Bahamut’s 1st Birthday!

Bahamut turns 1 today.
We celebrated very appropriately: hanging out with Lady HIGH Summoner.

Last year today, after 7 months of labor, Bahamut was born early at Oz Comic Con SYDNEY 2017.

When I was chosen as national champion to represent Australia in the global championship in Chicago, I shoved him back into the womb (my living room) and kept birthing him for another 7 months. Making him a 14 month baby in total.
This project started off as my personal challenge in 2017 and became so much more.

He’s heavy. He took a long time. He’s troublesome to bring to any event. He’s larger than our house. The cats like to sleep in him so I can’t even wear him anymore without getting my lungs fucked up from allergies.

Yevon guide us through this land

But he’s been made with all of my love for Final Fantasy X, and all of my pride as a craftsmanship-focused cosplayer.

Loop
Thanks to this project, I’ve made so many great memories (and war flashbacks) with my close friends and the Australian (and hopefully global) community.

Ak Wirru

This project also ultimately help me realise what kind of cosplayer and craftsman I truly want to be.

Happy birthday my oversized dragon child.
I equally love and hate you.
You’ll always be my only oversized child because fuck making things larger than my house ever again. ❤

Learn the techniques I used to make Bahamut possible with my Project Books. Available in my store the WIRRU-MART 🤩

Cover arts for the two books!

Available in Ebook, Physical Book, or bundle of both. 

TITorial Tuesday: Using EVA foam to make BIG OL’ TITTIES

G’day Tutorial Tuesday. Today’s tutorial is about TITTIES!

Mewow!

Making curvy shapes in cosplay is always a tricky whether it’s sewing or  armour.  And boobs are like “we are entirely made of curveessss HAHA SUFFER!”. So here’s a SUPER simple tutorial, nay, TITorial on how to make a pair of BIG OL’ JUGS!!!

Big shout out to RBMFaust who’s a ‘CRY TIL DIE’ tier supporter on Patreon!

ENJOY:

Please feel free to ask any questions!

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Now go bring all the boys to the yard!

NEW BOOKS! Last day for preorders, and August Patreon rewards!!

Cover arts for the two books!

Hi Wirrudos! Today is the LAST DAY to get both my new books with the special preorder prints included!

There are two ways to get the books:.
1. Pre-order from the WIRRU-MART Shop.
2. Join on Patreon to receive both books as a part of the August rewards.

Here’s full list of August rewards:

Thank you everyone who is supporting me on Patreon and everyone who have preordered already.

Both books came out so pretty and I can’t wait to ship them out to you!

I hope they will provide some amusing and useful guidance to making major cosplay projects and using leatherwork in cosplay!

 

WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD

Here is the first, and perhaps one of my favorite solo shots, of my Field Team Leader cosplay from Monster Hunter World.

Welcome to the New World. Recruits come with me!

Costume made and worn by me.

Photo by LARK VISUALS.

This shoot was so much fun. The location was a rocky cliff by the sea and transported me straight into the world of Monster Hunter.

The full photo album of this cosplay is out now for members on Patreon.

This shot will be included in my upcoming Project Book: HUNTSMAN.

5 days left to PREORDER at the WirruMart!

Even in the toughest of trials, there is always time for a smile.

“The road to defeating Sin wasn’t always so sad”

🌸Yuna by Taffles
📸Photo by Byte Size Photography
I love this shot of us taken during our first outdoor shoot of Bahamut after coming home from C2e2 Global Championships. It was the first time I put him on since coming home, we hadn’t seen him unpacked from his bags until this moment and we were all just excited that he survived going to AND from Chicago without a scratch.
I sure made him tough, huh!

Crossing the Thunder Plains

Plain of lightning, plain of thunder. Those who cross are torn asunder. 

I’m so happy to release this first shot of Bahamut’s photoshoot. This shot will be a part of Project Book: GRAND SUMMONING (order at the Shop now).

Featuring Taffles as Yuna

Photo by Byte Size Photography

Retouching by Peck Photography

Keychains of SUFFERING

In the world of cosplay suffering…which team are you on?
My new item: Keychains of Cosplay Suffering are now available in my shop: WIRRU-MART.

$7.50 each. FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE.
Our 16 teams so far:

cosplay is love, love is suffering, therefore cosplay is suffering

They’ll also be at GAMMA.CON this weekend 

I had a really good day. So I wanted to share some of it with you.

Good evening everyone~

Just wanted to let you know that I had a really nice day today. Nothing special happened. I went to work, then karate, then came home. But I just had a really nice day and I was (and still am) in a really lovely mood and I just wanted you all to know.

I hope you are also having a lovely day. If not, I hope some of my good mood can find its way to you.

Pic unrelated. I just like this bag.

TUTORIAL TUESDAY: Freehand Patterning Chest Armour

G’day Wirrudos!!
Welcome to our first Tutorial Tuesday on the Official Home of Repeat til CRYYYYY!!!

This week’s crafty idea is how to pattern a chest plate/torso armour from scratch without any help!!!

Tip: to keep your pattern symmetrical and avoid wonky titties, draw everything on a folded piece of paper. Then you can unfold the pattern to get a symmetrical design. (I didn’t do this… so you can notice my titties are a little wonky D: D: D: )We made some man-titties/pecs with this pattern in the photos. But you can use these exact same steps to make booby plates too.
The only difference in making booby plates will be:

  • You will draw round boobies in Step 2
  • Your underboob line in Step 3 will be a tiny bit curvier
  • In Step 5 you’ll be adding more darts under that underboob line
    Comments and questions are 9000% welcome <3
    Happy crafting. Remember to CUT THE BITCHES, and most importantly, Repeat Til Cry! Now, let’s go make some freehand tittays!