, wodhfkbskxhdj :XD:
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think so actually! Awww, a plushie mightyena would be sooo cute. Or a houndoom! :D One of her favorites and totally magma-y... I hope I'm still in the right generation, hahaha! She has a pikachu backpack at least.
LOL WAFFLE
Thank you! I love it :D
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Yuujin1 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha your welcome :D pikachu backpack is good :D
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Zega Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Spiffy
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brokencasanova Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student Writer
I want to make a giant robot suit with a big ass minigun cannon made from speakers and call him Maximus Bass and I'd have a cutie girl sidekick robot with a dual speaker sledgehammer called Dessimus Treble

Oh the adventures we would have! D:

*sigh* ;-; All in my head...
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Sutsuki-Sensei Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Tell your model that her hair is absolutely gorgeous. Also, you did a fantastic job Miss 'I need to learn to hem better'. At least you can sew. I have to do this Spanish project and made an entire Flamenco-kind-of-based outfit thing that is going to aboslutely suck.

Anyway, GO TEAM MAGMA!! :squee: You still did a wonderful job!
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GOSH, ISN'T IT! @O@ I LOVE her hair, it's so lovely and soft and long and magical.
W-well :///| Okay, I know, I'm pretty satisfied with my skills (though I like to practice whenever possible...) I totally would help you with the dress if I was around.... and if you paid me hahaha

WOO TEAM MAGMA~~ Thank you! :happybounce:
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Sutsuki-Sensei Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Trust me, I'd love the help. That's why I'm getting the Aunt to help out. Not to mention I have a deadline. Still working out the skirt details. Ugh

Anyway, her hair is quite beautiful. And your skills are fantastic. And it is lovely to hear back from you. I've long since fallen in love with your work and the work of Tyshea.
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good luck, hopefully you guys will bust it out in time!

Thank you, also! :blush: There's always room to improve, but I'm really pleased with my abilities thus far. I (and Ty) try to reply to all our comments too, it's the least we can do for the support! So thank you for that, too. :love:
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Sutsuki-Sensei Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
You're certainly very welcome. I'm just waiting to see more work from the both of you. lol

And would you, by any chance, know the official release date for Avatar: legend of Korra? One webside said April 14th, my friend said the 9th. Do you happen to know?
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wikipedia confirms April 14th, which is what I heard. :) I'd assume anything otherwise would be online leaks.
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Sutsuki-Sensei Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Thanks Aibi! :iconglomp2plz:

Can't wait to see some more fanart on your end because I forsee it coming.
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You almost make me curious to try cosplay with you, but I still won't.
refuse.

Mandy looks great though! I'm glad you posted these!
You're so good at sewing baby ahhhh it's such a badass skill I seriously look up to you for it Q___Q
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
idc why you're acting like you've never considered cosplaying with me ever when you're the one that sketched up cosplay ideas that one time
tsundere.

I'm glad too, she's soooo fit to cosplay these two, I was so proud ~///~
omg you're so silly i mean i'm decent but arghhh idthink it's admiration worthy UGUU X__X
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You pressured me into it.
Bully.

TOTALLY ADMIRATION WORTHYYYY <333
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