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Q-Bee: Darkstalkers by Hopie-chan Q-Bee: Darkstalkers by Hopie-chan
"Your soul looks tasty!"

YAY! I got some San Japan photos back so I can show you guys the costume that I slaved away on! Here's my Q-Bee cosplay from the video game, Darkstalkers!

I chose to do Q-Bee for a number of reasons. I looove her design (just look at that hair!), and her adorable yet creepy look and personality was really interesting to me! Also the fact I'ver worked with scleras for modeling but never for cosplay sealed the deal! My friend Chels put together a group and it was finally time to do the Queen Bee herself!

The wig was a Jareth Long from Arda Wigs that I styled into that crazy updo... DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND START WITH AN ALREADY PIGTAIL WIG! Trust me, it will save you some grief in the long run lol! There is NO foamcore or anything in the wig, it's all just teased and heat-trained into place! The purple fabric is metallic spandex and the yellow is stretch velvet! The wings are made from a wire base and covered in a pretty gold sheer fabric, then fabric painted to give the "insect wing" lines! The bee-butt (which you can't see from this photo) is made from foam and covered in fabric. The antenna are Sculpy! I had a lot of fun and learned a lot making this costume, I plan on wearing her for many cons to come! BUZZ BUZZZZZ

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:iconharuhitakanashi:
HaruhiTakanashi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Artist
OMG so cute *---------*
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:icontheeyzmaster:
theEyZmaster Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
:love:
Wonderful work!
Really impressive cosplay!
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:iconcaim-the-order:
Caim-The-Order Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
WOW O..O that some badass cosplay!! your soo amazing!!! :love:!! now i miss playing darkstalker! O o O!! :love:
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:iconhopie-chan:
Hopie-chan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Thank you! :D Go play it! Hehe~
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:iconcaim-the-order:
Caim-The-Order Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Bounce I shall!!! Bounce 
your such an inspiration! 
Emoji06 
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:iconsupersonic096:
SuperSonic096 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
DEAR GOD THOSE EYES OH MY GOD SO SCARY ARRRGH! :iconscaredplz:
*hides* I think that was intentional though (human bees...I don't like bees...no offense) and I'm trying to resist making bee-related puns.
.....Nope.  Not gonna make any puns.
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:iconhopie-chan:
Hopie-chan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Yeah, her "human" eyes are fake... the real ones are there on the wig. She's an awesome character.
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:iconsupersonic096:
SuperSonic096 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Why is it that I have no idea about the stuff you cosplay?!  I'm starting to feel bad about it!  Wait.  Don't answer that question.  Your sister doesn't like it when I ask too many questions.  Let me just say you're great at cosplaying and I'll just leave it at that.
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:iconhopie-chan:
Hopie-chan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Well you don't need to say if you know the characters/show/game or not, it's okay if you don't.
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:iconsupersonic096:
SuperSonic096 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I still feel bad about it.  Whatever, I better not waste any more of your time.
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:iconrojozorra:
Rojozorra Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So well done, And clever and awesome! (spandex scares meeee)
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:iconhopie-chan:
Hopie-chan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Thank you! Don't let it scare you, it's actually really awesome to work with once you know how to sew stretch fabrics!
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:iconrojozorra:
Rojozorra Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have to venture into it someday, :D for now I'll stick to things that avoid stretchy. Layers are fun right?
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:icondomjiji:
Domjiji Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love your Queen Bee! Wish I could have gone to SJ and see it!
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:iconhopie-chan:
Hopie-chan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Thanks girl! I'll definitely wear her to more cons next year! :)
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:iconwitheringheart:
WitheringHeart Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
and that would be during the cosplay contest!
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:iconwitheringheart:
WitheringHeart Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Omg, if ur the Queen Bee i think u are who hurt their ankle, then Im the Ventus that asked u if u were okay :D
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:iconhopie-chan:
Hopie-chan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Ooooh lord lol! I try to forget that moment, so embarrassing! I had like 100 people on me asking if I was okay lol! I was actually on the ground for so long only because I was trying to put my pinky-toe back into my shoe lol! I wasn't hurt so I felt bad everyone was freaking out! But thank you lol!!
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:iconwitheringheart:
WitheringHeart Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
That's a satisfying relief. I love your costume by the way. It's so clean :D
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:iconnekomatalee:
nekomatalee Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Ahhh this is such a great cosplay! I absolutely love that shade of purple. And that wig is crazy awesome! I know those feels tho because I bought the same wig in the same colour to style for Zelgadis from Slayers and it is giving me such a hard time. If only they carried a magnum or magnum long in that colour!
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:iconhopie-chan:
Hopie-chan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Thank you!! I unfortunately WANTED to use this wig at first haha! So it was my own fault, I should have just done a chibi and custom dyed it... but now looking back on it, I'm happy with what mine looks like and may have not been able to do the same thing! So... good and bad :P The color is gorgeous though, huh! :) A Magnum Long definitely would have been great for Zelgadis!
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:iconrobinsu:
Robinsu Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Nice Q-Bee Cosplay!
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:iconhopie-chan:
Hopie-chan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Thank you! :)
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:iconrobinsu:
Robinsu Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
You are Welcome!
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:iconharleythesirenxoxo:
HarleyTheSirenxoxo Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazin' detail and wig work, Hope Baybee! :squee: Ya' look bee-witching. :giggle:  - Harl (Victoria) xoxo :iconharleyquinnlaplz:
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:iconhopie-chan:
Hopie-chan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
thank you HONEY! <3
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:iconmangamad:
Mangamad Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O,O!< *Hold up a jar of honey*
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:iconhopie-chan:
Hopie-chan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Yummy!!
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:iconmangamad:
Mangamad Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Manga hugs Bee and not get stun. You get yummy honey. ^_^
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:iconbrazance:
brazance Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student
great costume the yellow on purple gives a hypnotic effect my eyes cant look away sorry  Clap   
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:iconhopie-chan:
Hopie-chan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Oopsies! :P
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:iconbrazance:
brazance Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student
Queen Bee 
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:iconsalamanderflame:
salamanderFLAME Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Q-Tee~:iconchuplz: (cutie)
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:iconhopie-chan:
Hopie-chan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Thank you! :)
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:iconlipucd:
lipucd Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Oh jeeze~! =D I am SOO happy there is a ton of Q-bee cosplayers coming out of the woodworks recently. You will not GRASP how underloved she was 10...heck, even 5 years ago! It's pretty nice to at last seeing a nice amount of people go "Oh, hey, there's Darkstalkers PAST Morrigan and Felicia?!". =3=
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:iconhopie-chan:
Hopie-chan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Are there a ton? lol! I know of some from a few years ago, and Heza-chan recently-- don't know of any others! But yeah, she's an awesome character for sure!
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:iconpancake-mix:
Pancake-mix Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
dis photo is BEEutiful :heart:
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:iconhopie-chan:
Hopie-chan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
aw HONEY <3
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:iconmatiassoto:
MatiasSoto Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice! Great Cosplay from QBee ! :D
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:iconhopie-chan:
Hopie-chan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Thank you very much!
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:iconmatiassoto:
MatiasSoto Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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:iconthatuliel:
ThatUliel Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh God! i love you <3
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:iconhopie-chan:
Hopie-chan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Here's a kiss for you, my love! 
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:iconlemiles13:
LeMiles13 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I didn't see you at San Japan! D:
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:iconhopie-chan:
Hopie-chan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
I'm sorry, I was definitely there! :P
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:iconlemiles13:
LeMiles13 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I would have taken a pic of you and hugged you!
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:iconhopie-chan:
Hopie-chan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Awh! Next time! :P
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:iconlemiles13:
LeMiles13 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Next year on San Japan!!!
Will it be this cosplay I look for?
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:iconhopie-chan:
Hopie-chan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Oh man, I have no idea! That's a whole year away, who knows what I'll bring. :P
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:iconlemiles13:
LeMiles13 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Be sure to let me know! I need to give a good cosplayer a big hug!
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