Costume :Diao Chan
Source :Dynasty Warriors 7
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Comic Con May 2014

Costume Photos

Diao Chan

Diao Chan

Diao Chan

Diao Chan

Diao Chan

Diao Chan

Diao Chan

Diao Chan

Diao Chan

Diao Chan

Diao Chan

Diao Chan


Costume Information

I probably won't get to do this for a long time yet but she will be done. I love Diao Chan so much and this outfit is beautiful! Diao Chan is my second favourite Dynasty Warriors characters (coming very VERY close to Zhen Ji) so I can't possibly only let myself cosplay one of them XD

Previously Worn At:

- AyaCon 2013


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Your gunna nail this <3

by isamiaella on Thursday, 1 March, 2012 - 20:23
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progress is looking great as usual and it's obvious you'll look awesome in this when it's complete

by nanahara on Sunday, 14 July, 2013 - 19:25
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This is looking fantastic ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Sunday, 21 July, 2013 - 18:40
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You look so pretty!

by NixieThePixie on Friday, 30 August, 2013 - 21:57
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This is such a beautiful costume. Great work!

by Siouxsie James on Thursday, 3 October, 2013 - 21:42
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such a pretty costume , you look fantastic !

by majinmarron on Friday, 4 October, 2013 - 07:55
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Gorgeous cosplay!

by ToroSonyCat on Friday, 4 October, 2013 - 18:42
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Grats on the showcase :)

by Siouxsie James on Sunday, 6 October, 2013 - 21:01
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Fabulous! Congrats on the showcase - it totally deserves it!

by x-Blade-x on Sunday, 6 October, 2013 - 23:35

Lovely job on the gradient dye and your wig looks super! Lovely costume, glad this got showcased :D

by madmazda86 on Monday, 7 October, 2013 - 00:08
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Gorgeous cosplay! You look Fab.

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 7 October, 2013 - 10:38
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Beautiful cosplay! Congrats on the showcase! :)

by alytheluvly on Thursday, 10 October, 2013 - 11:52
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Oh beautiful! I love this, you really suit the character and the costume is stunning. Nice one :)

by Clockwork Dandy Noodles on Monday, 2 December, 2013 - 23:08
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This such a gorgeous cosplay, you look amazing!

by WhiteWraith on Saturday, 10 May, 2014 - 14:00
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Oh wow! That's stunning! You make a beautiful Diao Chan!

by BakaBakaRangers on Sunday, 11 May, 2014 - 11:21
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This looks gorgeous!

by InfiniteJester on Monday, 16 June, 2014 - 21:39
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This looks amazing~

by yuubalu on Sunday, 22 June, 2014 - 20:47
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Stunning *3*

by x-Blade-x on Sunday, 22 June, 2014 - 22:34

To-Do List

Under Skirt.HighComplete
Black Waist Piece.HighComplete
Top and Chocker.HighComplete
Chain Whip.HighComplete
Over Skirt.HighComplete
Shoes and Ankle Pieces.MediumComplete
Style Wig.MediumComplete
Arm Pieces.MediumComplete
Head and Hair Pieces.MediumComplete
Waist Ornament.LowComplete
Back Chain.LowComplete


Finished (Posted 3rd October 2013)

I never really did get time to update this progress journal before Aya, but obviously everything got done XD Rather than type it all out I think it's better to leave it as: if you have any questions on how anything was made just give me a message and I will be happy to explain :)

Update 2 (Posted 13th July 2013)

I've got a fair bit done since my last entry but still so much to do OTL. I have finished the sleeves (as pictured) and am making good progress on the under dress and waist piece, both of which still have a few more details to add. Everything so far has been made from scratch aside from the base for the dress, which was a little cocktail party dress that I have heavily modified.

I had far too much fun picking out all the fabrics, trims and buttons for this cosplay so seeing them all starting to come together is definitely a good feeling :D

I also managed to successfully integrate a wire frame into the waist piece to keep it more rigid, I hope to do the same with the over-skirt but I have a feeling that won't go as smoothly as I am hoping due to the weight of the fabric.

Time Taken: 19 hours.

Update (Posted 9th June 2013)

I finally started working on Diao Chan today, hoping to have her ready for Aya if everything goes to plan. I have been buying bits and bobs for a while now but I finally went on a proper shopping spree and bought/ordered most of the materials and remaining things required.

Today I gradient dyed the fabric for the Over-skirt and Sleeves. I used Dylon fabric dye (For Use By Hand) in flamingo pink. I think I may have gone a bit too strong with the colour, but I'll have to wait and see when it's dried.

Time Taken: 2 and a 1/2 hours.