Costume :Deis
Variant :Goddess
Source :Breath of Fire IV
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2011

Costume Photos

Deis and the gang

What's a goddess to do in her spare time?

Just me and no mere mortals

Me and one of my many man servants, praise me!

Me and my pipe go hand in hand

After a long day I enjoy a nice rest, on a rock!

Deis, bad girl...

Be a good slave for the mighty Deis!

Deis, look into the eyes of a goddess

Deis - where are my man servants?

Deis and Nina

Deis and Fou-Lu


Costume Information

Cost : £54
Time Taken : 33 Hours

Oh yes the epic leg slit's and long beautiful hair has to be done! Fou's noodles will be mine XD otherwise.... Drats!!

I think I can take Deis on pretty well ;) thanks to SlimDefinition for the suggestion (i need to play through this game!)

I first wore this cosplay at my AniMedia East cosplay picnic August 2011

I will re-wear her on SUNDAY MCM LONDON EXPO OCTOBER 2011.

Deis tends to be fairly arrogant and blunt, especially towards Nina, although she shows an almost sisterly concern towards Ryu (except when she flirts with him). It is shown that Deis enjoys attention, particularly from attractive males. When the team enters her dream world in Breath of Fire IV, it is shown that she has surrounded herself with handsome young men who wait on her hand and foot. When shown nude, Deis is completely unselfconscious.

Despite her more self-centred qualities, Deis is always shown to be on the party's side.

In Breath of Fire IV, the third character to join the party is Ershin. Ershin is always entirely covered in armour, to the extent where the other party members cannot tell what gender or species she is. She laughs at inappropriate times, and continually refers to herself in the third person - i.e., "Ershin wishes..."Later it is revealed that Ershin is merely a suit of armour, with nothing inside it. Deis has been summoned to the world of Breath of Five IV, much like Ryu, and in her case, the summoning left her without a body. Instead, she is inside the suit of armour, and her presence seems to have given it life. "Ershin" means master, and when using it, the armour refers to Deis.

Although Deis is later freed, the armour is unable to move without her. Taking pity on it, she remains within it.


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You'll look awesome as her!

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 5 July, 2011 - 17:03
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Oh my!! :D This is going to look awesome <3

Don't ask how I know but I just had a good feeling ;D
Can't wait to see the progress when you start! :D

by CaptainKurfuffle on Tuesday, 5 July, 2011 - 21:07
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Thanks! This is officially in progress now! Here comes the leg slits ;)

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 13 July, 2011 - 22:07
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Excited to see this, Deis is a fantastic character :D

by Amy-Lou on Monday, 18 July, 2011 - 12:41
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@Amy-Lou - :D I'm excited too! This is going very well so far :) Can not wait to get started with the gold, I have painted some shoes gold already! XD

by Raye-chan on Monday, 18 July, 2011 - 16:01
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Ahhh I can't wait to see this finished! Will be awesome :D

by JustPeachy on Tuesday, 19 July, 2011 - 12:54
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@kawaii_princess - awww thank you! ^_^ It's going really well so far, I am working on the dress again tonight, I need to have this finished for the 6th of August!

by Raye-chan on Tuesday, 19 July, 2011 - 16:38
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dem legs...FIT!
anyway -picks up jaw-
this is gonna look epic :D

by zabuza89 on Tuesday, 19 July, 2011 - 23:06
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@zabuza89 - XD Thanks for the comment ^^ It's going really well so far but I do need to get down and do more tonight!

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 20 July, 2011 - 12:49
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I'm so happy this cosplay is finished guys! XD Pics to follow!

by Raye-chan on Thursday, 4 August, 2011 - 21:37
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Looks brilliant Raye! I shall get my pics to you soon! ^_^

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 - 21:53
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Thank you hun! ^_^ I loved being Deis, she is so much fun! I just need to rescue the wig now for expo!

by Raye-chan on Thursday, 11 August, 2011 - 19:27
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I'm very much looking forward to doing Fou with you again!

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 19 October, 2011 - 18:59
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Ersh..I mean Deis!! Ready for crazy antics at Expo!?

by theisaak89 on Sunday, 23 October, 2011 - 22:09
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Haha! I'm ready and rearing to go :) i have a new lushious wig and I'm coming after both you Ryu and Fou!

by Raye-chan on Monday, 24 October, 2011 - 17:11
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Ryu, thou canst do what thou likest, but we...we shalt run.
This will be an awesome group Raye!

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 24 October, 2011 - 20:34
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Epic group indeed! I can not wait ^_^ x

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 26 October, 2011 - 20:55

To-Do List

Add ribbon detailHighComplete
Make dressHighComplete
Add ribbon detailHighComplete
Make dressHighComplete
Style wigMediumComplete
Style wigMediumComplete
Add glove detailLowComplete
Paint shoesLowComplete
Make hornsLowComplete
Make hornsLowComplete
Add glove detailLowComplete

Shopping List

Material, thread, 3 mtre gold ribbon£15.00Bought
cream shoes to paint gold£3.00Bought
Hair band£3.00Bought
5 metres gold ribbon£7.00Bought


Fixes made! (Posted 19th October 2011)

Got a brand new wig for Deis for expo now ^_^ Its soooooo pretty ;D I am also going to try and get another bangle, if i have time, if not im ready for the Sunday of expo anyway!

More photos ^_^ (Posted 28th August 2011)

Uploading loads of pictures taken by CosplayPortrait so adding the ref pic here

Wig needs rescuing! (Posted 16th August 2011)

After a successful cosplay meet my wig is in desperate need of washing and restyling for Expo, I also need to wash my gloves and dress ><

Complete! (Posted 3rd August 2011)

The dress is finished, the corset is ready. I've finished the detail on the gloves and legs and I've finished styling the wig and making the horns! I also have a cigarette holder that I've painted gold! Just a make up test to do really. Lots of hard work but well worth it! Pictures to follow next week from my cosplay meet on Saturday!

Corset etc (Posted 27th July 2011)

The dress just needs hemming and the velcro added to the turtle neck.

I am currently working on the corset and leg peices, after that its just the wig to style.

Dress almost done! (Posted 22nd July 2011)

The dress itself is almost done, just needs to be hemmed and have the turtle neck sewn :3 pictures to follow! This weekend I should receive my wig to style ^^ Also I am going to get the gold corset done.

Sewing.... sewing... (Posted 20th July 2011)

I have now taken in the dress so after tomorrow night, when I finish altering it, it shall be finished ready for me to work on the gold corset and gold leg peices.

Didn't help that my machine was playing up tonight which took me an hour to fix!

Anyway... can't wait for my wig to arrive so I can style it and do a make up test!

Dress and shoes in progress (Posted 18th July 2011)

I am currently making the dress from scratch using a halter neck pattern and adapting it to suit a turtle neck with a long dress and leg slits. As you can see from the picture the stage I am at is that I need to take the dress in by half an inch as I made it too big, then I need to finish off the edges of the neck and leg slits and add a zip. The dress will then be ready and I can start work on the gold pieces.

I have purchased a gold bracelet to use as a hair tie to give height.

I have purchased cream pumps and painted them gold.

In progress! (Posted 13th July 2011)

Okay so I am going to make the dress from scratch.

I have bought the wig, 51 long to style.

I have purchased the gloves ^^

Leg slits here I come!!!