Costume :Count Louis de Theudubert
Variant :Arcane
Source :Flight of the Valkyrie, Arcanepunk, Steampunk
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon III (2011)

Costume Photos



Spread Wings

Wings Billowing

Wings on Stage Closed

Wings on Stage 2

Wings On Stage

Hold Fire

Ladies and Gents

Man Down

New Louis

Louis and Eleanor


Costume Information

Wanted a bit of an update without a complete overhaul so am trying to modify Louis a bit. Don't expect much gadgetry for his first outing as I'm severely running low on time LOL


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Looking forward to this. I demand Tesla coils!

by Leadmill on Monday, 14 March, 2011 - 01:09
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Hehe we'll see! Not in time for Kita though!

by sjbonnar on Monday, 14 March, 2011 - 21:01
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I adore the new design hun, that waistcoat huuugh <3

by Littlegeeky on Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 - 22:29
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Glad you like the new design hun ^_^

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 6 April, 2011 - 08:13
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Damn you count fruity boots! your shots are impressive!

by Captain_Marvelous on Saturday, 9 April, 2011 - 20:37
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Damn Luke, you complimentary!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 12 April, 2011 - 13:47
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You looked amazing hun ^_^

by Littlegeeky on Saturday, 30 April, 2011 - 16:55
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THank you honey. Only half done though! LOL

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 19 May, 2011 - 10:30
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The wings look amazing!

by Saffron on Tuesday, 31 May, 2011 - 11:16
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you guys were amazing :D

by J-Po on Tuesday, 31 May, 2011 - 20:00
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Thank you both so much!

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 2 June, 2011 - 21:49
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I think I may have seen you from behind briefly and thought those wings were epic! *_* And dat hat 8D

by Lady Bahamut on Friday, 3 June, 2011 - 14:52
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Haha thank you so much!

by sjbonnar on Monday, 6 June, 2011 - 21:09
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This is fantastic, the wings are amazing =]

by Kacela on Tuesday, 7 June, 2011 - 13:49
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by InfiniteJester on Tuesday, 7 June, 2011 - 14:03
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Awesome at Kita and Awesomer at Expo! You did such a fantastic job! *thumbs up! :D

by Zedela on Tuesday, 7 June, 2011 - 15:23
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This looked really fantastic. Love the wings. Another amazing job.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 7 June, 2011 - 16:15
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Aww thank you so much guys!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 7 June, 2011 - 18:38
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hey i saw you in the masquerade! your group were awesome!! i loved your huge steampunk wings!!

by kaasutii on Tuesday, 7 June, 2011 - 21:09
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THank you ^_^

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 8 June, 2011 - 08:40
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Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiings!! Was awesome! You guys were great on stage!

by eternal_aranel on Thursday, 9 June, 2011 - 14:45
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Aww thanks honey ^_^

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 9 June, 2011 - 21:28
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Wow, incredible wings ! :O

by Stripeycow on Sunday, 12 June, 2011 - 02:24
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Aww thank you very much ^_^

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 12 June, 2011 - 13:22
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very impressive collection of SP outfits..the wings won it for me!

by sakara on Wednesday, 15 June, 2011 - 22:42
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Thank you for the lovely comments ^_^

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 16 June, 2011 - 08:10
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Steampunk is so cool! :D

Intersting cosplays! Looks nice!

by Rayi on Thursday, 16 June, 2011 - 13:17
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Aww hun that means loads coming from you ^_^ Thank you!

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 16 June, 2011 - 15:45
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I really enjoyed watching this performance :) those wings were just epic! *o* amazing costume =D

by PokethePixie on Wednesday, 29 June, 2011 - 21:30
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Oh wow, coming from you that means loads! Thank you so much!

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 30 June, 2011 - 01:16
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Very impressive cosplay and the wings are amazing!

by BlueberryTale on Friday, 1 July, 2011 - 17:11
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Aww thank you very much ^_^

by sjbonnar on Friday, 1 July, 2011 - 23:31
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Very impressive! So cool ^^

by ToroSonyCat on Monday, 5 September, 2011 - 18:36
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Thank you very much!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 7 September, 2011 - 23:31


Wings Step 6 - Completion Wings Open (Posted 31st May 2011)

So the wings worked and looked alright.

Then the straps broke...

So I had bloody Duct-Tape straps at Expo...ah well the Mark II wings will be better!

Wings Step 5 - Completion Wings Closed (Posted 30th May 2011)

Forgot to mention that I also drilled some holes in some blocks of wood and attached the PVC to them with screws.

Right LOL

Once everything was painted, I attached the material to the hooks and hot-glued it in place around one of the joints. It was then testing time!

Wings Step 4 (Posted 29th May 2011)

For the next step it was a case of measuring out where I would need holes to attach the material to and drilling through them. I then attached shower-curtain hooks and hot-glued them in place.

Next step was several coats of plastic primer and several coats of copper paint. (I actually had a few people over the weekend who thought it was real copper piping so I was really pleased with the result ^_^)

Wings Step 3 (Posted 28th May 2011)

Attached the PVC piping and joints together with PVC cement...this failed as I used push-fitting joints so instead...filled the joints with copious amounts of hot-glue and connected them.

I then drilled a small hole through the top of the opening section and threaded braided cable through it, tying it in a knot and crimping in place.

Following that, I added eyelets along the length of the PVC pipe to create a simplistic pully system for them.

Wings Step 2 (Posted 27th May 2011)

In my lovely kitchen (sorry housemates!) I used my dremel tool to cut the PVC piping down to a size I was comfortable working with (was a hacksaw first, it broke...another trip to B&Q...). I then cut the thicker PVC into four smaller pieces to make the joints of the wings.

Using the dremel, I cut slots in the wide PVC piping so that the thin PVC piping could slot into it nicely. Then it was a case of drilling through both and using a nut and bolt to hold it place but also leave it flexible enough to open and close.

Wings Step 1 (Posted 26th May 2011)

Spent a load of money in B&Q buying materials and power tools (but at least the power tools will be useful for later!)

Lots of PVC piping (can&amp;#039;t see in this photo) as well as braided cable, drills, screws, nuts, bolts etc.