|I'm a huge Hellsing fan and pondered for a while on which character to do because I love so many of them. Rip Van Winkle won the vote ^^ She's just so cute and fun and completly deranged! xD|
The costume is just a conversion - pretty much all bought items - all easy to get hole of except a womans double brested jacket. It took me a while to find a good one in my size - and even then it's still a little bit too big. I had to sew a LOT of buttons on this costume. Who knew a simple jacket could need so many buttons (I think is has something like 14-16 buttons on it)
I loved wearing the big wig - tho it tangles easily. My only regret is not being able to successfully get the curl to work.
I hate the shoes I have for it tho. I would like to improve the costume by getting better shoes.
Also I was not disheartened by the fact that pretty much no-one at AyaCon 2005 knew who I was cosplaying xD (not even most Hellsing fans, even tho she had been in the manga by then lol!). Was great to see more Rip cosplayers at Ame2007! ^^
(disclaimer: I am not, nor do I condone Nazi-ism. It's just a costume ^^)