|Cost :||Approx £300-350|
|Awards :||2nd Place in the girls section - Digital Vizualisations|
|Time Taken :||7 months|
|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.
* 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!)
|Make leg and foot armour||High||Complete|
|Make armour arm-bands (wonderflex?)||High||Complete|
|Buy Wonderflex (jumbo)||High||Complete|
|Create helmet (card, foam, papiermache)||High||Complete|
|Modify white skirt to suit valkyrie drape||High||Complete|
|Punch eyelets into the hem of the skirt + make leaf dangles||High||Complete|
|Buy a large batch of A3 funky foam||High||Complete|
|Make/decorate leg guard dangles||High||Complete|
|Papier mache and paint scabbard||High||Complete|
|Create armour from wonderflex||High||Complete|
|Paint spear/halberd head||High||Complete|
|Paint and decorate the wonderflex armour||High||Complete|
|Make scabbard for sword (wonderflex or foam?)||High||Complete|
|Buy heavy duty velcro strips and spots (large) for attaching armour.||Medium||Complete|
|Buy long white skirt to modify into the valkyrie's drape||Medium||Complete|
|Buy telescopic pole for halberd/spear handle||Medium||Complete|
|Buy gold/silver spray paint||Medium||Complete|
|Spray paint halberd/spear handle||Medium||Complete|
|Tidy up the long black wig||Low||Complete|
|Find and buy purple fingerless gloves||Low||Complete|
The Final Furlong (Posted 26th May 2010)
* Upper arm guards
Just needing to be varnished...
The Final Stages (Posted 22nd May 2010)
What's finished so far...
* Upper arm guards
What's nearly finished....
What needs the most work....
The pressure is on! (Posted 17th May 2010)
I'm going to have to do some earlier mornings and some later nights now.
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.
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 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.