Costume :Repede
Source :Tales of Vesperia
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon 2014

Costume Photos




Cry of Victory!

Woof woof!


side profile

bad dog

Estelle and Repede


repede and estelle on stage



Costume Information

Awards : 1st place at Kitacon 2014

After making my werewolf costume i have decided that i really want to be Repede for our Tales of Vesperia group!!

So excited!!! i love his little pipe!

i want to make the costume on all fours., gonna be awesome!

this will be for 2014 hopefully if its finished! Gonna take my time and picked up some awesome fur suiting tips at ayacon!


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*w* A Repede! 8D
Can't wait to see this!

by Emzone on Tuesday, 13 October, 2009 - 00:26
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ahh this sounds awesome!! can't wait to see it XD

by SarahSaiyan on Monday, 28 December, 2009 - 12:38
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Repede is the most awesome dog ever, he has a pipe for gods sake :D this'll be epic!

by Aokage on Monday, 15 March, 2010 - 00:13
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I can't wait to see this, will look amazing :)

by WhiteWraith on Sunday, 29 September, 2013 - 12:40
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Looking forward to seeing this and hopefully having some photos with you as Yuri. :-)

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 14 January, 2014 - 16:36
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This is looking fantastic :) can't wait to see it finished.

by Zelvyne on Friday, 14 February, 2014 - 21:02
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THIS LOOKS AMAZING! I always wanted my own fursuit! T_T I wish you good luck on it!

by EvilShadowMaster on Monday, 3 March, 2014 - 17:49
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It’s fascinating reading your journal and watching how you go about putting such a complex costume together

by ArcaneArchery on Monday, 3 March, 2014 - 19:24
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Brilliant progress so far! Seriously well done! Can't wait to see it at Kitacon :D

by Raye-chan on Thursday, 6 March, 2014 - 16:31
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Looking absolutely epic! :-D

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 10 March, 2014 - 17:04
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This was just so beautifully crafted! It was such an honour to judge the cosplay contest and to choose both you and your sister as 1st place <3 well done and keep up the epic work! x

by Frederica la Noir on Tuesday, 1 April, 2014 - 20:15
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I'm so glad I got to see this - the whole group looked great, and congrats on winning the cosplay contest.

by Zelvyne on Wednesday, 2 April, 2014 - 16:40
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I love this! You look so fluffy and looks so well made! <3

by Lady Bahamut on Thursday, 3 April, 2014 - 17:44
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It was fantastic getting photos with you! ^_^
You guys were awesome!

Hopefully the full photoshoot pictures will be up in the near future.

by SlimDefinition on Saturday, 12 April, 2014 - 20:30
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Amazing, so happy to have seen this! Seriously, Repede turned out so awesome <3 I hope you'll wear him again sometime =D

by KiraraYumi on Saturday, 12 April, 2014 - 20:40
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This is so great!

by Getti on Monday, 9 June, 2014 - 19:36

To-Do List

Quad duct tape dummyLowComplete
make back feetLowComplete
add scar to the headLowComplete
add the blue mohawk to the headLowComplete
attach chain to the suitLowComplete
finish painting the daggerLowComplete
hand sew fur to the tailLowComplete
finish bady suit + add zipperLowComplete
Moving jawLowComplete
Dagger harnessLowComplete
Tail ringLowComplete
Chain LowComplete
Smoking pipeLowComplete
Leg stiltsLowComplete
add see through panel to the headLowComplete

Shopping List

baulble eye ( plus testers)£10.00Bought
Expanding Foam x3£25.00Bought
Duct tape rolls x3£9.00Bought
Dark purple suede for paw pads£0.00Bought
upholstery foam 1"£18.00Bought
PVS pipe 1" £0.50Bought
PVC pipe 3"£4.00Bought
PVC pipe 4"£0.00Bought
Large plastic chain£2.00Bought
Tan leather or suede for dagger holster£8.00Bought
Luxury blue frost fur 1/2mtr£23.99Bought
Luxury white fur - 2mtrs£70.00Bought
Luxury purple fur - 4mtrs£90.00Bought


sword holster (Posted 18th March 2014)

this is what i had made so far, still need to add the leather tp the bottom and tidy up the top, then i need to make the harness

sword holster progress (Posted 18th March 2014)

i gathered my materials, tan lether, dark brown leather and light brown suede and made a start, i made the liniang with leather and the cover with leather so i had a good thickness, also added abit of heavy interfacing

blue mohoawk added (Posted 11th March 2014)

finally added the blue mohawk to repede, sewed two strips of the fur running into each other to give the mowhawk height and also put a strip of foam inside.

test wear (Posted 11th March 2014)

im so please with the overall shape of repede when i am wearing him :)

open eye installed :) (Posted 9th March 2014)

Repede has two eyes!!!, made the eye lids with leather and added eyelashes. the actual eye was a egg shaped christmas baulble. i painted the back of the baulble in layers of acylic paint to make the eye, so the black first, then the green, then the white in top. because the eye was painted on the back i hae now got a follow me eye :)

leg stilts complete (Posted 9th March 2014)

these are officially finished, the claws are added and i have attched the rings around the ankles :)

new scar (Posted 9th March 2014)

i hated the painted scar, so i ordered some beautiful super luxury brown fur to replace it. it looks so much better i think :)

sword progress (Posted 3rd March 2014)

mde the sword using worbla, the filled it with some expanding foam lol

claws (Posted 3rd March 2014)

the claws are all fimo and spray painted black

scar (Posted 3rd March 2014)

i hated this when i first dne it but hopefully after a brush it will look beter

nose (Posted 3rd March 2014)

added the nose, he is coming to life!

closed eye installed (Posted 3rd March 2014)

i used a duff resin cast eye to give the closed eye shape, i then made the eyelids using a scrap bit of leather on the sewing machine.i then cut out a hole in the fur and sloteed the eye inti place, i also added eyelashes and his eyebrow

shaving the head (Posted 3rd March 2014)

i shave the head so he does not look so shaggy!

before and after shaving the paws (Posted 3rd March 2014)

shaved the fur shorter around the paws, it looks much better

body suit (Posted 3rd March 2014)

i finished the body suit! just need to add a zipper! it looks weird because i have not put it on the dummy properly

pattern making for the body (Posted 16th February 2014)

This doesn't look like much but it's just taken me a good 3 hours to make a Pattern for the body fur using scrap fabric

sword progress (Posted 16th February 2014)

i got the walking stick handle which i love, gonna make the rest of the sword using worbla, so yesterday i made a paper pattern for the worbla :)

harness (Posted 14th February 2014)

i spent a couple of hours this evening making a harness system to suppot the tail and the weight of the head. :)

head progress (Posted 14th February 2014)

i have attached the fur now and put the pipe in the jaw. i still need to add the eyes but im having trouble. I have casted them in resin but they are not setting after two weeks! i must have done the mixture wrong :( will have to redo them i think

head fur pattern making (Posted 26th January 2014)

to ensure i did not waste any of my luxury fur for repede's head i decided to make a pattern. this also helped cut the pieces out nicely for the different shapes. I started by completely covering his head in tape. i then drew out the lines with a marker pen and wrote what each pattern piece was. i then cut the pattern off the head with a stanley knife. I then placed each pattern piece onto the fabric making sure the fur runs away from the nose and cut the back of the fur fabric with the stanley knife. finally i hand sewed all the pieces together ready for it to be hot glued to my foam head.

pipe (Posted 14th January 2014)

armed with a old paint brush handle, half a toy capsule and some worbla! i carefully made repede's pipe and burnt my fingers! please with result though, cant wait to paint it:)

jaw set (Posted 14th January 2014)

made my fimo jaw set, repede dosnt seem to have many teeth in the picture

all the padding profile (Posted 12th January 2014)

here is all the costume so far put onto the mannequin. still unsure about the neck lenght may have to do some alterations. bottom jaw is not fixed yet.

head (Posted 12th January 2014)

carved the head out of a block of expanding foam and then attached it to a helmet, i have for the angle right but unsure if the neck is too long. need to do s test video with me wearing it all.

tail (Posted 12th January 2014)

i cut a piece of foam out into the shape of repede's tail and then put some expanding foam onto it to mak it stiff at one end. also put a pole onto the base so that i have something to help me attach it to the body.

Progress (Posted 9th January 2014)

Made Lots of progress but just have not updates my journal in a while, body all padded out

Stilts with dummy (Posted 24th October 2013)

All ready to start building up the body shape with foam!

Paws (Posted 24th October 2013)

I used some left over short pile lux fur for the bottoms of the feet, I also made paw pads from carved pieces of foam and the I covered them with some dark purple suede fabric.

Front paws (Posted 24th October 2013)

I carved the front paws before the arm stilts were screwed together, this was to ensure the foot piece was the correct size.

Arm stilts ! (Posted 24th October 2013)

Here they are pretty much complete, I am thing about experimenting with some elastic to make it move more smoothly.

Arm stilts step 4 (Posted 24th October 2013)

After lots more maths and measuring we drilled the holes into the correct place for the carriage bolts. We were then able to screw all three parts together.

Arm stilts step 3 (Posted 24th October 2013)

Step 3 was to measure my arms and figure out how long I needed to lower pipe to be. I then cut it to size.

Arm stilts step 2 (Posted 24th October 2013)

First thing I did was drill holes through for the handles, I glued them in place and the cut off the excess pipe.

Arm stilts (Posted 24th October 2013)

I wanted to make jointed arm stilts so started with these materials. 4" PVC pipe, 2.5" PVC pipe, 1" PVC pipe, carriage bolts.
The first job was to measure it out and cut the pipe to size. There are two pieces of 4" pipe one is the upper arm and the other is for the foot. The 2.5" pipe is for the forearm. There is also some 1" pipe for the handles

Duct tape dummy complete!!! (Posted 24th October 2013)

I must have used about 30 newspapers to stuff this! And about 50 hours! I'm so happy that I've actually finished it! Now I can move on to the fun parts of creating repedes body shape.

Duct tape dummy (Posted 12th October 2013)

Here is the dummy cut off! :) now time to spend many hours stuffing it!!

Duct tape dummy (Posted 12th October 2013)

Me and meg started making our first duct tape dummy! Thanks to thekillingdoll's fantastic workshop at ayacon, we kinda knew what we were doing! Any way it was a really painful experience! We used a disposable decorators overalls for the base.

Chunky chain (Posted 29th September 2013)

I got the chain from the Halloween section in asda! It was painted black so i spray painted it metallic chrome silver.

Sword sketch (Posted 29th September 2013)

I only managed to find one reference of repedes sword out of its case. I made a sketch of what it looks like. I think I'm going to carve the whole thing out of one block of wood.

Final furs (Posted 29th September 2013)

This is the fur that I have ordered for repede, I changed the turquoise to a long pile blue frost as the colour and fur length was more accurate for repede

Weapon (Posted 16th September 2013)

i noticed that repede's weapon handle looks alot like a walking stick handle.
lan is to buy a cheap walking stick to mould around.

fur samples2 (Posted 16th September 2013)

I am very pleased r=with these swatches, so much that i have ordered the cream and purple. but now unsure about the aqua frost so ordered a swatch of a light blue frost instead.
This is cream blush longpile, shaggy purple and Aqua frost.

fur samples 1 (Posted 16th September 2013)

here is one example of the fur swatches i ordered, the is bright white long pile, lux aubergine and aqua frost. I dont like it too much as the colours are all too bright, i would like repede to look more realistic

Fur swatches (Posted 12th September 2013)

Just ordered a load more purple fur swatches from mohair bear website. Sadly the sample I ordered was perfect except its no longer in stock :(

Fur samples ! (Posted 20th August 2013)

Just ordered some luxury fur samples from swincraft,
I'm so excited about making this!