SlimDefinition
 


Costume :Hrist
Variant :Valkyrie
Source :Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010


Costume Photos

Cosplay Fever Image

Hrist Bifrost edit

Hrist - close

Hrist - in ExCel Hall by Pouncy

Hrist - Asgard Meadow

Hrist - DigViz1

Hrist VP2 Logo SKY

Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria (group)

Hrist Valkyrie and Tara Platt

Hrist 1

Hrist (concept)

Hrist 1

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : Approx £300-350
Awards : 2nd Place in the girls section - Digital Vizualisations
Time Taken : 7 months

Description
Hrist from Valkyrie Profile 1 and 2.
Cosplay Blog - http://hrist-valkyrie.blogspot.com/

Valkyrie Profile needed some love in cosplay in the UK really, so I was determined to get this done for May this year...and I did! Also, meeting Hrist's voice actress, Tara Platt, was fantastic. Aside from a bit of touching up and cleaning up, it can be worn again whenever really. Please note though, it's not comfy. Seriously, it really isn't...but I'd suffer it again for the right events any day.

Publications:
* 2nd in the girls section of the Digital Vizualisations and Manga photo competition (present in Neo Mag issue 74).

* Present in Cosplay Fever RED (launched in October 2010).

(I looked up the words Nibelung Valesti, and found myself pondering over the results. Nibelung is more German, and refers to a wealthy family or dwarves, whereas Valesti is a secondary form of Valere (Italian) meaning "of worth".
So, I'm not quite sure what to think there!)


Comments

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Reminds me so much of Rose from Legend of Dragoon!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 - 20:31
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Might be able to use the same wig. Hrist may not happen for a while depending on time and more importantly, money.

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 - 21:28
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Very cool :D. Partner is currently playing Valkyrie Profile now xD

by 1000014 on Thursday, 4 June, 2009 - 18:55
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Awesome cosplay choice. Can't wait to see progress.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 3 July, 2009 - 23:35
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Well you know how i already feel about this :P

I really really cant wait to see the finished product in May :D

by JakeX on Wednesday, 18 November, 2009 - 23:20
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Your progress is really looking great ^__^

by Zelda on Monday, 23 November, 2009 - 22:21
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Thanks.

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 24 November, 2009 - 19:53
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The progress is looking great

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 26 November, 2009 - 05:55
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you're realy talented at making armour :)

by leumas on Sunday, 20 December, 2009 - 00:23
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Looking great so far

by xblackravenx on Sunday, 20 December, 2009 - 01:44
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Thanks. I'm thinking about what to coat the Wonderflex in as a surface prep. I was going to use the Gesso, but I've read a couple of FAQs that say Gesso will crack under pressure.

by SlimDefinition on Sunday, 20 December, 2009 - 17:44
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Your progress is looking amazing hun =]

by FusionRose on Friday, 8 January, 2010 - 19:15
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omfgigjrigjrgrg Love the progress :P

by JakeX on Friday, 8 January, 2010 - 19:35
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Looking good so far. I love the VP character and armour designs but they do not get enough love!
Looking foreward to seeing the finished costume :)

by Ilpala on Friday, 8 January, 2010 - 19:58
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the progress on this is looking great XD

by nanahara on Friday, 8 January, 2010 - 20:19
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Many thanks people.

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 8 January, 2010 - 20:36

Looking great :) can't wait to see it finished.

by Dragon wings on Tuesday, 2 February, 2010 - 15:42
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Wow! That is looking totally cool!

by motokokusanagi86 on Friday, 5 February, 2010 - 19:30
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Thanks to suggestions by you and Venom on the spear's axe head which gave me inspiration. ^_^

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 5 February, 2010 - 23:14
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looking very good! armor is wonderflex you say. Did u find it at a decent price anywhere???

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 16 February, 2010 - 20:02
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Thanks!

The armour is Wonderflex yeah (the helmet isn't though).
I got it from Flints. They're a UK stockist, but the big sheets are about £70.
They do two sizes. The smallest size is about.......A2 sized (at a guess) and is about £11 including VAT.

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 16 February, 2010 - 21:49
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Wow thats really good! Good luck with the rest of your costume :)

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 16 February, 2010 - 22:15
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Progress is looking really good, I really like the helmet so far! Good luck finishing it ^^

by Kacela on Tuesday, 9 March, 2010 - 17:35
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Thanks Kacela. I'm just praying I get it done on time!

by SlimDefinition on Sunday, 14 March, 2010 - 20:50
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Progress is looking awesome :) You put such care into it! o.o

by Lady Bahamut on Sunday, 14 March, 2010 - 21:31
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The progress is looking great. I can't wait to see it all finished.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 19 March, 2010 - 05:16
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It better get finished for May!
Thank you everyone for all the comments.

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 19 March, 2010 - 18:32
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Wow! The breastplate is coming along nicely.

Oh, for FairyPorchQueen. The small sheets of Wonderflex that Flints do are A3 size and are about £11 each. I can't remember the postage as I got four in one go.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 26 March, 2010 - 16:08
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Thanks Sephy. It's just the shaping of the rest of the armour that's going to make me tear my hair out! Heh.

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 26 March, 2010 - 17:34
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Wow, impressive progress. How did you form the shapes for the breastplate armour? You mention balloons, but your breastplate looks nicely anatomical to me and not like balloons. Is there a fair amount of sculpting involved?

I love seeing these difficult costumes develop and I need to do something similar.
Great work. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 27 March, 2010 - 00:07
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I was going to use balloons for the pauldrons only - but never did.
The breastplate armour is all done by moulding by hand. I don't even have a mannequin.

It's mostly Wonderflex, but I'll probably not use it for a while after this one. It's effective, but shaping it is really tedious. I've pretty much just cut out shapes to the sizes that look right, head them up and stick the bits together as they show on the reference artwork.

And thanks. ^_^'

by SlimDefinition on Sunday, 28 March, 2010 - 15:01
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Ah wonderflex..the price of that stuff has so far put me off :S. Think I will have to experiment with plaster bandages, paper mache, etc.

You did a great job forming the shapes by hand.
I hope I spot you wearing this at May Expo. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 28 March, 2010 - 22:30
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^_^'

I am determined to get it done by then! Tara Platt should be attending the expo, and she's Hrist's voice actress!

We're staying in a hotel, so should be around the Friday evening and depending on when you're planning on doing certain things I'm sure you'll probably come across me at some point.

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 29 March, 2010 - 22:59
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Hun the progress is looking absolutely amazing =O
I'm so excited for expo, prepare to have loads of pictures taken of you ^_^

by FusionRose on Monday, 5 April, 2010 - 22:14
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everytime i see progress on this i cant wait to see more! looking amazing!

by FairyPorchQueen on Monday, 5 April, 2010 - 22:40
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More incentive to get it done! Nyargh! So much work still to do. x_x'

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 6 April, 2010 - 20:07
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Everytime i look at this, it justs gets better and better hehe, it's just amazing! Your so talented huh ^^ i can't wait to see it finished!!!

by Zelda on Friday, 16 April, 2010 - 12:38
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Heh, thanks Kara. I can't wait to see it finished either, purely because I have 6 weeks to get it done in for expo!

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 16 April, 2010 - 15:42
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Looking smart so far, nice!

by Odd-One-Out on Wednesday, 12 May, 2010 - 21:31
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Thank you!

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 12 May, 2010 - 21:51
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Not long now this is going to be sooooo amazing! Want to see tonnes of pictures XD you are doing excellent with this - hope your supplies arrive so you can finish!

by Raye-chan on Saturday, 15 May, 2010 - 10:45
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This is looking GREAT!! ^__^

by k4tt on Monday, 17 May, 2010 - 21:32
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Thanks! ^_^ Just over a week for me to get it done though!

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 17 May, 2010 - 21:40
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Looks incredible!

by Kacela on Tuesday, 18 May, 2010 - 18:08
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this is sertainly coming along awsome XD

by nanahara on Tuesday, 18 May, 2010 - 18:15
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^_^' Thanks.

It's just the painting and repainting the SAME pieces that's really doing my head in now. It'll get there... x_x

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 18 May, 2010 - 20:03
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You looked amazing!!

by FairyPorchQueen on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 15:23
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I saw you around! You looked fantastic! :D

by Lady Bahamut on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 15:27
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Thanks! I'm really proud of it. ^_^'
I'll add more photos when I get some.

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 15:41
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Was great to see your costume in the flesh. I couldn't take any pictures at all on Saturday, so it's really nice to see people uploading stuff. ^__^

by k4tt on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 15:49
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Spotted you several times.
It is a lovely looking costume and you looked fantastic.

by infinitydragon on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 13:34
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Wow your Hrist looks amazing! *_*

by Jenangel on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 15:47
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Thank you very much everyone! ^_^'

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 19:01
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turned out amazing hun =D x

by FusionRose on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 22:34
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Thanks Fusion. I'm actually been thinking since expo..."I WANT TO WEAR IT AGAIN NOW!" then thought "why do I want to suffer that again so soon?" heh.

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 15:06
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Really really sweet, can see the effort been put into :)

by VividLeviathan on Saturday, 5 June, 2010 - 17:28
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^_^' Much appreciated Vivid. 7 months it took in total. Whew!

by SlimDefinition on Sunday, 6 June, 2010 - 20:33
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This is the best VP costume I've seen! :O I saw you from a distance at Expo and thought 'WOW!!'. Absolutely stunning~~ :D

by Ino on Monday, 14 June, 2010 - 20:23
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^_^ *embarrassed* Thank you Ino! I didn't think I'd get it finished when it was about two weeks away from expo, and it took 7 months. I'm glad I got her finished.

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 15 June, 2010 - 16:25
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You did an AMAZING job hun O_O I was so impressed by this!

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 27 June, 2010 - 20:11
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Thanks Sj! ^_^ All the hard work really paid off didn't it?
I can't believe what I spent on it though.

by SlimDefinition on Sunday, 27 June, 2010 - 20:51
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This looks amazing! :D

by My__RoadOfBlood on Tuesday, 17 August, 2010 - 01:30
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Thanks. ^_^

I'm already looking at doing the repairs soon so she'll be ready to wear again any time. Only a little bit of touching up to do and a bit of acrylic paint and grubbiness to get out of the skirt.

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 17 August, 2010 - 13:48
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You done a fantastic job on this! Looks so perfect1

by DuskatNight on Tuesday, 24 August, 2010 - 15:36
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Thank you Dusk. Means a lot. ^_^'
I'm already making plans for re-wearing her. I just need to make a bunch of minor repairs.

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 24 August, 2010 - 17:13
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ok i'm really loving the armour :p

by Berserk667 on Tuesday, 12 October, 2010 - 01:12
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Thanks. It was a nightmare, but I am proud of the end result. :-)

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 12 October, 2010 - 15:34
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This must have taken you such a long time to make. Lovely craftsmanship though.

by Solarista on Friday, 5 November, 2010 - 22:09
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Yeah, around 7 months. x_x
Thank you. ^_^

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 5 November, 2010 - 23:05
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O_O wow. (again!) You can see the progression of your skills, looks fabulous. I can't even begin to imagine how much work went into this. Amazing.

by Natsumi on Thursday, 28 July, 2011 - 21:58
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About 7 months of work on this one. ^^'

by SlimDefinition on Thursday, 28 July, 2011 - 22:20
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OMG BREATH-TAKING!!!

by prince_izumi on Monday, 26 September, 2011 - 04:49
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Thanks. ^_^'

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 26 September, 2011 - 14:58
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:3 Love it! If you ever wear this again please do let me know in case I can meet up with you as Alcia. All the photos!

by Nomes on Friday, 25 January, 2013 - 00:58
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Thank you! I do plan on re-wearing her soon. Not sure about October Expo, but I can ask others if they're interested. She needs some repair work done though.

by SlimDefinition on Saturday, 26 January, 2013 - 19:22
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I'm fully booked for October Expo 2013, I'm afraid. Perhaps we could arrange a shoot if you and your friends live in the South East?

I've dropped you a PM so we don't end up with a stream of conversationy comments :P

by Nomes on Wednesday, 30 January, 2013 - 11:17
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your armor cosplays are simply amazing hope i can get this good at them :)

by Darkheart on Tuesday, 9 April, 2013 - 05:53
 

To-Do List

Make leg and foot armourHighComplete
Make armour arm-bands (wonderflex?)HighComplete
Buy Wonderflex (jumbo)HighComplete
Create helmet (card, foam, papiermache)HighComplete
Modify white skirt to suit valkyrie drapeHighComplete
Make sword HighComplete
Make spearHighComplete
Punch eyelets into the hem of the skirt + make leaf danglesHighComplete
Buy a large batch of A3 funky foamHighComplete
Make/decorate leg guard danglesHighComplete
Papier mache and paint scabbardHighComplete
Create armour from wonderflexHighComplete
Paint spear/halberd headHighComplete
Paint and decorate the wonderflex armourHighComplete
Make scabbard for sword (wonderflex or foam?)HighComplete
Buy heavy duty velcro strips and spots (large) for attaching armour.MediumComplete
Buy long white skirt to modify into the valkyrie's drapeMediumComplete
Buy telescopic pole for halberd/spear handleMediumComplete
Buy gold/silver spray paintMediumComplete
Spray paint halberd/spear handleMediumComplete
Tidy up the long black wigLowComplete
Find and buy purple fingerless glovesLowComplete

Journal

FINISHED! (Posted 31st May 2010)

Finished and debuted at London MCM Expo, May 2010.

The Final Furlong (Posted 26th May 2010)

What's finished?

* Upper arm guards
* Leg/thigh guards
* Pauldrons
* Skirt
* Gauntlets
* Helmet
* Halberd
* Sword
* Breastplate front and back
* Foot armour
* Scabbard

Just needing to be varnished...
* Greaves

The Final Stages (Posted 22nd May 2010)

What's finished so far...

* Upper arm guards
* Leg/thigh guards
* Pauldrons
* Skirt

What's nearly finished....

* Gauntlets
* Helmet
* Halberd
* Sword
* Breastplate front and back

What needs the most work....

* Greaves
* Foot armour
* Scabbard

Almost there!

The pressure is on! (Posted 17th May 2010)

I'm going to have to do some earlier mornings and some later nights now.
It's coming together bit by bit, but heck it's frustrating me so much and actually making me angry. It'll all be worth it in the end - I hope.

The leg guard dangley things are done, as shown... (Posted 6th May 2010)

And there's still a lot more to do on the rest of it with the decoration!

The Armour is MADE (Posted 30th April 2010)

Yes, that's right. It has all been constructed now.
It's just a case of decorating it all (and doing the skirt, painting the halberd, and making the sword and scabbard).

The End of the Construction is Nigh! (Posted 29th April 2010)

I am almost finished with making the armour. Then! It's mainly all the cosmetic work on everything to do/finish, and the sword scabbard to make (the sword is half made currently).

Fed up (Posted 20th April 2010)

This costume is taking it's toll on me and has turned out to be very expensive in the long run. I've spent too much on it to not get it done now, so I'm working on this like MAD!

In the middle of things (Posted 26th February 2010)

Ok, so the main bulk of the work is under way. The helmet is almost ready to be painted, the skirt detailing is coming along, and the making of the armour is gradually beginning to show results.

Gathering materials 1 (Posted 9th November 2009)

Wonderflex sheet (jumbo) - check.
I've also bought a white skirt to modify, a telescopic landing net handle for the spear, a pack of balloons to get rounded armour effects with, and some spray paint for the spear handle.

I also need to get golden eyelets, gold and purple fabric paint, purple, black, silver and gold acrylic paint, a large batch of funky foam...and an array of other things too...oh yeah, and a HUGE amount of that rare but priceless thing called patience. x_x'

Planning Stages (Posted 26th October 2009)

I am currently working on the preparations for this costume.
After the difficulties in making Rose's standard costume from The Legend of Dragoon, I am considering my options for creating this armour which will prove more challenging.