Costume :Queen Esther Blanchett of Albion
Variant :Artbook Coronation Gown
Source :Trinity Blood
Progress :In Progress
Worn At :Thought Bubble 2009

Costume Photos

Progress- taken by Mavern at Thought Bubble '09


Costume Information

I finally decided on my Thought Bubble costume, and I know I needed something that displays what kind of gaudy and ridiculous girl I am! So Esther's coronation gown it had to be.

I have officially developed a phobia of pearls and white fabric. However, I think it's going well ^^'

I also plan to wear this to the Grand International Cosplay Ball, as I think this would fit in there nicely ^^

THERE'S SO MUCH TO DO ON THIS COSTUME!!! I'm taking it one step at a time. I don't think it will truly be finished until May Expo next year! O__O


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OMG! So can't wait to see pics. Shame I'm not going as I would love a pic with you while I'm in my Abel.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 9 September, 2009 - 12:41
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*----* Stop being amazing. I was wondering when someone in the UK would do this costume. Its so detailed, you did it really beautifully from what I can see~ I love your crown. <3

by BlusterSquall on Saturday, 28 November, 2009 - 00:56
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That is really completely amazing! I am so damn impressed!

by sjbonnar on Saturday, 28 November, 2009 - 00:58
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Absolutely gorgeous @_@ The whole thing looks so well done! Love the crown XDD

by Demented Kid on Saturday, 28 November, 2009 - 01:00
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This looks amazing *__* Really great cosplay!

by x-Blade-x on Saturday, 28 November, 2009 - 01:03
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great cosplay there, never seizes to amaze me :)

by Limegreenjelly on Saturday, 28 November, 2009 - 01:07
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You looked so gorgeous at Leeds, but I can't wait to see even more bling at the Ball!!

by sonia_leong on Saturday, 28 November, 2009 - 01:37
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Ooh I seen you at Leeds! The fact you produced that costume yourself really amazed me... Wonderful work :)

by Vol on Saturday, 28 November, 2009 - 02:11
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you look soooooo amazing, and that dress is brilliantly made

by nanahara on Saturday, 28 November, 2009 - 02:15
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wow what a rad turnout :) shame i couldnt make the day *had day off just no money XD* heard everyone had a great time and it was nicely held together, well done on that and your cosplay ^.^

by Captain_Marvelous on Saturday, 28 November, 2009 - 09:38
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That looks fantastic- did you make the corset yourself?


by KhaosKreator on Saturday, 28 November, 2009 - 10:11

@Sephirayne- It will be my pleasure to have photographs... now I just have to catch you at an event in this costume! I'm not sure it's going to be easy, but I'll cross my fingers ^__^

@Silver- It's such a beautiful and unique design, how can anyone resist? Thank you for your kind words!!

@SJBonnar, Demented Kid, x-Blade-x, limegreenjelly, TwilitWolf & Nanahara- Thank you all so much! I'm glad you like the costume! Hopefully I can continue to build on it and improve it as I didn't have much time to work on it.

@Sonia- ... there will be bling. We shall blind the ball with bling ^^

@Ryukredapples- It was a fun day and there was SOOOOO MUCH there, whether you like small press, mainstream, or manga, there was a lot on offer and the pros were all really nice to talk to ^^ Hopefully you can make the next one.

@Tab- I didn't make it from scratch myself, no, but I can make steel boned corsets when I have time! This one was HEAVILY altered from a sweetheart bodice plastic boned thing to a flat top steel boned, and I had to tailor the side panels so that it would give me the cylindrical torso that I wanted. Basically I have large bust and hips but small waist, and modern corsets rarely come in a 20" waist whilst accomodating for 36" bust and hips. I had to buy a larger size and slim it down. By heavily altered I mean I took it apart into 8 panels and rived out the polythene bones O__O Thankfully my sewing machine pedal didn't get stolen until AFTER I'd finished with the corset ^^' I hope the appearance is acceptable since it was really a rush job! I know I didn't tailor it properly because my hipbones hurt a little after wearing it, but maybe that's because I'm using a different type of flat steel boning and it's not as sprung as what I would usually use.

by Missytetra on Saturday, 28 November, 2009 - 11:23
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Looks so pretty! ^_^ You did a great job! <3

by MoonLily on Saturday, 28 November, 2009 - 14:21
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are you kidding adam was telling me about a green lantern comic/figure set ^.- that plus iron man cosplay equals great cosplay day all round for me ^.^ well either way I shall be catching you at kitacon :) *jsut got room/reg paid up/booked*

by Captain_Marvelous on Saturday, 28 November, 2009 - 19:45
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I remeber seeing you at thought bubble and I was amazed at how lovely and detailed your costume was. You look amazing XD

by yami-no-neko on Saturday, 28 November, 2009 - 21:02
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This looks amazing =D
You must have worked so hard on this
So pretty =3

by Kannacchi on Monday, 30 November, 2009 - 16:09
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Wow! You look so beautiful in it. Great job. Gutted that I couldn't go. Cash flow props.

I would love to see you in it one day when its all blinged up. I'll try to bring out Abel again for then. XX

by Sephirayne on Monday, 7 December, 2009 - 08:55
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Hi~ :D
It's me again, the Amu Hinamori who won the EGG award ;D
Although I clearly haven't found you on here before now Dx

I wanna say how I adored your outfit, it must've been so hard to make, and the detail on it is beautiful~!
:D And again, you were a FAB host of the cosplay contest~!

by Enchanting_ELK on Monday, 8 February, 2010 - 21:04
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Ahhhh found you finally! This looks amazing already. Will you be wearing it to May Expo?

by Pez on Thursday, 1 April, 2010 - 13:59
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It was nice to talk to you, and you were a FANTASTIC announcer full of humour and wit!

by RanmaSyaoran on Sunday, 2 May, 2010 - 20:39
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Epic win cosplay!!
I have to get a photo with you when I cosplay Esther! :D

by Manga Girl on Sunday, 2 May, 2010 - 21:16