Efia
 


Costume :Morrigan Aensland
Source :DarkStalkers
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2008


Costume Photos

Full Length Shot

Windswept

Superior Pose

Taking It Easy

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Morrigan Aensland Reference

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £140
Time Taken : 2 Weeks

Description
I originally planned to have Morrigan ready for Amecon 2008, but just two weeks before the MCM Expo in May I discovered I'd need Morrigan ready a lot sooner for an earlier debut!

Despite all of the rushing and all of the stress, I was really pleased with how Morrigan came together and I had such fun wearing the costume ^_^ It was my first time wearing contacts too, but I'm now a convert and will be buying a different coloured pair for every costume that now calls for it lol. I also had a small pair of moulded vampire fangs to wear, just to add to Morrigan's demonic look :-)

I made the costume in two parts. Morrigan wears a black skin tight body suit, but I decided to go along the two piece route, wearing a black leather corset for the top half and creating a pair of elasticed bottoms for the lower half :-) It was my first time working with elastic but it was fun and fairly easy to do ^_^ Anyway, I went with the corset because of the wings. I was determined to have a pair of back wings that supported themselves and very fairly sturdy, unlike other Morrigan cosplayers I've seen who go for light, loose wings which they hold up themselves, or attach 'invisible' thread to so that the wings appear to move when they move their arms. But I didn't want to have to throw my arms out this way or that for photoshoots, just to make sure my wings were spread. The easiest way I could think of for having self supported wings, was to create a harness that slipped under the lacing at the back of a corset, so that when the corset was pulled tight around me, the wings would be held firmly in place against my back. And somehow, miraculously, it worked! ^___^

The wings were made from copper tubing and metal coat hangers, and involved some soldering at the joints to add strength, and a little bit of duct tape too. It's quickly becoming an essential cosplaying tool of mine lol. The head wings were created in a similar way, with metal coat hangers, and threaded through the wig cap and attached to a head band beneath :-) Meanwhile the bat detail on the tights were hand painted on by Sjbonnar, thank you honey!

This is the first costume I've been able to use my new sewing machine on, but unfortunately the back wings still required a lot of hand stitching! The Expo was so packed with people who kept knocking into them all day that I spent most of the time outside where there was more space, but my right wing still took a bit of a beating and will require a repair job before Amecon :-(

And although Morrigan didn't win any prizes at Expo, it's still one of my favourite costumes as it's so much fun to wear ^_^ Morrigan wasn't as well recognised as I thought she would be, but she still seemed to attract quite a few photographs from people who didn't know who she was, I guess because her style is quite unusual and eyecatching :-)

Now all I need to complete her look is a Lilith! Anybody fancy joining me at Amecon? ^_^

Comments

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are you really going to do this cosplay =0
ur going to get total faned boyed to death if u do lols

by grayskull8 on Friday, 2 November, 2007 - 16:49
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lol I really have been meaning to do it for ages! After last year's October Expo I wanted to do it for May but my cosplaying skills were still not up to scratch back then ^_^'

But Morrigan's awesome. So awesome I even had a big sexy pic of her up on my bedroom wall o_0 lol Had to take that down when I moved back home from uni, eheh ^_^'

by Efia on Friday, 2 November, 2007 - 16:59
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well with ur skills u showen with ur latist cosplay this sould look amzing cant wait to see how it look. what con do you think your have it finshed by
ps do u have msn?

grayskull8

by grayskull8 on Friday, 2 November, 2007 - 17:20
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I'd like to have it finished for the May Expo in London :-) And yes I have MSN! I don't use it very often though ^_^' But I will be on soon to try and catch up with you ^_^

by Efia on Friday, 2 November, 2007 - 23:53

:D good luckisies! Especially with the wings! They look difficult ^^'
Looking forward to pictures from the expo when you're done :)

by Adamoluna on Thursday, 24 January, 2008 - 21:30
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Hah cool :P the morrigan costume has the most amusing headgear evah XD

by Ikkaku-kun on Saturday, 26 April, 2008 - 16:51
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Looks great Elsa, another fantastic job! You will take Amecon by storm!

by Leadmill on Saturday, 26 April, 2008 - 18:05

Holy crap wow, seriously aweosme. I cant wait to see this! Long time no see btw!

by Sora-Kun on Sunday, 27 April, 2008 - 22:58
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Yay more comments ^_^ Hopefully there'll be more progress pictures soon too! Thanks Matt, and Shaun! It's good to hear from you again :-)

by Efia on Tuesday, 29 April, 2008 - 12:05
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Uwaah. Efia you looked so awesome! ^^ i has a question though. i'm making a cosplay that needs similar wings, how did you attach the wings to the corset??
mine won't be a corset but i need ideas on how to effectively fix the wings onto my back without having like straps around my shoulders etc etc.... ¬3¬
<3

by Hexi on Thursday, 29 May, 2008 - 16:04
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You looked soooo good! Really sexy and the costume was awesome! <3

by Nocturnal Blossom on Thursday, 29 May, 2008 - 16:25
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Oh wow! Love the cosplay! :D Been wanting to cosplay as Morrigan myself, but I don't think I could do it this well! ^_^
Aww, wish I had a spot available for Amecon, would've loved to join you as Lilith! ^_^

by Mtani on Thursday, 29 May, 2008 - 17:27
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Thanks Hexi ^_^ And I attached the wings by making the harness slide underneath the lacing of the corset, so that once it was all pulled tight it was all secured pretty well against my back. I'm not sure how it would work without a corset :-\ What sort of top will you be wearing? I've got to think about this one myself as I'm hoping to make a small pair of angel wings to go with my ballgown for Amecon, which is strapless also ^_^'

Nocturnal Blossom, thank you for the lovely compliment! ^_^ I'm glad you like the costume :-)

And Mtani, I thought you were going to Amecon! :-( And I'm sure you'd make an awesome Morrigan also, I'd love to see!

by Efia on Sunday, 1 June, 2008 - 13:48
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I'm going to Amecon, but I've already got planned cosplays for all the days.. ^_^' Would love to join in some other time if you decide to reuse your Morrigan ^^

ooh! Angel wings on Amecon ball gown?! Looks like I won't be alone then! XD If I manage to make them that is, it will be my first pair XD ..wonder how big they will allow them to be?

by Mtani on Sunday, 1 June, 2008 - 22:10
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I'm not sure ^_^' I think the limit at the actual Amecon event is 3 feet, which leaves me a bit screwed as my Morrigan wings are about 4'...lol I guess I'll see if I can stretch the limit a bit and get away with it ^_^'

And yeah, I've got a gorgeous ball gown and I'm hoping to be able to combine it with a cosplay character without detracting from the dress :-) So I'm thinking of doing my Alexiel cosplay, ball gown-style with long black gloves, her head band and three small feathered wings too ^_^

It's a pity you've got plans already but I'm sure Morrigan will have another outing one day in the future :-) You're doing Nia one day at Ame aren't you? I absolutely can't wait to see that!

by Efia on Monday, 2 June, 2008 - 20:24
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Lovely lovely costume *__* The wings are just brilliant...
How on earth do you get a costume to look so PERFECT <3

by LittlePidgey4 on Sunday, 15 June, 2008 - 18:31
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It was by no means perfect ^_^' But I did my best and I'm glad that it seemed to come out looking fairly accurate =^_^= Thank you!

by Efia on Monday, 16 June, 2008 - 15:28
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ahh wow :D

by 1000014 on Thursday, 10 July, 2008 - 01:38
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Morrigan is my favourite Darkstalker's character and were so beautiful and fantastic as her! :D
If I was slim enough I would go as Lilith but I have a long way to go ^^;

by Manga Girl on Saturday, 9 August, 2008 - 20:43
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You...look...hot...umm, I mean awesome. ^o^v

If it was Lillith...I'm running away. ^^;

by Mangamad on Wednesday, 22 October, 2008 - 00:01
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I remember you! I was seras at May expo- nice to see you again!

Sorry I saw you again October sunday, but didn't realise it was you.

-Tab

by Uber-Nerd on Monday, 17 November, 2008 - 07:48
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ToTaL MaJoR HoTnEsS!!!!

by Prince Zarbon on Saturday, 10 January, 2009 - 03:09
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Wow! fab cosplay. Love the wings on the outfit and the wig.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 30 June, 2009 - 03:21
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why have i not seen this before hand ? morrigan is awesome done a great job

by Defrain on Sunday, 6 September, 2009 - 08:20
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Wooowwww you look really pretty! I love the corset, the heart in it is adorable <3

by Yuka on Thursday, 28 January, 2010 - 20:55
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Love the costume and the poses!

by Blue-Dahlia on Wednesday, 7 July, 2010 - 00:45