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Kneesocks Cosplay by HezaChan Kneesocks Cosplay by HezaChan
Photo taken by Jason Kim
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I love doing last-minute costumes before a convention, so this was my decision. I tried to get a friend to do Scanty with me, but things didn't work out due to time constrictions. At first I tried to buy a zentai suit instead of making my own just in case my friend decided to make Scanty so our skin colors would match -- however, when my suit arrived, it had a huge freaking iron burn right on the chest. Needless to say, I got a full refund, and with that refund I made my own suit. It would have been more difficult had I not used the ruined suit as a pattern. I actually made 2 bodysuits because I couldn't find any red lycra that wasn't orangish in color in my area, so I made my first out of a knit that didn't stretch well at all. Then by a stroke of luck, I found the perfect lycra in a town 30 minutes away. I found fake nails, painted them blue and then glued them to the glove parts of the suit.

The horn is made from white model magic. I then covered it with layers upon layers of Mod Podge then sanded it smooth, painted it red with acrylic paint, and sealed it with a clear spray paint. It was then simply sewn onto the wig because model magic is foamy and easy to sew into. The top, skirt, collar, arm bands, gauntlets, and thigh bands were all made within a week and a half of the convention. I wish that I had body tape on me as I didn't think of the vinyl wanting to slide around because I was wearing a bodysuit and it wasn't sticking to my skin. That's why in most photos my criss-cross gauntlets weren't staying up properly.

The face makeup took me an hour and a half to complete. My first test took me only an hour, but at the convention I tried a few different techniques. I used Krylon cake makeup in the color 081, with Ben Nye Creme Color makeup in the color CL-13 Fire Red on top to try to match my bodysuit as well as possible. The red was then set with Ben Nye's Neutral Set colorless face powder. It still wanted to rub off a bit, so I think in the future I'll seal it up with good old fashioned hairspray. It took me about 2 - 3 hours to get into full costume, and I had to have help by my fiance since there isn't much grip with me wearing gloves and all.
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:iconthebutterfly:
TheButterfly Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014   Digital Artist
Amazing job on the cosplay! And I loooove those heels :)
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:iconpinkbicycle:
pinkbicycle Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Heavenly.
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dragonjewels Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your cosplay designs never cease to amaze me, considering the amount of time you put into them! You're extremely talented ^_^
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:iconmeema:
Meema Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic.
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deathsstrife Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Wow. Being someone with verbose vocabulary when time is right, I am not sure how else to state my amazement at how great you make this look.
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:iconkristeenjeanne:
kristeenjeanne Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
things i just said aloud "that is smart"
great idea with the bodysuit. 
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:iconzwimmy:
zwimmy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
This is an outstanding cosplay. Amazing work.
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:iconmetalzaki:
metalzaki Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist
if I had 10 thumbs they would be all up
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:iconroxxi980:
Roxxi980 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Really nice cosplay!
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MavenGuy Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
I didn't think someone would cosplay Kneesocks like this, the demon counterpart to Panty and Stockings (excluding the twist at the end of the anime).
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:icondjbridget:
djbridget Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
i am sitting here totally stunned. 

just omg
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:iconchaostro101:
Chaostro101 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome cosplay! You look like you jumped right out of the cartoon!
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:iconbrandonale:
brandonale Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
NICE COSPLAY.
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:iconlordwobbler:
LordWobbler Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
excellent work on combining zentai and cosplay! The skin color change is - just perfect!
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:iconjarvik2009:
jarvik2009 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Amazing work and you great!
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DarkainMX Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
#LEGS.jpg!!! Holyshit they look nice! :-O
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songsforever Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
kay seriously, I thought that was body paint... 

well done and good luck with your projects hun. :trophy: 
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MFM-Photography Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
My oh my, you look fantastic.
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:iconeesparza:
eesparza Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
very cute pic
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:icondoomberry83:
DoomBerry83 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Absolutely beautiful :love:
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:iconmplant:
Mplant Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
So sexy!
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:iconcuzzer:
Cuzzer Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
:drool:
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yuuki-takaya Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is great. inspires me to do good. i will be cosplaying for the first time in a few months
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:iconhezachan:
HezaChan Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Have fun! That's what it's all about~
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yuuki-takaya Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah but the whole cosplay aspect is a bit more challenging then what i anticipated.
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ShareMyCosplay Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Totally amazing!
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incognit000 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Wonderful job! I love how the leather bits came out!
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:iconelvampile:
elvampile Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful as always.

~elvampile~
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:icon00bones:
00Bones Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well-executed!
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:iconmangamad:
Mangamad Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Smexy Kneesocks. ^o^
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DrMadison Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When I did Piccolo, I used Ben Nye... Kelly Green I believe.
That's good stuff.
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Klaymoor Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Wow... ll that hard work really paid off, that costume looks awesome! *0*
I'm happy you cosplayed as Kneesocks, I like better than Scanty -w-
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MasterSaruwatari Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Writer
i thought that was a bodyshut you had on. i didn't know it was bodypaint. good work. 
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:iconhezachan:
HezaChan Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is a bodysuit. The bodypaint is on the face/neck only.
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MasterSaruwatari Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Writer
oh okay. very smart move. was it hot for you? 
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:iconhezachan:
HezaChan Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It can be, but it's a pain in the ass. I can't dress myself once the bodysuit is on because there is no grip. Also the clothes like to slide around and not stay in place due to the bodysuit being so slick.
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MasterSaruwatari Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Writer
hmm...so would you have prefer to just use bodypaint on the rest of your body instead of the bodysuit? Also did you bring out the Q.Bee outfit at this con again? 
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:iconhezachan:
HezaChan Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No I'd much rather do the bodysuit. Bodypaint takes forever and, if not sealed properly, gets messy and all over the place. Even when sealed it still will rub off. I don't want to be responsible for damaging hotel property or getting makeup stains all over my hotelroom's bathroom.

I brought my Q-bee to Japan Expo, however I wasn't able to wear it because I got really sick Saturday evening.
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MasterSaruwatari Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Writer
Ahh...god points and aww...I hope you're doing better. That Q.Bee is amazing. 
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