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Whiplash Costume by ayila Whiplash Costume by ayila
My finished costume for Anime Expo 2010. When I get some clearer pictures, I'll post them ^.^
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shibo226 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
I am in love with this costume...where did you even begin to make it?! I am planning on making a whiplash costume and seeing this I'm just like 'Oh my god, how the hell could I ever compare?!'
ayila Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
^.^ Thanks, I think that's one of the most ego boosting comments I've gotten!
This was one of my 'psychosis' moments; where I get some little idea of how to do something, then I can't do anything else until I've gone and done it. It started with the whips... T.T I went 'Hey, I know how I could make them glow!" and it was funny for like five minutes, then twenty minutes later I had full sketches of the wire layout and a list of parts I needed and I couldn't sleep.... This happens to me sometimes.

But that aside; GO DO IT! Once you've got your hands in the parts, It's fucking fun and these things always turn out better than you would think. Especially If you have competition *wink*
Happy-Hario Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
so cool~ could you please tell me how you did your lighting whippies? i'm in a stump for my whips T^T
ayila Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Well, The lights themselves are rope lights from home depot housed in hollowed out lightsabre handles. they're plugged into a power inverter (housed on the back) that then hooks to a 12volt drycell on my belt. Good news: It makes noise and it looks cool without having to be actively plugged in to a wall. Bad news: Average 12volt dry cell will only get you about 5 minutes of light time before needing a recharge, and somebody else has to turn it on.
Happy-Hario Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
oooh, i see. thank you very much! i must research some more! :D
JesiMarie Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Looks awsome :D What'd you use for the chest plate tho?
ayila Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
The chest plate.. hmm Depends on which part you're talking about. The whole of the Vest is upholstery Vinyl over a plastic mesh base. The body of the arclight generator piecey thing is a dismantled car speaker and an 8mm movie reel with the same light cord as the whips wound through it. The hanging doodilies (gotta love technical terms) are severed sections of a soda bottle holder rack (the kind the bottles get delivered to restaurants in).

Thanks for commenting, and I love answering questions ^.^
JesiMarie Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Thanks! :D
Masterle247 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Artist
wow that probably one of the best ive seen, check out my iron man cosplay.
SweetUndine Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
YOU ARE SO BITCHIN ;w; OMFG. This is so amazing I dont even know what to SAY. I SOOOOO need to cosplay with you guys D8< Lol I should totally come out and we'll SEW together *w* *Cosplayhighfive*

Totally loving the lights <3
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