Costume Gallery

Costumes made for myself and others 

This is everything up to now including both commissions and things for myself. All costumes are made from scratch bar the modded clothing for Ed and Seras, I use my own sketches for all patterns. The newest works are at the top. 

Please note: These costumes are not for sale and, appart from the Kigurumi, will not be remade for others. At this moment in time I am only taking Kigurumi commissions, no other costume commissions are accepted.

Ectvarr - NinetyNine Nights.
Made for myself for May Expo 2010 but debuted at Kitacon 2010.
Won the Kitacon 2010 Cosplay Competition.
This has been my biggest project to date and took just under a month to complete and cost around £450 in total. It's made from silk jersey, duchess satin and fosshape mainly. It has over 50 meters of fabric, over 40 meters of bias tape, and approximately 3000 beads. All orange sections were dyed in individual pieces for over an hour. Gradients were created using the spray technique using simple artists paints.

Dress:
The base dress is a circle skirt design to get the best drop with  1/4 circle sleeves. It was hand dyed in individual pieces each for over an hour to attain the correct colour. The ends of the sleeves were hand painted with gold fabric paint, as it's made from silk jersey it didn't need to be hemmed.
The tabbard was made using the same method as I first used to do the trim on Celestin. Duchess satin was used for the design and the blue sections were painted on.
The second set of sleeves are attached at the shoulder and made from duchess. The gold design was sewn on using ribbon as I didn't think paint would look as good. The beads were hand sewn on then glued into place for a stronger hold.

Jacket and Skirt:
Made from and lined with duchess satin. The gradient on the skirt is done with silk jersey and sewn on top with gold diamonds made of duchess added. The skirt is sewn into the bottom of the jacket to cut down dressing time.
The jacket is cut in tighter than normal to both accent the waist and provide more support for the collar. The zip had to be replaced as the original was too weak. The stars on both the jacket and skirt are made from Fimo then hand painted gold.

Cape and Streamers:
Both have been made from silk jersey then gradient dyed. The streamers began white and were then dyed yellow followed by red. They attach to the fingers with loops and are sewn into the collar.
The cape is made of two layers; a yellow gradient dyed base and a white top that the design was drawn onto. The design was hand drawn then sewn onto the yellow base with the unwanted pannels cut out afterwards. It's sewn into the shoulder part of the collar for support as it's rather heavy.

Hat:
The hat is made from three pieces of Fosshape. Each were heated and then individually covered (with the middle piece being dyed also) then sewn together. Each section has beads along the edge which have been hand sewn one by one then glued for extra support. The strings of beads were hand threaded and double looped then sewn on. The star is made from fimo and painted gold and the gold bias hand been hand sewn.

Collar:
The collar is double layered Fosshape for extra strength as it has a lot to hold up. It reaches out onto the shoulders so it can be slotted under the jacket and held into place without the need for any kind of strap system. The collar has been covered and beads were hand sewn all along the edge. It can put a bit of strain on the neck and back if not positioned right due to the weight of the cape it holds up.

Shoes:
The shoes have been covered in silk jersey. They aren't shown in most images bar one small production sketch.

Necklaces:
The four necklaces are all hand threaded with beads slightly larger than those used on the main body of the costume. Ranging from 80 inches to 60 each necklace takes on average 500-600 beads in total. Each necklace is double looped on every tenth bead for extra strength.


Butterfree - Pokemon.
Made for myself for Midlands Feb Expo 2010.
This was the most detailed of the three Kigu made for this event. Completed in around 30 hours, the wings took up most of this time. I opted for a fitted body rather than the normal baggy style which helped to support the wings. Made fully from polar fleece, the body was fairly simple and was completed quickly. The wings had the black added with fabric glue and the lines were all embroidered. The stitching along the black part of the wings helps give it added support as it forms almost a tube like shape up the outer edge. Surprisingly comfortable to wear though a little tricky to sit in!

BUTTERFREE
Magikarp - Pokemon.
Made for Jack for Midlands Feb Expo 2010.
Karp! A really fun and simple design but was recognised so much! Completed in 10 hours and made fully from polar fleece. The fins for the front and back are removable with button fastenings. The eyes are appliqued on with small buttons for the pupils.




Miltank - Pokemon.
A commission for Midlands Feb Expo 2010.
My very first kigurumi! I've been wanting to design one for a while now and finally got my chance. Made fully from polar fleece in approximately 12 hours. Zip closing, this style fits anyone from 5'5" to over 6'0"! The tail, cuffs, horns, udders and ears were all hand stitched on, the patches on the back were appliqued to give the best finish. The underside of the ears are a different colour attached with fabric glue which also helped give them a lift when attached to the hood.




Hotaru - .Hack//Legend of the Twilight.
Made for myself for Kitacon 2010.
A really cute simple costume completed in about 3 days over Christmas. The hat is probably my favourite part of the whole costume as I'm just so pleased with how it came out. Made from stretch cotton and silk jersey, all the triangle detail has been appliqued on with bias to finish off all the edges. I'll get some better photos after Kita as these are ones taken quickly over Christmas minus boots and wig.



Empoleon - Pokemon.
Made for Jack for the Grand International Cosplay Ball 2009.
Based on the gijinka artwork, this took around 3 days to complete and is made from a beautiful cotton velvet. This costume was a bit unplanned really, I was given the fabric by Jack's nan and instantly matched it to a costume.
My first attempt at a tailored suit. I'm fairly pleased with it over all although I need to make the shoulders wider next time. Unfortunately we didn't have time to make the trident style mask so that will have to be added later.
EMPOLEON
Milotic - Pokemon.
Made for myself for the Grand International Cosplay Ball 2009.
Based on the gijinka artwork, this took around 3 days to complete and is made from a mixed of crushed and stretch velvet. I really love fishtail style dresses so I had to pic this one. The top is fitted and lined with cotton while the bottom is much more stretchy. I added straps for extra support and decided to alter it slightly so only the red scales were diamond shaped. The only thing I'm not happy with is the bottom of the dress as the fabric can pull slightly because both are elasticated. I also made a fish purse and scale covered bag to mat
MILOTIC
The Rain Clow Card - Card Captor Sakura.
Made for Jack for Ayacon 2009.
Won the title "Simple Design Executed Beautifully" in the Cosplay Island Competition at Ayacon.
I absolutely love this costume to bits, it was such an honour winning a prize for it! It took about 2 weeks in total to make and as with the other Cards is made from lycra. The hat was great fun to make, it was made using the same method as I used for The Big hat but on a much larger scale. The trousers are individual diamonds all sewn together. The collar is stiffened with fosshape to help hold it out. Each of the beads are glass painted and glossed then hand sewn onto the costume. The boots were the toughtest part of the costume but the solution came to me in a dream! Built up from a simple slipper it's mostly fosshape and a lot of lycra. The little plushie is also lycra with a squeaker inside it for added cuteness!

The Little Clow Card - Card Captor Sakura.
Made for myself for Ayacon 2009.
After doing The Big it seemed only right that I did The Little too. Took around 4 days to make in total. Work included making the body suit, cape and hat. This was made using pretty much the same technique as the previous costume. Everything was made from lycra with the hat being made from fosshape. Due to issues with the hat it's not as long as what I would have liked it to be. The lycra is pretty thin so I have a white zentai to wear underneath it.
PHOTOS COMING SOON...
Millia Rage - Guilty Gear.
Made for myself for Ayacon 2009.
A very quick costume made in a day, that I'd like to add a few more details to. Work included making the under shirt with gloves attached, making the dress and attaching the buckles. The whole costume was made from jersey so it was nice and light to wear despite the heat. Annoyingly I didn't have time to cover the boots so they stayed black.
PHOTOS COMING SOON...
Menardi - Golden Sun.
Made for myself for Ayacon 2009.
It's nice to have a change and be the bad guy once in a while! The Mars Djinn was made to match with this costume and can be seen in the Accessories Gallery.
Work included making the dress, cape, legging, gloves, headband, boots and scythe. The scythe was made from wood and foam board, the dress and cape from cotton drill and the other accessories were lycra and pleather with fimo for buckles. Fitting the dress was a little difficult but quickly fixed thankfully. 
PHOTOS COMING SOON...
Alex - Golden Sun.
Made for Jack for Ayacon 2009.
His very first time wearing a wig! The Mercury Djinn was made to match with this costume and can be seen in the Accessories Gallery.
Work included making the tunic, waist coat, cape, leg warmers, belt, gloves, boots and scroll cases. Made mostly from jersey, fleece and cotton this is a nice warm costume. The cases were made from fosshape then covered in pleather and the belt was made using the same method as The Big.
PHOTOS COMING SOON...
Zagato - Magic Knight Rayearth OVA.
Made for Jack for the Grand International Ball but debuted at London Expo Oct 2008, it's the first time this costume has been done in the UK!
Took around two weeks to complete, made from white cotton drill and gold duchess satin. Work included making the under skirt, top robe, small and large capes and the crown and chestplate. Thanks to now having an overlocker I only needed to line the small cape which saved a lot of time. The gold trim was added using the same method as was used for Celestine but to a much larger extent. The front of the robe needs reinforcing as it's a little delicate so I'll be adding something in behind it and probably a longer zip so it's easier to get on. Crown was made from fosshape then covered in two layers of gold lycra with molded Fimo gems on top. The chestplate was made the same way as Emeraude's.


Emeraude - Magic Knight Rayearth OVA.
Made for myself for the Grand International Ball and partially debuted at London Expo Oct 2008, it's the first time this cosplay has been done in the UK!
Took around 3 days to complete, made from gold and white duchess satin. Work included making the dress, headband, chestplate and cape. The dress was made in one day though is going to be partially remade soon hopefully as I wasn't happy with the tops of the arms or the fit of the torso. The dress is held out by a set of bustles that admittedly are extremely uncomfortable to wear so I'll be switching to a large underskirt for the ball. The cape I'm currently remaking and altering as some ink unfortunately ran onto the satin while fitting strips of fosshape to the top. I'll most likely line it and get some ink remover on it. The chest plate and head band were made from fosshape using the same method as was used for The Big's belt. Once covered the Fimo gems were glued into place.


Red Mage Refia - Final Fantasy III.
Made for myself for Amecon 2008.
Took around two weeks to make, made from stretch velvet and cotton. Work included making the dress, dying the gloves, making the hat and jewellery. Changed to a ball gown of my own design to suit the Ball more and not clash with the Red Mage Arc costume. The dress was made from a modded pattern and white detail was added in. Lined with cotton to prevent it stretching and has a zip up back. The jewellery was made from Fosshape and wire for the hooks on the earrings. The hat was made from Fosshape and covered in stretch velvet with the feather sewn up the side. A hair slide was sewn into the inner part of the hat to sit on the head better.


Red Mage Arc - Final Fantasy III.
Made for Jack for Amecon 2008.
Took around 5-6 days to complete, made from velvet. Work included making the hat, belt buckle, jacket and ruffle. The hat was made from Fosshape and covered with velvet, the feather was sewn up the side. The coat is yet to be lined, white detail is sewn on down the front and on the collar. Held together by hook/eye clasps and the ruffle is sewn onto the coat. Belt buckle is made from Fimo.


The Big - Card Captor Sakura.
Made for myself for Amecon 2008.
Took around 4-5 days to complete, made from lycra. Work included making the hat, dress, cape and wand. The dress was made with extra long sleves with pointed ends and a zip up back. the cape also has pointed ends and is held together using a brooch made from Fimo. The hat was made from Fosshape and covered, the trails were sewn on the top of each point. The wand was made from wooden dowling which was painted and the pointed tip is made from Fimo. Boots were also dyed blue so they could be used for extra height.


Celestine - Ah! My Goddess.
Made for Jack for Amecon 2008.
Won 1st place in the Bath Cosplay Club Night.
Took 5 days to complete, made from drill cotton and lycra. Work included making the trousers and wrap around shirt with fitted cuffs, coat, cape and sash. The coat is fully lined with the two tails sewn on the back. The detail was added as trim and glued and sewn on all the way around. The cape is also fully lined and held together using hook/eye clasps at the front. Detail on the cape was added as trim and glued and sewn on, the diamonds were glued on. The tassles on the sash were cut from the end of curtain pulls and sewn into the end.


Belldandy - Ah! My Goddess.
Made for myself for Amecon 2008.
Won 1st place in the Bath Cosplay Club Night.
Took around 7-8 days to complete, made from drill cotton and lycra. Work included making the gloves and socks with gold braid to hold them up, skirt and coat. The white under skirt was made to be a wrap around and buttoned at the top on either side. The coat was made and lined with fosshape giving support to the open back diamond, the yellow detail was cut out and glued on. The yellow part on the back is sewn on and curtain pulls used for the blue detail and tassles. Belts are made from thin chain with wire shaping them and attached to the coat using jewellery hooks. Brooches are Fimo, jewellery from Fosshape and the whole thing is held up by clear straps.


Seras Victoria - Hellsing.
Made for myself for Bristol International Comic Expo 2008.
Took around 2-3 days to complete made from cotton and lycra. Work included dying both the pre-bought shirt and skirt and making the stockings. The shirt and skirt were changed by removing the cuffs, adding epilets, belt loops and another pocket, shortening the skirt, adding an extra button hole and more buttons. The footless stockings were made and attached to the skirt using clear bra straps and the patches were made from felt and embroidered.


Edward Elric - Full Metal Alchemist.
Commissioned for Shinigami-Ky-Chan for Fuyucon 07.
Took around 3 days to complete, made from drill cotton. Work included making the coat, adding the detail on the back and modding a pre-bought black jacket to include white detailing.


Gogeta - Dragon Ball GT.
Commissioned by White Leviathan for JapanEx 2007.
Won 2nd place in the Cosplay Masquerade.
Took around a week to complete, made from drill cotton, stretch velvet and satin. Work included making the red shirt, black jacket with padding, wrist and ankles covers, belt, and tail. The red shirt was cut and fitted to the body suit bought to look more like fur. The tail was padded and sewn onto the back of the top.

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