Princess Mononoke

Project Features:

  • Handcrafted Accessories

    • Mask (Styrofoam, Clay, Paint)​

    • Tooth Necklace & Beads (Polymer Clay)

    • Faux Pearl Head & Arm Bands (Leather, Plastic, Polymer Clay)

  • Handcrafted Costume Pieces

    • Wolf Hood with Ears

    • Modified Dress & Apron​

  • Makeup Art

I’ve been wanting to cosplay San from Princess Mononoke for SO long and decided two weeks before Comic Con that it should be “easy enough” to pull off. She looks simple, but woof, there were a LOT of pieces that put her together! The mask on its own took 4 days to make and the fact that I don’t know how to sew didn’t really help. The night before the con, I had SO much still to do. Thank goodness for Megan Bliven Creative who let me use her sewing machine and gave me a crash course in how to sew. I finally got over my fear of sewing machines (yes, I’m serious) and this wolf hood is the first thing I’ve ever sewn in my life. I am thrilled with how it came out and can't wait to get my hands on my own sewing machine so I can continue learning this incredible skill that will take my costumes to the next level.

 

Then there was my friend, Emily, who swooped in that night and stayed up with me until 4AM to finish everything. I am so grateful for my community of fabulously creative people! I seriously would not have been able to go to Comic Con with this character if it weren’t for these incredible ladies.

San's mask may look heavy, but it is actually a styrofoam base and a thin layer of air-dry clay. Take a peek at the project gallery for some progress steps if you're curious about what it took to make this bad boy. This was my first time working with air dry clay and I am in LOVE with this medium! I'm already working on my next piece with it.

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