Noki (Dogs Bullets and Carnage)

“Big bro and big sis, will you play with us?” – Luki and Noki, Dogs Bullets and Carnage

Luki and Noki

Luki on right, Noki on left

My friend and I decided that we should do a paired costume that would be fairly simple to make and fun to play with, so we decided that she would be Luki (in black) and I would be Noki (in pink) from the manga, Dogs Bullets and Carnage.  Luki and Noki are a set of twin bounty hunter that are reverse images of each other, right down to their hetero-chromatic eyes (one yellow and one black).  Luki uses a set of knives while Noki uses a machine gun.  Overall, this costume is so very fuzzy and warm!  So very comfy!  I really enjoyed making this simple, low key costume and had a blast wearing it.

Reference Picture

Reference Picture of Luki and Noki, Dogs Bullets and Carnage

Construction:

DRESS and HAT

I made a modified dress pattern for the right seam lines.  I used flannel for the pink and long, straight black faux fur for the edging.  Overall, the dress was quite simple to put together.  Additionally, I was able to incorporate pockets!

The hat was also very simple.  I just cut out two identical rectangles and then cut a split up the middle for the two “ears”.

GUN

The gun was mostly made of foam core, clay, and toilet paper rolls.  I carved out the form I needed and then applied many coats of modge podge over the clay that helped to form the raised details.  I still had issues with cracking, though.  Overall, though, the gun came out quite nicely.  It was fairly light and fit inside my sleeve.

OTHER

The tights were originally plain hot pink.  I then painted black stripes on them with Acrylic paint while I wore them.  The shoes were made by forming a boot cover over base shoes.  The shoes are probably the part that I would like to redo the most at this point in time.  The wig was found by my costuming partner on Ebay.  We also purchased a set of yellow and black contacts and then split them between us.

Events and Publications:

Worn on October 16th at New York Comic Con 2011

Worn on March 4th at Genericon 2012

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