visiting_wizard
 


Costume :Alicia
Source :Valkyrie Profile 2
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2010


Costume Photos

Cosplay fever photo

with some friends at expo

quick snap

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Costume Information

Description
this will be my first attempt at a square enix costume. i consider square enix to be the test of any good cosplayer because of the small details and complexity of their costume designs. lets see if i pass!

Comments

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I'm going as Hrist in May (I flipping hope!), and my friend is doing Alicia too. Two Alicias would be odd. Which one would I intend to kill first? ;-)

Nevertheless, don't worry about it too much. When you do get it done, let me know. I might even do Hrist again for the Saturday in October (not sure yet though). My friend is also planning to do Silmeria, so perhaps we could do a group when she's done that?

by SlimDefinition on Thursday, 18 March, 2010 - 21:25
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Oh cool! That would be awesome! I'm going to have to leave Alicia till May anyway as I realized I don't actually have time to make two costumes alongside my uni work at the moment. I'll let you know when I'm done though. :)
p.s: sorry, i only just read this comment. i wish they'd tell you when you get new ones!

by visiting_wizard on Monday, 5 April, 2010 - 20:29
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And I just read this comment! Heh.

If you ever plan on going a valkyrie costume, don't announce when you're going to do it for until it's nearly done. That's my advice. I've been really struggling to get Hrist done!

Are you going to the May expo this year?

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 10 May, 2010 - 17:27
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lol, thanks for the advice! I'm planning to make my costume/s for October during the summer since I'll be in my final year at university and probably too busy to manage it nearer the time.
I'm going to May expo both days as Zed from Kiba. Think it's going quite well. Just the sword and locket-thing to finish now. How about you?

by visiting_wizard on Tuesday, 18 May, 2010 - 01:50
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Hey hunny, when you do alicia let me know k? I am planning val alicia lol.

My one went rather well, she got some nice reviews.

by NightmareWings on Friday, 18 June, 2010 - 22:02
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Will do! I bought some materials yesterday but since I'm also making Suki I'm not sure if I'll have both done or not. Haven't done much work on either yet but when i have I'll let you know if It'll be October or may. :)
I'm not looking forward to wearing a wig again but it's unavoidable when my hairs so short!

by visiting_wizard on Saturday, 19 June, 2010 - 12:00
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Lol if you get her done for oct I'll deffo look for you! Shes an amazing character to do. My wig was annoying after a while but you get so into character!

^_^

by NightmareWings on Sunday, 20 June, 2010 - 16:00
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I don't recall Alicia ever calling Dylan "PERVY SLAVE!" though Nightmare. XD!

Dammit...I want to do an ultimate UK VP group with you guys!

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 21 June, 2010 - 13:29
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that would be pretty awesome! there isn't enough interest in non-ff square enix cosplay! all their games have amazing elaborate costumes but you just see the same ones over and over again - oo look its ANOTHER yuna and cloud, lol!
i've been playing star ocean recently and i really like peppita's outfit. :)

by visiting_wizard on Monday, 21 June, 2010 - 15:53
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Funnily enough, I started a new file of Star Ocean: Till the End of Time the other day, heh.

Great progress on Alicia so far. Looking nice.
Heck, I really want to do Hrist with you. :-( Gah! Too many things I want to do with costumes with people. *Sigh.*

by SlimDefinition on Sunday, 27 June, 2010 - 13:52
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Thanks! Still got a long way to go yet though.
It would be awesome if you went as Hrist again but there are lots of other awesome things to do too. Unfortunately it's impossible to do them all at the same time lol!

by visiting_wizard on Monday, 28 June, 2010 - 09:53
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Thing are going good my lovely! I will have to find you and take pictures of you.

by NightmareWings on Friday, 13 August, 2010 - 22:39
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thanks! XD
God i hope i manage to get them finished! i'm running out of time before my final year at uni starts in september and i'm going to be swamped!

by visiting_wizard on Saturday, 14 August, 2010 - 02:45
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Love the progress! :D
Also on your collar shot, your hair style is really close to mine, and the colour too :3

by My__RoadOfBlood on Tuesday, 17 August, 2010 - 00:18
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I must take a picture of you at the expo~! > < Valkyrie Profile is epic! (I'm still stuck at some point on VP2 but whatever xD.) If you see a Chrona (Soul Eater) running towards you then, that'll be me. :D

by Clover-tan on Monday, 23 August, 2010 - 13:12
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I'm liking your progress Wizard. ^_^
I SO want to wear Hrist again asap!

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 25 August, 2010 - 18:33
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Look forward to seeing you blue_clover - i wear such obscure costumes normally i get far too few running people lol!

Let me know when your wearing your Hrist again Mel! Would be awesome to get photos together! XD

by visiting_wizard on Friday, 27 August, 2010 - 02:30
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Great progress ^_^ I am looking to do Freya for next year :)

by Raye-chan on Sunday, 29 August, 2010 - 11:23
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Oh I so cant wait to see this!!!! Its going to be awesome sauce when you do it.

by NightmareWings on Sunday, 12 September, 2010 - 22:30
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Wow looking REALLY good. Do you want to join us next May?

by SlimDefinition on Sunday, 26 September, 2010 - 20:51
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Oh the progress is looking epic!!! I will be doing Freya Next may =D, and lenneth at some point o.0 god knows when?

by Zelda on Sunday, 26 September, 2010 - 20:56
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Thanks!
I'm up for May! It's probably a good idea for me to wear a costume I've already made rather than do a new one anyway since I'm in my third year and uni now and really should concentrate on my work around then. Luckily all my work is due 11th May so I can still go to expo!
Gah! Haven't done any work on this for weeks because I've got work to do! :(

by visiting_wizard on Monday, 27 September, 2010 - 23:30
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Sounds good! And yeah, it's hard to work on costumes when there are a lot of other things getting in the way.
Hope you get it done though. Good luck in finishing her.

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 4 October, 2010 - 17:40
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Wow...its looking better than mine! I love the skirt and boots!

by NightmareWings on Monday, 4 October, 2010 - 18:41
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Thanks! Boots not finished - they're a bit of a pain so I keep putting it off! I've finished the pattern on the skirt but still need to do sleeves and top pattern. So much work left to do! No sword yet either! :/

by visiting_wizard on Monday, 4 October, 2010 - 22:29
 

To-Do List

make skirt tailsHighComplete
buy 2 tones of green fabricHighComplete
sew skirt togetherHighComplete
Sew white sleevesHighPlanned
finish socksHighPlanned
make arm bandsMediumComplete
paint gold pattern on skirtMediumComplete
buy wigMediumComplete
buy shoes - cut up - spray goldMediumComplete
buy long brown socksMediumComplete
make templates for leather accessories MediumComplete
paint gold pattern on topMediumComplete
make headbandMediumComplete
buy faux brown leather fabric for belt, collar, arm bangles and headbandMediumComplete
make white ankle-spat thingsLowPlanned

Shopping List

fake leather fabric£3.62Bought
socks£3.99Bought
light green fabric£6.49Bought
dark green fabric£3.00Bought
gold spray pain£2.00Bought
shoes£4.00Bought
thread£1.00Bought
fabric paint£3.75Bought
gold ribbon in 2 widths£2.40Bought
wig£11.99Bought
Total£42.24

Journal

Progress (Posted 11th September 2010)

The skirt is sewn and painted now and looks pretty good. Pleasantly surprised at how well the purple fabric paint shows up on the dark green fabric.
Have cut and hemmed the skirt tails as well now so moving on to painting them and the pattern on the top next. :)

New Machine! New Mechanic! (Posted 9th September 2010)

I bought a sewing machine! This means I can actually finish my cosplays, woo!
Anyhow, I've cut the pattern for my skirt and I altered the top I'm using as a base. Just need to paint the pattern on it now.

:O (Posted 29th August 2010)

Eeeek! I am so screwed! I nearly finished making my Hakama for my Suki cosplay so I could start on the skirt and top for Alicia and now the sewing machine isn't working! What am I going to do!?!??!?! O_O

Wig! (Posted 14th August 2010)

I was beginning to despair of finding a suitable wig on ebay when I went to the local fabric/fancy dress shop today looking for ribbon and zips and found this one! It's surprisingly nice quality and only cost £12.50! Yay!
May trim it into style a bit so i can have shorter front bits over my shoulders.
Lucky find has made me happy! :)

Work begins (Posted 27th June 2010)

Since i bought faux leather for my Suki cosplay, I'm using the left-overs to make accessories for Alicia as well. So far i have arm band things and head band and i have enough fabric to make the belt too.
Tonight i finished both the headband and the shoes! Yay for progress! XD