My Cosplay Project for SFV: "KARIN KANZUKI"

SapphireSapphire KGA|Kinetic SapphireJoined: Posts: 45
edited January 2016 in Image Mishmash
Good Evening,

I had an account here last year but broke my tablet and forgot my login credentials. I am very excited about this game and to have the opportunity to play as Karin again since the Alpha days!

Only recently have I gotten into cosplay and I have seen Chun Li, Laura and Cammy cosplays but not one for Karin.
Wanted something NEW!
She has plenty of appeal in my option and I hope that when I finally debut my project that it will do Miss Kanzuki justice :)

Here is the most recent update: COMPLETED!!!! I shall debut/model my project soon :)

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*Key milestones along the way:

Started with a concept,
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Here, I added an additional layer of white ruffles to the bottom to match the fabric on the surcoat sleeve ruffles.
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I am still waiting on the miniskirt, boots, blonde wig, and black gloves to arrive in the mail. I will do one final ironing of items.
Of course, I will post the complete project when I am finished. I plan to travel to compete in tournaments like I did for other games in the past, so I will be my use out of this lol

KGA|Kinetic Sapphire
Post edited by Preppy on
I warned you I'd be back....lol
SFV: MissKanzuki (CFN)

Mains/Others:
MKX: Kitana (main), Kung Lao
USF4: Sakura
SF3 Third Strike: Sean
KI: Orchid
Tekken 6: Asuka

Follow @ MissKanzuki on Twitter!
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  • RocketUppercutRocketUppercut "You have no dignity." Joined: Posts: 628
    edited January 2016
    Hey this is pretty good. Looking forward to the finished product. Is there any particular con you're taking this to?
    "Rocket Uppercut!! It strikes the heavens in unequaled glory!"
  • SapphireSapphire KGA|Kinetic Sapphire Joined: Posts: 45
    Thanks, I had planned on going to Kumite in Tennessee but my job changed so I am now trying to get to Winter Brawl in Philly. I do compete here in Louisville at local tournaments, so I may get it wear it then.
    I warned you I'd be back....lol
    SFV: MissKanzuki (CFN)

    Mains/Others:
    MKX: Kitana (main), Kung Lao
    USF4: Sakura
    SF3 Third Strike: Sean
    KI: Orchid
    Tekken 6: Asuka

    Follow @ MissKanzuki on Twitter!
  • RocketUppercutRocketUppercut "You have no dignity." Joined: Posts: 628
    edited January 2016
    Sapphire wrote: »
    Thanks, I had planned on going to Kumite in Tennessee but my job changed so I am now trying to get to Winter Brawl in Philly. I do compete here in Louisville at local tournaments, so I may get it wear it then.

    Very nice. I suppose a fighting game tourney is more appropriate for a cosplay like this. Is that you as Kitana in your profile picture?
    "Rocket Uppercut!! It strikes the heavens in unequaled glory!"
  • SapphireSapphire KGA|Kinetic Sapphire Joined: Posts: 45
    Sapphire wrote: »
    Thanks, I had planned on going to Kumite in Tennessee but my job changed so I am now trying to get to Winter Brawl in Philly. I do compete here in Louisville at local tournaments, so I may get it wear it then.

    Very nice. Is that you as Kitana in your profile picture?

    Yep! Been a fan of hers since she debuted in the series :)

    I warned you I'd be back....lol
    SFV: MissKanzuki (CFN)

    Mains/Others:
    MKX: Kitana (main), Kung Lao
    USF4: Sakura
    SF3 Third Strike: Sean
    KI: Orchid
    Tekken 6: Asuka

    Follow @ MissKanzuki on Twitter!
  • SapphireSapphire KGA|Kinetic Sapphire Joined: Posts: 45
    I dont know if thats you in your avatar, but are you going to dye your hair blonde?

    Yea it's me, but I am going to wear a blonde cosplay wig I found online, it is her exact hairstyle to a tee.

    I warned you I'd be back....lol
    SFV: MissKanzuki (CFN)

    Mains/Others:
    MKX: Kitana (main), Kung Lao
    USF4: Sakura
    SF3 Third Strike: Sean
    KI: Orchid
    Tekken 6: Asuka

    Follow @ MissKanzuki on Twitter!
  • Smashbro29Smashbro29 Waiting for the new Framemeister... Joined: Posts: 7,183
    Looks great, can't wait to see the end result.
  • RocketUppercutRocketUppercut "You have no dignity." Joined: Posts: 628
    Sapphire wrote: »
    Sapphire wrote: »
    Thanks, I had planned on going to Kumite in Tennessee but my job changed so I am now trying to get to Winter Brawl in Philly. I do compete here in Louisville at local tournaments, so I may get it wear it then.

    Very nice. Is that you as Kitana in your profile picture?

    Yep! Been a fan of hers since she debuted in the series :)

    I still remember when my Uncle gave me his copies of Mortal Kombat II and Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo for SNES. The good ol' days. I always thought the ninja chicks were pretty cool but my favorite will always be Kung Lao.

    If you have a cosplay page on Facebook or something I'd follow it. I always like to support up-and-comers in that type of hobby. Especially since you cosplay fighting game characters those are usually my favorites.
    "Rocket Uppercut!! It strikes the heavens in unequaled glory!"
  • SapphireSapphire KGA|Kinetic Sapphire Joined: Posts: 45
    Awesome! @RocketUppercut here is my FB album of all pics, there were too many to post here lol
    Street Fighter 5 Karin Cosplay Project Album
    I warned you I'd be back....lol
    SFV: MissKanzuki (CFN)

    Mains/Others:
    MKX: Kitana (main), Kung Lao
    USF4: Sakura
    SF3 Third Strike: Sean
    KI: Orchid
    Tekken 6: Asuka

    Follow @ MissKanzuki on Twitter!
  • ReirakuReiraku Joined: Posts: 789
    Sapphire wrote: »
    I dont know if thats you in your avatar, but are you going to dye your hair blonde?

    Yea it's me, but I am going to wear a blonde cosplay wig I found online, it is her exact hairstyle to a tee.

    My wife is putting together a Karin outfit as well. Might I ask where you got the wig from?
  • RocketUppercutRocketUppercut "You have no dignity." Joined: Posts: 628
    Sapphire wrote: »
    Awesome! @RocketUppercut here is my FB album of all pics, there were too many to post here lol
    Street Fighter 5 Karin Cosplay Project Album

    I'll have to check this out when I get home. Fuck web filters at work. So glad SRK is still fair game here.
    "Rocket Uppercut!! It strikes the heavens in unequaled glory!"
  • Zx-toleZx-tole Joined: Posts: 619
    If all else fails you can put on a feathered hat and a stache then do your best hook impersonation, "bring me Peter pan!"
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    KOFXIV: King of Dinosaurs/Daimon/Maxima
  • SapphireSapphire KGA|Kinetic Sapphire Joined: Posts: 45
    Reiraku wrote: »
    Sapphire wrote: »
    I dont know if thats you in your avatar, but are you going to dye your hair blonde?

    Yea it's me, but I am going to wear a blonde cosplay wig I found online, it is her exact hairstyle to a tee.

    My wife is putting together a Karin outfit as well. Might I ask where you got the wig from?

    Hi, here is the exact one I bought: Blonde Spiral Cosplay Wig

    I warned you I'd be back....lol
    SFV: MissKanzuki (CFN)

    Mains/Others:
    MKX: Kitana (main), Kung Lao
    USF4: Sakura
    SF3 Third Strike: Sean
    KI: Orchid
    Tekken 6: Asuka

    Follow @ MissKanzuki on Twitter!
  • ReirakuReiraku Joined: Posts: 789
    Outstanding. Thank you so much. I can't wait to see it completed.
  • Max_The_ScrublordMax_The_Scrublord Joined: Posts: 204

    It looks great, I can tell you're passionate about the character!
    NeloVergil wrote: »
    -insert inappropriate comment- come at me @d3v #SwiftRage

    Also, I know d3v is a mod but is d3v like the main mod or what?

  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 5,631
    Sapphire wrote: »
    Sapphire wrote: »
    Thanks, I had planned on going to Kumite in Tennessee but my job changed so I am now trying to get to Winter Brawl in Philly. I do compete here in Louisville at local tournaments, so I may get it wear it then.

    Very nice. Is that you as Kitana in your profile picture?

    Yep! Been a fan of hers since she debuted in the series :)

    Since 1993 when it came out in the arcades?
  • SapphireSapphire KGA|Kinetic Sapphire Joined: Posts: 45
    Jion_Wansu wrote: »
    Sapphire wrote: »
    Sapphire wrote: »
    Thanks, I had planned on going to Kumite in Tennessee but my job changed so I am now trying to get to Winter Brawl in Philly. I do compete here in Louisville at local tournaments, so I may get it wear it then.

    Very nice. Is that you as Kitana in your profile picture?

    Yep! Been a fan of hers since she debuted in the series :)

    Since 1993 when it came out in the arcades?

    Lol yea it's true I'm THAT damn old! I was 9 when she debuted and very much a character loyalist :)
    I warned you I'd be back....lol
    SFV: MissKanzuki (CFN)

    Mains/Others:
    MKX: Kitana (main), Kung Lao
    USF4: Sakura
    SF3 Third Strike: Sean
    KI: Orchid
    Tekken 6: Asuka

    Follow @ MissKanzuki on Twitter!
  • PVL_93_RUPVL_93_RU SRK's Capcom Pro Tour Ambassador Joined: Posts: 9,732
    So why is this in the SF5 forum, again?
    SRK's Story Thread Crew:
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    • just5moreminutes - Story Mode v2.0
    • Doctrine Dark - Character Bios and Endings
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    • YagamiFire & Darc Requiem - The thread MVPs
    • Cestus - the Dolls endorser
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  • SapphireSapphire KGA|Kinetic Sapphire Joined: Posts: 45
    I'm a gamer first and foremost :)
    Add KGA_Sapphire to get in some USF4 or MKX games until SFV comes out.
    I warned you I'd be back....lol
    SFV: MissKanzuki (CFN)

    Mains/Others:
    MKX: Kitana (main), Kung Lao
    USF4: Sakura
    SF3 Third Strike: Sean
    KI: Orchid
    Tekken 6: Asuka

    Follow @ MissKanzuki on Twitter!
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 5,631
    The fighting games should have non-playable secret characters like Jade and Smoke in MKII
  • ascensionXascensionX Joined: Posts: 404
    this is coming along rather nicely
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  • Darc RequiemDarc Requiem The Light Emitting Darkness Joined: Posts: 7,607
    ascensionX wrote: »
    this is coming along rather nicely

    The costume is really accurate. Honestly, she just needs to get the laugh down at this point.
  • SapphireSapphire KGA|Kinetic Sapphire Joined: Posts: 45
    edited January 2016
    ascensionX wrote: »
    this is coming along rather nicely

    The costume is really accurate. Honestly, she just needs to get the laugh down at this point.

    Funny you say that because I planned to do a short snippet vid of me doing the laugh lol
    It will take several tries because every time I do it I bust out laughing xD I CANT TAKE IT SERIOUSLY!
    I warned you I'd be back....lol
    SFV: MissKanzuki (CFN)

    Mains/Others:
    MKX: Kitana (main), Kung Lao
    USF4: Sakura
    SF3 Third Strike: Sean
    KI: Orchid
    Tekken 6: Asuka

    Follow @ MissKanzuki on Twitter!
  • RugalitarianRugalitarian B-tier for Beautiful Joined: Posts: 3,741
    edited January 2016
    Karin doesn't show any cleavage tho. I guess the other part of her top would cover it up. Not that I'm complaining or anything.
    all chun liz moevs go thru vegz
  • melflomilmelflomil Above Average Fighter Joined: Posts: 2,813
    One thing about cosplay folks you have fill out the parameters well. I seen a skinny Mika I didn't look twice. For Karen you gotta have the lower body just right or it won't look that great unless the costume is on some next level design status.
    SF5 = Laura
    UMvC3= X-23, Chris Redfield & Dante
    PSN= melflomil
  • DevilJin 01DevilJin 01 PRAISED BEEF Joined: Posts: 54,559 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I will break this into 2 parts.

    Thirsty Comment: Looks great to me. Not even really concerning the costume. Even if you forget the costume just come on by to Winter Brawl any way.


    Standard Comment: Pretty cool you're going to be one of the first Karin cosplayers. I know you had another gamer name before and used to be on RL. Hope you're enjoying your new clan/sponsor and I'm looking to get rid of my clan also since they seem pretty defunct. I'm pretty much going all SFV now so good to see you'll be playing too. Winter Brawl looks to be the first official SFV major so I'll see ya there and hit you up on FB later.

    ANIME IS DA WAY.  Anime EVO Takeover 2018.  No more CAPCPOM!  There will be oki and there will be setplay


  • SapphireSapphire KGA|Kinetic Sapphire Joined: Posts: 45
    edited January 2016
    Karin doesn't show any cleavage tho. I guess the other part of her top would cover it up. Not that I'm complaining or anything.

    My final design won't shown any either. That was just the before pic when I first got the blazer. Honestly I think that is part of why no one is rushing to cosplay her. Look how quick the Laura ones popped up and she hadn't even been confirmed at the time. Karin had been revealed, and playable in Beta and still nothing. It's as if she isn't seen as sexy enough to garner attention to even to bother. You can be sexy and covered up. Watch. ;)
    I will break this into 2 parts.

    Thirsty Comment: Looks great to me. Not even really concerning the costume. Even if you forget the costume just come on by to Winter Brawl any way.


    Standard Comment: Pretty cool you're going to be one of the first Karin cosplayers. I know you had another gamer name before and used to be on RL. Hope you're enjoying your new clan/sponsor and I'm looking to get rid of my clan also since they seem pretty defunct. I'm pretty much going all SFV now so good to see you'll be playing too. Winter Brawl looks to be the first official SFV major so I'll see ya there and hit you up on FB later.

    Hey! Long time no see! Thanks, and Yea I'm in Kinetic Clan now and a member of KGA offline. Even YOMI ForeverKing came to Kinetic as well but can only rep YOMI due to sponsorship.
    I warned you I'd be back....lol
    SFV: MissKanzuki (CFN)

    Mains/Others:
    MKX: Kitana (main), Kung Lao
    USF4: Sakura
    SF3 Third Strike: Sean
    KI: Orchid
    Tekken 6: Asuka

    Follow @ MissKanzuki on Twitter!
  • RocketUppercutRocketUppercut "You have no dignity." Joined: Posts: 628
    edited January 2016
    melflomil wrote: »
    One thing about cosplay folks you have fill out the parameters well. I seen a skinny Mika I didn't look twice. For Karen you gotta have the lower body just right or it won't look that great unless the costume is on some next level design status.

    You only need to do that if you're going to be some sort of professional model. If you're just some fan making a costume then you could look nothing like the character body-wise and still make a pretty cool costume.

    That being said, if people want to cosplay as specific characters because they know they can look similarly enough then that's fine too.
    "Rocket Uppercut!! It strikes the heavens in unequaled glory!"
  • melflomilmelflomil Above Average Fighter Joined: Posts: 2,813
    That's what I said... Guess I need to learn how to make my post Crystal clear.
    SF5 = Laura
    UMvC3= X-23, Chris Redfield & Dante
    PSN= melflomil
  • PVL_93_RUPVL_93_RU SRK's Capcom Pro Tour Ambassador Joined: Posts: 9,732
    Sapphire wrote: »
    Karin doesn't show any cleavage tho. I guess the other part of her top would cover it up. Not that I'm complaining or anything.

    My final design won't shown any either. That was just the before pic when I first got the blazer. Honestly I think that is part of why no one is rushing to cosplay her. Look how quick the Laura ones popped up and she hadn't even been confirmed at the time. Karin had been revealed, and playable in Beta and still nothing. It's as if she isn't seen as sexy enough to garner attention to even to bother. You can be sexy and covered up. Watch. ;)

    One word - thirst. That's literally the only reason why girls rushed to cosplay Laura, because they knew they'd be getting that Max CPM, just because of how Laura's design is structured in the, ehm, upper body part of the "costume"
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    • Doctrine Dark - Character Bios and Endings
    • Shockdingo - The paragraph writer
    • YagamiFire & Darc Requiem - The thread MVPs
    • Cestus - the Dolls endorser
    • The Shakunetsu - The character concept machine
    • Caio_Lins - The CFN profile cropper
    • Daemos - The thread dictator, also a Bison fanboy
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  • DevilJin 01DevilJin 01 PRAISED BEEF Joined: Posts: 54,559 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Yeah Karin has surprisingly thick/toned legs for a Japanese fighting game girl. Should work out fine for you.

    ANIME IS DA WAY.  Anime EVO Takeover 2018.  No more CAPCPOM!  There will be oki and there will be setplay


  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 5,631
    Sapphire wrote: »
    Jion_Wansu wrote: »
    Sapphire wrote: »
    Sapphire wrote: »
    Thanks, I had planned on going to Kumite in Tennessee but my job changed so I am now trying to get to Winter Brawl in Philly. I do compete here in Louisville at local tournaments, so I may get it wear it then.

    Very nice. Is that you as Kitana in your profile picture?

    Yep! Been a fan of hers since she debuted in the series :)

    Since 1993 when it came out in the arcades?

    Lol yea it's true I'm THAT damn old! I was 9 when she debuted and very much a character loyalist :)

    Summer of 1992 in the arcades was one of the best!!! Original Mortal Kombat!!!
  • RugalitarianRugalitarian B-tier for Beautiful Joined: Posts: 3,741
    Sapphire wrote: »
    Watch. ;)

    I ah.. Will =)


    all chun liz moevs go thru vegz
  • noosetesternoosetester Joined: Posts: 856
    Even though The Lone Dragon's Ono costume is made from authentic Ono skin, I'd give you a slight edge. It's a tough call, but The Lone Dragon loses a few points by not being the fun kind of crazy. I guess performance is an important criteria for me.
  • BlueFlamingoBlueFlamingo Bitter with age Joined: Posts: 1,916 mod
    Thinking this might have more relevance in the general section than the specific game section...
    shut up TGS
  • BlueFlamingoBlueFlamingo Bitter with age Joined: Posts: 1,916 mod
    you're welcome.
    shut up TGS
  • SapphireSapphire KGA|Kinetic Sapphire Joined: Posts: 45
    edited January 2016
    I got Eventhubs interested last week in updating them on the finished product because they find it to be very SFV-specific. Being one of the first Karin cosplay projects people are still gonna check it out, so my stuff will be seen either way. :)
    I warned you I'd be back....lol
    SFV: MissKanzuki (CFN)

    Mains/Others:
    MKX: Kitana (main), Kung Lao
    USF4: Sakura
    SF3 Third Strike: Sean
    KI: Orchid
    Tekken 6: Asuka

    Follow @ MissKanzuki on Twitter!
  • Talim_JPTalim_JP Talim Practioner Joined: Posts: 98
    I'm plannin on usin Karin so interested in seein how this turns out.
    Lookin good so far!

    And is the top a Ralf Lauren?
    Soul Calibur playa since 3/27/03- SCII hit JP Xbox.
    Talim and Talim ONLY playa.
    SC playa to the end.

    Hopin for SCVI news; now playin PS3 SCIIHD Online, PS3/4 and arcade Project DIVA Miku gamez.
  • SapphireSapphire KGA|Kinetic Sapphire Joined: Posts: 45
    Talim_JP wrote: »
    I'm plannin on usin Karin so interested in seein how this turns out.
    Lookin good so far!

    And is the top a Ralf Lauren?

    Thanks!
    It's not a Ralph Lauren, but most blazers I see that closely match hers are though. This one happens to be by Moschery.
    I warned you I'd be back....lol
    SFV: MissKanzuki (CFN)

    Mains/Others:
    MKX: Kitana (main), Kung Lao
    USF4: Sakura
    SF3 Third Strike: Sean
    KI: Orchid
    Tekken 6: Asuka

    Follow @ MissKanzuki on Twitter!
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