~ D.Grayman Exorcist Lanyard (3rd Uniform) ~
And I swore just in yesterday's post that I am up to no good.
Haha yep, so true! XDDD
Ta-da! The next item up on our Doujima exclusives list is the military lanyard worn on the 3rd uniform version in the popular series "D.Grayman"! Anyone excited as we are about the upcoming arc in July? DD
The husband, my god-bro and I had been planning for a D.Grayman 3rd uniform cosplay group for quite some time now, since the Hubs and I started off back in cosplay with D.Grayman's 2nd uniform versions (Crown Clown Claw Allen Walker and Jumpsuit version Miranda Lotto).
Truth to be told, I started experimenting with the making of our own group's military lanyards because no offence, I don't like those made along with ready-made 3rd uniform costumes on Taobao. Those over yellowish "gold" plastic bead chains looks real cheap and jarring against the pre-dominant ebony and ruby colour theme of the D.Grayman 3rd uniform. Not to mention, the plastic exterior gets scratched easily and comes off after awhile, revealing the ugly white plastic base underneath. The inner DGM fan in me screams, "Is the Black Order that poor to issue such...un-elegant military lanyards to the exorcists? I mean, it's only exclusive to the exorcists yes?"
So for fellow D.Grayman fans and cosplayers alike, I bring you my very own version of the Black Order exorcist only military lanyard. Or at least, what I think as befitting to exorcists risking their lives everyday on the battlefield, in order to keep mankind safe from the Akumas.
Instead of gold beads, I chose frosted acrylic beads in all shades of gold brass, rose gold and pale gold as the base for the military lanyard.
To give it an interesting setup, I had rose gold and pale rose gold acrylic beads in teardrop shapes spaced at alternate intervals on both strands.
The exorcist ruby jewel badge, on the other hand, was made with a more, unconventional method, whereby the black "E" monogram (representing that of an exorcist's identity) was hand-drawn by me with a black MUJI marker (thanks Tia! ) and then pasted over with an unfoiled oval-shaped ruby acrylic gem. "Unfoiled", in a sense whereby the aluminium backing (usually pasted behind a gem to give it more luster, shine and glitter - those are called "foiled gems" as a result) was peeled off, so that it can either be see through or pasted on a base plate so that whatever that is underneath can show through, giving it an illusion like as though it's laser-engraved onto the back of the gem.
Off the silver plated filigreed brooch plate dangles three short strands of acrylic beads in white and grey shades, punctuated with light greyish frosted beads sandwiched between silver plated floral bead caps.
Behind the brooch plate is a silver plated pin secured with black felt for that extra snag. While on the other end of the military lanyard, another silver plated pin secures both strands and is meant to be pinned underneath the epaulette portion on the D.Grayman 3rd uniform's right shoulder.
Just for Doujima, I had only 10 military lanyards made for the occasion. SGD25 each, they're available for pre-orders as well and will come in an elegant black box! I imagine that's how the Black Order would present it to all their exorcists, along with their uniforms and all!
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