Costume :Hansel
Variant :All the leather
Source :Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Winter London Film And Comic Con 2013

Costume Photos

Hansel and Gretel Studio 1

Vengeful Siblings

Looking for Witches

Completed Wrist band photo collection

Hansel vest ref

Hansel Costume display ref 3

Hansel Costume display ref 2

Hansel Costume display ref 1

Hansel Ref 2

Hansel Ref 1


Costume Information

Both Naurarwen and I saw the trailer that has recently been posted and really liked the costumes. The film looks really good too. I can use the wig I set up for Hawkeye for this which would be good as it wasn't a cheap wig. Naurarwen will be joining me as Gretel. Not 100% when we will wear these.

Looking forward to costuming with Naurarwen again.

Witch hunting never looked this fine.

(Bar the odd little thing left to do this is now complete so listing it as that).


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Yes this is good. You'll be a fantastic Hansel!

by homesweethomicide13 on Saturday, 8 September, 2012 - 00:43
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Thank you. Just hope the film is half way decent otherwise this costume might be not worth it XD XD XD

by Sephirayne on Friday, 14 September, 2012 - 11:25
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I was intrigued by the trailer also so I agree and I hope the film is good especially since the outfits look so badass :)

by gaming_goddess on Thursday, 31 January, 2013 - 08:57
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Looking forward to seeing this! You cosplay Renner so well. :D

by HarryKurt on Thursday, 31 January, 2013 - 20:36
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Gaming_Goddess, we've decided to do the outfits anyway as we both really like the design and its also a costume that I could use for Steampunk ^_^.

Thank you themrmaster ;)

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 12 February, 2013 - 11:52
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This is looking awesome so far! Love all the little details that are going into it :D

by roguearcanis on Monday, 4 March, 2013 - 18:24
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Thank you. Really enjoyed putting the wrist band together. Can't wait to work on the rest.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 5 March, 2013 - 08:41
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the craftsmanship on this is just wow! 0.0

by Numta on Tuesday, 5 March, 2013 - 10:58
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That wristband is incredible! I mistook it for a reference picture. ;D Can't wait to see more progress. :)

by HarryKurt on Tuesday, 5 March, 2013 - 21:42
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Thank you Numta. ^_^

Oh wow! Thank you themrmaster. Just hope that I can match the rest of the costume to it. I'm dreading the jacket XD.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 6 March, 2013 - 10:21
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This looks great so far! Can't wait to see it finished!

by InfiniteJester on Friday, 14 June, 2013 - 23:05
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Nekkid Hansel....wait no you has pants. Half nekkid Hansel!!!

by naurarwen on Saturday, 15 June, 2013 - 01:22
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XD XD XD. No, I am determined to have clothes. Working on the top half now ;)

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 15 June, 2013 - 19:00
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my gosh, Hansel snap!

you have some brilliant ref pictures going on there, can't wait to see how it looks when it's finished -rolls around-

by PocketwatchMask on Sunday, 16 June, 2013 - 22:45
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*bounces* Come on brother you can do it *witch hunter high five*

by naurarwen on Wednesday, 3 July, 2013 - 14:52
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I can't get over how wonderful this turned out! PERFECT.

by HarryKurt on Wednesday, 19 February, 2014 - 00:13
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Thank you ever so much PocketwatchMask. He is nearly done. Hope to have a photoshoot with him at some time.

Yay! *high fives* Naurarwen ^_^.

Thank you ever so much Labrathor. :)

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 25 February, 2014 - 20:41

To-Do List

Go witch hunting HighIn Progress
Thigh bag/strapHighPlanned
FootwearMediumIn Progress
Wristband LowComplete
ALL THE GUNS!LowComplete

Shopping List

Brown pleather £12.00Bought


Jacket Progress 1 (Posted 27th September 2013)

Hansel's jacket (nicknamed the 'Beast'). I designed the pattern for this piece as well. I started with the main body sections working from the front. As I worked I added the cross stitch detail and studs. I then set up the straps that would be in the sides (fig 1). Each stud was carefully added by hand. I used needle nosed pliers to press down the teeth so that they were secure (fig 2). As I stitched together the back and the sides I added the straps (fig 3).

Sept 2013

Hansel's Leather Cuffs (Posted 24th September 2013)

The Leather Wristcuffs. I had some scraps of leatherette left over from a previous project. I cut them into strips and began sewing them together. Each section had the cross stitch detailing added. I then created lining out of cotton drill. I stitched the two halves together leaving an opening so I could insert some Buckram. I then sealed it and finished it with some eyelets.

Sept 2013

Waistcoat Progress (Posted 5th July 2013)

Hansel's waistcoat. Originally I was going to make this out of leatherette I had in stock left over from Legolas. Sadly, there wasn't quite enough. I ended up using a really awful shiny pvc that was a pain to so with. Luckily, I have learnt a few methods over the years that do make sewing with such fabrics a lot easier.

I designed the pattern and made a start on the main body (fig 1). I also set up the lining (not pictured). I then added in the shoulder caps. As I was sewing I added all the cross stitch detail that appears all over his costume (fig 2). Once the main body was completed I put the main body and lining together. Buckles and collar are then added along with more cross stitch detailing.

While I'm happy with the result I'm not happy with the fabric as it sticks to itself. I plan on remaking this at a later date.

July 2013.

Waistcoat Mock up (Posted 2nd July 2013)

After real life stuff and work (and the odd hospital visit) I ended quite far behind on Hansel. So for LFCC I'm putting together the 'Bar Scene' version with tankard.

I've mocked up the waistcoat as it has some unusual panels. I wanted to make sure I had a good fit with them. As quite often the case with me it needs lengthening due to my rather long body.

The mock up worked fine so now its onto the actual waistcoat.

Wristband Progress 3 (Posted 4th March 2013)

I've added the centre disc using 1mm thick Sintra(foamlux PVC). I heated it at a slight curve to give it some dimension. When it had dried I added some claws that I cut from a monster figure. I then added the final details using stick on gems. Once I was happy with the details I decided to smooth everything off.

While it has it uses Wonderflex lacks the ability to be completely smooth so I smoothed it off using a couple of layers of PVA Glue (1:1 water mix). This helped give a more even finish.

Once it was fully dry I added the primer layer of paint. I used a black undercoat from Games Workshop. When that was fully dry I began to dry brush on the gold colour (also from Games Workshop).

Photo and prop by me
© EJ Sephirayne March 2013

Wristband Progress 2 (Posted 12th February 2013)

The Wrist band.

1) Adding small metal buckles in antique gold. These I've had in stock for years. I used paper fasteners in gold to work as a stud to seal the leather in place. A tiny dash of glue was added to fully seal.

2) Finished the other straps with small triangles of Wonderflex (left over from previous costumes). Added more of the details with more Wonderflex and stick on beads. The beads are acting as studs and will be painted gold when the piece is ready for painting.

Buckles where adjusted as I had released I had put them in wrong. Luckily it was an easy fix.

Photo and prop by me
© EJ Sephirayne Feb 2013

Wristband Progress 1 (Posted 12th February 2013)

The Wrist band.

1) Found two pieces of scrap leather about the size I needed. Glued together for extra thickness. Once fully try cut out the correct sized shape.

2) Started mapping out where all the details will go. Most of the pieces are cut from Wonderflex left overs from previous costumes. Once I am happy with the lay out I start to glue the pieces down. I also cut the straps into the leather piece ready for the buckles.

Photo and prop by me
© EJ Sephirayne Feb 2013