Kacela
 


Costume :Aya Gozen
Source :Samurai Warriors 3
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2010


Costume Photos

Aya Gozen

Aya Gozen

Aya Gozen

Aya Gozen

Aya Gozen

Aya Gozen

Aya Gozen

Aya Gozen

Naginata Complete

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £150
Time Taken : 2 months on and off

Description
I haven't played Samurai Warriors 3 because Koei were silly and released it on the Wii *grumble grumble* However, I really loved their newest designs, and found that Aya Gozen appeared to bring a lot of elegance to the game with her simple yet stunning image.
I decided to use the best fabrics I could get my hands on, hence the large price tag. The coat is made from Chinese silk and lined with a beautiful purple satin. I spent hours searching for the right silk, trying to find a pattern that fit her's almost perfectly. I think it is safe to say my hours of searching paid off ^^ There are approximately 21 meters of gold ribbon on this, and attaching all that nearly killed me because I have to do everything by hand! The tassels were annoying as hell - especially the one at the front of the hood that insisted on irritating my nose when I was wearing it - so I won't say much about them. The detail on the boots are simply craft foam, however when I wore them the symbols kept attacking each other and one would often go flying across the hall *sigh*
It was my first time making a pole arm, and I think it turned out pretty well, however because of uni and life in general I couldn't get the most decent of materials thus the blade is made up of craft foam and lolly pop sticks! I won't lie, it is strong and survived Expo ^^

Comments

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Ooo a good choice, Aya is a beautiful character, you'll suit her soo well ^_^

by ElegantAura on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 19:48
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Ooooo how exciting??? Aya is a wonderful choice <3 Your going to looks so perfect as her. I heard they were supposed to be releasing SW3 on the PS3 but i havent seen it :( i might explode if i have to wait anymore for it >_< lol

by Feather-to-Earth on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 00:17
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Thank you very much =] and SW3 is going to be exclusive to the Wii =[ bad times

by Kacela on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 11:24
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Cant wait to see this done gd luck XD

by CheekyFlower on Sunday, 1 August, 2010 - 17:36
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Oo Wow excellent progress on the robe/coat! The patterned material you're using is sooo perfect too ^_^

by ElegantAura on Monday, 9 August, 2010 - 19:54
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Thank you very much =] I spent hours searching for the right fabric, I am so happy with it XD

by Kacela on Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 - 09:45
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This looks fantastic! 8D
Can't wait to see it at October :]

by MikeJenks on Tuesday, 7 September, 2010 - 17:18
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Pffft this is looking amazing! i need to see this at expo!

by SachikoYumi on Monday, 20 September, 2010 - 14:19
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Ooooooo it's looking so amazing and perfect!!! I can't wait to see next month ^_~ <3 <3 <3

by Feather-to-Earth on Thursday, 23 September, 2010 - 22:19
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This is looking really good, Jessie and I'm looking forward to seeing you at the expo. *Hugs* ^_^

by RebaSephiroth2 on Saturday, 2 October, 2010 - 14:06
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Thank you so much everyone =]
I look forward to seeing you all at Expo too! ^^

by Kacela on Saturday, 2 October, 2010 - 22:44
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This is looking fabulous 8D
Shall definately have to come find you at expo!

by MikeJenks on Friday, 8 October, 2010 - 20:31
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Looking real good!
Hope to see you at Expo to see it IRL! ^_____^

by Lisu-chan on Friday, 8 October, 2010 - 20:35
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Looking amazing so far!!
Can't wait to see this at expo!! :D:D

by Yes-My-Lord on Friday, 8 October, 2010 - 20:35
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Excellent progress! Don't doubt yourself, it's looking fantastic ^__^

by ElegantAura on Friday, 8 October, 2010 - 21:02
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Thank you for the kind comments everyone =] They are much appreciated ^^

by Kacela on Saturday, 9 October, 2010 - 13:03
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Wow the progress is looking epic!

by FuriePhoenix on Saturday, 16 October, 2010 - 14:11
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This is looking amazing!
Great job + Yay for KOEI love! 8D

by MikeJenks on Saturday, 16 October, 2010 - 18:58
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Teehee Thank you to you both ^^

by Kacela on Saturday, 16 October, 2010 - 19:00
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Looking really good Jessie. ^_^

by RebaSephiroth2 on Saturday, 16 October, 2010 - 19:01
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This is looking amazing!! Can't wait to see you at expo! ^^

by MissColzyChan on Saturday, 16 October, 2010 - 23:56
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Fabric choice is beatifull! Well done, looks really great. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 17 October, 2010 - 00:22
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Thank you very much guys X3
Can't wait to see you all at expo!!

by Kacela on Sunday, 17 October, 2010 - 12:40
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Wow this is stunning. Love the outfit. Can't wait to see pics of the completed costume.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 19 October, 2010 - 17:40
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Dat coat! 8D
Love it <3

by MikeJenks on Wednesday, 27 October, 2010 - 14:58
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Awesome cosplay :D

by animekid3000 on Thursday, 28 October, 2010 - 00:59
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looks awesome!

by Berserk667 on Thursday, 28 October, 2010 - 03:52
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Thank you very much guys ^^

by Kacela on Thursday, 28 October, 2010 - 21:42
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This costume was soo elegant and i really want to steal your boots!It was great to see you and James again ^__^

by ElegantAura on Thursday, 4 November, 2010 - 14:23
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AWSOME jj you look a little scard :) but you look good my freinds like too XD

by Chiconoe on Thursday, 11 November, 2010 - 11:03
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So beautiful :) I love your costume :)

by seawaterwitch on Tuesday, 7 February, 2012 - 02:12
 

To-Do List

Kimono ShirtHighComplete
CoatHighComplete
HoodHighComplete
NaginataMediumComplete
BootsLowComplete
Style WigLowComplete