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Ace Attorney: Mia Fey Magatama by Elysium-Sans Ace Attorney: Mia Fey Magatama by Elysium-Sans
These are resin cast magatama, fashioned after the Ace Attorney artworks. I created the master cast some two years ago (I was learning how to use polyester resin!) and ended up with three of 'em, but ultimately chose the middle for my Mia cosplay which I debuted @ AX 2011.

They're custom dyed, wet sanded to perfection, and resurfaced using a special clear resin spray. The first two have a pearlescent quality which I love! Since they're resin and not cheap sculpy, they're going to last much longer. :3 For serious, these are hard like rocks. xD;

*Note* I am no longer taking commissions on these, very sorry!
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KaeporaGaebora3 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
I just finished Ace Attorney and OH MAN I LOVE THIS SERIES. Phoenix is my spiritual brother or something I just can't. And Mia's so cool! I accidentally bought the third game instead of the second so while I wait to get the second, I'm reading the manga book I found for it. xD
Elysium-Sans Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yaaaay! I'm so happy you took up the series and played! I can't wait to get my hands on the newer games, but alas, don't have a 3DS at the moment so that be a while. xD
KaeporaGaebora3 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
I just got the second one so I'm ready to play through it! And get a 3DS sometime in the summer. Super Smash Bros comes out then. ^^
jactinglim Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'd love to buy one of them if you still have any on hand :D
Kila1236 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Don't worry about it! :D

That's no problem, I understand how tight money can be xD Thanks for replying!

Could you notify me if you do ever start making some of these again? Thanks again! ^^
Elysium-Sans Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for understanding! xD; It is difficult having a rather expensive hobby (cosplay), and also to be a student.

And yes, I shall let you know when I start making them again! <3 Take care! ^^
Kila1236 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Hi... I messaged you a while ago about these but you never really got back to me. I was wondering... are you still doing comissions? I'd still really love one.
From your previous comments I assume that you are no longer doing them...? Anyway, I'd love to know. Thanks!
Elysium-Sans Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Eeek! I don't understand why I'm missing some of these messages lately? I apologize for that!

I can't afford to go back into production for these right at the moment, because I ran out of basic supplies that total $70 or so. xD; I would love to make you one right now if I could. :<
cstarry7 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait, how did you make the mold for these?
Elysium-Sans Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I made a silicone master mold for this, so that I could make multiple casts. It wasn't too hard, but my positive magatama that I made had to perfect before I did this so... it still took some time. :3
cstarry7 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's crazy. I...I don't even know how to begin doing that. I started working with with resin recently, so I'm nowhere near as skilled as you :P Did you ever do commissions of these? How did you color them so nicely too? :)
Elysium-Sans Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
These were my first go at resin, so don't feel intimidated! I'm sure you could do it. :3!

I did do commissions on these a while ago, but ran out of materials to cast. ;~; I still have an extra magatama on hand though. (The more clear-ish purple one to the right)

I used powder pigments on the pearlescent magatama. You can get them at Dick Blick for about $3 a piece? I just mixed a bunch of plain pearl with a bit of purple, and it came out pretty nice...sort of bloom-ish? :3 The far right was just done with a transparent custom dye, and a little bit of pearl pigment.
cstarry7 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Seriously? Gees, you're good!!! See, I know I asked this already - but how did you make the mold for these again? Only things I've done resin for were flat on one side (mainly gems and stuff, I had to use resin for the first time for my Zelda cosplay) Hahaha, I feel rather inexperienced when it comes to all the cosplay stuff - it's hard, too, to experiment, as I'm afraid to waste anything as I buy, because I'm low on money due to school.

Oh really? I'd be interested in simply buying it off of you - unless maybe you can explain how these were made?

Oooooh, okay, that makes sense. Dick Blick, eh? Never been there. When I was buying materials, I went to michaels and such - is Dick Blick a lot cheaper? Seems to be the case. It looks very nice!!! THey all look so good. Ahhh, I wish I could make nice costumes and costume pieces like yours!

So, are you a student too, or what? :)
Elysium-Sans Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha, thank you! x3

The mold was created by first making a perfect sculpy positive of the magatama. Once it was finished, I created a latex + gauze bandage mold by painting on liquid latex in several layers, adding gauze, letting it dry, repeat. It was a bit tedious, but it worked all right. Once it was thick enough, I just popped out the positive (sculpy) magatama, and the mold was more or less ready! Then you can pour your colored resin in (Make sure you use a mold release agent on the inner part of your mold before you pour the resin!) and see how it came out. You have to wet sand the surface of your resin magatama quite a bit to even out any imperfections... all in all, expect at least 10+ hours from making the sculpy version, to the mold, to pouring resin, and finishing it up.

I'd be willing to part with the extra magatama if you want it! It doesn't come with a string though. xD; I'm afraid I only have one of those, but I'd be happy to point you in the right direction if you wanted a similar cord to the one I used in my cosplay!

Dick Blick might be a California only store... I'm not sure! I will check on that for you. It's pretty decently priced though. :3

You will make nice costume pieces if you keep it up! I learned on my own, and by being adventurous and excited about it. :3

And yes, I am also a student. xD;; Still a while to go yet, too.
charcargo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
They look awesome! :D
Elysium-Sans Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thankee! :3
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