Costume :Setsuka
Variant :1p
Source :Soul Calibur IV
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Aya Revolution 2009

Costume Photos

Setsuka 9

Setsuka 8

Setsuka 7

Setsuka 6

Setsuka 5

Setsuka 4

Setsuka 3

Setsuka 2

Setsuka 1

close up

By Nert 1



Costume Information

Cost : £70 ish
Awards : 'Perfect Painting' award at Ayacon 2009 - from CosplayIsland
Time Taken : 50 hours

Just love this outfit! Currently scouring china town in San Francisco for correct parasol and weaponry.

OK so have so far bought a red parasol and a wooden sword in a sheath. Have yet to find anywhere that sells Okobo, and not entirely sure how i would go about making some. But i'm sure I'll work that out later!

So not finished yet. No chance of getting her ready for expo, so Aya will her debut not her second appearance as planned

So very nearly done! She will be ready for Aya!!

after 9 months, and over 50 hours of work, Setsuka is done!!!


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afetr seing le blanc this suits you so so well and very much int he face too !!!! cant wait to see this hun

by ryaoki on Tuesday, 19 August, 2008 - 17:49
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Woot! This is gonna be awesome! : 3

by Uni on Tuesday, 9 September, 2008 - 00:23
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i have to agree with are so totally going to kick ass as setsuka and i cant waiittt to see it <3

by SasukeRoxMySox2 on Monday, 24 November, 2008 - 17:48
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I'm very much looking forward to this ^_^

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 28 December, 2008 - 19:16
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Dammit! Use the timer on my little digital camera to get decent progress photos you!
Also - haha. Boobs! XD Looks good.

by BlusterSquall on Tuesday, 30 December, 2008 - 13:12
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sorry they were taken on my phone! camera battery was dead!!

by GunstarVixen on Tuesday, 30 December, 2008 - 13:17
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Ah well - fair enough. Stupid camera battery in that case. ¬¬

by BlusterSquall on Tuesday, 30 December, 2008 - 13:33
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gah xD i need to learn to sew lol ... looks great *jealosy*

by Ikkaku-kun on Tuesday, 30 December, 2008 - 15:13
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woot, this is going to be epic. youl really suit it!

cant wait to see it at expo =D

by Sands on Tuesday, 30 December, 2008 - 16:02
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looks to be another great cosplay on the way. Looking forward to seeing this

by nanahara on Tuesday, 30 December, 2008 - 20:31
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Looking really great hun! This costume suits you down to the ground!!!
Can't wait to see this!

by Bunni on Thursday, 8 January, 2009 - 16:29
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Looking goood! I have to make a bra for one of my costumes too xD Its exciting stuff!

by stripey_dani on Thursday, 8 January, 2009 - 16:34
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O_O hot hot HOT!!!! *_*

cant wait to see this at expo!

by Kaka Extreme on Thursday, 8 January, 2009 - 20:00
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1. You do not need to "get in shape"! Your shape is already quite fine thank you!
2. You look great in this ^_^ Can't wait to see it finished!

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 8 January, 2009 - 20:45
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Wow! you are going to be stunning as Setsuka. I love Soulcalibur so its always great to see cosplays from it.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 20 January, 2009 - 07:28

OMG sexayy :D

Looking forward to seeing how you'll do the kimono.

by Adamoluna on Tuesday, 20 January, 2009 - 19:14
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Yay your Setsuka is coming along great cant wait till you do her parasword ^_^ Which you can use when it no doubt rains at the expo. Who said cosplays cant stylish & functional xD

by tousen_218 on Thursday, 12 February, 2009 - 11:32
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i actually really cant wait to see thiiiiiisss XD
im planning to do er for october 09 so i might have to ask you for some help LOL

anyway keep goiiinnng!!

by SasukeRoxMySox2 on Wednesday, 4 March, 2009 - 13:01
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i actually really cant wait to see thiiiiiisss XD
im planning to do er for october 09 so i might have to ask you for some help LOL

anyway keep goiiinnng!!

by SasukeRoxMySox2 on Wednesday, 4 March, 2009 - 13:01
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progress on this is looking awsome

by nanahara on Wednesday, 4 March, 2009 - 17:42
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man this is looking awesome cant wait to see the finished thing!

by Kaka Extreme on Monday, 1 June, 2009 - 18:18
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This coslay is looking amazing! :D

by Manga Girl on Sunday, 7 June, 2009 - 16:31
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*sadface* This makes me even more gutted I won't be at Aya to see you in this!!! You're gonna be re-wearing it at other events I hope????

by perfectly_purple on Monday, 8 June, 2009 - 18:47
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will probably bring it to october expo!

by GunstarVixen on Tuesday, 9 June, 2009 - 12:08
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I had to paint a pheonix on a coat for Timber's Kilik costume. It spent most of its time looking like some kind of plant, so I feel your pain! I'm sure it will look wonderful though.

by KhaosKreator on Tuesday, 9 June, 2009 - 13:37
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Wow you are going to make a perfect Setsuka, im hoping to do Scheherazade from soul calibur 4, yay! would be awesome to get a group together sometime! :)

by FairyPorchQueen on Thursday, 11 June, 2009 - 13:28
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you look amazing as her hun you ARE SETSUKA cant wait to see it, ok if i get some pics of it hun?

by ryaoki on Monday, 22 June, 2009 - 11:07
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nawwww cant wait to see this :3

by angel aiko on Monday, 22 June, 2009 - 12:29
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Wow! Loving the progress so far. You are going to be so stunning.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 22 June, 2009 - 14:55
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this is looking beautiful! Cant wait to see it!

by Lozzie on Tuesday, 30 June, 2009 - 22:00
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Wow, working parasword..Neat! :)

Waiting to see how you tackle those sky scraper sandals ^^ he he he

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 1 July, 2009 - 12:46
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Awesome sword. I'm so glad you made a working one. Like srsly.


by KhaosKreator on Wednesday, 1 July, 2009 - 13:26
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NICE awsome costume best of luck

by CheekyFlower on Monday, 6 July, 2009 - 20:09
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Amazing. Never seen a Setsuka before! :)

by Relion on Monday, 27 July, 2009 - 19:33
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Setsuka is hot!!! good luck with the cosplay *__* it looks gorgous so far ^o^

by Feena on Tuesday, 28 July, 2009 - 09:55
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HOMG Beautifuls! Great progress : D

by Uni on Wednesday, 29 July, 2009 - 10:28
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Looking really good! I really like the hair accessories and the phoenix doesn't look like a chocobo anymore :)

by Amy-Lou on Wednesday, 29 July, 2009 - 10:34
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I know!!! no more chocobo! Strangely part of me is sad that I no longer have a chocobo kimono :(

by GunstarVixen on Wednesday, 29 July, 2009 - 15:30
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Loving the hair test shot. Your going to look so awesome XX

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 29 July, 2009 - 17:08
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Finished Okobo = work of art, ..they're beautifull. You're so artistic. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 12 August, 2009 - 11:53
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You looked fab as Setsuka - award well deserved =^_^=

by Lunar_Kitten on Wednesday, 19 August, 2009 - 14:38
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Congrats one the award. You deserved it hun.

You looked stunning as her. XX

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 20 August, 2009 - 19:16
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What a beautiful cosplay! You make an excellent Setsuka, great attention to detail on your costume.

by ElegantAura on Thursday, 20 August, 2009 - 19:38
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You were such a perfect Setsuka!! ♥ And WOW, congrats on the award, sooooo well deserved!! ^w^ It was also lovely to meet you properly at Aya too.

by sonia_leong on Thursday, 20 August, 2009 - 19:41
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you look awsome XD

by nanahara on Friday, 21 August, 2009 - 08:47
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Brilliant Setsuka cosplay, so much detail. It was great to group with you. Congrats on the award, it was well deserved! ^^

by DarkElf on Friday, 21 August, 2009 - 20:49
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You look exactly like Setsuka, very well done! All that effort was well worth it : D

by CrystalNeko on Saturday, 22 August, 2009 - 00:04
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Love the new photos! You make a wonderful Setsuka, super grats on the prize too :D

by Amy-Lou on Tuesday, 1 September, 2009 - 12:44
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Perfect :D

by FairyPorchQueen on Friday, 18 December, 2009 - 22:06
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Sweet! Can't believe I missed you at Aya. Your cosplay is superb and congratulations on the award, it was much deserved! <3

by picklesofdoom on Friday, 18 December, 2009 - 22:34
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I'd actually love to do this cosplay!

You look fantastic. Really always wanted to do a soul Calibur cosplay!

by isamiaella on Wednesday, 16 June, 2010 - 14:28
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okay so like a year later im finally starting mine..i have a few questions..
are the okobo difficult to walk in and

by SasukeRoxMySox2 on Saturday, 20 November, 2010 - 21:03

To-Do List

sword/parasolHighIn Progress
hair ornaments and ribbons etcMediumComplete


kimono done!! (Posted 1st August 2009)

and actually done! all the accessories attached to it and everything!!!

wow so much progress (Posted 27th July 2009)

What a weekend!
Okobo: Cut sanded and almost drilled (drill ran out of battery and is recharging) Straps just need making attaching, and the okobo need painting and varnishing.

Kimono: Painting finished (I could add more but I will leave it for now, as it's fine as it is) The lining is now made and attached. All that is left is adding the collar and the ribbon detailing on the sleeves

Kimono accessories: Obi belt is cut just needs sewing (which is easy as it's basically a long strip of lilac!) The bow on the arm is halfway there, the gold bit is done, but I need to buy purple cord. The thing on the collar is drying and needs putting together, but is basically done, and the little pouch thing that hangs from her waist is also just waiting on purple cord.

Tattoos: drawn on paper, they need scanning colouring and printing on tattoo paper. I will do a little trial and see how well it lasts before the day.

Parasword: just needs varnishing

Bra and gauntlets: Done.

Hair accessories: Done.

props (Posted 1st July 2009)

Started on the okobo last night. cut the block in half but I need a better saw as mine is shite, so I'm off to dyas or argos at lunch to get me one that actually cuts wood! Have marked the shapes out, I tried sticking some ribbon round them and walking round the flat, they are heavy but not as heavy as i thought, so hopefully with a little hollowing I can get them even lighter!

I also pretty much finished the parasword, it just needs a varnish and it's good to go!

okobo (Posted 30th June 2009)

Wood bought. Its nice wood if a little heavy. What I think I'll do is drill some holes part way into the bottom to reduce the weight, okobo are traditionally hollow anyway, so I might grab a chisel and gouge out as much of the middle as I can. But it's nice smooth wood, which cost me a fiver for 55x6x8 but I have big feet so needed quite a large piece to proportionally look right.

Parasword is very very nearly done. Just some gold detailing and a varnish and it's good to go. (oh well it does need a purple square attaching to the top but thats a 5 min job!)

I'm starting to feel more confident about getting this costume done in time now. So much so that i'm going to pick up fabric for my other costumes at the weekend!

blossom sort of done (Posted 29th June 2009)

White and dark blossom done. gold and pink to go. Started work on the phoenix with the gold edging. Still loads to go, but I've passed a major hurdle now.

23 hours and counting.

1/4 of the main body painted with white flowers (Posted 25th June 2009)

17 hours...

sleeve 2 - white blossom done (Posted 23rd June 2009)

16 hours and counting...

more paint. (Posted 22nd June 2009)

So the red base coat is done. It is a little patchy in places, but I will touch that up once all the flowers are done and I can see what bits still need doing.

I have painted the white flowers on one of the sleeves now, it still needs some darker and some goldish faint ones added, but only a couple for the sleeves as they will have the ribbon lattice work added to them. The main bulk of blossom will be the back.

Getting there slowly.

14 hours of painting and counting...

more painting (Posted 15th June 2009)

2 more jars of red paint finished. I'm nearly there with the red base coat. This is taking forever. I will post more photos when the base coat it finished.

hmmm (Posted 9th June 2009)

So I started the phoenix on the back. As I have so far only done the yellow base layer it currently resembles the bastard love child of the 9 tailed fox and a chocobo.

hmmm, here's hoping that once it's finished it will hopefully resemble a phoenix.

painting (Posted 7th June 2009)

I got the parasol and extra tube painted and put togther, I've started sanding down the sword hilt so it is a nice snug fit.

I have also started painting the kimono. Man it's going to take ages!! I have done the first red layer on the sleeves and that took 6 hours and just over a pot of paint. while they were drying I sketched out the two tattoos (arm and leg) which I will need to scan and colour in before I start test printing. (I think I'm going to need a new colour cartridge) I'm going to print them normally so I can get the exact sizing before I do a test print on the tattoo paper, as I'ver never used it before. But I have 5 sheets and it should only take 1 for both (plus a spare one with me) fun fun

long time no see (Posted 6th May 2009)

Wow it's been a long time since I staretd work on this costume. Finally got round to making more progress. Have almost finished painting the parasol for the parasword. The pic I've uploaded was in progress I've actually done far more than that. I need to go and buy the sander today to get the sword done

slowly does it (Posted 21st January 2009)

sewn the kimono together, and have started drawing on the flowers for painting. Have only done the sleeves so far and that took at least 30 mins, and they are only roughly drawn on!

update (Posted 5th January 2009)

OK so the bra and the gauntlets are done, hoping when the kimono is done I will look less like a low budget porn superhero! Started the hair ornaments, the flowers are all painted and varnished, and the droplets are threaded together, just need attaching to the clip. The comb is now dry (air dry clay and a plastic hair comb) just needs painting and varnishing. Haven't done the ribbon as I'm waiting on the fabric paints to be delivered (which should hopefully be this week!) have also sketched the design for the back of the kimono. Oh dear it's going to be epic.

started (Posted 15th December 2008)

Started yesterday, started making the gauntlets. Oh what fun, I appear to have strangely large hands which is making the fitting fun. The first one is done though and looks quite cool!

it begins (Posted 13th November 2008)

I have a dark lilac for the gauntlets and bra, and the most amazing gold lycra for the trim (omg £10 p/m but totally worth it!) will try and get them done by the end of the weekend