Costume :Ion Fortuna
Source :Trinity Blood
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2013

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I'll admit I'm not overly happy with this. I had so many issuse at the start of this project that delayed alot and pushed everything back, that I felt I didnt even get properly started on it till 2 and a bit months before the event. At which point I'd become so stressed and anxious as to if I'd have it done in time or not that I felt I mucked up the smallest eaesyst thing. The hat was made twice as well as the top arm sleeves. I felt it needed so much more detail and was so plain comperad to the art work, I'm hoping to go back a work more on this now for the next time I wear it. Also I never got to finish my sword in time so had nothing to pose with which was awkard.

I used velour/velet as my main fabric for the deep colours, along with foam and worbla for the armor. It was my first time using worbla and making any kind of armor so please be kind >_< so much hand sewing went in to this even tho it dosent look like it t_t I was even hand sewing stuff in my lunch break at work >_<;

I have to say a massive thank you to Crackle who actually gave up a few hours of her life to help me with this and keeping me sane through out the making of it and also for helping me get dressed the morning of the con along with SnippingTiger <3 Without you two girls I'd have probaly just rolled around in bed all day like a whale <3

Going to possably re-wear to Ayacon or Glasgow ComicCon.


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You looked so amazing as Ion! the detail is incredible :)

by WhiteWraith on Thursday, 30 May, 2013 - 14:55
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This is so stunning especially in person just so amazing *^*

by ZOMBIEfurby on Thursday, 30 May, 2013 - 15:02
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Ahh thank you~~ >\\<

by Neverforever on Sunday, 2 June, 2013 - 19:00
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I almost didn't recognize it was you! There's soooo much detail I dunno where to look!! you should be proud of this!! it's so so stunning and the armour work is well done <3 <3

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 10 June, 2013 - 16:32
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This looked amazing when I saw it - you're inspiring me to finally read this manga!

by InfiniteJester on Monday, 10 June, 2013 - 17:56
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Ah thank you both!! ^^~
An yay! You must read it InfiniteJester, tis so good ^^

by Neverforever on Thursday, 13 June, 2013 - 20:13
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Amazing attention to detail on this costume. Your Ion Fortuna was incredibly striking from a distance and even more beautiful close up. Please post more photos!

by Kei Lin Sama on Saturday, 15 June, 2013 - 01:07
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Wow! Fantastic Ion. You look great. Love all the detail work.

I'm doing Trinity Blood at Ayacon so I hope you do rewear as I would love to have a picture with you.

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 15 June, 2013 - 18:03
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So pretty *v*
One day I will finish Radu and we can be fabulous together! Arabian too. x3

by HattireandWhimsy. on Saturday, 8 February, 2014 - 22:57
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Tovarish <3
Ahh yes please!! I'm really looking forward to seeing your finished Radu <3 we need to sort a shoot at some point <3 and Arabian desgin too <3 <3

by Neverforever on Thursday, 13 March, 2014 - 12:34
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Congrats on the show case hunni! Well deserved!

by InfiniteJester on Monday, 13 July, 2015 - 16:32
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Wow, the costume is amazing. How did you make the chest plate and shoulder armor?

by Redstar on Tuesday, 14 July, 2015 - 09:30

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heavy intetfacing£4.49Bought
Red fabric 5mt£28.30Bought
white fabric 1mt£8.30Bought
acrylic sew-on £21.39Bought
Blue fabric 2mt£12.00Bought
Jewelry bits/ plate/ connectors£16.48Bought
cotton (for hand stiching)£3.45Bought
earing hooks£1.50Bought
drop pendent/beads£20.00Bought
Armor bits£50.00Bought