So, been a while am I right? Damn. Like a few years actually since i've actually been on this to like ... post something.
Anime North 2015 is coming up soon, and I have a few ideas for stuff that I want to do. Something I've always wanted to do was ccosplay Yoruichi, it's literally been a goal of mine for a few years now. And I think I might finally have the chance to do that this year! (Or even if not this year then like next year or something idk, basically I finally have the chance to do it and I'm super excited about it!) For the past few years I've thought about cosplaying Yoruichi in her default outfit, (thumb below), but then I thought ..... hey, why not get a little funky with it?
Recently I've been playing Dishonored, and by recently I mean for the past like 4 months because that game has literally taken over my life. This game is very victorian-era, steampunk, cool looking y'know? And because i've been playing/obsessing about it so much recetnyl I was really influenced by it in thinking that I could maybe incorporate a bit of that into my cosplay. Also I've been playing AC Liberation (sparingly, because i'm way too obsessed with Dishonored right now to play anything else lol) and it's has a lot of Victorian elements in that as well so that was also a pretty major influence.
Really though I think one of the biggest driving forces for me had to be just steampunk, the genre, in general. it's so badass looking, and I thought, "hey, steampunk is badass. Yoruichi is badass. This just makes sense." Also because I've been googling the hell out of this, and I haven't been able to find any Yoruichi Steampunk cosplays, which is a shame because I think the two would go together really well. Not saying that there aren't any out there, but i just haven't seen any.
I'm really freaking excited for this costume, honestly! So far I have ordered the wig; I need to buy boots, gloves, the corset, and any other accessories -- i'm not sure which ones I want right now, like which ones would really suit Yoruichi y'know? I'm thinking the goggles bc that's a pretty large part of the whole steampunk thing, and they look really cool so that's something :3 I dunno haha I'm just so excited and happy right now!