Costume :Abel Nightroad
Variant :Anime version
Source :Trinity Blood
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Collectormania 4 (2008)

Costume Photos

Abel Shoot Dec 2009 4

Abel Shoot Dec 2009 3

Abel Shoot Dec 2009 2

Abel Shoot Dec 2009 1

Completed Abel photo by Uni

Complete Anime Abel

Cosplay Lab entry





Costume Information

Cost : £45
Awards : None
Time Taken : 60-80 hours

I decided to go with Abel Nightroad as he is one of my favorite characters of the series. What really made me choose him is that I would be able to use my own hair and glasses for the costume. I wanted an easy costume to do as all my others planned for this year are quite complex. I chose the Anime version as it was the simplest version.

The hardest part was sewing with fractured ribs. It meant I had to leave a cap of about a month between drawing up the pattern to making it. In that time I lost a dress size. So I will have to do some adjustmets.

The easeiest part was the capelette. It was a very simple design. Also that I was using my own hair so I didn't need to style a wig.

His first wear was at Collectormaina Manchester 4. He got a good reception. I did have a few requests for the Crusnik version. Which I might do. I'm also looking into doing the manga version.

Hes now complete with the cuffs finally done for Collectormaina 13. I do plan to fix and adjust some of the robe and prehaps remake the gun holster as its meant to be under his arm not on the waist.

Have updated the costume after several of the gold accessories broke. I remade them using foamex plastic which was cut with a dremel saw and then heated with a heat gun to be shaped. Finally painted with gold car spary piant.

Final completed version was worn at Amecon 2008


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Ah hey, I've seen you around a few events in Manchester in this costume but I've never got around to saying hi! So er 'hi' X3

For an 'easy' costume this looks very complex! You pull off the character well.

by Dei Dei on Monday, 28 April, 2008 - 22:11
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Thank you. Your are more than welcome to say 'Hi' next time you see me. I'm quite shy so suck and saying 'Hello' to peeps.

It was easy in comparison to the artbook version which I do plan to do.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 30 April, 2008 - 02:28
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Yay! We love you Abel! I really like the image of you smilling X3 Very Abel thats for sure!

by Uni on Wednesday, 21 May, 2008 - 10:01
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you make such a good nightroad!
i also remeber my jaw practicaly hitting the floor when i saw this at collectormaina due to fandom of him. xD
i Love the picture of you with sweeny =3

by Neko-Chan on Wednesday, 16 July, 2008 - 17:50
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ooooooh i thought i recognised you :D saw you in manchester afew times in the same cosplay, you look brilliant and like my friend dei dei says, you pull it off really well, hope to see you at the collectormania one again in november ^_^

by Mimi8D on Monday, 15 September, 2008 - 13:07
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you look cool ^.^ and wow you have all those weapon profficencies ^.^ ive done kendo for 5 years and fencing...thats about it, unless you count smacking yourself in the...*ahem* anatomy with nunchaku for 3 years ^.^

by Captain_Marvelous on Wednesday, 17 December, 2008 - 15:57
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It looks wonderful, and hangs beautifully too! Showcasing not only that you're an awesome cosplayer, but an exceptionally talented tailor!


by PKNIVES on Friday, 10 April, 2009 - 21:15
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Thank you everyone. This is still one of favs of my cosplays as its so comfotable to wear.


by Sephirayne on Saturday, 7 November, 2009 - 21:05

I love your abel soo much 8DDD

by goodbyeworld on Tuesday, 12 January, 2010 - 17:29
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Violin shot is god! I used to live near an abandoned church there so rad! :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 18:44
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Really love the new photos hun! Especially the gun shot! *HOT*

by Uni on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 21:51
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Wow you make an excellent Abel! You've got some beautiful shots there and that violin is just gorgeous, wish i had one like that ^_^

by ElegantAura on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 22:08
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wonderfull work! I like it!

by Naraku on Monday, 22 March, 2010 - 12:25
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Thank you ever so much everyone ;).

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 9 February, 2011 - 21:10


Updated Photoshoot (Posted 23rd February 2010)

I really wanted to get into doing more location shots for my cosplays. For Abel I have one perfect right outside my front door. An abandorned church that looks quite old and gothic.

As it snowed quite heaverly my brother and I decided to make use of it and head out for a mini Anime Abel shoot.

Unfortunatly it went dark stupidally fast so the church can't be clearly seen in any of the shots.

I'll be hopefully trying again once the Artbook Abel is finished as its such a lovely location.

The violin featured is a family heirloom that I inherited from my Grandmother.