Lady Bahamut
 


Costume :Syaoran
Variant :Epilogue
Source :Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2012


Costume Photos

Epilogue

Resting in the sun

Before I leave...

I will return

Mega reference sheet

Fierce warrior

Little Wolf

The long road ahead

...WTF?

I love you

Wandering soul

BATMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £90.67
Time Taken : Too long! On and off for about 5-4 months

Description
OH GOOD GOD. LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT CAPE.



Okay! I think it's about time I gave myself a challenge and I think this is the perfect cosplay for it! I offered myself up as part of a future group and I would love to be able to pull this off X3


02/05/2012: Okay. I'd like to stress that this cosplay, despite my efforts, is very much a "mark 1" version. I simply don't have the time to put all the details on this cosplay as I would like. Plus I've been cutting a few corners that I would like to fix.


AFTER EXPO EDIT

Wow! I was so happy at the reception this cosplay got! For the first time I've cosplayed I was asked for photos more than once! Infact I had quite a few on both days, which for me, is a pretty big deal ^^; Everyone seemed to like it (I think everyone wanted my cape more than anything 8D) even though I didn't have time to do everything I wanted. These will be added for Mark II, which currently, I'm planning for May 2013. Which could be a mistake if it was as hot this May!! This is by far the hottest cosplay I've worn ^^;


Comments

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I've gotta lot of love for this outfit <3 Can't wait to see thiiiis!
You have the 2nd artbook?! I'm jealous...

by KiraraYumi on Sunday, 7 November, 2010 - 20:39
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Cool

by Dark_Angel_15 on Sunday, 7 November, 2010 - 21:18
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This is one of my fav Syaoran outfits :) Never realised how massive the cape is XD

by charlieparrot on Friday, 12 November, 2010 - 17:53
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I'm thinking about doing this for May expo next year now, as I really want a huge cape of doom! What fabric would you be thinking of using?

by Sakurastar123 on Tuesday, 22 February, 2011 - 19:40
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Oooh, an early start? I'm actually tempted to make Mokona's cape as a trial for how I will make the main costumes ^^

by Sakurastar123 on Thursday, 9 June, 2011 - 19:51
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really wanna do Kurogane's version xD

by zabuza89 on Friday, 15 July, 2011 - 12:41
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wows just looks so cool can't wait 2 see u do this 1 mate ;)

by angelic-cat15 on Sunday, 18 September, 2011 - 19:33
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I'm in love with this outfit, its beautiful. :D
can't wait to see :D

by blackorcid on Friday, 24 February, 2012 - 01:13
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oh wow! i cant wait to see this!!

by kaasutii on Saturday, 25 February, 2012 - 20:50
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Looking good! I will start mine soon, once I get the other Fai outfit out of the way :3

by Sakurastar123 on Friday, 2 March, 2012 - 23:27
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Looking awesome as ever. Love that cape!

by Natsumi on Monday, 26 March, 2012 - 20:17
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Wow! Its looking EPIC :D Love that capeee & the green is brilliant!

by charlieparrot on Monday, 26 March, 2012 - 20:32
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The progress is looking so good ^-^

by Sakurastar123 on Saturday, 5 May, 2012 - 10:54
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ahhh hope to see this at expo!

by InfiniteJester on Tuesday, 15 May, 2012 - 19:14
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This is looking great! Have fun at Expo :)

by Hawkeye on Monday, 21 May, 2012 - 11:21
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Thanks everyone :) I just hope I don't die of heat stroke over the weekend ^^;

by Lady Bahamut on Thursday, 24 May, 2012 - 20:15
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I really admire your Syaoran cosplay, all the green detailing is so perfect, so I am happy to see this in real life.

And.....
DAT CAPE!!!!!
I love my Syaoran
I WANT DAT CAPE

by Ichigo-Chan on Tuesday, 29 May, 2012 - 18:58
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Looks absolutely fabulous!

by Carmina on Thursday, 31 May, 2012 - 21:17
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The green parts on your costume looked so neatly sewn ( and the cape made a nice tent, too... ) =P
I had a lot of fun at the CLAMP meet =)

by Tsuchinoko on Friday, 1 June, 2012 - 18:05
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This is a really well done Syaoran cosplay :D The outfit is neatly constructed and I just love that cape! 8D You suit him well

by Pandora-Chi on Saturday, 2 June, 2012 - 20:41
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That is so amazing.

Really, wow...

And I love your Batman pose too, really spot on there lol

by NixieThePixie on Saturday, 2 June, 2012 - 21:07
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You look EPIC.This should be named EPIC Epilogue Syaoran <3 The whole outfit is amazing and I know every little detail is perfect. I adore your cape!! Thank you for letting me wear it on the day!! XD Its all beautiful!!! ^__^ Soo glad I got to see your epic outfit in person :D :D

by charlieparrot on Tuesday, 5 June, 2012 - 20:56
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Ohemgee how have I not fawned over this cosplay in words yet?
SO, SO much admiration of your skills for this one. SO MUCH. Everything is so perfect and the photos are perfect and Batman is perfect and all that CAPE <3
Simply put, you are once again a perfect Syaoran >w<

by KiraraYumi on Saturday, 9 June, 2012 - 20:46
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Thank you so much everyone ^^; I'm not sure I deserve such high praise, but I really appreciate it :) I hope I'll be able to improve upon it for Mark II!

by Lady Bahamut on Monday, 11 June, 2012 - 20:48
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Wow !! amazing !!! I really love it (CCS was one of the first mangaS I read so omg 4everlove♥)

really well done AND such a cute Sakura as well!!!! ♥

I LIKE ♥

by KC-HOME on Sunday, 3 March, 2013 - 20:35
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This is beautiful! You did an amazing job on that cape - the shape, the crisp designs, it hangs beautifully. *_* And I also love the boots. :3

by MoonLily on Wednesday, 6 March, 2013 - 19:54
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Wow! This is beautiful :)

by _Aeon_ on Thursday, 7 March, 2013 - 15:41
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So much love for this
Dat cape <3

by Emzone on Friday, 8 March, 2013 - 17:30
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So beautiful! great job ^^

by BlueberryTale on Saturday, 9 March, 2013 - 20:13
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Oh wonderful job! Loving the cloak c:

by Stripeycow on Wednesday, 20 March, 2013 - 20:44
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Ohhhh wow! This is amazing!
I love how much volume you've managed to get in the cape, great job!

by TheStarlightFairy on Friday, 12 April, 2013 - 19:23
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Love it! Epic cape!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 18 June, 2014 - 19:13
 

To-Do List

Green detailingHighComplete
ResearchHighComplete
Make the CAPE OF DOOM!HighComplete
Make TrousersHighComplete
Make white over topHighComplete
Buy fabricHighComplete
BootsMediumComplete
StrapsMediumComplete
Black under topMediumComplete
Dangly bits on cape (Don't have time now, will leave them for another time)MediumComplete
Iron the whole thingLowComplete
Pattern for "dangly bits on cape"LowComplete
Patterns for green sectionsLowComplete
Repair sword LowComplete
Paint buttons goldLowComplete
Get hold of D-ringsLowComplete
Make Time Staff (Don't have time for now. Maybe another time)LowComplete
Stitch detail on white strapsLowComplete

Shopping List

White cotton drill 3 metres£14.97Bought
D-rings x5 (large)£8.00Bought
Green thread 100m x 2£3.00Bought
White lining 4 metres£8.00Bought
D-rings x5 (Small)£5.00Bought
Bias binding 16 mm, 33 meters£1.99Bought
Boots£9.50Bought
Old Green Klona Cotton£19.00Bought
White cotton drill 4 metres£19.96Bought
White Leatherette 25 cm£1.25Bought
Total£90.67

Journal

Final bits and peices (Posted 14th May 2012)

All that's left to do is add on the straps and buttons. These include the ones on the collar, the cape and the boots. I won't be putting the strap that should be on the black under-top as I don't really like the top I'm using ^^; So again, this will be added on for Mark II.

I never learn my lesson with sewing through leather on boots D:

Trouser progress (Posted 4th May 2012)

I didn't have so much trouble with the trousers as I normally do. I made the base and added on the green details as I did with all the other parts. The only part that did puzzle me slightly was that line you can see that comes from the top of the trousers and into that first green section on the leg. I couldn't work out what it was, so in the end I concluded it was a seam line, so I put in a sneaky, very small, dart to simulate it XD I'm not sure if anyone actually cared about this tiny detail in the end, but it would drive me insane if I knew it wasn't there ^^;

The cape - The final stages (Posted 4th May 2012)

So once I FINALLY located some large D-rings (Only took forever) I put the 2 of them onto the dangly bits on the shoulder (ish!) part of the cape. I didn't have time to put all 5 on (will be done for Mark II) so this cape follows the manga version rather than the artwork version... for now!

Only then could I finally sort out the lining. Which was a NIGHTMARE. Either the base cape was bigger than the lining, or the lining was bigger than the base cape and it never sat quite right with each other >_< After much raging, I sorted it out and did some sneaky stitching so the lining couldn't move out of place.

I then put the bias binding on (which took foreveeeeeeeeeeer) and it was all finished!

The Boots (Posted 20th April 2012)

My boots came today from ebay! I didn't realise they had a bit of a curved heel at the back. But never mind! I'm pretty happy with them overall :)

The Top (Posted 20th April 2012)

Urgh, the top DX

Well, I had made the base before Christmas I think but it looked... horrible DX So I hid it away and hoped that it would somehow fix itself. Then it came around Easter and I needed to actually work on it! After much crying on Facebook, Miss Freyarule helped me sort if out and made it much better fitted ^^; I did this by taking it in at the sides and putting in a dart at the back. I then added on the collar, which was surprisingly easy this time!

So once that was sorted, the process of putting all of the green detailing started. I started off with the bottom, then the arm holes (which was alot harder than it should have been, plus I screwed them up), then the collar and finally the one on the front.

The bias binding went on last with the fastenings, which I hid on the bias. The little dangly bits with the D-rings on them were added later when I got them.

The top could be better IMO =/ Will fix it for for Mark II.

Cape - Green detailing (Posted 2nd April 2012)

Me and my paper patterns 8D I don't know what I'd do without them!

I obviously used my paper pattern to get the size right for those little square details on the cape corners. Unfortunately, the green cotton I had brought didn't match the width of the cotton I'd brought for the cape base, so I ended up having to do the detailing in 2 sections. I sewed the sections together into one big whole. I folded the edges of the green cotton under itself (so it looked nice and didn't fray everywhere) and sewed it all down with the machine.

The cape base (Posted 2nd April 2012)

I really didn't have enough floor space for this 8D Even 4 meters of fabric folded still took up the entire floor area that was available to me ^^;

ANYWAY!

I decided that unlike last time I made a cape (For Clone Syaoran), this one would be a half circle cape. I followed a video I found on Youtube for as to how to work out the neck hole size. As for the overall length I just put it on and made a mark and went from there 8D I used a pencil on a piece of string to get the circular shape, which was very difficult doing it on my own!

I'd like to say a special thank you to Hawkeye for putting up with my annoying questions on making a half circle cape oTL

Sorry! (Posted 12th February 2012)

I have been working on this! Honestly! Although I haven't really gotten very far with it due to being REALLY lazy. I have made the base for the white top and the trousers, but I can't go any further with them untill I find the green fabric!! Which is impossible to find in the correct shade ¬_¬ I may have to settle for an inaccurate one D':

I brought 4 meters worth of cotton drill this week for the cape! It's going to be HUGE.