Costume :Hecate
Variant :original anime form
Source :Shakugan no Shana
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Oct 2009

Costume Photos

an old expo photo I found

At Expo :)

finished costume from the front

finished costume from the back



Costume Information

Cost : hmmm i'd estimate about 70 at least. don't really want to know!
Awards : short-listed for mcm oct 09 viz comp if that counts
Time Taken : don't want to add it all up but it was a long time!

My second cosplay but I'd rather think of it as my first proper one since I'm not happy with how the first one turned out! This is much better. Pity it was far too hot wondering around wearing 3 layers a hat and a wig!


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AWSOME XD, I've been wanting someone to cosplay Hecate for aaaages. Shakugan no Shana really does need cosplayed from more

by nanahara on Wednesday, 21 October, 2009 - 12:33
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This is ace! Great to see yet another Shana cosplay!

by Bambi. on Thursday, 14 January, 2010 - 22:52
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awesome Hecate cosplay ^_^

by Charlotte-chan on Thursday, 18 February, 2010 - 22:40
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Love the cosplay :D
I saw a little of this anime when it first came out

by My__RoadOfBlood on Tuesday, 17 August, 2010 - 01:19
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This is great. There realluy arent enough people that cosplay from Shakugan no shana. Its such a shame as its a great series.

by Bangus on Thursday, 2 September, 2010 - 21:56
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I know I've commented already but you make such a great Hecate.
Outfit looks really great! :)

by Bambi. on Thursday, 2 December, 2010 - 14:59

To-Do List

hat - paint baubels, construct framwork for fabric.HighComplete
make cloaks (long and short)HighComplete
construct hatHighComplete
paint pattern onto long cloakMediumComplete
buy wigMediumComplete
buy red socksLowComplete
paint red cross on back of short cloakLowComplete
add velcro fastenings to cloaksLowComplete
make earrings and similar attatchments for hat and dress.LowComplete


short-list (Posted 31st May 2010)

I never checked before but i just found out from the flikr site that this costume made the short-list for the London MCM October '09 comp! Pretty chuffed! XD

too hot! (Posted 12th November 2009)

oh my god was i roasting in this costume! if i wear it again it'll have to be only on the sunday at the october one. far too hot on the saturday as there were more people around and if i can't wear it in october then may is out of the question!
at least it looks pretty good except for the being a bit off.

Finsihed! XD (Posted 23rd October 2009)

Phew! Completed 9pm Thursday, when i'm leaving for London tomorrow right after lectures finish! Cutting it a little close and certainly to the neglect of my uni work! This is only my second cosplay and I'm really really pleased with it. Unfortunately i can't take credit for the original construction of the two cloaks and the dress as they were made by my wonderful mother due to my absolutely hopeless sewing skills! All the details, the hat, the shoes and the cloak patterns are me however.
I'm going to wear this more than once as it cost me so much and i think for next time i'll try and make the staff to go with it and also remake the hat so the shape is more accurate (i simply did not have time to do a better job of it this time round.) There is also a line missing from the cloak pattern which i didn't realize till it was too late to add it and i'd run out of gold paint!
Anyway, hope everyone at expo likes this! :)