Costume :Abel Nightroad
Variant :White Jacket (AX early years) from the Thores Shibamoto Artbook
Source :Trinity Blood
Progress :In Progress
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

Abel Rosary

Armour Cuffs

Gloves 3

Gloves 2

Gloves 1

Cosplay ref 2

Cosplay ref 1


Costume Information

Cost : £45
Time Taken : 1 month

I really like this version of Abel as it is quite simple compared to the other versions.

I've made lots of jackets for my old theatre job so making this one should be straight forward (Of course now that I've typed that my machine will self combust will I make it).

I love the look of the outfit and Abel is such a fab character to cosplay as.


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This is just going to be awesome! All your Abel's are fantastic~

by Demented Kid on Monday, 1 June, 2009 - 19:01
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this is be stunning i can't wait to see ^.^

by Toshi-chan on Wednesday, 3 June, 2009 - 18:31
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Can't wait to see you at ayacon!

by KhaosKreator on Wednesday, 3 June, 2009 - 19:11
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HOMG~ I will so redo Caterina for this cosplay!!! *HUGS*

by Uni on Monday, 22 June, 2009 - 14:08
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@Uni, That would so awesome if you could. It would nice to have a mini group get together with the AX early years. *hugs back*

by Sephirayne on Monday, 22 June, 2009 - 14:53
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hells yea! When are you wearing it at Ayacon? I could bring Caterina along~

by Uni on Monday, 22 June, 2009 - 15:30
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I was planning to wear it Sat night after I've done my Safer Seph.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 22 June, 2009 - 15:52
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Nice one. I love Abel.

by SlimDefinition on Saturday, 4 July, 2009 - 16:31
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=O awesome, I love Abel he's so cool 8D cant wait to see pics hun~!

by OrgXIII-Namine on Friday, 10 July, 2009 - 14:51
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Thanks guys. Its looking now that he might make Amecon 2010 afterall. My brother may have some left over belt leather that I can nab. If I can then Abel will be going ;)

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 29 June, 2010 - 01:41
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N'aww, the progress is fantastic! Wish i could be Caterina again ;___; Though i am tempted by Kate's blue nun habit! : o

Eitherway cannot wait to see this~

by Uni on Friday, 23 July, 2010 - 08:03
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Thanks hun. It would be awesome to see you as either young Caterina or Kate. I think Kate's blue outfit is rather cute and would suit you. Gutted that I never got to see your young Cat in person. XXX

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 24 July, 2010 - 22:20

ooh, havent seen this before. Progress is looking great, will be wanting pictures! :3

by Adamoluna on Tuesday, 27 July, 2010 - 19:53
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Thank you guys. There is a possibility that this is being moved forward to May Expo at the request of some Europe based TB cosplayers who are coming over for the Expo. WIN!!

by Sephirayne on Friday, 7 January, 2011 - 11:42
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Nyeeeeeeee cannot wait to see you do this too! *flails like an utter lunatic*

by Minxie on Tuesday, 28 June, 2011 - 21:44
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Awww, thank you ever so much ;).

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 29 June, 2011 - 19:29
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everything looks great so far!

by Leolarua on Tuesday, 4 October, 2011 - 16:06
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Thank you ever so much ;).

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 11 October, 2011 - 15:53
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That armour looks awesome. Is that just craft foam or something? Looks authentic!
Thanks for the comment on Beatrix.

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 17 October, 2011 - 18:53
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Thanks ever so much hun.

The armour is actually made from Cintra(Sintra. Also known as foam PVC. Its used for sign making. I pretty much use it for all my armour.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 17 October, 2011 - 19:12
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oh my god this is gonna be mind blowing!! Looking forward to hopefully seeing it in person!

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 17 October, 2011 - 19:31
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Thank you ever so much.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 18 November, 2011 - 21:07
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This is my favorite version of Abel!!! can't wait to see it finished!
Is sintra difficult to work with? your armour always looks amazing

by Einmyria on Sunday, 20 November, 2011 - 23:14
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Thank you ever so much. No Sintra isn't that hard to work with. You do need a heat gun and a multi tool for it. Best for someone who does have some experience with armour making.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 22 November, 2011 - 03:14
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This does look like it will be a natural for you. Looking forward to seeing the full get up.

by Joshua on Wednesday, 1 February, 2012 - 22:01
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Thank you ever so much, Joshua.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 5 February, 2012 - 20:56
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Those cuffs and gloves look amazing *_*

by rocksanie on Friday, 16 March, 2012 - 16:04
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Thank you ever so much ;)

by Sephirayne on Monday, 19 March, 2012 - 17:23
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So looking forward to seeing this! Amazing

by Reagen_Winged on Wednesday, 6 June, 2012 - 21:28
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Thank you ever so much ^^

by Sephirayne on Friday, 8 June, 2012 - 14:20
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Your trinity blood stuff never fails to amaze me <3

by Emzone on Friday, 28 March, 2014 - 20:23
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Thank you ever so much hun ♥

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 1 April, 2014 - 21:13

To-Do List

Make Jacket HighIn Progress
Make belt MediumIn Progress
Make Rosary LowComplete
Decorate Gloves LowComplete
Get trousersLowComplete
Get black top to wear under the jacketLowComplete
Make armour cuffs and collar LowComplete

Shopping List

White fabric (don't have quite enough in stock)£13.50Bought
White lining£12.00Bought
Black trim for jacket£2.90Bought
Two black large belts £10.00Bought
Gold clips for belts£2.95Bought


Jacket collar disaster and remake (Posted 1st June 2012)

The pattern I had been using for the jacket isn't one I had used before so I had no idea how it was going to look. Sadly, the collar is awful. It doesn't sit right and pulls on the neckline really badly. Test ran it on a mock up and it is definitely a fault in the pattern design. So I've design a new collar. Sadly, the old collar has messed up the neckline so I can't just attach the new collar. I'm going to have to remake the whole top half. Thankfully it comes in two halves and the sleeves are easy to rescue. Hopefully, it shouldn't take too long to remake.

Jacket Progress (Posted 31st March 2012)

Getting some progress done on the jacket. The top half is put together with the two pocket flaps (Oh! so many pocket flaps XD). The trim is being added as I go. I'm making adjustments as I go as currently I'm fluctuating quite a lot in weight. Thankfully, the pattern I had chosen is good at allowing me chances to adjust without slowing me down too much.

Rosary Complete (Posted 20th March 2012)

The completed rosary. I had completed it a while a go but haven't had chance to take pics of it until now.

This was an extremely low budget prop project as I didn't have much spare budget at the time. My previous rosary had broke and I didn't have much time to make a replacement. I am pleased with how it turned out. Might re-build it properly at a later date when I have more time to put into it. I would much prefer to have made it more detailed.

The center piece is made from a spare piece of Sintra/Foamlux PVC left over from Abel's armour. I shaped it using a Dremel multi-tool. I then added the details in craft foam. The necklace parts where made from a plastic tube that was cut into sections. Each piece then had Wonderflex added (left over from Abel's Pauldron) to create the right shape then Milliputt modeling putty finished each one. They were connected together with a strong piece of cord. The cross itself was made from thin pieces of Sintra with details added in light weight plastic sheeting. Gems finished the look. The whole piece was then sealed with a couple of layers of PVA glue mix (1:1 with water). Finally it was painted with dry brushing on gold over a black primer. It was then finished with acrylic varnish.

The whole piece took about four to five days to make.

The rosary continued (Posted 20th November 2011)

Nearly done on the rosary. Its no where near as detailed as I would have liked but very little time and budget it will have to do. I'm most likely to replace it at a later date when I have a better budget and time.

Armour Cuffs 3 (Posted 3rd October 2011)

Just finished the final touch ups on the cuffs and I'm pleased with how they turned out.

Now to work on the neck cuff and belt.

Armour Cuffs 2 (Posted 3rd October 2011)

Progress went well on these. Here is a pic showing the detail being added before painting. I used jewellery beads for the decoration. Velcro is added as a way to attach to the costume.

Armour cuffs 1 (Posted 29th September 2011)

Taking a break from sewing to start work on the armour cuffs.

I'm using my material of choice Sintra/foam PVC sheet. I've cut out two pieces with my Dremel and then shaped them to fit nicely on the jacket cuff. I used a heat gun to help with shaping. Once cooled I then sand them to give a smooth finish.

Then its decorating time.

Pic shows cut piece near the bottom that has yet to be shaped. Near it is the other piece that has been shaped ready for sanding. Next to that is the glass jar I use to help mould smaller pieces. I always use white as its easier to mark where I want the cut line to be.

Jacket started (Posted 27th September 2011)

My brother got hold of a really good jacket pattern in a sale that was a much better shape than the one I had so I'll combine both patterns together. Currently setting the pattern pieces ready to do a test run before cutting it out in the main fabric.

The rosary (Posted 11th June 2010)

Although this will be for all of my Abel costumes I'm going to be doing the WIP journal and pics here.

Started on the roasry while I wait for my brother to resupply my Armour matrieals for Cain/Sephiroth. I've made all the links individuallly out of plastic tubing. I have then added thin strips of Wonderflex which are then covered with Milliput.

I have now just finished cutting the centerpiece that sits near the top. It is made from Foamex PVC (Cintra). Even for its size I found it not to bad to cut. I cut it using my awesome Dremel multitool and then shaped the spikes with the sanding bit of my Dremel.

The next step is to re-build Lillith's cross. This might be fiddly due to the amount of detail on it. My old one is now falling apart (I'm not going to use fibre glass again for detailed prop work).

Once that is done its then painting and finishing.

(sorry for poor photo quality my camera is dying)

Gloves completed (Posted 21st June 2009)

The gloves are now completed. I ended up changing to the fabric gloves as hand embroidering leather proved to be tricker than I thought.

Mangaged to score some belt leather of my brother which hopefully will work for the over the sholder section of the belt.

The gloves of pretty (Posted 3rd June 2009)

Got the gloves and started on the applique on the back of them. Its tricky working in leather so I'm being very careful. I do have to keep stopping to re-moasture my hands as leather can really dry the hands out whilst working by hand. I hope to work on the belt next.

The rosary will hopefully be complete in the next couple of days. I'm finishing it for the artbook AX. I can then use it for any of his other outfits.