This has been my dream team for a long time. Always wanted to see Virus & Trip with their allmates Hersha & Welter. I've been throwing this idea around left and right for over a year now and finally was able to debut the WHOLE group at SacAnime Winter 2015! The cosplay all together looks fairly simple, but it came down to all the details - especially the hair~ I've never styled wigs that much so this was an extreme challenge for me and had a lot of fun.
Fem!Trip: For both of ViTri's wigs, took a total of 4 wigs to put together. I made the earrings out of hoop earrings (resized them if I had to) and air-dry clay. Look heavy, but its not~ Jin coordinated her Fem!Virus on her own. I designed the print of Trip's plaid on PS then sent it to a manufacturer to make me my customized fabric pattern. EXPENSIVE, but sOOOOOooOooo worth it! First time I also hand sewn button holes. The most challenging thing about Trip's was aligning the squares. HUGE headache TwT But I made it!! Super Duper happy~~~ \(@^u^@)/
ALLMATES: Ultimately, I wanted to go for the J-Rock look. Hersha's outfit was the hardest to coordinate because "snakes" are simple and sleek. Being Virus' allmate, he also had to be more "sophisticated" and "classy" look. Ended up making a collar out of faux snake skin and making a chained double-snake necklace. He had cuffs accented with silver studs. Both Hersha and Welter have parachute pants.
Welter's was fun~ I bought some seasonal tattered fabric for the under cardigan and layered it with a solid black outer cardigan to create the 2-tones and some depth. There is black fur lining the outer cardigan. In Trip's route, he buys collar for Aoba - so I deducted from that he loves power and control and would also have collar on Welter. Plus the silver chain helped break up all the dark colors.
PC: Kelly Dun (Fb
Fem!Virus: JinCity (Fb
Fem!Trip: Love-of-Krye/CYL Cosplay (Fb