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MLP Spike Cosplay by M-Hydra MLP Spike Cosplay by M-Hydra
So I often make new designs for costume parts and accessories. I find the problem solving part in the cosplay design process keeps my mind in a good shape and lets me experiment with new ways to approach the craft.

After doing Vaporeon Gijinka, I wondered the possiblity of making ear covers that are not attached to wire headbands so it can match with the ears better.

Following research and consideration, I decided on a hook/loop style ear cover (inspired by the hook/loop earphones).

This is version #1, but I hope with every new project, i will find a way to perfect this.

The first subject for this new ear cover? MLP:FiM's Spike~!!!

I had a friend of mine model this for me.

What do you think?
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BubblyBlackbird Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the costume design! Not to mention...your friend is quite good looking~ ^w^
dragoncommander Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
umm...just to ask, how did you managed to put the headspikes, can you do a tutorial?
M-Hydra Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm not much for tutorials per se, but I do share my development journal.

For the MLP Spike ear-cover and head spike, I have this album on my FB page ([link])

Basically, after the metal headband was removed, I inserted some steel wires and made some loop-end prongs to act as stablizer, then I sewed it onto the wig, making sure to carefully blend it in as I style the wig so the head spike looked like it was growing out of the head naturally.
choco-latte-squirrel Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very nice. :)
thatasianperson Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! We took some great photos with him at the park near Unplugged! By the way! :D
M-Hydra Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
OOoooo~!!! Have the photographer contacted you yet? My friend Kyle would love to get copies of the photos from the photoshoot.
thatasianperson Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, they added one another on facebook~
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