Zaiburst
 


Costume :Dante
Variant :Original
Source :Devil May Cry
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Ayacon 2011


Costume Photos

Hunters

High Time 2

High Time

DMCing

Ebony and Ivory

Rebellion without a cause

Dante and Trish

Ref 3

Ref 2

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : 200-300
Awards : Best Male Neo Magazine
Time Taken : 2 months

Description
Coat (leatherette) commission by Tab of Khaos Kreator

Sword made from hard wood, that I have painstakingly sculpted using chisels and then sanded using a belt sander, then primed, painted and sealed.

Waistcoat is real leather that I stitched together using a machine. Stitched buttonholes which bought belts could go through.

Amulet is a plastic red gem that i have glue a mirror to and then sculpted the body out of clay which I then primed and painted. It gives a nice glow when light shines on it and hits the mirror behind the stone.

Comments

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YESH PLEASE!

by TheEmoEmu on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 23:05
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Oh man I hope I see this in Oct :3 <3

by My__RoadOfBlood on Thursday, 22 July, 2010 - 10:16
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I'm so looking forward to this 8DDD

by nosferatu on Thursday, 12 August, 2010 - 01:26
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awesome!!! there will be muchos hugs for Dante!! XD

by PaperTiger on Thursday, 12 August, 2010 - 11:09
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Very Nice do you know about the DMC Group meeting on Saturday thread - http://cosplayisland.co.uk/forum?c=showthread&ThreadID=3330

by vonn_perkins on Thursday, 12 August, 2010 - 11:15
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Yep, I already signed up for that ;)

by Zaiburst on Thursday, 12 August, 2010 - 16:03
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yeeeeeey original dante :D :D

by FairyPorchQueen on Monday, 20 September, 2010 - 23:54
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I have a picture of you~ Took it after/during you were filling in your cosplay fever form :3

by CharlotteLuna on Thursday, 4 November, 2010 - 23:31
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Hey its one of the Dantes *waves furiously*

by 1000014 on Thursday, 4 November, 2010 - 23:47
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@CharlotteLuna - cosplay fever form is almost as good as devil trigger form :)

by Zaiburst on Friday, 5 November, 2010 - 00:29
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haha, Want me to email you the picture :D?

by CharlotteLuna on Saturday, 6 November, 2010 - 12:43
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YOU LOOK AMAZING! great job seriously :D

by FairyPorchQueen on Saturday, 6 November, 2010 - 13:49
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Wicked Dante!

Good to see the Original DMC Dante getting some cosplay justice!

by Numta on Saturday, 6 November, 2010 - 14:42
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You make an awesome Dante! Lovin' the eyebrows! Great attention to detail :)

by kiichan on Saturday, 6 November, 2010 - 17:06
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Best Dante I have seen!
I fan girl'd over you at Expo XD Sorry for that XD

by eternal_aranel on Saturday, 6 November, 2010 - 19:43
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Wow. Amazing cosplay. I didn’t even c u at expo though!

by Squall_wolfheart on Sunday, 7 November, 2010 - 11:49
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thanks guys

by Zaiburst on Friday, 12 November, 2010 - 09:40
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Your one awsome Dante!!

by CharmingTenshi on Sunday, 28 August, 2011 - 12:26
 

Journal

ayacon 2011 (Posted 28th August 2011)

I wore this cosplay again for ayacon. Made some improvements to the sword, it's now the awakened version (well it has an open crossguard now, but the skull mouths remain closed).
I'll put in some photos soon.

Planning stage (Posted 11th August 2010)

So far, Ive only bought the wig for this cosplay (which has yet to arrive, but should look cool - image below)

Im currently deciding what colours to use. If you notice from my cartoon reference, the entire costume is one tone of colour, but if you look at the CG references, the coat is a burgundy, and the waistcoat and trousers are a lighter shade similar to red.
I think Ive decided to go for the varying colours version. It adds a bit of contrast to the costume and I think itll be better.

I will be commissioning Tab to make the trenchcoat for me (I dont have the time to make one myself in time for expo, and plus this way Im sure itll look super) and I will contruct the rest myself, including the making of the Rebellion sword out of wood. Which is something I promised myself I wouldnt do again, after the hefty task it was to make my D sword. However, this time I have power tools to help me get through that, so hopefully itll turn out OK.