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FLCL, Canti and Mamimi cosplay


I love this shot so much!!! It was one of those shot I knew MUST be done when we roped Sarah (~Verity-Niwa) in to be Mamimi.

This costume and prop was my half of Team F@P's (*Tsubaki-chan and myself) entry in the Sydney audition round for the World Cosplay Summit Australia selections at Mini Animania 2011!

Our random-ass performance can be seen here: [link]

And also a must-see, is our photoshoot behind-the-scenes music video: [link]

We safely got through to the finals, and shared equal first place for "Best Performance" award with Team Social Link 9 (~Cattypatra and Rosy), who also got through to the finals that day.

Canti, Naota, and Cannon, worn and made by:
:iconamenokitarou:
Mamimi made and worn by:
:iconverity-niwa:
Haruko and motorbike, worn and made by:
:icontsubaki-chan:
Naota worn at the shoot by:
:iconluthien-ikari:
Photography and edit by:
:iconfiathriel:
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About the costume:

Canti: The entire thing is made from foam mats, sealed in PVA glue then hand painted with acrylic paint. All the colours were mixed by hand so I get the perfect shade of Canti's obscure colours... :|
His TV screen is a piece of spare perspex from my Siegfried costume supplies :XD:, just covered in reflective blue paint, so I can semi see from one side but people can't really look inside...

The Cannon: First I got an abandoned coffee table top and attached wheels so it to form the base. Then I made the side panels from PVC plastic by heating them to shape, detailing them with smaller pieces of plastic before screwing them onto the base with some metal triangles.
The gross brainy parts is expanding foam sprayed onto a box in manky patterns. I then added some colour alternating LEDs (which were kindly provided by *KrisEz) into the brains.
The barrel of the gun is pretty much a giant cardboard tube decorated with more foam craft and HEAVILY sealed with PVA glue before painting.

Naota: Well... this was just some basic sewing. I had to get out of Naota quickly in the performance so I made it so it was like a stripper's clothes... velcro on the seams so I could RIP OFF MY CLOTHES and flash people if I wanted to.

If there's more points of interests that I've missed, please feel free to ask me :)

More FLCL coming soon!
Enjoy this one for now.
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:icongladlad:
gladlad Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Wow, this is great. Not really very FLCL-y, but a very nice picture. Robots should be in all photographs, don't you think?
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hmmmmmm .... this: [link]


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:icongladlad:
gladlad Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Touche. So where's the cat?
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
we killed it.
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:icongladlad:
gladlad Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Good decision. He was all like "Romantic robot love scene? That needs CAT INTERJECTION!!!"
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:iconthornofadesertrose:
ThornOfADesertRose Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Oh, WOW! This is so awesome!!!
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much ^^
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:icondigital--love:
Digital--Love Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Amazing job on this! The warm tones, the angle... It's perfect!!
The costumes look great too! The Kanti looks like it took a lot of time and work. Keep it up! =3
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
Canti didn't take too long. But it did take WORK haha.
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:icongaming-goddess:
gaming-goddess Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Such a brilliant shot. Love the colours and the dynamic of this photo. Really Good :)
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm so fond of this scene.
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:iconsirus-xiii:
Sirus-XIII Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
DUDE! 0_o this is amazing. Nothing short of amazing. Seriously. I am inspired to do a Canti cosplay, but I know it won't be as epic as this is. Well done!
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw thanks so much. I'm so flattered.
Good luck on your Canti :)
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:iconserenadestrong:
SerenadeStrong Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
This is such a beautiful shot! It shows off your amazing cosplays and evokes such a wonderful feeling of FLCL <3
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Respect to *fiathriel for getting this shot in this composition. All of FLCL's warm and urban-legend-ness comes to me.
I'm glad you like it!!
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:iconmeema:
Meema Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent work.
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!! :D
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:iconireners:
ireners Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist
OMG YOU GUYS ;A;;;;;;/// HAVE ALL MY LOVE
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OH IRENE!!! ALL MY LOVE BACK <333333333
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:iconlexcorp213:
LexCorp213 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nice!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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:icongg360:
GG360 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL we need more FLCL cosplayers like this!
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thanks! I love FLCL. I'm glad you like it!
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:iconmethuselah-alchemist:
I loooove this shot!! Just beautiful!
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much *_*
I'm so fond of this scene from the anime.
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:iconnavilalli:
NaviLalli Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this shot and the cosplays are just fantastic. I absolutely love this photo <3
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much. I'm so fond of this shot. Ever since completing the costumes I wanted to do this shot.
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:iconendspire:
endspire Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow, that looks amazing! Great shot! XD
Your costume is WONDERFUL :la:
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks alot! I'm really quite fond of this costume.
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:iconrallata:
Rallata Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
awesome angle! epic pic is epic :heart:
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!! I love this picture so much.
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:iconbeethy:
beethy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
again i'll be really honest man..
i think both yourself and sarah did an excellent job here (great poses IMO).
but as a huge FLCL fan i almost doubt rachel has ever even seen it.

the location isn't even the problem or anything.. it's that that the image itself doesn't nearly capture the speed and over the top style of FLCL

i hope you can appreciate this criticism :)
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks~

I think Rachel has seen it and is a big fan too lol.
But this in this shoot I really just want to catch the more urban side to FLCL rather than all the crazy shit that goes on.
Hence my choice of location as well.

For the over the top side, Tsu and I are going to do another shoot with me as Naota when we have the time.
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:iconandiandi-chan:
AndiAndi-chan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
I love these photos so much Wirru~ also, it seems that you have an admirer... oooooh.
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:iconverity-niwa:
Verity-Niwa Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Kami-sama~~~~ *3*/ <3 lol!!
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:iconandiandi-chan:
AndiAndi-chan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
You looked fabulous too, missy :3
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha thanks!! I really love this shot too!
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:iconandiandi-chan:
AndiAndi-chan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
I love the photoshoot-video you guys did for this too~ watch that actually got me into watching FLCL which promptly made me lose my shit. Oh Gainax <3
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wahahahahahha!!! In glad you enjoyed FLCL!
Gainax is the best!!
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:iconandiandi-chan:
AndiAndi-chan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Gainax has definitely made some of the coolest stuff in anime! I wish other companies were as willing to push the boundaries.
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
More epic things and less "moe" shit, is what I say.
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:iconandiandi-chan:
AndiAndi-chan Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Or even better yet! Epic moe things! Ugguu hurrr~
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