Costume :Dust
Source :Dust: An Elysian Tail
Progress :In Progress
Worn At :MCM London Comic Con May 2015

Costume Photos


Some paint!

The Head So Far...

Ahrah Blade : Lower Design

Hatless Dust

The Ahrah Blade

Dust Standing About

Dust's Combat Stance


Costume Information

Possibly my next "big" cosplay after Teepo in 2014. While the clothes here are a bit more complex than Teepo's bodysuit, they don't appear to be anything too crazy. Of course, that assumption will no doubt change when I start tackling it. D:

From the artwork, the only really pronounced animal features Dust has are his ears, so I could get away with painting my face blue (save for the tip of my nose) and using the clothes to cover up the rest of me.

The Ahrah Blade is going to be an odd thing to make. While it's certainly the smallest sword-like prop I'll have made up to now (being a one-hand sword as opposed to Aeon's clock... thing and Teepo's longsword), the blade is quite an odd shape, especially with those pronged fins at the top.


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I've never seen this design before but it looks super cool - really interested in how you're going to make the sword and the weird hat thing!

by InfiniteJester on Thursday, 19 December, 2013 - 09:56

Never seen this costume at a con before, the progress on this will be very interesting

by g123 on Saturday, 19 April, 2014 - 06:18
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Can't wait to see this 8) It's gonna be awesome!

by Darkiekun on Wednesday, 4 June, 2014 - 11:08
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Very cool design, This will be awesome to see!

by BlueberryTale on Wednesday, 7 January, 2015 - 10:42

To-Do List

Make the HatHighPlanned
Plan/Build swordHighPlanned
Find tutorials for tail, boot covers and earsLowPlanned
Find patterns for clothesLowPlanned

Shopping List

Fabric | Dust's Outfit / Fidget Doll!£96.00Bought
Torch | "Ambitious Plan #1"£5.00Bought
Black paint (spray) | Hat£8.00Bought
Acrylic Jewels | Fidget Doll£1.40Bought
Styrofoam | Hat, Ahrah Blade£0.00To Buy
??? | Cape Clasp£0.00To Buy
??? | Gemstone (sword hilt)£0.00To Buy
Wiring, blue LEDs, plastic | "Ambitious Plan #1"£0.00To Buy
Other paint | Sword£0.00To Buy


Actual Progress! (Posted 25th February 2015)

The hat's just about done, minus holes for the ears (which haven't been made yet) and I've started lining the inside of the head. However, that won't actually get done until I've checked if there's enough space for a fan in there.

Even in it's incomplete state, it looked pretty damn good seeing Dust's head/hat on me in the mirror. I can only imagine how it'll look when it's done and I have the rest of the cosplay to go with it. :D

Another day, another bag of stuff! (Posted 23rd February 2015)

With about £100 worth of fabric and fur now sitting in bags, I have just about everything I need for this cosplay. Thankfully, I have the hat, sword and head to do until I get to a sewing machine. :D

Hat's almost there! (Posted 15th February 2015)

As I haven't got around to going out to Abakhan to get the materials for Dust's head, I thought I'd focus on the hat for a bit. From the basic shape, I hotglued a layer of craft foam across the whole thing in order to try and strengthen what's otherwise just pretty flimsy upholstery foam.

On the underside, there's currently a series of craft foam strips acting as supports. I'm currently wondering whether to craft foam the whole of the underside as well or leave it as it is.

Anyway, from here, I'll be gessoing the whole thing until it's a smooth surface. Then it'll all be spraypainted black and the turquoise fabric will be attached to and draped over the sides.

Heading up the process... (Posted 11th February 2015)

While they both look untidy and are nothing more than uncovered foam, the basic shapes for Dust's head and hat are pretty much done now. It'll most likely be the hat, head and sword first, then everything else.

It begins! (Posted 21st January 2015)

Having just taken a trip to the epic Abakhan in Wales and bought a sack of various fabrics for both Dust and the Fidget doll (FOREVVVERRR... >:) ), I think it's safe to say this is no longer just "Planned". :D