Exelia
 


Costume :Anise Taitlin
Source :Tales of the Abyss
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon IV (2012)


Costume Photos

Colette, Baba-san and Anise!

With Baba-san

...With the Collection

Who, me?

Out in the Forest

Tokunaga Plush Face

Tokunaga Plush

Reference

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £120.95 (including Tokunaga)
Time Taken : 4 days

Description
Worn to KitaCon 4 and May Expo 2012!

The first female Tales character I cosplayed.. I couldn't resist though! And Tokunaga is super cute too :]

Her dress is different in a ton of references, but I tried to make her accurate. That and dat cape, ugh, the applique took forever but I think it turned out well!

Tokunaga has since been gifted to Hideo Baba-san, so in order to rewear Anise I'll have to make him, lol. Worth it though!

Comments

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And now I wish I could go to Aya...Abyss group sounds awesome, never seen one in the UK!
I love Anise's design, can't wait to see this!^^

by KiraraYumi on Wednesday, 4 May, 2011 - 14:35

Oh my gosh, that Tokunaga is fantastic and adorable!!

Can't wait to see this! :D

by on Sunday, 8 April, 2012 - 12:23
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Yay, I was so glad I saw you cosplay her! 8D Your Anise is perfect, I especially love your Tokunaga! <3

by KiraraYumi on Thursday, 3 May, 2012 - 21:41
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it's rare to see anise an anise costume, you look great as her *_*

by Kouji on Friday, 4 May, 2012 - 21:31
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AHHH! So cute!! You make an AMAZING Anise X3

by Lady Bahamut on Monday, 15 April, 2013 - 14:39
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HOW HAVE I NOT FOUND YOU BEFORE
Your Anise is perfect and stunning! And that Tokunaga!

by TheStarlightFairy on Tuesday, 16 April, 2013 - 23:31
 

Shopping List

Wig - from CosplayWig£30.00Bought
Open Ended Zips£4.85Bought
Fabric & Thread for Dress£26.45Bought
Fabric & Thread for Cape£26.25Bought
White Over Knee Socks£3.00Bought
White Gloves£2.75Bought
Gold Ribbon for Bows£1.65Bought
Materials, Stuffing, Thread & Buttons for Tokunaga£26.00Bought
Total£120.95

Journal

Boots (Posted 11th April 2012)

Well, in the last minute rush some corners have to be cut sadly ):

These are the bootcovers so far, not 100% accurate but if I get time later I'll fix them up a bit more with the front panel but if not they'll be staying like this. As is, the pieces are just not co-operating at all >_< but at least it has the brown piece on the back? More accurate than most!

The rest of the costume is now DONE (to an extent) and just needs ironing for packing! After a week of nothing but hassle this costume is finally DONE!!

Cape Progress (Posted 9th April 2012)

Been working away on Anise.. so far, very little besides Tokunaga has gone well, but it should be finished for Kita regardless!

Here's some cape progress; looking alright so far, just needs the 4 buttons and the bias around the collar. The design on the front is kinda big but I think it looks ok (it shouldn't follow up to the edges, but heck, it looks alright)!

Looking at the references now I can see so many inconsistencies and inaccuracies and misfittings.. fingers crossed it looks ok when it's finished, ughhh!!

All that's left now is to finish the pink dress by adding the zipper and bias, to make the bootcovers and to modify the socks. I hope I can get all of it done in time ;A; !!

Tokunaga! (Posted 7th April 2012)

Bought materials for this little guy yesterday and made him up today~ :} he was time consuming, but surprisingly, not too hard! I had some assistance from Shido with sewing the head on but I patterned him from scratch and sewed him all up. For my.. third? plush, I think he's turned out really well!!

He's pretty big, and soft <3 he's probably a tad *too* big for Anise, but he turned out this way and I'm not changing him haha! I'll be attaching him to my back around Kita~

Sadly he does not feature a transforming feature, so I will not be resizing him and using him for my bidding. Maybe one day I'll learn how to do that eh?