|Cost :||100+ (mostly cloak fabric)|
|The is one of the first animes I ever got into. The original movie came out in 1985 and is viewed as quite a classic. I'm quite surprised that no one else from this site has tried to do this character (there's someone else 'planning' to though).|
The LeftHand is made out of latex and then painted.
Sword is made out of MDF laboriously crafted using handtools (I don't recommend it)
The cloak is a semi-circle style, made from a high quality velvet-silk mix.
armour elements (gauntlets, body armour, shoulders, inner and outer collar) are made from plastazote, some which have been coated with latex (outer collar coated in velvet)
A lot of things went wrong with this costume on the day which effected how it looked.
Sword snapped near to tip due to dropping, white body paint started to get over everything, despite sealing with hairspray, and generally parts started shifting around..
I hope to rectify this for the next time I plan to wear this costume (international cosplay ball in November)
Ayacon 2011 (Posted 28th August 2011)
I wore this costume again for ayacon. Made quite a few modifications for it:
1) The torso part is now pleather with a new bodysuit underneath,
This one actually took a lot more effort to do than i envisioned, as I was only 'updating' an old cosplay. How wrong I was. I lost one of my shoulder pieces in the ayacon disco; so if I ever wear this again (unlikely) I would need to remake those.
Finished - sort of (Posted 29th October 2009)
Well, I decided to make the cloak myself rather than buy one. I bought some velvet-silk mix which costs twice as much as their regular velvet fabric, but I thought it looked and felt a lot better. I cut it into a semi-circle. But didn't have time to join it with the lining I made for it.
I didn't cover the hat with the stretch satin like I intended, but the judges at the masquerade said that it's better without it anyway.
Sword broke during the event, so a full repair is on the cards.
I intend to wear this costume at least one more time, for the cosplay ball.
Progress so far (Posted 11th October 2009)
Ok, well I've done quite a bit more since my last journal post.
Things I still need to do: boot covers, skull badges, satin hat covering, but most of all, the sword
Cat in the hat (Posted 9th July 2009)
This was originally a woman's hat with a feather in it.
The wig I'm wearing isn't the one I'll be wearing (this is just my crow one). Also the coat I'm wearing isn't what I'll be wearing as D either (It's actually probably going to be for my Neo coat).
I got wood (Posted 9th July 2009)
I decided to make my Vampire Hunter D sword out of wood. MDF to be precise.
I also bought a saw, sandpaper and metalic silver paint. I wanted to buy a chizzel, but they didn't have any curved ones for carving. I'm going to have find one.
I've never sculpted/carved wood before, so this will probably be quite a feat.