I was going to do one of those meme things where I have photos from every con I've brought him to with every variant, but I then realized I had a LOT of pictures and decided it might be something fun I can do much later when I have more free time XD
So this is the big picture. Some of my favorite photos of my Yusei cosplay, each taken almost exactly a year apart...with the exception of the 2009 photo, which was taken in the late Spring. The 2008, 2010, and 2011 photos were all taken at Animefest, which falls on Labor Day weekend each year (I didn't bring Yusei to Afest 2009 since I brought Carly for the YGO shoots).
Doesn't look all that much different when you look at it from a gradual perspective, but when I look at just the first and last pics together I can see such a huge difference. I feel very accomplished as a cosplayer and Yusei fan.
The first photo was taken by Sky Pirate at Afest 2008, and it was the second time I wore Yusei at a con.
The second photo was from a private shoot I did with
close to our college campus in Spring of 2009. I had fixed up the wig a bit at this point so it didn't look as flat and stringy.
The third photo was by
at Afest 2010. This was the first con I wore the WRGP varient to. I used some of the same kinds of materials as the original outfit, but it was upgraded with some new materials (like the vinyl) and better craftsmanship.
The last photo is the most recent, taken by
at Afest 2011. The outfit is the exact same as the year before, but this is the first time wearing my brand new wig. <3
My next goal is to remake the original longer jacket using the new techniques I've learned over the years. Not sure when it's going to happen, but I would like for it to be one of my projects in 2012.
Yugioh 5D's is (c) Kazuki Takahashi