Hua Po is a demon from the Shin Megami Tensei series. She’s featured in several of the games and probably is one of my favorite demons, even though you get her during the lower levels. Her outfit basically breaks down into the suit, shoes and wings.
The designs on the sleeves were done with fabric paint, for this I used Tulip Fabric Paint. I ended up drawing the design on the sleeve and then painting over it. The best way of doing that was taping the fabric down before sewing it (other then hemming the edges) and just painting on directly. Once it dried I attached the sleeves to the suit. When you’re working with the fabric paint make sure you use several layers to get an even coat.
The facepaint was done with Ben Nye face makeup. The make up itself wasn’t too difficult of a process, it just involved layering the color on my face. The details were done with black and white eyeliner. I kept the makeup on my sealing it with the Ben Nye Sealer and powder. The powder kept my face from looking shiny, while the sealant kept the pant from rubbing off.
The shoes were worked off a base of an old pair of flat shoes that I never really wore. I just took yellow fabric and covered it over the shoe, gluing it down with hot glue. I probably wouldn’t recommend that for any long term solution, but it worked really well for my wear at the con, since I didn’t wear the costume for a long period of time.
And last but not least the small clips on my head were just make with sculpey and attached on a small hair clip. They’re fairly small and light so I didn’t really have to worry about them breaking or anything.
And last but not least is the final shots of the finished costume! Hopefully I’ll be able to get nicer shots in the future!