Well, this post has been way overdue since I announced that I will be done writing by the end of last week. For the constant readers out there I apologize for the delay. Just wanted to make sure I had everything in place for the photoshoot since as some may know, I am a huge fan of Madoka Magica, especially Homura. Love her character design, personality, voice actress and her battle scenes (｀・ω・´). Hommando!!!😄
The Akemi Homura cosplay clothing you’ll see in the following pictures was bought from one of the dealers in the Wonder Festival Summer 2011 that took place two Sundays ago. There were 2 dealers selling Puella Magi (Madoka, Homura, Mami…etc) cosplay clothing for DDs, one thｅｍ ｗａｓ around 15000 yen and the other 25000 yen. At first glance the first dealer’s price was attractive and the clothing they sold seemed better in terms of color replication but after some consideration, I went with the second dealer’s expensive one. Experience in shopping for doll clothing at YJA and elsewhere has taught me that in most cases, the more you pay the better you get^^;
Anyways, without further ado, I give you Puella Magi☆Homura Magica~
Actually, it took me a while to come up with the title for this post and thought of going with “Puella Magi☆Sora Magica in respect to my Aura Magica post but since this Sora here doesn’t carry a trace of Sora-ness, I figured going with this title. Combining names didn’t work out either (Hosomura….Hosora..Somura…).
To my surprise, Homura’s soul gem was also included in the cosplay set. Didn’t want to have it permanently on one hand so I just attached it with the tape you use to hold wigs in their place. Works like a charm ;3
The shield unfortunately was a garage kit and not assembled nor painted so I had to spend quite a lot of time tinkering and brushing. Not the skillful type when it comes to models.
From what I heard, Urobuchi only meant Homura to store things that could fit inside her shield but upon making the Walpurgis battle the other staff kinda went overboard and made her summon all sorts of artillery^^;
I think most of you are familiar with the handgun from the “School Girl Sora” post back in April. Not appropriate for Homura since her gun in Madoka Magica was what I think was a Desert Eagle? Correct me if I’m wrong^^;
Most notable I think is the cocking action you can do in the lever you see here. It’s kinda hard to tell from the photos but you can pull the lever back and retract it by pressing the trigger. Neat stuff :3
Sora/Homura: I’m tired. Mind if I take a break?
Sora/Homura: Have you been peeping photos like this from the beginning?^^
Sora/Homura: uh huh, keep on going…(clicks)