Costume :Len Kagamine
Variant :Synchronicity
Source :Vocaloid
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Oct 2009

Costume Photos

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Len Kagamine

Dragon Slayer

I'll find you



Costume Information

Cost : £48.90
Time Taken : 4 hours

I found the video for this way back at the start of the year and became a bit obssed and made plans with Juliette to one day do Rin and Len, even though i wanted to do meiko also but i don't think i'm ready to make armour yet ^^' and i love Lens coat so he was my second choice, she then planned to do Rin in the summer but i wasn't sure i'd have time to make it due to prior arrangements. However i recently reshuffled plans for the summer and october and then Fiona made a DA journal asking is anyone wanted to do a synchronicity group in october/kitacon and i just couldn't help myself and jumped on board XD

I've been staring at the designs for a good while now and i've worked out i don't actually have a stupid amount to do XD;; I've got white trousers (though if we're going in the masqurade i'll make a pair), i've got the sleeveless white turtle neck from mitsuki which i can attach the black onto, i've got an old pair of boots i can use and i've got the pattern i used for takanari i can use for the coat which means all i've really gotta do is make the coat, gloves, belts, necklace and wig...ok thats still a bit to do but much less than i thought XD;;;

EDIT: Ok things changed and i decided just to make everything including the trousers, top and sword.

4.5 meters of gold ribbon - £2.70
Yellow pletaher for the belt/armlet - Free, left overs from the lovely wiishmaker ;D
Wig - Will be borrowing wiishmakers (unless i decide to get my own)
5 meters black cotton - £14.50
2 meters white tshirting - £5.00
1 meter black tshirting - £2.50
3 meters white cotton - £8.70
Massive reel of black thread - 70p


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cant wait to see this complete 8DD

by KonohaKunoichi94 on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 20:31
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yay this is gonna look amazing! ^^

by PokethePixie on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 20:39
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... ... I have a useless big brother that hates dragons, bawwww! @____@
I can't wait for this group <3
About the necklace: I didn't think about matching necklaces, it would be great if you could make mine if that's the case 83 (All my accessories have a habit of being overly fragile oTL) Thank yooou big brother <333

by CrystalNeko on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 21:16
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the necklaces look great <3

by Wiishmaker on Saturday, 5 June, 2010 - 16:54
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Oooh wow, the necklaces look perfect *O* <33

by CrystalNeko on Saturday, 5 June, 2010 - 17:01
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Dude this is looking AWESOME.
You've got me motivated to start my october ones now 8D

by tinygreenturkeyeyes on Sunday, 6 June, 2010 - 15:41
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go go go 8D

by tinygreenturkeyeyes on Sunday, 6 June, 2010 - 17:18
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I'm really looking foward to seeing this! It's gonna be so awesome! <3
Everything looks great so far, I love your boots!

by KiraraYumi on Thursday, 2 September, 2010 - 19:30
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I love the test photos *w* You look amaaazing~! <333

by CrystalNeko on Sunday, 3 October, 2010 - 14:29
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Wah, you look absolutely awesome!! x3

by KiraraYumi on Sunday, 3 October, 2010 - 15:08
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Stunning job on this *0*

by FruityKyuubi on Sunday, 3 October, 2010 - 19:50
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Your Len is brilliant!! :O:O ♥ love that coat as well *o*

by PokethePixie on Sunday, 3 October, 2010 - 21:48
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oh my gosh, this is made of so much win *w* i adore the photos you have of it ^_^ and your outfit is simply stunning, seriously :D!! I love this so much x3

by Enchanting_ELK on Monday, 4 October, 2010 - 01:59
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this looks freaking amazing dude, i srsly love the jacket xx

by Wiishmaker on Friday, 8 October, 2010 - 19:19
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Homg Joooo this is amazing! You look so different as Len but ya suit him so well.
Love the coat! Cant wait to see it in person 8D

by Charlie-Bear on Monday, 18 October, 2010 - 15:15
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You make a really lovely Len! :]

by Tsupo on Friday, 27 January, 2012 - 18:52

To-Do List

make topHighComplete
Coat baseHighComplete
trousersHighIn Progress
Get wigMediumComplete
Coast detailsMediumComplete
add black to topMediumComplete
Make glovesMediumComplete
boot detailsLowComplete
make necklace (and rins)LowComplete
make beltsLowComplete


Hood + Details (Posted 30th September 2010)

The yellow is added i actually added it weeks ago but i thought i'd updated that here bu obviously not, luckly the piece of yellow i had was the perfect length so thats all done <3
Using the hood part of the pattern i used for my Luna cape i made the hood i just had to edit it a bit to make it less pointy and a bit more round. I ordered my fur for the hood of fabricland which was perfect in the picture but actually more brown in real life so i had to go through it with a yellow sharpie which took a while -.-
I then glued it onto the hood but i ran out of glue for the glue gun so i had to quickly pop to hobby craft to buy more.
I'll get a photo up tommorrow.
Also because i haven't had time to make AHS meiko in time for hyperjapn and this is almost done i'm gonna be trialing it for that just with white jeans instead of the ones i have yet to make and no sword.

Base coat complete (Posted 2nd September 2010)

The main coat is now complete i've also added the yellow down the front and ironed it (my mother is so proud)
Next is attaching the hood and fur then the coat is fully done.
Trousers left to go aswell.
And then its the sword, I need to get me some mdf and spray paints.
I'll be able to get this done in time no problem i think :) Which just leaves DWC to work on.

Coat (Posted 1st September 2010)

Started on the coat today rather than the trousers.
I used the same pattern as my takanari coat as the style is pretty smiler and i need to start from somewhere right XD
This is the back and side panels sewn together i'm currently thinking of ways to do the hood i also need to get some yellow cotton cause i've got just under a meter of yellow polycotton but its not long enough and i want the materials to match. I also need to find that damn fur D&lt;

Oh yeah forgot to say i need to trim the coat aswelll cause its too long XD I forgot it wasn't to the ground ^^'
(i edited out my face cause i half blinked and looked like a monkey 8D )

Top is complete (Posted 31st August 2010)

The top is now complete i'll post photos once i manage to sort out my laptop (Using the mac right now which doesn't have a memory card slot D8 )
I used a polo neck jumper i had in my cupboard and copied the 3 pannel pieces i needed (collar, front and back)
I did however cut them i guess straighter rather than in a slight curve shape as i can hide my curves slightly this way |D
Trying the attach the polo neck was a bit of a trouble cause i just found it really difficult matching it up D8 It was the same problem i have with sleeves just on a smaller scale so it was bit more...agh.
Finally i attached the black around the bottom and yeah :)
I used tshirting jersey because i wanted a jersey which was slightly thicker than i guess normal kinda jersey and the stretch wasn't really that important to me it was more the texture.
Overall i'm pretty pleased with the outcome <3
I've got the fabric for the coat and trousers so i'll probably start on the trousers tomorrow and the coat maybe at the weekend. I also need to get some fur and a clip to attach the belt with along with stuff for the sword.

Top is complete (Posted 31st August 2010)

Heres a picture of the top :)

Boots completly done XD (Posted 10th June 2010)

Ribbon has been added.

...2 meters of ribbon for each lace...Gonna need some more ribbon XD;

Gloves (Posted 8th June 2010)

Gloves are all finished. Its a pair of cheap long back gloves i got of ebay i chopped the ends off and sealed them up with clear nailvanish, next i did the ribbon around the top and then the little bit around the fingers. Because the gloves stretch i had to put them on while gluing and dear god it was hot D8
I didn't get burnt but it was still really hot D8

Also after rewatching the video i noticed that the laceup bit at the front of his boots our yellow ribbon so i need to go back to hobby craft and get some more ribbon for that :)

Boots are done ;D (Posted 6th June 2010)

Anyone recognise these shoes? lol
I used to wear them all the time but in like janurary the bottom broke so i didn't wear them anymore, but i've fixed the bottom of the shoe and added the yellow around the bottom because after looking at the design they are just perfect!
Plus they're so comfortable~

Belt Progress + Armlet (Posted 5th June 2010)

As i said jess (wiishmaker) had a few scraps of leftover yellow pleather she used to make her defult len outfit which she kindly let me have so i could make the belt and armlet.

The armlet is all done i just hot glued it all together tbh but i worked out rather well however i did burn my finger D8
The belt is all...belt like i guess XD; I've just got to get some sort of clip so i can attach it to the trousers but first i need to work out if i need to make a pair from scratch or if i can use the white jeans i alread have.

...As you can tell my revision is clearly going very well OWO;;;;;;

Necklaces (Posted 5th June 2010)

I couldn't sleep last night and was feeling artsy so i started on the necklaces and finished them off this afternoon.
I used wire to make the shape then just coated them in black acrylic paint.
I like how rins ones came out however i'm not loving lens one...
I'm tempted to try and re-do it but this will do for now.
It took me so long to try and get the wire to bend in the right way -.-
But it was worth it <3