BB Dubs
 


Costume :Marina Wulfstan
Variant :Game
Source :Valkyria Chronicles
Progress :Complete
Worn At :AyaCon 2013


Costume Photos

Improved Marina 4

Improved Marina 3

Improved Marina 2

Improved Marina 1

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Looking For Targets

Gallian gun painted

Gallian gun painted half complete

Gallian gun

Sniper rifle

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : Approx. £190
Time Taken : Almost 4 months

Description
I've decided to be the awesome lonely lady sniper =D
This is part of the group cosplay (with 4 other people with the same outfit) and will be worn May 2010.

21/06/13: I plan to redo Marina for the Ayacon 2013.

Comments

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it could only be better if it was Jann! XD

by montblanc on Tuesday, 17 November, 2009 - 23:08
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Yeah! xD
I would probably do Marina instead D:

by BB Dubs on Wednesday, 25 November, 2009 - 15:18
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gun looks awesome :D

by agi on Tuesday, 18 May, 2010 - 20:25
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Thank you =)

by BB Dubs on Wednesday, 19 May, 2010 - 21:15
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I'll be searching for this one. Marina was always in my squad and really stood out for me the moment I saw her character.

by MattDark on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 15:33
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Oh wow, Marina is one of the coolest VC characters! Awesome job so far :D

by Ino on Friday, 17 September, 2010 - 00:43
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Thankies =) I should add the almost completed outfit photo on here =P

by BB Dubs on Tuesday, 5 October, 2010 - 10:46
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looks awesome, really accurate. I've actually been looking this morning for fabric for a VC1 costume. What fabric did you end up using?

by yami-no-neko on Tuesday, 12 October, 2010 - 14:40
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best sniper of the game great costume :P

by J-Po on Tuesday, 12 October, 2010 - 14:41
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@Yami-no-neko: I used blue cotton drill. Very pricey fabric, £10 per metre O.O" I bought it from The Cloth House in central London. (the fabric colour will wear off after a wash and creases; which is very bad!) D:

@FFGamerGirl: Right you are =D Although she misses some of the time *rage*

by BB Dubs on Wednesday, 13 October, 2010 - 16:14
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Nice costume, especially the detail on the gun.

by White Leviathan on Monday, 20 June, 2011 - 23:14
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Thank ye ^^

by BB Dubs on Friday, 24 June, 2011 - 10:51
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Nice Marina! The painted wood effect is really impressive too :D

by Amy-Lou on Tuesday, 13 November, 2012 - 12:57
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omg Yeeey looks ace!
i might be bringing Alicia to Ayacon be great to have pictures

by J-Po on Tuesday, 9 July, 2013 - 17:36
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Thanks J-Po =) I'm currently improving the outfit and repairing the rifle.

Likewise, I want to see your Alicia at Ayacon for photos =)

by BB Dubs on Tuesday, 9 July, 2013 - 17:42
 

To-Do List

Pattern cuttingHighComplete
Buy FabricHighComplete
Buy wigsHighComplete
PVC coverings; gloves, spats and bagsHighComplete
Repair outfitHighComplete
WeaponMediumComplete
Spats covering the tabi bootsMediumComplete
Repair rifleLowComplete
Badges and other small items on outfitLowComplete
Tiny ammo boxes with leatherLowComplete

Shopping List

Cotton drill (20 metres for 189 - group)£37.80Bought
Other£5.70Bought
Calico 10 metres - 18 for group£3.60Bought
Greaseproof 20 metres (group)£1.43Bought
Leather gauntlets (New)£31.50Bought
Black wig£11.83Bought
Leather gloves (retired)£15.00Bought
Materials for rifle£22.00Bought
PVC 12 metres - 69 for group£13.80Bought
Boots (retired)£40.00Bought
Red cotton£5.25Bought
Grey wool£3.25Bought
Total£191.16

Journal

Officially completed! (Posted 1st August 2013)

As of today I'm finished repairing and adding extra accessories to this costume. I also upgraded the sniper rifle to a different look.
The only things that still annoy me are the spats and the wig, though the problem is minor. However, two weeks until the final Ayacon will commence, I think I can fix them in time =)

Repairing Marina (Posted 9th July 2013)

For the final Ayacon 2013, I decided to repair Marina's outfit and her rifle. I've been gathered by a fellow cosplayer a year ago to do a group. Unfortunately I only just started on it and I can't find a better black turtle neck top to replace the old one (it's summer right now, so finding turtle necks at this time is impossible).

There are so items that I've labelled as retired and grouping items but still have them on the shopping list. Just wondering how much I actually spent on this cosplay back then and now.

I have about 5 weeks to polish up, so I'm not far from finish. However, I can no longer wear contacts as I fear that my right eye will have problems again.

Fail (Posted 11th August 2010)

I managed to make the extra parts for the gloves but I didn't have enough time to add the blue/white buttons on the front or those tiny bags on her belt =/

Still incomplete! (Posted 4th June 2010)

Yes, although I wore it at the Expo, I had more things like spats, gloves and more bags to do =(

I will complete it for Amecon!

Final week and two days (Posted 19th May 2010)

Got two guns completed, 2 sniper rifles to go. We haven't got any spats, gloves or bags done xD Whee~ Stress kicking in nicely...

4 weeks left! (Posted 4th May 2010)

I haven't got ANY guns finished yet >__< I'll need to dedicate my time to do those otherwise we're all gunless!

=/ (Posted 17th March 2010)

Well, the leader who's knows what's doing is actually making all six costume by herself O__O" The others would like to help out! Alas, the Easter holiday has arrived and she'll be away for the holidays.

I've decided to do make the guns during Easter, it'll be my first time doing this!!

Wigs needed ASAP (Posted 10th March 2010)

I've bought 20 metres of cotton drill yesterday and it was a bitch to carry! Muscle pains indeed! Also got some red cotton too.

Just as we getting cracking onto making the costumes, I realise some of the wigs on Fantasy Sheep ebay are not there anymore, I will have to use my own pocket money to get these wigs >__<

Battle strategy - Fabric and wigs (Posted 17th February 2010)

We're now onto buying the fabrics and most expensively, the wigs from eBay. Oh mai!

Commence battle - Greaseproof paper (Posted 1st February 2010)

Soldiers are ready to start on measurements and draw panels on greaseproof paper. Wigs will be required for everyone, but not everyone would want to pay so much for a completely awesome wig from Fantasy Sheep.
Sir, I demand another group trip to a fabric store. Once we have these panels on calico, we will and I say we will start drawing blood on 'ere!

Pattern and materials (Posted 2nd January 2010)

Currently drawing up the costume and seeing what are the possible materials can be used. So Denim or Khaki are the suitable choices to get that nice army like outfit.
I'm also looking for leather gloves xD This is going to be another expensive outfit to make. Probably more than my Rhys one.

Gathering Allies (Posted 17th November 2009)

Montblanc is recruiting the Gallian army from the MAGS. We currently have a few members wanting to cosplay the side characters from VC. Anyone is willing to be a Jann, Montblanc will love you forever xD