|Cost :||Roughly £100|
|Time Taken :||3 months roughly|
|I've been playing "Tales of Graces F" now since it 1st came out and each time i play it the more i enjoy it and so i started to look at the characters and decided which one i would have liked to cosplay and out of them all i really want to cosplay Asbel as i love his outfit and his character has grown on me more as i played threw :D|
What i have found whilst making Asbel was that when you look at his outfit it looks simple enough, however all the small details, like the patterns on his trousers and coat and his Scabbard are very time consuming and do take surprisingly a lot of material to make. What has made me a little anxious is all the detail because i absolutely SUUUUUUUUUCCCCK at drawing and i have to re-scale them to from the small reference pictures to how big they would be in real life.
Well i have got the costume finished except i haven't finished the wig and i sadly have ran out of money to make his scabbard, but i will be able to wear it for this up coming May Expo (whoop!!!!) and i will just have ago at the scabbard for the October Expo :D
|Make the clasps||High||Complete|
|Make trimmings (both black and silver and details on the arms)||Medium||Complete|
|buy white shoes||Medium||Complete|
|Make the black shoulders||Medium||Complete|
|Style wig||Low||In Progress|
|Make the Scabbard||Low||Planned|
Quick update (Posted 15th March 2013)
Well it's been a while since I wrote on here mainly because I've been trying to get the straps right (all 14 of them) I'm at that point now where I am filling in the blue on the straps and then I'll add the buttons and the little bits of gold material for the ends. Whilst I'm doing them I am also trying to style my wig, the one I'm using the same wig I used when i cosplayed Ada Wong from Resident Evil 2 and seen as I have no money I thought I'd recycle it (yay go me lol). I hope that I'll have it all done by either this coming week or the week after then I can try and make the scarab to really finish it off :D
Coat so close now (Posted 5th February 2013)
Whoop Asbel's coat is almost done all the grey detail is now on all that I need to do detail wise is down the sleeves, but I am going to start his inside shirt first just in case I run out of the material and the way my luck is at the moment that will probably happen XD
Collar take 2 (Posted 30th January 2013)
Yup, so with my little mishap yesterday i remade collar and thankfully this one has turned out ok (phew) with me starting so late today i decided to just do the collar today and then tomorrow i start on the detail on the side of Asbel's coat (Eeeek)
I could just cry T_T (Posted 29th January 2013)
GRRRRRRRRRRR!!!! /i have been working on Asbel's coat now for a few days. i re-made it as the original was a little bit on the tight side. After making it (again) i struggled getting the darts in the back and sides right (and the same problem with the darts happened on the lining too), but when that was all done i could then do the slits in the back and arms and thankfully they seem to be ok.
Today i was working on Asbel's collar, i drew it all out including the pattern design on both sides, then i cut out the shape of the collar from the white fabric and the Blue lining, sewn the two designs on, put it all together, put the stiffening in and sewn down the bottom seem pinned it to the coat (in total about 6-8 hours worth of work), tried it on and then realised something.......the %*~#@%^&" collar was too tall and to shorten it threw out the design on both sides and the fabric i was using was a little thin to use again so i have to start from scratch once more T_T
Trousers done back to work on the coat (Posted 18th January 2013)
Well I finally finished the trousers and putting the grey detail on. Now I have try and do the slits in the back and sleeves of Asbel's coat then add the grey detail to that as well as make the collar and put on the black detail and give the coat lining too. When all that's done I can the start the t-shirt as I don't have the right colour thread for that just yet.
Sleeves and trousers (Posted 11th January 2013)
Now I had the shape of my coat for Asbel I decided to make the sleeves I was very proud of these as I made them without a pattern O_O. I remembered from last year when I cosplayed Lulu how to make flared sleeves so I did the same for these, but I shall put the slits on the sleeves and on the back of the coat later on when I can buy the blue lining ^^.
So with the coat coming to shape i decided to start work on the trousers. I used an old pair of jeans as they were similar to the style I needed.
Time to start (Posted 9th January 2013)
Well today is my birthday and to celebrate I decided to start making my Asbel cosplay ready for May Expo :D I decided to start work on his coat first and I decided to use the first cosplay I ever did (which I bought) and use the jacket as a pattern and seen as it was a Sora jacket from "Kingdom Hearts 2" it was naturally too short for Asbel's so I measured from the bottom of the jacket to where I wanted Asbel's to be and added those extra inches on. When it was cut out I sewed it up and then added one darts in the back to make it to in.