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Hildegarde von Krone by Shoko-Cosplay Hildegarde von Krone by Shoko-Cosplay
Hi guys,
this is my latest costume.I work during 5 long and hard months on Hilde.
Why Hilde? She is from far my favourite character from Soulcalibur! First, I was in love with her IV outfit, but when the soulcalibur V was released, I found this one particulary interesting.

As I won at Paris cosplay a sewing machine, I wanted to give a try to this version for use the gift and make other thing than full armor.
It was very interesting to sew, to dye fabric and fur, to create patterns myself.
I spend more time on the fabric parts than the armor itself.

I made myself the purple jacket with " matelassé" aspect.
All is hand made, the chain mail, the helmet with the removing part on the top, the eperons, the belts...I dye the wig too in order to have the good " red/auburn".

The flag was the hardest part with the little red skit and the helmet.

5 months ago, I meet Laura, who worked on Hilde too, we shared lot of things thank to Hilde ^^ I was really happy to find someone who made Hilde in the same time.
I finally meet Laura during Japan expo, and she was really kind and funny!
Have a look on her gallery please : :iconnebulaluben:

During the con the weather was very very hot, it was hard to wear Hilde's outfit, but I was at ease on stage ^^
I was however very very tired and my face show how I was close to faint è_è

This is the link of my skit, sadly because of the light, no one saw my fighting pose at the beginning.

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I have really lot of good memories of Hilde, it was hard as hell, but I was happy of my work for this time.
Hilde is special for me ^^

Photo by Nachte : :iconkn8e:
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:iconheavensdawn:
HeavensDawn Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
My goodness! The detail on the armor! @-@ 5 months and from the soles of your fingers you produce a masterpiece. :0 What exactly did you use to create the armor and helmet?
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dualomniblades Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What on earth did you use to make the helmet and the face piece?
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It is in foam sheet, cut, assembly together and a long work of painting ^^
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dualomniblades Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh okay!
What sort of foam do you typically use?
And what sort of paint actually sticks to the foam?
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I use EVA foam and I paint with air spray for car and acrylics :)
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dualomniblades Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, what you do with EVA foam is brilliant and amazing, I absolutely envy your abilities!
I shall have to look into that, been trying to figure out how to paint my Shepard armor and I've come across some ideas, but your work is so beautiful, just had to ask!
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much ^^ I began to work with gymnastic foam ( very cheap and the surface wasn't smooth) in 2010 I discovered EVA foam, it was a lot expensive compared to my cheap foam for gymnastic but as I was used to craft my old foam I learn a lot of practice. EVA work is similar to other kind of foam but, the result is smooth and I prefer EVA even if it cost a lot...
It is that's why I spend so many months on my costumes, I like to take my time and have a result correct. I apply a elastic coating on my foam and after a smooth lot of coating, I can paint.Painting is one of my favourite part in a costume because I can see how it will be finish and it is very exciting! Good luck with your project and don't forget: with patience all is possible! :)
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cimmerianwillow Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
this costume is amazing in its detail, and you're quite lovely
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I feel really happy, thank you so much! :heart:
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Aotenshi Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Shokooo <3 <3 <3 I just love this picture of you :)
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi dear, thank youuu :heart: I will received the whole set soon ( by nakana) ^^ I was so glad to meet you ^^ let's do seiken or RO or QB duo!
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Catspassion Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm a huge fan of SC! and I saw you at the JP :D
I love all the details! and your fabric stuff looks awesome too!
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You were in japan expo? D: I thank you very much for loving my Hilde./O/ I am a big fan too!
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Catspassion Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aearh I relly like the JP ;D. I was one of the german representative for the ECG 2011! And I was there to support the german girls ;D and concrationaltion for beeing the franch representative for the next year!:D
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh okay :D I hope you can going again to JP next year ^^ thank you for our selection, it was a big surprise for us o_O (first time we made a duo and try a contest like that) I couldn't expect such kind reactions about our selection *blush*
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general-kuroru Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Amazing details!!
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much dear! I hope you spend a good moment in Paris ^^
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DawnArts Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome portrait *_* I love your look in there!
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :o: I wanted to catch the " fighting spirit" but lol ^^' it wasn't so easy xD I find I made a strange face expression
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Nebulaluben Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awww, thanks for the mention ^^. Btw, now I was watching the Japan Expo cosplay video and I have to tell you we love your choreography!!! You two deserved all that prizes. I'm so happy I could meet you and I hope we can travel to Paris next year :love:
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Welcome ^^ it is normal :) I am happy if you like the skit ^^ it was a hard work ^^' I really hope you will be selected of next ECG in spain, like that we can see again next summer :heart: it was too fast ;_; I feel really sad all is over now :/ Weather is cold, rainy, and it is the return to sad life *sigh*
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shafry Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
omg shoko you're awesome!!!!!!!
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw many thanks ;o; *blush*
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Jarrak Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Wow so cool! :dance:
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you ^^ Nachte had this idea of focusing the helmet and expression xD it is a look like " I need to kick some ass(es)" face but is it nice to see in result :D
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mr-neko-juanito Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
OMG the helmet look awesome. I want to see more photos
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much, it was one of the hardest part on Hilde costume ^^' I am waiting for more pictures :) I will upload them when I receive the set ^^
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mr-neko-juanito Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
i´ll be waiting for more photo of this awesome cosplay
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Mokmo82 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Cette tête d'aigle! tant de détails!
Vraiment tu ne nous déçois jamais...
J'espère que tes costumes pour l'an prochain ne te rendront pas malade, tu nous as fait part de quelques peurs dans les derniers mois...
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
C'est une tête de griffon :) il est entièrement sculpté dans un bloc d'evazote, il y a eu également deux têtes sur chaque extremité du drapeau, sur la lance elle même, et sans parler du casque ( partie arrière) où c'est le corps avec les pates, la queue.Le costume fourmille de détails et c'était très interessant à faire ^^ travail très long, mais je suis contente d'avoir " glandé", le résultat me convient :) Pour l'an prochain ça ira car cette fois je m'y prends des Aout ^^ comme ça pas de stress et de rush.Merci de t'en soucier, cette fois je n'ai " que" un solo et l'ECG.Je ne ferais rien d'autre de l'année ^^
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Mokmo82 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Oh et mini question: l'evazote c'est une mousse, mais comment est-ce que ta peinture colle dessus sans craquer ?
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Je met un revetement étanche dessus, ça ne se trouve que en France, ça j'en suis sûre :/ Mais bon peut importe la base tant que c'est elastique ça empêche de craquer au niveau peinture ( sikafil)
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Mokmo82 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Merci
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Mokmo82 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Deux costumes très travaillés sur l'année ?
Shoko va nous faire deux Mona Lisa de cosplay!

(Joyeux Jour de la Bastille en passant, je sais pas trop comment on vous la souhaite, mais tu comprends)
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
xD ahah ^^ on verra :) ça restera dans mon style de costume, les robes c'est pas encore au programme ^^' (puis je m'amuse bien plus dès qu'il y a de l'armure, accessoires) è_è mais sinon chez nous on dit " fête nationale" ^^ il pleut :/ Ca sent pas bon pour les lancés de feux d'artifices, on verra ce soir ^^ (merci :D)
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shamedgeeky Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
that is just amazing work!
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!! :D
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adekii Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! Oh, wow! Spectacular, this is why you're my favorite cosplayer! Now to watch your skit video :)
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really glad to read your message ^^ I feel honored :rose: I hope you liked the skit :) it was the first time I can move in an armor, I made a fast kata at beginning it was very hot this day xD
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InfectedGuili Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
En parcourant une galerie consacrée à la convention du week-end dernier, j'ai aperçu un costume (un bout de costume !) incroyable. Je me suis dit : "à tous les coups c'est Shoko !!". Ca n'a pas loupé.

Bravo !!! Encore du travail impeccable, magnifique. Vivement les autres photos, vivement le making-of !!!

Tu donnes des cours ? C'est où pour s'inscrire ? Y a un internat ?

Je citerai juste deux grands philosophes : [link]
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah sérieux ^^ il parait simple mais bon je crois que c'est le pire que j'ai jamais fait xD oh làlà là je profite, repos!! J'ai completement souffert de ces rush de dernières minutes.

J'ai posté le wip sur mon FB :) pas tout car bon y en a trop mais bon il y a des petites merdes, genre au casque car il a été rallongé, je ne savais plus le mettre avec la perruque - une erreur de débutant è_è - et bref impossible de bien cacher les rajouts même avec enduits et putty :/ mais bon ça reste minime, heureusement.Merci pour ce super compliment ^^
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InfectedGuili Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
;)
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Barriss-Girl97 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student General Artist
This is great :D Nice work :nod:
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It is really kind, many thanks :rose: :)
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Barriss-Girl97 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Welcome :)
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LoneWolfTifa Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
You did it! :D It looks absolutely astounding!
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, it was very very hard and I lost some times my faith -.- but after 5 long hard months, I finished Hilde, I was really happy to wear my fave character :D thank you so much for your kind appreciation :rose:
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the-mirror-melts Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Congrats on finishing it on time! It looks great. Can't wait for more pics.
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hiii ^^ thank youuuu :heart: I wait the Nakana photos and I will upload the pictures ^^ for the moment I have omaru and Nachte work :)
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Veratai Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
groovy one, mate (:
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