CharlotteLuna
 


Costume :Dante Sparda
Variant :After devil trigger.
Source :Devil May Cry 3/Marvel vs capcom 3
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2011


Costume Photos

All done before i wore it at expo and felt uncomfortable :/

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Costume Information

General
Cost : About 300

Description
EDIT;
I wore this on the day of expo for all of an HOUR before i went to take it off again :/ I felt MASSIVELY uncomfortable in it and never got a picture in it :/ so unfortunately no pictures to post. Maybe another time. :/

If anyone knows me they know that Dante is my number 1 favourite of all time :) and admittedly my husbando xDD 3 is my favourite version so i'll do this first and hopefully get others done if i manage to pull money together after college.

wanted to do this for years now. YEARS. so this is my final chance before financial problems set in :) Going to really enjoy this and put 100% into it! Wish me luck guys i've got a good feeling about this.

WANT SOME WINE NERO? /DERP

Comments

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Dante FTW!

by Numta on Wednesday, 9 March, 2011 - 21:28
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EPIC BI WINNING
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BRO with wine 8']

by SachikoYumi on Wednesday, 16 March, 2011 - 01:19
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Can't wait to see this x.

by FusionRose on Wednesday, 16 March, 2011 - 14:04
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Be good to see more Dante's, especially from DMC 3 XD s'all about DMC 4 Dante's now .__. Can't wait to see it! :D

by BakaBakaRangers on Thursday, 14 April, 2011 - 16:42
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You look sexy as fuck in that wig baby!! Gonna be so epic!! Amazing work on the coat... you are so talented! <3

by Alyx on Thursday, 4 August, 2011 - 18:45
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Fantastic work on everything, really well done.

As for the makeup issue, you could try using a primer before you put the makeup on, then use a setting spray to finish.

Might be worth having a play to see what works best. Good luck! =]

by tripletriad on Friday, 5 August, 2011 - 01:04
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Know any particular brands of primers ?

by CharlotteLuna on Friday, 5 August, 2011 - 16:35
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MAC prep & prime is a decent range, and they have finishing powders, but as always with MAC, they're kinda pricey..

by tripletriad on Saturday, 6 August, 2011 - 19:59
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Amazing work on the coat!

Just wow!

by Numta on Thursday, 1 September, 2011 - 08:59
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can't wait to see this

by subject_17 on Thursday, 1 September, 2011 - 11:17
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just a heads up there's a Marvel and Capcom meet up outside of the expo at 3 all capcom characters can come starts at 3PM

by subject_17 on Thursday, 1 September, 2011 - 13:52
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this looks great

by lycaneyes on Saturday, 10 September, 2011 - 01:37
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Looks great :3

by SachikoYumi on Tuesday, 4 October, 2011 - 20:54
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prrrrr awsome !! :D

by MocoCocoZombie on Saturday, 10 December, 2011 - 20:08
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This looks amazing!

by JustPeachy on Saturday, 10 December, 2011 - 21:06
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This is completely amazing...just wow ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Saturday, 10 December, 2011 - 21:48
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The make-up looks great, really excellent cross-play.

by Tsuchinoko on Saturday, 10 December, 2011 - 22:06
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WOW... I thought you were actually a dude for a minute..(kinda hot)

but the Makeup is REALLY well done...please teach T_T I fail. You are awesome at this!

by Manticore on Saturday, 10 December, 2011 - 22:30
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WOW you guys thank you so much!

I wore this for a little bit at expo but for some reason I really felt uncomfortable with it im not sure why, it wasnt anything to do with the wearing of it it didnt FEEL physically uncomfortable, i guess im just not happy with my belly at the moment, but i definately want to do this when i manage to tone up a little better, hopefully the makeup will look a lot better too when im more toned :)

But thank you guys after the day i've had today its nice to come to positive feedback like this!

by CharlotteLuna on Saturday, 10 December, 2011 - 22:47
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....I'm going to quote and repeat from a legendary woman called Edna Mode.

WHHHAAATTT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT !? Pull yourself together!! You are CharlotteLuna!!

Yeah no seriously I thought you were a dude when I saw you. Wanted to plough you and all sorts... Need to learn this stuff for Jecht because I fail misrerably at looking naturally buff

by Manticore on Sunday, 11 December, 2011 - 01:56
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Wow...this is amazing.... You look so masculine and the coat is incredible.

by j_mercuryuk on Sunday, 11 December, 2011 - 03:26
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Charlotte this looks good! idk why you felt uncomfortable.. could be just crossplay nerves? It does take a lot of courage, usually when you first walk out and then after that it gets easier as you meet friends and wander.

Really well done on the abs makeup. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 11 December, 2011 - 18:27
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Whoah that's one awesome coat! :O I jelly ;_;

by Chickenbits on Wednesday, 11 January, 2012 - 00:53

This is amazing!!

Probably the best Dante cosplay/crossplay I have EVER seen!!!<3

by on Thursday, 26 January, 2012 - 08:19
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Holy Cow! Those abs look real!

by Nomes on Friday, 27 January, 2012 - 20:01

This is sooo awesome! :D

by bryoz on Monday, 30 January, 2012 - 23:51
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Woa. amazing. I cant stop staring at the abs o_o They're really well done!
Best dante crossplay evarrr by far. Really awesome.

by Natsumi on Sunday, 11 March, 2012 - 23:37
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thank you guys!

by CharlotteLuna on Sunday, 18 March, 2012 - 03:26
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Wowzers!

by Captain_Marvelous on Saturday, 13 April, 2013 - 03:28
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Just wanted to concur with everyone that this is wicked! The coat details and make-up are so cool.

by Heorot on Tuesday, 14 May, 2013 - 10:27
 

Journal

Almost there! (Posted 6th October 2011)

got the second breast strap done, it pulls me down but i haven't binded properly in this yet (The sports tape i ordered hasnt arrived yet but i should have some extra support keeping my chest down and what not under the strap) Also my first time doing fake abs using a creme makeup, rather than the powders i've been using, needs some work but i know what area's need lightened and darkened now i know what it looks like on camera, and what lines need moving where etc. They wont look 100% real but damn i'll try my hardest. I also studded the strap (At my shoulder closest to the left corner) in the pattern dante has it, The studs are a little smaller than i thought they'd look but it doesnt look too bad, i made the straps a little too wide though because at the back they touch at my shoulder blades where they shouldn't. All thats left is to get around to sorting the lining/coloring of the inside of the coat then the buckle on the gun pouches and i'm all done! (Oh and im lending Aarons black gloves for this)

Done! (Posted 3rd October 2011)

Got the pouch on, i'll sort the inside of the gun pouches so they're a dark brown at another point, its got a belt around it too which i'll add buckles too when i buy them on wed. :3 but this is it so far! I'm kinda proud of it..

Holster part 2 (Posted 3rd October 2011)

Got the breast strap put on, I'll have two breast straps, one that'll run around my chest under the coat and this one that runs over, the one that runs under and around my chest is just for extra support in keeping 36 E's down.

Holster part 1 (Posted 3rd October 2011)

Got the two straps running from my back to the chest, they wont sit this low i was just seeing where to place them on the shoulders :) there will be a few extra stitches TO the coat to hold it in place. its a LUSH dark chocolate brown color!

Pants (Posted 26th September 2011)

Sorry about it being so blurry idk whats wrong with the camera i wasn't shaking at all :/ it was zoomed in though so probably more sensitive to my movements but you get the idea..

the inside of the coat needs to be coloured red and a button needs to be put on the pants but this is the general idea of how its coming together.

(yes quick fake abs) I'm kinda glad the coat looks a little big on me because it covers my stupid waist which is thinner than my hips (As you can see on the first photo to the left) but yeah, general idea..i'm still a little nervous about doing this because of how big boned i am :/ my ribs stick out (you can see a little on the middle one) which doesn't go well with extra fat ontop of them making them bigger xD

testers (Posted 4th August 2011)

Just a wig and coat tester I guess. The makeup looks horrible because I was sweating it off really quickly :/ Need a makeup that'll stay on and not go cakey when I sweat a little! The coats so thick and heavy T_T

Lapels sewn on AND MY WIG ARRIVED<3 (Posted 4th August 2011)

After just 7 days my wig arrived from hong kong! I'm so happy! :D

Problem with this coat is i Sweat the makeup off faster than i can put it on.

not sure what to do :/

Lapels (Posted 1st August 2011)

All done and zips put on. Have to Hand sew them onto the coat :D

first large Zip (Posted 5th July 2011)

There first brass toothed zip in. Obviously it wont ever be zipped up this is just easier to show its here. The second zip of the same length will be attached once the lapels are done. (they're done being cut and sew at the top, i just need to get a zip on my next trip to sew in before i sew the whole thing together then im done with the coat portion. :) onto the holster after that!)

Buckles. (Posted 5th July 2011)

There buckles are done and sewn in :)!

Made from fimo in gray and baked then painted then weathered. these pictures font do them justice, will have a better picture another time :)

Collar buttons :) (Posted 5th July 2011)

:D Another not so special entry about collar xD buttons! thinking about using these same buttons for the shoulder thingy's, but will sort that out on my next trip to pick up more zips for this :)

shoulder...thingys? (Posted 5th July 2011)

xD I forgot what they were called. But YEY. Hand sewn on once again as i'm at a stage where it wont go in the sewing machine as much as i want it to xD and more buttons!

Belt loops (Posted 5th July 2011)

Belt loops sewn and put in place along with little buttons on the top and bottom of them :) belt loops are held on by little stitching so hoping they dont break :( might add a few more stitches just to be safe!

Belt! (Posted 5th July 2011)

This Is just three strips sewn together +another layer of three strips, so both sides are ridged :) i only JUST had enough material in length for this!! haha this is coming along nicely!

Back :D (Posted 5th July 2011)

Back progress so far. :) in better light and stuff.

Zip again (Posted 5th July 2011)

Just a better look of it on the sleeve :)

Zip (Posted 5th July 2011)

zip ready for the sleeve. :) goes up a little of my forearm and should be staying open all the time, though it makes the sleeve a little baggy but I don't mind :D just a normal black zip with brass teeth

Sleeves sewn on (Posted 5th July 2011)

There all sewn on so far! and my camera is working so better pictures than my previous phone camera pictures xDD (its not this red in person, just the light, its a nice dark blood red)

Sleeve again :D (Posted 5th July 2011)

first image is the start of hand sewing the elbow ridges on, second image is the shoulder ridges being sewn on and last image is them all on and ready to be put onto the coat :) one of the sleeves will be ripped off from elbow down though as i'm doing the awakened version :D

sleeves! (Posted 5th July 2011)

It's an ordinary sleeve though cut into three pieces and sewn back together, cutting out the ridges for the elbows and shoulders after and hand sewing them on :)

Collar (Posted 5th July 2011)

Nothing interesting, just top stitched and ready to be detailed :)

Back and front double layer (Posted 5th July 2011)

This is the double layer ridged. meaning the first layer is flat and the second layer is ridged :) the top image is the ridged layer by itself half done for the back, the second image is the full back once sewn on (with difficulty) and then the third image is what was done at the front :)

Back Base (Posted 5th July 2011)

The back base coat, the Yoke was cut out but not in this picture as i need to make a second layer of a ridged layer to go on top so the yoke is double layered! which...makes the coat even heavier :( and hotter D:

Belt! (Posted 4th July 2011)

There, this is just three strips cut out and sewn back together+Another layer done the same way so both sides are ridged, I only just had enough material left to do this in one length haha! :D win!

Base coat (Posted 3rd July 2011)

Just the base coat quickly thrown together. :) Sorry I can't give a pattern for this entire coat if people are going to ask :( It was custom done on the way so I dont have an official original pattern. Sorry!

Wigs! (Posted 21st November 2010)

i really can't decide on a wig for him, i want it to look like it does in the cutscene's,rather than the box art. Even though the box art is more popular. Aaaah! I can't pick! i found this one which im really leaning for but i think the colours a little too dark, though im not sure if thats just my screen resolution...Help!

With this one i could brush it out and pull the bangs foward, trim them etc. and thin the sides down so they arent as poofy.

if anyone has any idea's or links to help, much appriciated :c