Costume :Holy Roman Empire - HRE
Source :Axis Powers Hetalia
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Oct 2009

Costume Photos

Diaphonous Cape

At the Thames

Unholy Alliances!

With Musket

HRE and Historical Austria

HRE and Prussia

HRE and Chibitalia

Empire Strikes Back


Costume Information

Ha ha, ignore my 'Bishonen' variant - I just didn't know another word for ''non-chibi!'' Holy Roman is still unbearably cute though, especially when you consider what he 'grows up' to be!

Still undecided as of yet where to wear this outfit. Fortuitously, most of it can be adapted from Lestat, the ruffles and black... Capey Things! I'm expecting the hardest part will be constructing the tricorn hat.

I'm not ashamed of being a shipper of anthropomorphic ancient country yaoi, tee hee! I want to show my adoration for H.R.E! And Chibitalia!

If anyone has any better reference pictures, I would be eternally grateful, and please, all advice on fabrics is not only welcome but encouraged and REALLY appreciated!

PS. Is anyone cosplaying Chibitalia? XD

Love to you all




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Yay a HRE cosplayer! Can't wait to see! ^_^

by MoonLily on Monday, 27 April, 2009 - 15:24


by goodbyeworld on Wednesday, 29 April, 2009 - 18:54
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Eehee! I have to learn to look cuter because I apparently look too mean!

But I'm not mean! I'm cute! I'm just cursed with a scary face... :(

Thank you so much guys!

by PKNIVES on Wednesday, 29 April, 2009 - 18:59
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by RanmaSyaoran on Wednesday, 29 April, 2009 - 21:25
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But you're supposed to be mean!

Anyways this is looking awesome so far! It's a shame you're going to expo and not fuyu though - oh well I shall be waiting for photos! ^_^

by MoonLily on Wednesday, 29 April, 2009 - 21:27
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awwww that looks awesome!

by Shenny on Wednesday, 29 April, 2009 - 21:41
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You just transformed from lady to man and very convincingly too?!

by Odd-One-Out on Wednesday, 29 April, 2009 - 21:53
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WAII so cooooool~ Can't wait to see you at Expo!

by sarmander on Wednesday, 29 April, 2009 - 22:21
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Why, thank you darlings!

I've decided sideboards suit me and I now refuse to remove them. My mom = worried.


by PKNIVES on Wednesday, 29 April, 2009 - 22:35
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Wow this so..convincing! You make excellent bishounen. (is it the sideburns?..hmmm I dunno, it's just Very Good. I think your Lestat is gonna be AmAzing judging from this. :D

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 29 April, 2009 - 22:58
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Not watched a hell of alot of APH but this looks awesome ^.^ keep at it, your an awesome cosplayer :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 30 April, 2009 - 09:40
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Loving the manly charm! You look very dashing with sideburns!

by Nocturnal Blossom on Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 - 22:03
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Damn you look awesome 8D So very handsome (And a very convincing Bishie <3)
Keep up the fabulous work (Which I know you will)

by Charlie-Bear on Thursday, 14 May, 2009 - 22:34
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Wow, your makeup instantly has transformed you.

I see the blode wig was a success ;)

by Odd-One-Out on Friday, 15 May, 2009 - 11:12
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Wow, looking better and better! =O

*Engaging Arthur mode*
Oh...and, um, concerning your prior *cough* um, proposal...uh, uh QUESTION, question! The answer I will. =>_>= *Tsundere blush*

Gads, Holy Roman Empire x England? Now THERE'S a time paradoxical crack pairing. XD

by sarmander on Friday, 15 May, 2009 - 11:36
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Oh my gosh you look perfect! *_* Sooooo stalking you if I see you on the saturday of expo. :P

by MoonLily on Friday, 15 May, 2009 - 12:25
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You do make a great bishonen HRE indeed 8D Awesome job on this!
I stared at the picture of the cloak for a good minute, I want to touch it, it looks so soft x3 I really love your makeup too! *w*

by Pem on Friday, 15 May, 2009 - 14:34
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Ahhh your first big cosplay show. I'm so excited for you. ^__^
..Don't forget to pick up your ticket early to see the masquerade competiton from the cosplay desk - they're free, but there are a limited number, when they're gone they're gone. Won't want you to miss out. ;)

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 15 May, 2009 - 23:32
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Ah, this looks amazing! I will be keeping an eye out for you at expo! 8D

by TheInkOfDoom on Wednesday, 20 May, 2009 - 19:42
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This is so awesome.~

by CrystallineKnight on Saturday, 23 May, 2009 - 17:10
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I managed to 100% miss you! >< Oh no! Ahh least there is fuyu ~

The photos look great! :D

by MoonLily on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 18:47
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Very impressive, I am a fan of this!

by Odd-One-Out on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 19:03
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Oh this looks great. ..Another thing I missed out on.. ( - bloomin traffic jams!)
Hope you really enjoyed your first big London Expo.

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 19:21
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For a cosplay that was held together by glue... I AM IN AWE *_*


by RanmaSyaoran on Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 - 08:11
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OMG THATS RUTH OR SYLIA!!!!! i think its sylvia??? i can never tell them apart


and awwwww this is the most kawaii cosplay =P it looks really amazing xD


by Toshi-chan on Thursday, 28 May, 2009 - 18:04
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LOL! Yes, Ruth was Lithuania. Though I didn't call her Ruth once, bless her! Lithuania all the way!! Whoo, small world heeh!

This costume needs so much work. The hat was SO inaccurate (I finally found reference art. ON YOUTUBE.)


by PKNIVES on Monday, 1 June, 2009 - 01:23
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So this is where my masculinity went :) well done Abaa Jiggle :) you did an amazing job :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Monday, 1 June, 2009 - 11:56
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Awesome cosplay. Looks really good.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 3 June, 2009 - 20:42

*smooches PKNIVES* Not long now!!

by neverbeamemory on Tuesday, 8 September, 2009 - 13:19
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oh my goshelles~
This looks so epic! x3 you make a brilliant HRE! :D

by Enchanting_ELK on Wednesday, 27 January, 2010 - 18:01
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Wooahh this is awesome :D

by My__RoadOfBlood on Tuesday, 3 August, 2010 - 00:29


Mission for Cuteness (Posted 15th May 2009)

I decided I looked too severe with my own hair, and in a desperate bid for cuteness I hacked up an old party wig! It was originally in the style of a bob! My NVQ2 in Men's Barbering has FINALLY become useful. I wandered downstairs and EVERYONE started laughing. "You look like a ten year old boy!"

At that point I KNEW I'd made the right decision, ha ha!

Tricorn and cloak are finished! Robe to go (it's the most difficult part as I can't really make out what's going on in the footage!)

Myself and my partner, Old Style Austria will now be at the big meet up on the Saturday of MCM too. Awesome!

Fanart to the rescue (Posted 13th May 2009)

I managed to find a blissfully high resolution fan art picture of HRE that showed his clothing far more clearly. With that in mind, I embarked on the top cloak piece. The collar is a layer of thin plastic sheeting covered in a layer of black velvet and edged with ribbonish stuff. The clasp I brought for 60p from the brilliant Derby rag market. The velvet was a little expensive but crushed velvet, the cheaper fabric, just doesn't feel right and I am a bit of a perfectionist.

This cloak was the HARDEST thing I have EVER made and the trickiest shape to work out. I was exhausted after and I had to take a nap! It STILL looks ragged and is very much unfinished... Countdown to MCM... Panic!

WHY CAN'T I BE CUTER!? (Posted 29th April 2009)

...Because I have a villainous face. That's why.


Beginnings (Posted 29th April 2009)

Began sourcing my bits today. The thing is, HRE's costume is VERY difficult to see in the hazy, soft screen chibi moments he appears in Hetalia!

Most of it will be informed guesses made by studying clothing of the period.

I tried contact lenses for the first time today, and I was expecting AGONY but... They were comfortable and soft and although the change on my dark eyes wasn't massively dramatic, my eyes are definately blue!

The best quality pictures I can upload of my make up test and ruffle-test (?) are from my terrible quality webcam. But I'll put them up regardless, if anyone is interested.

Still looking for my Chibitalia!