Costume :Light Elf Male
Variant :Wedding Variant
Source :Lineage II
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Grand Cosplay Ball 2008

Costume Photos


Lineage Wedding Ref








Costume Information

Cost : £100 so far
Time Taken : Painting Fabric = Whole Series of Wolves Rain, Embroidery = Whole of Trigun Series, Everything elsa = A lot of time

Im looking forward to doing this at some point as ive never done a costume as heavily detailed as this one XD

Im not a fan of the emo haircut and stupid trousers but the rest of the costume is pretty cool :)

Im working Closely to the Artwork rather than the in game images as i just prefer the Artwork XD

The stupid trousers caused me a fair bit of trouble...
I needed to call in some help with them and would have never got them done without the help of Ambers mum i owe the success of the trousers to her :D



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wuuuu goo mike loookin sharp man, thisll be a challenge for ya

by ryaoki on Friday, 30 May, 2008 - 10:27
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lol! you cho go to the grand cosplay ball with hellokitty, she's going the female elf in the wedding dres! lol! (is kidding)

by Hexi on Friday, 30 May, 2008 - 11:52
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haha they really are going together hexi lmao their going out anyway lmao


by ryaoki on Friday, 30 May, 2008 - 11:56
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thankyou soo much for doing this for me mikey, it really means a lot!

i cant wait to see you as a blonde in tights!

by HelloKitty on Friday, 30 May, 2008 - 14:40
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well i didn't know just looked to me like it was just coincidence.... ¬3¬

by Hexi on Friday, 30 May, 2008 - 15:33
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it was great getting to see this in person, well done mike, bet this took a lot of patience lmao something i didnt help with haha

by ryaoki on Monday, 22 September, 2008 - 14:25
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Wow! Love the embroidery work!

I feel you pain though- I painted and embroidered Kilik's (Soul calibur)coat about a month ago. It took AGES

by Uber-Nerd on Wednesday, 24 September, 2008 - 07:57
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Holy... *catches himself to stop from swearing* That looks amazing so far! I REALLY wish I could see it!

by sjbonnar on Friday, 31 October, 2008 - 11:44
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wicked jacket,wish i new how to make a collar like that

by ryaoki on Wednesday, 5 November, 2008 - 09:49
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looking good ^^ ... why do you look younger in ure latest photo xD

by Ikkaku-kun on Wednesday, 5 November, 2008 - 10:32

wow, beautiful progress. The embroidery is famtastic.
This cosplay will probably suit you as well, you've definitly got a face for an elf-cosplay.

by Adamoluna on Wednesday, 5 November, 2008 - 12:04
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I think Mikey should be a seamstress :P

by Odd-One-Out on Friday, 7 November, 2008 - 00:11
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dude thats looking mint cant wait

by Defrain on Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 - 11:46
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You actually embroidered it!? Damn I'm impressed! I woulda likely fabric painted it LMAO

Excellent job!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 - 13:05
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Im only Embroiding collar and other small but detailed bits

Piccies to follow

by MangaChild on Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 - 14:24

"Im not a fan of the emo haircut and stupid trousers" LOL, I love this small aside!

Your costume is looking amazzzzinng so far! I'm sure the details you fill in will also be so cool :)

by on Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 - 20:22
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omg!! me and my sister have seriously been considering doing elf lineage cosplay recently!! i was looking to do the wedding dress!! this is so cool!! im dying to wear my latex elf ears again!

by Fizzykat on Thursday, 13 November, 2008 - 13:30
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this is briliant mikey, god im so jealous of your skills, wish i could do that

by ryaoki on Sunday, 16 November, 2008 - 18:52
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Holy cow... I see some crazy amount of efforts in this! But the result totally justify the means - this is going to be awesome! Really looking forward to seeing the final product!

by Cat_Cat on Sunday, 16 November, 2008 - 18:52
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OMG looking awesome and a guy embroidering thats is the first! looking awesome ad wish i thought of using cross stitch fabric!

by Kaka Extreme on Sunday, 16 November, 2008 - 19:07
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This is looking absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to see you guys at the Ball!

by SephNoir on Sunday, 16 November, 2008 - 20:58
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I am so tempted to pay you £££ just for doing this... it's so detailed and accurate.

by Odd-One-Out on Monday, 17 November, 2008 - 22:33
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Looking good Mike, much kudos for going for all those hand embroidered bits too, I would have cheated! :P

by Ilpala on Wednesday, 19 November, 2008 - 12:38
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mate looking awesome wish i could see this yourll have to wear it at anouther time and place

by Defrain on Friday, 28 November, 2008 - 10:50
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Looking great, man. Love the detail.

by behind_you on Friday, 28 November, 2008 - 13:18
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The detailing is phenomenal Mike! I'm REALLY impressed! I can't wait to see it all done!

by sjbonnar on Saturday, 29 November, 2008 - 01:13
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a simply STUNNING costume

by ryaoki on Tuesday, 2 December, 2008 - 09:01
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your embroidery is epic >w<
its a really amazing costume ^^

by Stefanic on Tuesday, 2 December, 2008 - 17:25
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Not only do I have the utmost respect for you for doing this, especially all of the detailing, the pictures I've seen are just phenomenal.

REALLY REALLY well done with this Mike!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 3 December, 2008 - 04:11
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I know I've said this before, but I think it needs repeating. This is a fantastic costume and you've put an incredible amount of detail into it :D Fairytale couple!

by Amy-Lou on Wednesday, 3 December, 2008 - 23:14
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i'm sorry i stole all our photos..

you really do look fantastic
and all the bits you arent happy with are just you being crazy

thankyou for doing this with me!!

by HelloKitty on Thursday, 4 December, 2008 - 11:55
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......I dont have any idea where this is from but after the photos i saw i think i squee'd .................... I blame you xDD

I like it ^-^!

by JakeX on Saturday, 6 December, 2008 - 23:47
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This is fabulous beyond belief. You are now officially my idol!

by HystericalDame on Sunday, 7 December, 2008 - 00:04


by Adamoluna on Sunday, 7 December, 2008 - 00:10
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You guys were by far my favourite outfits at the ball ^-^

by Leonie Heartilly on Sunday, 7 December, 2008 - 01:00
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Oh you two both looked so beautiful ^^

by Mocara on Sunday, 7 December, 2008 - 01:39
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Ditto to what everyone else has said - you and Amber looked so lovely in these costumes =^_^=

by Lunar_Kitten on Sunday, 7 December, 2008 - 15:44
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Amazing costumes guys! Lovely ball pics!

by Bunni on Sunday, 7 December, 2008 - 15:48

Fantastic! You guys both look so amazing :)

by on Sunday, 7 December, 2008 - 16:36
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you were both my fav at the ball!!! This was just amazing craftsmanship

and i am still DIGGING those tights there mike =P haha!

by Sands on Monday, 8 December, 2008 - 12:57
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by stripey_dani on Tuesday, 16 December, 2008 - 17:36
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Awwww! You and HelloKitty look so cute together! *__* I love both your costumes so much, so elaborate! All that hard work paid off ^_^

by CrystalNeko on Tuesday, 16 December, 2008 - 18:32
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mike can u get back to me, basically i was wondering how you sewed on the goldish edging, did you just sew it straight on or invisable stitch it

by ryaoki on Thursday, 12 February, 2009 - 18:37
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Good lord... HOW?!?

by RanmaSyaoran on Thursday, 12 March, 2009 - 08:15
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Wow! Excellent costume. I can see it took alot of time to do and it was well worth it. I love the detail.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 22 June, 2009 - 15:03
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hi it was great to meet you! i loved this costume of yours too- i cant belive you made it all youself- totally amazing! :D

by Yamidragon on Thursday, 29 October, 2009 - 21:49
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wow, this has got to be one of the sweetest cosplays ive seen :3 :D

by Lolita Hime on Monday, 3 May, 2010 - 18:00

To-Do List

Paint Embroided fabric for DetailHighComplete
Make Mini Blue Waist coatHighComplete
Make TrousersHighComplete
Add Collar and Cuffs to JacketHighComplete
Cut and Make Waistcoat PatternHighComplete
Add Buttons and Bias to Mini Blue WaistcoatHighComplete
Make and Line White Top JacketHighComplete
Hand Embroid Waistcoat Collar and Jacket Collar detailMediumComplete
Make Knee Cuff thingysMediumComplete
Make KravatMediumComplete
Cut and Style WigMediumComplete
Order Elf EarsLowComplete
Buy White ShoesLowComplete
Buy White Tights (eeerrrugh)LowComplete
Buy High Collar ShirtLowComplete
Order WigLowComplete


Embroidery (Posted 17th November 2008)

For some further "feature" detailing rather than paint directly on to the fabric I've chose to try out embroidery, to do this you will need:
An Embroidery Ring

Embroidery / Cross-stitch fabric
Embroidery thread (Much thicker than regular thread)
A Sharp hand sewing needle
Iron on Violene
Fabric Paint
A lot of patience

For consistency I've drawn out my pattern on a cardboard template & cut it out, I then drew round the template on the loose embroidery fabric. Then place the fabric in the ring and tighten the ring ensuring there is tension on the fabric which will make your hand sewing easier and accurate, then sew just out side of your marked lines and keep sewing lol

Once your Sewing is done remove the fabric from them embroidery ring and iron on the Violene ensuring there no bubbles on the underside of your fabric on the stitching, once this is properly sealed cut out your shape however leave a tiny gap or you could cut your stitching :S

Once your stitching is cut out paint any of the embroidery fabric that's on show and finally sew the embroidery patch to your costume..

Waist Coat In progress 4 (Posted 9th November 2008)

I take the pattern Peices and sew them together, once this is done i wear the jacket insde out and have Amber pin the sides to take in the waist coat to give it a tailored look(if no help is avaiable its worth making a ducktape cast of your self).

Once the sides have been sewn i wear the waistcoat hem the front center seam so the left and right sides meet in the middle, I then pin the hem in place and also pin the left and right sides closed.
Then i pin the bottom edge to the shape I need and all of this is now ready to be hemmed by machine, as i will be biasing the jacket afterwards i will be hemming as close to the edge as possiable just in case the bias odesnt cover the stitching.

Once the Waist coat is all hemmed i put it on my cast of my self and make the collar, i began by using a cardboard template cutting it to shape and pinning it on to the waistcoat. Once i found the shape i was after i cut the real thing from sew on voilene, I then make a pocket out of the same waistcoat fabric and sew it to the collar and then the collar to the waistcoat.

With thew collar attached i bias the whole Waistcoat, i use the same technique for the Mini blue waistcoat snt the top white jacket :D

Waist Coat In progress 3 (Posted 28th October 2008)

Once the pattern peices have been pinned to the fabric i cut them out and they are ready to be sewn together :)

Waist Coat In progress 2 (Posted 28th October 2008)

Next I take my measurements according to the instructions on the pettern and pick the best size for me, once i have all the pattern peices cut to my size i pin them to the fabric which has been folded as per the Pattern instructions.

Waist Coat In progress 1 (Posted 22nd September 2008)

After finding a close match to the embroided fabric of the waist coat i have had to paint the embroidery by hand to match.
I have painted about 3 meters which should be enough for what i need :s
So far this has taken about 3 weeks on and off and amazingly only 1 pot of fabric paint XD