Costume :Austria (Roderich Edelstein)
Variant :Brown Coat
Source :Axis Powers Hetalia
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010

Costume Photos

A Gentleman's Portrait

This Is Our Last Song

Love Will Set You Free

Feeling Like Marbles On Glass

Noble Man

Standing Proudly

I Am Austria

Superior Gentleman

A Striking Portrait

Turn Around, Bright Eyes

Interesting Story...


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Costume Information

Cost : £97
Time Taken : 2 months (working on weekends only)

So why Austria? He's my third favourtie character in the show, and most of the characters that I've wanted to cosplay, or have cosplayed, are some form of favourite. Plus... he's so elagant! He'd be a lot of fun to do, even though it's pretty hard for me to be graceful at conventions...

Now, I'm doing the Brown Coat version since he looks totally hot in it... and I can actually do that as a "casual" cosplay quite easily if it proves too difficult. As I have my old school unifrom, I can make a wasitcoat, or buy one if it should prove tricky (although, when I wear the full version I will of course make it).


Certainly going to buy some heel grips, those shoes were eating my feet. Thank you to Monkey for pointing me in the right direction for buying them.
The only other slightly annoying thing about this costume was the cravat kept slipping, other than that there were no issues.
This was a really comfortable and awesome costume to wear, it is certainly my favourite so far. I can't see myself needing to remake it.

Worn at:
MCM Expo London 2010
MCM Midlands Expo 2011
KitaCon III


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Wow you have lots of hetalia planned...but thought I would comment on this one as that brown coat outfit it *_* (Also you dont see enough Austrias and I love him! ;_;)

Also France invaded your house?...FRANCE? Jesus all you need to do is glare at him and he'll surrender. XP

by MoonLily on Tuesday, 8 September, 2009 - 14:25
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Thanks so much for your kind words about my America costume. ^__^ <3

Waiiiii Austria! He's cravatalicious. And I see you're planning to be England and Switzerland too! It's hard to just stick to one when it's Hetalia, isn't it? XDD

by Ino on Sunday, 13 September, 2009 - 22:16
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Ahem. I mean...splendid. An Austria to keep all the idiots in check. ¬_¬;;

by sarmander on Monday, 14 September, 2009 - 21:02
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Austria~ |D
So I take it it's Austria Sat and Estonia Sun for you? My Hungary's both days so I can stalk you easily >3
Looking forward to seeing photos of this! I really love Austria in his brown coat, so smexy <333

by Skah-Tala-Kai on Friday, 1 January, 2010 - 21:50
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Indeed it is. Whooo! I have an official Hungary stalker! We need photos together (I lvoe the pairing Austria/Hungary xD). Brown Coat = Smex. He should wear it more often! =D

by MadameLapin on Saturday, 2 January, 2010 - 00:14
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Hehe, AustriaxHungaryxPrussia is my OT3 lol, so I'm open to many pairing photos XD
And yes, you do have an official Hungary stalker >|D

by Skah-Tala-Kai on Saturday, 2 January, 2010 - 21:34
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Ive given in... I'll do Hungary for Kitacon 8D
I'ma hit you with my frying pan exhusband xD

by Solaria on Thursday, 14 January, 2010 - 18:47
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ahhh my god i can't wait to see this complete! n_n

by Enchanting_ELK on Wednesday, 10 February, 2010 - 00:11
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That looks DAMN sexy.

UKXAustria is totally a pairing.

Right? RIGHT?!


by MoonLily on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 16:48
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Looking good witht he wig and glasses there! :D

by Skah-Tala-Kai on Monday, 1 March, 2010 - 21:19
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Austria~! <3
The wig and glasses look great 8D
Cant wait to see this finished!

by x-Blade-x on Monday, 1 March, 2010 - 22:45
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EEEEEE! The wig and glasses look really nice! :3
If you need any help with anything just let me know :3 we can have a sleepover at mine to work on our Cosplay's and watch movies 8DDD

by NatalieNoodles on Friday, 12 March, 2010 - 21:00
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Aaah you look adorable! :D (also badass)

by Crazedteensie on Saturday, 13 March, 2010 - 17:20
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FFFFF, the bottom half looks great!! ^w^
You ish definitely an awesome Austria~ 8D

by Enchanting_ELK on Friday, 14 May, 2010 - 19:35
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0w0 Thank you so much! Truth be told, for ages I had the impression that I didn't suit him. So thank you for saying that, it really cheered me up.
I hope the top part can also be great ^^

by MadameLapin on Friday, 14 May, 2010 - 22:23
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Aww :D I'm glad I cheered you up! ^^ You do suit him :3
And I'm sure it will be! 8D

by Enchanting_ELK on Saturday, 15 May, 2010 - 00:41
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You look fantastic hun *o*

by Littlegeeky on Sunday, 23 May, 2010 - 22:03
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Daaaaaymn you look bliiingiiiin'.

....*Ahem* It looks totally epic! You're going to boil, but at least you'll leave a gentlemanly puddle behind! 8'D

by MoonLily on Sunday, 23 May, 2010 - 22:06
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Oooh yay! I'm so glad you finally got it done <3 I know how much effort you've put into it and it really shows!
P.S. I want that coat 8D

by CrystalNeko on Sunday, 23 May, 2010 - 22:13
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You look fantastic! :D awesome!

by Crazedteensie on Sunday, 23 May, 2010 - 22:43
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It looks spot on *o*
Well done!! 8D

by Enchanting_ELK on Sunday, 23 May, 2010 - 23:35
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That looks amazing! You're a perfect Austria hun : )

by HotshotShan on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 17:16
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such a disappointment of a son D8

by flames-of-monki on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 19:49
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The photos are so pretty <3333
I really enjoyed doing that little shoot, and you were a such a good Austria! :D
Do you mind sending me some of the photos by the way, I'd like to have a few for some of my accounts if that's alright? ^-^

by Skah-Tala-Kai on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 20:22
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@Xephois: Thank you so much! *huggles*
@flames-of-monki: You have no idea how much I lolled at that xD
@Shak-Tala-Kai: I will when I have time hun, I have to send people their photoshoto photos first ^^ Some of them are from Ellie, so you'd be better asking her for those ones <3 Thank you so much!

by MadameLapin on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 20:47
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No worries lol, I don't mind! ^-^
You're welcome. <3

by Skah-Tala-Kai on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 20:49
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How have I not commented on this?
I LOVE this! You look so so awesome in this <3

by TheStarlightFairy on Sunday, 10 April, 2011 - 00:05
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Perfect Austria! I love your photos :)

by JustPeachy on Friday, 29 July, 2011 - 15:09

To-Do List

Brown CoatHighComplete

Shopping List

Material for Coat/Jacket£12.00Bought
Material for Waistcoat£12.00Bought
Wig (including styling)£30.00Bought


Bottom Half Complete (Posted 14th May 2010)

I now own some amazing shoes for him, and I'm loving the trousers. I'm wearing some white tights instead of socks... the socks just didn't look right. The tights seem to work okay, I maaaaaayyy wear a second pair at the same time.

On the image, my top half obviously isn't my costume. The shirt is actually a dress shirt I recieved for my Birthday and the waistcoat is my casual alternative one. I just wanted to wear something OTHER than my pj top for this photo (this was taken around midnight).

That's my brother's room by the way.

Progress (Posted 11th May 2010)

We have material for the coat. It's a little light... but, comapted to the perfect material that was £35 a metre we kind of like this one. It's pretty sturdy nad is close to the material we wanted.

Shoes have arrives, they're a pretty good fit, if a little roomy at the toes... we'll be able to fix that though. They look fantastic, even if they do seem to be more burgandy than brown... ah well, minor error. Many thanks to Monkey for helping me find some ^^

The waistcoat is still in progress... but nearing completion. It look a little weird, but that's becuase it has yet to form the shape of a waistcoat xD

Once the coat and waistcoat are made, there is very little to do afterwards, the only essential is the stockings. The glasses... it would be nice if I could get some smarter ones, but it won't be a tradgedy if I wear my normal ones (plus, I'll have perfect vision 8D). And the baton is merely something to pose with... becuase I like posing with props. I'm sure I'll think of something.

General Update (Posted 27th April 2010)

Because YOU'D THINK that I haven't worked on this costume at all.... well I have xD

Wig is done, made by the AMAZING Demented-Kid. So many people think it's my real hair... Even people who KNOW ME. I love how natural it is... I could just MARRY that wig.

I need a new shirt for it, I can't wear my brother's old one again... however, it's not a huge tragedy if I have to wear one of my blouses. Although, I will certainly need one if the issue below comes apparent.

The coat.... may not be done for Expo ;_; I just fear that I can't do it in time. This costume has been put off for way too long and I would like it to be complete. So I am going to push to make sure it is complete.... however there are no guarantees. It's certainly the hardest part of the costume.

I found some LOVELY material for the waistcoat, it doesn't match the picture entirely, but it's a good realistic alternative. I accidently cut it a little too short... which just means we have to be be careful when we do the seam allowance. There was a bit of an issue with the sizing, but now it's all sorted, we just needed some new lining.

Cravat is done, I just need to figure out how to tie it properly.

My main worry is the shoes... I don't know WHERE I'm going to find some noble looking shoes like that. I've looked in shoe shops and on ebay but nothing is coming up. People who are good at shoes..... HELP! I'm also worried that these will cost the most money.... MONEY THAT I DO NOT HAVE! (becomig worryingly like Ausria here xD)

The trousers.... we've bought some from a charity shop (ftw) and we're going to alter them. They're not exactly the right colour... but they'll do. They're very comfy.

For the white sock things.... I'm not sure what I'll need, I'm looking into those. Possibly some white aeroplane tights? I'll ask people ^^ I don't fancy while leggings.... wedgie xD