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Welcome to the Velvet Room by fokushii Welcome to the Velvet Room by fokushii
To this day, I have no idea what possessed me to do this. maybe it was the horrible day I'd had at work or maybe it was my allergies screwing up my brain in early May 2009. Who knows. All I remember is that after the thought of cosplaying Igor crossed my mind, I literally ran home from work, still in my terrifying flip flops and laughed like a madman all the way to my front door and into our apartment. I may have traumatised my flatmate for life but if it took me that long to do so, I'm only happy.

Anyway. Igor is awesome. Igor is lovely. Igor is the creepy old man you don't want to run into in a dark alley. Except maybe a little. Because there might be Personas in it for you.

My brief and very half-hearted studies in special fx make up techniques came in handy for the first time ever, when I made Igor. The prosthetic nose was made of gelatin (I first shaped the nose on a plaster replica of my face I also happen to have laying about and then made a mold using some more plaster [also, I'm not even sure if "plaster" is the right word to use here; it's past midnight and my English is going "bwuh"], poured the gelatin in and voila), the ears I actually had just gathering dust in my piles of things I might have use for later and the bald cap. Oh the bald cap! I actually considered making it from a scratch but I'm eternally grateful I didn't.
I bought a TV-quality bald cap and attached the hair to it with liquid latex. Ten hairs at a time. I hated myself for a bit there. After I'd glued all the millions of hairs on the cap I coloured the bald bits with some basic foundation and finished it with fifty tons of fixing powder.

I also realised why our prosthetics teacher had lectured about never attaching prosthetics on yourself. It's ridiculous. It's doable but takes a thousand hours more than if someone else is there to do it for you. Especially if you haven't had anything to do with more difficult make up techniques in three years. Never again. Never. Again.

tl;dr: I made this costume of bits. Some of it was fun, some of it was not.

Photo by Teija Ahonen // editing by Teija & myself
Character (c) Atlus & co.
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:icontheswordking69:
theswordking69 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Student Artist
oh my god, igor exited the games, we're screwed
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:iconnyuna:
nyuna Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
This is brilliant, simply brilliant! XD
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:iconayoubjezine:
ayoubjezine Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I will fave this because I love Igor and finally someone tried to cosplay as him
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:iconpeculiarangel24601:
PeculiarAngel24601 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my god......a Igor cosplay......finally......please tell me you're going to Otakon next year!?
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:iconfokushii:
fokushii Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Haha, probably not, considering I live in Finland and getting to the States would be pretty expensive. : D
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:iconpeculiarangel24601:
PeculiarAngel24601 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
awww man XD Well it's still an amazing cosplay! Great job!
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:iconsceltie:
Sceltie Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Super awesome! much <3
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:iconrebelliousdante:
RebelliousDante Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
So in love xD this is amazing!!!!!!
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:icondestinys-spirits:
Destinys-spirits Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm sorta half scared but also half OMGTHISISAWESOME. Never, would I have ever imagined someone cosplaying Igor!!
You... are the greatest cosplayer alive.
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:icontheotherartist:
theotherartist Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Okay, so I'm kinda terrified of this.
But it's AWESOME!!!
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:iconkirostyle:
Kirostyle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Wow, this is amazing! So...perfect! Sounds like a lot of work, so I think it paid off in the end!
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:iconwintaamero:
wintaamero Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Awesome stuff right there!
Velvet backdrop was just icing on the cake.
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:iconfag-chan:
Fag-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That is officially the best Persona cosplay I have ever seen, and I did Teddie. You rule the Persona cosplay ranks :)
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:iconkringaling:
KRINGaling Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are OFFICIALLY AWESOME.
I wish I could pull an Igor off :U
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Doomed-Shou Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
The most awesome cosplay ever~!!!!!!!
If I've met you irl I don't know if I would have run to hug you or run away from you in fear.
But thats how Igor should be, both creepy, lovely and awesome.

Really great work on the wig, nose and ears :D You can actually believe that you are bold for real XD
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:iconnoolin:
Noolin Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student Filmographer
That is quite possibly the most creepy yet beautiful thing i have ever seen.

Good Grief that nose its amazing!
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:iconakcire94:
Akcire94 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOAH! THATS IS SO FREAKY! BUT AWESOME AT THE SAME TIME XD
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:iconkaioh-the-puremage:
Kaioh-the-PureMage Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy shit..... i just shit my pants!
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:iconmiraisora:
MiraiSora Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
youre so sexeh XD <3
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:iconpicklenana:
PickleNana Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
this is just creeptastic.
major props to you for cosplaying as him :D
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:iconand-babel-fell:
and-babel-fell Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Good lord that's terrifying in real life...just as it should be. VERY awesome D:
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Poltergeist0001 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Very nice
yes Igor is lovely
I love him more than Elizabeth(lol)
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Literary-Boy Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Student General Artist
*-* No..no words..NO WORDS.
This is the greatest thing I have seen all night. I adore Persona so much, and have been waiting to see someone cosplay Igor and my god...I don't think anyone except an actual balding creepy pointed ear old man with a lecture smile could top you on this. Truly, truly amazing.
:iconigorplz:
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phantasiagirl Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
O-Oh my god. This is possibly the first Igor cosplay I have ever seen and you ROCK it. Holy crap.

I wonder how many Velvet Room attendants would flock to you at a Persona gathering at a con...? 8D
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Josh42 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
I will officially have nightmares now XD
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hollysutterlin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
it really good but the nose got be bigger and i want to know where did you get the cards?
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:iconfokushii:
fokushii Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Haha, thanks! I made a few sketchy attempts to make the nose bigger but it looked a bit too fake and I don't think gravity would have liked it too much. And I just printed the cards (you used to be able to find them on dokuganryu.com but now that that site's gone, I have no idea where to find them) and laminated them. Piece of cake!
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hollysutterlin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
cool thanks for tell me
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:iconthelackofabettername:
So cool, but creepy. Igor wins, but win epically.
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:iconnsomniacartist:
NsomniacArtist Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
EPIC XD
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:iconkiki-akuma:
Kiki-Akuma Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations, you have now won the whole Internet.
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:icondodomir23:
dodomir23 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NEEDS
BIGER
NOSE
:iconigorplz:
LOL
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dodomir23 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*bigger
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:iconfokushii:
fokushii Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Ha, like I told one commenter already, I tried. Really. But reality and gravity were against me. Maybe we could agree that Igor felt the pressure of the modern beauty-obsessed society and got a nose job.
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