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FLCL - Messiah by AmenoKitarou FLCL - Messiah by AmenoKitarou
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:
Mamimi made and worn by:
Haruko and motorbike, worn and made by:
Naota worn at the shoot by:
Photography and edit by:

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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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?
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hmmmmmm .... this: [link]

gladlad Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Touche. So where's the cat?
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
we killed it.
gladlad Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Good decision. He was all like "Romantic robot love scene? That needs CAT INTERJECTION!!!"
ThornOfADesertRose Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Oh, WOW! This is so awesome!!!
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much ^^
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
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
Canti didn't take too long. But it did take WORK haha.
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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