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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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nyuna Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
This is brilliant, simply brilliant! XD
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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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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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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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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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Sceltie Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Super awesome! much <3
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RebelliousDante Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
So in love xD this is amazing!!!!!!
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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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theotherartist Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Okay, so I'm kinda terrified of this.
But it's AWESOME!!!
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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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