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OP - Master Chief Petty Officer Tashigi by Berpi OP - Master Chief Petty Officer Tashigi by Berpi
For Supanova 2012, I cosplayed Watari for =Veleven's L. This year, she returned the favour and cosplayed Captain Smoker from One Piece so that I could be Tashigi.

Tashigi has actually been on my dreamlist for a while now, so I wanted to try my hardest to get each aspect of her (relatively simple) outfit as true to Oda's design as possible.

I spent a lot of time carefully crafting, painting and detailing Kiri Shigure (Tashigi's katana), and I think that's still my proudest feature. I think I used Worbla, foam and Plastimake for the details along the saya (scabbard) and also on the tsuba and tsuka (guard and handle). I dyed the jeans, gloves and shirt, and hand-painted all the flowers. As I wrote in my journal, I ran into a lot of trouble with the jacket, but I think in the end it turned out okay. You know how you reach a point where you know something is actually quite bad, but you've done the best you could at the time and you know it's just going to have to do? Well, yeah. I reached that point. I seriously tried about three different dyeing techniques and brands but this jacket (which was op-shopped and altered - mum helped!) man - the sucker would not DYE! So ... I painted it. O_O I don't really recommend it for other people in the future. I was just desperate and running out of time in the end. I'm pretty pleased with how the fuzzy trim worked out, though I owe Veleven and our mum thanks for that as well. They stuck by me til the wee small hours of the morning trying to help me attach it all since the sewing wasn't looking so good.

I am hoping that we can one day do another photo shoot when I get a hold of a better wig (the one I had was the perfect colour, but never sat right. I cut it too quickly and didn't do a very good job of it. I'd really like the chance to style one properly to do Tashigi justice).

Thanks :iconredscarf68: for the photography! :D

Tashigi and One Piece (c) Eiichiro Oda.
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Veleven Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
TASHIGI YOU DITZY GIRL WHERE IS MY ICECREAM
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Berpi Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
AH! GOMENASAI, SMOKER SAN! I will get it for you right away! *bows, bows again* 
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Veleven Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
THAT'S RIGHT YOU WILL
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Berpi Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
AH! What flavour would you like, again?
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Veleven Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
ALL SIX OF THEM.
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Scuoosh Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist
You did a wonderful job! :nod: I especially like the katana. Srsly, I didn't thought it's actually possible to make them on your own! OOO:
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Berpi Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
OHH I'm so glad someone liked it :')
I used a very plain wooden katana I got off eBay as a base, then built it up from there with the foam, worbla and plastimake. There are better, more skilled ways of doing it ... but I can only make do with the skills I've got for now! :D 
THANK YOU FOR SAYING!!
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Scuoosh Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist
Now that's impressive! OO:

YOU'RE VERY WELCOME!!! (And thank YOU for giving me some tips! :D)
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Berpi Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
No worries at all! :D When am I gonna see it put into practice?! ;)
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Scuoosh Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist
Well, I obviously need to make a cosplay of a swordsman then :XD: But I've already started to make an Usopp-cosplay, so you you won't see it put into practice in the near future ;)
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