Costume :Alcyone [Retired]
Variant :OVA
Source :Magic Knights Rayearth
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010

Costume Photos

Photo by Harry




Alcyone 02



Costume Information

Cost : £50-70
Awards : Masquerade Beauty at Auchinawa '10
Time Taken : 2/4 weeks

This anime is one of my old faves. Was re-watching a lot of the retro animes from my childhood at the beginning of the year, and once again fell in love with Alcyones Ova design. Plus I've hardly ever seen any MKR cosplayers, so I made the choice to attempt to make her. It’s very revealing and even tho I still don’t feel 100% comfterbal and confident in this I love it all the same ^^

The original designs is a lot more revealing and lower at the front and back, but for my own comfort and modesty level I altered it slightly.

The main body of this is a leotard pattern with a sweet heart neckline (I think that’s what the styles called) made with dupion style lyrca. The gold trim is also lyrca sewn on top so it stretches with the main body. The selves are wired so they 'puff' out and support themselves. Tho when I wear this I have to be sewn into it and the sleeves/sleeves wire has to be secured on the see throught bra straps to make sure they stay up. The top skirt is a simple pleated skirt made with a bridal satin, same for the trail. The ostrage feathers were all sewn in individually and then glued to make them secure. And lastly the resin gems were all made by me. I had never worked with resin before and it was a skill I learned specially for this cosplay so it could be as effective as I could make it. I think for a beginner I did rather well.


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I spotted you on Sunday! I love this costume, and Alcyone is really under-loved so it's wonderful to see her :)

Would be cool to see more info on the costume.

by Amy-Lou on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 17:03
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looking beautiful XD

by nanahara on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 17:19
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You must of been freezing wearing that ^^; but its really amazing 8D

by Runeckles on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 20:34
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@Amy-Lou ~ Thank you! I know what you mean, I never see many MKR cosplays. I'll try and update some info on this shortly ^^

@nanahara ~ Thank you ^^~

@Runeckles ~ yes i was rather cold and windswept ^^; Thank you, its a shame we didnt get the chance to meet up.

by Neverforever on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 14:04

Oh wow<3 this looks awesome on you! you have such a nice figure for this!

by No thanks on Friday, 6 August, 2010 - 15:44
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Well done, Looks gorgeous.

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 6 August, 2010 - 19:00
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Oooh...smexy. ^o^

by Mangamad on Sunday, 28 November, 2010 - 16:51
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Really Beautiful, well done ^^

by Kacela on Sunday, 28 November, 2010 - 18:34
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An absoluely beautiful cosplay

by j_mercuryuk on Sunday, 28 November, 2010 - 22:18
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Great cosplay.

by Joshua on Sunday, 28 November, 2010 - 23:43
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Thank you ^^~

by Neverforever on Friday, 3 December, 2010 - 21:32
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This is amazing! You look gorgeous, I can't believe I didn't see you at Auchinawa! Much love for Magic Knights Rayearth <3

by Yuka on Sunday, 22 May, 2011 - 19:44
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Thank you ^^~ and yar, MKR love~

by Neverforever on Monday, 23 May, 2011 - 13:30
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It's a shame to see this retired, but fantastic job I must say!

I have several MKR costumes planned now but I need to figure out who I want to do first and when! I must say though, I wasn't fond of the OVA much and especially now that I've watched the series of the anime.

by SlimDefinition on Sunday, 20 November, 2011 - 22:23