Costume :Daryan Crescend
Source :Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2010

Costume Photos

CFR book launch

Gavinners feat. Machi Tobaye

Rock on!





Costume Information

Cost : £30

Finally, someone who isn't blond! fsdhkjfhsklfhlkaslf

Why am I doing Daryan? The amusement factor, I guess. And his is a costume that has interesting details but doesn't seem impossible to make (or wear). Plus the hair! I cannot resist attempting the hair!

Hope this will go well...

[update Feb 2011]

Worn this twice now, and haven't really talked about it... well the wig is HEAVY. I adjusted it after the first wear, but still the paiper mache structure holding it is pretty solid and heavy, and it pressed against my forehead like fdhsjkfhkaslfas!!!!. The weight of it pushed my eyebrows down which is why in most pictures you see me going >:(. It's almost impossible to have any other facial expression when something is pushing your eyebrows down, I discovered. Also, when your forehead and eyebrows are dragged/pushed down hard enough, it starts to affect your vision! So when people said "look this way for the camera!" I was like, "uuuh?" and trying very hard to even focus my eyes.

But, eh, who needs the ability to see when you have epic hair? :P


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AYAAAAHHH!! Sorry lol,thats one of my favourite Apollo characters XD I'm possibly attempting Apollo himself next year ^^ (because I have a list of cosplays to do as big as the universe >>)

by tattikat on Wednesday, 5 May, 2010 - 11:20
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:DDDD Hey maybe we can have a photoshoot together!

by Pez on Saturday, 15 May, 2010 - 19:59
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... Must... resist... temptation to poke the hair....

The progress is looking great so far XDDDD

by Cat_Cat on Sunday, 16 May, 2010 - 14:37
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Oh, Cat, go and stroke the c*ckhead. You know you want to. >D

XDDD Thanks!

by Pez on Monday, 17 May, 2010 - 11:03
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ASDF OMG 8DD *fanspazz*

I will be amazed to see how you do that hair!!!

by Freyarule on Sunday, 23 May, 2010 - 18:17
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Freyarule > Thanks! I'm hoping the hair will work out! XDDD

by Pez on Sunday, 23 May, 2010 - 22:26
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Shit yes! I may just have to turn up to October expo now either as Ema or Franziska and do terrible things to you.

by AmethystEyes on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 11:38
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AmethystEyes > Daryan would welcome the terrible things! XD

by Pez on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 15:48
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I can't wait to see how you do the hair! it will be so cool! :3 Btw you're forgiven for not knowing about Blade and Soul ~ its not out yet hehe :3

I'm also in love with the jacket collar and boots! Upload lots and lots of pictures K? <3

by Komapsunida on Monday, 14 June, 2010 - 21:07
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Dude that looks so awesome!

Now you just need to put on the c**khead to complete the look :P

by Cat_Cat on Sunday, 27 June, 2010 - 12:18
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!!!! Excited to see this *spaz*

I'm wearing Shih-na to one of the October Expo days, may be able to sidle up and freak you out with my time paradoxicalness~

by Loxes on Sunday, 19 September, 2010 - 21:33
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Loxes > XD Which day will you be going as Shih-na? Daryan will be for Sunday. Would be brainbreaking awesome if we see each other!

by Pez on Thursday, 23 September, 2010 - 12:12
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epic hair is epic! Cant wait to see this!

by Bambi. on Monday, 4 October, 2010 - 19:27
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Bambi > Thanks! Oh god I've started making the epic hair and it's SO HEAVY! This is going to be interesting to wear...

by Pez on Friday, 8 October, 2010 - 19:41
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That wig is amazing~! *.*

by Roze-Chan on Wednesday, 20 October, 2010 - 20:02
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words cannot desribe how awesome this is.

by yami-no-neko on Wednesday, 20 October, 2010 - 20:03

Wow...simply wow.

by - on Wednesday, 20 October, 2010 - 20:04
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omg that hair is epic!

by InfiniteJester on Wednesday, 20 October, 2010 - 20:09
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If only I was wearing my Wocky I could have a quiff battle with you. XP

by MoonLily on Wednesday, 20 October, 2010 - 20:17
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gizz a go on that Daryan xD
Cock unveiling tomorrow YAY!!

by Bambi. on Wednesday, 20 October, 2010 - 20:26
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\o/ My partner in crime!

by Storme on Wednesday, 20 October, 2010 - 20:38
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Simply amazing, congrats on doing such an awesome job! =D

by KiraraYumi on Wednesday, 20 October, 2010 - 21:04
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YES! I am SO looking forward to seeing this XDDDD

by Freyarule on Wednesday, 20 October, 2010 - 21:46
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Thanks guys! XDDDD The hair is SO HEAVY. But somehow it makes me feel invincible. It's... inexplicable. XD

by Pez on Wednesday, 20 October, 2010 - 23:20
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...This is so hot.

I WILL be fangasming.

by Clood on Thursday, 21 October, 2010 - 10:15
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dat hair :p

by Berserk667 on Friday, 22 October, 2010 - 01:21
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Clood > <3

Ben > Yup. Dat hair. :P

by Pez on Friday, 22 October, 2010 - 18:59
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0o0 thats epic no wait amazingly EPIC!! how on earth did you do that hair??!?!?

by mandi-taichou on Friday, 22 October, 2010 - 22:12
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That wig is AMAZING *__*

by PapercutPerfect on Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - 12:59
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^___________^ Thanks very much!

mandi-taichou > It's a really long black wig stuck over a papier mache "hat" thing I made. There's a photo of it in the journal area. The white part is just paint. :)

by Pez on Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - 19:10
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Amazing!! what day are you doing this on?

by mandi-taichou on Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - 19:59
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:) The first half of Sunday! I'll be in an Ace Attorney group with a few others.

by Pez on Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - 20:00
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this looked amazing at the CF launch!!!!!

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 27 October, 2010 - 01:00
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Thanks Emmy! ^______^

by Pez on Friday, 29 October, 2010 - 10:29
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It was so awesome meeting the phallic wig X3

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 - 09:15
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The cockhead enjoyed his meeting with you as well! >D

by Pez on Wednesday, 3 November, 2010 - 10:36
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Dear me, this is phenemonal! You look so fantastic!

by MadameLapin on Saturday, 25 December, 2010 - 00:38
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Thank you very much! ^______^

by Pez on Sunday, 2 January, 2011 - 00:17
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wow that's so Epic!! O.o

by Rain on Sunday, 30 January, 2011 - 03:32
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Thank you! :D

by Pez on Tuesday, 15 February, 2011 - 14:31

LOVE! best styled wig for this chara ive seen yet!

by Shigeako on Friday, 18 February, 2011 - 03:16
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:D Thanks very much!

by Pez on Friday, 18 February, 2011 - 11:34
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Ace Attorney FTW, this is just too epic for words! XD

by Eloraborealis on Monday, 25 April, 2011 - 12:18
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8D Thank you!

by Pez on Tuesday, 26 April, 2011 - 15:17
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This is absolutely perfect!

by Nesabi on Friday, 25 March, 2016 - 19:07

To-Do List

Epic hairHighComplete
Shark tooth zipper pullMediumComplete
Zip-up topLowComplete
Guitar (customised Guitar Hero)LowComplete

Shopping List

Wire mesh£4.00Bought
Trousers (my own)£0.00Bought
Shark tooth (making it out of scraps)£0.00Bought
White material (from existing stash of stuff)£0.00Bought
Shoe soles£2.20Bought
Wig (from my shop's stock. 43 inches long, sells for £30)£0.00Bought
Matching thread£1.00Bought
Blue material£4.50Bought
Guitar (my own)£0.00Bought


DONE! (Posted 20th October 2010)

Daryan is done!

Wearing this to Cosplay Fever Red book launch! See you there! >D

(Wow, abuse of the exclamation mark!)

Mwahahaha (Posted 17th October 2010)

Almost there!

Still boot covers (Posted 10th July 2010)

So I made both boot covers, put them on the shoes (2nd hand court shoes, £0.99 + £3.50 shipping on eBay) and proudly walked around in them. But then the girlfriend took a look and said,

"The covers are floppy at the top."


So I added red lining that's pre-stiffened with iron-on interfacing. Trying to make lining for something this irregularly-shaped was kind of hell. Anyway, I attached the lining and then sprayed some starch on for good measure. The covers are now drying on my door handles!

Shoe covers (Posted 7th July 2010)

Started making them today, and got one done in one night! This was the first time I tried making shoe covers actually. Before this I always just bought dirt cheap shoes and literally painted/glued things straight onto them. Not too shabby, heh? Nothing's attached to the shoe at all so I can reuse them for something else.

ETA: well it's not really done done yet. Need to paint the front and make adjustments to make it fit better, etc. I'll be buying one of those adhesive anti-slip soles so that I won't tear the covers at the bottom.

Lovely textured ceiling. :D (Posted 27th June 2010)

Haven't had the time to work on this for quite a while. The top is more or less finished and here's how it looks!

Not that it's visible in the photo, but I messed up when putting the white edging along the hood - the one on Daryan looks big and fat, whereas mine looked like any regular edge (although I already used curtain blackouts rather than bias binding). So I took it off and tried again, this time allowing more fabric and actually stuffed it with toy stuffing. Then plastazote teeth were glued on. So now there is a big white edge complete with teeth!

The top probably took 2 days in total.

I've discovered that the material is so stiff I can't raise my arms when wearing this. XD

D*ckhead (Posted 17th May 2010)

.............I don't know what to say.

(Call 0800 316 7447 for your nearest d*ckhead????)

(Sorry I've just had a bit to drink.)

Top, without lining (Posted 16th May 2010)

Pre-lining. Sewing the pieces together was so difficult because the material was completely unstretchy. Lost count of how many times I got poked by the needles that held the sleeves together as I sewed.

Top (Posted 16th May 2010)