ElegantAura
 


Costume :Judith
Variant :Normal
Source :Tales of Vesperia
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon III (2011)


Costume Photos

Reference Collage

Down by the River

My, my

Girls of Vesperia

In the forest

 


Costume Information

General
Time Taken : Made on and off over 2-3 months

Description
Another costume to another game a have yet to play, but my good friend Sammykins has filled me in (as well as online walkthroughs lol) and got me into Tales Of Vesperia through helping her with her Rita cosplay. I may not really have the curves for Judith but i adore her hair and ears, and of course her care-free and kick ass attitude.

Worn at: Kitacon III (2011)

Soon to be BACK IN PROGRESS!!!!! Woo yah!

Comments

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You will rock as a Judith! I can't wait to see the wig coming together - your idea of using fur for the tufty bits is awesome :)

by Sammykins on Thursday, 2 December, 2010 - 13:46
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Omg you will look amazing! I cannot wait to see it X3

by Kacela on Thursday, 2 December, 2010 - 14:32
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Woo, can't wait to see you as this at Kita =D Good Luck

by Dark_Angel_15 on Thursday, 6 January, 2011 - 22:53
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YAY you'll make an awesome Judy :D Can't wait to see progress on this ^_^

by SarahSaiyan on Wednesday, 12 January, 2011 - 12:28
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I'm liking the cuffs! :D

by Sammykins on Friday, 14 January, 2011 - 23:34
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Oh, that's a fabulous wig colour, and the cuffs look good too!

by Storme on Saturday, 15 January, 2011 - 00:35
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Manwell looks so glamourous! I hope we see more of him showing off your wigs :D

by Sammykins on Friday, 21 January, 2011 - 19:36
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Looking amazing! that wig suits you sooo much aswell!

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 26 January, 2011 - 18:28
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*Dies of awesome overload*
See???? The wig is looking awesome. I bet Manwell is rockin' it when you're not wearing it!

by Sammykins on Monday, 21 February, 2011 - 16:25
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That wig colour really, really suits you! lol Think about permanent purple? hahaha, good luck with the cosplay, tis looking good so far! We must have a cosplay evening again soon. :3

by picklesofdoom on Monday, 21 February, 2011 - 21:01
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I'm totally loving all i've seen of this so far, i can't wait to see it complete!!! <3<3<3

by Feather-to-Earth on Monday, 7 March, 2011 - 23:40
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*HAS FALLEN IN LOVE WITH YOUR WIG* Squee! Soooo looking forward to Kita now things are taking shape!

by Sammykins on Sunday, 13 March, 2011 - 11:49
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The wig looks so pretty! Looking forward to this :D

by Freyarule on Sunday, 13 March, 2011 - 12:42
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The wig looks gorgeous! This is going to be a great =]

by Kacela on Sunday, 13 March, 2011 - 13:12
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CHICKEN FILLETS! The answer to everything is chicken fillets!

by Sammykins on Monday, 14 March, 2011 - 17:12
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Looking incredable as always!

by FairyPorchQueen on Sunday, 3 April, 2011 - 19:48
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Can't wait to see it all together!
Shall be waiting to see photos of the finished outfit :D

by SachikoYumi on Sunday, 3 April, 2011 - 22:42
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Your Judy was fab :D I have some photos which I need to upload of our group ^^

by SarahSaiyan on Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 - 10:11
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Ooo~! Looks pretty! :D You make a great Judith! ^^ (And don't worry about the curves, you look divine.)

by BlusterSquall on Wednesday, 6 April, 2011 - 22:30
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Well done! It looks fantastic :)

by Freyarule on Wednesday, 6 April, 2011 - 23:01
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you was Awesome =D I have some pics of you.

by Dark_Angel_15 on Thursday, 7 April, 2011 - 00:08
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You look fantastic!

by Kacela on Thursday, 7 April, 2011 - 09:30
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Such a great Judith! I really like your costume, are those fur antennae? That's a neat idea.

by Amy-Lou on Thursday, 7 April, 2011 - 10:37
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LOOOOOVVVVVEEEEEE

by Combustible Lime on Thursday, 7 April, 2011 - 19:50
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Aww Thanks everyone ^_^ this was sooo much fun to wear, just wish i'd gotten into Judith's character a bit more in the photos, I always look a bit dazed lol @Amy-Lou: Yes the antennae are made from fur! Wigs do my head in a bit so i stayed away from extensions, being fur they were quite handy to wrap around myself to keep warm too haha

by ElegantAura on Thursday, 7 April, 2011 - 19:55
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You look incredible!!!! :O im stunned, great job hun! Perfect

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 20 April, 2011 - 22:23
 

To-Do List

Jacket and TopHighIn Progress
SkirtHighIn Progress
Wig and ExtensionsMediumIn Progress
EarsLowComplete
GlovesLowIn Progress
BootsLowIn Progress
Dagger and scabbardLowIn Progress
Lance (Maybe)LowPlanned

Shopping List

White gloves (bought from the lovely Sammykins)£2.00Bought
Gold Chord/rope£2.00Bought
Plastic Dagger£3.00Bought
Blue and White Fabrics£15.00Bought
Wig£21.00Bought
Purple Crystals/Beads£2.00Bought
Blue Fur and feathers£17.00Bought
Boots£12.00Bought
Lilac hair extension£1.25Bought
Total£75.25

Journal

That was a close one... (Posted 6th April 2011)

I completed this costume just in time for Kita! Boy that was close, and of course i quickly found a few faults in my work. Firstly the top was too loose (so kept sliding down...I didn't throw my shoulders back and bust forward enough hehehe) And my wig annoyed me, as I didn't get time to add any extra wefts to the sides to cover my hairline and ear joins.
Basically I have lots to improve on but I really enjoyed wearing this costume, and the Vesperia photoshoot we had was great fun (even if i did get stung by nasty nettles)
More photos to come soon!

Time to Accesorize! (Posted 22nd March 2011)

With 10 days left until Kitacon, I've given myself a kick up the butt and so far this week has got off to a good start. Boots are finally done and dusted; they're probably the worst shoes I've ever worked on but at least they're complete with only slight damage to my fingers.
I also had some Milliput lying around and got the urge to use it to make Judith's dagger, though i cheated and had a plastic toy dagger as the base to buld upon. I also used the left overs to moulded the two beads on the gold chord belt, so i've got some painting fun ahead of me.

I have reached the point where i can't keep putting off the back skirt piece and her antennae/hair extensions; i have 'cleverly' left the most difficult things til last. I will be really happy if i can get the skirt done this week..but we'll have to wait and see. So I need to get into super speed mode, concentrate and win this cosplay battle in the spirit of Brave Vesperia!!

I wish mine could bounce.... (Posted 14th March 2011)

A quick photo of Judith's top, which i'm pleased to have finished...but i';m not too happy with the outcome. I struggled so much with that pattern, the thin fabric really didn't help and i've got a nasty join here and there on the pattern. I don't know why i managed to make the pattern take up so much of the top, as it really shouldn't. I might alter it slightly at the front.
Unfortunately unlike Judith, I'm not blessed with a big bust to distract from my awful work and fill the top out properly lol To be honest I think i'm going to look like judith, post reduction sugery lol

One small victory!! (Posted 13th March 2011)

I never thought i'd say that my wig is finally taking shape! The bun has been made and is now attached, even though its a bit messy and needs a bit of extra wig wefts here and there. Thank god i had Kukkii-san's high ponytail tutorial to somewhat follow. Though I very rarely follow tuts exactly, so i've ended up with a few mistakes here and there. Overall i'm pretty pleased with this being my first stub and bun combo.
The rest of the costume is still going, but i've had problems with her top and jacket but i'm just praying it'll all work out in the end. I do also now have some boots to customise, which i'm excited about (I just love shoes) but i'm being good and getting the major pieces done first for once.
Anyways, slowly but surely getting there...and with only under 3 weeks left....O__O

Wig Wars! (Posted 21st February 2011)

Wigs are a bit of an issue for me, I always choose characters with either ridiculously long hair, or ones with awkward updos....Judith is no exception, and been nothing but trouble.
A little while a go, I stubbed my beautiful purple wig, only to find i had stubbed it way too high....so i decided to try and save it....somehow after hours of gentle teasing the wig in water, I managed to make it look....awful. But i was not going to be beaten, so picked up my trusty wig brush and managed to restyle the whole thing into a stub again. I am a bit happier with the stub placement but i am just going to have to put up with it now, no matter what it looks like.
I have also sewn in a light purple weft into the fringe (unfortunately its pretty pants quality, hence the shine) I still need the style the front a bit more but more importantly i need to make the bun and pray that it actually looks somewhat like a bun.
Anyways, big rant over with, I decided to try the wig on with my jacket (which is now trimmed with gold, but still needs a few finishing touches) and i cannot wait to get working on her big head wing/antennae thingys...no doubt they will cause me trouble as well.
Wish me luck!

Got a long way to go.... (Posted 8th February 2011)

Well i have been a busy bee these past few weeks, my judy wig almost died, and went from looking like a rockstar to a monster, but hopefully I have managed to save it. I basically have to start over with the stubbing, so it wont be finished for sometime yet.
Instead I have other progress, been shopping around for all sorts of bits and pieces, but my shopping is far from finished yet. Been sewing and ironing like mad, sooo much interfacing! As you can see in the photos the jacket is nearing completion while the skirt needs alot of work. At least things are starting to look a little like Judy, just wish I could go into overdrive and get it done asap!

I wanna be a rockstar! (Posted 21st January 2011)

This week has been fairly productive for me, but i'm still going at a slow pace, I can't seem to get into full speed overdrive with my costumes at the moment. Judy's jacket is still in progress and have found out I offically hate collars! ~shakes fist~ to keep me sane i moved onto to working on her bra-like top, but thats' not looking exciting as of yet. I've been swaying to and from this costume and my Seung Mina one, and I find that it keeps me going, as when i get stuck with one, i always have the other to cheer me on!
Now today I decided to take the plunge with Judith's amazing wig (I really will cry if i ruin this, as i love the colour so much haha) I'm trying to play it safe by following a tutorial by Kukkii-san on Cosplay.com. So far....the wig looks like a reject rockstar...the fact that the mannequin head i'm using is a man (dubbed Manwell by Sammykins and I) doesn't really help the look. In fact before i started styling this wig looked more like Yuri's on the manly mannequin hahaha

Right! Wish me luck with this devil of a wig! Thank god I've only got one wig to work on this time.

Slow and steady wins the race......I hope (Posted 14th January 2011)

Right! this week i finally got into action with my cosplays and its made me realise how slow i work lol
I've more or less got all the basic materials for this costume now including a lovely purple wig, which actually comes out with a blue tint in photos..probably useful considering Judith's hair colour seems to be purple one min and blue the next lol I've got the lovely job of styling it yet but I'm awaiting a new mannequin head before i get started.
I' ve been faffing around for the past few weeks with her white jacket, but i think i've finally figured out how i'm piecing that together ~jumps in the air~
I can also jump for joy that i've actually completed my gloves and cuffs, after 2-3 days of messing with those aswell lol
I've got lots more to do and no doubt more faffing around ahead of me....wish me luck