Yea ... I'm pretty sure I've just about left my brain right where I purchased this figure since it took me sooo long to get these pictures up.
I already got Makoto chillin with Haru, Ryotsu, Bobobo, Solid Snake and yes that is Homer Simpson heh
Of course he already left the box because I smuggled it to my shelf like a mad person xD
And that's what he looks like next to the box (:
I pretty well said right after I saw this figure for the first time which was literally to the right side of my head that I would get it. Surely enough I kept my word on that statement and I do have a personal witness who can also state these facts heh
Just like Haru you can see how well Makoto was made as well x) Then again this IS Alter we're talking about so need I say more???
And lastly, the tight butt !! I actually had to put effort into positioning my camera to get this shot (:
But yea, I'll probably have a video up about this reletively soon. And while I upload that video I'll make sure to get my brain back too :P
If you watch Shakugan no Shana then there's a good chance you already know what I'm talking about. As I specified in a prior video I did say I wanted to make my own Shana necklace(or Alastor for kicks and giggles). With that being said I went all over the internet looking for tutorials for those who made their own necklaces and I came across what's known as the "glue stick gem" method which is where you melt down glue gun glue sticks with dye and form it into the shape you want.
Unfortunately that ended up proving to be pretty difficult so I got an egg silicone mold off the internet which I used to get the perfect round shape. Then I melted down the other half and stuck them together while I went about my business.. The wiring was easy enough to find and with that I did the silver wire
After that since I already had the shape I was able to add specific detailing using the gold and red glitter glue
As you can see its already coming into shape. I failed to get all progress pics but anyway ...
Always gotta have that finishing touch (:
This is what helps the glitter stay and protects it from chipping off.
We're alraedy making progress now, things are going along smoothly
More glue, but this time liquid nails. I actually ended up going over that with silver nail polish so it didn't look too out of place.
Yea, nail polish was a life saver in this case !!
Ahh the golden wires !! From these, I now see why people either choose to buy the necklace or make a flat background like the store bought replicas give you ...
Yea ... As you can see I pretty much almost destroyed all my progress trying to fiddle around with the golden wires. I actually had to clamp down a bit on parts to get it to stay in place and with that I ended up having to apply more nail polish but in gold like I did with the "3rd Shana necklace" to fix it back then apply top coat as a form of varnish.
Lastly here it stands in all its glory, the Shakugan no Shana necklace where Alastor is always with you in spirit :P Of course as we know, what's a flame haze without their crimson lord to assist? (:
That's 3 cosplay plans down this year already and its only February heh。The fond memories I have of watching Yu-Gi-Oh GX over 10 years ago are too much to put into words. I was glad to know that some people did reconize the cosplay but unfortunately it seems many people don't bring cameras anymore :P