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SC4 XiangHua cosplay by Shiya SC4 XiangHua cosplay by Shiya
OF all the AX costumes, I worked the most on this one~ Also the hardest too.

I made too many trips to Fashion District because I always forgot to buy something., or I didn't have enough of something.

Fabric is a somewhat shiny brocade with floral designs. The purple is dyed with RIT, and the green was sponged on with Jaquard paint. This is my favorite paint ever~ Also used to paint the design for Cross Edge Etna. Trim was somewhat expensive. I had to dye all of that too to match. I used mostly in-game reference. The Illustration is more blue than purple. Also, the asymmetrical top design is from in-game. I sew on extensions to a scruffy cosworx wig.
Choker piece was made out of sculpy and painted with metalic jaquard paints.

I had to post a picture of the back design. It took me three hours to paint with the metalics. I was going crazy trying to analyze her back design forever. I tried to copy what I could down onto the back. But a lot of the details were super tiny.

I'm not wearing my earrings in these pictures. When I changed out of XiangHua into Liddell, somewhere in that time period, my earrings got stolen. So any pictures I have in them were before 2pm. @__@

Sleeves were not very fun. Most hateful to make. I also tried to sew in wiring to make the sleeves stand out more.
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:iconlaharld2:
LaharlD2 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Great body
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:iconxkaibu:
xKaiBu Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for posting this!
Now I can make my Xianghua cosplay! ^ u ^
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:iconnamine24:
Namine24 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
I love your Xianghua costume, did you use a pattern for your outfit or did you made it up?
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2195Razielim Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap:
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:iconoxfordblondie:
OxfordBlondie Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
where did u buy that costume?? idk what state u live in i probably don't have it where i live in
D:
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:iconmikebrooklyn:
MikeBrooklyn Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
Great outfit ... and cute bellybutton, too.
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:iconxuexueyuehua:
xuexueyuehua Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Perfect...
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:iconjuvenori:
Juvenori Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this. I really really like this. :D
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:iconkanuky:
Kanuky Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
Great cosplay!
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:iconaska-76:
Aska-76 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
Wow nice cosplay i'll stop watching you or i will fall in love =)

=p
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:iconpapineau:
Papineau Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a fantastic job, this looks like professional work.
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:iconeddieholly:
EddieHolly Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
That's awesome
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:iconken-eden:
Ken-Eden Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
Is that nylon rope? Did you dye it with RIT?
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:iconichigokitty:
IchigoKitty Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
soooooooo kawaii :3
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:iconskirtzzz:
Skirtzzz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Love it!
Had to feature it! :heart:
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:iconshiya:
Shiya Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
Aww, thank you for the feature! :D
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:iconskirtzzz:
Skirtzzz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Heck yea girl! You're epic :D
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DarkstarBurst120 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
i dont know who your cosplaying but you look awesome!
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:iconkyasor:
Kyasor Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Student General Artist
LOVE IT!!!
love the color and the print in the material looks awsome
xDD (i don't know it you understand xDD)
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:icontoumasu:
Toumasu Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
marry me (°U°;)
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:iconkitsunehina:
kitsuneHina Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
This is very beautifully made. It sounded like a lot of hard work too. XD
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:iconthe-sushi-monster:
the-sushi-monster Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Professional Artist
Seriously, this is one of my favs from your costumes!!!! You worked SO HARD on it and it totally shows - it came out perfect!!
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:iconlunatheotaku:
LunaTheOtaku Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
This is really pretty, I like the design. What game is it from?
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:iconshiya:
Shiya Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
Soul Calibur 4 :]
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:iconlunatheotaku:
LunaTheOtaku Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Ah, ok.
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:iconblizzardterrak:
BlizzardTerrak Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wow! You made her come to LIFE! :nod:
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RuneKatashima Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
Ah, didn't imagine someone could look so good as Xianghua. I wasn't much a fan of her to be honest, her personality didn't resonate with mine (Perhaps I'm selfish? T.T)

Anywho, sorry about your earrings D: (Not that I could do much about it. For the sleeves, well, it was worth it, wasn't it? ^_^;
For everything else, I'm glad you put work into the detail. That deserves praise everytime.

Now forgive me for saying: omg are you an outie? ^_^; (XD)
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:iconshiya:
Shiya Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
haa, yeah ^^; I have an outie. I'm weird. XDD
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RuneKatashima Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
Pft. That doesn't make you weird at all o.o

I'm more weird than you! >:/
I do math left to right, instead of right to left. I determine time in the states as being "ahead" of me in time even though technically I'm a day ahead in Japan.
I'm an abstract thinker... I don't correlate and contemplate thoughts the same way others do.

An outie is the least of your worries :P
Do you eat strange food sometimes?
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:iconshiya:
Shiya Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
strange food? XD Cottage cheese with peaches freaks everyone out haha. ^^;
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:iconrunekatashima:
RuneKatashima Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
Really? That's like normal to me. Ok, well, I don't eat it, but my Mom does. She eats fruit with her cottage cheese. I had some fruit with it too, pretty good... Not peaches though. Grapes... I think? Been awhile XP
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NobodiesInc Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
The paint work looks great!
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smartstooge Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Very good details, love the costume. You look great!
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:iconepuka:
epuka Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
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I have no talent with clothes, so this is amazing <3
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LiL-KRN-YUNA Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
OH SHIYAA!
This has to be the most amazing costume I have seen from you yet. Jaw-drop worthy. Details are stunning. This makes me want to cosplay Mina even more! Congrats again on the beautiful job you've done!
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Heero-Masaki Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
you look great! Costume is super awesome and good job on the wig!
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:iconkynkyn:
Kynkyn Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
You did an awesome job in this costume! :clap: Kudos to you~!

Somehow, the lower-right photo of you looked a little boyish :XD:
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cremdogz Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
While I don't really like your hair in those pics, that costume is absolutely gorgeous. Your top is the best thing from your pics, the blue and purple at the bottom look really beautiful. I think this whole thing is stunning.
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supremeangel Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
i applaud you you did a great job i wish i could make clothes but that would be supper expensive where im from lol and i just love working with details.
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Conde-makoto Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
Nice outfit
hope to see more photos of this one
good luck ;D
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puppet-eyes Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
Awesome job ^^
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:iconx3rikku:
x3rikku Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
the whole thing looks amazing good job :)
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:icontheemperorofshadows:
theEmperorofShadows Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
nice xianghua cosplay!
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LifeAsAnArtist Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
you an amazing sewer!
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:iconetaru:
etaru Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
I like your more scruffy choice of a wig, definitely more realistic to what her hair would be. The dye job came out incredible!
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:iconsleepyphotos:
Sleepyphotos Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
That looks brilliant. Hopefully you can bring it to Fanime next year!
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:iconuevolidog:
uevoliDOG Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Student General Artist
shiyaa~~~ i love the hair!!!
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RogueAngelAlan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it :w00t:
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Purple-Ladybug Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
I love your XiangHua, I'm thinking of making her pink outfit, I think its from sc3...
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InfiniteCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
Shiya, your so hot girl XDD
Love the cosplay!
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