Lunar Li Ming
Lunar Li Ming was released early 2017 as part of Li Ming’s (Heroes of the Storm) Lunar New Year skin! The moment I saw these gold trims — I really wanted to cosplay this character. This project was primarily a sewn cosplay project, and this also served as a new challenging opportunity to tackle some new techniques!
Some of my new accomplishments with this costume include:
- Most comfortable Blizzard costume to date (besides Symmetra)
- Incorporating more embroidery into the details
- Getting the dress petals to stabilize and stand up with the use of picture frame wires
First debut: Blizzcon 2017
Time Spent: 7 months
I thank the following:
- Wisperia Wigshop – Styled my wig
- Participated in the annual Blizzcon 2017 Costume Contest
- Interviewed with Jackie Craft Cosplay for the Blizzcon 2017 Virtual Ticket content
- Featured in the Orange County Register Newspaper
- Performed on stage with MUSE at the Blizzcon 2017 Closing Ceremony
Want to make your own Lunar Li Ming cosplay?
Click on the links below for patterns!
Making of Video
Blizzcon 2017 Costume Contest Entry
Blizzcon 2017 Virtual Ticket Interview with Jackie Craft
Here’s how I vectored some of the patterns for Lunar Li Ming’s dress parts!
Patterns Available for Download
Parts to her dress – FREE Patterns
All vectors done by me, if you use these free patterns, please credit / tag me back!
All patterns were tailored to my body dimensions. If you use these, you may need to make some modifications to fit your body size.
I will not be providing individual scaling assistance on free patterns. Please see this page for instructions on scaling to your size.
Cosplay PDF Patterns
This is a modified version of the original tutorial credited here:HOW TO MAKE FACE MASK WITH FILTER POCKET AND ADJUSTABLE WIRE | SEWING TUTORIALI chose this pattern because I wanted: Easy straight cuts (instead of curved) for mass production with my workflow Masks...
In this tutorial, I discuss how I attach removable wings to the body with a harness. Mercy from Overwatch has various skins where both an invisible or regular harness may need to be used to achieve that high "wing angle". For both versions of these wings, I used the...
Download the 3D Printable file here! I made this as a little tool to hold parts of common PVC pipe sizes used for cosplay from Home Depot. While not in my workshop, I needed a tangible and accurate representation of PVC pipes for 3d modeling with. At least...
Heat Transfer Vinyl serves as a great solution for creating crisp appliqué details on any project! In this tutorial, I use examples from my Zhuque Mercy project. See my other appliqué tutorials here: Using Spandex for Applique and Trims [Tutorial] Navigation: Prepare...
What if you have a pattern that was already pre-scaled, but the document paper size is too large for your printer to handle? If you do not have access to a wide format printer, this tutorial explains how to print to several pages on a home or office printer using US...
These instructions apply if you have purchased one of C'est La Sara patterns that do not need additional scaling! If the description states that the pattern is a 1:1 scale, please read these instructions carefully. This tutorial is also available in print version...