Costume :Mirka Fortuna
Variant :Artbook
Source :Trinity Blood THORES artwork
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Minamicon 16 (2010)

Costume Photos

A Royal Pose

Mirka at Minami 16 3

Mirka at Minami 16 2

Mirka at Minami 16 1

Mirka skirt panel 2

Mirka skirt panel 1

Mirka Head bling 2

Mirka Head bling 1

Mirka ref


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Costume Information

Cost : £20
Time Taken : 3 weeks

This is for Trinity Albion's next group project. We wil be members of the Empire. I have chosen Mirka Fortuna, Ion's Grandmother.

This an unusal costume for me as I'll be in quite a bit of pink and will be wearing a dress. Very unusally femanine for me. Lol!

*Update - March 2010*

This costume will be debuting without the Empire group to begin with. It will then make another appearance when a date is set for the Empire group.


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Wow, hawtness! : D

by Uni on Saturday, 11 July, 2009 - 09:21
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Thanks ever so much hun. XX

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 19 August, 2009 - 23:21
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Totally different to anything I've ever seen you in before, but I can picture it being very beautiful and I really look forward to seeing it!

by Mighty Odango on Thursday, 11 February, 2010 - 14:36
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I'm liking this. ;-)

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 5 March, 2010 - 22:16
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Can't wait to see this! Dammit, shame I missed out on Trinity Albion!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 24 March, 2010 - 16:58
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Thank you everyone. Its certainally a change working with this much pink XD

@SJ, Your welcome to join Trinity Albion anytime as we plan to do more stuff for a while yet. This costume is for an Empire group but the date hasn't been set yet (currantly not slated for Minami 16 but I'm doing the costume anyway).

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 25 March, 2010 - 17:34

I really look forward to seeing the finished piece! Sooo pretty , and I don't think I've seen anyone cosplay her before :( !! The head 'bling' already looks amazing ! ^^

by fistfighter_tifa on Thursday, 1 April, 2010 - 14:43
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Oooo wow yes!!! So very beautiful!!! *must see it complete* <3 <3 <3

by Feather-to-Earth on Thursday, 1 April, 2010 - 19:16
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This is already looking beautiful!

by sjbonnar on Monday, 12 April, 2010 - 16:41
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the headdress is stunning! <3

by Wildeth on Monday, 12 April, 2010 - 16:42
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This is looking gorgeous <3 Can't wait to see it at Minami *O*

by Charlie-Bear on Monday, 12 April, 2010 - 16:49
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ooooh so pretty!

by kiichan on Monday, 12 April, 2010 - 17:59
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Thank you everyone. I'm hoping that this will all turn out okay. Not done anything like this before. I'm working on the armour now (a bit I'm familar with doing XD XD )

by Sephirayne on Monday, 12 April, 2010 - 18:19
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Wow! This is looking really beautiful! Really looking forward to seeing this finished :D

by Manga Girl on Wednesday, 14 April, 2010 - 21:37
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You looked stunning in this. The fabric was so beautiful and the headress was really well done.

by Taffeta_Rose on Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 21:01
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Thank you Alisa. The headress did break but I'm hoping to get it fixed.

Photos are coming soon.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 21:20
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Beautiful <3

by Alyx on Wednesday, 21 April, 2010 - 22:54
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You looked absolutely lovely wearing this. I loved the contact lenses too!

by kiichan on Thursday, 22 April, 2010 - 00:28
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Really beautiful! I adore the fabrics you used, it's all so luxuriant.

by Amy-Lou on Thursday, 22 April, 2010 - 09:56
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You looked stunning! More female cosplays! :D

by Chibi on Thursday, 22 April, 2010 - 14:51
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So totally outstanding <3 <3 <3

by Feather-to-Earth on Thursday, 22 April, 2010 - 20:15
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My jaw literally dropped - You look absolutely stunning! (Ravishingly beautiful), if you don't mind me saying.. ^_^

Beautiful cosplay Sephy. Really nice work.

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 22 April, 2010 - 22:33
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I don't know this character, all I know is you look so totally awesome! *.*

by Kerhys on Thursday, 22 April, 2010 - 23:18
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You look absolutely fantastic! I'm in awe!

by phalor on Friday, 23 April, 2010 - 16:49
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ahh such a wonderful costume! You look so elegant and beautiful ^_^

I'm loving the fabric.

by DarkElf on Friday, 23 April, 2010 - 19:20
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Thank you ever so much everyone. Gald you like the fabric. It was quite a find ;).

It wasn't my most comfy costume but it was great doing something a bit different.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 26 April, 2010 - 18:13
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Aww man the detail of this cosplay is amazing! and it's not even finished! You make such a stunning lady~ More lady cosplays!!! : D

by Uni on Tuesday, 27 April, 2010 - 08:57
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Aww thankies hun. I'm considering more lady costumes for the future as this went down so surprisingly well. I'll choose a bit more comfy ones next time XD

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 29 April, 2010 - 21:47

wow, how did I not see this before just now? O.o
It's gorgeous! You should do more girly costumes, you look absolutely stunning! :D

by Adamoluna on Friday, 30 April, 2010 - 00:35
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So beautiful! I love your fabric choice here

by Angelphie on Sunday, 2 May, 2010 - 20:30
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You're so beautiful *___* as Mirka and Handsome as Haldir ^^b

by seawaterwitch on Tuesday, 16 November, 2010 - 06:50

Wow, I'm in awe. Its the strangest thing but I know who you are and have loved your costumes for a long time. I think because I've missed a few cons we've not had chance to meet but I hope to be at most of them this year so perhaps someone can give us an introduction. Keep up the amazing work!

by Donna on Tuesday, 22 March, 2011 - 10:18
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Thank you Angelphie ;)

Thank you Seawaterwicth ;)

Thank you Donna. It would be great to meet you. I have have heard of you and would love to see your costumes too. I'm hoping to be at May Expo and Ayacon. So I'll keep an eye out for you ;)

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 22 March, 2011 - 10:23
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This looks amazing! I love the amount of detail!

by luckylucy73 on Sunday, 22 May, 2011 - 22:23
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Thank you ever so much ;)

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 25 May, 2011 - 08:51

Love the detail on this!

by Alias Cosplay on Monday, 3 December, 2012 - 17:29

great job *-* looks awesome

by VictoriaRusso on Monday, 28 January, 2013 - 19:38
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Awwwww <3 now this one is my very favourite Mirka :D Well done lovely ^_^ You're work is a JOY to see :) Have a lovely weekend & keep on being AWESOME! Big hugs always xXxXx

by EileenSkopnik on Sunday, 3 February, 2013 - 22:50
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Thank you Alias, VictoriaRusso and Eileen. Really glad that you like this xxx

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 6 February, 2013 - 07:05
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Leaving another comment because WOW, I can never get over how gorgeous you look in this hun!

by Chibi on Wednesday, 6 March, 2013 - 20:28

To-Do List

Make head piece HighIn Progress
Make topHighIn Progress
Make Armour piecesMediumPlanned
Make dress panels MediumPlanned
Make Skirt LowComplete
Check Contacts LowComplete
Make cuffs LowPlanned
Sort out some footwearLowPlanned
Do a make-up test LowPlanned


Review (Posted 20th April 2010)

Mirka was an interesting costume to wear. I felt strange wearing it as its so opposite what I would normally cosplay/wear. It was a little uncomfortable to wear as it had to be quite fitted in places.

I did like how the make-up and hair went. Not so sure about the rest of the outfit. The top needs some work as it just wasn't sitting right. Armour was okay but not my best.

I'm treating this as complete as its pretty much finished. It still has a couple of pieces to add but they are small and will be added at a later date.

Not quite ready for Minami 16 (Posted 14th April 2010)

The progress on Mirka has been very slow as the fabric is proving a pain to pin. So its looking very unlikely that she'll be complete for Minami. I'll still wear her as she is mostly done.

I'll try and get her finished for a photoshoot afterwards.

Armour :D (Posted 13th April 2010)

Now a part I am familiar with doing XD

Have now cut out and moulded all the parts. Just need to sort out the fasternings and then its ready for painting.

Skirt panel and armour design modification (Posted 12th April 2010)

Nearly done on the skirt panels. Had a slight hold up as I've run out of gold trim. Underestimated how much I would need.

I'm going to work on the armour pieces in the meantime. Due to me having two fracted ribs that healed incorrectly, I'll be modifing the breat plate slightly. I'll just have a tummy panel with no cups. The cups will dig into where the injury is so would make it extremally uncomfortable to wear. Luckerly no two Thores drawings are the same so I can get away with slight adjustments.

Head Bling finished. (Posted 1st April 2010)

Well, have just completed probarly the girliest prop ever for one of my costumes XD

The idea of wrapping gold ribbon round it to closely match the ref didn't go quite accoding to plan as the glue refused to stick the ribbon to the foamlux. Instead, it did a rather good job of sticking to me. So in the end I had to tape it down. To hide the tape I added more flowers than I planned too.

Goldern Headband of Bling (Posted 31st March 2010)

Currantly working on my headband. I brought a basic cheap headband from Claire's accessories. I then cut a piece from some of my Foamlux PVC sheeting (width 3mm). I then hot glued it to the head band. I'm now in the process of finishing it.

Note, the foamlux I use I get in a white so I can see where I've marked and then a prime spray it in black when its cut and shaped.

Finished Skirt. Now on to the tougher bits (Posted 26th March 2010)

Finish a somewhat pink and floaty skirt. Managed to rreduce the hips quite successfully without loosing the shape. I still want it to lok like I have more curves than I actually have as Mirka is quite curvy (will have to majorly pad for boobs).

The skirt was the easy part O_o

Now on to the fiddly and more complex parts, the panels and top as well as all the armour.

Skirt started (Posted 25th March 2010)

Finally made a start on the actual sewing part. I haven't sewn this much pink in a very long long time. XD

Did hit a slight snag. The pattern clearly wasn't designed for someone like me in mind, it has hips. Lol! Will fix it (takes off several inches in the hip area).

Possibly for Minamicon 16 ;) (Posted 9th February 2010)

Found some really perfect fabric for this that was really cheap (in sale) so I might be able to get this done early. Yeeeee! It will be ace to have a date for this.

Moved from May Expo 2010 (Posted 2nd November 2009)

Due to the RozenCreuz Orden group having to pull out of Oct 2009 Expo this will be moved to another event.

Not sure which event yet. I'll update once I have possible dates. I have some of the fabric already so I may just get started on her anyway.