Costume :Trish
Variant :Alternate #3: Dante
Source :Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2013

Costume Photos

Now you can become one of us.

Capcom Combination!

Viewtifully red

Frank "Whack" and Trish


Costume Information

Cost : 50.90
Time Taken : A fair few hours researching + constructing

Post-con thoughts

Well it was a lot more of a chilled Expo than with Yuuf! Still had a lot of fun though and seemingly a lot of photos taken of us. The Marvel cosplayers we posed with didn't make the UMvC3 connection I don't think but hey ho! At least the Ryu did who like "Dude!" at us xD A couple of people who followed my derpy progress on here said it came out great and others that I looked really good in it, which boosted me as I was a little nervous with this one. Unfortunately some of my belt rivets fell off and both my belt buckles unfortunately, but with the latter I managed to glue back on thanks to the Totally Cosplay repair station and our VJ's hot glue gun he brought along. The wig was a pain in the bum as it knotted very easily and was difficult to get on and paramountly, look good because of the weight. Luckily the same girl who helped me with my Yuffie wig was also happy to help me out with my make-shift wig cap and bobby pins so huge thanks for her patience.


Need to add x2 more rivets to the belt as two fell off at Expo T_T
Ditto with the fastening on my choker, hence it missing in some pics
Would be great to have a more accurate corset; hoping to do this with my mammy as a fun project
On watching Trish in mahvel again her hair is actually quite a bit shorter than mine (though I was taking into account her length in DMC2). Unsure whether to trim it or not...either way it needs some major TLC...so knotted!!
A working, transforming sparda would be really fun to make and weild.


To go with my bro 1337Pete' Frank West and cosplaymatt1' Viewtiful Joe to form a UMvC3 group!

It wasn't until I started looking up the other ladies of umvc3 that I really took notice of Trish; she's basically one of the most bamf chicks in the game mainly due to her epic Sparda. It then dawned on me that I have a red corset left over from my punk days as well as a lovely pair of DVF trousers that I adore. On top of this I remembered I also have some black boots which just happen to go awesomely with said troos...did I choose this costume or did it choose me!?

We also have two things in common; a deep-ish voice and the same shaped nose 8D

That's the great thing with most fighting games; the abundance of outfit choices. UMvC3 seem to do it especially well, taking colour schemes from other Mahvel/Capcom games or the same series, as here with Dante's colours.

Clothing aside though, after all that epiphany I started to place her in my team and my god is she fun to play (and watch the pros use in the tournaments!). Y'gotta have an epic prop too, right?

My next steps are to start drafting out the Sparda and make her choker/vambraces which i should be able to make out of some pleather from my fabric box


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Im looking forward to seeing this. concurr about the silver wig choice.
Sounds like you have enough already to do a closet cosplay photoshoot/test. :) There isnt a Tekken group as far as Im aware so if I spot you at Expo I might just crash for some photo ops together. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 25 March, 2013 - 22:10
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Love this idea and the progress is looking good so far! You'll look amazing!

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 28 March, 2013 - 00:45
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This is a really cool idea! Looking forward to seeing it finished!

I think the wig looks fine, from the ref it looks to be a good match :) Also I think it suits your skin tone so I wouldn't worry! :)

by JustPeachy on Thursday, 28 March, 2013 - 17:10
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I think the wig looks perfect on you, no need to worry about it!

by ToroSonyCat on Thursday, 28 March, 2013 - 17:10
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The choker is looking very good so far. It's possibly a little wider than in the ref but as an interpretation I think it wouldn't look as good if you made it exactly to scale. I like the colour scheme and the choices of materials.

by Carmina on Monday, 8 April, 2013 - 15:54
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This looks so cool *_* good luck with finishing it!

by Greenstar88 on Monday, 8 April, 2013 - 20:37

you're gonna look platinum pussycat!

by CyanideCustard on Monday, 15 April, 2013 - 22:08
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looking awesome =D

its great to see some Alt colour variants!

by Numta on Thursday, 25 April, 2013 - 12:39
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this is comming along swimmingly :D

by cosplaymatt1 on Sunday, 12 May, 2013 - 17:17

Awesome progress so far! I may have to ste-.. *cough* uh... -borrow- that method of colouring my own eyebrows (dark brown to white). Also, good luck with your Sparda. I now know those cosplay prop feels and, with the best part of a week to go, it's starting to get hectic. :D

by Origin on Friday, 17 May, 2013 - 11:50
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I thought I commented on this after expo but I didn't! ;___ ;

It was great to get a picture with you and you looked so awesome! Keep up the awmazing costuming! =D

by awesomeblossom on Tuesday, 18 June, 2013 - 20:19
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It was great to see this in person - you looked fab

by Zelvyne on Tuesday, 2 July, 2013 - 21:07
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You look amazing, really suits you :)

by WhiteWraith on Friday, 6 September, 2013 - 12:06
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This looks pretty epic!

by InfiniteJester on Friday, 6 September, 2013 - 13:19
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Very good job on the costume ^_^ wish i got to see it in person as theres not that many trish's around

by Mothfox on Tuesday, 12 November, 2013 - 11:50

Love this, great idea!

by g123 on Monday, 20 January, 2014 - 23:39

To-Do List

Untangle wigHighPlanned
"It's Mahvel Baby" / "When's Mahvel" signMediumPlanned
Re-attach more 'rivets' to beltMediumPlanned
Accurate corset (lighting bolt down chest)LowPlanned

Shopping List

Zips for vambraces£0.40Bought
Wig + brush£30.50Bought
Contact lenses£20.00Bought


Luce complete (Posted 23rd May 2013)

its not amazing but I like it c: a little sneak peek !

Let there be..luce (Posted 22nd May 2013)

Adding details to the Luce. Can't find our other desert eagle so this will have to do! I'll just say that Dante stole the Ombra off'a me xD Just need to add a little more gold to the section next to the handle and paint the handles brown & add 'Ebony' tomorrow which I'll test out beforehand with various types of glue. I think spray advesive will work the best from searching on 'this to that'. Idk whether to add the 'Luce and Ombra' wording or not :/

Contact lens try on (Posted 20th May 2013)

After so many attempts I managed to get one in! Feels pretty much fine and I love the colour transformation. Now for the right eye 0.o

Excuse my derp in some of these :<

Tipsy cosplay progress go! (Posted 17th May 2013)

As you do a week before Expo at ten to midnight..

so yeah this is my belt detail testing- will hot glue on tomorrow mornin'

Thats better (Posted 17th May 2013)

Not perfect but I'm happy

Prong detail added (Posted 17th May 2013)

Before I go out for my prescription >< Might switch them around as they don't match very well

Belt details (Posted 17th May 2013)

The tiny squares are the prongs and the circles are rivets(?). Idk whatever is on Trish's hip on the belt are circular anyway xD

I do want to add the >-< shape in between the buckles. I have a method but I'm a lil scared to do it incase I feck it up..

Belt complete (Posted 12th May 2013)

Not too shabby if I do say so myself

Vambrace #1 complete! (Posted 12th May 2013)

Done by my awesome madre :D Really happy with it! Shes gonna do the left arm for me tomorrow.

Buckle build up (Posted 9th May 2013)

Just wanted to show how theyre coming aling - I think all those coats of PVA were worth it apart from on the one shown on the right here as it hasn't come out as smooth as the other! s^*£ like this always happens to me >:c trying to sort this atm

Eyebrow test (Posted 9th May 2013)

Was going to save testing 'til my brows have been shaped but I figured its best not to leave doing it too late as i'm probably going to get them plucked/waxed either next week or the week of Expo so they're "fresh"ly done =] Currently sitting here with PVA on my brows waiting for it to dry..

I'm using this tutorial http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=152632&highlight=eyebrow+color and will try the silver enamel I have open; it might not be the right thing/too dark for my wig but this is what the test is for.

EDIT: Done with success! Initially went to use the enamel but I paniced after reading "it must be washed off immidiately with skin contact" plus I Googled it and people are usure about its toxicity, whereas this Decoart Crafter's Acrylics is defo non-toxic. I realise its quite sparkly but it should match the wig great ^^ Some of the pics are under natural light, others flash as I know people use it a fair bit at Expo. Clumsy me got a bit of soap (& probs paint) in my eye when I washed it out [with ease, I should add] but I'm pleased it works. Sorry theyre ridic thick I'm aware its trampy of me !

Plastazote priming (Posted 9th May 2013)

Had about 10 ish layers which I started yesterday; going to test it with a bit of silver paint soon to see if its worked then I can do the inner and outer edges.

Virgiiiiiiin >:c (Posted 7th May 2013)

Still working on my gubbins, just don't have internet access at home! Just wanted to show my latest purchase for both Trish and Faye ( I know the former has blue eyes but I didnt wanna have to switch lenses/buy more than one pair shhh). Gonna try them on soon :D

Also will be helping my bro with his Dr Strange too ^_^

Go go gadget travel iron! (Posted 2nd May 2013)

Attempted to smooth the inside buckle edges with varying sandpaper roughness but it only made them worse >.> Google came to the rescue via this page http://dagorhir.com/HowTo/LatexGuards.html which explained that this can be remedied by placed waxed paper on the item and ironed over. Hey presto it works! Much better. (I should have taken a before pic but w/e I think I'm doing this journal just for my beenfit really haha). They should be ready for priming and painting now ^^

Shown also in the pic is the box I mentioned two journals back.

Testing, testing... (Posted 2nd May 2013)

Just doing lots of boring (but necessary) testing at the mo; how plastazote copes being glued onto vinyl with UHU, hot glue, super glue, epoxy. Also seeing how it copes being painted on without PVA. Think I'm gonna need to prime it! & hot glue is the winner so I will go with that when I glue my buckles down. UHU also bonds vinyl and pleather excellently.

This is gonna hurt! How fast are you? (Posted 1st May 2013)

Got a rather large, elongated box leftover from the new bathroom radiator fitted today; had it leaning against the mixed recycling to be chucked when I thought "Prop!". Looking at making it with a combination of cardboard and foam (possibly expanding as I've always wanted to give it a go!). Update to follow soon

May the buckle gods be with me (Posted 30th April 2013)

This is literally the best I'm going to get for these, and I know its not perfect in the slightest. Just really sick of doing them like I said!

Flip'mo.. (Posted 29th April 2013)

Does it look better another way up? :/ Also should they be thinner? Lots of Trishs tend to have fairly thin buckles...

So done with the belt buckles.. (Posted 28th April 2013)

After trying to thin them down as suggested by our Joe, I basically massacred one of them and stop before I did the same to the others trying to get them 'straight' with fabric scissors as the Stanley knife is nowhere to be found. Grrr - I really shouldn't do stuff like this when I'm tired >_<

EDIT: Just remembered I have a small amount of eva foam letover from when coscraft still stocked it...if I feel like it, I could make them once again out of that. Its probably sturdier/better to paint anyways

Belt detail pattern (Posted 26th April 2013)

Rough pattern for the >-< detail on the belt. Thinking of using black pleather for this

Sorry for the terrible quality pic, CI isn't working on my phone for some reason..

Buckles bi-fold (Posted 26th April 2013)

Here they are placed roughly where they will be once painted and glued down.

Buckle v.3 (Posted 26th April 2013)

I know its wonky on one side..but I'm kinda sick of doing these now. If the second one turns out better I'll make yet another but ugh I just wanna finish the accessories already tbch

Todays progress (Posted 25th April 2013)

Grr my hook and loop test failed with my choker as it dropped off before I.could fasten them >.> I now can't find said loop on the floor...

Did a test with my googly eye rivet/gem super glued onto scrap vinyl and it works. Now doing the same with the leftover hook.

Hopefully I'll be able to glue the fastenings onto the choker sucessfully which should give me confidence to do the same for the belt.

EDIT: Managed to do it! Its quite fragile and I think the loop needs more glue but hey..very chuffed!

Buckle bemusement (Posted 25th April 2013)

Not sure whether to go for the larger or smaller one? The former overlaps a little whilst the latter snugly fits with a little of the belt showing at the top and bottom.

Choker finished (Posted 25th April 2013)

Rivets/gems arn't in the straightest of semblance but the super glue with the tinyness made me nervous of bonding my fingers together :(

Buckle progress (Posted 25th April 2013)

I didn't quite cut the edge off but it doesn't quite reach the edges...unsure if this matters or not :s

Choker rivets/gems (Posted 25th April 2013)

I've painted my googly eyes (x6) and am waiting for them to dry. In the meantime I am going to test how foam copes being super glued to the vinyl as it would be nice to have buckle detail on the belt for accuracy

New prop plan (Posted 22nd April 2013)

I'm thinking of making Trish's sparda when it transforms into scythe form dring her Round Harvest hyper combo. Found a technique I can use so will update when I start on it.

Vambrace progress - Right arm (Posted 11th April 2013)

Gonna be tricky to make these look good as the material has zero stretch and I have tiny (but long) arms! Especially on this side as my right wrist is ridic small (seriously if you see me at Expo get me to take these off and you'll see what I mean! I call it "alien arm"..). Probably won't have it going round my arm almost twice like it is now as I'd like to put a zip in to be accurate.

Vambrace progress - Left arm (Posted 11th April 2013)

Gonna be tricky to make these look good as the material has zero stretch and I have tiny (but long) arms! Probably won't have it going round my arm almost twice like it is now as I'd like to put a zip in to be accurate.

Belt prog. (Posted 10th April 2013)

Sorry for the bootay shot but I'm using this- http://thesunsetyoshi.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/2064464-trish_umvc3_v2...

as the width reference. I think it matches pretty well so I need to glue the attatchments on next

Choker progress (Posted 8th April 2013)

This has been done since Saturday but I havn't had a chance to upload it. Not sure if its too wide/thick but I tend to err on the bigger side with things so that they stand out. If I decide I like it this way I'll hot glue the fastenings on as well as the rivets/gems.

Vambrace pattern (Posted 28th March 2013)

Not 100% right I imagine as I altered it from my old Tsubaki armwarmers, but at least I have an idea of what they should be like. Took me a few goes to get it the correct length (not overlapping to the inside elbow). Will transfer this to the red fabric soon

Further wig considering (Posted 26th March 2013)

EDIT 27/03: It's been shipped (already!) wooo 8D Coscraft are so efficient~

27/03: After talking to my groups' Viewtiful Joe , he advised me that Trish's hair is more silver than white so I am now looking at getting this instead.

EDIT: This has now been ordered along with a brush to keep it from tangling =) I think I got the last one as it's now sold out D:

Vinyl/pleather (Posted 25th March 2013)

Said fabric I mentioned in the info/description. This will be used for the choker and vambraces and if I get time (which is unlikely), for the top so it all matches nicely

Wig options (Posted 24th March 2013)

I'm really stuck which wig to go for. Not really on a budget but moreso concerned that the longer wig will be a pain in the arse to maintain and not worth the extra 13+a half inches. Or will it add a certain je nais se quois (?) and look better if I have more?