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Vaati concept design-cosplay layout/tutorial tips by pikminAAA Vaati concept design-cosplay layout/tutorial tips by pikminAAA
PLEASE READ!!!!

This is for a contest that one of my friends are holding. To come up with your own design for Vaati. Now I still wanted to keep it as close to his wind mage form as possible but I suppose change things up a bit. Such as the darker colors fit him well, and in my opinion just look more realistic then bright flashy colors in a game or anime. I also wanted to kind of contribute his other forms he has into this. I gave him more eyeballs and small amounts of armor such as on his shoulders like in his rebirth or sorcerer form in Zelda Minish Cap.

So I know I've done a character layout before but didn't nearly go into this much detail, reason being is simply because this is an actuel cosplay design. Meaning is has to be possible. And though I originally went to just say notes I kind of accidentlly made a messy tutorial. feel free to NOT use my notes or suggestions. I do have experience with making plushies and some costumes and stuff so I am very sure that this is possible to make. and again feel free to NOT use my notes, this is just how I simply would go about doing things, and I would probably make some agustments along the way.

Sorry for Spelling, or of you can't read my horrible hand writing. it's so hard to write on a tablet, and no I don't know why I didn't type it out instead. :V if you have any questions on either what I said, or if you want me to re explain something to be more clear feel free to ask me in the comments.

ALSO cosplayer can use this, after all it is on the internet and I can't stop you wither way. lol So it's not just for the contest I'm entering, it is open to everyone. :> I may make this to go to comicon as in a few years or next year or something. :>

Concept design based on Vaati, and drawing (c) Me
Vaati: (c) Nintendo
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:iconheliophobiant:
Heliophobiant Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your designs are so beautiful would you mind if i use it to make my vaati cosplay?
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:iconpikminaaa:
pikminAAA Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014   General Artist
not at all hahah XD I even said in the description that it's totally free for anyone to use :> I would love to see the final thing though! if you could send me a link when it's done ? and link this picture in the artist description would be awesome! :>
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nightfury1231 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
May I please use this as a reference for a drawing I'm doing? I'll link back to this work and send you a link as well ^-^
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:iconpikminaaa:
pikminAAA Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014   General Artist
yes that is totally fine :> 
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:iconnightfury1231:
nightfury1231 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Thank you very much! 
(to be honest, I don't know if I'll post my work because I have no idea if it will turn out right. But I hope it does!)
Have an absolutely wonderful day :33
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pikminAAA Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014   General Artist
awwww that is sad though lol I'd love to see it XD you should :> 

and you too :D 
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nightfury1231 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Thank you, and I'll upload it sometime around the weekend :D I'll send you a link too! 
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pikminAAA Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014   General Artist
ok cool :>

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LAdolphingirl Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, pointy rings that will sure hurt someones face if he punches them...huh? Oh, and I like what he says at the top, "No Shadow. you cannot put a bomb in Ganondorf's room." It's priceless I tell 'ya!
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pikminAAA Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013   General Artist
haha I guess? XD

and hahah thanks XD yeah it's apart of a huge inside joke that me and my friends have XD lol glad you like the little comment thing that Vaati says to little Shadow Link. 
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LAdolphingirl Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, it's so funny, though. I Lol'd allot! and yes, it is priceless. Funny jokes are hard to find in my household. you know?
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pikminAAA Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013   General Artist
lol well I'm glad you found it funny hahah XD 

and I guess? XD lol I wouldn't know being as I don't live there hahaha but I'm glad I can fill in a joke for you ^_^
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LAdolphingirl Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Right, :D thanks!
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sarielv Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Now this is some impressive design work....
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:iconpikminaaa:
pikminAAA Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013   General Artist
thank you?
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tweedlebug123 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Also as for the top panel all I can think is= Shadow: Awwww why noooot :iconlazycryplz: *thinks to self: Okay, I'll just put it in Gannon's bathroom >D*
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pikminAAA Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013   General Artist
hahahaha yeah XD That is awesome XD ahaha so cute XD little Shadow Link and his master :iconpervyshadowplz:
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tweedlebug123 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student General Artist
better than the original design if you ask me~ (And that's saying something since I love the original design~ (as you can tell by my current icon :iconpokerfaceplz:)
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pikminAAA Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013   General Artist
lol awww thank you XD Well I mean I based it basically on the original design and with some features of his Rath form or rebirth form. but thank yu so very much :D
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Naomi-sama4242564 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
oh god... I must go through my sewing and drawing classes all over again ^^
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pikminAAA Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013   General Artist
hhahahaa awww thanks >< Yay inspiration!!!
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TimmCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Just saying, no commitments, but if I do make a Vaati cosplay ever, I will base it of this design. For it is awesome.
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pikminAAA Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012   General Artist
:V V: :V V: :V V: :V: :V:::V:V:V::V:V::V::V:V::V

WITH HOW INCREDIBLE YOUR COSPLAYS ARE!!!!! I WOULD BE MOST HONORED!!!!
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TimmCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
And I am honoured right now by you saying my cosplays are incredible! Srsly. Thanks. :D
But I have at least two cosplays I'm going to do for sure in the near future, so I'll see if I can do it. It would be about 10 months before I announce working on this cosplay if I do.
But I love this because it explains almost exactly how to make it, unlike all my other costumes where I must plan everything out (which is half the fun, don't get me wrong). But trying something different like this would be neat, too. ^_^ Also it is badass, so many more "dark lord" vibes coming from this outfit than his original.
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pikminAAA Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   General Artist
awww well your welcome then. >< And they really are amazing, truly. :D And yeah I totally understand that. :D
Oh and thank you and yourwelcome. and feel free to NOT use my advice, I mean I have made costumes before and know how to sew and stuff but, I'm not entirelly sure if everything works. But i'm pretty sure it does. But when I come up with instructions in my head on how to do things, sometimes I need to make agustments along the way so just a little heads up. :D Oh and, I would imagine the armor be made with fiber glass BUUTTT yeah there's no instruction on fiberglass because I've never used it before and therefore can't say how to make it. 8T And to attach isn't too hard at all, just make sure you leave little internal loops or someway to sew or attack it to the BLUE part of the cape. annddd oh then of course Resic for the gems and stuff. but yeah

If there's anything you want me to explain better or type out because of my crushed hand writing feel free to ask. :D

Lol thank you so very much XD thank you thank you thank you. :>

I think If I were ever to make a cosplay, iwould want to be Toph, a mini genderbend Meidc from TF2 (cuz i love him and he plays the violin like me, so I can totally play it at a con and be all cool like lol) or be this version of Vaati. And then me and my little mini Vaati plushie (he's actually not that small he's like... I think he's 13.2 inches. Then Ghirahim is 15.3 inches) WOULD RULE THE CON MUAHAHAHAHA!!!!
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TimmCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I think I will use most of your advice, although from staring at this for an hour I've changed some details to make it easier for me to make. For some examples, I was thinking of making the armour entirely separate from the cape, instead making it so the corners of it have little pivots that attach to the chest eye and anther piece on the back which would be obscured behind the hair. This way it would still be flexible for moving my arms and such. Plus attaching large, solid things to fabric is something I really stress about doing, as for some reason it appears to be a weakness for me. It just makes me want to stay away from it. And for the boots, I was thinking of buying short ones, then adding some vinyl to it like in this tutorial:[link] This way I could have a set of black boots that I could customize for any cosplay involving them. The two future cosplays I mentioned previously actually involve black boots, so it would be great not to buy new shoes for each one of them XD

For the armour I'm not sure what materials to use. Like you, I have no experience with fibreglass, so I probably won't use that. I was thinking of using paper mache, smoothed down with sandpaper, but it's not a very durable construction, not to mention the fact that it would fall apart instantly in the rain. I've heard there's this plastic sheeting called Wonderflex, which under moderate heat can be moulded. However, it's a little expensive. And yeah, I have leftover resin from my Ghirahim cosplay for the gems. ^_^

Toph is awesome, the Medic is too. And with the Vaati plushie, you're sure to woo!
sorry I was in a rhyming mood. :P
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pikminAAA Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   General Artist
Well lol it's ok if you don't :D And thank you. :D And whoa didn't even think of that! That's genius! saves money and everything :D I will totally consider that if I ever make cosplays in the future. especially being as Medic and Vaati (or at least my design) both have black boots. :> So thanks for telling me that. :D

Yeah I can see that. :> Hey what ever works right? :D With me, if I do ever make this cosplay outfit, I have a friend named Junior who is like an expert with that stuff. I've heard it's pretty messy but yeah man, I have resorces muahahahaaa!!! <am I still need to get Gems for my Ghirahim plushie. :T And YES i am still working on that. I just haven't been able too cuz I've been so busy. :< that little plushie will come up one day though IT WILL

now that I'm thinking of Cosplay and Ghirahim and crap. (LOOK WHAT YOU DID) I did always think it would be pretty cool to dress up as a little gender bend version of Ghirahim. (never could i ever pull off his real self) be a little Debbie or something lol And recreate the design ccuuzz.... no offense Ghira but I don't really want to dress like a slut. l:V but idk. And being a girl, you can do all sorts of things with his outfit but yeah lol idk XD Then of course I would have a little mini Ghira with me as well, just as I would with being Vaati lolol

hahaha that's awesome. XD nice Rhyming man. XD
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TimmCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
No problem, I actually thought of it because of this. XD

I see, cool. And I understand! I've been really busy myself lately. I can't wait to see it. Plushplushplushplushplush...

(Lol it's in my name :P) And that's a good idea. I haven't actually seen any genderbend cosplays of Ghirahim (even though I've seen lotsa girls dress up as him) So it would be neat. :nod:

Tyty XD
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pikminAAA Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   General Artist
Oh really??? lol cool XD Well if or when you ever do start to make this Vaati out fit, please tell me :D Even if it's in like 2 years. :D

lol Yeah Like I jave to leave in like... 2 hours because I have this Orchestra COncert at the center of the arts. Oh man, I think that's the like... 4th no 5 (I didn't go to one :V) Gig thing I've had to do regarding my string instrument in 2 weeks. (that's a lot) And it's gonna get more because of the Christmas season. But Yeah I've been really busy. Also with Writing, Like I have another major writing assignment due on Friday in my Creative Writing Class AAHHH mrr... Oh well though. :> Now that I'm thinking about my plushie I want to work on him, but I don't think i'll be able too unril next week. I want to do a photo shoot of him how he is now hahaha with no clothes on hahah just for kicks and giggles I suppose. HA I can see Tumblr eat that up like no other lol

Yeah I know right. :V i'm suprised because so many girls ((try)) and dress up like him. Most of them make me cringe. :T but I've seen this one that, I swear to you, Was just freaking incredible, and it was a chick, Idk how she did it but she did it! And besides, Cosplaying is more just to have fun, not to dress up like them right? so haha I need to be more nicer XD But yeah I would think a Gender bend would be cool, especially that I'm short, lolol and he's kinda freakishly tall so I'd be kinda like an opposite in a way lolol but idk, It would be fun to come up with designs. :>
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fleetfleets Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
ahahaha I like his comments/expressions in the middle XD
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:iconpikminaaa:
pikminAAA Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   General Artist
hahahahaha XD Thank you XD

Oh Vaati you are just amazing. ><
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:iconkattaxgirl:
KattaxGirl Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Good Lord Ghirahim This is Sweet! It is Friggin' AWESOME!!
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pikminAAA Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012   General Artist
lolol thanks XD

At first I thought you were saying, oh good, Lord Ghirahim, not Oh Good lord Ghirahim. And I got confused at first hahahaha >< but I got it. lol derp derp. XP
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KattaxGirl Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, i know it can be confusing. I just can't keep myself from saying it.
It's sorta become my way of saying "Oh my God" =w=
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pikminAAA Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   General Artist
Yeah like, oh dear Lord, but Oh Dear Lord Ghirahim hahaha XD

classic. :>
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KattaxGirl Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yesh indeed (/ =3= )/
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MissPeridot Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh, your redesign of him blows mine totally out of the water! I love the shoulder armor and details on the boots especially. ^v^ Ah, man, and the gloves just look KILLER! Ahh, I hope someone does a cosplay of your design, it is just purely brill! :love:
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pikminAAA Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012   General Artist
Why thank you OH SO VERY MUCH ><
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:iconmissperidot:
MissPeridot Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome! :D Your art is sooo cool! I always get really inspired from it! ^v^
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:iconpikminaaa:
pikminAAA Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012   General Artist
thank you very muucchhh ^o^ ~~~
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torakoh Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If I ever learn how to sew I will totally make this. The design is wonderful! All those details, I especially love the idea with the additional eyeballs. Oh and the cape and shoulder armor.
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pikminAAA Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   General Artist
why thank you thank you thank you. :D
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torakoh Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are veeeery welcome :)
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Shya-kitty Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy Crap!! You are amazing!!!
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pikminAAA Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   General Artist
lololol XD XD XD Awwww thanks. >////<
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:iconaticum:
Aticum Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, this is cool O:
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:iconpikminaaa:
pikminAAA Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   General Artist
thanks. :>
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Aticum Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Welcome ^w^
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hanazaki462anime Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY CRAP THIS IS AWESOME!!!
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pikminAAA Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012   General Artist
Lol wow thanks. XD
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