Shizuka From Durarara
Photoshoot: Myself and my roommate *alcblueyes and my wife *Antiquity-Dreams decided to do a quick shoot in order to capture the work that went into this particular costume. Shizuka is basically the gender bent version of Shizuo from Durarara. It was sweltering in this outfit, so by the time I stripped out of it I was soaked. It was worth it though because if I hadn't gotten into it I would not have had any pictures of it to speak of.
Costume: I made the vest, completely by hand, emulating a pattern I already owned. Out of material from the fashion district. The reason why this does not resemble Shizuo in the least for the most part is because I was basing my outfit off of a fanart. Unfortunately for me this was so long ago I now cannot find said fanart, and am just OTL for the moment. Regardless, I liked the look of all leather and went for it. I did not make the undershirt (why would I? lol) The glasses, or the pants. I bought all of the above. Everything emulates the art piece I cannot find ><!
Unfortunately even though my wife cosplayed as the genderbend version of Izaya, we didn't have the black wig in order to do a pairing shoot, so Shizuka is all you get.
Genderbends: If you don't like the idea of Shizuo being female that is fine, my commentary is open to all of your rage, I don't really care or even mind. -Shrugs.- Lol.
As the photographer. (She got her feet dirty!)