Link and Zelda: Skyward Sword - Photoshoot pics on Page 2!

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  1. CelticRuins

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    Trying to get both of these done for the opening weekend of the Georgia Ren Faire, April 14th! I'm sure they'll be tweeked quite a bit before Dragon*con, but yeah!

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    We currently already have a Link and Zelda (mine is a variant color for Smash Brothers Brawl). But my sewing skills have shaped and formed since 2008 and Link is in desperate need of a redo ;)!
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    I've started with Zelda's sash and wrap (which later becomes Link's parachute)
    I've cut out the pattern from a heavy-weight cotton. It was two for the price of one, seeing as how I can use the cut out for the parachute!
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    I'm stitching it down with a small zig-zag stitch.

    Boots/Boot wraps: For Zelda, I actually have a high-heel version of her boots, but I may look around at some Good Will's in town, seeing as how this style of boot is VERY popular right now. For Link, I'll be using a cleaner version of this tutorial:
    Cosplay by AdlezAkuseru on deviantART

    Sword and Shield
    : I love the sword/sheath base, but I'm going to sand it and repaint it. As for the shield, it's in desperate need of being remade from the ground up, but due to time and money constraints, it may have to wait and I'll just have to stick with tweeks.

    Dress and Tunic/Hat: I picked up some awesome heavy-weight linen, in beautifully bright colors to match the water-color like palette of the game!
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    Chainmaille: Ideally, I really don't want to make a full shirt. I'd like to make sleeves, a cowl neck and a small drape that shows at the bottom of the tunic. Just for time purposes, it would be easier to make dickie pieces as opposed to a full shirt. The pieces would be attached to a heavy-weight material by way of grommets.

    Zelda's Wig: Most go for a golden-blonde, but I'm sticking to the cartoon-y vibe of the game and going for golden yellow. I'm eyeing this wig currently:
    32'' Long Straight Long Bangs Yellow Cosplay Wig NEW | eBay

    Link's hair: My bf Chris used is real hair. But to get more of the "anime" vibe, I may attack the bangs and side hair, by way of wefts/extensions, inside the cap. I have a few left over extensions from previous costumes that would ultimately do the trick!

    More progress photos to come!
     
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  2. aelynn000

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    Ohh! SUBSCRIBED!

    This Zelda costume is definitely on my wish list. :)

    As far as I've gotten so far is planning out the wrap... I'm going to use a zigzag stitch but as the smallest width. If you run it through the machine properly it acquires the look of an applique around the edges. ... but now I'm tempted 'cause I love how you did yours too. It looks great so far!!! I can't wait to watch your progress on these!

    Will your man be dressing as Skyloft Link or the Tunic and chainmail ver?
     
  3. CelticRuins

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    Thankees! I'd love to see what you'd do with your's!

    That's actually how I'm doing the wrap/sash; applique! I'm currently finishing it and the brown belt that the sash is latched on to. Will post pics!

    He's going to be doing knight Link ;)! I'm actually de-constructing the Twlight Princess costume, using the old tunic as a base and making the new tunic much more durable and clean.
     
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  4. aelynn000

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    Great idea! Deconstructing old pieces to use as reference for new ones makes things so much easier. I find if gives you a huge amount of self satisfaction too when you see how much better the new one turns out with all of the experience and practice you've acquired in between the two versions.

    Do you have a WIP thread for your Smash Brothers/TP Zelda? I'd love to see how you did the details on that one too! It's GORGEOUS! And I love that you went with a different color variation too. The green is particularly suited to your screen name. I like!! Haha!
     
  5. CelticRuins

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    It's such a good learning process to look at your old costumes!

    I guess I could make a WIP thread for those! Especially Zelda. The armor was one of favorite pieces. It is in need of repairs, though. I've worn it out! And thank you! I wanted to stand out from other Zelda's and noticed not to many color variations. Green is also my favorite color ;)!

    My brown belt/sash is completed! I'm working on the pattern for the dress today and I totally ran out of white thread so I need to go pick some up to complete the wrap/parachute.

    I love that everything I used for the belt portion was in my stash! Buckle is made from foam and the belt from brown vinyl, held together with velcro. My poor dress form has seen better days -_-. Luckily I will be getting a new one tomorrow! WOO!

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    More soon!
     
  6. Leiasolosinger

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    I'm another person planning this costume, and I agree with your choice of the yellow wig. I've seen it done both ways and I feel that if you don't match the colors closely, the rest of the costume looks too bright by comparison.
     
  7. CelticRuins

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    I was thinking the same thing. I just think it would be cuter and younger that way. As opposed to older, TP Zelda, then I believe she should have the dark-blonde hair, as per the video game colors.

    I've got the dress cut out and I'm working on appliqueing the 'golden' designs onto the sleeves, hem and neck line. I thought about embroidering it, but felt it may take longer than I wanted it to, especially around the hem. Then I thought about painting the designs on. I'm fairly good at this, seeing as how the bottom hem of my variant dress is painted, along with the edging of the bodice and I basically batiked the belt sash.
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    But the gold wasn't coming up as good on the pink as I wanted it to. In fact it almost looked oxidized, so I went with appliqueing again! I'll post pictures of it all together, which should be soon ;)!
     
  8. BoozeBeGood

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    Been playing this game lately and really enjoying it. Fantastic work on the costumes! They are wonderful!!! Nice pics too :)
     
  9. sokar

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    nice costumes, i am more a scifi fan but when i go to con's i see a lot of
    great costumes but i dont remember ever seen zelda costumes.
    there are not so much of them in europe.
     
  10. CelticRuins

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    Thanks! It's a pretty great game! Link to the Past is still my favorite, but this is pretty close!

    Appliqueing on more designs to the sleeves/dress!
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  11. CelticRuins

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    Also, here's a great anime-esque makeup tutorial that I'll be using. Changing the teal brows to yellow-blonde, and changing the lid color to something a little more natural. Hatsune Miku Makeup - YouTube

    I'm debating on whether to get blue circle lenses, or just stick with a regular blue, as I can use it for my Arwen costume as well:
    http://www.youknowit.com/online-shop/blue-glamour-contact-lenses-pair.cfm
    http://www.youknowit.com/online-shop/pixie-contact-lenses-pair.cfm
    http://www.youknowit.com/online-shop/aqua-glamour-contact-lenses-pair.cfm
    http://www.youknowit.com/online-shop/cool-blue-big-eyes-contact-lenses-pair.cfm
     
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  12. CelticRuins

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    Getting ready to hem and add the detailing at the bottom!

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  13. DarthFett

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    Looks great so far! Can't wait to see the final product. The sash turned out beautifully.
     
  14. CelticRuins

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    Thank you! More pics coming soon :)!
     
  15. Trek920

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    that looks spot on!

    ive got to ask though, what did you use for gems for the TP zelda? having problem finding suitable ones here. i hope i dont have to make some out of resin with food coloring...
     
  16. CelticRuins

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    Thanks!

    In those pictures I actually made them. But after that I actually got some acrylic gems from the craft store in a bag called The B1g One.
     
  17. CelticRuins

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    Very little to update with, as I'm going rather slowly. Wig has been ordered! I'm trying to come up with a good solution to building the gold disc belt. I'm really trying to avoid sculpting my own disc tops. I'm trying to find these types of wooden discs somewhere in town, since online they're not going for very cheap. Especially for simple wooden, 2 inch discs -_-: 12 DOMED CIRCLE 11/2 x 5/16 inch by MyLittleWoodShop2 on Etsy

    Although there's not enough there and they're a little smaller than I'd like. Any suggestions on this would be great!

    I did sculpt the blue diamond on the top of her dress. Done in polymer clay. I'd like to cast this, but I don't have the funds to buy all the casting ingredients at the moment. So I think I'll be redoing it in the future. For right now, it works. I'll post a picture of it painted later!
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    I WAS appliqueing the hem trim...then I ran out of gold thread ><!
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    Getting more later this afternoon. For now, I'm starting on Link!

    As for the chainmail, my boyfriend isn't too keen on wearing it again. We borrowed a shirt from a friend and it wasn't made out of a light weight metal, so it REALLY killed his shoulders. So I'm going with a faux verison. I saw this tutorial, and thought it looked rather convincing: Cosplay Tutorials by Eressea-sama on deviantART

    Especially for wandering around the GA Ren. Faire all day! So we're ordering this silver mesh: Mesh Fabric - Silver Mesh

    More soon!
     
  18. Hermes

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    I am DEFINITELY enjoying this thread! Congratulations, C. Ruins! This is something I very much want to see! (If you wish, I can send you the pictures of the Link I´ve done for a friend of mine, they might serve you as inspiration or problem-solving! I just won´t post them here so as to not hijack your thread :)
     
  19. CelticRuins

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    Thanks Hermes! I don't mind, you can post them!

    Here's a little update: Got my wig! Just cut the bangs and I'm in the middle of doing the hair bindings. Just took a break.

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    The dress is nearly complete. I'm placing in grommets for a tie-up closure in the back.
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    Good LAWD was that alot of yellow thread on the bottom of the hem. Appliqueing isn't hard; just tedious as hell!

    Dress form shots soon! I'm also in the middle of making the gold-disc belt.
     
  20. aelynn000

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    LOL @ the 'lot of thread' comment. XD I've done applique like that before and I know your pain!!!! But it looks AMAZING, doesn't it!? ( Rhetorical, IT DOES! I CAN SEE IT IN THE PICTURES!! )

    Everything is looking gorgeous so far!!! I'm so excited to see it all come together!!!
     
  21. Jessica

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    Everything looks fabulous!!
     
  22. CelticRuins

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    Thanks you two!

    Just did a wig, eyes, ears and makeup test!
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    Thought I might have gone too bright on the wig, but for the cartoon/bright watercolor vibe of the game, I think it's really cute. I can always get a slightly darker wig in the future, but I love the bright palette of the game and want the colors to really pop and stand out in my costume!

    It was a little jarring at first; never been a blue eyed blonde...yellow LOL :p. But it's really growing on me and I think it's rather cute, which is what I'm going for!
     
  23. BirdDog

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    Link and Zelda: Skyward Sword

    looks super cool! & very nice work!

    (also like the wig color..)
     
  24. Leiasolosinger

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    That wig looks so amazing!

    What did you use for the gold trim, by the way? The lines look so clean and sharp!

    Oh, and I spotted that Butterick pattern in the one picture. Did you use that pattern for the dress?
     
  25. CelticRuins

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    Thank you! I actually just cut it out of fabric left over from my Belle ball gown :p! I interfaced the back of the fabric and drafted out the trim.

    And yes...my messy sewing room! LOL I work in chaos -_-. That is the pattern I used! I shortened the length and the sleeves, obviously. I also modified the seams.
     
  26. The Ronin

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    The wig and ears turned out great!
     
  27. DarthFett

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    Wig looks great. I like the color.
     
  28. CelticRuins

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    Thanks again guys!

    The wig is a little brighter than I wanted it, and I may order a more toned down one in the future. I'm going to give this one a go. I hadn't seen this color choice previously and I like it a little better: 32'' Long Straight Long Bangs Golden Blonde Cosplay Wig | eBay

    So I may actually get that one instead.
     
  29. Earendilgrey

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    This is looking awesome. After seeing it I would say the wig you linked above would be better. The first one is nice, but it is on the bright side, especially when photographed. But truthfully with one would look fine.

    Did you hand sew the trim on the bottom of the dress on or did you do it on the machine? It looks amazing.
     
  30. animefan

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    nice job thus far, i like the wig color as is, it will really stand out.
     
  31. CelticRuins

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    Oh HECK no I didn't hand sew it on! LOL I almost did...almost...I did a teensy zig zag stitch that my machine has. It took a loonnggg time, but not nearly as long if I had hand sewn it. I was crazy enough to do all that with the Arwen Coronation gown I did, but not any more.

    I think before Dragon*con I'll pick up the other wig. I do love this wig though, and it's only that bright because I used the flash RIGHT in my face. It's actually pretty toned down in person. I mean, it's still yellow, but not that yellow :p.
     
  32. Earendilgrey

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    I am looking a a bunch of hand sewing trims in the next year unless I get a new machine. My tiniest zigzag just eats the fabric no matter the setting.

    The original wig looks good still even with the flash. Luckily with game/comic characters you have a bit of leeway with hair color since it can change from picture to picture.


    Still sad I am going to miss Dragon*Con this year. Would be the one year I am not going everyone that I want to see is going.
     
  33. aelynn000

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    holy cow.

    you look AMAZING.

    Both of these costumes and the photos are going to be AMAZING.

    *amazed*

    so pretty...
     
  34. CelticRuins

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    Thanks aelynn!

    Haven't posted much, almost forgot about my thread! Still slowly working on getting everything complete! Here's some tests shots of Link. The collar on the under shirt is pinned at the moment. I have to sew the mandarin-like collar. Also have the style the wig/bangs, re paint our sheath and make a new shield. Since I don't have access to any wood working equipment, I'll be making the shield from EVA foam and sanding down the rough edges of the foam with my dremel.
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    The sword is a wooden sword we purchased, which is originally an Ocarina sword, but I've repainted it a few times. Once or twice for Twilight Princess and now I've repainted it and modded it for SS. I etched in the Triforce insignia with my wood burner tool. Here's pictures of it before it was painted and as I was waiting for the caulk to dry. Bits of the sword were completely chunked and messed up...my boyfriend is extremely hard on things :|. And, I'll be honest, the wood sword was ever so slightly crappy. It was cheap at the time and since we're still on a budget, it just works. It looks ALOT better now after being filled and repainted!
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    I'm also working on the Goddess Harp! Still needs to be sanded down a bit and painted, but I'll post pics of that soon too! Ren Faire is two weekends from now so I gotta get goin'!
     
  35. NintendoLiam

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    How did you go about chain mail? :)
    all looks really great!
     
  36. CelticRuins

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    Thanks! It's actually metallic mesh: Mesh Fabric - Silver Mesh

    Being that my boyfriend doesn't want the weight of actual chainmail during the faire/at cons, this was a good alternative. So is the knitted look like this girl did: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-w-eR2clnwf0/TtJyjEoYx1I/AAAAAAAAAM4/dWqj967TSRY/s1600/DSC04675.jpg

    I dappled on black/gold/bronze paint to "age" the mesh so it has a more 3-dimensional effect and to make it look more chainmail-esque.
     
  37. NintendoLiam

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    Ooh, thats a tempting sub,
    I'm going to be doing a Loz TP, costume and all help is really appreciated
    Ears and wig look great!
    Good luck with the rest :)
     
  38. CelticRuins

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    Master Sword and scabbard are complete!

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  39. The Ronin

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    Sometimes it's amazing what a little fresh paint and filler will do.
     
  40. CelticRuins

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    Exactly, considering this is what it looked like before:

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  41. CelticRuins

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    Alright, big question for all my EVA foam experts out there:

    What's the best way to make beveled indentations in the foam that look like the triangular indentations in the the shield at the top and sides of the silver metal frame?:

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    I've tried my hot knife and different dremel attachments. But if there's a trick technique to this, I'd love to know -_-.
     
  42. CelticRuins

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    Opening day of GARF was this past Saturday and we forgot to take our camera/ask our friends to take pictures -_-. That's ok though since I'm desperately wanting to replace my wig. I love the way I styled it, but it's definitely far too bright and I'd rather not keep hearing: "DUR HUR, THAT'S YELLOW!" -_-...

    I also just said screw it on the beveled cut outs, and just burnt the designs into the foam. I need to keep cleaning the front of it, as GARF is incredibly dusty/sandy and the wind was blowing fairly hard on Saturday, so everything is covered in a layer of dust -_-.
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    I'm semi-happy with it. I'll more than likely redo it later as I don't think I got the shape as well as I thought I was going to, and it usually takes me a fail to make a right ;).

    We'll be ordering new wigs, so hopefully we'll have photoshoot pictures soon!
     
  43. OldKen

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    You are very talented! And really pull off the part! Wig looks great too!
     
  44. Fullmetalsam

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    I'm suprised no one took a jab at your foam question... I may be a bit late, but her is what I can offer.

    To achieve the indentation you see on the shield, there's no real trick to it.
    You just need a sharp blade, a steady hand, some thick enough foam and a little of calculations to figure out the angle at which you can cut those out.

    You'd be doing the exact same thing as it you wanted to cut such a shape for a raised detail... Usually 3 angled cuts should do the trick (one for each side of the triangle)... The trick here is to make sure your angles are right so you get a clean indentation - and as long as your foam is thick enough (something like the harbor freight anti-fatigue mats) you shouldn't have any problem.

    Let me know if this is clear "enough" - if not, I'll try to dram something up.
     
  45. Cosmic Ash

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    ive used a pair of LONG scissors and cut down the edge at an angle then cleaned up with a box cutter then used a sanding sponge to get the edges. most of it is just a steady hand
     
  46. CelticRuins

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    LOL...dammnnnnnn.

    Well I can always go back later! For right now, I'm pretty happy. If I so choose to completely reconstruct a new one, I'm taking these suggestions and running with them! I actually tried a variation of cutting it at an angle. I guess I should have just used a regular Excto and not my hot knife.

    I absolutely PROMISE I'll have photoshoot pictures up by atleast the end of the month/beginning of May, as we're waiting for the Link wig to come in, and a darker golden blond wig for myself.

    Also, thanks you two for the suggestions! And thank you OldKen!
     
  47. Buddha

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    I love this. I've been a huge Zelda fan since Ocarina of Time.
    Probably going to make a sweet Link for next Megacon.
     
  48. CelticRuins

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    Omg, an update LOL.

    No, but I really had to wait for a new wig to get here, along with Chris' Link wig. Did a photoshoot yesterday!

    The harp is made from fun foam, wood and guitar strings! The gold belt is fun foam with wooden domed discs and chain links.

    I'll have more later, for now, I present: Scumbag Zelda! Pushes Link off cliff; doesn't say sorry.
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  49. CelticRuins

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    A few more!

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    The only shot I got of the back of my wrap, and it was a shot of me fixing Chris' wig LOL ><.
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  50. The Ronin

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    The costumes turned out awesome. The pink is burning holes in my retinas, and I love it!
     

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