TRiPPY
 


Costume :NiGHTS
Variant :U.V
Source :NiGHTS into Dreams
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Auchinawa 2006


Costume Photos

SEGA Superstars Team and Richard Jacques

Guinness Cosplay London event

Guinness Cosplay London event

Guinness Cosplay London event

NiGHTS

Cosplay Masquerade

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £100
Awards : Most elaborate costume- Auchinawa 06
Time Taken : About 2 years...

Description
I decided to make this costume because i was sick of drawing this guy for 11 years and wanted to be artistic in another way, so i figured actualy *making* his outfit would be an interesting way to broaden my art skills.
I wanted to make it as realistic, detailed and glittery as possible.

The hardest part was making the hat... and the body suit part. I have no sewing training so making a full bodysuit from scratch was HARD. I had to change it 10000000times and nearly lost my sanity in the process lol. The hat was hard because it literally was HARD, it's solid and weighs a ton and the amount of needle cuts i recieved from it only made me hate it more venomously lol. Trying to sew through hardshell papiermache that's been varnished in wood gloss... don't try it.

The easiest part was the shirt. It only took 3 days and not a lot of fabric.... though... i don't have a serger to stop it all fraying randomly.

I learnt so much about costuming from this project, way too much to list and there's so many changes i would implement if i was making this costume again. Like STRETCHY FABRIC instead of silk cutting off my circulation lol... also I'd get rid of the corset because it hurts a lot.

All that stuff paid off though because when i first wore it at Auchinawa and walked down the corridor to the Cosplay hall, all the looks i got made me forget how much i hated making this thing, lol.

Now I'm having to wear it again in London on the 18th for the Guinness World Record cosplay event. SEGA asked me to be their mascot ^^ That makes me so happy words can't explain.

Comments

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Wow... that is a wonderful costume... I'm looking forward to seeing you at the Guiness event!

by Cat_Cat on Sunday, 16 March, 2008 - 15:30
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Fantastic costume!

by stripey_dani on Sunday, 16 March, 2008 - 16:19
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I wondered if you were going to join Cosplay Island, TRiPPY. o: It's Zoe from the NiGHTS boards here. XD I love this costume of yours; it's so beautiful! :)

by Luminescence on Sunday, 16 March, 2008 - 17:01
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Your costume is so wonderful! I can't wait to see it World Guinness event :D

by Manga Girl on Sunday, 16 March, 2008 - 17:04
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Holy Moley that's one heck of a costume! It's amazing!! *o* Wish I could see this in person now!! >o<

by CrystalNeko on Sunday, 16 March, 2008 - 17:54
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One word: Love

by Mungojerrie on Sunday, 16 March, 2008 - 18:40
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I'm a good friend of Zoe and Holly, and I played NiGHTS when I went to their house, and this costume is just EPIC. NiGHTS YAY 8D

by Relion on Sunday, 16 March, 2008 - 20:10
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It was really amazing to see this after seeing all your progress pics on cosplay.com! :D Such a fantastic costume

by Ashe on Sunday, 16 March, 2008 - 20:46
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that is amazing. hope you going to amecon >,< i have not seen better cosplays of nights.

by kimpey on Thursday, 19 June, 2008 - 20:45
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I love this costume

My inner Seag boy is screaming out to you lol

I love NiGHTS would love to cosplay him at some point too if i do half as good a job as this i will be well over the moon :D

AND YOU WERE THE SEGA MASCOT!!!

by MangaChild on Monday, 15 December, 2008 - 22:56
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TOTAL AWESOMENESS!

by Prince Zarbon on Saturday, 10 January, 2009 - 06:50