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|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!!