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D.Gray-man Lavi Cosplay 2 by hanyaanfaery D.Gray-man Lavi Cosplay 2 by hanyaanfaery
More of my cosplay as Lavi from D.Gray-man as seen at Fanime 2006. I'm so glad that Lavi has shown up in the anime, so now people actually recognize what I'm doing! Although cream scarf forever. I hate the anime color scheme; I like stark black and white. It looks cool. I sewed the exorcist coat myself from scratch. I styled the wig from scratch (it used to be wavy and fall past my shoulders), and made the headband (real rattlesnake skin!) My friends helped me make the hammer, which was quite soft and could pretty safely hit people. Which was a godsend, since I had no depth perception! xDDD Pic by Moogleborg, edited by me.
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Rookwall Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
You got the hair curl perfect! For this i wuv u.
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hanyaanfaery Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
aaaaah thank you! the secret is TONS OF HAIRSPRAY.
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HieizRenryu Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing cosplay! this is perfect!
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tinkerbinker1 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
I can imagine it would have been difficult to walk around with that eyepatch, buuut the costume itself is perfect!
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NamoraSUXgoNamixas Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Lol, whats with the adorable curl?
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kirara95 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!!! first cosplay of d. gray-man ive ever seen id almost you could be lavi's twin ^-^
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shawn-aster Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha! thats so cool that you made that all by yourself (most of it) i would have to say that Lavi is my favorite character in D. Gray man. But really good job!
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hanyaanfaery Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I don't actively follow D.Gray-man anymore, but I think I'll always have a soft spot for Lavi in my heart. He is such an awesome character. I just wish I were better at wearing eyepatches... I stopped wearing this costume because the eyepatch gave me such horrible headaches that it wasn't worth it anymore.
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shawn-aster Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats really funny about the eyepatch. I really do think that you are amazing at recreating the costumes. Do you make most of them or buy them? I also so the picture of you dressed as Ed in safeway. I really don't know why, (most likely because i LOVE fma) but i literally laughed so loudly i scared the crap out of my cat. haha
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hanyaanfaery Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I made all my costumes here on dA except for my Sakuya (Touhou) costume. I like sewing weird clothes!

And haha oh wow, it makes me both kind of confused and kind of amazed that people still love that picture so much. It was a spur of the moment thing we took when we had to buy batteries... who'd know that six years later it'd still be amusing people?
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shawn-aster Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You really never know! You are amazing at sewing.. (cant sew a straight line) Do you wear your cosplays to animeconventions?
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hanyaanfaery Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes I do! I go to several conventions a year and that is where most of my pictures are taken. Some of them are taken outside conventions, but the one you're looking at on this page? Yeah that was totally taken inside the convention center hall at Fanime in San Jose.
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shawn-aster Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow... ur lucky.. i wish i could afford animecons.. my friend and i wanted to go to SacAnime together but when all was said, we couldn't afford it... :( but anyway, i think thats pretty neat all the stuff you do!
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hanyaanfaery Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awww, that sucks! If you're up near sac though there's often multiple events, plus Kintoki-con coming up which is new...

Good luck, and thanks for all the compliments!
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mufin6 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
i love the curl :3
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itsnatalieson Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Student Photographer
I just love this ^_^
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RicePuddingQ Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Are You Gonna Do Lavi @ Fanime In 2010..?
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hanyaanfaery Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really doubt it. The costume isn't one of my better works, and there are other things I'd rather wear that don't result in my getting vertigo. (I already have low blood pressure and therefore a tendency to be dizzy; this costume taught me that adding an eyepatch to that is a VERY bad idea!)
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RicePuddingQ Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Oh I See.. Okaii Thenn Aha..
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Out-Of-My-Mind-13 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Wow! That turned out so cool! Do you think you could help me with my first cosplay? Please? I'm doing Lavi too and I need help with the hammer and the hair.
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hanyaanfaery Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I can't really help with the hammer because I had minimal effort involved with it; my friend made it for me.

But for the wig, I'd recommend looking up some tutorials for several Kingdom Hearts characters with spiky hair and applying those techniques. It's what I did.
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Out-Of-My-Mind-13 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Thanks anyway for the hammer And I'll try the tutorial thing, but I'm gonna do it to my own hair,not a wig.(I think it may be to short though =^.^=)Do you think it'll be much different?
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hanyaanfaery Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Honestly? Yes. I'd get someone else to help you out if possible. I don't think I could have done my wig without the ability to work from a ton of different angles.

At any rate, you'll want to look up some REALLY good backcombing tutorials.
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Out-Of-My-Mind-13 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Thanks for the advice anyway. Actually I found a tutorial on youtube of someone getting their hair to stand up like that. I'm gonna atempt that, but if all else fails there's always my cosmetologist cousin!
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Wickedwitch96 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Great cosplay! You're absolutely adorable! 8D

Quick question though, I'm actually trying to make Lavi's hammer and I was wondering about the steps of making one. I looked EVERYWHERE. Could you help me?
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hanyaanfaery Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!

I'm afraid I'm not too much use because my friends did almost all of the work on the hammer, and the method was ghetto to the extreme...

The base of mine is a wooden curtain pole from JoAnn's, and then we built up the hammer head around it with cardboard and foam to make it soft and squishy. We paper mache'd over it, painted it white, and then ran out of time and added on the black stripes with electric tape of all things. So don't do it exactly like I did please!
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Wickedwitch96 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Thanks for the help! And really you did a good job, I hope I will be able to cosplay soon. D:
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hanyaanfaery Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I hope you have tons of fun!

I might not wear my Lavi much anymore for various reasons, but when I did, it was one of the most fun costumes I had.

Just don't be a stupidhead like I was the second time I wore this and keep switching between eyepatch on and eyepatch off all the time! Either keep it on the entire time and only flip it up when absolutely necessary, or keep it off all the time and only flip it down for photos. Constantly switching between 2D and 3D depth perception is a great way to give yourself MAJOR vertigo. I was literally walking into walls for an hour!!
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Wickedwitch96 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Lawwwl. I'll try to keep it one way or the other. XDD
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subtledeath Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
i like the wig~
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Nix05 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Your costume is cool, but...

A snake died for that costume, so it puts it down really. As it stands, Lavi's headband is green, and hasn't got any snake skin on it at all (just has the effect of it), so it was also a pointless added thing really...

But the rest of the costume is awesomesaurce. Also, your wig is the best I've seen so far, especially with the colour (you actually got the right colour! people either use bright orange or bright red!)
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hanyaanfaery Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I made this before the anime colors were revealed...

And yes, a snake died, but it was a snake that was killed for food and eaten. The hide would have been thrown away otherwise, so I took it to use it. I wouldn't have ever bought a rattlesnake hide.

And thank you for the rest of the comment! :D
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Nix05 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Oh okay, that's fine then. I ignore the anime colours lolz, I wait for a special in the manga, lol, cause I'm a sad loser XD
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AkatsukiSinx666 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
THATS A REALLY AWESOME COSPLAY!!
the costume it SOO GOOD!!
AND i really cant believe you made that yourself ^^
XDD
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mewberrylol Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! I love it! You look so much like Lavi
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Lionsong Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your spectacular cosplay was featured here->[link]
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cheddot Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Student General Artist
Looks really good, but isn't the scarf the wrong color? You're wearing his first uniform, right? His first uniform includes an orange scarf, while his second uniform has the white one.
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hanyaanfaery Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's not actually the wrong color, it's just the manga color. I made this in 2006 (before the anime was even announced), using the colors from the volume 4 cover as well as several other manga color schemes.
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cheddot Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Student General Artist
oh, I see! That;s kinda depressing, though. His orange scarf is the best.
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Xukitakex Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
I must say. From all of the cosplay I've seen, this has to be one of the best Lavi's I have seen, your wig is doen with perfection!!
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hanyaanfaery Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :heart:
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Xukitakex Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
your welcome
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alezgg Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
you even got the curly hair on the right side of the head really good work <3 !
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hanyaanfaery Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It's my favorite part of the wig! :D
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ChibiRockX33 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008   Photographer
I LOVE the wig! I'm in so much peril, I want to cosplay as Lavi (with the spiky hair) and I have NO idea how to style a wig. :cries: I don't even know what kind of base wig to get. I'm scared I'll pay alot for the wig, then totally mess up the wig cutting it. :(
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crimson-neko-chan Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
O.O nice. could you make me a wig like that??
or give me the info where you bought it?
its soo pretty
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klausious Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
you got your cosplay featured here :) : [link]
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hanyaanfaery Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh wow! Thanks a ton!!
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klausious Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
you're welcome :)
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