Costume :Seth Nightlord / Augusta Vradica
Variant :THORES Artwork
Source :Trinity Blood
Progress :Complete
Worn At :AmeCon 2007

Costume Photos

Cosmode SCAN!

CosplayLab entry

Eyes closed

Two Ruling Powers

Backview - OMG YAY!

Seth Nightlord

Artbook Pose


Tagged Gallery Images


Up to five images tagged in the galleries will be shown above.

Costume Information

Cost : £150
Awards : 1st place - Amecon 2007 Cosplay Competition, 1st place London MCM Expo october (sat), 1st Place in the Oriel Creative prize
Time Taken : 200 + \hours

I love the story of trinity blood and I love the artwork even more... and Its not CLAMP. So I'm branching out!!!

This was my most ambitious project to date. Where to I even begin? I ended up only having about three weeks to make this in the end. >_<

I used the same Jacket pattern that I used for sakura for the jacket. Though the pattern for the sleeves had to be made from scratch and mocked up using calico. The sleeves are made in three parts. The top puffed sleeve with a sleeve stay, a connecting piece and the lower sleeve. The lower sleeve was a cone shape with darts at the bottom.

The skirt was your basic puffball,a Circle skirt gathered into a shorted straight skirt. I used my Chii petticoat to give the whole costume support at the back.

The whole costume is decorated using and Applique technique. Where you layer different colour fabrics on top of one another and stich over the edges using a Zig-Zag stich. This is what took up most of the time!

The Trail was modelled of the jacket pattern and laces on underneath the corset. I also bought a lace window panel to go under the trail

All of the armour was made using the Craft foam armour tutorial which can be found on the forums. I used a hot glue gun to make all the raised details. I took a gamble on this , as I had no Idea what it would turn out like!

The shoes are ankle boots with boot covers glued on and I used buttons for decoration!

And Last but not least the Hat, Which was by far the hardest part!
I used mounting board to get the shape, this was hot glued to a headband. then the fabric panel was glued over and the back panel stiched on. I was still doing this on friday night!!! This too soo much trial and error!

Many people ask me if the hat is heavy, but I wore it most of the day and my neck was fine :)

I have worn this costume so much in the last 4 Months that Its now retired! Until I go Abroad or another TB group needs me!!


Avatar Image

Sorry to keep spamming your profile, but I saw you had uploaded this whilst I am updating my own gallery XD. When I saw it I *had* to comment!

Who took those photos because they are fantastic! They really show off this amazing costume and after reading all the work that went into I want to tell you again, how much I think this deserved first place :) (I know, I won't say it anymore I promise! )

This kind of costume is an inspiration to us all and I really hope to see more stuff like this in the future! It's certainly encouraged me to try harder and work my butt off to even be a third as this cosplay mlarky as you! XD

by SherlockHulmes on Monday, 13 August, 2007 - 22:35
Avatar Image

Thankies! The photos where taken by the amecon photographer at the cosplay compeition!

by Cosplex on Monday, 13 August, 2007 - 22:43
Avatar Image

You really are the best Seth I've seen! The applique is absolutely stunning *_* Can't wait to see it again at Expo :D

by Ashe on Tuesday, 14 August, 2007 - 21:39
Avatar Image

So yes, this costume was INSANE! I'm sad I didn't get to chat to you outside of the competition, but I think the swarms of photographers would have stabbed me with their lenses or something XD

by Tak on Wednesday, 15 August, 2007 - 14:47
Avatar Image

Awesome costume of awesomeness!! :D I am so in awe of your mad skillz. *__*

by Liathe on Friday, 17 August, 2007 - 11:58
Avatar Image

This is an absolutely amazing costume, I'm so jealous! xD My jaw literally dropped when I first saw you at Amecon and at October Expo as well XD Grats on winning first place at expo and in the cosplay competition at Ame, you really deserved it! I hope one day my cosplay making skills will be as good as yours ^_^
Can't wait to see what costume you're making next ^^

by Farfle on Wednesday, 24 October, 2007 - 10:37
Avatar Image

OMG! Just wow! I so wish I could have seen the masquerade on the saturday now because from all the photos I've seen your costume is absolutely amazing! Clearly you've put in a lot of effort on your costume! *-*

by CrystalNeko on Saturday, 27 October, 2007 - 20:42
Avatar Image


What an Amazing costume and soo much detail too i don't think my head can take it all in :S i never thought anything like this was even possible?
After making this there must be nothing you cant do...
Except maybe licking your elbow :p

(you all tried to lick your elbow didn't you)

by MangaChild on Friday, 2 November, 2007 - 23:43
Avatar Image

I totally did not try to lick my elbow *Shifts eyes*

by Cosplex on Friday, 23 November, 2007 - 22:53
Avatar Image

Ahhh it's so pretty! *_* I remember seeing this at ame and thinking 'Now THAT'S a hat!' XD It all comes together so well, congrats on winning so many (well deserved) awards too. ^_^

by MoonLily on Friday, 23 November, 2007 - 23:05
Avatar Image

Ah! I remember you! your costume was incredible! >_< plus I'm sure you've heard but youre in this months NEO magazine too <3

*will you be coming to the May Expo?*

by Komapsunida on Thursday, 13 December, 2007 - 00:19

Gah, so much love for Seth, and for this amazing costume.

by Adziu on Thursday, 10 January, 2008 - 02:00
Avatar Image

This costume never fails to make me gawp!

I love it and its amazing :D Cant wait to see more of your works!

by stripey_dani on Thursday, 13 March, 2008 - 18:42
Avatar Image

Your Seth is deffently one of the best ones out there. I love the detail you have put into it. Excellent work.

Sephy x

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 30 April, 2008 - 02:22
Avatar Image

Woot! You have my Best Wishes for the CL compeition!
Retired you say?? : O noesss!

; 3 i'm sure you'll wear it again in the future!

by Uni on Saturday, 17 May, 2008 - 11:49
Avatar Image

Good luck with the Lab comp. i'm about to set mine up. I'm sure you will be in the top places. Your Seth is simply stunning.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 18 May, 2008 - 23:56
Avatar Image

OMG! you're soooo good in this!! *clapssss*
awesome costume!!!

by Demonic Angel on Wednesday, 28 May, 2008 - 10:56
Avatar Image

I felt priviledged to have seen this in person. A fantastic cosplay. Simply astounding.

And looks great on the leaflets for the GICP ;-) LOL

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 11 June, 2008 - 03:48
Avatar Image

wow this is amazing! I think I saw you at the London Expo may con didn't I?

by vampiresan on Tuesday, 9 September, 2008 - 14:27
Avatar Image

I can't believe I haven't commented on this yet. *drool* I love you, your costume is absolutely stunning, I'm so annoyed that I missed seeing this in person at Amecon last year. You looked great in the cosplay ball promos AND the londonpaper!

by sonia_leong on Thursday, 27 November, 2008 - 14:55

soo beautiful... 8O

by Adamoluna on Tuesday, 24 March, 2009 - 14:52
Avatar Image

i can't believe this hasn't had more comments- it's brilliant! *comments*

by AmethystEyes on Thursday, 30 April, 2009 - 11:21
Avatar Image

This is awesome! I hope my Seth in October can match it! XD

by Reve on Tuesday, 27 July, 2010 - 13:48
Avatar Image

Awesome *___*

by seawaterwitch on Monday, 2 August, 2010 - 13:47
Avatar Image

This looks stunning!

by WhiteWraith on Monday, 10 November, 2014 - 21:20
Avatar Image

Lovely work! You're perfect as her!

by InfiniteJester on Monday, 10 November, 2014 - 21:55


In COSMODE.. *DIES* (Posted 13th October 2008) where accpeting submissions for a photo college in cosmode 24. Redkun kindly sent me and original edited photo for me to submit and it got published!

The picture is quite smallm but its still really surprising.