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Catwoman cosplay

Hello!

I finally get to translate article about my “Batman Returns” Catwoman costume. And just right time for Halloween x)
I'm very sorry if there are mistakes in the text! And I'm sorry that there are no wip photos, I did not make them, unfortunatelly. But in this article I tried to upload the materials, that helped me to make my own costume.

Catwoman

Well, first of all few words about why I chose this version. I’m a cat person, I always had cats at home and I love them very much. So it’s not a surprise that I also love such an amazing character as Catwoman. And my first meeting with her happened, when I was a child thanks to Tim Burton’s movie “Batman Returns”. I was amazed by Michelle Pfeiffer’s acting and since then her Selina Kyle is the only one for me. She’s beautiful, dangerous and a little crazy, exactly how Catwoman should be. I always loved the stories about transformation of a good girl into a strong woman.
I badly wanted to make this costume, though I was afraid, because I have nothing in common with beautiful Michelle Pfeiffer. Movie cosplay is tricky as you should look like a real actor, but I decided to try ) In my defense, I also found this official comics adaptation of the movie, so it’s also a comics cosplay x)

Batman Returns Comics

Fabric


First I thoroughly researched all the info I could find about the costumes production methods they used for the film.

Catwoman costume in museum

Rob Burman about Batman Returns Costumes


And yes, it should be latex, but after learning all the disadvantages of this material, I decided that I want the costume to be more comfortable and wear-resistant. Though I’d like to try working with latex in future.
By the way, during the filming Catwoman changed about 60 costumes and moreover it was very uncomfortable. Michell Pfeiffer could hear nothing in her mask even her own voice. So in the end for my costume I used water look spandex, as it’s rather shiny and wearable.

Costume: Bodysuit

As a base I made a full body suit, using the pattern of these leggings and form-fitting top. You can also look for some catsuit patterns, I have one but it’s in Russian and I unfortunately can’t find the same in English =( The top part looks like this, pretty easy.

Top

And don’t forget about sleeves and neck. Now I have many patterns that I use regularly. So if you once made the patterns of bodysuit keep them, it will save your time in future. 

Each time I’m making a body suit I try to do it as tight as possible. I don’t like any extra wrinkles, so first I must be sure it fits me like a glove. To wear the suit I have invisible zipper on my back, but it was too long and now it’s difficult to bend in this costume, so choose the zipper length depending on your measures and make sure it’s not crossing your waistline.
Don’t forget to use special needles for stretchy material on your sewing machine. My fabric was rather difficult to work with. I also very glad that I now have overlocker, all my edges looks perfect x) And it’s so easy to edge spandex!
And the last part here is gloves. I used my usual pattern, that I slightly changed for fitting my hands and fingers. I love when gloves fit perfectly.    .     

Gloves

Corset


Corset

This part was the most challenging for me as it has rather unique look. I asked for help in some corset communities, but they didn't help much, so I had to start my own experiments, which I don’t like, because I’m not sure in the result >< But there were only two options – do nothing or keep trying. Unfortunately I did not save the final pattern as I was in a hurry, and that’s my biggest mistake T.T
Before starting I made lot of screenshots of Catwoman costume in the movie, to know how it looks like from each side, then searched for many corset patterns, thank you google, and stopped my attention on this Victorian corset pattern with the side hip panels, just like I needed.

Victorian Corset

I started drawing the final pattern, making necessary changes. After five or six tries I finally had something acceptable. I used backing cloth for the first attempts. To make a good corset you should provide all the fit tests on the body of the person you’re making it for. And it’s much more difficult when you have to do it on yourself, as it’s not only should fit you, but also must have slimming and forming effect. The tightest part must be on your waist and not your ribs. So when the corset don’t have bones it makes many wrinkles on the waist which you should smooth to see if it fits you well. But there’s always a danger that you won’t see your mistake till the end. You’ll need time to make it right and see the difference. Search for different corset web-sites and making tutorials, before you start! 
To make stretchy fabric harder I used woven interfacing (I hope I used the right term). Though I guess I used not enough of it. If you’re going to make it yourself use 4-6 layers, depending on the properties of your fabric.
For corsets I always use metal spiral bones. If there are too many I can mix it with the plastic ones. On the picture we can see that there are not so much of them here. Though for better form I'd add more bones on the inside part.

Corset bones

And I’m also extremely happy to have grommet installation machine for the lacing, it’s so amazing! x)

Seams


This version of Catwoman costume is most known for the white seams, that covering the whole costume. For me it’s always was a mystery how Selina made this whole bodysuit using only one jacket x) But anyway I think it’s an amazing detail that makes the costume look so Burton-ish )

Catwoman conceptart Catwoman costume

On this picture we can see, that seams are glued to the costume, because latex won’t survive the real seams. Real latex must be all-cast or glued, you can’t sew it as a real fabric. But as I chose another fabric I decided to make those seams. I used cotton mouline thread in 2 layers, to make it thicker. Though as my fabric was rather thin, I had to make a backing pieces under each seam to control the thread tension.
I also had to make tons of screenshots to understand how seams were designed on legs, arms and back.

Mask


Catwoman mask

The most interesting part of the costume, but I was a cheater, I ordered one from Ebay ><

Catwoman mask

And of course it didn't fit my monster small head and looked like a strange helmet ) So each time I wear it I have to put padding under the hair net to make my head bigger. I enlarged the back cut and installed the hook-and-loop fastener. I also did not liked the under chin strip and cut it off. In the end I enlarged the eye holes to make it look more like in the movie.
I like that it’s made of rubber and in future I'd like to do such masks myself, now I’m learning all the materials I can find about this topic.

Claws


Catwoman

The craziest part of the costume, because all of them look different. And again lots of research work ) I found the picture of the claws used in the movie and also this 3D model, that helped me a lot. As you can see it’s the mix of thimbles, wire and metal sewing things.

Catwoman claws
Catwoman hand

So I bought 10 thimbles and looked for acceptable parts in my dad’s closet x) Claws themselves are cut of thin PET sheet. It’s rather soft and won’t hurt anybody on the convention and keeps the form at the same time. After I collected and made everything I need, I glued all the parts together, painted them and glued to the gloves.

Boots


I usually have problems with boots, because most of them don’t fit my long feet and thin legs. So I usually make them myself for cosplay. But this time I tried to find real well made boots, and ended remaking the pair I got x)

Make-up and contact lenses


In the end I tested my make-up with grey contacts, which I like a lot, I always wanted to have grey eyes x) I used this ones
Make up should be very bright and intensive. There’re lots of great tutorials on YouTube, just choose one that you like the most. Here's my favourite  


Well that’s all regarding the costume. It’s rather comfortable and I like to wear it a lot. I’m very glad that I had an opportunity to bring it to J-Popcon in Denmark and have a shooting there. Here are the photos

 Well Hello, Mr. Wayne by Rei-Doll Hear Me Roar by Rei-Doll Here's The Cat by Rei-Doll Keep It Secret by Rei-Doll Gotham Syren by Rei-Doll 

I’m also very grateful to :iconcosplay-gen: magazine redactors that they chose my Catwoman photo to appear on the cover of their 7th issue! 
Order the magazine here

CosplayGen 7

Here's also the video from the stage

I hope this article was helpful and interesting to read. Please ask if you have any questions!



  • Mood: Thanks
We are so much excited!
On 28-30 of March you can catch us at J-POPCON
 in Copenhagen!
Here's a small introductive video that we made for everyone who's going to visit this convention.
Are you going to come too? See you there!

Anyway you can just watch this funny video with us x)

 on right  Watch it here!


And also you can visit our Facebook Page

  • Mood: Cheerful
Ok, guys, if you've read my last entry, you know that almost two months ago we visited anime and comics con in Mexico-city, called TNT GT 7. It was also preliminaries for Mexican WCS teams and we were the jury. That was really cool!
So now I'm not going to write many words, I really hope I'll do it next time >< I just want to share the photos made by amazing photographer Kifir :iconkifir:

Go and find photos here!



This time we made new costumes specially for the TNT convention. They were our X-Men costumes of Rogue and Mystique.

Ryoko as Rogue Dangerous games by Ryoko-demon Rei as Mystique Get Ready by Rei-Doll

And we also made a photoshoot! Photoshoot in the other counry! That was really great x)

Watch backstage video of the photoshoot here! (with Eanglish subs)

Each day we were doing some small stage walking in the costumes:

X-men costumes
Tim Burton movies costumes
Trinity Blood costumes

We also want to wish good luck to the Mexican WCS team winners. Good luck in Japan, girls!



And in the end I want to give some thanks to the people, who spent with us so much time in Mexico, to our friends Paula :iconpaumarmota: and Mario :iconmrvo:
We love you, guys! )

The vido of us saying our Thanks

With love from R&R!

R&R ArtGroup - official Facebook page
  • Mood: Cheerful
At last it's time to officially announce that we are coming to TNT GT7 at Mexico city! Woohoo! Yes, we are going to Mexico as guests for the second time and we're very excited to see you, guys, again! Thanks for this great opportunity to miss Paula, we love you! ^__^

We will be the jury of cospaly contests once again and Kifir also would be the photo-contest jury. You'll also see some new costumes from us!
Find photos from the first visit here  

So, you can see us in Mexico-city during 1-4 of February, more information here

See you there! :heart:



R&R ArtGroup - official Facebook page
Yep, we finally have it now! So you can like the page and watch us there too ^___^

R&R Art Group now on Facebook

Happy holidays by Ryoko-demon
  • Mood: Pride
:santa: :rudolph: :rudolph: :rudolph:

DEAR FRIENDS!

Today the whole our team would like to give you some Christmas and New Year spirit!
We wish all of you to be healthy, to be in love and be loved, to share warm feelings, to be kind and understanding and get the same in return! We want to give you an inspiration and new ideas, to make you smile and feel the magic of a Holiday, feel that something wonderful is going to happen right now!
We want to thank you again for your comments, sweet word and cheers, you make us want to become better. And we want to bring some more bright colours into your life. We wish you to be happy and creative!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Love! :heart:

And Xmas comes to Gotham too! :batman:

Xmas in Gotham City by Rei-Doll

Me as Poison Ivy
Ryoko :iconryoko-demon: as Harley
Grishan as Joker
KaoriDiamond as Wonder Woman

Photo by Kifir :iconkifir:
  • Mood: Jolly
We've just survived one of the hardest photoshoot of the outgoing year!
It was an 8-hours night shooting with 5 brave people and one tireless photographer Kifir! Thanks a lot to all of them!
Something was broken and my contacts were like curse again. The phrase of the day was "Cosplay is pain" for all of us x) Now I'm really tired like after hardest exercises, but I hope you'll love the result as it's going to be amazing!

And here's the first pictures of this photoshoot made by amazing Kifir :iconkifir: WATCH HIS GALLERY!

Me as Poison Ivy
Poison Ivy by Rei-Doll

Grishan as Joker
Joker by Kifir

Ryoko as Harley
Sweet Christmas by Ryoko-demon

Thanks a lot to Ryoko, Kifir, PredatoR, Grishan and KaoriDiamond for this night!

Watch these galleries FOR MORE PHOTOS comming soon:

:iconrei-doll: :iconryoko-demon: :iconkifir:

AND HAPPY COMING HOLIDAYS!!! ^0^
  • Mood: Jolly
  • Listening to: Muse - Follow me
Yes, I did it!  :party: :party: :party:

Finally Deviant Art gives us the opportunity to change names here! :devart:
And now I'm Rei-Doll instead of Malro-Doll. I loved my old name but it was inconvenient. Why? I have some reasons.

First of all, nobody calls me Malro, I'm Rei for my friends and Russian cospaly community :)
Though Rei is the name that's ALWAYS occupied, as it's popular and easy to remember >___<

Second, most foreighn followers do not know about our cosplay-team R&R. It started as two people-team of me Rei and Ryoko :iconryoko-demon:
So you see it's Ryoko and Rei, Rei and Ryoko and soon people started to cut our names so it became R&R. Now there's more than two people in out cosplay-team, but we still have name R&R =)
And now we are Rei-Doll and Ryoko-Demon x)

Our Team
DC Band by Rei-Doll

When I started my registration on DA and cosplay.com R&R did not exist and Malro was my original character which I loved a lot. But if you love me as Malro, I hope you will love me As Rei too :heart:
And YES it's Ayanami Rei, my favourite anime character, that's why I have her name =)

School Time by Rei-Doll

Love, Rei
  • Mood: Cheerful
Hi, everyone!

It's been a while since my last journal entry, long time ago I promised to tell you about our cosplay team R&R, so, now I think it's time to get acquainted! Better late that never =)

So, Hello! We are Russian cosplay team known as "R&R". This name is the connection of first letters of our nicknames Ryoko :iconryoko-demon: and Rei - me (yes, you know me better as Malro-doll here, but it's because "Rei" is the name that ALWAYS occupied >__<).
We've traveled a long way together as cosplay partners and friends, we've been cosplaying for 10 years already. But as a real cosplay team we started our existence at 2007 after many collective projects. Today R&R team consists of 10-15 people. Sometimes we have large performances with more than 22 people. It is very popular in Russia to make cosplay performances and very often cosplay for us is more than just costumes, but real impersonation of a character. So now you can see that cosplaying Team Rocket was our destiny as they have "R" on their shirts.

We will always be together... by Rei-Doll

You can also find us here:

Ryoko :iconryoko-demon:

WorldCosplay - worldcosplay.net/member/ryoko-…
Cospaly.com - www.cosplay.com/member/69011/
FaceBook - www.facebook.com/profile.php?i…

Rei :iconrei-doll:

WorldCosplay -worldcosplay.net/member/1589/
Cosplay.com - www.cosplay.com/member/59221/
FaceBook - www.facebook.com/profile.php?i…

Our best photographer Kifir :iconkifir:

Flickr - www.flickr.com/photos/kifir/
FaceBook - www.facebook.com/vsoldatov
Cospaly.com - www.cosplay.com/member/168520/

Also watch his great cosplay video
Youtube - www.youtube.com/user/CPKifir/v…

And PredatoR, photographer, propsmaker, cosplayer, you can know him as my beloved Victor

Flickr - www.flickr.com/photos/38226685…

You can know us better through our works, so watch our galleries =)
Nice to meet you!!! ^_^
  • Mood: Sociable

Cinderella Story

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 15, 2011, 9:05 AM
I started to think about Cinderella cosplay almost 2 years ago, and during a year or so I could not finish it because of many other projects. But finally it's done =)




Few words about costume

As many other little girls I loved Cinderella story in my childhood, though Disney movie itself I watched only few years ago. Frankly speaking it's not my favorite cartoon and I know that my face is not perfect for this princess, and I decided to try myself as Cinderella mostly because I wanted to make justice to her dress. Moreover Cinderella is a movie, created at 50-s, that saved the whole Disney studio from collapse and was made during the lifetime of Walt Disney himself.

The dress seems to be rather easy, though it has some difficult moments that made me think a lot. First of all I was looking for the wig, I knew at once that Cinderella is not typical blonde, she has dark honey-gold hair, so I bought caramel blonde wig from ebay. The wig was even too thick so I had problems with the final hair-stile. In the end I stopped making French twist.

Another problem was main blue fabric. You can see it in the movie, Cinderella's dress is almost silver and shine with glitters. Unfortunately I did not find blue glitter fabric and bought light blue silk and white fabric with glitters for the sleeves and white parts of the skirt.  I'm actually very proud of my sleeves x) I used the Disneyland Cinderella technique, that made of two parts.

Slippers. I saw many times silicone shoes specially made for Cinderella on ebay, but I did not like the form and in the end decided to cover white shoes with glitters.

I hope to make a photoshoot soon, but now, together with our cosplay-team R&R we want to show you our cosplay-video dedicated to Cinderella. I think you all remember our amazing photographer :iconkifir: and his tremendous works.

Corpse bride.. by Kifir  lineage kamael by Kifir  Team Rocket by Kifir  Princess Ariel by Kifir


Now he decided to try himself as video director. You can see his first work from Russian anime-convention here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w63LI…

He uses Canon EOS 600D, unfortunately we still don't have steadicam and it is very difficult to make video in motion =(

But still we would like to introduce you our romantic video about Cinderella and her memories.

CINDERELLA VIDEO watch here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOI-GL…

There's only 2 minutes but we spent the whole day to capture it. First of all you can see Ryoko's little star Reshka, beloved and beautiful mouse. Due to my costume and Reshka we were surrounded by kids, crying "Cinderella! Are you real, Cinderella? Cinderella, where you're going? Can we touch a mouse". And I felt like Cinderella from Disneyland x) The glitters that you can see during the video were made with the help of water and spray. Ryoko was the main creator of magic :)

I want to give my great thanks to Kifir, you're really a genius! Thanks to Ryoko for the inspiration, nothing would be real without you. Special thanks for the great help to PredatoR and ElleBlink. I LOVE you guys!

This costume was hard to wear, and that was a hot day (32o C), but I hope you will enjoy the video and soon we promise to make even more beautiful stories for you =)


Cinderella by Rei-Doll

По-русски можно прочитать о съемках здесь www.diary.ru/~ryoko-demon/p165…



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  • Mood: Happy Tears

COSPLAY FOR A CAUSE

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 27, 2011, 8:48 PM
:earth: This thread is for everyone, for those who remember and care:earth:

I'm glad to present you new CHARITY CALENDAR aimed to help beloved Japan.



PLEASE VISIT THIS WEBSITE, to buy the calendar and know more about the project: www.cosplayforacause.com/index…

R&R cosplay team and lots of world well-known cosplayers are glad to be part of this project with the pictures you've never seen before!

"OUR MISSION

With the Terrible events that happened in Japan on March 10th, 2011, and continuing repercussions, Cosplayers from all over the world have come together to support the country that has inspired them.

Cosplay for a Causes' mission is to use our love of costuming to raise money for Japanese Red Cross Society to assist in Japans Disaster relief aid. We are currently offering a 2012 calendar which contains international cosplayers with many never before seen photos. 100% of all our proceeds will be going to the Japanese Red Cross society.

CALENDAR

Cosplay for a Cause 2012 Cosplay Calendar is a must have for any fan of cosplay. Rarely has something been done before with such a wide assortment of cosplayers, and who knows when you will see all these beautiful cosplayers together again. This calendar is full of high quality, never before seen photos, specifically done for this project. Each month will also come with a small illustration done by one of the 4 professional comic book artists involved in the project.

At full size the calendar will open to 11x22, allowing each beautiful image to be displayed at 11x17. The saddle stitching in the middle can be easily removed when the year is done so you can save your favorite photo!

So, here is your chance to help raise money and awareness for disaster relief in Japan while supporting your love of Cosplay! Do your part and help get the word out! And get your calendar while supplies last.

Thank you to everyone who has donated their time and energy to aiding the country that has brought us so much joy and inspiration over the years. Domo arigatou gozaimasu!"

PLEASE VISIT THIS WEBSITE, to buy the calendar and know more about the project: www.cosplayforacause.com/index…



  • Mood: Peaceful

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 30, 2010, 6:14 PM


As I am Russian, I do not celebrate Catholic Cristmas, but I want to wish you HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Yay, my favourite holiday  :santa:

It's a time of fairy tale and if your wishes are kind and full of love they WILL come true, you can be sure! I wish to give you a piece of happiness with the tool I have - with my cosplay.
Me and my cosplay team R&R are going to surprise you during the whole next year with many many new costumes and pictures to make you remember and believe your childhood dreams!

Happy New 2011 year!



I love you guys!

and greetings to my kind friend  :iconflyaguilera:
sorry for not answering for so long ><

  • Mood: Jolly

2011 Cosplay Calendar for Charity

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 17, 2010, 9:21 AM


HELLO EVERYONE! NEED YOUR HELP!

There was made a special cosplay calendar with the pictures of best cosplayers from all over the world.

Main purpose  is charity, all proceeds will go to the organization Room to Read, which supports the education of children in developing countries.

   :earth:   CHILDREN NEED YOUR HELP!
   
So you can help the children buying this amazing calendar from ebay

cgi.ebay.com/2011-Cosplay-Cale…



:pokeball: You will find a picture of our Team Rocket, that also became a DD here at February page
Me as James and :iconryoko-demon: as amazing Jessie (look for the Jessie's wig tutorial ryoko-demon.deviantart.com/art…



And lots of other amazing pictures.

Enjoy twelve months of beautiful photos which exemplify the art form that emerges when amazingly talented individuals work together to combine the fields of sewing, cosmetology, prop-making, modeling, photography, and photo editing.

This calendar is printed on 100% recycled content, 60% post-consumer waste, processed chlorine-free paper by greenerprinter.com
Presented by CausePlay.org

  • Mood: Peaceful

Expo TNT 20

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 7, 2010, 10:28 AM
First of all  THANKS TO EVERYONE!
Later I'll write about the convention and about our fillings, and there will  be lots of photos of course.
Now I'd like everyone, who saw us and was there and have our pictures, please whrite a comment! I'd like to see you again, even if just online! )

  • Mood: Euphoric

Birth of Kamael - New Photoshoot

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 21, 2010, 10:29 AM
Hi again!
Don't know, if there much readers of my journal, but I'm writing again and hope you like it ^__^

Today I'd like to tell you the story of this sudden photoshoot. Yes, the costume is old, but I have never made a photoshoot of it before all the pictures were from the anime conventions. So now I'm glad to have good pictures of it and now I can burn this costume at last >__< Really, I hate it :)

But first, the story...
In the middle of May I've got a letter from Usagi, the editor of a new Russian magazine called PRO COSPLAY, she asked me if I can make an exclusive photoshoot of my lineage 2 cosplay specially for the second issue. Unfortunately I decided to choose my Kamael costume =___= Why unfortunately? Just because after 2 years it seemed impossible to wear it again. I had to remake the whole costume and I even wanted to give up the whole idea. Thanks to Ryoko, who did not let me lose my heart, I finished this costume. And of course thanks to the greatest photographer Kifir (you've already heard a lot about him :) ), now you can enjoy new pictures of my ORIGINAL KAMAEL (you cannot find this costume in the game, I designed it myself).

Well there were lots of other events before you could see these pictures. Beginning with two or three-hours of journey while looking for the field, where were nothing accept the FIELD and SKY O___O When we finally found it we were 100 km away from our hometown. But after the sunset the temperature was falling too, and when we started taking pictures it was about 5 - 0 C >___< And then rushing for the sunset, red and shimmering hands, hunger, as usual and deers springing out from behind the trees just before the car. But nevertheless, the most difficult part was waiting till the magazine was finally published (as the photos should be exclusive).

So I give my thanks again to Ryoko, Kifir and Predator, it couldn't become real without your help!
And good luck to PRO COSPLAY, by the way you can buy it here (if you have friends in Russia of course)  fast-anime.ru/Magazines/242
I must say I still do not have it too T__T

Finally, the Pictures!

Picture of the costume made by Kifir



Death Mark



Dark Weapon



Pride of Kamael



Rapier Mastery



Surrender to Unholy



Birth of Kamael



Look for more pictures in my gallery

Model and costume: Me
Phograoher: Kifir  www.flickr.com/photos/kifir/
Assistents: Ryoko, PredatoR

Russian text:

Приветствую снова!
Не знаю много ли читателей у моего журнала (полагаю, что их нет или они скрываются), но вот вам новый выпуск, как всегда надеюсь вам понравится :)

Сегодня  я решила поведать историю этого внезапного фотосета. Да, костюм старый, но я никогда прежде  не вывозила его на фотосессию, все фото сделанные до этого были с аниме-фестивалей. Наконец-то я могу поделиться с вами хорошими фотографиями этого костюма и уже сжечь его ><Серьёзно, я его ненавижу :)

Ну и собственно история:

В середине мая ко мне обратилась Усаги, с просьбой провести для журнала целенаправленную фотосессию, чтобы порадовать народ эксклюзивом. Выбор пал, к моему несчастью, на Камаэль. К несчастью потому, что собрать этот костюм спустя 2 года было фактически невыполнимой задачей. Костюм попросту требовалось перешивать, и несколько раз в процессе у меня даже опускались руки, да так, что от самой идеи очень хотелось отказаться. Так что за то, что эти фотографии существуют можете сказать спасибо сперва Риоко, которая не дала мне всё бросить и вовремя подопнула ) Ну и, конечно, Кифиру, который согласился на это, при всем обилии других дел =___=
Конечно же, результат очень достойный, но ему предшествовало куча хлопот, начиная с того, что мы в течение двух-трех часов искали подходящее поле, где не было бы ничего, кроме поля О__О За чуть ли не сотню км от города мы-таки его нашли! Но вслед за заходящим солнцем падала и температура воздуха, поэтому сам процесс проходил уже при +5 - 0 градусов >__< А дальше погоня за закатом, красные от холода носы и руки, сломанная рапира, адский голод, как обычно, и олени выпрыгивающие на дорогу прямо перед машиной ))) В общем, не думайте, что всё это легко даётся!
Еще раз спасибо Риоко за компанию, помощь и идеи фотографий, Кифиру собственно понятно за что, Хышнику за поездку )))
Но скажу, что всё же самое сложное было ждать выхода журнала, которому я обещала сделать этот фотосет эксклюзивным. Очень тяжело, когда у работы нет отзывов, все-таки любое творчество оно делается для людей, а не исключительно для себя )
Спасибо журналу, еще раз желаю им удачи и успеха, преобретайте, найдете там много интересного, ну и, конечно, фото с R&R! ))

  • Mood: Adoration

the Black Sand

Fri May 21, 2010, 2:34 PM


Long time since I've updated my journal, and my Premium "time", mercifully given by njomany, is over T____T But I just cannot help not to tell You about this special occasion...

It was a fast-planned and created project, inspired by one person from DA.
I think this person even don't know about us, but I hope it would be a good present for her, because it's really amazing if you can inspire someone else =)

So, What's the row, you can ask, and I answer you... it is cosplay of course! That's what we are good at. Moreover it's a Disney cosplay, that we will never be bored with. No more talking, meet Aladdin TV Series cosplay from R&R!

Me as evil Jasmine also so-called Scourge (not a surprise) from the "The Blue Rose of Forgetfulness" # 18
And Ryoko :iconryoko-demon: as (yes, it's a surprise) Mozenrath, the black necromancer
Also Predator as Aladdin, Hideki and Grishan as mamluks and Xerxes =)

And now the fanart that makes us want to do this costumes and the author is scaragh :iconscaragh: Thank you for your work!

Mozenrath25: Dark

And so, this is our interpretation of this picture (a little different but we wanted to show the emotions of the artwork) hope you like it! =)



More of Jasmine and Mozenrath



Nobody can be so perfect as Ryoko cosplaying Black Sorcerer



Be aware... He's Alive!



Look, this is price of real magic power...



No one can escape from Scourge



Dangerous Princess



Oh no! Mamluks trying to catch her!



But there is no way they can do it =)



Annoying Alddin is trying to disturb perfect plans again...



But they chose each other... and there's nothing he can do!
(I know you wanted to see it ^^)



I think we will upload more pictures from this photoset and even video ^^

Now I want to give big thanks to the photographer Kifir, you can look through his gallery on flickr www.flickr.com/photos/kifir/
And PredatoR www.flickr.com/photos/38226685…

Hope you enjoyed =)

(c) R&R

  • Mood: Delighted

"Alice FROM Wonderland" VIDEO

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 15, 2010, 2:09 PM


Finally I finished editing the video of our Alice performance.
It took us 2 months to make costumes, video, audio, scenery and rehearse the whole staging.
It was a GREAT work I think and I want to give my thanks to all the people who took part in the performance and who helped and supported us.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!

Directors - Ryoko ryoko-demon.deviantart.com/ and Rei (me)



Here you can see the video of the whole performance. It's in Russian of course and moreover it's in verse. But you can watch it and give us your opinion =)

VISIT THIS LINK TO WATCH rutube.ru/tracks/3028779.html?…


Some pictures from the stage

Aya as Caterpillar



Medori as White Rabbit



Predator as March Hare
L as Mad Hatter
Evalona as Alice



They killed Time =)



Foxik as King of Hearts



Me as Queen of Hearts



Ryoko as Cheshire Cat



Cheshire Cat likes to tease the Queen



Elle Blink as Six of Spades
Mitranda as Seven of Hearts



Carroll as Carroll but not Lewes, the wrong author
the text on both arrows is "wrong way"



Grisha as TweedleDee
Hideki as TeedleDum



Queen and the suite



The day of the trial



"You are the the dullest Alice I've seen!"



The Justice



The Final



photos by Kifir

All rights belong to R&R

  • Mood: Triumph

Princess White Rose - NEW pictures!!!

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 13, 2010, 6:03 PM


Finally! We've made the photoset of my Shirobara Hime. It was taken in one of the studios of my town, and we decided to create a little fairy tale. I think, we really DID it =)

This costume turned to be not very difficult for me. It was rather interesting to create it. The only thing, every time I want to add more and more roses >__< Don't know when I can stop XD I'm really glad that i finished it, I think it's not perfect, but I like some single details and I'm glad that I made my own variant of this costume, as I was mad about it during several years and actually I did not know when I could make it reall :)
Nevertheless, meet my Shirobara Hime!

Special BIG THANKS to Ryoko, for the invaluable help during the photoset.
Photographer is the GREATEST Kifir!

The original











Now I'm waiting for my Asselus...

to be continued in malro-doll.deviantart.com/gall…

Cherry Blossoms Skin by moonfreak
  • Mood: Happy

Alice in Wonderland Fever

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 18, 2010, 10:16 AM


Very soon the world will see new interpretation of Alice in Wonderland by Tim Burton and people are really mad about it. I can't remember anyone cosplaying any film that hasn't been released yet.
I call this phenomenon  "Alice Fever" and it started almost a year ago, just the same time when we decided to make our own interpretation of Alice in Wonderland as for a long time Ryoko dreamed to make Cheshire cat and I myself was crazy about Queen of Hearts. So since that time we saw Alice cosplay everywhere and I can remember 4 cosplay performances in Russia devoted to Alice during 2009 and 2010 without our "Alice FROM Wonderland".
Well, everyone loves this story and its unique characters, let's give our big thanks to L. Carroll! While we are very excited because we are taking our Alice to Chelyabinsk on March, 7! (May be I will finally finish my costume O__O)

But actually I made this Journal Entry to show you new pictures with Alice and we're still waiting for even more!!! ^^

Cheshire Cat



White Rabbit



Six of Spades



Six of Spades and Seven of Hearts (check this picture made by Ryoko ^__^ i054.radikal.ru/1002/93/d9941d…



Stop Cheshire Cat! =)



Sweet Alice and White Rabbit



Mad Hatter and March Hare are cool mafioso :mib:



Welcome to the Kingdom of Hearts! =) Alice and King of Hearts



My Favourite photo of the set XD Queen is mad as King flirting with pretty Six of Spades :love:



Alice



- A cup of Tea?
- Oh, Tea?!
- Well, I don't know...

Mad Hatter, Alice and March Hare



As a Bonus the Naked King and Queen XD Actually I couldn't move my neck and I did not know what he was doing )))



to be continued...

Photographer - Kifir

  • Mood: Pride

Animatrix. Moscow.

Fri Feb 5, 2010, 10:47 AM


So, we've just come back from Animatrix one of the greatest anime-cons in Moscow.



Well, it used to be one of the greatest. We heard a lot about this convention, unfortunately  we were really disappointed. Mostly because of bad organisation and the place where it was held. The stage is more likely made for rock concerts. And they almost killed our sketch T__T
I hope they will improve next years and we will see animatrix in all it's glory as it was in 2008.
Never the less we visited Moscow and met a lot of people whom we knew only online.

R&R  are the BEST of course =)

Ryoko as Medusa from Pet Shop of Horrors
Me as Princess White Rose from Saga Frontier









Also many thanks to Elle Blink, Hideki and Grishan
Special thanks to our photographers Kifir and PredatoR

Stage photos

















Èòàê, ìû âåðíóëèñü ñ Àíèìàòðèêñà, îäíîãî èç ñàìûõ ìàñøòàáíûõ ôåñòîâ Ìîñêâû è Ðîññèè. Ïî êðàéíåé ìåðå ðàíüøå ýòî áûë îäèí èç ñàìûõ ìàñøòàáíûõ ôåñòîâ.
Ìû ìíîãî î í¸ì ñëûøàëè, ê ñîæàëåíèþ íàøè îæèäàíèÿ íå îïðàâäàëèñü â ïîëíîé ìåðå.
 îñíîâíîì èç-çà êîñÿêîâ îðãàíèçàöèè è ÄÊ. Ñöåíà äîìà êóëüòóðû Ãîðáóíîâà áîëüøå ïîäõîäèò äëÿ ðîê-êîíöåðòîâ, íåæåëè äëÿ  êîñïëåÿ è ñöåíîê.  
À åùå îíè çàïîðîëè íàì âèäåî â ñöåíêå. ß èñêðåííå íå ïîíèìàþ ïî÷åìó íåëüçÿ áûëî ïî êðàéíåé ìåðå ïîïðîáîâàòü ñâåðíóòü îêíî âèíäû (((
Î÷åíü íàäåþñü â áóäóùåì àíèìàòðèêñ èñðàâèòñÿ è ìû óâèäèì åãî âî âñåì áëåñêå, êàê ýòî áûëî â 2008 ãîäó.
Íåñìîòðÿ íè íà ÷òî ìû ïîáûâàëè â Ìîñêâå è âñòðåòèëè ìíîãî ëþäåé, ñ êåì äî ýòîãî áûëè çíàêîìû òîëüêî â ñåòè.

  • Mood: Relief