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Costume :Count Louis de Theudubert
Variant :Skypirate
Source :Flight of the Valkyrie
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2008


Costume Photos

The Count Working Hard

The Valkyrie Overhead

Masquerade Entertainment Winners

Louis Close

Louis

The Crew of the HMS Valkyrie

Louis, Swiss, Amelia and Davenport

Beneath the Docks

Davenport and Louis

Crew of the HMS Valkyrie

Louis and Davenport

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : Hit £400 now...Ouch...
Awards : Best Entertainment Group at London MCM Expo 26th October 2008
Time Taken : Little bits over four months!

Description
The Count is descended from the Merovingian line of France although his grandfather moved to the United Kingdom long before Louis was born and as such is British in mannerisms, accent and now blood also. The Count was raised an aristocrat and as such has very high standings as well as acting the proper gentleman. He dresses in such a way also, a top hat covering most of his short dark hair, swept over his right eye most of the time to conceal the Telescopic Diagnostician, a monoggle which is attached to an analogue computer which he wears on his forearm on a brass vambrace. Also attached to this vambrace is a tap-valve and a test-tube of liquid which, when released, injects directly into the Count's wrist, making him immune to the chlorophorm canisters which his crew uses. Louis is a strict pacifist and therefore abhors killing unless truly necessary! He wears a tailcoat over a dark red vest and sword belt which holds both his cutlass and the french calvalry flintlock pistol which was passed to him by his grandfather. The Count also carries a pistol which fires paralysing gel which recently backfired on him.

Flight of the Valkyrie Chapter 1 - http://sjbonnar.deviantart.com/art/Flight-of-the-Valkyrie-90269394
Flight of the Valkyrie Chapter 2 - http://sjbonnar.deviantart.com/art/Flight-of-the-Valkyrie-2-91200430
Flight of the Valkyrie Chapter 3 - http://sjbonnar.deviantart.com/art/Flight-of-the-Valkyrie-3-93089240
Flight of the Valkyrie Chapter 4 - http://sjbonnar.deviantart.com/art/Flight-of-the-Valkyrie-4-96392525
Flight of the Valkyrie Chapter 5 - http://sjbonnar.deviantart.com/art/Flight-of-the-Valkyrie-5-99813679
Flight of the Valkyrie Chapter 6 - http://sjbonnar.deviantart.com/art/Flight-of-the-Valkyrie-6-99813818
Flight of the Valkyrie Chapter 7 - http://sjbonnar.deviantart.com/art/Flight-of-the-Valkyrie-7-99894978
Flight of the Valkyrie Chapter 8 - http://sjbonnar.deviantart.com/art/Flight-of-the-Valkyrie-8-106618628
Flight of the Valkyrie Chapter 9 - http://sjbonnar.deviantart.com/art/Flight-of-the-Valkyrie-9-113475383
Flight of the Valkyrie Chapter 10 - http://sjbonnar.deviantart.com/art/Flight-of-the-Valkyrie-10-125039452
Flight of the Valkyrie Chapter 11 - http://sjbonnar.deviantart.com/art/Flight-of-the-Valkyrie-11-125039709

Those are the first 11 chapters of the novel I'm writing which the Count comes from ^_^

Uncredited photographs in the gallery are by James Fedora. Editing of the last photo was done by Kirsty Cash.

Comments

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Well done to all of you for these outfits - they were wonderful - Entertainment Prize deserved.

Super congrats to you Sean for writing the novel in the first place!

I still reckon it's absinthe in that test tube ;-)

by Lunar_Kitten on Monday, 27 October, 2008 - 16:43

indeed they were really awsome xD

by bloodresin on Monday, 27 October, 2008 - 17:36
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The group as a whole works perfectly and you make a brilliant Captain even down to the posture. I love the design you came up with and this was a super entertaining performance :D

by Amy-Lou on Tuesday, 28 October, 2008 - 10:24

awesome group, great costumes!
I definitly want to read your book now.
Congrats with the win!!

by Adamoluna on Tuesday, 28 October, 2008 - 14:48
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Awesomeness!
Great cosplay! (and the story is real good too - i commented it on DA...)
Congrats for winning entertainment!

by Brinny-Chan on Tuesday, 28 October, 2008 - 20:32
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Aww, thanks everyone for the lovely comments!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 28 October, 2008 - 22:08
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Your group was amazing! Everyone looked so debonair and smart! The guns and props are really gorgeous! I wish I could have seen this up close!

by BlusterSquall on Thursday, 30 October, 2008 - 23:34
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Aww thanks Silver ^_^ I'm sure you'll get another chance though! And thank you for keeping me company in the masquerade line by the way ^_^ It was excellent talking to you!

by sjbonnar on Friday, 31 October, 2008 - 10:32
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Next time, I'm bringing a better camera

by Kuma on Friday, 31 October, 2008 - 11:48
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Hehe Thanks Kuma ^_^

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 2 November, 2008 - 14:48
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The way you changed the picture to look Ye old Black and white does work quite nicely. However do make sure to credit me for the photos. I have been flooded with emails asking if I did really take the pictures.

by nadesico81 on Thursday, 6 November, 2008 - 12:45
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I would have thought that with your gallery listed on the forums it'd be obvious LOL But still, I have edited the costume information to include a credit to you.

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 6 November, 2008 - 20:02

This group was so amazing!! I wish the pictures I took came out better!
And well done for writing the novel in the first place!
The photos here are fantastic ^^

by goodbyeworld on Friday, 7 November, 2008 - 23:39
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Aww thank you so much ^_^

by sjbonnar on Friday, 7 November, 2008 - 23:43
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Awesome all round, I loved these and you all did such a good job on the costumes.
I'm looking forward to seeing more Flight of the Valkyrie in the future :D

by Ilpala on Wednesday, 19 November, 2008 - 11:50
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Thanks very much James ^_^ We're all hard at work updating our costumes now so there'll be another outing in the future!

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 20 November, 2008 - 13:11
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Haha love it still. WRITE MORE OF IT!

by stripey_dani on Friday, 12 December, 2008 - 14:36
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I'm almost done with Chapter 8 LOL Real life has been...not great at the moment.

by sjbonnar on Friday, 12 December, 2008 - 20:31
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Epic group. End of :D

by Manga Girl on Friday, 12 December, 2008 - 22:40
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Aww thanks hun!

by sjbonnar on Saturday, 13 December, 2008 - 00:35
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totally enjoyed seeing your costumes, i must check out Flight of the Valkyrie on ur dA

by Haynes84 on Tuesday, 16 December, 2008 - 21:38
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Cheers Ben ^_^ Glad you liked the costumes!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 16 December, 2008 - 22:50
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Damn awesome :)

by Saffron on Thursday, 5 February, 2009 - 01:17
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*poke* found you XD now you know i'm stalking you ;p

i still can't get over how awsome your steampunk costume is XD

by EmeraldStarlight on Thursday, 5 February, 2009 - 03:15
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Thanks guys!

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 5 February, 2009 - 13:00
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I've always been in awe of your steampunk group, everyone looks so fantastic!
I love the small details on this costume, you can really see the effort and money that has gone into it. Wonderful cosplay ^^

by MadameLapin on Friday, 23 July, 2010 - 17:46
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Aww thank you Beth ^_^ I really appreciate it!

by sjbonnar on Saturday, 24 July, 2010 - 12:05
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I must say, I really want to check out your novel now!!! This costume is absolutely fantastic !

by SubversiveRadioHost on Friday, 20 June, 2014 - 06:23
by sjbonnar on Friday, 20 June, 2014 - 22:00