Costume :Eric the Huntsman
Source :Snow White and the Huntsman
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Midlands MCM Expo 2013

Costume Photos

Breath of Life

Snow and Eric


In the tavern

The Drunken Huntsman

The Castle


A hard days work for Eric...

The Huntsman

Learning how to fight

Masquerade winners!

Snow White and the Huntsman


Costume Information

Awards : Best costume MCM Midlands Expo '13
Time Taken : Three months

Worn to:

Telford MCM Expo - Masquerade winners for Best Costumes \o/
Birmingham MCM Expo Comic Con and Memorabilia
Warwick Castle Cosplay Meet
Bath Cosplay Meet

The awesome masquerade photos taken by Nert of manylemons.co.uk were also printed in MYM magazine! :D


The little photoshoot that we did was on the Sunday of B'ham Comic Con/Expo/Memorabilia, but Gemzus forgot her wig and I'd dyed my hair lighter, so there wasn't much we could do about that but we made it work as best we could with hair product. ;)
The beautiful photos were taken by ZeroSilence aka Lisa Bee photography.

Planning on doing an another version with the coat, cowl and shield at some point. :)

Check out our masquerade entry here thanks to Ciiacadacry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6DYL37b0Fc&list=PLz6y2LLRZm6e5Y25S8gIt_00jInx-RJUr&index=15


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this is beyond EPIC

by otakugirl on Sunday, 13 January, 2013 - 21:54
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Thank you! ;)

by HarryKurt on Tuesday, 15 January, 2013 - 14:38
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WOW i hope you wear this at midlands! i'll try not to fangirl too much, aha :D

by HotshotShan on Thursday, 17 January, 2013 - 20:45
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Haha, thank you! I will be wearing this to Telford Expo, yes. :) I hope I spot you there!

by HarryKurt on Thursday, 17 January, 2013 - 20:48
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You're an annoyingly sexy bastard you know this right???

by NemJay on Friday, 18 January, 2013 - 17:34
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NO YOU! Haha, oh Nem. XD Thank you? I hope I pull him off even half as well as you did!

by HarryKurt on Friday, 18 January, 2013 - 17:49
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by carsec on Sunday, 3 February, 2013 - 21:15
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Thanks so much! :)

by HarryKurt on Sunday, 3 February, 2013 - 21:19
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I am very excited for this! :D

by ThisIsLisaB on Wednesday, 6 February, 2013 - 02:13
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Thank you! I just can't wait to have it finished. XD

by HarryKurt on Wednesday, 6 February, 2013 - 21:22
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Thanks so much, Stephen! :) It was lovely hanging out with you and you looked amazing as always.
I didn't realise you could add awards to costume until now, so thanks for pointing that out! XD I have some editing to do then...

by HarryKurt on Monday, 18 February, 2013 - 01:31
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You two were amazing, thanks for the conversation when we were queing up

by ChibiMatsu on Monday, 18 February, 2013 - 01:53
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Thank you very much! :D You were great too, loved your moves. :)

by HarryKurt on Monday, 18 February, 2013 - 02:03
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by ChibiMatsu on Monday, 18 February, 2013 - 02:52
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I just came across a vid of your stage performance in the masquerade

CI Doesnt allow hot links links so go to
http:double slash www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6DYL37b0Fc
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Great to see this cuz I missed seeing it on the day. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 18 February, 2013 - 23:50
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Ahh, thank you very much! I'll have to watch everyone's performances tonight then. That's the only downside with competing in the masquerade- you miss everybody else! Cheers for linking me. :)

by HarryKurt on Tuesday, 19 February, 2013 - 18:04
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Congrats on your win! I was sitting in the front like 0.0

Fantastic costumes, they made me... very happy :D

by Rift Mage Cosplay on Monday, 25 February, 2013 - 15:23
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Thank you so much! It's nice to find some SWATH fans out there. :)

by HarryKurt on Monday, 25 February, 2013 - 22:01
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Great costumes and congrats on the win ^_^

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 2 March, 2013 - 10:03
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Thank you very much! :D

by HarryKurt on Sunday, 3 March, 2013 - 18:14
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I love this movie SO much and you look amazing! congrats!

by Plasticsharkattack on Monday, 4 March, 2013 - 15:47
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Thank you! :D I just had to do this after seeing the costume designs from that movie.

by HarryKurt on Monday, 4 March, 2013 - 15:58
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excellent costume! congrats on the win!! x

by Fizzykat on Monday, 4 March, 2013 - 22:06
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Thank you so much! :'D It was a fun day.

by HarryKurt on Monday, 4 March, 2013 - 22:09
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This is fantastic!

Congrats on winning :D

by White Tigress on Wednesday, 6 March, 2013 - 22:39
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Thank you! :] We were so chuffed!

by HarryKurt on Wednesday, 6 March, 2013 - 22:45
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This looks awesome! Really great job :)

by Yasmia on Thursday, 7 March, 2013 - 16:04
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<3! Thank you very much.

by HarryKurt on Thursday, 7 March, 2013 - 16:10
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This looks is really nicely made =3 looks really really good

by blissfulbanana on Thursday, 7 March, 2013 - 19:39
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Thank you! It took a lot of work, but it was worth it in the end. :]

by HarryKurt on Thursday, 7 March, 2013 - 20:13
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This is Super good! Pretty much spot on :D Good Job (:

by Trifling on Tuesday, 12 March, 2013 - 15:52
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Oh wow, thank you very much! :D

by HarryKurt on Tuesday, 12 March, 2013 - 15:54
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This cosplay is beyond awesome. I'm intending to cosplay Eric myself at some point, and I hope I can pull him off as well as you do! XD

by homesweethomicide13 on Thursday, 14 March, 2013 - 20:41
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Thank you! It was a really fun costume to make and wear, I hope that you have as much fun with it as I did. ;)

by HarryKurt on Friday, 15 March, 2013 - 02:15
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Love the new photos, This cosplay is Ace! :)

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 14 May, 2013 - 20:30
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Thank you! I do love wearing this one. It's nice that I can keep building on it! :]

by HarryKurt on Wednesday, 15 May, 2013 - 13:06
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Awesome you're doing the Huntsman again. Can I ask what day? A friend of mine is doing Snow on Sat and Sun and I'm sure she would love to get a picture with you

by naurarwen on Sunday, 30 June, 2013 - 02:08
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I am indeed! That would be brilliant. :D I'll be cosplaying the Huntsman on Sunday provided my new lacefront wig is suitable for it. ;)

by HarryKurt on Sunday, 30 June, 2013 - 03:02
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this is very good, thumbs up

by adamphillip on Tuesday, 9 July, 2013 - 18:06
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Thank you very much! :D

by HarryKurt on Tuesday, 9 July, 2013 - 21:20
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This costume looks awesome!! Really nice work :)

by Siouxsie James on Saturday, 8 March, 2014 - 19:22
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Thank you! :) I had a lot of fun making it!

by HarryKurt on Saturday, 8 March, 2014 - 19:23
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Oh my gosh you did Eric, that's incredible!

by MintyBadger on Saturday, 29 March, 2014 - 16:38
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I love Eric so much, haha. Thanks!

by HarryKurt on Saturday, 29 March, 2014 - 18:14
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Looks like you got the huntsman spot on, very good job on the axe

by HorrorFanatic85 on Saturday, 5 April, 2014 - 16:14
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Thanks so much! The axe was my favourite part to make. :)

by HarryKurt on Saturday, 5 April, 2014 - 16:26
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I love your cosplay ,its really great to see characters that arnt obvious to cosplay

by rosieroo on Wednesday, 27 August, 2014 - 18:01
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Why thank you! :D Yeah, I fell in love with the character and design. It does always surprise me how many people do recognise the costume at cons though! XD

by HarryKurt on Wednesday, 27 August, 2014 - 18:18

To-Do List

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Hunting knives improved (Posted 5th May 2013)

For the hunting knives, I had originally just added some wood stain, but then watching again, I decided to add some white and black acrylic paint and then to sand it down to give it a few more tones and to make it look a bit more rustic. I also drilled into and added the 'nail heads' for each and gave them a metal and black effect. Just a bit of fussing, but it looks much better now!

Third hatchet (Posted 5th May 2013)

I made a second small hatchet as part of my upgrade. It took a day to make and the head is as closely matched to the first as I could make it- but it came out neater! I've also added more paint detail to the hunting knives and am going to make some new boots for a photoshoot at Warwick Castle next weekend.

Fastenings on doublet (Posted 15th February 2013)

I couldn't find anything remotely similar to his fastenings, so I painted some mirror brackets, picture hooks and D rings and made my own... XD

Hunting knife pouch and shoulder piece (Posted 12th February 2013)

Finished the knives and pouch and the shoulder piece now. I've also customised the belts now and have made even more patterns for the last few pieces of the costume.

Trousers (Posted 12th February 2013)

These are the suede trousers I'll be wearing. I dyed the fabric a shade darker and they're fitted with a zip for ease, because I haven't had time to practise making a lace close front. So I just added the effect over the top instead for this costume (it's mostly covered anyway. Then I embroidered the triangle pattern down the front of the legs by hand. The embroidery only goes just below the knee because I'll be wearing long boot covers.

Dyeing fabric (Posted 12th February 2013)

All my fabric is dyed and the trousers are almost done. Ready to make the shirt and the last props over the next few days.

Large axe (Posted 3rd February 2013)

This is the final base of the large axe. It took me so many attempts to be happy with the axe head and after rewatching the film frame by frame, I found out the opposite end to the blade has an odd shape. It's all painted up now and ready for final touches.

Doublet almost done (Posted 26th January 2013)

I've added on the sleeve caps and have finished most of the embroidery now. The edge is finished off with a sort of blanket stitch and I've started to distress the leather and wear it down. Very pleased with it so far, despite how long it seems to have taken!

Back of doublet (Posted 21st January 2013)

Back of the doublet finished. Leather and faux leather all hand stitched with embroidery thread.

Doublet test (Posted 18th January 2013)

Pieces of leather and faux leather cut out and then masking taped together (to avoid ugly pin holes and to get the fit right! ;)) to check the shapes match up. I've also done a stitching test to make sure that I can sew it together by hand with embroidery thread just as the actual costume has been, rather than machine sewing it!

I've also made a shirt pattern, brought dye to tone down the shirt and have tested the leather to see how best to age and stain it.

(Hoorah for snow days!)

Wood staining on axe and knife handles (Posted 13th January 2013)

The result of finishing carving and sanding down the weapon handles and the first two layers of wood stain and wax.

Once dry the handles will be ready for the axe heads to be moulded around them and maybe a layer of varnish depending on the finish.

Wood work (Posted 12th January 2013)

One handle for the larger hatchett, two smaller throwing axes and hunting knives to go in the pouch on the first belt. I decided to just do the knife blades in wood, as they won't be seen. There's still some bumps to smooth out, but these are the basic shapes. Will be staining the wood tomorrow, distressing them, then making the polymorph axe heads to nail and glue on.

Fabrics (Posted 10th January 2013)

The fabrics for the doublet, shoulder piece, shirt, scarf, belts and knife pouch. Going to distress everything once it's made to give everything a worn, rugged sort of feel. [The shirt and scarf came out a bit bright here, but they're quite muted, though I'll be dirtying them up anyway!]

Prep work (Posted 9th January 2013)

Patterns done, have five types of faux leather, one type of leather, polymorph plastic, belt buckles, studs, clasps, scarf and shirt material. Sewing work begins tomorrow!