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Yusei Cosplay Evolution by Malindachan Yusei Cosplay Evolution by Malindachan
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 :iconsaraaamarie: 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 :iconboikem: 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 :iconboikem: 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
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saga190 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
not much of a deference but still cool cosplay
StarMechanicZ1 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the newest Yusei~

Currently working on the wig now using your tutorial but you make the best Yusei I've seen

PaperclippedMime Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
What an amazing cosplay! Looks very well-made, and I am absolutely in love with your wig. If you don't mind me asking, how did you do the yellow streaks in his hair? Also, what kind of adhesive did you use for the spikes? I am looking to improve my wig styling skills, and from what I am seeing, you are a pro at this. :)

Again, great work, this is absolutely fantastic!!
nniikkiii Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Malindafan2 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're my hero, Malinda! <3 u as Yusei! Especially since ur cosplaying opposite genders! :D
Raysfirebird17 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
there all amazing but you can defently see the jump from 2008 to 2011
NaokiDatteBayo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
wow....really cool cosplay..
evolution of yusei's
hope to see episodes of yugioh 5ds..
its not available on my country...
but trying my best to follow my favourite anime....
Fayina-Kei-Sancia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
It's really amazing to see the progression and evolution of this cosplay. It displays your talents well, I admire you for it. I hope to one day have even a smidgen of your abilities from 2008, lol. :meow:
ManaDarkMagicianGirl Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
WOW The progress is cool 8D! But I also think that you looked great in all these XD cuz you're so awesome like that X)!!!!!! <3
BalletGala Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
You have always been an amazing cosplayer but over the years you have grown so much!
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