replica and design
Earthy! This is one of my very favorite costumes. It is a Clow Card from the anime Card Captor Sakura. I made The Earthy and some of The Windy for Underground Cosplay's presentation at Anime Expo 2006. I used the same method for both the Earthy wig and the Windy wig, so Earthy was a breeze, comparatively. I made a base out of styrofoam that I simply caulked hair extensions on to. I then painted it the exact shade of my costume. The back and shoulder rock formations are upholstery foam covered with rock texture spray paint and more matching paint. The wig crystals are paperclay. It was a lot of work but I was pleased with the result and it wasn't terribly uncomfortable to wear. Verdict: Win!