|Awards :||"Family planning" Award at minami 08, Best skit at London Expo May 08|
|Time Taken :||...month.|
|All of this was made by me. We got into a local newspaper with the costume, and the people there misquoted us and said that Matt had made the gun (because he looks MALE and therefore is the only one that can saw wood.) so I just want to confirm that before moving on. GUH sorry, I hate it when I don't get credit for my hard work.|
I'm wearing fake boobs for this one because Seras has huge tits, and I wanted the costume to be accurate as possible, so I could then do my own slight take on it. I'm also wearing a corset because she has a TINY waist compared to her chest, so I think I'm the most accurate bodywise seras out there.
The costume itself is based on the later part of the manga, and is red because she gets covered in blood. I did try to spray it with fake blood for better effect, but the stuff refused to stick to it. The jacket/thing I all made myself and had to have the pattern made by scratch because boobs like that don't exist. I prefer making my own patterns anyway, because at least then they make sense.
The most annoying bit on the jacket was getting the poppers done because they had to be hammered in place. And during the making I kinda hit my thumb with a hammer really hard and couldn't use it for a couple of days. :(
The skirt is annoying, rides up and is too short. But accurate.
The stockings were cut from a pair of leggings, and then sewn onto tights to keep them up all day.
I'm also wearing a pair of pants which say "Alucard was here" under the skirt, which I've shown to about 1000 people during the course of the Sperm of Hellsing skit. Good times, Good times.
The gun is made of plummin' bits and mount board, and was the most expensive part of the costume (who knew pipes could be so much!?). There's also a cheap kids gun in there along with various other things to make it look gun like. There was a kick stand but we broke it taking the gun around on the tube at london Expo. More :(
That isn't my real hair- it's actually a wig. For some reason everyone seems to think it's real :/. I don't know if you can see in the photos, but I'm wearing contacts and fangs too. The fangs are glued in with false teeth stuff used by old people, and their brand is "scarecrow". These teeth are awesome, and really make the costume.
Guh, I think I'm done now. This was my first cosplay costume that I got to wear, so I'm pretty damn proud of it. Even if it smells like convention now.