Sephirayne
 


Costume :Lucius Malfoy
Variant :Chamber of Secrets movie version
Source :Harry Potter
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None


Costume Photos

Dark Fireplace

Lucius with the Slytherins at Gmex Collectormaina 2

Lucius CoS 6

Lucius CoS 5

Lucius CoS 4

Lucius CoS 3

Lucius CoS 2

Lucius CoS 1

Making Magic

Lucius Ref

Malfoy 2

Malfoy 1

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £100
Awards : 3rd place at Collectormaina 7 (Not bad considering I didn't plan to enter right up until the comp was annouced).
Time Taken : Four months

Description
First worn at Collectormaina 7 in Milton Keynes.

One of my favorite cosplays to wear as it was so confortable.

The easiets part was the waistcoat. I have, over the years made so many waistcoats that its come second nature.

The hardest part was the snake headed cane (named 'Selena'). It was my first time building a prop completely from scratch. I had dead hands from sanding for three hours to get the head just right.

The best reaction I've recieved from this cosplay was from the actor Tom Felton (who plays Draco). He loved the effort I had made and thought I looked the part.

Comments

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Such Awesomeness! You make a brilliant Lucius! Do you plan to wear it again?

by Uni on Wednesday, 30 April, 2008 - 14:19
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O_O I love it!

/Has the same Master Replica's cane too <3

by RanmaSyaoran on Thursday, 8 January, 2009 - 10:45
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dude I beleive that harry tricked you into giving Dobby that sock....I beleive you :) nice outfit cane is a really nice peice :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 8 January, 2009 - 11:46
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Thanks for the comments.

RanmaSyaoran, The cane isn't the Master Replica's. Its one I built from scrtch before the Master Replica's one was released. I do want it though as mine is now dying a death.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 9 January, 2009 - 05:29
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Can I just say how ridiculously dishy you are as Lucius? Stellar job, it really suits you!! It must have been such a buzz to hear that from Tom Felton!!

by sonia_leong on Thursday, 16 April, 2009 - 11:02
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hehehe awesome you diabolical wicked wizard u

by timpey on Tuesday, 9 June, 2009 - 19:28
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Your Lucius is incredible! You really look amazing :)

by Mungojerrie on Tuesday, 9 June, 2009 - 22:15
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OOOH how awesome do u look here? LOL epicness as always ^^

by OhMyGhibli on Saturday, 12 September, 2009 - 23:08
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Thanks ever so much guys. This is one of my favs so its great to see feedback.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 13 April, 2010 - 18:31
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You look amazing as Lucius. The costume really suits you!

by Yasmia on Friday, 5 August, 2011 - 17:42
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Thank you. This is one of my fave ever costumes ^^.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 13 May, 2012 - 04:51
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Straws filled with Milliput?! My mind is blown.

by Amy-Lou on Sunday, 9 September, 2012 - 15:08
 

To-Do List

Order replacement Snake Cane propLowComplete
Make replacement trousers LowPlanned
Make replacement robe LowPlanned
Make Jacket LowPlanned

Journal

Costume remake and Snake Cane Retirement (Posted 7th September 2013)

As much as I love this costume it is getting to a point where I can no longer wear it so it is being replaced. It is now really too big for me and in a way that is quite tricky to take in. I have decided to use the chance and make it much better. As it is a complete remake I am doing a separate costume profile for it.

After nearly ten years of loyal service I am retiring my handmade Snake Cane prop known as 'Selena'. I am very proud of her and that I handmade her from scratch but now she has reached a point where she is fragile and has lost a tooth that can't be easily replaced.

As it was my birthday recently I decided to put some of my birthday money towards finally getting one of the official Noble Collection snake cane wand props. I decided since I wear Lucius a lot and don't plan on stopping any time soon that it would be a worthy investment.

Cane Progress Archive Photos (pt 4) (Posted 12th January 2011)

Both parts were then painted with acrylics and then sealed with car spray varnish.

The cane/wand build took about 5 days from start to finish and cost £5 in materials.

Then about two months later Noble Collection release the offical prop replica grrr!!! Oh well, I still have mine and I use her to this day (she even has a name, Selena).

Cane Progress Archive Photos (pt 3) (Posted 12th January 2011)

More sanding. Took six hours in total to sand as I wanted the head to be as smooth as possible.

Cane Progress Archive Photos (pt 2) (Posted 11th January 2011)

The two rows of studs are cut up pieces of drinking straws filled with Miliputt.
Once the head/wand piece was done I let it dry fully for 24 hours. While that was drying I worked on the cane part. The main body is made from an old mop. The end was sanded and a base from my Games Workshop figure collection was added. It was then sanded.

Cane Progress Archive Photos (pt 1) (Posted 4th January 2011)

In sorting out some discs I've found I came across some of the original photos of the cane being made back in 2004. I thought I would add them to this costume profile so that you can see how I built it from scratch.

The head piece was made by cutting a piece of wood dowelling. Then it was drilled into. The wand piece was then glued into the drill hole. The wand had been whittled from an old arrow. Once that was dry I then began adding Miliputt to create the snake head. Small beads were added to create the eyes. Two swords from my Games Workshop figure collection were used for teeth. Once I was happy with the base shape I then hand shaded for about six hours (yikes!) to get a really smooth shape.

Photography isn't great as I had a very old camera at the time.

Shiny New Waistcoat (Posted 9th June 2009)

Sadly, as much as I loved the old one I had to replace it. The fabric I had chosen which although very beautiful was very fragile. It needed replacing. Also I had lost so much weight that it was hanging off me wrong.

Found a rather nice chinese print duchess satin. I hand painted the dragon design to its orginal gold to the blood red. I then lined it with lining. It fits me well and I loved how its turned out. Shame that I'm now going to jhave to shrink the rest of the costume.