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|Cost :||30-50 with wig|
|Awards :||Part of the World Record for most video game costumes in one place|
|Time Taken :||Since starting? Years. Actually making...a few weeks :)|
|Having watched Delusional play through Star Ocean 3 I completely fell for this costume.|
I wore it to AmeCon in a just passable state for a Star Ocean group. I finally finished it many years later for the 2008 London Expo. I'm really glad I went back to it as it's such a fun costume to wear :)
There are a lot of little differences between the art work and the game model for Maria, so I went with a mix of the convenient parts of each. My old friend funky foam was used for the hand armor and covered in suede for the belt (with giant buttons!), pleather for the chest piece and holster band and I turned to foamboard to build up the gun. Finding the chunky zip for the dress was probably the hardest part.
Because I knew I'd be stuck inside helping on the cosplay desk I kept this to as few layers as possible. This meant the chest armour only went round the front and attached at the dress side seams under the jacket. This hid under the jacket quite nicely, but I felt if I did the lower armour plates it would be really clear they didn't go all the way round and would be difficult to keep flat (as well as being warmer), so I missed it off :)
A rare couple of people recognised me, though one person had played the game and still didn't have a clue who Maria was XD More Star Ocean love people!
Tweaking and Guns (Posted 21st October 2008)
Having neatened up everything I'd already made I'm now well into making all the new additions; including her gun :D
I've used 5mm and 3mm foamboard glued in layers to make the 3D shape and sanded it down smooth. Everything is covered in foam dust! *cough*