Costume :Deus Machina: Nirvana and Carl Clover.
Source :Blazblue: Calamity Trigger/Continuum Shift
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2011

Costume Photos

Arms progress

Legs progress

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Costume Information

Cost : Lost count :S
Time Taken : About 1 month

I will be Nirvana and will have Raphael, one of my dolls as Carl.

Ever since I played as Carl I thought it would be fun to cosplay his puppet/doll Nirvana. I thought since I would be a human as a doll it would be cool to have a doll as the human. ^_^

This is going to be so hard :s


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can't wait to see this

by Defrain on Wednesday, 23 February, 2011 - 10:55
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I hope it turns out ok. I have never made anything like this before :S

by Ayame on Wednesday, 23 February, 2011 - 19:32
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Looking forward to it!

by animeaddict on Thursday, 28 April, 2011 - 22:58
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by cowiee on Friday, 6 May, 2011 - 23:24
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Wow never seen anyone cosplay her yet!
I can see this is going to epic when its done! good luck

by isamiaella on Saturday, 7 May, 2011 - 02:10
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by Limegreenjelly on Saturday, 7 May, 2011 - 21:32

To-Do List

HatsLowIn Progress
Carl: shoesLowPlanned
Carl: capeLowPlanned
Carl: shortsLowPlanned
Carl: shirtLowPlanned
Nirvana: armour dressLowPlanned
Nirvana: legsLowPlanned
Nirvana: armsLowPlanned

Shopping List

Evil shoes£25.90Bought
Contact lenses.£19.99Bought


Doneness and hiatus. (Posted 1st June 2011)

Well I just managed to get done for expo. I think it looked ok for the short amount of time I was actually in it and the less said about my masquerade fail the better ¬_¬ I think the Carl costume turned out a lot better than mine.

I'm going to put this costume on hiatus for a while as it has a few breaks etc which need fixing but I don't really want to look at it for a bit. I'm going to cut the hat down a bit in hopes it will be more stable, re-paint it and this time have time to seal it.

Arms and legs. (Posted 6th May 2011)

Arms and legs are now just about ready for painting :D Thank you muchly to LimeGreenJelly for helping out with the arms. Legs were made in about 3-4 hours today.

Next will be buying some more bukrum and glue sticks to finish off the hat. Somehow there are never enough glue sticks ¬_¬

stuff. (Posted 28th April 2011)

Have been buying lots of materials and making a proper start on this.
Bought wig, contacts, foam, black lycra and some other bits and pieces. Have cut the pieces for the hat. Its so huge!

Shoes. (Posted 31st January 2011)

Bought some transparent shoes to start making the legs around. They will be horendously uncomfortable but will hopefully give the illusion of me hovering.

It has begun! (Posted 12th November 2010)

Made a start on this yesterday. ^_^
I decided to start with the Carl costume for my doll Raphael. I had an old set of blue eyes which he can use. (I forgot how alarming his non-vampire head can be. Big eyes are big :s) I alredy had a blonde wig for him. Its not a perfect match for Carls hair but with some trimming and styling should be good enough. Especially since he will have a hat on :P

Buckrum pices are cut for the hat. Will be getting fabric tomorrow so it can be covered. Then I can start on his shoes and clothes ^_^