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