stargirl_rhi
 


Costume :Sabriel
Variant :Young Sabriel
Source :Abhorsen Trilogy
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2013


Costume Photos

Finished Sabriel

Fitting Test One

Top of bodice

Bells stage one.

Making chainmail

Tunic on dummy

Keys on tunic

Sabriel 2

Sabriel 1

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : approx £150
Time Taken : Weeks.

Description
The information from this costume comes from a book, and although the description is pretty specific it means that I can least have a bit of fun designing certain things the way I want.
I chose this costume because I love the character and the outfit and accessories are amazing.
I am essentially making a royal blue tunic, with silver trim, covered in small-ish silver keys. She wear brown trousers. She carries 7 bells of differing sized in a leather sash across her chest. She also wears armour made from ceramic chainmail. As this is totally impossible I will be making regular metal chainmail by hand and if I have time I will try and find a way to spray it a ceramic-type colour.
I don't intend to wear a wig or contacts, my eyes are the correct colour and I can make my natural hair the same.

So far making the chainmail wasn't as hard as i thought it would be but since making it I have researched further and decided that if i have time i will redo it to different specifications used within the LARP community for better realistic accuracy.
I attempted to embroider the keys onto the tunic, however as the tunic is made from velvet this turned out to be a nightmare! Instead I have used a metallic paint liner pen to create the keys. As this character has magical abilities and there are things called "charter marks" existing throughout all of her clothes, I do not mind that the keys do not look naturally made as this will contribute to the effect.

24/04/13

I will be looking into making the 7 bells next which will probably be the most difficult. After that I will create the sash to hold them. I will be making this entirely from leather and suede for authenticity, time will only tell if my sewing machine can handle it!

28/05/2013

Finally got my outfit completed for the Sunday of London MCM Expo. Sewed my sash, made my sword, finished the bells, and attached the chainmail to a harness underneath my tunic for better support.

Comments

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Wow, this is looking great :) It's so awesome ot see someone cosplaying her as well ^_^ Can't wait to see the finished thing.

by Zelvyne on Wednesday, 24 April, 2013 - 18:51
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This looks awesome hope to see you at Manchester Expo

by naurarwen on Friday, 26 April, 2013 - 20:01
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Amazing! I hope I see you there!

by CharlieDoryRose on Sunday, 28 April, 2013 - 17:15
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Beautiful cosplay!

by ToroSonyCat on Tuesday, 28 May, 2013 - 22:14
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I saw this at the masquerade on Saturday. I was a few rows back from you and wanted to ask if you were Sabriel, but it was too busy and noisy!

You've done a brilliant job on this costume! I was particularly impressed by the keys on the tunic - I assumed they had been printed on!

by PandoraCaitiff on Wednesday, 29 May, 2013 - 11:50
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This looks amazing :) You really suit Sabriel :) I love everything about this. I can't believe you made your own bells that's so epic :D The Surcoat is gorgeous as well :D So much love for this :D

by gaming_goddess on Tuesday, 11 June, 2013 - 06:44
 

Journal

Drawing on the keys (Posted 24th April 2013)

Everything pictured up to this point has obviously already been done.
I'm currently waiting for the keys to dry so I can fix and then do the back.